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American Law Institute photograph collection


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The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. An association of practitioners and scholars known as the "Committee on the Establishment of a Permanent Organization for Improvement of Law" published a study that recommended a lawyers' organization be formed to improve the law and its administration. The committee was chaired by Elihu Root and counted Learned Hand, Benjamin Cardozo, and Samuel Williston among its members.

The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American bar (including judges, lawyers, and law professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office.

The Institute's first project was a comprehensive Restatement of the Law, completed in 1944. The nine broad areas of the common law analyzed and restated were Agency, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments, Property, Restitution, Security, Torts, and Trusts. In the 1950s, the institute began work on the Second Restatement series, which updated the original Restatements, reflected new analyses and concepts, and expanded upon the authorities used in reaching the conclusions set forth. The Second Restatement also treated some subjects not included in its predecessor, such as Foreign Relations Law and Landlord and Tenant Law. In 1987 the institute began its Third Restatement of the Law.

Eventually, the ALI grew to encompass other projects in addition to the restatements, notably, the codification projects (including the Model Code of Evidence, Code of nal Procedure, and Model Penal Code) and legal education. Since 1944, the Institute has cooperated with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in developing and monitoring the Uniform Commercial Code, or UCC. The Institute has worked with the American Bar Association since 1947 to provide a multifaceted, national program of continuing legal education aimed at enhancing the competence of the practicing bar. The Institute also engages in intensive examination and analysis of other legal areas thought to need reform. These projects have dealt with topics such as Federal Taxation, Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts, Complex Litigation, and Corporate Governance.

In addition, the ALI has worked with the American Bar Association since 1947 in a multifaceted national program of continuing legal education aimed at enhancing the competence of the practicing bar. The program is known today as the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA) Committee on Professional Education.

This photograph collection is comprised of portraits of ALI directors, presidents, members, and staff. Also included are photographs from the Annual Meeting, including the 1st Annual Meeting in 1923.

Portraits are arranged alphabetically. Annual Meetings follow, arranged chronologically. Researchers should note that in some instances there are one or more photographs of each individual.

Processed by Leslie O'Neill, 2013 October, with additional processing 2014 June

Digitization by William Chim, 2013

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library
Finding Aid Author
Leslie O'Neill
Finding Aid Date
October 2013, June 2014
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Collection Inventory

Scope Note

This series, Portraits, is comprised of the original photographs from the American Law Institute Headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, that hung in the conference room. These portraits have also been digitized and are available electronically.

Adams, Thomas H. .
Image 61
Image 173
Ballantine, Arthur.
Image 62
Bartlett, Katherine.
Image 125
Image 174
Bator, Paul M. .
Image 145
Beale, Joseph H. .
Image 167
Bigelow, Harry A. .
Image 162
Blumberg, Grace.
Image 122
Bohlen, Francis.
Image 158
Boskey, Bennett. Treasurer 1975-2010.
Image 19
Braucher, Robert.
Image 151
Bush, Julian S. .
Image 160
Cappella, Elena A. Deputy Director 1993-2010.
Image 21
Image 83
Casner, A. James.
Image 103 Image 164
Clark, Herbert W. .
Image 63
Cohen, Niel B. .
Image 80
Corbin, Arthur L. .
Image 169
Crotty, Homer D. .
Image 64
Cutter, R. Ammi. President 1976-1980.
Image 7
Darrell, Norris. President 1961-1976.
Image 6 Image 5
Image 175
DeMott, Deborah A.
Image 97
Denicola, Robert C. .
Image 77
Dessemontet, Francois.
Image 155
Dewitt, Paul B. .
Image 144
Dixon, Arthur.
Image 65
Dreyfuss, Rochelle.
Image 153
Dunham, Allison.
Image 68
Durfee, Edgar N. .
Image 117
Ellman, Ira Mark.
Image 124
Faegre Sr., John B.
Image 53
Farnsworth, E. Allan.
Image 102
Fellers, James D. .
Image 54
Field, Richard H.
Image 70
Fisher, Adrian S. .
Image 69
Fraser, Everett .
Image 114
French, Susan.
Image 133
Gibson, Wendell B.
Image 55
Ginsburg, Jane.
Image 154
Goodrich, Herbert F. Director 1947-1962.
Image 171 Image 57 Image 13
Green, Michael D. .
Image 135
Greenwald, Michael. Deputy Director 1993-2004.
Image 20
Gregory, Tappan.
Image 48
Griswold, Erwin N. .
Image 165
Gumbart, William B. .
Image 49
Halbach, Edward C. .
Image 79
Image 176
Image 136
Image 138
Hanna, John.
Image 161
Hayward, Jr., Thomas Z. ALI-ABA President, 2005-2009.
Image 56
Hazard, Geoffrey C. Jr. Director 1984-1999.
Image 100 Image 16
Henderson, James A. .
Image 107
Hillman, Robert A. .
Image 94
Issacharoff, Samuel.
Image 91
Johnsen, Harley M. .
Image 50
Joiner, Charles W. .
Image 51
Kane, Mary Kay.
Image 147
Keedy, Edwin R. .
Image 76
Image 139
Klonoff, Robert H. .
Image 92
Kull, Andrew.
Image 96
Langbein, John H. .
Image 127
Leach, W. Barton.
Image 163
Leonard, E. Bruce.
Image 119
Leubsdorf, John.
Image 129
Lewis, William Draper. Director 1923-1947.
Image 12 Image 172
Llewellyn, Karl L. .
Image 110
Loss, Louis.
Image 74
Lowenfeld, Andreas F. .
Image 157
Marbury, William.
Image 52
Image 140
Mechem, Floyd R. .
Image 170
Mentschikoff, Soia.
Image 111
Mikell, William E. .
Image 75
Image 137
Miller, Arthur R. .
Image 149
Image 141
Image 86
Morgan, Edmund M. .
Image 72
Morgan, Thomas D. .
Image 130
Mulder, John E. ALI-ABA Executive Director, 1947-1963.
Image 67 Image 43
Image 82
Nagareda, Richard A. .
Image 98
Nelson, Grant.
Image 134
Oakley, John.
Image 120
O'Rourke, Maureen A. .
Image 95
Image 87
Pepper, George Wharton. President 1936-1947.
Image 3
Perkins, Roswell B. President 1980-1993; Chair of Council 1993-2008.
Image 9 Image 8
Perlman, Harvey S. .
Image 78
Powell, Richard.
Image 166
Powers, Bill.
Image 106
Prosser, William L. .
Image 104
Reece, Willis L.M. .
Image 150
Romo, Miguel Angel Hernandez.
Image 123
Root, Elihu. Honorary President 1923-1937.
Image 81 Image 2
Image 88
Rundell, Oliver S. .
Image 159
Schnader, William A. Vice President 1947-1968.
Image 22
Schwartz, Louis B.
Image 71
Scott, Austin W. .
Image 112
Seavey Warren A. .
Image 109
Segal, Bernard G. Treasurer 1955-1968.
Image 58 Image 17
Seligson, Harold P. .
Image 59
Image 89
Shulman, Harry.
Image 116
Silberman, Linda.
Image 126
Silver, Charles.
Image 99
Simpson, Sidney Post.
Image 60
Sohn, Louis B. .
Image 156
Image 85
Storey, Robert C. .
Image 47
Surrey, Stanley S.
Image 152
Sutherland, William A.
Image 46
Taruffo, Michele.
Image 93
Thurston, Edward S. .
Image 113
Traynor, Michael. President 2000-2008; Chair of Council 2008-.
Image 11 Image 25
Tweed, Harrison. President 1947-1961.
Image 4
Twerski, Aaron D. .
Image 108
Van Hecke, Maurice T. .
Image 115
Velasco, Carlos Sanchez Mejorada .
Image 121
Vorenberg, James .
Image 148
Wade, John W. .
Image 146
Waggoner, Lawrence W. .
Image 90
Waite, John Barker.
Image 73
Wechsler, Herbert. Director 1963-1984.
Image 101 Image 14 Image 15
Westbrook, Jay.
Image 128
Whitman, Dale.
Image 131
Wickersham, George Woodward. President 1923-1936.
Image 84 Image 1
Williams, Lauren. Treasurer 1968-1974.
Image 18
Willitson, Samuel.
Image 168
Wolfram, Charles W. .
Image 132
Wright, Charles Alan. President 1993-2000.
Image 10 Image 105
Wyzanski, Charles E. .
Image 44
Ziegel, Jacob S. .
Image 118

1st Annual Meeting Banquet of The American Law Institute. The New Willard, Washington D.C. February 23, 1923, 1923 February 23.
Image 29
2nd Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute. Washington, D.C. February 23, 1924, 1924 February 23.
Image 27
2nd Annual Meeting Banquet of The American Law Institute. The City Club, Washington, D.C. February 23, 1924., 1924 February 24.
Image 31
3rd Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute. Washington, D.C. May 1-2, 1925, 1925 May 1-2.
Image 26
5th Annual Meeting Banquet of The American Law Institute. Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C. May 14, 1927, 1927 May 14.
Image 30
Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute. Washington, D.C. Circa 1920's. , Circa 1920's.
Image 32
50th Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute. The Mayflower, Washington, D.C. May 15, 1973, 1973 May 15.
Image 28
1987 Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute. Washington, D.C. , 1987 May 19-22.
Box 1 Folder 1
1989 Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute , 1989.
Box 1 Folder 2
1993 Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute, 1993.
Box 1 Folder 3
Material Specific Details

Negatives and contact sheets

1996 Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute. Washington, D.C., 1996.
Box 1 Folder 4
Material Specific Details

1 (one) photograph and negatives

1997 Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute. Washington, D.C. , 1997.
Box 1 Folder 5
1998 75th Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute. Washington, D.C. , 1998.
Material Specific Details


1999 Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute. San Francisco, CA. , 1999.
Box 1 Folder 7
Material Specific Details

Negatives and contact sheets

2000 Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute. Washington, D.C. , 2000.
Box 1 Folder 8
2002 Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute. Washington, D.C. , 2002.
Box 1 Folder 9
2005 Annual Meeting of The American Law Institute. Philadelphia, PA., 2005.
Box 1 Folder 10
Material Specific Details

Negatives and contact sheets

1989 Annual Report, 1989.
Box 2 Folder 1
2002, 2002.
Box 2 Folder 2

Boskey, Bennett. Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, 1995-2005, undated.
Box 2 Folder 3-13
Traynor, Michael, 2000.
Box 2 Folder 14

ALI-ABA Committee Meetings , 1980s.
Box 2 Folder 15
ALI-ABA Dinner. Chicago, IL. Mid-America Club, 1997 November 13.
Box 2 Folder 16
ALI-ABA Committee Meeting. Chicago, IL, 1999 April 22.
Box 2 Folder 17
ALI-ABA Committee Meeting. Philadelphia, PA , 1999 October 29.
Box 2 Folder 18
ALI-ABA Program Subcommittee Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. The Ritz Carlton, 2000 September 14-15.
Box 3 Folder 1
ALI-ABA Committee Members Portraits, undated.
Box 3 Folder 2
ALI-ABA Course of Study: Pension, Profit Sharing and Other Deferred Compensation Plans VII. Washington D.C. October 10-12, 1974, 1974 October 10-12.
Image 23
ALI-ABA Course of Study: New Pension Legislation. San Francisco, CA. November 21-23, 1974, 1974 November 21-23.
Image 24
Transnational Rules of Civil Procedure Meeting. Renmin University, Beijing, China., 2001 October 10-11.
Box 3 Folder 3
Photographs Miscellaneous, undated.
Box 3 Folder 4 Box 4

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