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   American Bar Association War Powers Study Papers 1970-1984.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); American Bar Association War Power Studies Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Bib ID:4079318 View CLIO record
Creator(s):American Bar Association.
Title:American Bar Association War Powers Study Papers 1970-1984.
Physical description:23 linear ft. (ca.17,500 items in 55 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Correspondence and Financial Records, 1970-1977, Box 1a; Correspondence re. Application for Research Positions (PRTS) & Volume 1. Chapter 1 Drafts, Box 1b; Volume 1. Chapters 1-5, Boxes 2-11; Volume 1. Miscellaneous Working Papers, Boxes 12-14; Volume II. Working Papers: Executive History Incident Memoranda, Boxes 15-18; Volume II. Working Papers: Summary of Congress, Box 19-24; Volume II. Preface, etc. and Chapters 1-4, Boxes 25-32; Volume II. Revised Master Proof, etc., Box 33; Volume II. Miscellaneous Working Papers, Boxes 34 & 35; Volume II. Working Papers: Presidnetial Administrations, Boxes 36-46; Volume II. Working Papers: Events, Boxes 47-51; Post Volume II. Working Papers: Events, Boxes 52-54.

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, typescripts, manuscript notes, proofs, photocopies of original letters, manuscripts, documents, and other supporting materials used in the research, writing and publication of the American Bar Association's "War Powers Study." The correspondence and memoranda include applications for research positions with the project and communications among the project staff. By far the majority of the papers consist of heavily corrected manuscripts and typescript drafts of each chapter for the multi-volume series entitled: WAR, FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND CONSTITUTIONAL POWERS (Cambridge, Mass., Ballinger, 1976- ). Each chapter's drafts are followed by extensive working papers which include research papers written by the staff, photocopies and transcripts of original letters, manuscripts and documents, inventories and calendars of historical documents, and excerpts from printed sources.

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Using the Collection

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 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); American Bar Association War Power Studies Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 03/22/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2011-12-15 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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Subject Headings

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American Bar Association.--Fund for Public Education.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--School of Law.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Constitutional law--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gift of the American Bar Association, 1981-1990.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Henry, Milton.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Law--Research--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Presidents--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sofaer, Abraham D.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sterling, Enid.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tondel, Lyman M.,--Jr.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States.--Congress.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
War and emergency powers--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

In 1971 the American Bar Association formed a committee to prepare a study "...on the respective powers under the Constitution of the President and of the Congress to enter into and conduct war." The committee was chaired by Lyman M. Tondel, Jr. and the project was funded by the Association's Fund for Public Education which in turn contracted with Columbia University to carry out the study. The staff included Abraham D. Sofaer, Project Director and Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia since 1969; Professor Milton Henry, Project Historian; Enid Sterling, Research Associate; and Columbia University Law School students who did background research and writing for the project.

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