A Collection in
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives
Collection Number 002
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives, Washington and Lee UniversityContact Information:
Washington and Lee University
School of Law
Lexington, Virginia 24450-0303
Phone: (540) 458-8969
Fax: (540) 458-8967
Processed by: Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives Staff
Funding: Web version of the finding aid funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
© 2001 By Washington and Lee University
These materials relating to Lewis F. Powell's life come from a variety of miscellaneous sources and are collected by the Powell Archives. This collection should not be confused with the Lewis F. Powell Jr. Papers, Ms 001. The Powell Papers contain the documentation of Powell's life which he created and maintained.
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Lewis F. Powell Jr. Collection, 1937-1999, Ms 002, Lewis F. Powell Jr. Archives, Lexington, VA
This open-ended collection comprises discrete gifts of usually small amounts of documentation relating to the life of Justice Powell. These materials come from a variety of sources including friends, associates, and the geneal public. The Powell Archives staff have also added news clippings. Materials separated from the Powell Papers that would, in most cases, have been discarded, are also housed here for possible exhibition or other use not directly related to research. These materials include duplicate speeches,clippings, and Supreme Court slip opinions.
These letters were removed by the donor from the Virginius Dabney Papers, before those papers were given to the University of Virginia Special Collections.
This single exchange begins with Judge Oberdorfer's letter of October 20, 1989 (copy) enclosing a copy of Henry W. Anderson's 1931 report of the Wickersham Commission concerning prohibition of alcohol. Justice Powell's letter of acknowledgement (original) of October 24, 1989 is also here.
Box 1Lewis F. Powell III Eulogies for His Mother and Father 1996, 1998
Box 1Funeral Program August 31, 1998
Box 1 & oversize folder # 2 in map caseClippings 1998
Box 1Memorial Service at U.S. Supreme Court May 18, 1999
Box 2Audio and Video Tape Recordings 1998
This is a copy of Lewis F. Powell Jr.'s file provided to the Powell Archives by the Federal Bureau of Investigation through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Justice Powell taught seven Constitutional Law classes at Washington and Lee University School of Law between March 15 and April 27, 1989. These recordings are on 3/4" videotape.
- Box 8-11ASpeeches and Writings 1956-1987
- Box 12-12APublished Materials 1968-1993
Duplicate copies of Ultra and the Army Air Forces in World War II, and of journals or reprints containing writing by or about Powell.
- Published Court Opinions
Box 13-24Supreme Court Slip Opinions 1970-1989
Box 25United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit 1987-1992
- Box 26Bakke Decision Scrapbook 1977-1978
Four copies of the scrapbook of documents and clippings re the 1978 Supreme Court "reverse discrimination" case.
- Materials Retained for Exhibit Potential
Box 27Artifacts and Duplicate Documents
Box 28-29Photos and Captions from Supreme Court "Justices In World War II" Exhibit
- Box 30Scrapbooks re Retirement from U. S. Supreme Court, 1987-1988
Duplicate materials removed from 001 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Papers at 10.9.3
- Box 30U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit Printed Opinions, 1987-1992
Duplicate materials removed from 001 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Papers at 184.108.40.206. All of these opinions were written by Powell. Though all are printed, some are "unpublished."