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Manuscript Collection

Law Special Collections & Archives

Manuscript Collections

Law Special Collections maintains significant manuscript holdings on the history of legal thought and legal practice. Our collections are particularly strong in records of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century legal practice, and many of these manuscripts came to Law Special Collections as gifts of UVA Law alumni/ae and faculty. These donations include: the diaries of William Minor Lile; the Prince Edward County Free School Association papers of F.D.G. Ribble; Judge Hardy Cross Dillard's International Court of Justice files; Richard Bonnie's papers concerning the investigation of Soviet psychiatric abuse; and Frank McCulloch's papers on the International Labor Organization. Additionally, our holdings include large international collections, ranging from seventeenth-century Italian wills, to papers of the United Nations, to the Records of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.

We support the educational mission of the UVA Law Library by making these materials accessible for use in research and in teaching. As part of our active digitization program, we have digitized many of the items within our manuscript collections and archives.

Collection Highlights

Records of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE), 1946-1948
The IMTFE, informally known as the Tokyo War Crimes trial, was an international tribunal for trying Japanese officials for war crimes after World War II. This digitized manuscript collection brings together papers from both the prosecution and the defense, including papers for prosecutors Frank S. Tavenner, Jr. (specifically regarding his work on the International Prosecution Section), Roy L. Morgan, and C. J. Phelps and defense counsel G. Carrington Williams.

Benjamin Kissam Ledger and Docket Book, 1755-1776
Benjamin Kissam (1728 – 1782) was a prominent colonial lawyer who trained prospective lawyers, including John Jay, in his office in New York City (Golden Hill). This ledger, which dates from 1755 to 1776, contains detailed accounts of Kissam's clients, family members, and household employees. The docket book records the cases that Kissam handled before the Supreme Court of New York from 1768 to 1775.

Papers of the Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust
In 2000 Special Collections acquired this large collection that traces the production and marketing history of the Dalkon Shield, the intrauterine contraceptive device manufactured and sold by the A.H. Robins Company. These papers detail the A.H. Robins Company's purchase of the Dalkon Shield and the company's subsequent tort litigation and bankruptcy which was resolved in 1988. The collection also documents the establishment and history of the Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust, 1988-2000, which settled over 218,000 claims.

Manuscript Records

MSS 77-1

Papers of Frederick D. G. Ribble

Academic and professional papers (1920-1965) that primarily document Ribble's tenure as professor and dean of the University of Virginia School of Law. Also valuable documents on civil rights and related subjects. Extensive files on the Prince Edward Free School Association in Prince Edward County, VA, materials on literacy tests, law enforcement and civil unrest, the role of lawyers, freedom of speech and association, school integration, the Fred Wallace case and the Gray Commission.

MSS 78-1

Papers of Garrard Glenn, 1901-1951

Small collection of professional correspondence, UVA Law School memorabilia and personal diaries.

MSS 78-2

Inventory of the Papers of Armistead Mason Dobie

Professional and judicial papers (1902-1965) that include court material files for Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County. Also correspondence, speeches, drafts of briefs, dockets, notebooks.

MSS 78-3

Inventory of the Personal Papers of Frank S. Tavenner and Official Records from the International Military Tribunal for the Far East

Frank S. Tavenner's personal working files (26 boxes) of the IMTFE consist of memoranda, reports, files of Japanese defendants, printed materials. The collection contains also as well as his set of the official records (195 boxes) of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE), 1945- 1948.

MSS 78-4

Inventory of the Personal Papers and Official Records from the International Military Tribunal in the Far East, Created and Collected by G. Carrington Williams, 1945-1948

The G. Carrington Williams Papers document his work on the International Defense Section of the International Military Tribunal of the Far East from 1945 to 1948.

MSS 78-5

The Homan W. Walsh Diaries

Thirty four agenda notebooks (1930-1963).

MSS 78-6

The John M. Woolsey Collection of Legal Documents

Important small collection of legal documents signed by George Wythe, John Marshall, Charles Lee, Samuel Chase, Edmund Randolph, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Henry St. George Tucker and John B. Minor.

MSS 78-7

The Papers of George B. Eager, Jr.

Small collection of correspondence related to the University of Virginia (1933-1936).

MSS 78-8

The Papers of Henry S.K. Morison

Three letters, responses from Socrates Maupin and John B. Minor to questions asked by the Morisons.

MSS 78-9

The Papers of John Bassett Moore

Small collection of correspondence, newspaper clippings and memorabilia.

MSS 78-10

Commission of Assize for the Circuit of Northern Ireland

Commission presented to Sir Anthony Babington in the Spring of 1944.

MSS 78-11

The Papers of John Ritchie III

Collection of miscellaneous professional papers, mainly of correspondence concerning legal education and the publication of his texts on Decedents’ States and Trusts and the history of the University of Virginia School of Law: The One Hundred Years. Also, there are files related to his deanships at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, and some memorabilia.

MSS 78-12

The Papers of Peter Low (Working Materials for the Commission on Constitutional Revision)

Correspondence, memoranda, minutes and research papers from the Legislative and Judicial subcommittee of the Commission on Constitutional Revision (1967-1968) that Peter Low and student assistants Nancy Buc, Judith Ann Arlt, Richard Hogan, and Gail Marshall compiled.

MSS 79-1

Miscellaneous Documents from the Circuit Court of Nelson County

Ten documents are receipts in the settlement of Ewers vs. Ewers. Also two deeds and a drawing of a plot of land of Jos. M. Dillard to Taliaferro & Loving Co.

MSS 79-2

The Papers of Charles M. Davison, Jr.

Correspondence (1967-1976) between Davison and Virginia Supreme Judges related to pre-publication of the Virginia Report.

MSS 79-5

The Papers of A. J. Gustin Priest

Professional papers mainly related to public utilities and the American Bar Association; academic files related to his teaching at the University of Virginia School of Law and some personal files.

MSS 79-6

The Papers of Duke and Duke

Large collection of law practice records that document a small-town law office. There is correspondence, case files, legal, insurance and financial records, ledgers, 1854-1956.

MSS 79-8

The Papers of John B. Minor, 1845 - 1893

Small collection of historical importance to the history of the University of Virginia School of Law. Contains teaching materials, legal documents, correspondence and some memorabilia.

MSS 79-9

The Papers of Charles O. Gregory

Small collection (1937-1966) of legal correspondence between Prof. Gregory and Justice Frankfurter. Also memorabilia related to Robert and Edward Kennedy while students at the university.

MSS 79-11

System of Justice in Puerto Rico Documents

Two petitions from Puerto Rican citizens to American officials.

MSS 79-12

Miscellaneous English and American Legal Documents

17th and 18th century English and American miscellaneous legal documents.

MSS 80-1

Lecture Notes of William H. White, Jr

Three undated lecture notes.

MSS 80-3

Papers of James L. Skerritt

Professional legal files (1935-1974) regarding the claims of Thomas Smidt and Richard H. Strongman with property in Germany at the time of their deaths in 1940. Also files of H. P. James, John J. Slater and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.

MSS 80-4

The Papers of John Barbee Minor, Jr.

Personal files related to the University of Virginia law alumni and memorabilia.

MSS 81-1

The Papers of H. Lane Kneedler: Legislative History of Virginia's Criminal Assault Law

The Papers of H. Lane Kneedler (1977-1981) provide a legislative history of Virginia's first criminal sexual assault legislation and include correspondence, drafts of bills, research material, and audiotapes of planning sessions.

MSS 81-3

The Joseph V. Gartlan, Jr. Files Concerning Criminal Sexual Assault Legislation

Pphotocopies of correspondence, memos, and drafts of bills related to the CSA legislation sponsored by Senator Gartlan in 1979.

MSS 81-4

Register of the Papers of A. E. Dick Howard on the Virginia Commission on Constitutional Revision

A. E. Dick Howard's personal papers as Executive Director of the Virginia Commission on Constitutional Revision (1968- 1971) that revised Virginia's constitution. There is memoranda, correspondence, minutes of meetings, calendars, research materials, drafts and complete texts of all public views submitted to the Commission.

MSS 81-5

Committee on Sexual Assault Reform [COSAR] Files on Criminal Sexual Assault Legislation

This collection of working files of COSAR members Betty Ardus and Ann Washauer contains minutes, correspondence, drafts of legislation, mass mailing materials, news-clippings and printed materials.

MSS 81-7

Papers of Judge John Paul

This collection contains the Judicial and working files papers (1930-1964) of Judge John Paul (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia). Included are several desegregation cases: Allen v. School Board of City of Charlottesville, Goins v. County School Board of Grayson County, Walker v. Floyd County School Board and Swanson v. Rector of U.Va., and extensive correspondence related to these cases. The collection also contains administrative files, general civil and criminal cases, bankruptcy cases, land condemnation cases, professional correspondence, speeches and articles.

MSS 81-8

The Law Practice Papers of George E. Allen, Sr.

This collection of cases handled by Allen from 1939 to 1969, includes cases involving torts, civil rights, product liability, obscenity and labor. Two civil rights cases are of particular interest: Aline Owen v. Afro-American Co. of Baltimore and Fred Wallace v. Commonplace of Virginia.

MSS 81-9

The Papers of Richard J. Bonnie

This collection of professional, legal and research papers (1981 – 2018) captures Professor Bonnie’s public service. Drug related issues, decriminalization of marijuana and insanity defense; extra teaching activities at the University of Virginia; case files on death row inmates; professional files related to issues of mental competency; visit to the Soviet Union as member of US delegation invited to investigated the political abuse of psychiatry; files from the State [Virginia] Human Rights Commission, American Bar Association, University of Virginia Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy; Virginia Department of Health and Mental Retardation, State Human Rights Committee, Virginia Bar Association; Institute of Medicine related to the Nicotine Study for prevention of tobacco use by children and youth; Geneva Initiative on Psychiatry; Commission on Mental Health Reform in Virginia; China Mental Health Reform; Scottish Law Commission and files regarding mental health law in the Czech Republic, Georgia and Serbia; College Mental Health Study files are some of the topics researcher can find in these papers.

MSS 82-2

Department of Justice Statements of the Attorney General and Assistant Attorney General (1943-1951)

Collection of statements, speeches and press releases from officials of the United States Department of Justice, 1942 - 1951.

MSS 82-3

The Papers of Daniel J. Meador

Professional, academic and personal papers related to his role as University of Virginia Law professor, Dean of the University of Alabama Law School, his role at the Justice Department and the Appellate Courts, the UVA Program for Judges, UVA Lectureship in Law and Religion, teaching materials and fictional works. There is correspondence, committee files, legislative files, drafts of fictional works, academic writings, photographs.

MSS 82-4

The Papers of Herbert Johnson

Small collection of correspondence between Herbert Johnson, Law ’27 and the University of Virginia School of Law and the Law School Alumni Association.

MSS 82-6

Inventory of the Papers of the United Nations Conferences on the Law of the Sea at the University of Virginia

Large collection of official United Nations documents and personal papers related to the United Nations Conferences on the Law of the Sea at the University of Virginia (1967-1995).

MSS 83-1

The Papers of James B. McClellan on the Panama Canal Treaty Debates

Collection of briefs, memoranda, pamphlets, manuscript and published materials, pamphlets that document McClellan's tenure as minority counsel to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Separation of Powers, 1977 - 1978.

MSS 84-2

Papers of the Joint Legislative Committee to Study Revision of [New York] Corporation Laws

This collection contains research materials, working drafts and final reports mostly dealing with non-profit corporations.

MSS 84-3

The Papers of Jeffrey O'Connell

This collection includes research materials and clippings, professional and personal correspondence, publishing and editing material for many books, and information on O'Connell's method for public speaking. In the latter category are numerous letters to and from presidential candidates and their staffs, including Jimmy Carter, Edmund Muskie, Michael Dukakis, and Gary Hart.

MSS 84-5

The Papers of Professor Thomas R. White, III

Personal files related to the University of Virginia Senate Executive Council and other related UVA committee files.

MSS 84-8

The Papers of Hardy Cross Dillard

Professional and personal papers that reflect Dillard’s career as law professor and dean of the University of Virginia School of Law, as a scholar, and as judge to the International Court of Justice. There are university related files especially concerning the honor system; case materials for McClanahan v. California Spray-Chemical Corporation, case he argued before the Virginia Supreme Court; his work in the International Court of Justice and other local organizations and some personal notes related to school segregation. The collection has many photographs and memorabilia.

MSS 84-9

Letterbook of James and G. T. Lambert

Bound volume with handwritten outgoing correspondence of English solicitors James and G. T. Lambert.

MSS 84-10

Commonplace Book from Stannery Court Library, Wales, 1817

Commonplace book manuscript in two or more hands containing abstracts from Fearne on Contigent Remedies, 6th edition and Saunders on Uses, 3rd edition.

MSS 84-11

Papers of Benjamin Kissam, 1755 - 1776

Historical 18th century collection of documents of a colonial lawyer's practice in New York City. It contains a ledger, a "Supreme Court Register," notes and queries.

MSS 85-1

Papers of Justice James Clark McReynolds

Personal, genealogical and professional papers (1917- 1967). The small collection of professional documents include correspondence, opinions, memoranda, and notes from his years in the Justice Department, and the Supreme Court. There is printed material and miscellaneous notes regarding theThe "Gold Clause Cases."

MSS 85-2

Records of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia

This collection of 254 archival boxes, contains administrative and topical files that relate to civil liberties issues as academic freedom, due process, the rights of children, members of the military, and students; racial and sexual discrimination; the draft; religion in public schools; and state reapportionment. There is case material for the ACLU of Virginia; project files for long-term concerns such as the rights of women, the mentally handicapped; prisoners and migrant farmworkers.

MSS 85-3

The Papers of Professor Carl McFarland

Professional legal papers that document McFarland's work in administrative law at the Department of Justice, the Hoover Commission, the Virginia Administrative Procedure Act and as President of the University of Montana. There is correspondence, research materials, student notebooks and miscellaneous materials.

MSS 85-4

The Papers of Monrad G. Paulsen

This collection (1940-1976) contains professional correspondence related to the Juvenile Court Project (1973) and juvenile courts; law and poverty; personal correspondence; some student papers and lecture notes.

MSS 85-6

Inventory of the Papers of Lewis Preston Collins

Law office papers from a small-town civil practice in southwest Virginia, 1924-1952. Clients, in addition to private individuals, included the Norfolk and Western Railway, the Virginia State Highway Department, Virginia Auto Mutual, Appalachian Electric Power Insurance, local businesses and, banks, and several insurances companies.

MSS 85-7

The Papers of Harry LeRoy Jones

This collection of administrative files that pertain to the Department of Justice Alien Property Division (1934-1959) contain claims and litigation files including correspondence, memoranda and other materials; numbered opinions of the Division’s General Counsel; claims decisions and related correspondence; and numerous drafts proposals and correspondence regarding the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917. Of special interest are the gold cases.

MSS 85-10

"Memorandum Book" kept by New York Administrator, 1841-1845

Handwritten business records from an administrator in New York, 1841-1845.

MSS 85-11

The Papers of Robert T. Barton, Jr. re: Law Alumni Association [1958-1980]

Small collection of correspondence (1958-1980) between Barton and University of Virginia President Edgar F. Shannon Jr., other UVA officials and the Law Alumni Association.

MSS 85-12

The Papers of J. Wilson Newman

Records that include correspondence, memoranda, reports, reviews, legislation, speeches, public hearings, created by J. Wilson Newman when he served on the Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States (1970-1973), the Price Commission (1971-1973) and the President’s Task Force on Improving the Prospects of Small Businesses.

MSS 85-13

The Papers of Frank W. McCulloch

Professional papers pertaining to labor law. This collection contains case files and annual reports from Public Review Board of the United Auto Workers (1971-1987); public employee rights; documents on the ILO and the United States S withdrawal from the organization; correspondence, miscellaneous files and published materials.

MSS 85-14

The Papers of James Hoge Ricks

Topical files (1916-1956) related to Judge Ricks service as first judge of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of Richmond, Virginia, and his involvement in civic affairs and social movements primarily focused on disadvantage children.

MSS 85-15

The Robert Korver Manuscript Collection of 19th Century Lawyers

Small collection (1854-1900) of correspondence of five nineteenth century legal figures.

MSS 85-16

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

Files related to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law.

MSS 85-17

The Papers of John Norton Moore

This collection of professional and personal notes, correspondence and working papers documents the work of John Norton Moore as a professor and director of the Oceans Law and Policy Center and the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia. It also documents Moore's public service as legal adviser, witness and counselor to many national and international organizations.

MSS 86-1

Inventory of the Papers of Park Elliott Dietz for the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography

Official and personal files related to the Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography (Meese Commission) that studied the effects of pornography in the United States (1985-1986).

MSS 86-2

Papers of Clarence B. Pearce

The papers of Clarence B. Pearce consist of correspondence, photographs and memorabilia of his years as a University of Virginia law student (1917-1921).

MSS 86-3

Richard Henderson Junior Notes on Millars Institute Lectures, Second Course, 1779-1780

18th century student notes of Millar's lectures in Glasgow.

MSS 86-5

Papers of E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr.

This small and very important collection consists of correspondence and working papers from McReynolds’ clerkship for Justices Robert H. Jackson, Felix Frankfurter and John M. Harlan, 1953-1955. Of significance are the files on Brown v. Board of Education and the notes between the justices; also drafts opinions, memoranda, correspondence and notes of other cases.

MSS 86-7

Thomas Jefferson Circular Letter to the Governor of Rhode Island, 11 January 1793

Circular letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Governor of Rhode Island, 11 January 1793.

MSS 86-8

Photographs by André Kertész

Collection of fifty black-and-white photographs capturing scenes of Paris and New York.

MSS 87-1

The Papers of Chief Justice Earl Warren

Personal correspondence, photographs, memorabilia and a shotgun that belonged to Chief Justice Warren, 1951-1974.

MSS 87-2

The Papers of Stephen A. Saltzburg, 1973 - 1988

Professional files (1973-1988); : records and briefs related to Bourjaily v. U.S., argued before the Court of Military Appeals at the University of Virginia School of Law; legal cases, client files, and Committee on Criminal Rules and Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States files

MSS 87-3

Inventory of the Legal Papers of Roger B. Taney

This collection of legal documents concerns Roger B. Taney’s law practice in Frederick, Maryland between 1805 and 1818. Of special note are the cases concerning slaves.

MSS 87-4

Inventory of the Papers of Edwin S. Cohen

Edwin S. Cohen papers (1946-1989) document relate to his work as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy and as Under Secretary of the Treasury for the Nixon administration. In addition, there is considerable documentation of his private law practice in New York and Washington, D.C., and of his teaching at the University of Virginia School of Law.

MSS 88-1

The Papers of Solicitors J. M. Shugar and A. W. Vaisey, 1850 (1875-1900) - 1914

Legal papers (1832-1914) from the probate and property law practice of English solicitors John Merritt Shugar and Arthur William Vaisey, 1850-1914. Includes conveyances, enfranchisements, indentures, title abstracts, wills and related correspondence. The papers concern client transactions in the village of Tring and the towns of Berkhamstead and Hemel Hempstead in western Hertfordshire.

MSS 88-2

Inventory of the Papers of Gordon M. Buck

Professional legal papers, primarily concerning railroads cases (1881-1956). Includes memoranda, correspondence, records and briefs, court transcripts, stock certificates, mortgages, and indentures. Also some personal files.

MSS 88-3

The Law Office Papers of William F. Long and R. Watson Sadler

Legal, civil case files (1913-1967), primarily trusts and estates, real estate, insurance, torts, and divorce that document the work of a small local law firm.

MSS 88-4

Edward O. McCue Records Pertaining to Westmoreland v. CBS and Other Miscellaneous Files

Photocopies relating to the case of Westmoreland v. CBS and memorabilia.

MSS 88-5

Seals for the State of Virginia and the High Court of Chancery

Embossed seals in a piece of paper.

MSS 88-6

The Papers of Bernard P. Chamberlain (re Law School Alumni Association and Class of 1922)

Small collection related to the University of Virginia Law School Alumni Association and the Law Class of 1922.

MSS 89-1

The Journals of William Minor Lile

Personal journals written between 1882-1932. The diaries are especially valuable for their impressions of life at the University of Virginia.

MSS 89-3

Charles and Thomas Frankland Legal Record Books, ca. 1740 - 1811

Commonplace books with copies of promisory notes, receipts, indentures, affidavits, correspodence related to Frankland affairs.

MSS 90-1

Docket Book from Steuben County, New York, 1828 - 1830

Manuscript. Docket book of cases possibly heard in Steuben County, New York, 1829-1830 and some loose documents.

MSS 90-2

The Papers of Ernest L. Folk III

Professional consulting files related to corporation law and teaching files (1963-1989).

MSS 90-3

Inventory of the Papers of Neill H. Alford, Jr.

This collection of professional papers reflects Professor Alford's private legal practice and professorship at the UVA School of Law. There is correspondence, records and briefs, speeches and articles, and teaching materials on international law, legal history, trusts and estates, contracts, administrative law, economic warfare, insurance.

MSS 90-4

Manifest for the Ship John Spear

Lists of the crew aboard the ship.

MSS 91-1

The Charles Read and Joseph Read Commonplace Book

Commonplace book containing British legal precedents and some citations of New Jersey law.

MSS 91-2

Letterbook for the Receiver of Wrecks at Hull, 1855-1861

Handwritten letterbook with information relative to the British Board of Trade.

MSS 91-3

The Docket Book of Richard Watson

Attorney's legal document referencing cases in Pennsylvania

MSS 91-4

Docket Book of Judge William M. Pingrey, 1839

Docket of legal cases heard in Vermont in the early nineteenth century.

MSS 91-5

Commonplace Book of I. Rowe, Jr., 1783 - 1786

Attorney's notes on Blackstone's Commentaries and the treatment of inherintance law.

MSS 91-6

The Papers of Emerson G. Spies, 1955-1990

Professional, administrative and personal papers (1936-1992) of Emerson G. Spies. The collection includes institutional records from his tenure as Law School dean, dean of admissions and his involment with the Law School Foundation and the Alumni Council. There is also personal correspondence.

MSS 91-7

Record Books for Hancock Mutual Insurance Company, 1853 - 1858

Records of a fire and marine insurance company in Maine.

MSS 92-1

Giusticiati [Italian manuscript with list of persons condemned to death in Venice], 726-1804

Italian manuscript with list of executions in Venice, 727-1804.

MSS 92-2

Commonplace Book of Thomas Turner Fauntleroy

Handwritten precedent book with subjects in alphabetical order.

MSS 93-1

Papers of Frances Farmer

This collection (1930-1992) contains professional papers primarily related to Law Library and personal files. There is correspondence, speeches, memorabilia and photographs.

MSS 93-2

The Papers of Saleem A. Shah, 1952-1992

These papers (1952-1993) document Shah's work in forensic psychology and the law, criminal justice and mental health, mental health law, insanity defense, human rights, sexual harassment, abuse of psychiatry. There is extensive correspondence and working files. collection contains correspondence and working files with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, the Department of Public Health, National Institute of Mental Health, World Health Organization and many other institutions

MSS 93-3

Papers of Judge George H. Revercomb

The papers of Judge George H. Revercomb consist principally of the chambers files from his U.S. district judgeship, 1985-1993.

MSS 93-4

Inventory of the Papers of Roy L. Morgan

Professional and personal papers that document Roy L. Morgan's service as Chief Interrogator for the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. There are orders, minutes, trial briefs, statements related to the IMTFE. Also lists of foreign legations, internal security and investigative reports on German and Japanese detainees, related to The Greenbrier Hotel Mission where he worked as Special Agent of the FBI.

MSS 93-5

Commonplace Book, ca. 1832 [Working Legal Manuscript]

Manuscript concerning property law.

MSS 93-6

McCue Family Memorabilia

Collection of University of Virginia Law School memorabilia.

MSS 93-7

Record Book of Samuel E. Smith, 1818 - 1850

Legal volumes containing estate records and court actions.

MSS 94-1

James B. Lovelace Manuscript: Court Tales, Trials and Appeals

Unpublished book manuscript and correspondence regarding the gift.

MSS 94-2

The Papers of John C. McCoid II

University of Virginia documents realtive to the admission of women, teaching materials and student notebooks.

MSS 94-5

Clay Family Memorabilia Collection

Clay family memorabilia collection. Contains diplomas, photographs, engravings, portraits, and other material belongings.

MSS 95-1

The Papers of Arthur I. Schulman Concerning the Virginia ACLU

This collection contains correspondence, minutes of meetings and directories of the ACLU in Charlottesville, Virginia, 1969-1972.

MSS 95-2

The Papers of Charles E. Moran

Small collection of pamphlets, newsletters, newspaper clippings and some correspondence related to the World Peace Movement in the 1940s.Small

MSS 95-3

Roger J. Traynor Memorabilia

Small collection of personal memorabilia and few professional items.

MSS 95-4

The Papers of Harvey Fireside

Papers (1977-1987) that relate to the APA Committee on International Abuse of Psychiatry. There are case files. Russian manuscripts, photographs

MSS 95-5

The Papers of Harold O. Pressman

Collection of memorabilia related to the National Support Law and some Law School notes, 1954-1968.

MSS 95-7

Bound Case Materials for Walsh v. Preston, also called the Mercer Colony Case

Heavily annotated documentation of a late 19th century Texas case concerning a pre-statehood land grant. The case was heard by the U.S. Fifth Circuit in 1879 and by the Supreme Court in 1882.

MSS 96-1

Manuscript Style or Form Book of James Armour, 1698- 1701

Scottish manuscript with definitions of legal terms, written in two hands.

MSS 96-2

Attorney's Ledger, 1884-1890 [from Connecticut?]

Manuscript of an attorney legal practice. Contains information about estates, money transactions, pensions, insurance.

MSS 96-3

Ledgers of H. W. Parker [of Vermont?]

Three ledgers listing Parker's income from cases and legal work, 1873-1912.

MSS 97-1

Papers of Richard B. Lillich

Professional and private practice files (1957-1996) related to international issues: claims, human rights, nationalizations, refugees, Iran -U.S. Claims Tribunal, organ transplantation. Also Law School and case files.

MSS 97-2

The Papers of Marion K. Kellogg

Collection of correspondence, programs, photographs and newspaper clippings of the Uruguayan Seminar (1960) and the Bolivian Seminar (1961) taught at the University of Virginia School of Law.

MSS 97-3

Memorabilia of Arthur J. Morris

Collection of some correspondence, diplomas, certificates, medal, photographs and other memorabilia that belonged to Arthur J. Morris, Class of 1901.

MSS 97-4

Inventory of the Papers of Elizabeth N. Tompkins

Collection of letters, diplomas, certificates, and awards (1921-1971) of Elizabeth Tompkins, first woman to graduate from UVA Law School in 1921.

MSS 97-5

Appointment of William H. White

One certificate of appointment.

MSS 97-7

License to Practice Law in Virginia issued to John Douglas Simms in 1808

General Court of Virginia license to practice law.

MSS 97-9

Practice Record Book of Thomas D. Ranson, 1884-1912

Attorney record book with list of names, and case entries.

MSS 98-1

The Papers of David A. Martin

This collection of professional and academic papers relate to Martin's expertise as an international law and immigration lawyer, professor of International Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, as an author, researcher and public servant.

MSS 98-2

Inventory of the Papers of Judge Pierce Lively

Judicial papers (1972-1997), legal and administrative, that document Lively's service on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

MSS 98-3

Correspondence of William W. Crapo Concerning the Alabama Claims Cases

Collection of more than hundred letters related to the Alabama claims cases written to William W. Crapo, a lawyer in New Bedford, Massachusetts from 1870 - 1876. The correspondence provides a detailed view of the lawyers’ legal and political efforts to secure restitution for their clients.

MSS 98-4

The Papers of Ellen V. Nash (1953-1990)

This collection document her career as a solo practitioner in Charlottesville. The files consist of case files and law practice ledgers (1935-1990) and some miscellaneous personal papers.

MSS 98-6

The Shotwell Collection, 1823-1836; 1842-1888; Cadiz, Ohio

Nineteenth century legal records from an attorney from Ohio.

MSS 99-1

The Papers of Donald K. Duvall

Judicial and Professional papers that pertain to Mr. Duvall's tenure as Administrative Law Judge and as attorney specializing in Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (1936-1996).

MSS 00-1

Inventory of the Papers of Judge John D. Butzner, Jr.

Judge John D. Butzner, Jr. papers (1986-1998) document his service on the Special Division of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for the Purpose of Appointing Independent Counsel. These files primarily reflect the panel's supervision of counsels' work, and contain correspondence regarding selection of counsel and costs of investigations.

MSS 00-2

Beth Wharton Photographic Collection

Oversized photographs of University of Virginia students, 1920-1926.

MSS 00-3

George Wilson and Elizabeth Dent Wilson Family Photos and Memorabilia

Family photographs and memorabilia collection, 1895-1960.

MSS 2000-4

Guide to the Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust Collection

The Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust Collection, 1968-2000 (bulk 1970-1998), traces the history of the Dalkon Shield, the intrauterine contraceptive device manufactured and sold by the A.H. Robins Company, from purchase of the device in 1970 through tort litigation and bankruptcy settlement in 1988. The collection also documents the establishment and ten-year history of the Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust, which paid out almost $3 billion to over 218,000 claimants. Closing in 2000, this trust achieved the most successful resolution of a mass tort case during the twentieth century.

MSS 00-5

The Cash Book of John Brazee, 1841-1844, Ohio

Book of entries and expenses of an Ohio lawyer.

MSS 01-1

Letter from Frank T. Glasgow to Frank Gilmer

One undated letter sent to Mr. Gilmer by Mr. Glasgow, both from the Law Class of 1878.

MSS 01-2

The Peter L. Paull Collection of Faculty Photographs and Libel Show Programs

Collection of photographs and programs related to the Libel Show.

MSS 01-3

The Papers of Judge Edward S. Smith

Professional papers (1964-1997) that document Smith’s service on the U.S. Court of Claims, his appointment to the court, court administration, articles and speeches, and the federal court re-organization of the late 1970s that concluded with the Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1979, and the creation of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

MSS 01-4

The Papers of Thomas D. Gidley

Small collection (1977-1979) containing a report, a deposition and printouts related to the Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust.

MSS 04-1

The Papers of Judge Thomas C. Gordon, Jr

This collection (1965-1991) contains correspondence, memoranda, notebooks, lectures on legal writing, memorabilia and eleven paintings.

MSS 04-2

Inventory of the Papers of Monroe Leigh

Professional papers related to international disputes and legal issues, the formation of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and ABA Task Force on War Crimes in the Former Yougoslavia. Many of the documents delve with the constitutionality, sovereignty and jurisdiction of international organizations to arbitrate disputes between multiple foreign entities. There is also extensive personal correspondence, Law School teaching materials and his student notebooks.

MSS 04-3

The Papers of David Nelson Sutton

Small collection of University of Virginia memorabilia: students notes, notebooks, examinations, programs related to Law School (1905-1919). Also some ABA and VBA files (1948-1953).

MSS 04-4

The Papers of Robert C. Fitzgerald

The papers of Robert C. Fitzgerald (19873-1988) consist primarily of professional papers regarding issues of annexation in the State of Virginia.

MSS 04-5

Mortimer C. Caplin Collection

Collection of profesional papers and personal memorabilia (1933-2014). Includes speeches, reports, photographs, certificates, scrapbooks.

MSS 05-1

Inventory of the Papers of Judge John W. Bissell

Collection of Judge Bissell's unpublished opinions between 1983-2005 duringocument his service on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

MSS 05-2

Yancey Document

Handwritten breach of contract,

MSS 2005-03

Papers of George Gilmer,1936-1977

This collection (1936-1977) consists of correspondence, memorabilia and letters of condolence acknowledging Gilmer's life.

MSS 07-1

George Newton Conrad Medallion

University of Virginia Washington Society Orator Medal.

MSS 07-2

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 1910 Collection of Historical Photographs

Bureau of Chemistry copies of photographs from 1910 and one memorandum.

MSS 07-3

John Shackelford Collection of Debts for Thomas Norman

One page handwritten document related to a collection of a debt.

MSS 08-3

The Papers of Earle K. Shawe

Professional files that relate to labor management relations, and personal memorabilia.

MSS 09-1

Richard Merrill Gift of Prints of John Nieto (Native American Painter)

Prints of Native American portraits.

MSS 2011-01

Papers of Judge Richard L. Williams

Judicial papers (1979-2011) from Williams' chamber files. Chamber manuals, jury instructions, case files, correspondence, memoranda, digital files, opinions, calendars, scrapbooks.

MSS 2011-03

Collection of 17th Century Italian Legal Documents

17th century wills.

MSS 2012-01

C. W. J. Phelps War Crimes and the "Tojo Trial" Collection

Personal ephemeral scrapbooks of C.W.K. Phelps during Tokyo War Crimes Trial.

MSS 2012-02

Photographs of Frank S. Tavenner at House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), 1952; 1954

Three photographs of Frank S. Tavenner at HUAC.

MSS 2012-03

Hewitt Wiley Digital Photographs and Interview

Digital collection of photographs and an interview related to the International Military Tribunal of the Far East [IMTFE]

MSS 2012-04

The Papers of Howard Klee re Amoco - U. S. EPA Pollution Prevention Project of Yorktown, Virginia

This collection of documents (1988-1995) reflects one of the earlier corporate and government efforts to prevent and reduce pollution. It contains data collection and analysis, projects, budgets, maps, correspondence, interviews, drafts, reports and photographs.

MSS 2013-01

The Papers of A. E. Dick Howard

Extensive collection of professional, academic and legal papers mainly about Constitutional Law, International Law and Environmental Law.

MSS 2013-02

William H. Sims, 1841 University of Virginia School of Law Diploma

University of Virginia law student diploma.

MSS 2013-03

Steve Hopson Law School Memorabilia Collection

This collection (1993-2003) contains photographs of Law School graduation ceremonies.

MSS 2014-01

Papers of Ronald P. Sokol, 1959-2014

Collection (1967-2014) of correspondence between Mr. Sokol, Hardy C. Dillard and Daniel J. Meador and of Mr. Sokol's student notes.

MSS 2014-02

Frank Gardiner Wisner Law School Memorabilia

Six items of Law School memorabilia, 1933-1941.

MSS 2014-04

Papers of Michael P. Dooley

Small collection of professional extra-curricular consulting papers (1967-2012).

MSS 2014-05

Papers of Professor Walter J. Waddlington

Small collection of professional and personal documents (1983- 1995) related to the Menzies Lectureship at the Law School and
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant on Law and Medicine.

MSS 2014-06

IMTFE Allied Judges Photograph

Historical photograph of IMTFE.

MSS 2014-07

Collection of Photographs Attributed to G. Carrington Williams Relating to IMTFE

Photographic collection related to the Carrington Williams IMTFE collection, 1946-1947.

MSS 2014-8

Courtroom Sketches of Ida Libby Dengrove

Collection of 6224 sketches, mainly courtroom sketches of criminal and civil trials around New York City, drawn by Ida Libby Dengrove. Of importance is her work on the David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz trial, that earned her two Emmy Awards; ABSCAM, FBI Sting Operatiion Targeting Political Corruption, U.S. v. Williams, 705 F.2d 603 (2d Cir. 1983); Black Liberation Army Member, Assata Shakur, Tried on Murder and Assault Charges, New Jersey v. Chesimard, 555 F. 2d 63 (3d Cir. 1977); Chicago Seven Member Abbie Hoffman on Trial for Conspiracy and Inciting to Riot, U.S. v. Dillinger, 657 F. 2d 140 (7th Cir 1981); John Hinckley on Trial for the Attemped Assassination of President Ronald Reagan, U.S. v. Hinckley, 525 F. Supp. 1342 (D.D.C. 1981) and many others.

MSS 2015-01

Collection of Case Papers of the Scottish Court of Session

The University of Virginia Law Library's collection of Scottish Court of Session Papers consists of printed and formerly bound case materials presented before the Court of Session, the highest civil court in Scotland, from 1759 to 1834. As a court of appeal and of first instance, the Court of Session in this period held jurisdiction over contract and commercial cases, matters of succession and land ownership, divorce proceedings, intellectual property and copyright disputes, and contested political elections. The UVA collection includes approximately 2500 printed petitions, answers, replies, and case summaries, many of which have contemporary annotations. Supplemental case materials appended to these documents include maps, building plans, and printed copies of correspondence, wills, financial accounts, and census reports.

MSS 2015-02

Ewing Memorabilia

Small memorabilia collection with photographs of the 1936 graduation and of The Lawn.

MSS 2015-03

Papers of Peter Kinzler

Professional papers (1968-2011) related to no- fault auto insurance legislation, products liability and . Also files re vaccine compensation legislation that led to the National Childhood Vaccine Act of 1986.

MSS 2015-04

Papers of James M. Martinez re Mental Health in Virginia

Collection of Mr. Martinez personal working files (1978-2015) as director of the Virginia Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services of Virginia (DBHDS). The files pertain to mental health issues in the State of Virginia, and the state's response to support behavioral health services.

MSS 2015-05

The Brackett Henry Snidow Collection of UVA Memorabilia

Small collection of University of Virginia memorabilia.

MSS 2016-2

Kenney Collection of Digital Photographs of the Law Class of 1986

Collection of digital photographs of the Law Class of 1986

MSS 2016-04

R. Randolph Hicks Collection of Records of Appellate Court Cases in Virginia

Collection of ten volumes of printed briefs of Appellate Court cases in Virginia, 1895-1915.

MSS 2017-01

Brandon L. Garrett Collection of Criminal and Death Penalty Trial Transcripts

Trial transcripts for Virginia death penalty cases. DNA exonoree trials, and various state criminal trials.

MSS 2017-02

Personal Papers of Richard J. DeMartino as History Consultant to the International Military Tribunal for the Far East

Interesting historical chronology related to the IMTFE. Includes many Japanese documents and photographs.

MSS 2017-03

Luanne Greene Photographs of Law School and Darden School Buildings before 1996 Renovation

Collection of photographs of North Grounds taken before the 1995 renovation.

MSS 2017-4

Roger A. Briney AT&T Papers

Small collection of documents mainly related to the antitrust case of U.S. v. AT&T, (1981-1996).

MSS 2018-1

Edward Henderson Deets Jr. University of Virginia Memorabilia

Student and alumni memorabilia related to the University of Virginia School of Law.

MSS 2018-02

The George M. Marks (Law Class of 1876) Memorabilia Collection

1870 and 1874 lithoprinted copies Prof. John B. Minor lectures. Also a top hat.

MSS 2018-04

Robert H. Knight Collection

Small collection of memorabilia (1966-2010) with some correspondence and photographs.

MSS 2018-05

The R. D. Garner International Military Tribunal for the Far East [IMTFE] Memorabilia Collection

Collection of IMTFE memorabilia contains photographs, diagram of court room, facebook of Japanese defendants, newspaper clippings, insignias, lapel badges pins, WWII mounted ribbon bars and a cap.

MSS 2019-07

The Papers of George K. Yin

This collection relates to ALI (American Law Institute) Reporters' Study on federal income tax (1993-1998); Subchapter C Study: proposed revision to Subchapter C of the Internal Revenue Code considered by the US Senate Finance Committee (taxation of corporations and corporate transactions, 1983-1989); and the history of Crane v. Commissioner of the Revenue (2001), 331 U.S. 1 (1947).