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American Law Institute oral history collection


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In 1989, the American Law Institute began producing videotaped oral history interviews with individuals who were active in the Institute's affairs. The project is ongoing.

The Oral Histories Record Group, 1989-1993, includes video oral history recordings with Herbert Wechsler (1989 April 13), Homer Kripke (1989 September 9), and A. James Casner (1990 May 16). Each oral history has a corresponding transcript. Also included is a typewritten transcript and video recording of an oral history with Paul Wolkin (1993 July 8 and 26).

Chronological by date of recording.

Recordings and corresponding transcripts will be added to this record group as new interviews are recorded.

The videos and transcripts were digitized and are available here:

The American Law Institute's audiovisual department currently holds the masters of the recordings.

Transferred to the American Law Institute Archives in 2010.

Processed by Jordon Steele, January 2011.

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Collection Inventory

Wechsler, Herbert, 1989 April 13.
Kripke, Homer, 1989 September 8.
Casner, A. James, 1990 May 16.
Wolkin, Paul, 1993 July 8 and 26.

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