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Edwin W. Patterson papers, 1935-1939

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1675
Bib ID 10392016 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Patterson, Edwin W (Edwin Wilhite), 1889-1965
Title Edwin W. Patterson papers, 1935-1939
Physical Description 3.5 linear feet (9 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series.

Description

Summary

The Edwin W. Patterson Papers collects the papers of Patterson related specifically to the revision of the New York Insurance Law 1939 while he worked as Deputy Superintendent of the Insurance Department of New York State. Patterson was an expert in insurance law and authored both "The Insurance Commissioner in the United States" 1927) and "Essentials of Insurance Law" (1935). The collection contains the work of the New York Insurance Department, in particular the Committee of Insurance Law Reform. The documents are in the form of minutes, correspondence, memoranda, and drafts of bills proposals with annotations and marginalia. The collection also holds the transcript of hearings held by the New York State Legislature on Insurance reform in the 1930s.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Choose one of the following (unbold the name when you choose): Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edwin W. Patterson Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Related Collection: Edwin M. Patterson Manuscript Collection contains two versions of a draft manuscript related to insurance reform worked on by Edwin Patterson

Ownership and Custodial History

Collection made a gift by Edwin W. Patterson to the Diamond Law Library (date unknown).

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed Whitney Bagnall, with edits by Virginia Millington 2010.

Finding Aid written Craig P. Savino and Virginia Millington 2010.

Revision Description

2016-12-09 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Accident insurance -- Law and legislation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Llewellyn, Karl N (Karl Nickerson), 1893-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (State) -- Politics and government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Patterson, Edwin W (Edwin Wilhite), 1889-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Edwin Wilhite Patterson (1889-1965) was the Cardozo Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia University from 1922 to 1957, as well as the Director of the Graduate law program. Previous to his appointment at Columbia, he attended the University of Colorado Law School and taught law at the University of Texas Law School and the University of Iowa. Professor Patterson was an expert in insurance law and the author of the influential "The Insurance Commissioner in the United States" (1927) and "Essentials of Insurance Law" (1935). Patterson was the Deputy Superintendent of Insurance of New York for four years, during which time he worked to revise the New York Insurance Law. He was also an expert in Contract Law and Jurisprudence, with numerous publications on those and related topics.