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Collection Overview

Creator:
Conference on Critical Legal Studies (Organization)
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Critical Legal Studies Records
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/q811kp44w
Dates:
1977-1995
Size:
3 boxes
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-3
Language:
English

Abstract

Critical Legal Studies was both a scholarly enterprise and a social movement within legal education, questioning the justice of law for people outside of existing power structures. The Critical Legal Studies Records represent the beginning of a Princeton University Library initiative to collect material such as correspondence, memos, newsletters, meeting programs, posters, and other materials that document the movement.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The Public Policy Papers held within the Princeton University Library has embarked on a project to document the Critical Legal Studies (CLS) movement. These records represent the beginning of an initiative to collect material such as correspondence, memos, newsletters, meeting programs, posters, and other materials that document the emergence, growth, and activities of the movement in order to make them available for research.

Records include schedules of the annual Conference on CLS between 1977 and 1988, as well as the crit conference The Politics of Class in 1995; reading material for conferences; bound issues of the CLS newsletter published in Buffalo; and copies of papers written by CLS participants such as Gary Bellow, Gerald Frug, Alan Hyde, Duncan Kennedy, Al Katz, and Gary Young. The initial donation was received from Jay Feinman, and the records contain some of Feinman's remarks and material for organizing the seventh Conference on CLS at Rutgers University. A subsequent donation contains David Trubek's correspondence relating to CLS, and a donation from Peter Gabel contains photographs Gabel took at the CLS conference at the New College of California Law School in January, 1990.

Arrangement:

Materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donors.

Collection Creator Biography:

Conference on Critical Legal Studies (Organization)

Critical Legal Studies was both a scholarly enterprise and a social movement within legal education, questioning the justice of law for people outside of existing power structures. The Critical Legal Studies Conference was held annually beginning in 1977 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Collection History

Acquisition:

One box of records was donated by Jay Feinman in October 2018 (ML.2018.014); one folder of records by Rick Abel in October 2018 (ML.2018.017); and one folder of records by David M. Trubek in December 2018 (ML.2018.024). A box of photographs of the CLS conference in January, 1990 was donated by Peter Gabel in April, 2019 (ML.2019.010).

Archival Appraisal Information:

Duplicate copies of CLS newsletters were removed from the collection.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Phoebe Nobles in 2018 at the time of accessioning. Some materials were rehoused in archival folders and all materials were described in a finding aid.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to Princeton University and researchers are free to move forward with use of materials without anything further from Mudd Library. For materials not created by the donor, where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. In these instances, researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Special Requirements for Access:

Digitized recordings in this collection [identified by ML.2018.024] require mediated access through Mudd Library Public Services. Please contact reference staff via email to request access to these files.

Credit this material:

Critical Legal Studies Records; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/q811kp44w
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345