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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in 4 series: I. Cataloged correspondence (Box 1); II. Arranged correspondence (Boxes 1-4); III. Correspondence by subject (Boxes 5-8); IV. Scrapbooks (21 v. Boxes 10-19).
Scope and Content
Correspondence, subject files, and scrapbooks concerning Coudert's law practice, political activities, social life and family. The cataloged and arranged correspondence covers the period 1935 through 1938 and deals with law and international affairs. Among th cataloged correspondence are: Harry Armstrong, Boris Bakhmeteff, Nicholas Murray Butler, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Learned Hand, Cordell Hull, Philip C. Jessup, Walter Lipmann, Robert McElroy, and Hendrik W. Van Loon. The subject files document Coudert's involvemant with the American, New York City, and New York State Bar Associations and the 1936-38 International Olympic Committee. The subject files on Columbia University cover the years 1933-37 and include, in addition to general correspondence concerning Coudert's activities as a Trustee of the University, correspondence on the Trustees' Committe on Honors and the Committee on Legal Affairs. The 21 scrapbooks contain clippings on all aspects of Coudert's political, professional, and personal life from 1888 to 1931.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frederic R. Coudert Sr. papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Frederic René Coudert (Columbia A.B., 1890; A.M., 1891; Ph.D., 1894) admitted to the New York Bar, 1892. Special assistant Attorney General of U.S., 1915-20; legal advisor to the British Embassy, 1915-20; Trustee of Columbia University, 1912-54. Author of "Certainty and Justice" 1913.