Guide to the Nathaniel L. Nathanson (1908-1983) Papers

Collection Title: Nathaniel L. Nathanson (1908-1983) Papers
Dates: 1924-1985
Identification: 17/1
Creator: Nathanson, Nathaniel L.
Extent: 39 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: Nathaniel Louis Nathanson taught law at Northwestern University, beginning as assistant professor in 1936, named Northwestern University's Frederick P. Vose Professor of Law in 1968, and professor emeritus in 1977. The Nathaniel L. Nathanson Papers are arranged in eight subseries: biographical materials, correspondence files, teaching files, administrative files, research and consulting files, professional organization files, papers presented before professional organizations and publications.
Note: Other Information:For biographical materials, see Boxes 1, 33, and 35.Index to Prominent CorrespondentsName                         Date             Box and FolderBall, Joseph H. Nov. 2, 1945       Box 1, Folder 13Brademas, John March 24, 1960    Box 2, Folder 8Brandeis, Louis Nov. 17, 1931- June 12, 1941 Box 34, Folder 11Clark, Ramsey         March 7, 1967      Box 4, Folder 1Clark, Ramsey         March 23, 1967    Box 4, Folder 1Clark, Ramsey         Mar. 23, 1967      Box 34, Folder 12Cowen, Zelman April 21, 1980       Box 8, Folder 6Cowen, Zelman April 14, 1981       Box 8, Folder 5Dirksen, Everett M. May 4, 1964       Box 3, Folder 2Drinan, Robert F. March 24, 1973    Box 20, Folder 3Drinan, Robert F. Sept. 24, 1973       Box 23, Folder 10Drinan, Robert F. May 23, 1974       Box 6, Folder 5Drinan, Robert F. Nov. 11, 1974       Box 25, Folder 12Fowler, Henry H. July 12, 1966       Box 3, Folder 6Frankfurter, Felix July 13, 1933- Nov. 21, 1961 Box 34, Folder 14Guffey, Joseph F. May 6, 1946       Box 2, Folder 1Hiss, Alger         Dec. 21, 1966      Box 27, Folder 8Hoover, J. Edgar March 11, 1970    Box 5, Folder 1Kennedy, John F. Apr. 25, 1961     Box 34, Folder 17Koch, Edward         Nov. 4, 1975     Box 23, Folder 1Long, Edward V. Sept. 17, 1963     Box 22, Folder 6Long, Edward V. Jan. 8, 1964     Box 22, Folder 5McMahon, Brien Nov. 2, 1945     Box 1, Folder 13Mack, Julian         Mar. 31, 1935- July 26, 1938 Box 34, Folder 18Mikva, Abner         May 20, 1972      Box 5, Folder 7Pepper, Claude Oct. 14, 1983     Box 9, Folder 4Pepper, Claude Jan. 13, 1984     Box 34, Folder 9Percy, Charles H. July 15, 1974     Box 25, Folder 12Rehnquist, William H. Oct. 29, 1975 Box 7, Folder 2Stevens, John Paul Nov. 29, 1979     Box 8, Folder 4Stevens, John Paul Feb. 12, 1980     Box 8, Folder 5Stevens, John Paul May 5, 1980     Box 8, Folder 6Stevenson, Adlai E. Aug. 7, 1947     Box 2, Folder 4Stevenson, Adlai E. April 14, 1959     Box 10, Folder 7Stevenson, Adlai E. III July 30, 1971 Box 23, Folder 10Walker, Dan         Nov. 17, 1970     Box 5, Folder 3Yates, Sidney R. Sept. 13, 1963     Box 9, Folder 4Yates, Sidney R. April 30, 1974     Box 25, Folder 12Yates, Sidney R. July 12, 1974     Box 6, Folder 5Yates, Sidney R. June 15, 1976     Box 25, Folder 4
Acquisition Information: The Nathaniel L. Nathanson Papers were donated to Northwestern University Archives by Mrs. Leah Nathanson on August 13, 1984 (Accession 084-126).
Processing Information: William K. Beatty, March - May, 1985.
Separated Materials: Four folders of material on the Northwestern University Law School's Van Leer Conferences have been transferred to the Archives' general reference files.
Conditions Governing Access: The teaching files may be used only with permission of the University Archivist. Box 19, Folder 3, Administrative Deanship Search Committee, 1970-71, is restricted until 2005.Income tax records may be used only with permission of the University Archivist.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Nathaniel Louis Nathanson was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on December 21, 1908, the son of Samuel Jacob and Lillian Dante Nathanson. He obtained his B.A. (1929) and LL.B. (1932) degrees from Yale and his S.J.D. degree (1933) at Harvard.

Nathanson served as law clerk for Circuit Judge Julian J. Mack (1933-1934) and for Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1934-1935). During 1935-1936 he was an attorney for the Securities Exchange Commission. Northwestern University appointed Nathanson assistant professor of law (1936), associate professor (1941) and professor (1946). He served as an associate general counsel in the Office of Price Administration during 1942-1945. Nathanson became Northwestern University's Frederick P. Vose Professor of Law in 1968, and professor emeritus in 1977.

From 1968-77, Nathanson was several times a visiting professor at the University of Washington and once at Arizona State University. After retirement he continued teaching at least one term a year at either the University of San Diego or at Northwestern. He also taught at Hastings College of Law. Nathanson held a Fulbright Lectureship in Japan in 1954-1955, and served as a visiting lecturer there in 1965.

Nathanson held many positions with governmental agencies and public service organizations. Important among these were memberships on the Illinois Public Utility Laws Commission, the Chicago Executive Committee of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith and the Executive Board of the Illinois Division of the American Civil Liberties Union. In 1958-59 he was a consultant to the Indian Law Institute and from 1959 through 1975 served as an Institute member. Nathanson was for many years the American Representative Director and member of the Board of Directors of the Japanese American Society for Legal Studies. He was a council member, a public member and a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States.

Nathanson married Leah Smirnow on June 22, 1941; the couple had no children. He died in Wilmette, Illinois, on November 8, 1983.

Scope and Content

The Nathaniel L. Nathanson Papers fill 32 boxes, including two half-size boxes and are arranged in eight subseries: biographical materials, correspondence files, teaching files, administrative files, research and consulting files, professional organization files, papers presented before professional organizations and publications. A small amount of legal-size materials are arranged at the end of the series.

The biographical materials include curricula vitae, partial bibliographies and diaries with scattered, brief entries for professional and personal activities.

The correspondence files form the largest subseries, occupying ten boxes. Nathanson and his correspondents wrote on a wide variety of professional, educational and personal matters. The correspondence is an important source of information and commentary on prominent American jurists. Several photocopied letters from Felix Frankfurter are filed here. Nathanson wrote several articles about Supreme Court Justice Brandeis, and frequently referred to him in his correspondence (e.g., letter from Nathanson to Stanley Kaplan, March 3, 1980, Box 8, Folder 5). There are also several letters to and from Justice John Paul Stevens, a Northwestern University Law School student of Nathanson.

The teaching files fill eight and one-half boxes and include material from Nathanson's four decades of teaching at Northwestern as well as from his work as a visiting professor at Arizona State University and the Universities of Washington, San Diego, and California, San Francisco. Nathanson's two major courses were administrative law and constitutional law. Toward the end of his career he developed a popular course on contemporary litigation before the United States Supreme Court. This subseries comprises case notes, schedules and reading lists, exam sheets and student bluebooks, grade sheets, student papers, and correspondence arranged first by institution, and then by course, title or topic. A small amount of administrative files pertain to Northwestern Law School programs and committees, including the 1970-71 committee to select the school's dean.

The research and consulting files provide a partial picture of Nathanson's varied interests in legal, political and community issues. These files are arranged alphabetically by subject headings. Of particular interest are Nathanson's files on the Administrative Conference of the United States.

The professional organization files demonstrate Nathanson's strong advocacy on behalf of civil rights issues and cases both in the United States and abroad. The bulk of this subseries deals with the Japanese American Society for Legal Studies. Nathanson served as the Society's American Representative Director for several years, arranged lectures and itineraries for several visiting lawyers and judges from Japan, and founded and edited the society's Newsletter.

The papers presented before professional societies illustrate both Nathanson's professional interests and concerns as well as his popularity as a speaker. Civil rights, legal procedures, administrative and constitutional law and the United Nations are among the issues and topics Nathanson most frequently addressed.

The publications subseries includes published and unpublished books and articles. Nathanson was a contributor to and co-author of the Administrative Law Case Book. He and several colleagues were at work on the fifth edition when Nathanson died. With the manuscript of Nathanson's unpublished book, The History of Peace-Keeping Assessments, is a letter from Alger Hiss in which Hiss comments on, among other things, two papers by Nathanson.

Arrangement of Materials

The biographical materials are arranged alphabetically by document type.

General correspondence is arranged chronologically. It is followed by an alphabetically arranged set of folders of key correspondents.

Teaching files, Administrative files, and Research files are each arranged alphabetically by topic, and chronologically within topic.

Professional societies materials are arranged alphabetically by organization. They are followed by papers presented before Professional Societies, which are arranged alphabetically by title.

Publications distinguish materials related to books from those related to articles, and are subsequently arranged alphabetically by title.

Subjects

Personal Name

Nathanson, Nathaniel L.

Subjects

Law--Study and teaching--United States

Lawyers--United States


Container List / Contents

  • Biographical Materials
    • Personal Data, 1941-1980Box 1, Folder 1
    • Bibliography, 1968-1978Box 1, Folder 2
    • Clippings and News Releases, 1973-1975Box 1, Folder 3
    • Programs, 1946-1979Box 1, Folder 4
    • Diaries, 1953-1959Box 1, Folder 5
    • Diaries, 1967Box 1, Folder 6
    • Diaries, 1970-1981Box 1, Folder 7
    • Expenses, 1941-1979Box 1, Folder 8
    • Obituaries, 1983Box 1, Folder 9
  • Correspondence
    • General, 1934-1941Box 1, Folder 10
    • General, 1942Box 1, Folder 11
    • General, 1943-1944Box 1, Folder 12
    • General, 1945Box 1, Folder 13
    • General, Jan.-June, 1946Box 2, Folder 1
    • General, July-Dec., 1946Box 2, Folder 2
    • General, Jan.-July, 1947Box 2, Folder 3
    • General, Aug.-Dec., 1947Box 2, Folder 4
    • General, Jan.-April, 1948Box 2, Folder 5
    • General, May-Dec., 1948Box 2, Folder 6
    • General, 1949Box 2, Folder 7
    • General, 1950-1961Box 2, Folder 8
    • General, 1962-1963Box 3, Folder 1
    • General, 1964Box 3, Folder 2
    • General, Jan.-July, 1965Box 3, Folder 3
    • General, Aug.-Dec., 1965Box 3, Folder 4
    • General, Jan.-March, 1966Box 3, Folder 5
    • General, April-July, 1966Box 3, Folder 6
    • General, Jan.-May, 1967Box 3, Folder 7
    • General, Jan.-May, 1967Box 4, Folder 1
    • General, June-Sept., 1968Box 4, Folder 2
    • General, Oct.-Dec., 1967Box 4, Folder 3
    • General, Jan.-June, 1968Box 4, Folder 4
    • General, July-Sept., 1968Box 4, Folder 5
    • General, Oct.-Dec., 1968Box 4, Folder 6
    • General, 1969Box 4, Folder 7
    • General, Jan.-Feb., 1970Box 4, Folder 8
    • General, March-May, 1970Box 5, Folder 1
    • General, June-Sept., 1970Box 5, Folder 2
    • General, Oct.-Dec., 1970Box 5, Folder 3
    • General, Jan.-July, 1971Box 5, Folder 4
    • General, Aug.-Dec., 1971Box 5, Folder 5
    • General, Jan.-Feb., 1972Box 5, Folder 6
    • General, March-May, 1972Box 5, Folder 7
    • General, June-Dec., 1972Box 6, Folder 1
    • General, Jan.-June, 1973Box 6, Folder 2
    • General, July-Dec., 1973Box 6, Folder 3
    • General, Jan.-March, 1974Box 6, Folder 4
    • General, April-July, 1974Box 6, Folder 5
    • General, Aug.-Dec., 1974Box 6, Folder 6
    • General, Jan.-Feb., 1975Box 6, Folder 7
    • General, March-July, 1975Box 7, Folder 1
    • General, Aug.-Dec., 1975Box 7, Folder 2
    • General, Jan.-April, 1976Box 7, Folder 3
    • General, May-Sept., 1976Box 7, Folder 4
    • General, Oct.-Dec., 1976Box 7, Folder 5
    • General, Jan.-April, 1977Box 7, Folder 6
    • General, May-July, 1977Box 7, Folder 7
    • General, Aug.-Dec., 1977Box 7, Folder 8
    • General, Jan.-Sept., 1978Box 8, Folder 1
    • General, Oct.-Dec., 1978Box 8, Folder 2
    • General, Jan.-June, 1979Box 8, Folder 3
    • General, July-Dec., 1979Box 8, Folder 4
    • General, Jan.-March, 1980Box 8, Folder 5
    • General, April-July, 1980Box 8, Folder 6
    • General, Aug.-Dec., 1980Box 8, Folder 7
    • General, Jan.-June, 1981Box 8, Folder 8
    • General, July-Dec., 1981Box 9, Folder 1
    • General, 1982Box 9, Folder 2
    • General, Jan,.-June, 1983Box 9, Folder 3
    • General, July-Nov., 1983Box 9, Folder 4
    • General, n.d.Box 9, Folder 5
    • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1975-1981Box 9, Folder 6
    • Benjamin, Robert, June-Aug., 1958Box 9, Folder 7
    • Cohen, Myer, 1965-1967Box 9, Folder 8
    • Conference on Freedom and Responsibility in the Industrial Community, March-Aug., 1957Box 9, Folder 9
    • Conference on Freedom and Responsibility in the Industrial Community, 1957-1958Box 9, Folder 10
    • Davis, Kenneth C., 1975-1976Box 9, Folder 11
    • India, 1958-1959Box 9, Folder 12
    • Japan, 1955-1969Box 10, Folder 1
    • Lynd, Staughton (Committee for Academic Freedom in Illinois), Sept.-Oct., 1967Box 10, Folder 2
    • Mutter, H.B., May-Dec., 1971Box 10, Folder 3
    • Naito, Yorihiro, 1966-1968Box 10, Folder 4
    • Nathanson Testimonial (Nov. 20, 1979), Aug.-Nov., 1979Box 10, Folder 5
    • Northwestern University Law School, 1970-1977Box 10, Folder 6
    • Northwestern University Law School Centennial, 1959-1960Box 10, Folder 7
    • U.S. Civil Service Commission, Jan.-Oct., 1974Box 10, Folder 8
  • Teaching Files
    • Administrative Law, 1940-1941Box 10, Folder 9
    • Administrative Law, 1945-1949Box 10, Folder 10
    • Administrative Law, 1950-1959Box 10, Folder 11
    • Administrative Law, 1960-1963Box 10, Folder 12
    • Administrative Law, 1964-1967Box 11, Folder 1
    • Administrative Law, 1968-1974Box 11, Folder 2
    • Administrative Law, 1975-1979Box 11, Folder 3
    • Administrative Law, n.d.Box 11, Folder 4
    • Business Agencies, 1941Box 11, Folder 5
    • Civil Liberties, 1953, 1963-1968Box 11, Folder 6
    • Civil Liberties, 1970-1974Box 11, Folder 7
    • Civil Liberties, 1975Box 11, Folder 8
    • Civil Liberties, 1976-1977Box 12, Folder 1
    • Civil Rights, n.d.Box 12, Folder 2
    • Communications, 1949Box 12, Folder 3
    • Congressional Investigation, 1964Box 12, Folder 4
    • Constitutional Law, 1917-1941Box 12, Folder 5
    • Constitutional Law, 1945-1949Box 12, Folder 6
    • Constitutional Law, 195071956Box 12, Folder 7
    • Constitutional Law, 1957-1959Box 12, Folder 8
    • Constitutional Law, 1962-1964Box 13, Folder 1
    • Constitutional Law, 1962-1964Box 13, Folder 2
    • Constitutional Law, 1966-1970Box 13, Folder 3
    • Constitutional Law, 1971-1973Box 13, Folder 4
    • Constitutional Law, 1974Box 13, Folder 5
    • Constitutional Law, 1975-1977Box 14, Folder 1
    • International Organizations, 1965-1966Box 14, Folder 2
    • International Organizations, 1967-1968Box 14, Folder 3
    • International Protection of Human Rights, 1978Box 14, Folder 4
    • International Protection of Human Rights, 1979Box 15, Folder 1
    • International Protection of Human Rights, 1980-1983Box 15, Folder 2
    • Labor Law, 1946Box 15, Folder 3
    • Privacy, 1976-1978Box 15, Folder 4
    • Public Control of Business, 1938-1939Box 15, Folder 5
    • Public Regulation, 1949-1951Box 15, Folder 6
    • Public Regulation, n.d.Box 15, Folder 7
    • Public Utilities, 1950-1951Box 15, Folder 8
    • Race Relations, 1968-1970Box 15, Folder 9
    • Railroads, 1963-1964Box 15, Folder 10
    • State and Local Government, 1956-1960, 1979Box 16, Folder 1
    • Supreme Court Litigation, 1975-1980Box 16, Folder 2
    • Supreme Court Litigation, 1981Box 16, Folder 3
    • Supreme Court Litigation, 1982Box 16, Folder 4
    • Trade Regulation, 1938-1946Box 16, Folder 5
    • Transportation, Communication, and Public Utilities, 1963-1964Box 16, Folder 6
    • Transportation Regulation, 1963-1964Box 16, Folder 7
    • Political Science D-28, 1964Box 16, Folder 8
    • Advisees, 1971-1976Box 16, Folder 9
    • Curriculum, 1947Box 16, Folder 10
    • Grade Sheets: Minor Courses, 1947-1953Box 16, Folder 11
    • Graduate Students: Deb, K., 1975Box 16, Folder 12
    • Graduate Students: Rodman, Karl M., 1947Box 16, Folder 13
    • Reading Lists, 1940-1941Box 16, Folder 14
    • Schedules, 1946, 1962-1968Box 17, Folder 1
    • Senior Research Papers: Abrams-Berrington, 1968Box 17, Folder 2
    • Senior Research Papers: Bunch-Kirby, 1975Box 17, Folder 3
    • Case Notes, c. 1940Box 17, Folder 4
    • Case Notes, 1982-1983Box 17, Folder 5
    • Miscellaneous Notes, n.d.Box 17, Folder 6
    • Arizona State University: Supreme Court Seminar, 1972-1975Box 17, Folder 7
    • New York University, 1963-1964Box 17, Folder 8
    • University of California, S.F. (Hastings College of Law), 1981-1982Box 18, Folder 1
    • University of San Diego: Correspondence, 1976-1983Box 18, Folder 2
    • Administrative Law, 1977-1981Box 18, Folder 3
    • Constitutional Law, 1979Box 18, Folder 4
    • International Protection of Human Rights, 1977-1979Box 18, Folder 5
    • International Protection of Human Rights, 1980-1983Box 18, Folder 6
    • Supreme Court Litigation, 1979Box 18, Folder 7
    • Supreme Court Litigation, 1980-1981Box 18, Folder 8
    • University of Washington, 1966-1968Box 19, Folder 1
  • Administrative Files
    • Alumni, Bar, and Public Relations Committees, 1972-1976Box 19, Folder 2
    • Deanship Search Committee, 1970-1971Box 19, Folder 3
    • Grades and Honors Committee, 1974-1977Box 19, Folder 4
    • National Emergency Program, 1941Box 19, Folder 5
    • Part-Time Program, n.d.Box 19, Folder 6
    • Planning Committee, 1969-1971Box 19, Folder 7
    • Rosenthal Lectures Committee, 1941Box 19, Folder 8
  • Research and Consulting Files
    • Administrative Conference of the United States, 1960-1961Box 19, Folder 9
    • Administrative Conference of the United States, 1962-1964Box 19, Folder 10
    • Administrative Conference of the United States, 1968-1977Box 19, Folder 11
    • Administrative Conference of the United States: Committee on Compliance and Enforcement Proceedings, 1961-1962Box 19, Folder 12
    • Administrative Conference of the United States: Committee on Judicial Review, 1968-1970Box 20, Folder 1
    • Administrative Conference of the United States: Special Committee on Ex Parte Communications, 1974-1978Box 20, Folder 2
    • Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith and American Polonia Conferences, 1970-1973Box 20, Folder 3
    • Bell Telephone Conference, 1967Box 20, Folder 4
    • Brandeis Entennial Commission, 1955-1956Box 20, Folder 5
    • Carnegie Visiting Research Scholar, 1961-1968Box 20, Folder 6
    • Commission on Revision of the Federal Court Appellate System, 1974-1975Box 20, Folder 7
    • Commission on the Status of Puerto Rico, 1965-1966Box 20, Folder 8
    • Consortium of Governmental Consultants, 1981-1983Box 20, Folder 9
    • Freedom of Association, 1961-1966Box 20, Folder 10
    • State of Illinois Fair Employment Practices Commission, 1962-1963Box 20, Folder 11
    • State of Illinois Public Utility Laws Commission, 1951-1953Box 20, Folder 12
    • Indian Law Institute, 1957Box 20, Folder 13
    • Isabella Street CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) Station, 1971-1973Box 20, Folder 14
    • Israel Trip, 1983Box 20, Folder 15
    • Japan Trip, 1969Box 20, Folder 16
    • Jennings, Talbot, 1950-1952Box 21, Folder 1
    • La Frana, Arthur, 1951Box 21, Folder 2
    • National Council on Legal Clinics, n.d.Box 21, Folder 3
    • Office of Price Administration, 1941-1945Box 21, Folder 4
    • Palau Political Status Commission, 1978-1980Box 21, Folder 5
    • Securities and Exchange Commission, n.d.Box 21, Folder 6
    • Sherman, Julius, 1951-1954Box 21, Folder 7
    • State Legislation and Freedom of Association, n.d.Box 21, Folder 8
    • Subversive Activities Control Act: Communist Party, n.d.Box 22, Folder 1
    • Subversive Activities Control Act: History, 1963Box 22, Folder 2
    • Subversive Activities Control Act: Notes, n.d.Box 22, Folder 3
    • U.S. Dept. of Justice, Special Hearing Officer: Conscientious Objectors, 1967-1968Box 22, Folder 4
    • U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Administrative Practices and Procedures, 1963-1964Box 22, Folder 5
    • Vetoes: Congressional, Legislative, 1979-1980Box 22, Folder 6
  • Professional Societies
    • American Bar Association: Section of Administrative Law, Committee on Improvement of Admin. Procedures, 1951-1952Box 22, Folder 7
    • American Bar Association: Section of Administrative Law, Judicial Review Committee, 1971-1974Box 22, Folder 8
    • American Bar Association: Judicial Review Committee, 1975Box 23, Folder 1
    • American Bar Association: Judicial Review Committee, 1976-1979Box 23, Folder 2
    • American Civil Liberties Union, 1971-1974Box 23, Folder 3
    • American Civil Liberties Union, 1975-1980Box 23, Folder 4
    • Association of American Law Schools: Career Civil Service for Lawyers, 1966Box 23, Folder 5
    • Association of American Law Schools: Committee on Government Relations, 1966-1967Box 23, Folder 6
    • Association of American Law Schools: Committee on Lawyers in Federal Service, 1946, 1948Box 23, Folder 7
    • Association of American Law Schools: Orientation Program in American Law, 1964-1965Box 23, Folder 8
    • Chicago Bar Association: Committee on Civil Rights, 1957-1959Box 23, Folder 9
    • Chicago Bar Association: Committee on Civil Rights, 1970-1973Box 23, Folder 10
    • Chicago Bar Association: Committee on Civil Rights Project: Law in Schools, 1965-1966Box 23, Folder 11
    • Conference on the Teaching of Foreign & Comparative Law, 1964Box 24, Folder 1
    • Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, 1970Box 24, Folder 2
    • Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, 1971Box 24, Folder 3
    • Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, 1972Box 24, Folder 4
    • Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, 1973Box 24, Folder 5
    • Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, Jan.-June, 1974Box 24, Folder 6
    • Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, July-Sept., 1974Box 24, Folder 7
    • Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, Oct.-Dec., 1974Box 24, Folder 8
    • Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, Jan.-April, 1975Box 25, Folder 1
    • Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, May-June, 1975Box 25, Folder 2
    • Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, July-Dec., 1975Box 25, Folder 3
    • Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, Jan.-June, 1976Box 25, Folder 4
    • Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, July-Dec., 1976Box 25, Folder 5
    • Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, 1977Box 25, Folder 6
    • Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, 1978-1981Box 25, Folder 7
    • Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, Newsletter, nos. 1-4, 1971-1975Box 25, Folder 8
    • Papers Presented before Professional Societies
      • “Administrative Conference of the United States”, 1962Box 25, Folder 9
      • Administrative Law and Economic Development in India, 1968Box 25, Folder 10
      • Administrative Law Today, 1976Box 25, Folder 11
      • Affirmative Action: Reverse Discrimination, 1974-1976Box 25, Folder 12
      • Civil Liberties in Japan and the United States, 1965Box 25, Folder 13
      • Conference on Freedom and Responsibility in Broadcasting Summary of Proceedings, 1961Box 25, Folder 14
      • Constitutional Crisis at the United Nations, 1964-65; 1965-66Box 26, Folder 1
      • Constitutional Law Teaching: Problems and Perspectives, 1966-1967Box 26, Folder 2
      • Constitutional Powers of the President in Theory and Practice, n.d.Box 26, Folder 3
      • Constitutional Problems Involved in Adherence by the United States to a Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, 1963-1965Box 26, Folder 4
      • Constitutional Restrictions on Agreements Curbing Propaganda: A Critique, 1965-1966Box 26, Folder 5
      • Cooley Lectures: Panel, 1965-1966Box 26, Folder 6
      • Emergency Court Appeals Remarks, 1961Box 26, Folder 7
      • Federalism and Civil Rights in Our Time, 1963-1964Box 26, Folder 8
      • Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Association and Freedom of Silence Under First Amendment, n.d.Box 26, Folder 9
      • Impact Decisions of the United States Supreme Court, October Term 1975, 1975Box 26, Folder 10
      • Institutional Due Process in the 21st Century: Remarks, 1978Box 26, Folder 11
      • “International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination”, 1971-1975Box 26, Folder 12
      • The Mystery of Teaching Law, 1971Box 26, Folder 13
      • The Philosophy of Mr. Justice Brandeis and Civil Liberties Today, 1978Box 26, Folder 14
      • Problems of Constitutionality and Statutory Interpretation Arising Under the Wagner Act, 1939Box 26, Folder 15
      • “Proposals for an Administrative Appellate Court and Other Changes in the Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts Including the United States Supreme Court”, n.d.Box 26, Folder 16
      • Radio Talks, 1937-1938Box 26, Folder 17
      • The Role of Law and the Structure of Power, 1966Box 26, Folder 18
      • The Roles and Responsibilities of Lawyers, Litigants, the Bar, the Bench and the Press, 1970Box 26, Folder 19
      • Schuyler, Daniel M., Remarks, 1980Box 26, Folder 20
      • The Supreme Court as Guardian of Our Liberties, n.d.Box 26, Folder 21
      • The Suspensory or Non-Suspensory Effect of Judicial Remedies, Against Acts of Administrative Authorities, 1980-1982Box 26, Folder 22
      • Waves of the Future: The Administrative Process on the Beachhead of Environmental Law, n.d.Box 26, Folder 23
  • Publications
    • Books
      • Administrative Law: Cases and Materials
        • Correspondence, 1960-1967Box 27, Folder 1
        • Correspondence, 1968-1983Box 27, Folder 2
        • Permission Letters, 1967-1975Box 27, Folder 3
        • Royalties, Contract, 1960-1980Box 27, Folder 4
        • Table of Contents, 1960Box 27, Folder 5
        • Additions, n.d.Box 27, Folder 6
        • Miscellaneous, n.d.Box 27, Folder 7
      • History of Peace-Keeping Assessments
        • Correspondence, 1966-1967Box 27, Folder 8
        • Draft, pp. 1-175, n.d.Box 27, Folder 9
        • Draft, pp. 176-356, n.d.Box 27, Folder 10
        • Draft, pp. 357-513, n.d.Box 28, Folder 1
      • Selected Essays on Constitutional Law
        • Permission Letters, 1960-1962Box 28, Folder 2
        • Contract, Outlines, and Correspondence, 1961Box 28, Folder 3
    • Articles
      • American Administrative Law, n.d.Box 28, Folder 4
      • Citizenship Requirements in Professional and Occupational Licensing in Illinois, 1963Box 28, Folder 5
      • Constitutional Adjudication in Japan, 1957-1958Box 28, Folder 6
      • Constitutional Crisis at the United Nations: The Price of Peace-Keeping, 1965Box 28, Folder 7
      • The Constitutional Law of India In Historical Perspective, n.d.Box 28, Folder 8
      • Constitutional Problems of Charter Revision, n.d.Box 28, Folder 9
      • Constitutional Protection of Freedom Assembly in Japan and of the United States, 1962Box 28, Folder 10
      • Constitutional Protection of Individual Rights in Japan, India, and the United States, 1961Box 28, Folder 11
      • Current Problems in Transportation Policy Herein of Intermodal Competition and the Minimum Rate Power, n.d.Box 28, Folder 12
      • The Extra-Judicial Activities of Supreme Court Justices: Where Should The Line Be Drawn?, 1983Box 28, Folder 13
      • The Financial Basis of Peace-Keeping, n.d.Box 29, Folder 1
      • The Internal Security Act of 1950, 1967-1972Box 29, Folder 2
      • Judge Julian W. Mack, 1941Box 29, Folder 3
      • “Mr. Justice Brandeis: A Law Clerk's Recollections of the October Term, 1934”, 1962-1963Box 29, Folder 4
      • New International Year Book, 1963-1965Box 29, Folder 5
      • The Parent-Subsidiary Problem in Public Law, n.d.Box 29, Folder 6
      • Private Associations, Public Opinion and the Law, n.d.Box 29, Folder 7
      • Protection of Constitutional Rights of Criminal Defendants: Stopping the Merry- Go-Round of Post-Conviction Remedies, 1961-1963Box 29, Folder 8
      • Protection of Property Rights and Due Process of Law in the Japanese Constitution, n.d.Box 29, Folder 9
      • The Public's Right to Know, n.d.Box 29, Folder 10
      • Right of Association, 1969-1971Box 29, Folder 11
      • The Right to Fair Hearing in Indian, English and American Administrative Law, n.d.Box 29, Folder 12
      • Rosenthal Lectures, Introduction, 1965-1966Box 30, Folder 1
      • Rule-Making Procedures and Standards of Judicial Review under the Administrative Procedure Act and Federal Regulatory Statutes, n.d.Box 30, Folder 2
      • Separation of Powers, 1963, 1981Box 30, Folder 3
      • Social Science, Administrative Law and the Information Act of 1966, n.d.Box 30, Folder 4
      • State Administrative Procedure Legislation, 1947-1948Box 30, Folder 5
      • The Sunday Times Case, Freedom of the Press and Contempt of Court under English Law and the European Human Rights Convention, 1980Box 30, Folder 6
      • Supreme Court Opinions of Mr. Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1957Box 30, Folder 7
      • The United States and the United Nations Treaty on Racial Discrimination, 1975Box 30, Folder 8
      • The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Opinion: A Masterpiece of Misinterpretation of the APA, 1979Box 30, Folder 9
      • Waiver of Constitutional Rights in Indian and American Constitutional Law, n.d.Box 30, Folder 10
      • What Japanese Law Has Meant to Me, n.d.Box 30, Folder 11
      • Book Reviews: The Brandeis/Frankfurter Connection, 1983Box 30, Folder 12
      • Book Reviews, 1962-1978, n.d.Box 31, Folder 1
      • Article Reprints and Briefs: A-O, 1950-1977, n.d.Box 31, Folder 2
      • Article Reprints and Briefs: P-Z, 1946-1975, n.d.Box 31, Folder 3
      • Reprint Mailing Lists, 1965, n.d.Box 31, Folder 4
  • Legal-Size Materials
    • “Chicago Transit Authority: Isabella Street Station”, 1971-1973Box 32, Folder 1
    • Communist Party in Courts, n.d.Box 32, Folder 2
    • History of Peace-Keeping Assessment, Notes, n.d.Box 32, Folder 3
    • History of Peace-Keeping Assessment, Notes, n.d.Box 32, Folder 4
  • First Addition
      Separated materials:  Five certificates have been transferred to the University Archives' diploma collection, one nameplate and two medallions to the artifacts collection, several photographs to the photograph collection, and a scrapbook from the November 20, 1979 celebration of the John Henry Wigmore Club to the oversize materials collection. Approximately twenty linear inches of routine financial records and extraneous materials have been discarded. Processor:  William K. Beatty; October-November, 1987. Conditions governing access:  Income tax records may be used only with permission of the University Archivist. Acquisition information:  Mrs. Leah Nathanson donated these materials to the University Archives on August 13, 1987 (Accession #87-180). Description of the addition:  This addition is comprised of biographical materials and correspondence as well as one folder each of education materials and speeches and three folders of publications and related items. The biographical materials include the passenger list for the Hikawa Maru, the ship on which Nathanson and his wife, Leah, traveled to Japan when he was a Fulbright Lecturer in 1954-1955; an article on the first Nathanson Memorial Lecture at the University of San Diego Law School; several obituaries; and income tax records. The education materials include three papers written by Nathanson in 1933 when he was a student: “Concepts of Sovereignty in American Public Law as Illustrated by the State's Immunity from Suit,” “The Taxation of Interstate Business,” and “Capital Stock Taxes on Corporations, Foreign and Domestic.” General correspondence consists mainly of personal letters relating to health, insurance, and family trusts and includes correspondence with colleagues abroad. Some business, legal, and academic affairs also are documented. The correspondence is arranged in chronological order. Subject correspondence includes letters to Nathanson from Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, and Julian Mack. The Brandeis letters concern Nathanson's editorial work with the Yale Law Review, his duties as a law clerk, and his appointment to the Northwestern University School of Law. Also included are several invitations to visit the Brandeises at their summer home on Cape Cod. The Frankfurter letters are more numerous and much more substantive. Frankfurter offers advice to Nathanson on several of the latter's manuscripts and writes forcefully about Nathanson's obligations to Judge Mack. A handwritten letter (Sept. 19, 1934) congratulates Nathanson on his appointment as a clerk to Justice Brandeis then details the Justice's general philosophy and demands, e.6., “He feels about it [accuracy ] the way Queen Victoria did about chastity.” Several times Frankfurter wrote of Brandeis' praise of Nathanson's clerkship. Frankfurter also and sometimes bluntly advised Nathanson about career plans. Later correspondence deals with some of Nathanson's articles and professional experiences. A letter from Nathanson to Frankfurter (Nov. 21, 1961) includes an eight-page “Forbidden Dialog” pertaining to some of Frankfurter's opinions and interpolations. Mack letters concern judicial matters, the Judge's health, and the compilation of a list of his law clerks. Other correspondence of interest includes a letter from John F. Kennedy (April 25, 1961) inviting Nathanson to membership in the Council guiding the newly-established Administrative Conference of the United States (see also: Box 1, Folders 9-12 and Box 20, Folders 1-2), and a letter from Ramsey Clark (March 23, 1967) appointing Nathanson a Special Hearing Officer for the Department of Justice. This appointment involved hearings on conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War. Subject correspondence is arranged in folders by name of individual or by topical heading. Within folders this correspondence is in chronological order. The folder labeled speeches contains remarks Nathanson wrote for services held in honor of Mary Lang and Brunson MacChesney. Publications folders include several drafts of Nathanson's favorable review of Lewis Paper's biography of Justice Brandeis, scattered notes on judges and legal topics, and royalty statements.
    • “General Biographical Materials”, 1924-1985Box 33, Folder 1
    • Certificates, 1931, 1961-1977Box 33, Folder 2
    • Diaries and Notes, 1964-1966Box 33, Folder 3
    • Name Cards from Travels, n.d.Box 33, Folder 4
    • Senior Class Book, New Haven High School, 1925Box 33, Folder 5
    • Memorial Service, Yale University, 1984Box 33, Folder 6
    • Obituaries, 1983-1984Box 33, Folder 7
    • Income Tax, 1954-1959Box 33, Folder 8
    • Income Tax, 1960-1964Box 33, Folder 9
    • Income Tax, 1965-1969Box 33, Folder 10
    • Income Tax, 1970-1973Box 33, Folder 11
    • Income Tax, 1975-1978Box 34, Folder 1
    • Income Tax, 1979Box 34, Folder 2
    • Income Tax, 1980-1982Box 34, Folder 3
    • Education Files
      • Student Papers, 1933Box 34, Folder 4
    • Correspondence
      • “General Correspondence”, 1935-1963Box 34, Folder 5
      • General Correspondence, 1964Box 34, Folder 6
      • General Correspondence, 1965-1969Box 34, Folder 7
      • General Correspondence, 1973-1977Box 34, Folder 8
      • General Correspondence, 1980-1984Box 34, Folder 9
      • General Correspondence, n. d.Box 34, Folder 10
      • Brandeis, Louis, 1931-1958Box 34, Folder 11
      • Clark, Ramsey, 03/23/67Box 34, Folder 12
      • Ford Foundation, 1952-1954Box 34, Folder 13
      • Frankfurter, Felix, 1931-1961Box 34, Folder 14
      • House Insurance, 1977-1982Box 34, Folder 15
      • Japan: Lectures, 1954-1956Box 34, Folder 16
      • Kennedy, John, 04/25/61Box 34, Folder 17
      • Mack, Julian W., 1935-1938Box 34, Folder 18
    • Speeches
      • Speeches, 1978Box 34, Folder 19
    • Publications
      • “Book Review by Nathanson”, 1983-1984Box 34, Folder 20
      • Notes, n.d.Box 34, Folder 21
      • Royalty Statements, 1964, 1977Box 34, Folder 22
  • Second Addition
      Separated materials:  Photographs have been transferred to the University Archives' photograph collection. Approximately sixteen linear feet of extraneous and duplicate materials and publications have been transferred to other branches of the University Library and the Law Library or have been discarded. Processor:  William K. Beatty; September-October, 1988. Conditions governing access:  Income tax records (Box 35, Folder 4) may be used only with permission of the University Archivist. Acquisition information:  The Northwestern University Law Library transferred these materials to the University Archives on September 1, 1988 (Accession #88-285). Description of the addition:  This addition includes biographical materials, a small amount of correspondence, teaching files, research and consulting files, a few speeches, and publications. The biographical materials include a certificate documenting Nathanson's admittance to legal practice in Massachusetts (Nov. 1, 1933) as well as clippings, income tax records, and other items. One folder of general correspondence dates between 1946 and 1983 and is arranged chronologically. Among the correspondence are exchanges with colleagues In Japan and Israel. Teaching files are arranged topically in five folders and pertain to Nathanson's work at Northwestern University and the University of San Diego. Research and consulting files are arranged topically and date Largely from the late 1970s. Publications files form the bulk of this addition. Included are drafts and notes of Nathanson's book, Administrative Law: Cases and Materials (Fifth Edition) as well as copies of shorter monographs, articles, and reviews.
    • Biographical Materials
      • “General Biographical Materials”, 1933-1981Box 35, Folder 1
      • Clippings, 1964-1972Box 35, Folder 2
      • Diaries, n.d.Box 35, Folder 3
      • Income Tax Records, 1934-1949 1974Box 35, Folder 4
      • Personal Library: Card File, n.d.Box 35, Folder 5
      • General Correspondence, 1946-1983Box 35, Folder 6
    • Teaching Files
      • Administrative Law, 1964Box 35, Folder 7
      • Constitutional Law, 1965-1972Box 35, Folder 8
      • Reading List, n.d.Box 35, Folder 9
      • Supreme Court Litigation, 1982Box 35, Folder 10
      • University of San Diego: Administrative Law, 1978-1983Box 35, Folder 11
    • Research and Consulting Files
      • Card File, n.d.Box 35, Folder 12
      • Literature Search: Bibliographic Citations, 1983Box 35, Folder 13
      • Notes, n.d.Box 35, Folder 14
      • Palau, 1978-1982Box 35, Folder 15
      • Smith, Terri: Research on Regulatory Legislation, 1982Box 35, Folder 16
      • Smith, Terri, 1982Box 36, Folder 1
      • Smith, Terri, n.d.Box 36, Folder 2
    • Speeches
      • How Can We Make Government More Responsible? (Northwestern University Reviewing Stand), 1946Box 36, Folder 3
      • “The Role of the United States Supreme Court in Protecting Individual Liberty”, n.d.Box 36, Folder 4
      • Draft: Chapter 1, pp. 1-179, n.d.Box 36, Folder 5
      • Later Draft: Chapter 1, pp. 1-179, n.d.Box 36, Folder 6
      • Draft: Chapter 1, pp. 193-291, n.d.Box 36, Folder 7
      • Later Draft: Chapter 1, pp. 180-293, n.d.Box 36, Folder 8
      • Draft: Chapter 1, scattered pages, n.d.Box 36, Folder 9
      • Draft: Chapter 1, scattered pages, n.d.Box 36, Folder 10
      • Draft: Chapter 2, pp. 1-121, n.d.Box 36, Folder 11
      • Draft: Chapter 2, pp. 122-275, n.d.Box 37, Folder 1
      • Draft: Chapter 2, n.d.Box 37, Folder 2
      • Draft: Chapter 3, pp. 1-166, n.d.Box 37, Folder 3
      • Later Draft: Chapter 3, pp. 1-166, n.d.Box 37, Folder 4
      • Draft: Chapter 3, n.d.Box 37, Folder 5
      • Draft: Chapter 4, n.d.Box 37, Folder 6
      • Draft: Chapter 4, Example 1, n.d.Box 37, Folder 7
      • Chapter 1: Notes, n.d.Box 37, Folder 8
      • Chapter 2: Notes, n.d.Box 37, Folder 9
      • Chapter 3: Notes, n.d.Box 37, Folder 10
      • Chapter 4: Notes, n.d.Box 37, Folder 11
      • Chapter 4: Notes, n.d.Box 38, Folder 1
      • Chapter 4: Notes, n.d.Box 38, Folder 2
      • Chapter 4: Notes, n.d.Box 38, Folder 3
      • Chapter 4: Notes, n.d.Box 38, Folder 4
      • Chapter 4: Notes, n.d.Box 38, Folder 5
      • Ben Avon Doctrine, 1980, n.d.Box 38, Folder 6
      • Revisions and Insertions, ca. 1981Box 38, Folder 7
      • Constitutional Adjudication in JapanBox 38, Folder 8
      • Problems in Price Controls: Legal Phases. Part I. The Emergency Court of Appeals, 1947Box 38, Folder 9
      • The United States and the United Nations Treaty on Racial Discrimination, 1975Box 38, Folder 10
      • The Philosophy of Mr. Justice Brandeis and Civil Liberties Today, 1979Box 38, Folder 11
      • Book Reviews, 1938-1978Box 38, Folder 12
      • Reprints: A-C, 1930-1973Box 38, Folder 13
      • Reprints: D-M, 1956-1979Box 39, Folder 1
      • Reprints: N-R, 1948-1978Box 39, Folder 2
      • Reprints: S-Z, 1955-1973Box 39, Folder 3