Principles of Corporate Governance records
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Overview and metadata sections
In 1977, the American Law Institute (ALI) commissioned a review of the principles, customs, and laws that related to operating a corporation, known the Principles of Corporate Governance project. Work on the project culminated in 1992, when the ALI formally adopted the Principles of Corporate Governance. A set of reporter's notes, which reflected the analysis and scholarship of the reporters on the project, was published in 1994.
The Principles of Corporate Governance Records, 1981-1990, include meeting records, drafts, letters, comments, and other records related to the drafting of the Principles of Corporate Governance, a project that aimed to summarize the conditions under which corporations lawfully conduct operations.
The records do not constitute a comprehensive collection of the output of the project's members. The project began in 1987 and continued until 1994. Other records are currently unprocessed. Contact the archives for more information.
- Introductory Note
- Meeting Records
- Memorandums, reports, and other documents
Throughout this collection, researchers should note the following abbreviations when examining the collection: "PD" stands for Preliminary Draft "TD" stands for Tentative Draft "CD" stands for Council Draft
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.
Processed and encoded by Jordon Steele, May 2008.
- University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library
- Finding Aid Author
- Jordon Steele
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
- Use Restrictions
The archives reserves the right to restrict access to material of sensitive nature. Please contact the department for further information.
Introductory note by project reporter, Stanley Kaplan, to consultants and advisers, which provides an overview of the genesis of the Principles of Corporate Governance project.
Transcripts, motions submitted in advance of meetings, and other meeting materials.
Drafts and related records created in the course of writing the Principles of Corporate Governance.
Mainly chronological, although some are out of order.
Includes memorandums submitted to Council and a white paper on the project.
Mainly comments submitted by ALI members on drafts of the Principles of Corporate Governance. Also includes comments from the American Bar Association, Marty Lipton, and other interested parties.