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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in five series.
Scope and Content
Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, and printed materials. There is correspondence relating to Coudert's law practice, political campaigns, and terms in office. Correspondence, subject files, press releases, and clippings concerning Coudert's state senatorial and U.S. congressional campaigns, and his involvement in the New York State Joint Legislative Committee on the State Education System (Rapp-Coudert Committee, 1940-46), as well as the New York State Commission on Governmental Operations of the City of New York (1959-61). The scrapbooks contain clippings on Coudert's political career from 1929 through 1962, the Jones Law and the Rapp-Coudert Subcommittee.
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
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.
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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 René Coudert Jr. papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Bequest of Pamela M. Coudert, 1986 & 1987.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Coudert, Paula M. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--09/27/87. Accession number--M-87-09-28.
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Congressional Representative from New York; born in New York City May 7, 1898; attended Browning and Morristown Schools in New York City; was graduated from Columbia University in 1918 and from its law school in 1922 [Kent Scholar]; served as a first lieutenant in the One Hundred and Fifth United States Infantry, Twenty-seventh Division, with overseas service, in 1917 and 1918; was admitted to the bar in 1923 and commenced practice in New York City; assistant United States attorney for the southern district of New York in 1924 and 1925; unsuccessful Republican candidate for district attorney of New York County in 1929; delegate to the Republican State conventions from 1930 to 1948; delegate to the Republican National Conventions 1936-1948; member of the State Senate, 17th district, 1939-1946; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1959); Chairman of the Rapp-Coudert Subcommittee; was not a candidate for renomination in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; engaged in the practice of law in New York City; member of State Commission on Governmental Operations of the city of New York 1959-1961; retired from the practice of law due to ill health and resided in New York City, where he died May 21, 1972; interment in Memorial Cemetery, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.