Guide to the James Emmet Brenner Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries & Academic Information Resources. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0053
Creator: Brenner, James Emmet, 1890-1963.
Title: James Emmet Brenner papers
Dates: 1932-1951
Physical Description: 2 Linear feet
Summary: Correspondence, reports, committee minutes, memoranda, surveys and other miscellaneous materials relating to the Stanford Law School, primarily between 1946 and 1951. Correspondents include Jim Ellis, David S. Jacobson, Francis V. Keesling, Carl Spaeth, Arthur T. Vanderbilt and Earl Warren.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University. Libraries & Academic Information Resources.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Administrative transfer, Law School, 1966.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

James Emmet Brenner Papers (SC0053). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Professor of law at Stanford (1927-1955; emeritus 1955-1963).

Description of the Collection

Correspondence, reports, committee minutes, memoranda, surveys and other miscellaneous materials relating to the Stanford Law School, primarily between 1946 and 1951. Correspondents include Jim Ellis, David S. Jacobson, Francis V. Keesling, Carl Spaeth, Arthur T. Vanderbilt and Earl Warren.

Access Terms

Brenner, James Emmet, 1890-1963.
Ellis, Jim.
Jacobson, David S.
Keesling, Francis V.
Spaeth, Carl B.
Stanford University. School of Law--Faculty.
Vanderbilt, Arthur T., 1888-1957.
Warren, Earl, 1891-1974.
Minutes.
Surveys.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Ellis, Jim - correspondence

Box 1, Folder 1

Ellis to Brenner, TLS re Republican Strategy Committee 1951 March 1

Box 1, Folder 1

Brenner to Ellis, TL re Republican Grass Roots Platform 1951 March 21

Box 1, Folder 1

Republican Plan, presented to the Republican National Committee in Chicago, Illinois 1949 December 13

Box 1

Holleck, Charles A., Congressman, Illinois. Includes speech given by Holleck, "The Role of the Lawyer in Government." 1950 December 11

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence with David S. Jacobson. Includes materials on fund drive for Law School Plan, Annual Appeal Committee for the Stanford fund (list), Law School business, recommendations for law school students, Law Society "list". Brenner as Secretary of the Law School Plan. 1946 May 9 - 1951 September 5

Box 1, Folder 4

Keesling, Francis V., Chairman, Law School Plan - correspondence with 1948 June 12 - 1951 November 17

Box 1, Folder 4

Address by Francis V. Keesling delivered at 50th reunion - class of '98 1948 June 12

Box 1, Folder 4

Law School Fund circular letters, Stanford Law School Plan

Box 1, Folder 4

List of names of law school graduates since 1914

Box 1, Folder 4

Current activities of Keesling and Keesling

Box 1, Folder 4

Proposal for more extensive Scholarship funds

Box 1, Folder 5

Spaeth, Carl, Dean of Law School - correspondence with 1946-1949

Box 1, 5

Law School Plan, Law School administrative business, requests for letters of appreciation, proposal for a third-year seminar and legal writing project.

Box 1, Folder 5

Faculty biography of Deal Carl B. Spaeth and other members of the Law School

Box 1, Folder 5

Circulars re Law School Plan. Inventory of law school books received from Judge Curtis Wilbur, Robert Z. Hawkins, Charles A. Cantwell

Box 1, Folder 5

Establishment of title "Lecturer in Law", Stanford Law Review

Box 1, Folder 5

Library acquisitions, Spaeth - Report to Law Alumni; Crothers Hall Library; Law School student placement

Box 1, Folder 5

Preliminary report on shelving of Law Library in new Law School quarters

Box 1, Folder 6

Vanderbelt, Arthur T. - correspondence with 1947 September 20 - 1949 November 28

Box 1, Folder 6

Survey of legal profession, American Bar Association

Box 1, Folder 6

Circulars for survey of legal profession

Box 1, Folder 6

Copy of questions used in the survey of legal profession

Box 1, Folder 6

Annual survey of American law, Bar examinations

Box 1, Folder 7

Warren, Earl, Governor of California - correspondence with 1949 April 5 - 1951 August 18

Box 1, Folder 7

Brenner retiring from Board of Governors of Maritime Academy

Box 1, Folder 7

Campaign contributions

Box 2, Folder 1

Stanford Law School Plan - miscellaneous materials 1949-1950

Box 2, Folder 1

Includes information related to Law School Plan contributors, officers, and Stanford Law Society

Box 2, Folder 2

Law Library materials 1949-1951

Box 2, Folder 2

Law Library Committee, notes of meetings 1949-1951

Box 2, Folder 2

Statistics for library for the years 1949-1951 1949-1951

Box 2, Folder 2

Swiss Bar Association - correspondence with 1949

Box 2, Folder 2

Law Library expenditures, library control problems with suggested solutions 1949-1950

Box 2, Folder 2

Gifts sent for the Faculty Library and Conference Room, books to be purchased by Judge Crother for the library in Crother Hall, selected editions for the law library

Box 2, Folder 3

Law Society - includes circular letters and memorandum to Placement Committee

Box 2, Folder 4

Crothers Hall 1948-1949

Box 2, Folder 4

Judge Crothers - correspondence with. Includes correspondence between Judge Crothers to Dean Spaeth, and puchase of books for Crothers Hall Law Library. 1948

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence between Judge Crothers and Lennihan, David W., Librarian of Crothers Hall Law Library 1948

Box 2, Folder 4

Photocopies of Crothers Hall floor plan

Box 2, Folder 4

Revised budget for Crothers Hall Law Library 1949

 

Mailing list for Crothers Book - additional names; suggested textbook purchases for Crothers Hall Law Library

Box 3, Folder 1

Stanford Law School Faculty Meeting Minutes 1949-1951

Box 3, Folder 2

Stanford Law Review

Box 3, Folder 2

Executive Committee of the Stanford Law Society of Northern California, Stanford Law Review subscriptions

Box 3, Folder 2

List of people given copies of Law Review; legal writing report 1948-1949; President's Report for Volume 1 of the Stanford Law Review; President's Report for Volume 2 of the Stanford Law Review

Box 3, Folder 3

On the Job Training

Box 3, Folder 3

List of who to send letters to re summer office work for G.I. law students; letters of reply from law firms in the bay area.

Box 3, Folder 4

Internship program - Summer, 1948 List of students placed with various law firms in Bay Area and California 1948

Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence with following cooperating law firms: Rogers and Clark, San Francisco Stafford and Crist, Palo Alto Frank V. Campbell, San Jose Irvin H. Frasse, San Jose M. Burr Wellington, Santa Ana Forrest Betts, Los Angeles (not G. I. Intern Program) Bert W. Levitt, San Francisco Robert Littler, San Francisco Duncan Oneal, San Jose Fred Wool, San Jose Arthur B. Dunne, San Francisco Seth Millington, Gridley Harlow Rothert, San Francisco Frank B. Belcher, Los Angeles Frank Coakley, Oakland James C. Ingebretsen, Los Angeles George W. Dryer, Los Angeles Beresford and Adams, San Jose Fogel and McInerny, Santa Monica Judge Hardy, Palo Alto 1948

Box 3, Folder 5

Internship program - Summer 1949 List of students placed with various law firms in Bay Area and California 1949

Box 3, Folder 5

Correspondence with the following cooperating law firms: Beresford and Adams, San Jose Adams, Sugue, Davis and Hazeltine, Los Angeles Robert N. Baker, Santa Monica Charles E. Beardsley, Los Angeles Dickson, Ellis, Parsons and McCrea, Salt Lake City Frank B. Belcher, Los Angeles J. F. Coakley, Oakland Frank L. Crist, Palo Alto Eustace Cullinan, San Francisco James L. Sairs, Santa Ana George W. Dryer, Los Angeles Jesse Feldman, San Francisco Fogel and McInerny Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, Los Angeles Fred D. Johnston, Santa Ana Cuthrie, Longan and Jordan, San Bernadino Landels and Weigel, San Francisco Bert W. Levit, San Francisco Kenneth R. McDougall, Palo Alto James E. Mack, South Palo Alto Ray, Quinney and Nebeker, Salt Lake City Lynn S. Richards, Salt Lake City Hancock, Rothert and Low, San Francisco Rogers P. Smith, San Francisco James E. Walker, Santa Ana Wilson and Wilson, San Bernardino Fred A. Wool, San Jose J. E. Simpson, Los Angeles 1949

Box 3, Folder 6

Internship - General 1948 March 13 - 1950 May 27

Box 3, Folder 6

Miscellaneous form letters to cooperating law firms setting up a course in "law internship" 1948

Box 3, Folder 6

Form letters to law students

Box 3, Folder 6

Internship requests from students

Box 3, Folder 6

Law 288, supervised law office study 1949

Box 4, Folder 1

Miscellaneous materials related to the Stanford Law School

Box 4, Folder 1

General rules for practice court

Box 4, Folder 1

Articles of Association and By-Laws of Association of California Law Schools

Box 4, Folder 1

Notes for "Contract for Sale of Farm Lands" 1935 January 9

Box 4, Folder 1

Loan fund of Stanford University Libraries 1932

Box 4, Folder 1

Miscellaneous correspondence; Delta Theta Phi; law books

Box 4, Folder 1

Samples: agreement of trust, last will and testament, declaration of trust

Box 4, Folder 1

Memoradum on the teaching of legal ethics, legal history, etc.

Box 4, Folder 1

Year books

Box 4, Folder 1

Memos to committee on Law Review of the Stanford Law Society

Box 4, Folder 1

Practicing Law Series

Box 4, Folder 2

American Association of University Professors, Stanford Chapter - collective decreasing life insurance for the Stanford faculty 1950 February 10

Box 4, Folder 3

Committee on Lower Division Administration 1950

Box 4, Folder 3

Preliminary report of the Committee on Lower Division Administration

Box 4, Folder 3

Report of the Committee to the Academic Council 1950 May 16

Box 4, Folder 4

Illustrative Citations I, claims in actions against government agencies and officials

Box 4, Folder 5

Report of the Teaching Fellows on Legal Writing 1949-1950

Box 4, Folder 6

Report of the Committee on Seminars, Law School; including draft report of 1949 1949-1950

Box 4, Folder 7

Forms of gifts, grants, devises and bequests, general and special conditional and unconditional to the Board of Trustees 1938 January 6

Box 4, Folder 8

Miscellaneous correspondence and circulars; memoranda to Deans; Academic Council election results (May 1951); Stanford faculty speaker service (October 1950); articles of incorporation; by-laws, share certificate of a California corporation (specimin) 1950-1951

Box 4, Folder 9

Correspondence re the Burton-Ball-Hatch bill in Congress. Correspondents include: James E. Brenner, Herbert W. Clark, Joseph H. Hall 1945