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American Law Institute Statement of Essential Human Rights Project records

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In the midst of World War II, the American Law Institute convened a committee in 1941 to study the international community's position regarding human rights law. The committee's charge was to develop a Statement of Essential Human Rights, whose goal was "to define the indispensable human rights in terms that would be acceptable to men of good will in all nations." William Draper Lewis, then acting director of the American Law Institute, was chair of the committee and the project's most outspoken advocate, touring the world to deliver speeches on the importance of a code of basic human rights. International in scope and in participation, the committee included representatives from Britain, Canada, China, France, pre-Nazi Germany, Italy, India, Latin America, Poland, Soviet Russia, Spain, and Syria.

A version of the Statement of Essential Human Rights was finalized in 1945. However, the document was not formally adopted by the American Law Institute because of disputes over some of the language in the document, particularly regarding the economic rights of individuals. However, the document proved to be lasting influence on the human rights movement that followed, especially in the drafting of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, promulgated in 1948.

The Statement of Essential Human Rights Records, 1929-1987 and undated, include research material, constitutions, letters, conference and meeting records, drafts, publications, the writings of William Draper Lewis, and other records related to the drafting of the Statement of Essential Human Rights, finalized in 1945. The bulk of the records spans the years 1941 to 1945.

    Arrangement
  1. Research Material
  2. Constitutions
  3. Fundraising Applications
  4. William Draper Lewis' Writings
  5. Correspondence
  6. Conference and Meeting Records
  7. Drafting Records
  8. Final Versions
  9. Enrst Rabel Series
  10. Lucie Krassa Series
  11. Collateral Studies
  12. Other Records

First shipment received from the American Law Institute in 1995.

An item-level container list is available offline in spreadsheet form.

Preliminary container list prepared by Melissa Backes, 1995-2005.

Reprocessed by Jordon Steele, September 2007.

Encoded by Jordon Steele, May 2008.

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University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library
Finding Aid Author
Jordon Steele
Finding Aid Date
2008
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents note

Articles, letters, and other secondary material used by the committee members as background research for the drafting of the Statement of Essential Human Rights. The documents include information on international human rights initiatives occurring prior to the Statement of Essential Human Rights project, including the Atlantic Charter and the "Four Freedoms" address by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

General Physical Description note

About 20 items

The four freedoms: from the address of the President of the United States (FDR), delivered before a joint session of the two houses of Congress, Jan. 6, 1941., January 6, 1941.
Box 1 Folder 1
The nine freedoms set fourth in the national resources planning board report transmitted to Congress by President Roosevelt, Jan. 14, 1942., January 14, 1942.
Box 1 Folder 2
Declaration of principles known as the Atlantic Charter, by the President of the United States of America and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Aug. 14, 1941., August 14, 1941.
Box 1 Folder 3
Institute of International Law. Oct. 12, 1929? Declaration of the international rights of man., October 12, 1929.
Box 1 Folder 4
Provisions of the United States constitution protective of individual rights, with explanatory notes., Unknown.
Box 1 Folder 5
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Constitution (fundamental law)., Unknown.
Box 1 Folder 6
Bulletin of the Commission to study the organization of peace. Vol.. 2, no. 7, July, 1942., July, 1942.
Box 1 Folder 7
Excerpts from Memorial Day address by Sumner Wells, Under Secretary of State delivered at Arlington National Amphitheater, May 30, 1942., May 30, 1942.
Box 1 Folder 8
The individual and international law (protection of the individual against his own state). Memorandum by John B. Whitton, Princeton University, Aug. 12, 1942., August 12, 1942.
Box 1 Folder 9
Declaration of the international rights of man adopted by the Institute of International Law at its session of Oct. 12, 1929., October 12, 1929.
Box 1 Folder 10
Some general observations on the proposed international bill of rights by Karl Loewenstein. Oct. 25, 1942., October 25, 1942.
Box 1 Folder 11
A memorandum on the enumeration and clarification of individual rights by Dr. Ricardo J. Alfaro. Oct. 28, 1942., October 28, 1942.
Box 1 Folder 12
Points for discussion by Manley O. Hudson. Nov. 4, 1942., November 4, 1942.
Box 1 Folder 13
George M. Wunderlich letter. Jan. 12, 1943., January 12, 1943.
Box 1 Folder 14
Preparing an international bill of rights, the German conception. By George M. Wunderlich, New York., Unknown.
Box 1 Folder 15
Resolution of eighth international conference of American states, Dec. 23, 1938. Japanese proposal for the covenant, 1919., 1919.
Box 1 Folder 16
Miscellaneous secondary sources., 1940's.
Box 1 Folder 17
Bibliographic material which may be useful for the study of an international bill of rights but which has not been in whole or in part duplicated., Unknown.
Box 1 Folder 18
Karl Lowenstein's list of publications since 1933., Unknown.
Box 1 Folder 19
Miscellaneous bibliographic sources., 1941-1942.
Box 1 Folder 20

Scope and Contents note

Since the Statement of Essential Human Rights was an international effort, this series includes a sampling of constitutions from various countries, including those from Central America, Europe, and the United Soviet Socialist Republic ( USSR).

General Physical Description note

About 30 items

Constitution of Bolivia.
Box 1 Folder 21
Explanatory notes for the ALI on the provisions of the Haitian constitution protecting individual rights. By Dr. Clovis Kernisan, jurist in the state department of foreign affairs.
Box 1 Folder 22
Translation into English of the provisions in respect to individual rights in the constitution of Mexico.
Box 1 Folder 23
Translation into English of the provisions in respect to individual rights in the constitution of the U.S.S.R. April 9, 1943., April 9, 1943.
Box 1 Folder 24
Translation into English of the provisions in respect to individual rights in the constitution of Uruguay.
Box 1 Folder 25
Translation into English of the provisions in respect to individual rights in the constitutions of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Venezuela, Peru.
Box 1 Folder 26
Translation into English of the provisions in respect to individual rights in the constitutions of Costa Rica, Nicaragua.
Box 1 Folder 27
Translation into English of the provisions in respect to individual rights in the constitutions of Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti.
Box 1 Folder 28
Translation into English of the provisions in respect to individual rights in the constitutions of the Eastern Hemisphere and Bolivia.
Box 1 Folder 29
Translation into English of the provisions in respect to individual rights in the constitutions of El Salvador, Honduras, Bolivia, Panama, Paraguay, Argentina, Cuba, Equador.
Box 1 Folder 30
Translation into English of the provisions in respect to individual rights in the constitutions of Europe and Asia and Commonwealth of the Philippines.
Box 1 Folder 31
Classification of the individual rights provisions in the constitutions of the Western Hemisphere. Dec. 19, 1942., December 19, 1942.
Box 1 Folder 32
Provisions in the current or recent constitutions of the nations of the world stating rights comparable to the rights in the statement of essential human rights submitted by a committee of advisers representing the principal cultures of the world., 1944.
Box 1 Folder 33
Social and individual guarantees in the constitutions of Latin America., 1942.
Box 1 Folder 34
English translations of miscellaneous foreign constitutions.
Box 1 Folder 35
Note: confined to matter in constitutions pertaining to individual rights. By Wm. B. Johnson and others.
Box 1 Folder 38

Scope and Contents note

Applications to fund the Statement of Essential Human Rights project, sent to the American Philosophical Society, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Commonwealth Fund.

Physical Description

4 items

American Philosophical Society., 1942-1944.
Box 1 Folder 39
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace., 1942.
Box 1 Folder 40
Commonwealth Fund., 1942-1944.
Box 1 Folder 41
Rockefeller Foundation., 1941-1942.
Box 1 Folder 42

Scope and Contents note

Speeches, public statements, and memoranda created by William Draper Lewis, committee chair and primary public advocate for the Statement of Essential Human Rights project.

General Physical Description note

About 40 items

An International Bill of Rights. To the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA. April 25, 1942., April 25, 1942.
Box 1 Folder 43
An International Bill of Rights. Radio Address. May 1, 1942., May 1, 1942.
Box 1 Folder 44
An International Bill of Rights. To Sunday Evening Club, Northeast Harbor, ME. Aug. 9, 1942., August 9, 1942.
Box 1 Folder 45
An International Bill of Rights. To Federal Bar Association, Philadelphia Chapter. Oct. 28, 1942., October 28, 1942.
Box 1 Folder 46
A Just, Endurable Peace. St. Thomas' Church. Jan. 1943., January, 1943.
Box 2 Folder 1
A Just and Endurable Peace. Grace Church. Nov. 7, 1943., November 7, 1943.
Box 2 Folder 2
Notes for address. Church House, Philadelphia, PA. Feb. 8, 1944., February 8, 1944.
Box 2 Folder 3
Some Conditions of a Just and Lasting Peace. United Nations Council of Philadelphia, Jenkintown, PA. March 22, 1944., March 22, 1944.
Box 2 Folder 4-5
Statement of Essential Human Rights by Representatives of the Principal Cultures of the World. To the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA. Nov. 18, 1944., November 18, 1944.
Box 2 Folder 6
Miscellaneous statements., 1941-1944.
Box 2 Folder 7
Memorandum in re project model international bill of rights. Dec. 6, 1941., December 6, 1941.
Box 2 Folder 8
Statement of the project to draft an international bill of rights. April 2, 1942., April 2, 1942.
Box 2 Folder 9
Short statement of the institute's international bill of rights project. April 19, 1943., April 19, 1943.
Box 2 Folder 10
Report of Wm. D. Lewis, director to the members on the discussion of the international bill of rights project at the annual meeting, May 12, 1943., May 12, 1943.
Box 2 Folder 11
Memoranda on the American's lawyer's idea of a bill of rights by Wm. D. Lewis, director. July 6, 1943., July 6, 1943.
Box 2 Folder 12
Memorandum on the similarities and differences in personal and social rights by the director. July 29, 1943., July 29, 1943.
Box 2 Folder 13
Notes in re international bill of rights project for Herbert F. Goodrich by Wm. D. Lewis. Aug. 12, 1943., August 12, 1943.
Box 2 Folder 14
A statement by the director. Sept. 25, 1943., September 25, 1943.
Box 2 Folder 15
Memorandum for statement at opening of meeting of advisers, Jan. 8-9, at the American Philosophical Society Building, Jan. 5, 1944., January 5, 1944.
Box 2 Folder 16
Miscellaneous personal notes., 1941-1943.
Box 2 Folder 17

Scope and Contents note

Letters and related records written to and from advisers, experts on international human rights, and organizations participating in the drafting or funding of the project.

General Physical Description note

About 2000 items

Ricardo J. Alfaro., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 18
George M. Barakat., 1943-1944.
Box 2 Folder 19
Percey E. Corbett., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 20
Dr. J. Alvarez del Vayo., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 21
Noel T. Dowling., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 22
Kenneth Durant, TASS., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 23
John R. Ellingston., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 24
Herbert F. Goodrich., 1943.
Box 2 Folder 25
Hu Shih., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 26
Dr. Gerhart Husserl., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 27
C. Wilfred Jenks., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 28
Hon. Charles E. Kenworthy., 1943-1944.
Box 2 Folder 29
Dr. Alfonso Lopez., 1944.
Box 2 Folder 30
Karl Loewenstein., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 31
K.C. Mahindra., 1943-1944.
Box 2 Folder 32
Roland S. Morris., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 33
John E. Mulder., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 34
George Wharton Pepper., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 35
Dr. Ludwik Rajchman., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 36
David Riesman, Jr., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 37
Warren A. Seavey., 1941-1946.
Box 2 Folder 38
Angelo Piero Sereni., 1943-1945.
Box 2 Folder 39
Paul Weill., 1943-1944.
Box 2 Folder 40
Quincy Wright., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 41
Dr. George M. Wunderlich., 1943-1944.
Box 2 Folder 42
Title of draft-preference ballot. Ballots of advisers., 1944.
Box 2 Folder 43
March-May, 1943., March-May, 1943.
Box 2 Folder 44
Re: council draft., 1944.
Box 2 Folder 45
Circular letters to all advisers., 1942-1944.
Box 2 Folder 46
Lists of advisers, subcommittees, etc., 1941-1942.
Box 2 Folder 47
Biographies of advisers., 1944.
Box 2 Folder 48
Members of enlarged committee on human rights (to date)., Unknown.
Box 3 Folder 1
Organizations that attended the conference on human rights. Apr. 19, 1946., April 19, 1946.
Box 3 Folder 2
General correspondence. Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1942., January 1-December 31, 1942.
Box 3 Folder 3
General correspondence. Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1943., anuary 1-December 31, 1943.
Box 3 Folder 4
General correspondence. Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1944., January 1-December 31, 1944.
Box 3 Folder 5
Miscellaneous, Includes letter to Eleanor Roosevelt., 1946.
Box 3 Folder 6
General. Re: provenance of the international bill of rights., 1944.
Box 3 Folder 7
General-A., 194.
Box 3 Folder 8
ACLU committee on international civil liberties. Includes meeting minutes. March 25, 1946., March 25, 1946.
Box 3 Folder 9
American Philosophical Society., 1944.
Box 3 Folder 10
General-B., 1943.
Box 3 Folder 11
Jasper Yeats Brinton., 1944.
Box 3 Folder 12
General-C., 1943.
Box 3 Folder 13
Manuel Canyes., 1942-1944.
Box 3 Folder 14
Committee to promote discussion. Correspondence and other materials., 1944.
Box 3 Folder 15
Merton Ferson & D. Montford Melchior. Re: public discussion and distribution., 1944.
Box 3 Folder 16
Leo Fishman., 1942.
Box 3 Folder 17
Foreign constitutions. Applications of provisions., 1944.
Box 3 Folder 18
Victor Jelenko., 1943.
Box 3 Folder 19
Philip C. Jessup., 1942-1943.
Box 3 Folder 20
Henri Laugier., 1942-1944.
Box 3 Folder 21
Hon. Maxim Litvinoff., 1942.
Box 3 Folder 22
William Sanders., 1942-1944.
Box 3 Folder 23
Durward V. Sandifer., 1942-1944.
Box 3 Folder 24
South American Ambassadors. Materials re: operation of constitutional provisions., 1943.
Box 3 Folder 25
State Department., 1942.
Box 3 Folder 26
Stig Unger, Copenhagen. Re: article in November 1938 issue of the "Svensk Juristtiding" about the ALI., 1939.
Box 3 Folder 27
William Roy Vallance, secretary general, Inter-American Bar Association., 1944.
Box 3 Folder 28
John B. Whitton., 1942.
Box 3 Folder 29

Scope and Contents note

Minutes, letters, and related records regarding outside conferences to which William Draper Lewis and others attended, and American Law Institute meetings in which the committee members participated during the drafting of Statement of Essential Human Rights.

Matter for conference. W.D. Lewis, W.A. Seavey, William Saunders. Oct. 14-15, 1941., October 14-15, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 30
Conference concerning legal problems in post-war planning, held in Atlantic City Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 1942, under the auspices of the Division of International Law of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace., February 28-March 1, 1942.
Box 3 Folder 31
Minutes of and materials for conference. W.D. Lewis, William Sanders and Percy Corbett. Aug. 22, 1942., August 22, 1942.
Box 3 Folder 32
Special invitations to bill of rights session at annual meeting. May 12, 1942., May 12, 1942.
Box 3 Folder 33
Materials in re: bill of rights session at annual meeting. May 12, 1943., May 12, 1943.
Box 3 Folder 34
Three conferences on some post war problems. Jan. 17, 24, 31., Unknown.
Box 3 Folder 35
First conference of small advisory group. Nov. 5-7, 1942., November 5-7, 1942.
Box 3 Folder 36
Second conference of the advisers. March 4-6, 1943., March 4-6, 1943.
Box 3 Folder 37
Third conference of the advisers. June 11-13, 1943., June 11-13, 1943.
Box 3 Folder 38
Jan. 8-9, 1944., January 8-9, 1944.
Box 3 Folder 39
Special subcommittee. Aug. 3-7, 1943., August 3-7, 1943.
Box 3 Folder 40
Special subcommittee. Oct. 15-17, 1943., October 15-17, 1943.
Box 3 Folder 41
Special subcommittee. Dec. 10-12, 1943., December 10-12, 1943.
Box 3 Folder 42
Section of the minutes of the 72nd meeting of the Council re: essential human rights. Feb. 1944., February, 1944.
Box 3 Folder 43

Scope and Contents note

Drafts, comments, reports to the American Law Institute Council, and related records reflecting the drafting process of the Statement of Essential Human Rights. Aspects represented include the document's Preamble, the

Declaration of Fundamental Individual Rights, free competition, personal rights, political rights, procedural rights, property rights, and social rights. General Physical Description note

About 50 items

By Warren A. Seavey and Wm. D. Lewis., 1943.
Box 4 Folder 1
Preamble. By John Ellingston., 1943.
Box 4 Folder 2
Comments on preamble., 1943.
Box 4 Folder 3
Suggestion by W.D.L. to be inserted before the first paragraph on page 5 of proof. Jan. 16, 1945., January 16, 1945.
Box 4 Folder 4
Essential human rights with drafts of appendices 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8., Unknown.
Box 4 Folder 5
The rights of free men (including draft of report to council). Draft submitted by the special committee to the advisers for their consideration on Jan. 8, 9, 1944. Dec. 24, 1943., December 24, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 6
The rights of free men (including draft of report to council). Draft submitted by the special committee. Dec. 24, 1953 to the advisers as amended by them at their meeting, Jan. 8-9, 1944 and by the director following their instruction., December 24, 1953.
Box 4 Folder 7
A preliminary draft of a declaration of fundamental individual rights. Nov. 23, 1943., November 23, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 8
Notes, drafts, comments., Unknown.
Box 4 Folder 9
Draft of foreword and miscellaneous notes., Unknown.
Box 4 Folder 10
Caveat to the inclusion in the Declaration of essential human rights, the articles relating to social rights. By Warren A. Seavey and copy of the director's letter to Mr. Seavey. Feb. 15, 1944., February 15, 1944.
Box 4 Folder 11
Elements of a project for the achievement of free competition. By Corwin D. Edwards, with analysis of contents by W.D.L. Aug. 19, 1943., August 19, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 12
Report of sub-committee on personal rights. Freedom of religion. Noel T. Dowling, reporter, et. al. Feb. 25, 1943., February 25, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 13
Second TD of he report of the subcommittee on personal rights, including: freedom of opinion and speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and association, freedom of religion. Noel T. Dowling, et. al. June 7, 1943., June 7, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 14
Articles on freedom of expression by John E. Mulder. March 22, 1943., March 22, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 15
TD on personal rights by Noel T. Dowling., 1942.
Box 4 Folder 16
Miscellaneous drafts., 1943.
Box 4 Folder 17
Report of subcommittee on political rights. Karl Loewenstein, reporter, et. al. Feb. 16, 1943., February 16, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 18
Notes, drafts, comments., 1943.
Box 4 Folder 19
Article 16. Political Rights. Karl Loewenstein. Nov. 22, 1943., NOvember 22, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 20
Report of sub-committee on procedural rights. Feb. 10, 1943., February 10, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 21
Procedural rights-three articles. Sept. 28, 1943., September 28, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 1943
Suggested compression of comment to article 16. Political rights. By director. Agenda, item 11. Dec. 9, 1943., December 9, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 23
Introduction to the consideration of property rights. Submitted to the members of the subcommittee on property by Dr. Ernst Rabel. Jan. 18, 1943., January 23, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 24
Majority report of the subcommittee on property. Ernst Rabel, reporter (dissenting from the report), Noel T. Dowling, Warren A. Seavey. Feb. 19, 1943., February 19, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 25
Opinion of Dr. Ernst Rabel on the majority report of the sub-committee on property rights. Feb. 23, 1943., February 23, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 26
Notes, drafts, comments., 1943.
Box 4 Folder 27
Report of subcommittee on social rights. C. Wilfred Jenks, reporter, et. al. Feb. 26, 1943., February 26, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 28
Introduction to the comment on articles 1-5, the social rights. By C. Wilfred Jenks. Oct. 11, 1943., October 11, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 29
The place of social and economic rights in a statement of essential human rights. By C. Wilfred Jenks. July, 1944., July, 1944.
Box 4 Folder 30
Notes, drafts, comments., 1943.
Box 4 Folder 31
Comments on articles 16, political rights; article 11, education; article 10, property rights; and article 6., 1943.
Box 4 Folder 32
Extracts from letter of December 7, 1943 of Noel T. Dowling., December 7, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 33
Results of elimination from articles of all reference to duties of the state. Wm. Draper Lewis., 1943.
Box 4 Folder 34
Criticisms and suggestions of advisers on "Rights of free men" for conference., 1944.
Box 4 Folder 35
Letter of transmittal to the members of the special committee of the advisers. Nov. 19, 1943., NOvember 19, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 36
Suggested preliminary draft of report to council. Nov. 23, 1943., NOvember 23, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 37
Director's revised suggested preliminary draft of report to council. Dec. 8, 1943., December 8, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 38
Revision of last two paragraphs of page 20. PD, Nov. 23, 1943., NOvember 23, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 39
Draft of report to council., 1943.
Box 4 Folder 40

Scope and Contents note

Published versions of the final report submitted to the American Law Institute Council in February 1944, and a pamphlet entitled "Statement of Essential Human Rights," published in 1945. The Statement of Essential Human Rights was never formally adopted by the American Law Institute because of disputes over some of the language in the document, particularly regarding the economic rights of individuals.

Physical Description

3 items

Report to the council of the institute and statement of essential human rights by a committee of advisers representing the principal cultures of the world. Feb. 7, 1944. 3 copies., February 7, 1944.
Box 4 Folder 41
Report to the council of the institute and statement of essential human rights by a committee of advisers, representing the principal cultures of the world. Resolutions adopted by the council, Feb. 24, 1944., February 24, 1944.
Box 4 Folder 42
Statement of essential human rights. Drafted by a committee representing principal cultures of the world, appointed by the ALI. Distributed by Americans United for World Organization, Inc. 1945., 1945.
Box 4 Folder 43

Scope and Contents note

Chiefly correspondence between William Draper Lewis and other people regarding Ernst Rabel, who emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1939 and was a scholar of comparative law.

General Physical Description note

About 1000 items

Correspondence with and in re: Ernst Rabel., 1946-1947.
Box 4 Folder 44
Correspondence with and in re: Ernst Rabel. In re: Das Recht Des Warenverkaufs, vol. 1., 1944-1945.
Box 4 Folder 45
Correspondence with and in re: Ernst Rabel., 1942.
Box 4 Folder 46
Correspondence with and in re: Ernst Rabel., 1941-1942.
Box 4 Folder 47
Correspondence with and in re: Ernst Rabel. Includes index of correspondence and other files. Also Rable's Zeitschrift., 1940-1943.
Box 4 Folder 48
Correspondence re: Rabel's treatise on comparative conflict of laws., 1945.
Box 5 Folder 1
Photocopies of correspondence by and in re: Ernst Rabel, 1946-1947.
Box 5 Folder 2
Correspondence by and in re: Ernst Rabel. Includes contract between Rabel and ALI., 1943.
Box 5 Folder 3
Applications to foundations in re: Ernst Rabel., 1944.
Box 5 Folder 4
Applications to foundations in re: Ernst Rabel., 1944-1945.
Box 5 Folder 5
Applications to foundations in re: Ernst Rabel., 1944-1945.
Box 5 Folder 6
Applications to foundations in re: Ernst Rabel., 1945.
Box 5 Folder 7
Correspondence in re: Fundamental rights of individuals, a draft of an essay. Includes essay itself., 1942-1944.
Box 5 Folder 8
G. Hazard's request for information on Rabel., 1986-1987.
Box 5 Folder 9
Torts manuscript and correspondence., 1940.
Box 5 Folder 10
The advantages to be derived from a comparative study of the Bustamante code on private international law and the ALI's restatement 0f the law of conflict of laws. William Draper Lewis speech from the proceedings of the 8th scientific congress., 1943.
Box 5 Folder 11
With Rabel and Rheinstein re: European annotations., 1940.
Box 5 Folder 12
Fundamental rights of individuals, a draft of an essay; Real securities in roman law; et al., 1942-1944.
Box 5 Folder 13
Re: Rabel's European annotations., 1940.
Box 5 Folder 14

Scope and Contents note

Chiefly commentaries written by Krassa and correspondence between Krassa and William Draper Lewis. Lucie Krassa was a German emigre who performed editorial, translation, and other contract work for the American Law Institute while her husband was teaching at Yale University.

General Physical Description note

About 40 items

Abbreviations of provisions in parallel constitutions., 1942-1943.
Box 5 Folder 15
Original comments on the substance of the article., 1943.
Box 5 Folder 16
Notes, etc. by Lucie Krassa., 1943.
Box 5 Folder 17
Correspondence between Wm. Draper Lewis and Lucie Krassa., 1943.
Box 5 Folder 18

Arrangement note

Alphabetical by organization or name of publication.

Scope and Contents note

Chiefly letters regarding other organizations that wrote human rights declarations around the time that the American Law Institute was working on its Statement of Essential Human Rights. The organizations represented in this series include the American Bar Association, the Commission to Study the Organization of Peace, the

International Law of the Future, and the Twentieth Century Fund. The Commission to Study the Organization of Peace was commissioned by the American Bar Association Journal and was researched and written by Judge Manley O. Hudson. General Physical Description note

About 80 items

American Bar Association-section on international and comparative law. Correspondence., 1942-1943.
Box 5 Folder 19
Commission to Study the Organization of Peace. Correspondence, discussion draft., 1942, 1945-1946.
Box 5 Folder 20
Hudson, Manley O. Correspondence, The International Law of the Future., 1942, 1944.
Box 5 Folder 21
Twentieth Century Fund. Correspondence., 1942, 1944.
Box 5 Folder 22

Scope and Contents note

Memoranda, notes, translations, and other unclassified records surrounding the creation of the Statement of Essential Human Rights.

General Physical Description note

About 20 items

Certificate of incorporation of the ALI., 1923.
Box 5 Folder 23
George Wharton Pepper speech: "The lawyer's approach to post war problems.", 1941.
Box 5 Folder 24
Preliminary questions., 1946.
Box 5 Folder 25
Notes on ALI material on constitutional provisions relating to essential human rights in the various countries of the world., 1946.
Box 5 Folder 26
Memorandum of the meeting of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights held April 10, 1946. Confidential draft by Judge Joseph M. Proskauer for Shatwell's committee., 1946.
Box 5 Folder 27
Translation of drafts into foreign languages., no date.
Box 5 Folder 28
List of documents in archives., no date.
Box 5 Folder 29
Key to files., no date.
Box 5 Folder 30

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