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Milton Handler Papers
A lifelong New Yorker, and very much a "son of Columbia" (A.B. '24; LL.B. '26) the late Milton Handler (d. '98) taught at Columbia Law School for forty-five years. He was a prolific scholar and wrote a leading text on Trade Regulation. The Milton Handler Papers span the years 1923 to 1985. The collection's earliest records are class notes taken by Handler while he was a student at Columbia University. The most recent records consist of travel correspondence. In essence, the collection documents 45 years of Milton Handler's activities and achievements as a Professor of Law at Columbia University, a career as a preeminent antitrust and trademark scholar, and a lawyer and senior partner of the firm Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays, and Handler. The records total approximately 96 linear feet of material including correspondence (both incoming letters and carbon copies of outgoing letters); handwritten and typed drafts with corrections; legal memoranda; dockets; reports; legal and legislative documents; clippings; research materials and notes; printed items such as pamphlets, reprints of articles, and speeches; photographs; audio tapes; and award and degree certificates.
Henry Schneider Collection
The Schneider collection holds the work of Henry Schneider (1910-1998) who served as a Deputy Chief under Colonel Bernard Bernstein, Director, Finance Division, Individuals' External Assets Branch, Division of Investigation of Cartels and External Assets (DICEA). As a deputy chief, Schneider was primarily engaged in identifying the economic assets of, accumulating evidence about and conducting interrogations against Nazi organizations and war criminals. The one box collection (0.5 linear feet) holds interrogation transcripts of Nazi officers (including Hermann Goering and Joachim von Ribbentrop), the testimony of Orvis A. Schmidt, Director of Foreign Funds Control, U.S. Treasury Department, before Senator Harley M. Kilgore's Subcommittee on German Espionage of the Senate Military Affairs Committee, and many of the reports produced by DICEA for the Military Tribunals in Nuremberg.
Telford Taylor Papers
The Telford Taylor Papers collect the work of Telford Taylor as a lawyer, legal scholar, writer, and historian. The documents include Taylor's work in Nuremberg with the International and Nuremberg Military Tribunals, his work within departments created by the New Deal, some of his legal case files (particularly on civil liberties cases), and other professional interests that Taylor had. The collection also contains Taylor's writings including drafts of his books, speeches, interviews, teaching materials, and much of the research behind these pursuits. The genre of materials includes official reports, correspondence, manuscripts, annotated texts and photographs. The collection also contains Taylor's research materials in the form of annotations, notes, and clippings.
Herbert Wechsler Papers
This collection contains the papers of lawyer and legal scholar Herbert Wechsler. The various documentation includes Wechsler’s work with the United States Department of Justice (including documents from the Nuremberg and International Military Tribunals), The American Law Institute (including the work of the Model Penal Code), Columbia University, and several other organizations to which Wechsler contributed or with which he was affiliated. The collection also contains papers related to Wechsler’s legal work, including documents pertaining to his work on New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. Wechsler’s scholarly work is also collected here including drafts of articles, books, speeches, and special lectures such as his Oliver Wendell Holmes Lecture, “Toward Neutral Principles of Constitutional Law”. The Herbert Wechsler papers also cover various points of interaction Wechsler had with other figures in his field including Francis Biddle, Telford Taylor, and Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. The genre of documentation is primarily correspondence, reports, and writings with annotations. The collection also contains some ephemera and photographic materials and one audiocassette.