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Collection Details


Collection Name: American Bar Foundation Oral History Program
Repository Name: American Bar Foundation [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
URL: http://www.abf-sociolegal.org/OralHistory2002/
Material Formats: [12 documents with text]
Dates Spanned: 1974-
Description: In 1974 the Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation authorized the organization of an Oral History Program for the purpose of assembling a historical record about the legal profession and the organized bar. During the following two years Olavi Maru of the American Bar Foundation conducted over fifty interviews with a group of legal professionals that included Lewis Powell, Dallin Oaks, Geoffrey Hazard, Jr. and A. James Casner as well as a number of former and current officers of the American Bar Association. Many of the interviewees had been active in ABA affairs as early as the 1930s and witnessed watershed events not only in ABA history, but American legal history in general.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 51
Interviews: [12 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Law
ASP Subjects: American Bar Association, Washington, DC; Bar associations; District of Columbia; Law; Lawyers; Oral history; Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; United States
Collection Code: OHC0001043