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RG 32/200 200-

Records of the Student Legal Forum


1946-1987 [Bulk]
2 Linear Feet

Scope & Contents

The records of the Student Legal Forum are comprised of general files, correspondence, photos, newspapers clippings, card file of speakers, tapes and miscellaneous materials.

Of note is a scrapbook of clippings begun when Robert Kennedy was president of the SLF.

Collection Description

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The Student Legal Forum transferred records to the archives in 1978, 1980, 1985, 1986 and 1987.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Student Legal Forum was founded in 1947 by Ridley Whitaker, Law Class of 1948. Organized to bring prominent speakers to the Law School "to supplement the regular academic work of the University of Virginia School of Law by providing a platform from which distinguished speakers may discuss timely national and international issues of general interest with an appreciative, interested, and informed audience." (See:Edgar F. Shannon: 1972-1973, University of Virginia The Student Legal Forum 25th Anniversary).

    The Forum was funded partially by membership and initiation fees, alumni contributions to the Ridley Whitaker Memorial Fund, and Student Council funds. UVA Rector Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Law School Dean F.D.G. Ribble and Professor Hardy C. Dillard were the first members of the Student Legal Forum Advisory Committee.

Douglas William O. 1950 with Student Legal Forum members including Robert Kennedy [Speakers]
Douglas, William O., 1950, with Student Legal Forum members including Robert Kennedy
Eisenhower, Dwight, with Nixon and Warren, 1952
Krock, Arthur, 1950, with Robert Kennedy (Student Legal Form)
Taylor, Maxwell D. and Chester J. Straub, 1960
Truman Harry S. with Chester J. Straub and Robert Kenley Webster 1960 [Speakers]
Abbott, George (speaker)
Alsop, Joseph W.
Belli, Melvin
Blackmun, Harry Andrew
Brennan, Wm. J. (spkr 2/17/1959)
Bunche, Ralph, with Dean Ribble and Robert Kennedy, 1951, SLF
Bundy, Wm. P. (spkr. 4/30/1968)
Ching, Cyrus (spkr. 9/27/1951)
Senator Ted Dalton
Douglas, William O. - autographed picture
Douglas, Wm. O. (Spkr 3/9/1961) and Chester Straub
Eban, Abba (sprk. - 12/9/1958)
Folsom, Frank M. w/ Robert Kennedy
Folsom, Frank W. (spkr. 4/16/1951)
Frankfurter, Felix (spkr 5/12/1953)
Goldwater, Barry
Humphrey, Hubert, 1959
Robert H. Jackson, 1950
Senator Jacob K. Javits, 1957
Kefauver, Estes
Kennedy, Edward and Robert with SLF Members, Nov. 13, 1958
Kennedy, Robert [late 1950s?]
Leibowitz, Samuel A.
Morton, Thruston B.
Neuberger, Richard L.
Pettengill, Samuel B.
Reuther, Walter
Schmidt, Emerson P.
Shriver, Sargent (10/3/1967)
Smathers, Senator George A.
Smith, Howard W.
Senator John C. Stennis
Taylor, Maxwell D., 1957
Truman, Harry S. (5/12/1960)
Roy Wilkins, 1968
Student Picnic at Dean Spies House
Goldberg, Arthur J.
Elliot Richardson with Others, ca. 1980
Scott, Hugh Doggett, Jr. (Senator from Pennsylvania 1957-1977), Class of 1922
Scranton, William
Beloff, Max
Berrigan, Daniel, S.J.
Dalton, John
Davis, Dick (Lt. Gov.)
Berlmei, Burt
Bowen, Thomas D. Rev.
Byrd, Harry F. (VA US Senator)
Calvani, Terry
Dodd, Christopher (D-Conn.)
Heflin, Howell, Senior US Senator from Alabama, March 1985
Hufstedler, Shirley M., Fall 1984
Kuhn, Bowie with Howard Cosell
Mathias, Charles Senator Feb. 1984
Thomas, Charles (VA Supreme Court Justice)
Warner, John, Senator
seriesRG 32/200-78 Records of the Student Legal Forum , 1946-1969
seriesRG 32/200-80 Records of the Student Legal Forum, bulk: 1966-1973
seriesRG 32/200-85 Records of the Student Legal Forum , 1973-1984
seriesRG 32/200-86 Records of the Student Legal Forum, 1975-1985
seriesRG 32/200-87 Records of the Student Legal Forum, 1965-1987