Collection Summary

Creator: Jones, Harry LeRoy
Title: The Papers of Harry LeRoy Jones
Accession: MSS 85-7
Description: 54 boxes; 22.1 linear feet
Location: This collection is stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections before your visit to ensure your papers are available.
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Collection Description & Arrangement

Harry LeRoy Jones gave his papers to the University of Virginia Law Library in May of 1985, and there are no restrictions on their use. The files were moved to the library from the Jones home where they had been stored since his retirement. Much of the collection was in labelled folders, and the original labels, where accurate, were transcribed when folder contents were placed in new folders. Some re-naming of folders was necessary for the sake of consistency, and decisions were made concerning description and location for material found loose or in unlabelled folders. Unannotated printed material was listed and removed from the collection.

The papers are contained in 51 boxes (22.1 linear feet) and span the years 1917- (1934-66) -1975. The bulk of the collection, Series I, concerns Jones' work in the Justice Department from the late thirties to the early fifties, although his entire career there (1934-1959) is documented. Series II contains the record of Jones' work on international judicial assistance, 1950-1966, with some copies of documents dating from the thirties. Jones kept a "Personal Correspondence File" which dates from 1917 through the 1960's, and these files along with newsclippings constitute Series III.

 

SERIES DESCRIPTION

Series I (Boxes 1-41): records of the Justice Department period, provide a thorough view of Jones' work in his several assignments during a time of turmoil and transition for the Alien Property Division. There are administrative files -- interoffice memoranda, budget and personnel files, reports, etc. -- showing how the office was run. Because he was chief of the litigation and claims divisions for a long time, there is a great deal of documentation on the cases in which the department was involved.

The case files (Boxes 5-13) vary in their thoroughness. Of special interest are the gold cases (15 folders); the I.G. Chemie case, General Aniline Film v. Markham) and subsequent Interhandel case (Switzerland v. U.S.) (3 folders); the Hackfeld case (Rodiek v. U.S.) (2 folders); Standard Oil v. Markham (7 folders); and Von Clemm v. Smith and International Mortagage and Investment Corp. (3 folders). In addition, there is extensive correspondence about litigation, some of it concerning the administration of cases, much of it case strategy. Boxes 31 and 32 contain litigation correspondence, but discussions of cases are by no means limited to these files. A researcher interested in a particular case should examine other correspondence files, such as interoffice memoranda, the personal office files, legislation material and perhaps administrative files for the appropriate years, in order to do an exhaustive search. Although there is little case material on Rodiek v. U.S., for example, this important and lengthy case is mentioned throughout the Series I files and personal correspondence. In addition, there are numbered opinions of the division's general counsel regarding the vesting of enemy property in the war years (Boxes 33-36), and correspondence and decisions regarding claims brought in the periods before and during the time Jones was Chief Hearing Examiner (Boxes 13-17).

Another large group of files in Series I (Boxes 25-30) concerns legislation which Jones was in charge of drafting. These documents relate almost entirely to the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917, a frequent source of dissatisfaction to the Justice Department. These boxes contain drafts of proposed legislation and related correspondence, as well as a great deal of correspondence and internal memoranda regarding the Justice Department's procedures in the absence of legislative changes. Jones' papers document repeated unsuccessful efforts, into the 1950's, to replace this World War I legislation. Although the TWEA has been amended numerous times, it has not yet been repealed.

 

Series II (Boxes 42-49) consists of records of the various projects Jones undertook relating to the subject of international judicial assistance, the major one being the directorship of the Commission on International Rules of Judicial Procedure (CIRJP) in the early sixties. These files document the establishment and output of the CIRJP. Jones also worked with other organizations such as the Judicial Conference of the U.S. and several international groups in an effort to promote judicial assistance.

 

Series III contains the correspondence (Boxes 49-51) Jones earmarked "personal," although it is largely work-related; practically none of it concerns Jones' personal, private life. Occasional correspondents were Homer Cummings, Sherman Minton, Herbert Wechsler, and John H. Wigmore, as well as numerous Justice Department colleagues he kept in touch with through the years. This series also contains material relating to speeches Jones gave and articles he wrote. Box 52 contains clippings dating from the 1930's to the 1970's, primarily about international affairs bearing on his work.

This collection will be useful to scholars interested in U.S. treatment of enemy property during the two world wars, and efforts after the second world war to establish better judicial cooperation among nations. Jones' papers thoroughly document the internal workings of the Justice Department's Alien Property Division over a 25-year period, as well as the struggle between Franklin Roosevelt's Justice and Treasury Departments over control of enemy property. There is no indication that Jones had to leave any of his files behind when he left the Justice Department. Since he had a pivotal position in his division, his records provide an exceptionally detailed and unrestricted view of his time and place in government service.

Biographical & Historical Information

Harry LeRoy Jones was born in 1895 in Summitville, Indiana. He took a B.A. degree from Indiana University in 1916 and immediately enrolled in law school at Northwestern University, but the following year his law study was interrupted when he was commissioned in the U.S. Army. He served first with the cavalry in Europe and then worked for the Judge Advocate General Department, leasing property for use of the Army and adjusting claims brought by French and German civilians. After resigning his commission in 1921, he returned to Northwestern and finished his law degree in 1922. While at Northwestern he met and married a fellow law student, Gladys Moon, and they settled in Chicago where he practiced law and lectured at his alma mater. In 1926 they moved to Washington, D.C., where Jones worked as a special attorney in the Bureau of Internal Revenue for three years. He went back into private practice but returned to government work in 1934, taking the post of Chief Attorney in the Justice Department's Alien Property Bureau.

Before World War II Jones was "responsible for all [the Bureau's] legal work, including litigation, claims, direction of administrative matters requiring legal handling and of the formulation of policy and legislation which involved contact with the other two Departments interested in Alien Property -- the Treasury and State Departments." (HLJ to Assistant Attorney General Shea, 30 October 1939, General Interoffice Memoranda, 1933-39, Box 22.) Most of the litigation stemmed from the Bureau's seizure of property during World War I under the guidelines set by the Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA). In addition Jones was given special assignments on New Deal litigation, such as the gold clause cases.

In early 1942 after the U.S. had entered the war, there was controversy within the executive branch over the handling of alien property, and as a result the bureau in Justice was reorganized. In a speech delivered during the 1950's Jones described this shakeup:
As you will remember, enemy property, during World War I, was demanded and seized, under Section 7(c), pursuant to a determination by the President's delegate, the Alien Property Custodian, that it was owned or held for an enemy. "Enemies" were defined, in Section 2, largely to be persons, irrespective of nationality, resident within the territory of a nation with which we were at war. A German national, resident outside of Germany, was not an enemy unless he was proclaimed to be such by the President. Section 5, which gave the President certain powers over wartime transactions in foreign exchange, etc. . . . was, again, amended in 1940 by enlarging the powers of currency control, which was delegated to the Treasury Department.
In March, 1942, the President established a new, World War II Alien Property Custodian, with a delegation of powers under Section 5(b), which he shared with the Secretary of the Treasury. (Undated speech delivered at "Fourth Summer Conference -- Cornell University Law School," in Speeches by HLJ, Box 51.)

Amid dissension and uncertainty the two Departments proceeded to seize enemy property and funds after the war began.

Jones was appointed first assistant and later chief of the Alien Property Litigation Section, supervising all litigation arising from the TWEA as administered by the Alien Property Custodian and the Secretary of the Treasury. Before the war he had been at work on proposals to revise the TWEA, and in 1942 after Justice's conflict with Treasury, even greater effort was put into changing the law. As soon as the war ended many claims against the government's vesting of enemy property poured in, and Jones was made assistant to the director in charge of foreign operations, i.e. the staff of lawyers sent overseas to do research for the government in these cases. In 1948 Jones was appointed Chief Hearing Examiner for Title Claims, the post he held until he left the Justice Department in 1959. In a 1953 letter to J. D. Bond, President of the Federal Trial Examiners Conference, Jones described the Hearing Examiners' powers and limitations:

Our hearings are of claims under Sections 9(a), 32 and 34 of the Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended. Our Hearing Examiners are not qualified under the Administrative Procedure Act, though you will note from Section 502.13(d) that we are given the hearing powers set forth in Section 7(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act. Adversary hearings were established in 1942, but Hearing Examiners were first appointed in 1947. Claims are docketed solely upon the initiative of the Chief of the Claims Branch, who is the "defendant" in each case. Neither the Hearing Examiners nor the claimants have any control of the docketing of claims. (Personal Office Correspondence, 1952-53, Box 51.)

In this letter Jones goes on to explain the inadequacy of the rules governing these hearings. Judicial assistance in international litigation remained the subject of paramount concern to him through the fifties and sixties. Besides writing and speaking on the subject, he served on a number of national and international committees studying the matter. When he left the Justice Department in 1959 he became the Director of the Commission on International Rules of Judicial Procedure established by Congress in 1958 and based at Columbia University. From 1966 to 1968 he served as executive director of the World Association of Judges. After his retirement Jones remained active in organizations concerned with international law.

Gladys, a journalist, sculptor and gardener, and Harry, a painter as well as lawyer, bought one of the oldest houses in Georgetown, 1310 34th Street, when they moved to Washington in the twenties, and that home remains in the family. They had two children, Susan Gouge and Tenley Jones. Gladys Moon Jones died in 1981, and Harry Leroy Jones, in 1986.

Acquisition Information

Date Received 1985
Donor Information Harry LeRoy Jones gave his papers to the University of Virginia Law Library in May of 1985.

Content List

SERIES I

Box 1:

  • 1946-47, Administrative Procedure Act: Notes
  • 1960-63, 69-76, Alien Property: Correspondence, clippings, etc. [2 folders]
  • n.d., Alien Property Custodian (A.P.C.): Bureau of Law Book [bound volume]
  • 1942-46, A.P.C.: Copies of correspondence
  • 1941-48, A.P.C.: Documents re wartime changes
  • 1942-45, A.P.C.: General orders [copy 1]

Box 2:

  • 1942-46, A.P.C.: General orders [copy 2]
  • 1943, A.P.C.: General orders 5, 6 and 20 and related memoranda
  • 1934, A.P.C.: List of real estate conveyed to Attorney General
  • 1942-44, A.P.C.: Special order 
  • 1942-46, A.P.C.'s Authority: Opinions to and from Attorney General; copies of opinions from
  • 1924-25 [2 folders]
  • 1949, "Alien Property Litigation in World War II," by Robert M. Vote
  • 1953, "Alien Property Protection in Time of Emergency," by Edward V. Saher
  • 1944, Alien Property Unit (A.P.U.): "A Brief Conspectus of the Work of the Alien Property Unit . . ."
  • 1942-44, -47, A.P.U. Executive Committee: Reports of meetings, memoranda and notes

Box 3:

  • 1917-1920, A.P.U.: Minutes of noontime staff conferences [transcript]
  • 1946-47, A.P.U.: Miscellaneous general orders
  • 1937, 1942-49, A.P.U. Organization: memoranda including "MI releases"
  • 1947-52, A.P.U. Organization: MI releases
  • 1942, A.P.U.: Report of audit
  • 1942-44, A.P.U.: Report of Litigation Unit [Vol. I, A – F]
  • 1938-39, A.P.U.: Reports

Box 4:

  • 1942-43, A.P.U.: Reports, primarily the Litigation Division
  • 1930, All States News Bureau: Newsletter and sample clippings
  • 1950, -65, A.B.A.: Miscellaneous documents re international law
  • 1947, "American Sabotage Awards against Germany of the Mixed Claims Commission"
  • 1945-46, -49, Budget [2 folders]
  • 1943-44, Cartels: Memoranda and report

Box 5:

  • Case Material: Alphabetical by Name of Case [78 folders] –
  • 1942, Aickelin [contains material re I. G. Farben case]
  • 1943-44, American Cutting Alloys v. General Electric: Correspondence
  • 1944, American Potash: Correspondence
  • 1948-54, Austro-Hungarian Bank: Correspondence
  • 1934-40, Argonaut Mining Co. v. U.S.: Records and briefs
  • 1942-43, Avery v. Silliman: Correspondence
  • 1962, Banco Nacional de Cuba v. Sabbatino: Memorandum
  • 1936-45, Bendix Aviation Corp. (American Bosch): Memoranda and correspondence
  • 1947, Bilhuber-Knoll: Correspondence
  • 1918-1936, British Public Trustee: Documents and notes for a number of German cases
  • 1943-44, California Alien Land Law: Correspondence
  • 1944-45, Chemical Foundation v. U.S.: Correspondence and material copied from a variety of sources
  • 1947, Clark v. Lavino and Co.: Opinion
  • 1943, Crowley v. Allen: Correspondence

Box 6:

  • 1939-45, Cummings v. Societe Suisse: Records and briefs [2 folders]
  • 1949, In re Dalinda; in re Lachmann: Records and briefs
  • 1932, Deutsche Gold and Silber v. Sutherland: Memorandum
  • 1945, Diehn Estate: Correspondence
  • 1942, Draeger Shipping Co. v. Crowley: Records, briefs, correspondence
  • 1947, Durand and Huguenin (formerly part of I.G. Chemie): Correspondence and notes
  • n.d., Gold Cases: Abstracts of decisions concerning currency
  • n.d., Gold Cases -- [Alaska Juneau Gold Mining?]: Notes for oral argument
  • 1935-36, -42, n.d., Gold Cases: Briefs and opinions

Box 7:

  • 1934-36, Gold Cases: Chronologies and outlines of cases
  • 1934-38, Gold Cases: Clippings
  • 1930-40, Gold Cases -- Dixie Terminal v. U.S.: Draft briefs, memoranda, etc.
  • 1933-37, Gold Cases: Memoranda re constitutional aspects of gold clause legislation [2 folders]
  • 1933-35, Gold Cases -- F. Eugene Nortz v. U.S.: Correspondence

Box 8:

  • 1934-35, Gold Cases -- Nortz v. U.S.: Records and briefs [2 folders]
  • 1934; 1938, Gold Cases -- Perry v. U.S.: Notes, memoranda, briefs
  • 1934-38, Gold Cases: Working files, i.e., memoranda, notes, clippings, and printed matter [4 folders]

Box 9:

  • 1943, Gruber v. First National Bank of Portland: Records and briefs
  • 1943, Harbach Estate: Petition, accounts, correspondence
  • 1944, Hartmann v. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia: Motion to dismiss, correspondence
  • 1935-37, Henkels v. Sutherland: Memoranda
  • 1942-43, Houghton Mifflin v. Stackpole: Correspondence and printed matter
  • 1958, 1962, Interhandel (Switzerland v. U.S.): Observations and memorial
  • 1945-48, I.G. Chemie (General Aniline Film v. Markham): Correspondence
  • 1947, I.G. Chemie: Document from Farben trial at Nuremberg
  • 1946, Kind v. Markham: Memoranda and opinion
  • 1946, Lamont, et. al. v. Travelers Insurance Co.: Records, briefs, correspondence
  • 1946, Littell and Marks v. Markham: Correspondence and notes
  • 1945, Markham v. Kallimanis: Correspondence
  • 1952-53, Miscellaneous Decisions, with some records and briefs, re residence
  • 1954, n.d., Notes re various cases

Box 10:

  • 1936, Ordmann v. Cummings : Memorandum
  • 1944, Precious Stone Dealers v. Crowley and Pioneer: Note
  • 1942-45, Records, briefs and opinions for various cases
  • 1937, Reichsbank Case: Opinion re legal statue by Heinrich D. Kronstein in German and English
  • 1957-58, Reisner v. Solvent Account of Schering-Kahlbaum: Records, briefs, correspondence
  • 1934-43, Rodiek (Hackfeld) v. U.S.: Annotated records and briefs [2 folders]

Box 11:

  • 1944, Schering v. Gilbert, et. al.: Opinion and correspondence
  • 1960-61, Sperry Rand v. Sunbeam: Consulting correspondence
  • 1942-47, Standard Oil Co., et. al. v. Markham: Correspondence and McNulty's notes [3 folders]
  • 1943-44, Standard Oil v. Markham: Memoranda [2 folders]
  • 1944-46, Standard Oil v. Markham: Carbons of court papers [some in draft form]

Box 12:

  • 1942-45, Standard Oil v. Markham: Records and briefs
  • 1942, Sumitomo Bank of Seattle, et. al. v. Utterback: Summons and affidavit
  • 1947, Superheater Case: Agreement and memoranda
  • 1946, Swiss Bank Corp. v. Markham
  • 1943, Telkes v. Hungarian National Museum: Records and briefs
  • 1945, Trent Trust Co.: Memoranda
  • 1942, U.S. v. Rohm and Haas: Indictment
  • 1945-47, U.S. v. Silliman: Notes and correspondence
  • n.d., U.S. v. U.S. Alkali Export Ass'n, et. al.: Draft letter and complaint
  • 1959-66, Von Clemm v. Smith and I.M.C.: Correspondence
  • 1955-66, Von Clemm v. Smith and I.M.C. (and related cases): Records and briefs

Box 13:

  • 1961-66, n.d., Von Clemm v. Smith and I.M.C.: Records and briefs
  • n.d., Yasui Cases: Oral argument and notes Chapman, Leland L: Correspondence re expenses
  • 1944, "Civil Affairs Guides -- Preservation and Use of Key Records in Germany", War Department pamphlet
  • 1946, Claim for La Societe des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique
  • 1936-39, Claim against U.S.S.R.
  • 1943-47, Claims Correspondence
  • 1943-50, Claims Correspondence A - C [filed by name of claimant or representative]

Box 14:

  • 1943-50, Claims Correspondence D - R [3 folders]
  • 1943-51, Claims Correspondence A - U, filed by name of staff correspondent [2 folders]
  • 1949-55, Claims Decisions (A - F) of HLJ, Chief Hearing Examiner

Box 15:

  • 1948-56, Claims Decisions (G - W) of HLJ [3 folders]
  • 1952-58, Claims Decisions (A - F) from Various Courts [2 folders]

Box 16:

  • 1944-59, Claims Decisions (I - W) from Various Courts [3 folders]
  • 1947, Claims Division: Documents re procedure regulations
  • 1947-50, Claims Division: Legal Memoranda (numbered)
  • 1952-58, Claims Division: Memoranda (primarily Hearing Examiner)
  • 1946, Claims Division: Memoranda to R.L. Werner
  • 1941, Claims Division: Reports on French Claims
  • 1946-47, Claims Division: Reports of staff meetings
  • 1944-45, Claims Division: Returns

Box 17:

  • 1937-48, Claims Litigation Procedure: Memoranda, notes, etc. [2 folders]
  • 1934-38, Claims Memoranda [2 folders]
  • 1947-49, Claims Memoranda for David Bazelon
  • 1945-47, Claims Memoranda for John F. Sonnett
  • 1946-47, Cook, Donald C.: Memoranda re cases
  • 1942-47, Criminal Division Memoranda

Box 18:

  • 1963-64, Cuba Northern Railways Co.: Correspondence
  • 1943-46, Customs Matters
  • 1929-30, Democratic National Committee
  • 1941-57, n.d., Enemy Status: Notes, memoranda and opinions [3 folders]
  • 1917-57, Enemy Status: Records and briefs and other related printed material
  • 1942-44, Enemy Vessels Seized in World War II: Correspondence and court documents
  • 1917-48, -55, Executive Orders [chronological file]

Box 19:

  • 1935-43, Executive Orders and related Memoranda
  • 1934-36, -42-44, Executive Orders: Interoffice memoranda and drafts [2 folders]
  • 1943-47, F.B.I. Correspondence re people involved in the A.P.U.'s cases
  • 1944, Finland: Finnish interests in U.S.
  • 1945, -47, Foreign Economic Administration: Material re Germany

Box 20:

  • 1941, Foreign Funds Control: Copies of Department of Treasury documents [6 folders]

Box 21:

  • 1941, Foreign Funds Control: Copies of DOT documents [2 folders]
  • 1942-48, Foreign Funds Control: Copies of DOT documents [2 folders]
  • 1947-50, Foreign Funds Control: Papers re administration
  • 1942, n.d., Forms

Box 22:

  • 1935, -39, -46, General Interoffice Correspondence while HLJ was in Europe [3 folders]
  • 1946-48, General Interoffice Correspondence between HLJ and Daniel McGrath (Berlin)
  • 1947-48, General Interoffice Correspondence primarily re overseas mission
  • 1933-42, General Interoffice Memoranda [3 folders]

Box 23:

  • 1943-59, General Interoffice Memoranda [6 folders]
  • 1934-37, German Claims: Interest on uninvested 20%

Box 24:

  • 1947, n.d., German Enemy Assets: Draft agreement
  • 1950, German Enemy Property Act
  • 1938-39, German Government: Anschluss of Austria
  • 1938-46, German Government: Documentary evidence of cloaking activities [German copies and English translations]
  • n.d., German Technology: U.S. policy statement
  • 1946-59, Hearing Examiner: General administrative files
  • 1934-40, -44-45, Income Tax Matters [2 folders]
  • 1945, Irrevocable Licenses: Memoranda for the A.G.

Box 25:

  • 1945, Japanese Banks in Hawaii: Memoranda
  • 1945, Judicial Review: Notes and clippings
  • 1962-66, Justice Department Library Bulletins
  • 1935-45, Legislation: Case material (Isenberg, Pflueger and Hackfeld) re foreign enemy property [2 folders]
  • 1939-41, Legislation: General proposals re seizure of enemy property
  • 1939-42, Legislation: Miscellaneous material re foreign enemy property

Box 26:

  • n.d., Legislation: Proposals re protection of U.S. economic interests (drafted for the assistant attorney general)
  • 1934, -55-56, Legislation: Settlement of war claims
  • 1932-40, Legislation -- Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA): Drafts and memoranda [3 folders]
  • 1941, Legislation -- TWEA: Drafts #1 and #2 [2 folders]

Box 27:

  • 1941, Legislation -- TWEA: Commentary on Draft #2 [2 folders]
  • 1941, Legislation -- TWEA: Draft #3
  • 1941, Legislation -- TWEA: Drafts and memoranda [2 folders]
  • 1942, Legislation -- TWEA: Department of Treasury memorandum re vesting order

Box 28:

  • 1942-43, Legislation -- TWEA: Drafts and memoranda [4 folders]

Box 29:

  • 1943-54, Legislation -- TWEA: Drafts and memoranda [7 folders]

Box 30:

  • 1943-46, Legislation -- TWEA: Opinions of the A.G. for the A.P.C.
  • 1955-56, Legislation -- TWEA: Drafts and memoranda
  • n.d., Legislation -- TWEA: Copies of relevant proclamations, 1917-25
  • n.d., Legislation -- TWEA: Documentary Legislative History of the TWEA of 1917 with Index [Bound volumes]
  • 1920's and 30's, Legislation -- TWEA: Miscellaneous printed documents
  • 1935-49, -53-54, Legislation: Printed Senate documents re TWEA and settlement of claims
  • 1917, -41-49, Legislation: Printed House documents re TWEA and related matters

Box 31:

  • 1943-44, Litigation: Case assignments
  • 1930-45, Litigation: Calendar of cases
  • 1935-37, Litigation Memoranda for H.L. Jones
  • 1942-47, Litigation Memoranda for the Solicitor General
  • 1944-45, Litigation Memoranda for Wendell Berge
  • 1944-45, Litigation Memoranda for Herbert Wechsler
  • 1945-47, Litigation: Miscellaneous notes
  • 1936-44, Litigation Division: Internal Memoranda [2 folders]

Box 32:

  • 1945-47, Litigation Division: Internal Memoranda [4 folders]
  • 1944-45, Litigation Division: Staff organization
  • 1943-45, Litigation Division: Travel reports and weekly calendars

Box 33:

  • 1943, McNulty, George: Memoranda from
  • 1940-44, Netherlands Antilles: Copies of decree, statutes, memorandum
  • 1946, Netherlands Lend-lease Settlement Agreement
  • 1944, Netherlands Patents: Memoranda
  • 1942, Office of Government Reports: Information Digest
  • 1946, Office of Military Government for Germany Legal Division: Selected opinions
  • 1941, Opinions in Tax Cases: Excerpts
  • 1942, Opinions of the General Counsel for the A.P.C.
  • 1943, Opinions of the General Counsel, M--41-103 [4 folders]

Box 34:

  • 1944, -46, -48, Opinions of the General Counsel, M--104-150 [4 folders]
  • 1942-44, Opinions of the General Counsel re Vesting Orders and related matters with partial index, R--1-243 [2 folders]

Box 35:

  • 1944-46, Opinions of the General Counsel, R--249-454 [7 folders]

Box 36:

  • 1946, Opinions of the General Counsel, R--455-590 [2 folders]
  • n.d., Opinions of the General Counsel, Index and supplement [2 folders]
  • 1930-44, Orders and Memoranda for Department of Justice Personnel
  • 1947-48, Organizational Charts for Department of State and the Bizonal Economic Administration in Post-war Germany

Box 37:

  • 1946-47, Overseas Mission (Berlin): Administrative files
  • 1945-46, Overseas Mission: German evidence
  • 1945, Patent Infringement Suits
  • 1942-47, Patent Policy: Interagency memoranda and other documents
  • 1943-44, Patent Policy: Interoffice memoranda [2 folders]
  • 1944-45, Patent Royalty Opinion
  • 1940-41, Philippine Islands Property: Memoranda
  • 1941-47, Personnel: Applications

Box 38:

  • 1941-47, Personnel: Applications
  • 1946-48, Personnel: Applicants, Overseas mission
  • 1941-47, Personnel: Preferred Applicants [3 folders]
  • 1937-49, Personnel: Arndt, Ernst-Theodor
  • 1944, Personnel: Deferments
  • 1944-46, Personnel: Efficiency ratings
  • 1942-46, Personnel: General
  • 1947, Personnel: Illch, Max

Box 39:

  • 1943-47, Personnel: Inactive file [2 folders]
  • 1943, Personnel: Levy, Irving J.
  • 1943, Personnel: Leland, Robert
  • 1942-47, Personnel: Litigation Unit, A-L
  • 1942-47, Personnel: Memoranda re assignments of attorneys
  • 1934-35, -37, Personnel: Miscellaneous matters
  • 1942, Personnel: Patent attorney applicants
  • 1943-44, Personnel: Skidmore, Lemuel and others
  • 1943, Personnel: Selective service file
  • 1941-42, Presidential Proclamations re Enemy Aliens

Box 40:

  • 1943, -51-65, Press Releases -- Justice Department
  • 1941-59, Press Releases -- State Department
  • 1942-47, Press Releases and Statements
  • 1942, Probate Matters
  • 1943-46, Proclaimed List of Block Nationals: Document and memoranda
  • 1944-46, Rhetts, C.E.: Memoranda from
  • 1943, "Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Office of Alien Property Custodian:" Draft

Box 41:

  • 1942, Stanley, Dean Hill: Address on administration of enemy property in World War I
  • 1950-54, State Department: Miscellaneous items
  • 1942-43, State War Legislation: Report by council of state governments
  • 1941, Statute in Effect in Time of War: Chart and memoranda
  • 1947, Swedish Negotiations: Memoranda and cables
  • 1943-46, Sweden: Safehaven negotiations
  • 1953-54, Telephone Directories for the Office of Alien Property
  • 1939, -46, Travel Records
  • 1942-43, Treasury Department's General Ruling No. 11 and related memoranda
  • 1945, Vesting of Blocked Assets: Correspondence with D.O.T.
  • 1944, Vesting Order re Titan, Inc. Patents
  • 1944, Waiver of Export Restrictions: Memoranda
  • 1944, Warwick Chemical Co. Contract
  • 1942, Wilmington Chemical Corp. (Dailey)

SERIES II

Box 42:

  • 1955-61, Advisory Committee on International Rules of Judicial Procedure: Correspondence, notes, copies of legislation
  • 1960, Application to Carnegie Foundation for Grant
  • 1950's and 1960's, Basic Documents on International Judicial Procedure [2 folders]
  • 1960, Bibliographies re International Judicial Assistance and French, Swedish and Italian Civil Procedure
  • 1935-53, Copies of Correspondence from D.O.J. and D.O.S. re establishing the commission
  • 1959-62, Correspondence between HLJ (CIRJP Director) and Herbert Brownell (Chairman)
  • 1962-65, Correspondence -- General

Box 43:

  • 1966, Correspondence re IRS
  • 1961, Drafting Group: Drafts and correspondence
  • n.d., Federal Cases Relating to International Judicial Assistance Compiled and Digested by the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure
  • 1960-62, Institute of International Judicial Procedure
  • 1962-63, Institute of International Judicial Procedure: Carbons of correspondence
  • 1961, International Bar Association Draft Convention on International Judicial Assistance
  • 1962, International Cooperation in Judicial Procedures: Background material prepared by O.A.S.
  • 1955-61, Interpleader Compact Issues
  • 1957-62, Interpleader Compact Legislation
  • 1955-62, Interpleader Compacts: Misscellaneous documents

Box 44:

  • 1965-66, Japanese Correspondence
  • 1960, Judicial Conference of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Admiralty Rules: A Report . . . (Notebook)
  • 1961, Judicial Conference of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Civil Rules: Agenda
  • 1961, . . . Advisory Committee on Civil Rules: Correspondence
  • 1960, . . . Advisory Committee on Civil Rules: Summary Statement . . . Memoranda [Notebook]
  • 1962-65, Memoranda and Paper by Hans Smit, "International Cooperation in Litigation . . ."
  • n.d., Miscellaneous Documents re Federal Power over Practice and Procedure in State Courts

Box 45:

  • 1960's, Miscellaneous Documents
  • n.d., New York Statutes, Rules and Cases relating to IJA, compiled and digested by the Columbia Project
  • 1950-58, Papers and Reports on IJA at International Bar Association Meetings [2 folders]
  • 1959-61, Questionnaires

Box 46:

  • 1961-62, Relevant Documents and Correspondence from National Conference of Commissioners and Uniform State Laws
  • 1959-61, Reports on Foreign Service and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure [2 folders]
  • 1961, Reports of Varese Conference on IJA
  • 1961, Report and Recommendations of the CIRJP

Box 47:

  • 1963, Report (Fourth Annual) of CIRJP [3 folders]
  • 1961, Revision of 18 U.S.C. 3491
  • 1961-62, Revision of 28 U.S.C. 1741, 1742, and 1745
  • 1961-62, Revision of 28 U.S.C. 1781-85
  • 1961-62, Revision of 28 U.S.C. 1969

Box 48:

  • 1936-62, Revision of 28 U.S.C. 3491-3494 [2 folders]
  • 1952-62, Revision of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure [3 folders]

Box 49:

  • 1961-62, Revision of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • 1963, Revision of Chapter XXVII, Rules of Evidence
  • 1963, -65, Trow Vom Baur Correspondence

SERIES III

Box 49:

  • 1917-42, Personal Office Correspondence [5 folders]

Box 50:

  • 1943-51, Personal Office Correspondence [6 folders]

Box 51:

  • 1952-1960's, Personal Office Correspondence [2 folders]
  • 1937-45, Personal Office Correspondence: Andrew Onderdonk
  • n.d., Personal Office Files: Handwritten notes
  • n.d., Personal Office Files: Miscellaneous documents and fragments
  • 1952-58, Personal Correspondence re Law Review Articles
  • 1961, -63, Reprinted Articles by HLJ
  • 1950's, Articles and Correspondence of HLJ re International Judicial Cooperation Assembled for the Rockefeller Public Service Award
  • 1953-63, n.d., Speeches by HLJ
  • 1949-50, Family Correspondence n.d., Personal Memorabilia

Box 52:

  • 1930's-70's, Clippings [5 folders]

Associated People

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