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Correspondence and Financial Records, 1970-1977, Box 1a; Correspondence re. Application for Research Positions (PRTS) & Volume 1. Chapter 1 Drafts, Box 1b; Volume 1. Chapters 1-5, Boxes 2-11; Volume 1. Miscellaneous Working Papers, Boxes 12-14; Volume II. Working Papers: Executive History Incident Memoranda, Boxes 15-18; Volume II. Working Papers: Summary of Congress, Box 19-24; Volume II. Preface, etc. and Chapters 1-4, Boxes 25-32; Volume II. Revised Master Proof, etc., Box 33; Volume II. Miscellaneous Working Papers, Boxes 34 & 35; Volume II. Working Papers: Presidnetial Administrations, Boxes 36-46; Volume II. Working Papers: Events, Boxes 47-51; Post Volume II. Working Papers: Events, Boxes 52-54.
Correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, typescripts, manuscript notes, proofs, photocopies of original letters, manuscripts, documents, and other supporting materials used in the research, writing and publication of the American Bar Association's "War Powers Study." The correspondence and memoranda include applications for research positions with the project and communications among the project staff. By far the majority of the papers consist of heavily corrected manuscripts and typescript drafts of each chapter for the multi-volume series entitled: WAR, FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND CONSTITUTIONAL POWERS (Cambridge, Mass., Ballinger, 1976-). Each chapter's drafts are followed by extensive working papers which include research papers written by the staff, photocopies and transcripts of original letters, manuscripts and documents, inventories and calendars of historical documents, and excerpts from printed sources.
As each volume is published, the drafts and working papers will be forwarded for inclusion in the collection.
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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); American Bar Association records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 03/22/1989.
2009-06-26 File created.
2011-12-15 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
In 1971 the American Bar Association formed a committee to prepare a study "..on the respective powers under the Constitution of the President and of the Congress to enter into and conduct war." The committee was chaired by Lyman M. Tondel, Jr. and the project was funded by the Association's Fund for Public Education which in turn contracted with Columbia University to carry out the study. The staff included Abraham D. Sofaer, Project Director and Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia since 1969; Professor Milton Henry, Project Historian; Enid Sterling, Research Associate; and Columbia University Law School students who did background research and writing for the project.