A Guide to the Lewis F. Powell Jr. Papers, 1929-1998 Powell, Lewis F. Jr., Papers, 1921-1998 001

A Guide to the Lewis F. Powell Jr. Papers, 1921-1998

A Collection in
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives
Collection Number 001


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Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives, Washington and Lee University

Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives
Washington and Lee University
School of Law
Lexington, Virginia 24450-0303
USA
Phone: (540) 458-8969
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Email: powell@wlu.edu
URL: http://law.wlu.edu/library/powell/

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Funding: Web version of the finding aid funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Processed by: Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives Staff

Repository
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives, School of Law, Washington and Lee University
Collection number
001
Title
Lewis F. Powell Jr. Papers 1921-1998
Physical Characteristics
These papers are 363 cu. ft. in extent.
Collector
Gift of the estate of Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

By terms of the donor agreement, researches must obtain permission of the archivist before doing research in the case files from the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals portions of the papers. Additionally, portions of the Family Papers series are closed or require special permission for access and use. Specific terms of access are available from the Powell Archives or from its World Wide Web site.

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Preferred Citation

Lewis F. Powell Jr. Papers, 1921-1998, Ms 001, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

Provenance

The portions of these papers, including personal and family correspondence, created prior to Lewis F. Powell, Jr.'s joining the Supreme Court in 1972 were stored in his Hunton & Williams law firm office in the Electric Building in Richmond, Virginia or in that firm's storage facility known as the Presbyterian Building. Most of these pre-court papers were deposited at the Virginia Historical Society in August 1983.

In 1988, Justice Powell authorized the writing of his biography by University of Virginia (UVA) law professor John C. Jeffries Jr. In December 1989, Powell announced his decision to leave his papers to Washington and Lee University (W & L) to be housed in a specially constructed facility at the School of Law. Before going to W & L, however, personal and professional papers, which had been on deposit at the Virginia Historical Society, along with selected Supreme Court files, were transferred to the UVA School of Law's Special Collections department, for use in Professor Jeffries' biography. At Powell's request, the papers were housed there in courtesy storage for four years. Only Jeffries and his research assistants were allowed access to the papers during this period.

Papers from Powell's tenure on the Supreme Court (1972-1987) were stored in his chambers and in a storage room in the court building. In the Spring of 1989, as part of the project mentioned above, Professor Jeffries was allowed to have selected files (which were, for the most part, files of cases in which Powell wrote the Court opinion or a dissenting opinion) shipped to the UVA Law Library. Most of the Court files not chosen by Jeffries were shipped to W & L on March 4, 1992.

Powell's son, Lewis F. Powell III, located ten bound volumes of his father' s law school notes in a Hunton & Williams storage facility in the late 1980's. These volumes were kept in Lewis III's Hunton & Williams office until February 1991 when they were shipped to Professor Jeffries at the UVA law school. He, in turn, sent them to the W & L law school when he had finished with them.

The papers held in courtesy storage at UVA were moved to W & L in two shipments: September 8, 1992, and August 31, 1993. Subsequently some small additions have been mailed from the court to W & L.

On December 3, 1996, all Powell papers remaining at the Supreme Court were shipped to Washington and Lee School of Law in anticipation of the January 7, 1997 closing of Justice Powell's Supreme Court chambers. This shipment of 210 cubic feet of materials included: 110 cubic feet of papers; the Powell chambers' library; fine art; photographs; awards; and artifacts (including Justice Powell's Supreme Court bench chair). Most of these papers are from after Powell's 1987 retirement from the Supreme Court and include extensive documentation of Powell's work as an extra judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals. Approximately three feet of these papers came from Justice and Mrs. Powell's Washington apartment. In February 1999, shortly after the chambers closing, a final 16 cu. ft. of materials were transferred from the Supreme Court. Of this accession, 12 ft. were records and the remaining 4 ft. were artifacts.

The papers resided at W & L School of Law under a deposit agreement with Justice Powell. They were opened to researchers under the terms of this deposit agreement in April 1994. Following the 1998 death of Justice Powell, title to the papers passed to the School of Law by terms of his will.

In May 1999, approximately 35 cu. ft. of books, papers, photographs, and artifacts from Justice Powell's Richmond, Virginia home were transferred to the Powell Archives. Artifacts from Powell's student days at W & L and from his military service were included in this accession.


Biographical/Historical Information

LEWIS F. POWELL, JR. CHRONOLOGY

1907 Sept. 19, Born, Suffolk, Virginia
1925 B.S. magna cum laude, Washington & Lee University
1931 LL.B, Washington & Lee University; Admitted to Virginia Bar
1932 LL.M, Harvard Law School; Joined Richmond Law Firm of Christian, Barton & Parker
1935 Joined Richmond law firm of Hunton, Williams, Anderson, Gay & Moore
1936 Married Josephine Pierce Rucker
1938 Jan.1, Became partner of Hunton, Williams; July 1 Josephine McRae (Jody) Powell born
1938-1941 Instructor in economics, Evening School of Business, University of Richmond
1940 Sept. 19, Ann Pendleton (Penny) Powell born
1941 Elected Chairman, Junior Bar Conference, American Bar Association
1942 Volunteered for service in Army Air Forces
1946 Discharged from Army with rank of colonel; resumed practice at Hunton, Williams
1947 July 1, Mary Lewis Gwathmey (Molly) Powell born
1947-1948 Chairman, Richmond Charter Commission
1948-1949 President, Richmond Bar Association
1948-1952 Special Assistant to the Attorney General re Selective Service
1950 Joined Richmond School Board
1952 Sept. 14, Lewis F. Powell, III born
1952-1961 Chairman, Richmond School Board
1954 June 1 Became senior, named partner of Hunton, Williams, Gay, Moore & Powell
1958 Member of American Bar Association delegation to Soviet Union
1961-1969 Member of Virginia State Board of Education
1962 Represented Albemarle Paper Manufacturing in Acquisition of Ethyl Corporation
1964-1965 President, American Bar Association
1965-1966 Member, National Advisory Committee on Legal Services to the Poor
1965-1967 Member, President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice
1967-1968 Member, Virginia Constitutional Revision Commission
1969-1970 Member, Blue Ribbon Defense Panel; President, American College of Trial Lawyers
1969-1971 President, American Bar Foundation
1971 Oct. 21, Nominated to Supreme Court by President Nixon; Dec. 7, Nomination confirmed by Senate
1972 Jan. 7, Sworn-in as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
1987 June 26, Retired as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
1987-1996 Sat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as an extra judge
1996 July 24 Josephine Rucker Powell died
1997 Jan. 7, Powell Supreme Court Chambers closed
1998 August 25, Lewis F. Powell Jr. died

Scope and Content Information

The Lewis F. Powell Jr. Papers record the life of this Richmond, Virginia attorney and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The papers span the years 1921-1998(some few items of family history pre-date this period)and document his legal career; military service in World War II; leadership positions in varied civic and professional organizations; and friendships and family relations. Documentation of his work as an attorney is limited, as client files remain with his former law firm, Hunton & Williams. At one hundred forty two cubic feet, Supreme Court case files, 1972-1987, constitute almost half of the collection.

Organization

The papers are arranged in twelve subgroups. There are also oversized materials that are housed separately for preservation purposes. The first eleven subgroups represent different aspects of Powell's life and career. The final subgroup contains series of materials by form. These materials had never been integrated into the preceding larger body of papers. Most series are divided into subseries. Further divisions beneath this level are common.

1. Biographical Materials, 1797, 1859, 1873, 1942-1983

Series 1.1 General, 1942-1983
Series 1.2 Biographical & Historical Memoranda, 1959- 1983
Series 1.3 Genealogical Materials, 1797,1859, 1873, 1951-1981

2. Personal Papers, 1921-1996

Series 2.1 Correspondence, 1932- 1971
Series 2.2 Family Papers, 1941- 1996
Series 2.3 Education, 1921-1932
Series 2.4 Speeches, Statements and Writings, 1937-1971

3. Military Service Papers, 1942- 1994

Series 3.1 World War II, 1942-1946
Series 3.2 Post World War II, 1946-1964
Series 3.3 Historical Studies & Interviews, 1971- 1994

4. Law Firm (Hunton & Williams) Records, 1945-1972

Series 4.1 Correspondence, 1954,1958
Series 4.2 Memoranda, 1945-1972
Series 4.3 Forms File, 1945-1951
Series 4.4 Financial Statement, 1949-1954
Series 4.5 "Housekeeping" Records, 1949-1972

5. Professional Associations, 1937- 1971

Series 5.1 American Bar Association, 1937-1971
Series 5.2 American Bar Foundation, 1960-1971
Series 5.3 American College of Trial Lawyers, 1958-1971
Series 5.4 American Judicature Society, 1958- 1963
Series 5.5 American Law Institute, 1947-1967
Series 5.6 Association of Life Insurance Counsel, 1957-1963
Series 5.7 National Center for State Courts, 1971
Series 5.8 Richmond Bar Association, 1946- 1966
Series 5.9 Virginia State Bar Association, 1948-1970

6. Federal Commissions, Panels and Conferences, 1948-1971

Series 6.1 Special Assistant to the Attorney General re Selective Service, 1948-1952
Series 6.2 Joint Civilian Defense Orientation Conference, 1957- 1958
Series 6.3 Attorney General's Conference on Court Congestion and Delay In Litigation, 1958-1960
Series 6.4 President' s Commission On Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, 1965-1967
Series 6.5 Blue Ribbon Defense Panel, 1969-1970
Series 6.6 Advisory Commission of the Federal Judiciary Center, 1971

7. Civic Activities, 1946- 1971

Series 7.1 Richmond Chamber of Commerce, 1946- 1960
Series 7.2 Richmond Charter Commission, 1947-1957
Series 7.3 American Cancer Society--Richmond Chapter, 1949- 1950
Series 7.4 Richmond School Board, 1950- 1962
Series 7.5 State Library Board (Virginia), 1954-1964
Series 7.6 Virginia Industrialization Group, 1958-1964, 1980
Series 7.7 Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, 1959-1961
Series 7.8 Virginia State Board of Education, 1961- 1969
Series 7.9 Virginia Magna Carta Commission, 1964-1965
Series 7.10 Commission On Constitutional Revision (Virginia), 1968-1971

8. Board Memberships, 1937-1994

Series 8.1 Civic, 1940-1966
Series 8.2 Educational, 1937- 1994
Series 8.3 Corporate, 1946- 1972

9. Political Campaigns, 1952-1970

Series 9.1 Virginia Democrats for Eisenhower, 1952-1956
Series 9.2 Walter Robertson Senate Campaign, 1965- 1966
Series 9.3 Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Senate Campaign, 1970

10. United States Supreme Court, 1968-1994 (bulk 1972-1987)

Series 10.1 Papers re Nomination and Confirmation, 1968-1971
Series 10.2 Correspondence, 1972-1987
Series 10.3 Memoranda, 1972-1987
Series 10.4 Subject Files, 1972-1987
Series 10.5 Opinion Assignments, 1972-1987
Series 10.6 Supreme Court Cases, 1972-1987
Series 10.7 Speeches, Writings and Interviews, 1972-1987
Series 10.8 Trips, 1972-1986
Series 10.9 Retirement, 1987
Series 10.10 Calendars, 1971-1987

11. Retirement, 1987- 1998

Series 11.1 Correspondence, 1987-1998
Series 11.2 Subject Files, 1987- 1996
Series 11.3 Habeas Corpus Committee, 1988-1992
Series 11.4 Teaching Files, 1988-1991
Series 11.5 Speeches & Writings, 1987-1995
Series 11.6 Case Files, 1987- 1996
Series 11.7 Trip Files, 1987- 1996
Series 11.8 Appointment Calendars

12. Materials by Form

Series 12.1 Photos
Series 12.2 Audio & Video Recordings
Series 12.3 Scrapbooks
Series 12.4 Clippings
Series 12.5 Printed Materials
Series 12.6 Artifacts

Related Material

Separated Material

Published materials, including monographs, serials, pamphlets, periodicals, and reprints from both Justice Powell's Supreme Court Chambers library, and from his home library are stored separately from the papers. Many of these publications bear hand-written author dedications to Powell. Powell has annotated several of them. These publications have been cataloged and classified and are searchable through the Washington and Lee University online public access catalog. There is also a


Contents List

1.0: Biographical Materials 1900-1995

The Biographical Materials fill two five-inch boxes. The series Biographical & Historical Memoranda is of special interest. Many of these memoranda express the common theme of Powell's concern about historical misinterpretation of his actions. This concern is most strongly expressed in his memoranda dealing with the desegregation of Richmond schools during his school board presidency.

  • 1.1: General 1942-1995
    • Box-folder 1/1-6
      1.1.1: Biographical Sketches 1960-1994
    • Box-folder 1/7
      1.1.2: Biographical Directory Entries 1961-1995 & n.d.
    • Box-folder 1/8
      1.1.3: Questionnaires and Applications 1948-1970
    • Box-folder 1/9
      1.1.4: Resolutions and Citations c. 1945-1978
    • Box-folder 1/10
      1.1.4: Press Releases 1964-1971
    • Box-folder 1/11
      1.1.5: Lists of Personal Papers 1942, 1970
    • Box-folder 1/12
      1.1.6: Vital Records and Memorabilia 1907-1989 & n.d.
    • Box-folder 1/13
      1.1.7: Re Childhood c. 1914 & 1972
    • Box-folder 1/14
      1.1.8: Re Washington and Lee University 1929-1931
  • 1.2: Biographical and Historical Memoranda 1959-1989
    • Box-folder 1/15
      Re "Record Volumes" 1959, 1966 & 1983
    • Box-folder 1/16
      "England's Magna Carta Celebration" 1965
    • Box-folder 1/17
      Nomination to the Supreme Court 1969-1989
    • Box-folder 1/18
      "Lewis and Josephine Powell's Saga of December 15-16, 1973" 1973
    • Box-folder 1/19
      School Board Service 1975 & 1986
    • Box-folder 1/20
      Hunton & Williams History 1977
    • Box-folder 1/21
      "A Look Backward" Sept. 1, 1978
    • Box-folder 1/22
      "Commencing the Practice of Law" 1979
    • Box-folder 1/23
      World War II 1981 & 1990
    • Box-folder 1/24
      "Unrecorded Facts About Your Father" 1980-1981
    • Box-folder 1/25
      Martin Luther King 1981
    • Box-folder 1/26
      Re the Byrds of Virginia Jan. 4, 1982
    • Box-folder 1/27
      'The "Massive Resistance" Movement in Virginia' Aug. 1982
    • Box-folder 1/28
      "Interpostion/Massive Resistance" Aug. 23, 1983
    • Box-folder 1/29
      "My Records and Papers" 1982-1983
    • Box-folder 1/30
      Nomination of Judge Robert Bork Oct. 1987
    • Box-folder 1/31
      McGuire's University School 1989
  • 1.3: Genealogical Materials 1797, 1859, 1873, 1891-1983
    • Box-folder 2/1
      1.3.1: List of Relatives n.d.
    • Box-folder 2/2 and oversize
      1.3.2: Family Tree n.d.
    • Box-folder 2/3
      1.3.4: Family Narratives and Research Notes 1951-1964 & n.d.
    • Box-folder 2/4
      1.3.5: Diary of Frances Baylor Hill 1797

      This is a copy annotated by Lewis F. Powell Jr. in 1984.

    • Box-folder 2/5
      1.3.6: Letter to Edward G. Gwathmey 1859

      This is a copy. The original was transferred to the Virginia Historical Society in 2002.

    • Box-folder 2/6
      1.3.7: Re Angus Robertson Kelly 1861-1865; 1981-1983
    • Box-folder 2/7
      1.3.8: Certificate of Introduction for Lewis T. Gwathmey 1873

      This is a copy. The original was transferred to the Virginia Historical Society in 2002.

    • Box-folder 2/8
      1.3.9: European Diary of Lewis Temple Gwathmey (1874), edited by Eleanor and Frank Dewey October 1982
    • Box-folder 2/9
      1.3.10: Re Lucy Ann Gwathmey 1891
    • Box-folder 2/10
      1.3.11: Edward "Uncle Ned" Gwathmey by Mary Lewis Gwathmey Powell n.d.
    • Box-folder 2/11
      1.3.12: Biographical Materials re Marvin P. Rucker 1900 & 1953
    • Box-folder 2/12
      1.3.13: Genealogical Notes by M. P. Rucker 1901-1902
    • Box-folder 2/13
      1.3.14: Typescript: Rebel Obstetrician: An Autobiography and Biographical Sketchesby M. Pierce Rucker n.d.
    • Box-folder 2/14
      1.3.15: David M. Lea & Company 1949,1952 & 1956
    • Box-folder 2/15
      1.3.16: The Tayloes of Virginia and Allied Families by W. Randolph Tayloe 1965

      This item is a copy.

    • Box-folder 2/16
      1.3.17: Clippings 1934-1994
    • Box-folder 2/17
      1.3.18: Printed Materials 1891, 1934, 1956-1961 & n.d.
2.0: Personal Papers 1921-1996
  • 2.1: Correspondence 1932-1971
    • Box 3-23
      2.1.1: General 1932-1971
      Images:

      This series spans more years than any other portion of the papers, covering the entire period during which Powell practiced law.

      This correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, and chronologically thereunder.

    • Box 11
      2.1.2: Subject Correspondence 1938-1971

      Subject correspondence is a series dealing primarily with topics rather than individuals. These topics range from congratulatory and "get well" correspondence to exchanges about national defense, the interposition doctrine as espoused by "massive resistors" of the 1950's, and atomic energy contracts ("Dixon-Yates Controversy").

      The "Interposition" file includes letters of congratulations following Powell's January 16, 1956 Commonwealth Club debate with James J. Kilpatrick, and a never mailed twelve page letter to Virginia's Governor Stanley. This file complements the 1956 interposition file in Series 2.4 (speeches, statements and writings) which contains his never-published article on interposition.

      Also part of this subseries are letters received in response to Powell's 1971 article, published in the Richmond Times Dispatchand reprinted elsewhere, entitled "Civil Repression: Fact Or Fiction." This was the last piece he wrote for publication before his nomination to the Supreme Court.

      • Box 11
        Biographical Directories 1948-1980
      • Box 11
        re "Civil Repression: Fact Or Fiction"1971
      • Club Membership
        • Box 11
          General 1957-1967
        • Box 11
          Forum Club 1957-1963
      • Box 11
        Congratulations re Promotion at Hunton & Williams 1938
      • Box 11
        Dixon-Yates Controversy 1954
      • Box 11
        Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference 1960-1964
      • Get Well Correspondence 1956, 1967, 1979 & 1985.
        Images:
        Images:
        Images:

        There are separate subseries for each of the years noted above. In some cases there are "general" files followed by alphabetical arrangements of the letters of friends and associates. There are name indicies for the for the following years:

      • Box 11
        Interposition 1956, 1975 & 1979
      • Box 11
        Malik (Charles) Speech 1960
      • Box 11
        National Defense 1970-1971
        Images:
      • Trips
        • Box 11
          Sea Island Vacation 1965
        • Box 11
          Pasquaney Weekend 1968
        • Box 11
          Hollow Log Hunting Lodge 1969-1970
        • Box 11
          University of Virginia Moot Court 1970
        • Box 11
          University of Richmond Honorary Degree 1970
  • 2.2: Family Papers 1941-1998

    Family Papers contains the subseries: correspondence, subject files, financial and legal papers, and health records. RESTRICTION: Access to distinct portions of this series is restricted. Contact the Powell Archives for details.

    • 2.2.1: Correspondence
      • 2.2.1.1: Wife and Children 1942-1998

        The subseries Correspondence is divided into the following categories: a) with Powell's wife and children b) about his children c) with his parents, his stepmother, and his wife's family d) with Powell's brother and sisters and their spouses e) with other close relatives

        The correspondence "a) With Wife and Children" is further divided into separate chronologically arranged files for his wife and each of the children. There are also files devoted to letters addressed to more than one of the children.

        The subseries of correspondence with Powell's wife, Jo, includes World War II letters along with a smattering from other periods. The correspondence with the children is extensive. Work forced Powell to be away from home frequently. Even when working in Richmond, his long hours sometimes limited his contact with his family. Thus the letters--and memoranda--to his children fill three cubic feet. He never stinted on giving advice, whether reviewing film of his son's baseball batting stance, considering a daughter's choice of dates, or setting down after school rules for study and exercise. These letters mixing expressions of his concern and advice with equal amounts of pride and affection continued with increased frequency as the children left home for college and established their own careers. When, in time, they married and had children of their own, a new generation was introduced to Powell's advice via correspondence. His interest in and concern for his children also accounts for the correspondence "re children."

        In addition to writing to each of his children individually, Powell frequently wrote letters addressed to all of the children and their families during his tenure on the Supreme Court. These letters, of course, reported news about all of the children, their spouses, and the grandchildren, and included unsolicited advice to all. They served two other purposes, as well. Because of his position on the Court, Justice Powell no longer felt free to discuss politics and world affairs with friends and associates. He used these letters as safe and confidential vehicles to vent his opinions on social and political matters. The letters also form a kind of diary of Powell's time in Washington. He emphasized the social aspects of his and Mrs. Powell's life. A typical letter might include an account of a White House state dinner, a listing of Mrs. Powell's club activities and the names of neighbors and dignitaries who had recently dined in the Powells' apartment. Though he never divulged his or the court's thinking on pending cases, he distributed slip opinions to all of the children after decisions were announced. (He discussed his Supreme Court opinions at greater length in correspondence addressed individually to Molly and, especially, to Lewis during their respective times in law school.) He did occasionally discuss personalities on the court, and his basic approach to deciding cases.

        • Box 12
          2.2.1.1.1: Josephine Rucker Powell 1942-1990
        • Box 12-12B
          2.2.1.1.2: Josephine (Jody) McRae Powell Smith 1942-1998
        • Box 12B
          2.2.1.1.3: Ann Pendleton (Penny)Powell Bowen 1942-1998

          The name of this correspondent - Powell's middle daughter - was Ann Pendleton (Penny)Powell Carmody from 1963-1992. Since 1993, her name has been Penny Bowen.

        • Box 12C
          2.2.1.1.4: Mary Lewis (Molly)Powell Sumner 1952-1997
        • Box 12C-12D
          2.2.1.1.5: Lewis F. Powell III 1962-1998
        • Box 12D
          2.2.1.1.6: Josephine R. Powell Smith & Ann Pendleton Powell Carmody 1953-1971
        • Box 12D
          2.2.1.1.7: Mary Lewis Powell & Lewis F. Powell III 1970
        • Box 12D
          2.2.1.1.8: Powell Daughters 1952-1974
        • Box 12D
          2.2.1.1.9: All Powell Children 1964-1997
      • 2.2.1.2: Concerning the Powell Children
        • Box 12D
          2.2.1.2.1: Ann Pendleton Powell Carmody 1963-1987
        • Box 13
          2.2.1.2.2: Mary Lewis Powell Sumner 1959-1966
        • Box 13
          2.2.1.2.3: Lewis F. Powell III 1957-1978 & n.d.
      • 2.2.1.3: Childrens' Third Party Correspondence
        • Box 13
          2.2.1.3.1: Children-to-Children 1951, 1967 & 1983
        • Box 13
          2.2.1.3.2: Children with Grandparents 1950-1993
      • 2.2.1.2: Parents
        • Box 13
          2.2.1.2.1: Louis F. Powell 1922-1974
        • Box 13
          2.2.1.2.2: Mary Lewis Gwathmey Powell 1925-1964 & n.d.
        • Box 13
          2.2.1.2.3: Parents (both) 1926-1963
        • Box 13
          2.2.1.2.4: Alice Watkins Powell (stepmother) 1966, 1975
      • Box 13
        2.2.1.3: Grandmother (maternal) 1925 & 1929
      • 2.2.1.4: In-Laws
        • Box 13
          2.2.1.4.1: Marvin Pierce Rucker & Josephine McRae Rucker 1940-1951
        • Box 13
          2.2.1.4.1: Josephine McRae Rucker 1957-1981
      • 2.2.1.5: Siblings
        • Box 13
          2.2.1.5.1: Edward Angus Powell 1932-1992

          Correspondence with spouse is included here. Separate file concerning the 1979 death of E. Angus Powell follows general correspondence.

        • Box 13A
          2.2.1.5.2: Zoe Powell Lane 1943-1995

          Correspondence with spouse Kenneth Lane is included here. Separate file concerning the 1995 death of Zoe Powell follows the general correspondence.

        • Box 13A
          2.2.1.5.2: Eleanor Powell Dewey 1937-1996 & n.d.
        • Box 13A
          2.2.1.5.3: Frank L. Dewey (brother-in-law) 1936-1971

          This is the spouse of Eleanor Dewey.

      • 2.2.1.6: Extended Family
        • Box 13B
          2.2.1.6.1: Helen Doak (aunt), 1953-1995
        • Box 13B
          2.2.1.6.2: Helen Elizabeth Powell (Niece), 1961, 1978-1994
        • Box 13B
          2.2.1.6.3: Edward "Ned" Angus Powell Jr. (Nephew) 1966-1993
        • Box 13B
          2.2.1.6.4: E. Bryson Powell (Nephew) 1968-1994
        • Box 13B
          2.2.1.6.5: Katherine Powell Rolph (Niece) 1973-1992
        • Box 13B
          2.2.1.6.6: Mary Lewis Dewey Grow (Niece) 1953-1995
        • Box 13B
          2.2.1.6.7: Annie Neill McLean 1948, 1964, 1967
        • Box 13B
          2.2.1.6.8: Cola A. Powell 1937, 1964-1965
        • Box 13B
          2.2.1.6.9: Eleanor Gwathmey 1925
    • 2.2.2: Subject Files 1936-1988
      Box: 14

      The Subject Files are dominated by correspondence and records concerning Bear Island, a plantation in Hanover County, Virginia that had been the childhood home of Powell's mother, Mary Lewis Gwathmey. Powell spent much time there as a child, as did his children, in their turn. Later it served as a family retreat and gathering place. Powell's painful--and later regretted--decision to sell this property is extensively documented here. Also present in this subseries are records of the Powells' 1969 African safari, including Josephine R. Powell's diary of the experience.

      • 2.2.2.1: Bear Island 1936-1986
        • 2.2.2.1.1: Correspondence
          • Box 14
            2.2.2.1.1.1: General 1947-1984
          • Box 14
            2.2.2.1.1.2: Farming Operations 1965-1968
        • Box 14
          2.2.2.1.2: Memoranda 1965-1966
        • Box 14
          2.2.2.1.3: Deeds 1920-1966
        • Box 14
          2.2.2.1.3: Subject Files
          • Box 14
            Engineer Report Photos 1958
          • Box 14
            Farming Expense Statements 1965-1966
          • Box 14
            Graveyard 1966, 1977-1980
          • Box 14
            Insurance 1965-1966
          • Box 14
            Sale 1966
          • Box 14
            Taxes 1958-1966
          • Box 14
            Title To Property 1966
          • Writings
            • Box 14
              "The Sale of Bear Island"and "After the Sale of Bear Island"p. 1966 & p. 1977
            • Box 14
              "Bear Island Memories" 1984
            • Box 14
              "A Few Anecdotes and Some of My Memories of the Bear Island Family" n.d.
      • Box 14
        2.2.2.2: Biography (Mary Lewis Dewey Grow) 1986-1988
      • Box 14
        2.2.2.3: David M. Lea & Company, Inc. 1948, 1952 & 1970
      • Box 14
        2.2.2.4: Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary 1986
      • Box 14
        2.2.2.5: Firearms 1968-1977
      • Box 14
        2.2.2.6: Picture for Apartment (Robert Goodnough) 1980
      • 2.2.2.7: Trips
        • Box 14
          European Trip 1957
        • Russia Trip 1958
          • Box 14
            Diary 1958
          • Box 14
            Report 1958
        • Box 14
          European Trip 1966
        • Safaris 1967-1972
          • Box 14
            Correspondence 1967-1972
          • Box 14
            Diary (Josephine R. Powell) July 1969
          • Box 14
            Itinerary & Visa 1969
          • Box 14
            Receipts 1969-1970
      • Box 14
        2.2.2.8: Wager On Roosevelt-Landon Election 1936
    • 2.2.3: Financial and Legal Records 1929-1995
      Box: 15-23

      Note:Permission of the archivist is required before using these records.

      In addition to general records, the "Financial and Legal Papers" include files specifically about contributions, insurance, investments, real estate holdings, bank borrowing, tax returns, trusts and wills. As one would expect, the "Memos to Executors" that accompany Powell's wills contain information on such subjects as Powell's complex finances and his wife's separate estate. Also present, however, are letters to his wife expressing his hopes for his children's futures, detailed funeral and burial plans, and mention of some records management decisions he had made concerning his Supreme Court papers.

      The "Real Estate" records form the largest portion of this subseries. Real property holdings of Powell's wife and mother-in-law are treated here, as are properties he owned jointly with his wife. Properties he owned in his own right and through his development company, Huguenot Land Corporation, are also documented.

      The "Trusts" deal with legal instruments for both Powell's own family members, and the children of Powell's World War II friend, Lowell P. Weicker. Powell was the executor of the Weicker trusts.

      • Box 15
        2.2.3.1: General 1942-1995
        • Box 15
          World War II 1942-1944
        • Box 15
          Expenses 1951
        • Box 15
          Option Agreement, David M. Lea and Company 1956
        • Box 15
          Family Financial Affairs 1952-1973
        • Box 15
          Arrangements with Hunton & Williams on Leaving the Firm 1972
        • Box 15
          Swiss Annuity 1972
        • Box 15
          Hollywood Cemetery Lot 1965-1984
        • Box 15
          Josephine Rucker Powell 1978-1995
        • Box 15
          1238 Rothesay Road 1987-1992
      • Box 15A-15D
        2.2.3.2: Check Registers 1953-1995
      • Box 15F-15G
        2.2.3.3: Contributions 1963-1994
      • Box 15G
        2.2.3.4: Financial Statements 1953-1983
      • 2.2.3.5: Insurance 1932-1992
        • Box 16-16A
          2.2.3.5.1: General 1932-1992
        • Box 16A
          2.2.3.5.2: Accident 1957-1970
        • 2.2.3.5.3: Automobile
          • Box 16A
            2.2.3.5.2.1: General 1936-1959
          • Box 16A
            2.2.3.5.2.2: re Accidents 1967-1968 & 1982
        • Box 16A
          2.2.3.5.4: Cashing-in Policies 1972
        • Box 16A
          2.2.3.5.5: Conversion to Paid-Up Policies 1970-1972
        • Box 16A
          2.2.3.5.6: Health/Medical 1951-1986
          • Box 16A
            General 1951-1952
          • Box 16A
            ABA 1955-1965
          • Box 16A
            David M. Lea & Co. 1957-1971
          • Box 16A
            Hunton & Williams 1938
          • Box 16A
            New York Bar Association 1964 & 1967
          • Box 16A
            Josephine R. Powell 1975-1986
        • Box 16A
          2.2.3.5.7: Liability 1962-1968
        • 2.2.3.5.8: Life
          • Box 16A
            2.2.3.5.8.1: General 1961-1972
          • Box 16A
            2.2.3.5.8.2: Colonial Williamsburg 1958-1971
          • Box 16A
            2.2.3.5.8.3: David M. Lea & Co. 1943, 1954-1964
          • Box 16A
            2.2.3.5.8.4: Hunton & Williams 1947-1962
          • Box 16A
            2.2.3.5.8.5: Miller & Rhoads 1953-1963
          • Box 16A
            2.2.3.5.8.6: Phi Delta Phi 1962-1972
          • Box 16A
            2.2.3.5.8.7: Southern Railway 1965-1971
          • Box 16A
            2.2.3.5.8.8: Virginia Bar Association 1960-1970
          • Box 16A
            2.2.3.5.8.9: Virginia Manufacturers Association 1953-1968
          • Box 16A
            2.2.3.5.8.10: Virginia State Bar 1952 & 1971
        • Box 16A
          2.2.3.5.9: Southern Railway System 1960-1971
        • Box 16A
          2.2.3.5.10: Survivor's Annuity 1976-1996
        • Box 16A
          2.2.3.5.11: Wedding Gifts 1936
        • Box 16A
          2.2.3.5.12: Marvin P. Rucker's Policies 1936-1954
      • 2.2.3.6: Investments
        • Box 17-17A
          2.2.3.6.1: Correspondence 1936-1990
        • Box 17A
          2.2.3.6.2: Josephine McRae Rucker 1952-1971
        • Box 17A
          2.2.3.6.3: Josephine Rucker Powell 1971-1994
        • Box 17A
          2.2.3.6.4: Custodian Accounts 1969-1971
        • Box 17A
          2.2.3.6.5: Children 1942-1972
        • Box 17A
          2.2.3.6.6: Chesterfield Land and Timber Corporation 1954-1987
        • Box 17A
          2.2.3.6.7: Sperry and Hutchinson Company 1969-1972
      • 2.2.3.7: Real Estate
        • Box 18
          2.2.3.7.1: Josephine McRae Rucker 1938-1961
          • Box 18
            2.2.3.7.1.1: Indebtedness to American Bank & Trust 1938-1946
          • Box 18
            2.2.3.7.1.2: Gresham Estate 1952-1956
          • Box 18
            2.2.3.7.1.3: McRae Estate 1949-1961
        • Box 18
          2.2.3.7.2: Josephine Rucker Powell
          • Box 18
            2.2.3.7.2.1: 1238 Rothesay Road 1933-1987
          • Box 18
            2.2.3.7.2.2: Park City, Utah 1979-1982
        • 2.2.3.7.3: Lewis F. and Josephine R. Powell
          • Box 18
            2.2.3.7.3.1: Leases 1983-1943
          • Box 18
            2.2.3.7.3.2: Walters Tract, Chesterfield County 1941-1947
          • Box 18
            2.2.3.7.3.3: Stuart Avenue Property Sale 1945-1946
          • Box 18
            2.2.3.7.3.4: Atlantic Horizons Apartments 1967-1972
        • 2.2.3.7.4: Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
          • Box 19
            2.2.3.7.4.1: Chesterfield Land Investments 1957-1964
          • Box 19
            2.2.3.7.4.2: Rothesay Tennis Association 1959-1960
          • Box 19
            2.2.3.7.4.3: Swift Creek Land Investments, Inc. 1968-1988
          • Box 19
            2.2.3.7.4.4: Huguenot Land Corporation 1969-1978
          • Box 19
            2.2.3.7.4.2: Purchase of Washington Apartment 1971
          • Box 19
            2.2.3.7.4.5: Brandermill Lot 1975-1978
      • 2.2.3.8.: Bank Borrowing 1957-1978
        Box: 19
      • Box 20-21A
        2.2.3.9: Taxes 1929-1994
      • 2.2.3.10: Trusts
        • Box 22
          2.2.3.10.1: Correspondence and Memoranda 1964-1971
        • Box 22
          2.2.3.10.2: Trusts established by Lewis F. & Josephine R. Powell 1957-1994
        • 2.2.3.10.1: Trusts Established by Others
          • Box 22
            Josephine McRae Rucker 1956
          • Box 22
            David M. Lea Stock Trust 1954-1977
          • Box 22
            Lowell P. Weicker Family Trusts 1950-1968
      • 2.2.3.11: Wills
        • 2.2.3.11.1: Wills of Family Members
          • Box 22-A
            Mary Lewis Gwathmey Powell 1941-1973
          • Box 23
            Louis F. Powell 1940-1984
          • Box 23
            Eleanor Powell Dewey 1954
          • Box 23
            Josephine Powell Smith 1959-1963
          • Box 23
            Ann Pendleton Powell (Carmody) 1960-1963
          • Box 23
            Josephine Rucker Powell 1964-1986
          • Box 23
            Josephine McRae Rucker 1973, 1981-1982

            Concerning the settlement of her estate.

          • Box 23
            Alice Watkins Powell 1974
        • Box 23
          2.2.3.11.2: Wills of Lewis F. Powell Jr. 1943-1992
          • Box 23
            2.2.3.11.2.1: Copies of Wills 1942-1989
          • Box 23
            2.2.3.11.2.2: Power of Attorney 1958-1980
          • Box 23
            2.2.3.11.2.3: Memoranda 1958-1992
          • Box 23
            2.2.3.11.2.3: Correspondence 1969-1992
    • Box 24-24A
      2.2.4: Medical Records 1948-1996

      These records are closed to researchers.

  • 2.3: Records re Education 1921-1932
    Box: 25-26A

    Records re Education, (2 cu.ft.) consists primarily of notes taken in class and in preparation for class while Powell studied in the law schools of Washington and Lee University and Harvard University. The professors' names, when known, are included in the container list with the corresponding notes. Bar review notes and some exams are also present. Powell's undergraduate thesis is included with legal education materials, as he was already taking law classes in his late undergraduate days in order to finish both degrees in six years. There are also some writing assignments from his prep school days at McGuire School.

    • 2.3.1: McGuire's University School
      • Box 25
        The Prep(yearbook) 1922
      • Box 25
        Report Card 1924
      • Box 25
        English Class Writings 1921-1922
      • Box 25
        Algebra Exam 1925
    • 2.3.2: Washington and Lee University
      • 2.3.2.1: Undergraduate Academic Papers
        • Box 25
          English 1925-1926
        • Box 25
          History 1926
        • Box 25
          Thesis: The Constitutionality of Minimum Wage Laws for Women1929
      • 2.3.2.2: Student Government 1925-1930
        • Box 25
          Correspondence 1928-1929
        • Box 25
          Executive Committee Financial Records 1930 & n.d.
        • Box 25
          Miscellaneous Papers 1925 & n.d.
        • Box 25
          National Student Federation 1930-1931
          • Box 25
            Correspondence 1930
          • Box 25
            Fifth & Sixth Annual Congresses 1930-1931
      • Box 25
        Address Book n.d.
      • 2.3.2.3: School of Law
        • 2.3.2.3.1: Class Papers 1931
          • Box 25
            "Swift v. Tyson" Feb. 28, 1931
          • Box 25
            "Three Jurisdictional Landmarks" March 30, 1931
          • Box 25
            " Recognition of Validity and Incidents of Marriages Between Whites and Blacks" April 28, 1931
        • 2.3.2.3.2: Class Notes 1929-1932
          • Box 35
            Property I c. 1929

            Taught by Clayton E. Williams

          • Box 35
            Property II c. 1930

            Taught by Clayton E. Williams

          • Box 35
            Property III c. 1930

            Taught by Clayton E. Williams

          • Box 35
            Wills c. 1930

            Taught by Clayton E. Williams

          • Box 35
            c. 1930

            Taught by Clayton E. Williams (?)

          • Box 35
            Future Interest: c. 1930

            Taught by Clayton E. Williams (?)

          • Box 35
            Evidence: c. 1930

            Taught by William H. Moreland

          • Box 35
            Conflicts: c. 1930

            Taught by Raymon T. Johnson

          • Box 35
            Bankruptcy: c. 1930

            Taught by Raymon T. Johnson

          • Box 35
            Partnerships: c. 1930

            Taught by Charles R. McDowell

          • Box 35
            Bills and Notes: c. 1930

            Taught by Charles R. McDowell

          • Box 36
            Constitutional Law: c. 1930

            Taught by Charles P. Light, Jr. (?)

          • Box 36
            Carriers: c. 1930

            Taught by Raymon T. Johnson

          • Box 36
            Equity I: c. 1930

            Taught by Raymon T. Johnson

          • Box 36
            Equity II: c. 1930

            Taught by William H. Moreland (?)

        • Box 36
          2.3.2.3.3: Bar Review Notes c. 1930-1931
      • Box 36
        2.3.2.4: Printed Materials 1929-1934
    • 2.3.3: Harvard Law School 1931-1932
      • 2.3.3.1: Class Papers 1932

        Written for Prof. Dodds' Seminar in Corporate Finance

        • Box 36-A
          Regulation of Public Utility Issues in Michigan Jan. 8, 1932
        • Box 36-A
          Smith v. Oldtown Sheet and Tube Company Mar. 2, 1932
        • Box 36-A
          Fairness of a Proposed Reorganization of General Gas and Electric Company April 18, 1932
        • Box 36-A
          Analysis of the Proposed Deed of Trust on the Property of the Interstate Electric Railway Company, a Virginia Corporation 1932
      • 2.3.3.2: Class Notes 1931-1932
        • Box 36-A
          Equity III 1932

          Includes exam. Taught by Prof. Chafee

        • Box 36-A
          Administrative Law

          Taught by Felix Frankfurter.

        • Box 36-A
          Public Utilities
        • Box 36-A
          Corporate Finance 1932

          Includes exam. Taught by Prof. Dodd

        • Box 36-A
          Jurisprudence 1932

          Includes exam. Taught by Roscoe Pound.

  • 2.4: Speeches, Statements, and Writings 1937-1971

    Speeches, Statements, and Writings (7 cu.ft.), includes: lists of selected speeches; the speeches and writings themselves; and materials related to the speeches and writings. This last category includes: drafts; correspondence about travel and publication arrangements; and research materials.

    A frequent public speaker throughout his career, no one knows how many speeches Powell delivered. The speeches and writings in this subseries--and throughout these papers--should not be considered as the complete body of Powell's work. References are made throughout the papers to speeches not found here. Certain other portions of these papers contain speeches and informal talks which are not present in this series. (See also: Speeches, Interviews and Writings series in United States Supreme Court and Retirement subgroups for speeches made after 1971.)

    One folder containing lists of selected speeches precedes the speeches themselves. These lists represent at least three unpublished compilations of Powell speeches. One was made just before Powell became American Bar Association President-Elect. The second was done immediately following Powell's ABA Presidency. The last was assembled for his Supreme Court nomination hearings.

    • Box 27
      2.4.1: List of Selected Speeches c. 1946-1970
    • 2.4.2: Speeches, Statements and Writings
      • Box 27
        The President's Proposal to Pack the Court, March 16, 1937

        Talk to the Omnibus Club, Richmond, Virginia,

      • Box 27
        Popular Misconceptions About the Supreme Court, May 8, 1938

        Richmond, Virginia (?)

      • Box 27
        Kiwanis Club, September 12, 1938

        Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 27
        Community Fund, 1938(?)

        Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 27
        Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, May 23, 1941

        Virginia State Bar Association, Charlottesville, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Are We Prepared to Fight, June 11, 1941

        Omnibus Club, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 27
        Oral Report to the Junior Bar Conference, September 28, 1941

        Indianapolis, Indiana

      • Box 27
        Bill of Rights, c. 1941

        Richmond, Virginia (?)

      • Box 27
        Judicial Review -- Its Proper Place in the American Plan of Government, c. 1941

        Alexandria Bar Association, Alexandria, Virginia

      • Box 27
        Speech on Behalf of Senator Byrd, July 31, 1946

        American Legion Post 200 at the John Marshall Hotel, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 27
        National Association of Referees in Bankruptcy, August 22, 1946

        Welcome on behalf of the Bar Association of the City of Richmond.

      • Box 27
        Introduction of Air Marshall Sir William Elliot, c. 1946
      • Box 27
        Unveiling of the Portrait of Major Charles O. Saville, April 22, 1947

        Statement On Behalf of the Bar Association of the City of Richmond

      • Box 27
        Unveiling of the Portrait of Judge Frank T. Sutton, Jr., May 29, 1947

        Statement On Behalf of the Bar Association of the City of Richmond

      • Box 27
        Interview of Lewis F. Powell, Jr., June 24, 1947

        Broadcast from Richmond, Virginia radio station WRVA.

      • Box 27
        Torch Club, October 7, 1947

        Re Charter of the City of Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Statement By the Charter Commission, November 3, 1947

        Released for use by the Richmond News Leader.

      • Box 27
        Talk Over WRVA, November 3, 1947

        Radio address on behalf of Richmond Charter Commission.

      • Box 27
        Introduction of Colgate W. Darden, c. 1947

        Forum Club, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        City Council Election in Richmond, Virginia, May 10, 1948

        Radio address on WLEE.

      • Box 27
        Re Sherwood Reeder, W. Stirling King, and John S. Davenport, III, c. 1948

        Re Richmond, Virginia city government.

      • Box 27
        Russian Espionage, April 14, 1949

        Omnibus Club, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        "Best Qualified for Governor", June, 13, 1949

        West End Businessmens' Association, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Horace Edwards For Governor, July 27, 1949

        For broadcast over WRVA, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Introduction of Sir Evelyn Wrench, November 16, 1949

        The English Speaking Union, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Good Citizenship, March 21, 1950

        Junior Chamber of Commerce, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Introduction of Henry R. Guild, October 17, 1950

        Community Chest, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Korean Crisis, November 16, 1950

        Faculty of Binford Junior High School, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Retiring as President of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, January 11, 1951
      • Box 27
        Air Intelligence Function in Peace and War, January 22, 1952

        Talk to reserve unit, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Strategic Importance of the Arctic, February 26, 1952

        Omnibus Club, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Importance of Arctic to Defense of U.S.A., May 13, 1952

        Goochland Rotary Club.

      • Box 27
        Eisenhower Is Stronger Than Taft, June 30, 1952
      • Box 27
        Richmond Charter Commission, September 11, 1953

        "Notes for speech before civic clubs."

      • Box 27
        Union Theological Seminary, c. 1953
      • Box 27
        The Dixon-Yates Controversy, November 15, 1954

        Delivered at Forum Club, Richmond, Virginia. See also Dixon-Yates correspondence file in 2.1.2.

      • Box 27
        The James River Association, May 16, 1955

        Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Interposition - A Twentieth Century Revival of Nullification, March 29, 1956

        "Draft of article prepared for Va Law Review but was not submitted ..."

      • Box 27
        St. Catherine's School Commencement, June 4, 1956

        Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Capital Financing, April 29, 1957

        University of Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Contributory Negligence: A Necessary Check on the American Jury, June 26, 1957

        Joint Committee Session (ABA), Niblett Hall, London (England, July 26, 1957

      • Box 27
        The Place, September 7, 1957

        "Draft of introductory material for ABA Journal presentation of speeches delivered at Westminster Hall"

      • Box 27
        Military Position of U.S. vs. Russia, December 16, 1957

        Forum Club, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Soviet Science, c. 1957
      • Box 27
        Soviet Education, c. 1957
      • Box 27
        President Eisenhower's Proposed Education Plan, January 2, 1958

        Statement by Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Chairman, Richmond Public School Board.

      • Box 27
        Quality in Education: A National Necessity January 15, 1958

        Richmond Public School teachers. A printed version is also in this file.

      • Box 27
        Mary Mumford P.T.A., April 22, 1958

        Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Richmond Rotary Club, April 29, 1958
      • Box 27
        Urgent Defense Requirements, June 26, 1958

        South Road Rotary

      • Box 27
        Trip To Soviet Union as a Member of Delegation Representing American Bar Association July-August 1958, August 1958
      • Box 27
        Soviet Education -- A Means Towards World Domination, September 29, 1958

        Report to Richmond Public School Board on Visit To Soviet Union July 23 - August 5, 1958.Printed version included in this file.

      • Box 27
        Soviet Legal System, October 16, 1958

        Arlington Virginia Bar Association

      • Box 27
        Science and Engineering In the USSR, November 12, 1958

        Speech before Richmond Branch, Virginia Society of Professional Engineers.

      • Box 27
        Soviet Science and Engineering, December 1, 1958

        "Speech to Naval Unit"

      • Box 27
        Sources of Soviet Power, December 1958

        Rotary Club (Richmond, Virginia ?)

      • Box 27
        Lessons to be Learned From Soviet Education, February 12, 1959

        "Excerpts from talk to Alexandria Education Association."

      • Box 27
        Statement on Behalf of the School Board Supporting Construction of the New High Schools Without Delay, May 6, 1959
      • Box 27
        Soviet Legality, July 6, 1959

        Optimist Club, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 27
        Hypothetical Virginia Tour for Russian Visitors, July 21, 1959

        "Notes for Guy Friddell's Program. Used as rough notes for radio programs on 7/27 & 8/3 on WRNL."

      • Box 27
        Introduction of James C. Sargent, August 7, 1959

        Virginia Bar Association, Greenbrier, West Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Legal Education, August 1959

        Notes for Virinia Bar Association panel on legal education, Greenbrier, West Virginia.

      • Box 27
        American Bar Association Meeting, August 1959

        Miami Beach, Florida

      • Box 27
        Convocation of Teachers, September 2, 1959

        Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 27
        How Peaceful Is the Soviet Union?, September 15, 1959

        Junior Chamber of Commerce, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 27
        Self-Employed Individuals Retirement Act, December 15, 1959
      • Box 27
        The Pornographic Problem In Perspective, February 2, 1960 (?)

        Notes for panel discussion sponsored by Junior League, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Statement Before Senate Finance Committee on Needs for Education, February 5, 1960
      • Box 27
        Deans of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, March 1960

        Lexington, Virginia

      • Box 27
        What Should Our Students Know and Understand About the Communist System?, April 26, 1960

        Notes on panel program. National School Boards Association Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

      • Box 27
        Sources of Soviet Power, May 12, 1960

        Notes for speech at Hampden-Sydney College.

      • Box 27
        Statement In Support Of Proposal To Teach International Communism, August 26, 1960

        House of Delegates, American Bar Association.

      • Box 27
        Supplemental Resolutions to those proposed by Committee on Communist Tactics, Strategy & Objectives, August 29, 1960

        House of Delegates, American Bar Association.

      • Box 27
        Withdrawal Of Connally Reservation, August 31, 1960

        House of Delegates, American Bar Association.

      • Box 27
        Convocation of Richmond School Teachers, October 6, 1960
      • Box 27
        The Challenge of School Board Membership, October 7, 1960

        Virginia School Board Association Annual Meeting, Roanoke, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Revised Resolution of the Committee on Communist Tactics, Strategy and Objectives, October 14, 1960

        House of Delegates, American Bar Association.

      • Box 27
        "Re: Resolution as to Teaching of International Communism", October 18, 1960

        House of Delegates, American Bar Association.

      • Box 27
        Public Responsibility, December 14, 1960

        "Lecture to Associates."Hunton & Williams, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Patriotism - A Diluted Commodity, October 29, 1960

        Investment Bankers Association of America, Southeastern Group, Hot Springs, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Education on Communism, November 30, 1960

        St. Stephen's Church.

      • Box 27
        Supplemental Statement to Virginia Commission on Public Education, December 13, 1960
      • Box 27
        15 Years Have Transformed Our World, January 12, 1961

        "Northside Teachers."

      • Box 27
        Instruction on International Communism, January 18, 1961

        Richmond Public School System.

      • Box 27
        The Need For Instruction On International Communism, January 26, 1961

        ABA Committee Conference with Educators, Washington, DC.

      • Box 27
        Action to Improve the Status of Lawyers, March 3, 1961

        Vermont Bar Association

      • Box 27
        The Need to Know the Truth About Communism, March 20, 1961

        Lecture to Senior Government Classes, George Wythe High School.

      • Box 27
        Soviet Education, April 19, 1961

        Southeastern Association of School Business Officials, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 27
        The Social Sciences and America's Position In World Affairs, April 29,1961

        Virginia Social Science Associations, University of Virginia.

      • Box 27
        Introduction of General Maxwell D. Taylor, May 7, 1961

        Commemorative Ceremony in honor of General Lee, Stratford Hall.

      • Box 27
        Briefing of ABA Committee on Communist Tactics by the F. B. I., September 27, 1961

        Washington, DC

      • Box 27
        Economics of the Legal Profession, October 12 & 13, 1961

        Virginia Bar Institute. Includes some research materials.

      • Box 27
        Re Economics of Legal Profession, October 21, 1960

        New Mexico Bar.

      • Box 27
        Bar Economics, November 29, 1960

        Oklahoma Bar Association

      • Box 27
        Economic Status of Legal Profession, December 21, 1961

        Delaware Bar Association

      • Box 27
        Instruction On Communism and Its Contrast With Liberty Under Law, January 1962

        Pamphlet published by the American Bar Association.

      • Box 27
        Instruction On Communism - An Educational Need and Responsibility, April 6, 1962

        "Prepared for Delivery to Strategy Seminar of Omaha Chamber of commerce, Omaha, Nebraska"

      • Box 27
        Unsatisfactory Economic Status of Lawyers, April 24, 1962

        Knoxville Bar Association

      • Box 27
        Higher Education - Soviet Style, April 27, 1962

        Federal Bar Association, Washington, DC

      • Box 27
        Introduction of Dr. Charles Malik, July 6, 1962

        Virginia Bar Association

      • Box 27
        Instruction on Communism - What the Bar Can Do, August 4, 1962

        National Conference of Bar Presidents. Golden Gate Room, Del Webb Towne House.

      • Box 27
        "Verbal Report to (ABA) House of Delegates", August 8, 1962

        Committee on Education In the Contrast Between Liberty Under Law and Communism

      • Box 28
        The Conflict We Are Losing, September 23, 1962

        Grace Covenant Church, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 28
        Introduction of Floyd d. Gottwald, September 27, 1962

        Newcomen Society Dinner, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 28
        Education On Communism - What the Bar Can Do, October 4, 1962

        Connecticut State Bar Association, Hartford, Connecticut

      • Box 28
        Teaching the Facts About Communism -- Progress In Virginia, October 17, 1962

        Virginia Parents-Teachers Association, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 28
        Educational Research - a New Opportunity In Virginia, November 1, 1962

        Virginia Education Association, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 28
        What State Bar Economics Committees Can Do, January 28, 1963

        "To be reviewed and placed in final form by ABA Committee on Economics of Law Practice"

      • Box 28
        The War Called Peace, February 12, 1963

        St. Christopher School, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 28
        Effective Communication - A Necessary Skill, April 1, 1963

        Law School, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina

      • Box 28
        Education On Communism - Some Misconceptions, May 3, 1963

        Florida State Bar, Miami, Florida

      • Box 28
        Is There A Mellowing of Communism?, May 7, 1963

        Society of Sons of Colonial Wars, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 28
        Statement In Support of J. Lindsay Almond, Jr.'s Nomination As Judge, May 24, 1963

        Judiciary Committee of United States Senate

      • Box 28
        How To Improve Lawyers Income, June 20, 1963

        Mississippi State Bar, Jackson, Mississippi

      • Box 28
        Three Giants of the Law, July 22, 1963

        Federal Bar Foundation, Washington, DC

      • Box 28
        Utility of the Law, August 5, 1963

        NACCA Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota

      • Box 28
        How To Improve Lawyers Income, August, 1963

        ABA Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

      • Box 28
        Special Award To the State of Virginia, October 7, 1963

        Given by Traffic Court Program of the American Bar Association; Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 28
        Reflections On the Crime Problem, October 24, 1963

        Kiwanis Club, Washington, DC

      • Box 28
        Public Interest In Sound Bar Economics, October 31, 1963

        Allegheny County Bar Association

      • Box 28
        American Bar Statement Deplores Proposals To Televise Ruby Trial, December 7, 1963

        Press release. "Substantially as prepared by L.F.P., Jr. and approved by Board of Governors of ABA".

      • Box 28
        The Legal Profession, February 12, 1964

        Memo to W. Tayloe Murphy, Jr. asking for draft of speech.

      • Box 28
        Law Day - 1964, March 6, 1964

        Prepared for publication in Lawyers Title News

      • Box 28
        Crisis In Law Observance, March 10, 1964

        Conference of National Organizations, Chicago, Illinois.

      • Box 28
        Reflections On the Crime Problem, April 14, 1964

        LAMP, Cleveland, Ohio

      • Box 28
        Why ABA Encourages Instruction On Communism, April 15, 1964

        "Statement by Lewis F. Powell Jr."

      • Box 28
        Educating Lawyers For Public Responsibility, April 18, 1964

        Howard College, Birmingham, Alabama

      • Box 28
        Is the Organized Bar Meeting Its Responsibilities?, April 22, 1964

        Kentucky State Bar Association, Louisville, Kentucky

      • Box 28
        Law Day - A Time For Rededication, May 1, 1964

        South Carolina Bar

      • Box 28
        Peaceful Coexistence - Myth Or Reality, May 26, 1964

        Town Hall, New York City

      • Box 28
        Objectives Of Going To College, June 5, 1964

        Country Day School for Girls, Virginia Beach, Virginia

      • Box 28
        Education For World Leadership - Role Of the Organized Bar, June 25, 1964

        Pennsylvania Bar Association, Erie, Pennsylvania

      • Box 28
        The Challenge To the Profession, August 7, 1964

        National Institute of Bar Public Relations, Waldorf Hotel, New York

      • Box 28
        Re-Evaluation of Canons of Ethics, August 11, 1964

        ABA House of Delegates, New York, City

      • Box 28
        Remarks Accepting Presidency, August 13, 1964

        Annual Banquet, American Bar Association, New York, NY

      • Box 28
        Areas of Emphasis For 1964/65, August 14, 1964

        House of Delegates, American Bar Association, New York, NY

      • Box 28
        A Serious Constitutional Gap - The Problem of Presidential Inability and Succession, August 28, 1964

        Jamestown Foundation

      • Box 28
        "Notes for Panel Discussion On Federal Limitations On Attorneys' Fees", September 10, 1964

        Federal Bar Association

      • Box 28
        "Indiana Bar - Introductory Remarks", September 18, 1964

        Indiana State Bar Association, Fort Wayne, Indiana

      • Box 28
        A Serious Constitutional Gap - The Problem of Presidential Inability and Vice Presidential Vacancy, September 25, 1964

        State Bar of Michigan, Grand Rapids, Michigan

      • Box 28
        "The President's Page" Sept. 1964 - Feb. 1965

        Column in ABA Journal, volumes 50 - 51

      • Box 28
        A Fresh Look At Professional Ethics, October 2, 1964

        State Bar New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico

      • Box 28
        Ethical Standards of the Bar, October 22, 1964

        ABA Regional Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

      • Box 28
        "Remarks at Dedication of New Law School Building", October 29, 1964

        Boston University

      • Box 28
        Areas of Emphasis By the ABA, November 12, 1964

        "Excerpts of talk to Nebraska Bar Association"

      • Box 28
        The Risk of Having No President, December 4, 1964

        Oklahoma Bar Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma

      • Box 28
        A Lawyer Looks at the Crime Problem, December 9, 1964

        American Farm Bureau Federation

      • Box 28
        The Right to a Fair Trial, December 15, 1964

        Texas Bill of Rights Foundation, Houston, Texas

      • Box 28
        Legal Education for Professional Responsibility, December 28, 1964

        Association of American Law Schools, Chicago, Illinois

      • Box 28
        The Right to a Fair Trial, January 11, 1965

        Dade County Bar Association, Miami, Florida

      • Box 28
        Standards For Criminal Justice, January 15, 1965

        Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore, Maryland

      • Box 28
        "Introductory Comments", February 7, 1965

        ABA House of Delegates, New Orleans, Louisiana

      • Box 28
        The Right to a Fair Trial, February 13, 1965

        Charter Day Conference on Magna Carta Anniversary, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. Published version is also in this file.

      • Box 28
        Extending Legal Services to Indigents and Low Income Groups, March, 1965

        Cleveland Bar Association

      • Box 28
        "Educational Television - Program On Communism", March 14, 1965
      • Box 28
        More Effective Criminal Justice - An Urgent Need, March 21, 1965

        New York Bar speech of January 29, 1965, revised for submission to ABA Journal

      • Box 28
        The Deteriorating State of Law and Order, March 23, 1965

        San Francisco Bar Association and Lawyers Club of San Francisco

      • Box 28
        Extending Legal Services to Indigents and Low Income Groups, March 25, 1965

        Los Angeles County Bar Association

      • Box 28
        The Risk of Having No President, March 29, 1965

        Southeastern Electric Exchange, Boca Raton, Florida

      • Box 29
        State of Criminal Justice/Minimum Standards For Criminal Justice, April 5, 1965

        American College of Trial Lawyers, Biloxi, Mississippi

      • Box 29
        Respect For Law and Order - The Foundation of a Free Society, April 26, 1965

        University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. University of Florida Law Reviewpublished version is entitled, "Respect for Law and Due - The Foundation of Free Society"

      • Box 29
        Providing Counsel For Indigent Defendants, May 24, 1965

        Joint Meeting ABA and IABA, San Juan, Puerto Rico

      • Box 29
        An Urgent Need: More Effective Criminal Justice, May 1965

        51 ABA Journal437 (May 1965). Based on address to New York Bar Association, January 29, 1965.

      • Box 29
        750th Anniversary of Magna Carta, June 15, 1965

        Great Hall of the Law Courts, London, England.

      • Box 29
        Law and Poverty, June 25, 1965

        National Conference on Law and Poverty

      • Box 29
        State Of Criminal Justice, June 26, 1965

        Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia

      • Box 29
        State of Law and Order, July 1, 1965

        State Bar of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas

      • Box 29
        Introduction of Senator Thomas J. Dodd, July 10, 1965

        Virginia State Bar Association, Hot Springs, Virginia

      • Box 29
        Jury Trial of Crimes, July 15, 1965

        Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Sun Valley, Idaho. Version published in 23 Washington and Lee Law Review1 (Spring 1966, is also in this file.

      • Box 29
        State of the Legal Profession, August 9, 1965

        ABA President's Annual Address, Miami Beach, Florida.

      • Box 29
        The Need For Character Fitness In Law Students, August 10, 1965

        ABA Section of Legal Education, Miami Beach, Florida

      • Box 29
        Reconciling Free Press With Fair Trial, September 1, 1965

        Canadian Bar Association, Toronto, Canada

      • Box 29
        Reform of Criminal Justice, October 5, 1965

        University of Richmond Law School

      • Box 29
        Civil Disobedience vs. the Rule of Law, October 11, 1965

        Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 29
        Crime and Criminal Justice, October 26, 1965

        Yale Political Union, New Haven, Connecticut

      • Box 29
        Response At Testimonial Dinner, November 18, 1965

        Commonwealth Club, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 29
        Duties and Powers of the State Board of Education with Respect to Educational Television Programs, December 27, 1965
      • Box 29
        Ceremony in Honor of T. Gray Haddon, January 3, 1966

        Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 29
        Notes for Response, February 3, 1966

        Harvard Club of Virginia

      • Box 29
        The New Left On the Campus February 25, 1966

        Virginia Association of Colleges, Arlington, Virginia

      • Box 29
        the Crime Crisis and Law Enforcement April 4, 1966

        Virginia State Crime Clinic, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 29
        A Lawyer Looks At Civil Disobedience April 1966

        23 Washington and Lee Law Review205 (Fall 1966).

      • Box 29
        Notes for Law Day Speech May 2, 1966

        Richmond Kiwanis Club, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box 29
        The Disordered Society September 16, 1966

        Virginia Manufacturers Association, Williamsburg, Virginia. Printed version ( "Building Respect For Law and Order") also in this file.

      • Box 29
        A Virginia Tradition October 4, 1966

        Key-note speech, opening of Democratic headquarters of Byrd-Spong campaign.

      • Box 29
        Limitations On the Right To Demonstrate October 21, 1966

        Founder's Day, Wake Forest College, Winston Salem, North Carolina.

      • Box 29
        " Development/Retention of Law Practice" November 22, 1966

        Lecture to firm of Hunton & Williams, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 29
        Wiretapping December 13, 1966

        Crime Commission office memorandum.

      • Box 29
        "The Challenge to the Private Preparatory School" January 31, 1967
      • Box 29
        Inadequate Discipline - A Failure of Professional Responsibility February 10, 1967

        National Conference of Bar Presidents, Houston, Texas.

      • Box 29
        Organized Crime - Challenge To a Free Society May 13, 1967

        The Business Council, The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia.

      • Box 29
        "Comments At Banquet", May 20, 1967

        Harvard Law School Class Reunion.

      • Box 29
        Notes re crime statistics, May 1967

        Tories (?) Club.

      • Box 29
        Trends In Antitrust, June 17, 1967

        Conference of Financial Executives, Williamsburg, Virginia.

      • Box 29
        Book Review: The Suspect and Society, September 4, 1967

        Review of book by Walter V. Schaefer for ABA Journal, c. Nov. 1967.

      • Box 29
        Strategic Balance of Power, September 5, 1967

        Richmond Jaycees

      • Box 29
        Civil Disobedience: Prelude To Revolution, October 5, 1967

        Southern Company Conference of Directors and Executives, Clear Point, Alabama. Printed version from U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 30, 1967 is also in this file.

      • Box 29
        "Statement To House Of Delegates On Reardon Committee Proposals", February 19, 1968

        American Bar Association.

      • Box 29
        "Introduction of Dumas Malone", March 7, 1968

        Phi Beta Kappa Lecture, University of Virginia.

      • Box 29
        Book Review: Peace and the Strategy Conflict, by William R. Kintner, April 4, 1968

        Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

      • Box 29
        Interview re Crime In United States, April 16, 1968

        For Dun's Review.

      • Box 29
        Anarchy On Campus, May 20, 1968

        Three different printed versions of the speech delivered at the 62nd Annual Convention Virginia Retail Merchants Association, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

      • Box 29
        Citizenship Education As To Law, Disorder, Extremism and Civil Disobedience, July 19, 1968

        "A Project Approved by the Virginia State Board of Education". Printed version also in this file.

      • Box 29
        A Strategy For Campus Peace, November 11, 1968

        American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.

      • Box 29
        A Lawyer Looks At Directors' Responsibilities, December 5, 1968

        Bank Directors Seminar, University of Virginia.

      • Box 29
        15 Years Have Transformed Our World, January 12, 1969

        Northside Teachers, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 29
        Reflections On the State of Public Education, February 7, 1969

        Virginia State Board of Education.

      • Box 29
        Virginia's Need For Modern Debt Provisions, February 24, 1969

        Richmond Kiwanis Club.

      • Box 29
        Radical Left Movement, February 27, 1969

        Chamber of Commerce, Kenbridge, Virginia.

      • Box 29
        Introduction of Justice Brennan, May 16, 1969

        Virginia State Bar.

      • Box 29
        "Introduction of Fred G. Pollard", June 16, 1969

        Candidate for Virginia Governor.

      • Box 29
        Evaluation of Ethical Standards, August 12, 1968

        American Bar Association House of Delegates, Dallas, Texas.

      • Box 29
        Alienation of the Campus From National Defense, October 3, 1969

        Thomas Jefferson Award Speech, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 29
        Judge C. H. Morrissett, February 2, 1970

        Testimonial dinner for Judge C. H. Morrissett.

      • Box 29
        "Comments On the Vietnamese War", February 11, 1970

        Public meeting, Richmond Junior League, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 29
        Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., February 22, 1970

        American Bar Foundation Breakfast.

      • Box 29
        What Is Right About America, April 16, 1970

        Key Club, Thomas Jefferson High School, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 29
        "An Education FOR America", May 28, 1970

        "Confidential Memorandum."

      • Box 29
        Political Warfare, June 30, 1970

        "As submitted to President Nixon on a Confidential Basis while serving as member of Blue Ribbon Defense Panel."

      • Box 29
        The Attack On American Institutions, July 15, 1970

        Southern Industrial Relations Conference, Blue Mountain, North Carolina.

      • Box 29
        Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, October 7, 1970

        "Prepared as notes for argument, but oral argument not allowed by the Supreme Court."

      • Box 29
        The Overriding Issue, October 30, 1970

        Remarks in support of Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 29
        The Ideological Assault On America, November 17, 1970

        Convocation Address, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia.

      • Box 29
        Executives' Secretaries, Inc., February 11, 1971

        Richmond Chapter.

      • Box 29
        Organized Crime and Electronic Surveillance - In Virginia, April 15, 1971

        Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box 29
        End of an Era and New Horizons, May 12, 1971

        United Virginia Bankshares Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia.

      • Box 29
        Repression of Civil Liberties - Fact or Fiction?, June 28, 1971

        Published in June 28, 1971 " Perspectives"section of Richmond Times-Dispatch

      • Box 29
        City of Richmond - Chesterfield Annexation, Applicability of Voting Rights Act, August 9, 1971

        Submitted informally to the Attorney General.

      • Box 29
        Attack On American Free Enterprise System, August 23, 1971

        Confidential Memorandum to Eugene B. Sydnor, Jr., Chairman Education Committee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    • 2.4.3: Papers re Speeches, Statements and Writings
      • Interposition March 29, 1956
        • Box 30
          Research Materials and Notes, January-March 1956
        • Box 30
          Drafts, March 1956

          16 rpm audio recording disc containing a dictated draft is stored separately for preservation purposes.

        • Box 30
          Clippings, 1955-1956
      • Box 30
        Hampden-Sydney College (6/8/59), February-June 1959
      • Box 30
        New Orleans Bar Association (9/11/62), March-August 1962
      • Box 30
        What State Bar Ecomomics Committees Can Do(ABA; 1/23/63), January 1963
      • Box 30
        NACCA Bar Association (8/5/63), May-July, 1963
      • Box 30
        Conference of National Organizations (3/10/64), January-April 1964
      • Box 30
        American College of Trial Lawyers (3/14-18/64), March 14-18, 1964
      • Box 30
        Reflections On the Crime Problem(4/14/64), July 1963-April 1964
      • Box 30
        Howard College (4/18/64), August 1963-April 1964
      • Box 30
        Kentucky State Bar Associatin (4/22/64), October 1963-April 1964
      • Box 30
        University of South Carolina (5/1/64), July 1963-May 1964
      • Box 30
        Barristers' Luncheon (5/20/64), March-May 1964
      • Box 30
        Peaceful Coexistence(5/26/64), May 15, 1964
      • Box 30
        Indigent Defendants(6/5-6/64), June 1-5, 1964
      • Box 30
        Montana Bar Association (6/11-13/64), September 1963-June 1964
      • Box 30
        Pennsylvania Bar Association (6/24-25/64), December 1963-July 1964
      • Box 30
        Virginia State Bar (7/2-5/64), February-July 1964
      • Box 30
        International Bar Association - Mexico City (7/25-31/64), November 1963-August 1964
      • Box 30
        National Institute of Bar Public Relations (8/7/64), December 1963-July 1964
      • Box 30
        Jamestown Foundation (5/20/64), (8/20/64), July-August 1964
      • Box 30
        Federal Bar Association (9/10/64), July-September 1964
      • Box 30
        Indiana Bar (9/18/64), August 1963-September 1964
      • Box 30
        State Bar of Michigan (9/25/64), September 1963-September 1964
      • Box 30
        New Mexico Bar Association (10/2/64), September 1963-October 1964
      • Box 30
        West Virginia Bar (10/16/64), September-October 1964
      • Box 30
        Seminar on the Need for Education About Communism (Atlanta; 10/22/64), June-October 1964
      • Box 30
        Prentice Hall, Inc. (10/27/64), September-October 1964
      • Box 30
        Boston Univesity (10/29/64), July-October 1964
      • Box 30
        Nebraska Bar (11/12/64), May-July 1964
      • Box 31
        Oklahoma Bar Association (12/4/64), January-December 1964
      • Box 31
        American Farm Bureau Federation (12/9/64), September 1964-January 1965
      • Box 31
        Texas Bill of Rights Foundation (12/15/64), September--December 1964
      • Box 31
        University of Virginia School of Law (12/18/64), October-December 1964
      • Box 31
        Association of American Law Schools (12/28/64), April-December 1964
      • Box 31
        South Florida Inter-Professinal Council (1/7/65), December 1964-January 1965
      • Box 31
        Dade County Bar Association (1/11/65), October 1964-January 1965
      • Box 31
        Maryland State Bar Association (1/15/65), October 1964-January 1965
      • Box 31
        New York State Bar Association (1/29/65), September 1964-June 1965
      • Box 31
        ABA New Orleans (2/7/65), September 1964-February 1965
      • Box 31
        Cincinnati Bar Association (2/23/65), 1963, February 1965
      • Box 31
        Cleveland Bar Association (3/4/65), 1962-March 1965
      • Box 31
        San Francisco Bar Association (3/23/65), November 1964-June 1965
      • Box 31
        Los Angeles Bar Association (3/25/65), December 1964-April 1965
      • Box 31
        Southern Electric Exchange (3/29/65), September 1964-March 1965
      • Box 31
        American College of Trial Lawyers (4/5/65), October 1964-April 1965
      • Box 31
        Louisiana State Bar (4/22/65), March 1964-May 1965
      • Box 31
        University of Florida (4/26/65), May 1964-December 1965
      • Box 31
        Missouri Bar Center (5/1/65), May 1964-July 1965
      • Box 31
        Notre Dame University (5/3/65), June 1964-September 1965
      • Box 31
        Atlanta Bar Association (5/7/65), May 1964-June 1965
      • Box 31
        Arkansas Bar Association (6/3/65), March 1964-July 1965
      • Box 31
        Wichita State University (6/8/65), September 1964-March 1965
      • Box 31
        National Conference On Law and Poverty (6/25/65), April-July 1965
      • Box 31
        Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference (6/26/65), July 1964-1968
      • Box 31
        Texas Bar Association (7/1/65), September 1964-July 1965
      • Box 31
        Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (7/15/65), March-July 1965
      • Box 32
        American Bar Association (8/9/65), 1962-August 1965
      • Box 32
        American Bar Foundation (8/10/65), 1962-July 1965
      • Box 32
        Canadian Bar Association (9/1/65), October 1964-September 1965
      • Box 32
        Committee for Effective and Durable Peace In Asia, August-November 1965
      • Box 32
        Virginia Association of Colleges (2/25/66), July 1965-July 1966
      • Box 32
        Washington and Lee Law Review(3/66), November 1965-March 1966
      • Box 32
        Washington and Lee University, A Lawyer Looks At Civil Disobedience, April 16, 1966
        • Box 32
          Correspondence, 1965-1967
        • Box 32
          Draft, April 11, 1966
        • Box 32
          Reading Copy, April 16, 1966
        • Box 32
          Galley Proofs, September 8, 1966
        • Box 32
          Research Materials, 1965-1966
      • Box 32
        International Bar Association -- Switzerland (7/66), December 1965-July 1966
      • Box 32
        Wake Forest College School of Law (10/21/66), May-October 1966
      • Box 32
        Business Council (5/13/67), May-October 1966
        • Box 32
          Correspondence, March-October 1967
        • Box 32
          Research materials and reading copy of speech, 1966-1967
      • Box 32
        Harvard University Class Reunion (5/20/67), February-July 1967
      • Box 32
        Conference of Financial Executives (6/17/67), April-June 1967
      • Box 32
        National Conference of Bar Presidents (8/5/67), May-August 1967
      • Box 32
        National Legal Aid and Defenders Association (8/6/67), May-July 1966
      • Box 32
        ABA Meeting (Hawaii) (8/8/67), April-July 1967
      • Box 32
        Richmond Jaycees (7/7/67), July-September 1967
      • Box 32
        The Southern Company Meeting, Point Clear Alabama, October 5 1967

        Civil Disobedience: Prelude to Revolution?

        • Box 32
          , September 1967-January 1968
        • Box 32
          Reading copy of speech, October 2 1967
        • Box 32
          Clippings and Pamphlet, 1967-1968
      • Box 33
        Dun's Reviewinterview (4/16/68), February-June 1968
      • Virginia Retail Merchants' Association, May 20, 1968
        • Box 33
          Correspondence, October 1967-August 1968
        • Box 33
          Research Materials, 1967-1968
      • Box 33
        International Bar Association (7/68), November 1967-April 1968

        Powell changed plans and did not speak at this event.

      • Box 33
        Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference (7/68), November 1967-May 1968
      • Box 33
        American Association of State Colleges and Universities, (11/11/68), June 1968-March 1969
      • Box 33
        Chamber of Commerce, Kenbridge, Virginia (2/27/69), February 18-28, 1969
      • Box 33
        Thomas Jefferson Award (10/3/69), April 1969-March 1970
      • Box 33
        "An Education Program FOR America"(5/28/70), May-June 1970
      • Box 33
        Southern Industrial Relations Conference (7/15/70), 1966-1970
      • Box 33
        Law Enforcement Banquet (10/12/70), July-October 1970
      • Box 33
        Longwood College Convocation (11/17/70), September 1970-January 1971
      • Box 33
        Wiretapping Bill Testimony (4/15/70), February-April 1971
      • Box 33
        Civil Liberties Repression: Fact or Fiction?g, July-October 1971
      • Box 33
        Attack on American Free Enterprise System(8/23/71), May-October 1971
      • Box 33
        Virginia State Chamber of Commerce Dinner Honoring Lewis F. Powell, Jr., December 17, 1971
    • 2.4.3: Research Materials

      Arranged alphabetically by topic.

      • Box 33
        American Bar Association 1939-1940
      • Box 33
        Civil Disobedience 1966-1967
      • Box 33
        Civil Liberties Repression 1970-1971
      • Box 33
        Communism, c. 1958-1963
      • Box 33
        Criminal Justice, 1964-1967
      • Box 33
        English Courts and Criminal Justice, 1960-1964
      • Box 33
        Interposition, 1955-1957
      • Box 33
        Organized Crime, 1965-1968
      • Box 33
        Professional Responsibility and Discipline of the Bar, 1964-1967
3.0: Military Service Papers 1942-1994
Box: 34-35A

The subgroup Military Service Papers, (3 cu.ft.) includes series of records and papers concerning: World War II; Powell's postwar military associations; and his participation in historical studies of World War II.

  • 3.1: World War II Service 1942-1947

    World War II Service series, includes subseries of diaries, a record volume, Powell's "201" file, correspondence, reports, training materials, and printed materials and memorabilia. The Post World War II series includes subseries dealing with the Air Force Association and the Air Force Reserve.

    • Box 34
      3.1.1: Diaries 1942-1944
    • Box 34
      3.1.2: Correspondence 1942-1947
    • Box 34
      3.1.3: Record Volume 1942-1946 (w. 1984 annotations)
      Images:
    • Box 34
      3.1.4: "201" File 1942-1946 & n.d.
    • Box 34
      3.1.5: Reports 1943-1948
    • Box 34-34A
      3.1.6: Training Materials 1942-1943
    • Box 34A
      3.1.7: Intelligence Papers re North Africa 1942-1943
    • Box 34A
      3.1.8: London Apartment 1944-1945
    • Box 34A
      3.1.9: German Captured War Documents 1941-1944 (translated 1947)
    • Box 34A and Oversize Folder 10
      3.1.10: Memorabilia 1943-1946
    • Box 34A and Oversize Folder 9
      3.1.11: Printed Material 1945
  • 3.2: Post-World War II Service 1946-1985
    • Box 35
      3.2.1: Air Force Association 1946-1985
    • Box 35
      3.2.2: Air Force Reserve 1947-1949
  • 3.3: World War II Historical Studies 1962-1996

    Historical Studies & Interviews contains materials from thirty years and more after Powell left active service. The allies' ability to break the German Ultra code remained a U.S. government security classified secret until the mid-1970's. Powell never spoke or wrote about these activities during this period of secrecy. When the activities of Powell and his cohorts became declassified public knowledge, there followed a period of intense interest on the part of the news media and historians.

    Finally able to talk publicly, Powell eagerly corresponded with historians and former associates. He offered several authors extensive assistance and granted oral history interviews in his Supreme Court chambers. One of these projects culminated in the publication of Ultra and the Army Air Forces in World War II. This work, subtitled An Interview with Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Lewis F. Powell, Jr., was published by the Office of Air Force History. Memoranda, notes and diary entries from the first series of this subgroup appear as appendices in this book.

    • Box 35
      3.3.1: Correspondence 1962-1994
    • Box 35
      3.3.2: B-26 Marauder Society 1988-1992
    • Box 35
      3.3.3: 319th Bomb Group 1974-1996
    • Box 35
      3.3.4: Dresden Bombing 1945, 1978-1987
    • Box 35
      3.3.5: Carl A. Spaatz Biography 1982-1988
    • 3.3.6: Ultra 1944-1945; 1984-1994
      • Box 35
        3.3.6.1: Correspondence 1984-1994
      • Box 35A
        3.3.6.2: Ultra and the Army Air Forces in World War II 1985-1987
      • Box 35A
        3.3.6.3: Freeburg Project 1985
      • Box 35A
        3.3.6.4: Research Materials 1944-1945; 1974-1995
        • Box 35A
          3.3.6.4.1: Contemporary Documents 1944-1945
        • Box 35A
          3.3.6.4.2: Articles 1977-1984
        • Box 35A
          3.3.6.4.3: Clippings 1945, 1974-1995
4.0: Law Firm (Hunton & Williams) Records 1945-1972
Box: 36-51

Though Powell spent thirty-eight years at Hunton & Williams the subgroup, Law Firm (Hunton & Williams) Records (5.5 cu. ft.), is not extensive. For reasons of client confidentiality and corporate records management, all of his client files remained with the firm's records. (For records of Powell's lawyering, see the civic and corporate series of the Board Memberships subgroup.) What can be found here is a small series of correspondence on two specific topics, memoranda, a forms file containing exemplar legal documents, some few firm financial statements, and "housekeeping" records. This last mentioned series contains what are potentially the most interesting materials in the subgroup. The "Time Tickets, 1956-1971" form a record of how Powell expended his billable and pro bono hours. His personal calendars show his appointments from 1949 to 1971.

  • 4.1: Correspondence
    • Box 36
      4.1.1: World War II, 1942
    • Box 36
      4.1.2: Remodling of Office, 1954
    • Box 36
      4.1.3: Re Death of T. Justin Moore, 1958
  • 4.2: Memoranda
    • Box 36
      4.2.1: General, 1939, 1945-1972.
    • Box 37
      4.2.2: ABA Expenses, 1963-1965
    • Box 37
      4.2.3: Hunton & Williams History, 1977
    • Box 37
      4.2.4: Re Firm Partnership, 1956-1971
  • Box 37
    4.3: Partnership Agreements 1955-1971
  • Box 37
    4.4: Forms File 1945-1951 & n.d.

    This subseries comprises exemplar contracts and other legal instruments.

  • 4.5: Financial Statements
    • Box 37
      4.5.1: Monthly Earnings, 1952-1954
    • Box 37
      4.5.2: Year Ending, 1949-1953 & 1970
  • 4.6: " Housekeeping"Records
    • 4.6.1: Address Books
      • Box 37
        4.6.1.1: Book #1, 1954
      • Box 37
        4.6.1.2: Book #2, c. 1964
    • 4.6.2: File Indices
      • Box 38
        4.6.2.1: File Index #1, 1950-1972

        These are index cards. The other two indicies are in book format.

      • Box 37
        4.6.2.2: File Index #2, 1959
      • Box 37
        4.6.2.3: File Index #3, c. 1965
    • 4.6.3: Calendars
      • Box 39-43
        4.6.3.1: Desk 1949-1971
      • Box 43A
        4.6.3.2: Pocket 1957-1970
    • 4.6.4: Time Tickets, 1956-1971
5.0: Professional Associations 1937-1971

The subgroup Professional Associations (35 cu. ft.) contains Powell's files concerning his memberships, and the offices he held, in a variety of legal associations.

  • 5.1: American Bar Association 1937-1971
    Box: 52-81

    American Bar Association includes records from the time Powell joined the ABA's Junior Bar Conference in 1937 until he joined the Supreme Court. His extensive committee work records, alone, run some nine feet. Powell's service in a variety of offices is documented here. These include: chairman of the Junior Bar Conference; member of the House of Delegates and Board of Governors; president-elect; and president. There is also a long run of general correspondence from 1952 to 1971.

    Among the voluminous committee records, those pertaining to the Economics of Law Practice Committee are especially notable. Powell had a career long interest in improving law firm management, as can be seen in several of his speeches. The first ABA Lawyer's Handbook was published under Powell's chairmanship of this committee.

    The campaign that made Powell president-elect was hard fought, as had been his first election for the House of Delegates. It is interesting to note the similarities between the meticulous planning and the gathering of endorsements in these campaigns, and the later preparation for his Supreme Court nomination hearings. Powell may have learned important lessons in his work on the ABA presidential campaigns on behalf of his fellow Washington & Lee alumnus and friend Ross Malone. Records from these Malone campaigns are present, as well.

    Powell's presidential papers are dominated by documentation of the agenda he brought to this office: legal ethics reform, legal services to the poor and the establishment of standards for the administration of criminal justice. During his time in the ABA's top office, he also played a vital role in passage of the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the Constitution regarding presidential disability and succession.

    Powell also used his influence in the ABA as an opportunity to promote the establishment in schools and colleges of educational programs about communism. This is reflected, not only in his presidential papers, but throughout his ABA records. In 1961, Powell introduced a resolution in the House of Delegates calling for "adequate instruction in the history, doctrines, objectives and techniques of Communism." He chaired the special committee established to implement this resolution. In 1962, this committee published the pamphlet "Instruction on Communism and Its Contrast With Liberty Under Law." All of this is extensively documented here.

    Powell made hundreds of speeches as president-elect and president. He had these bound into two record volumes which are in this subseries. Volume II includes clippings. Hundreds of additional, loose clippings are here, as well.

    • 5.1.1: Junior Bar Conference
      • Box 52
        5.1.1.1: Correspondence, 1937-1940
      • 5.1.1.2: Subject Files, 1937-1942
        • Box 52
          Activities In Maryland 1937-1940
        • Box 52
          Activities In North Carolina 1937-1940
        • Box 52
          Activities In South Carolina 1937-1940
        • Box 52
          Activities In West Virginia 1937-1940
        • Box 52
          By-Laws c. 1935-1941
        • Box 52
          Re Chairmanship, 1941-1942
        • Box 52
          " Circuits"(Reports of Activities by Federal Judicial Circuit,) 1938-1942

          Circuits represented: Second, Third, Fourth, Seventh, Ninth & Tenth.

        • Committee Papers 1938-1941
          • Box 52
            Civil Liberties 1938
          • Defense of Liberties 1938-1941
            • Box 52
              Correspondence 1938-1940
            • Box 52
              Memoranda 1938-1939
            • Box 52
              Reports 1938-1939 & n.d.
            • Box 52
              Speeches 1938-1941
            • Box 53
              Directories, 1939 & n.d.
            • Box 53
              Clippings, 1938-1939
            • Box 53
              Printed Materials, 1935-1938
          • Box 53
            Restatements of the Law, 1936-1937
          • Box 53
            Supreme Court Proposal, 1937
        • Box 53
          Directories 1937-1941
        • Box 53
          Member of Council 1941-1942
        • Box 53
          Membership, 1937-1940
        • Minutes,
          • Box 53
            General, 1939
          • Box 53
            Executive Council, 1937-1942
        • Box 53
          National Defense Program, 1940
        • Box 53
          News Bulletins, 1942
        • Box 53
          Programs, 1939, 1942
        • Public Information Programs,
          • Box 53
            Memoranda, 1940-1941
          • Box 53
            Reports, 1938-1939
          • Box 53
            Directors of Public Information, n.d.
          • Box 53
            Handbook, 1940-1941
          • Box 53
            Memoranda, 1940-1941
          • Box 53
            Speeches, 1940-1941 & n.d.

            Speeches are by others than Lewis F. Powell, Jr.

          • Box 53
            Questionnaire, n.d.
          • Box 53
            Resolutions, 1938-1941
          • Box 53
            State Chairmen Meeting, 1940
          • Box 53
            Printed Materials, 1935-1941
    • Box 54
      5.1.2: General Correspondence 1952-1971
    • 5.1.3: Subject Files
      • Box 55
        American Assembly On Law and Social Order 1967-1968
      • Russian Trip 1958
        • Diaries
          • Box 55
            Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 1958
          • Box 55
            Elizabeth A. Malone 1958
        • Box 55
          Itinerary 1958
        • Box 55
          Correspondence, 1958-1959
        • Speeches,
          • Box 55
            Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 1958
          • Box 55
            Charles S. Rhyne, 1958
        • Box 55
          Interviews 1958
        • Box 55
          Clippings, 1958
    • 5.1.4: Meetings
      • 5.1.4.1: Annual 1956-1971
        • London 1957
          • Box 55
            Correspondence, 1956-1957
          • Speech - Contributory Negligence: A Necessary Check On the American Jury, July 26, 1957
            • Box 55
              Correspondence, 1957-1958
            • Box 55
              Memoranda, 1957
            • Box 55
              Research Materials, May-June 1957
            • Box 55
              Drafts, May-June, 1957
            • Box 55
              Summary and Printed Version, July 26, 1957
            • Box 55
              Harvard Law Record(12/11/58) version, February 18, 1958

              Titled "Questions of Comparative Negligence"

          • Box 55
            Notes 1957
          • Box 55
            Printed Materials 1957
          • Box 55
            Clippings, 1957
        • Box 55
          Los Angeles, 1958
        • Box 55
          Miami Beach, 1959
        • Box 55
          St. Louis, 1968

          Re Hunton & Williams Cocktail Party

        • Box 55
          Montreal, 1966
        • Box 55
          Houston (Mid-year), 1967
        • Box 55
          Hawaii, 1967
        • Box 55
          Atlanta (Winter, 1970
        • Box 55
          St. Louis, 1970 1969-1970
        • Box 56
          London, 1971
          • Correspondence
            • Box 56
              General 1967-1971
            • Planning Meetings
              • Box 56
                Dallas August 1969
              • Box 56
                St. Louis August 1970
              • Box 56
                London, November 8, 1970
            • Box 56
              Parties 1971
            • Box 56
              Programs of Sections and Committees, 1969-1971
            • Box 56
              Runnymede Ceremony, 1970-1971
            • Box 56
              Personal, 1970-1971
          • Subject Files,
            • Box 56
              Agendas, 1968-1971
            • Box 56
              Invitations, 1971
            • Box 56
              Program, 1971
            • Box 56
              Lists, 1971
            • Box 56
              Memoranda, 1967-1971
            • Box 56
              Minutes, 1970
            • Box 56
              Reports, 1967-1970
            • Box 56
              Printed Materials, 1971
            • Box 56
              Printed Miscellany, 1971
      • 5.1.4.2: Regional
        • Atlanta 1958
          • Box 57
            Correspondence 1957-1958
          • Box 57
            Itineraries, Lists and Notes, 1958
          • Box 57
            Printed Materials, 1957-1958
        • Box 57
          Houston 1960
        • Box 57
          Little Rock 1962
        • Box 57
          Louisville 1957
        • Memphis, 1959
          • Box 57
            Correspondence, 1959
          • Box 57
            Printed Materials, 1959
        • Box 57
          Miami, 1959
        • New England, 1958
          • Box 57
            Correspondence, 1957-1959
          • Box 57
            Lists of Attendees, 1958
          • Box 57
            Printed Materials, 1956-1958
        • Pittsburgh, 1959
          • Box 57
            Correspondence, 1957-1959
          • Box 57
            Printed Materials, 1959
        • Box 57
          Portland 1960
        • St. Louis, 1958
          • Box 57
            Correspondence, 1957-1959
          • Box 57
            Printed Materials, 1958
    • 5.1.5: Committees
      • 5.1.5.1: Bill of Rights,
        • Box 58
          Special 1941-1942
        • Standing
          • Box 58
            Correspondence 1949-1954
          • Subject Files
            • Box 58
              Subversive Activities, 1949-1951
            • Box 58
              Rights for Women 1945-1954
      • 5.1.5.2: Centennial Commission 1967-1968
        • Box 58
          Correspondence, 1967-1969
        • Box 58
          Memoranda 1965-1968
        • Box 58
          Notes and Miscellany, 1967-68
      • 5.1.5.3: Continuing Legal Education, 1958-1966
        • Box 58
          Correspondence, 1959-1966
        • Box 58
          Memoranda, 1959-1964
        • Box 58
          Notes, 1958-1966
        • Box 58
          Reports, 1958-1962
        • Box 58
          Membership Lists, 1958-1959
        • Box 58
          Printed Materials, 1958-1961
      • 5.1.5.4: Criminal Justice 1965-1972
        • Box 59
          Correspondence, 1965-1972
        • Memoranda
          • Box 58
            General, 1963-1970
          • Box 59
            by William A. Pusey, 1967-1969
          • Box 59
            by Powell, 1967-1970
        • Box 59
          Statement by Powell, 1968
        • Box 59
          Membership Lists, 1965-1969
        • Printed Materials,
          • Box 59
            General, 1966-1968
          • Box 59
            Draft Standards, 1967-1969
      • 5.1.5.5: Economics of Law Practice
        • Correspondence
          • Box 60
            General, 1960-1966
          • Box 60
            Budget, 1961-1962
          • Box 60
            Expenses, 1960-1961
          • Box 60
            Regional Meetings, 1960-1962
        • Subject Files
          • Box 61
            Annual Legal Check-up, 1960-1962
          • Box 61
            Fee Limitations, 1960-1962
          • Box 61
            Fee Schedules, 1960-1962
          • Formation of Corporations,
            • Box 61
              Correspondence, 1961-1962
            • Box 61
              Memoranda, 1961
            • Box 61
              Printed Materials, 1961
          • The Lawyer's Handwork,
            • Box 61
              Correspondence, 1960-1962
            • Box 61
              Memoranda and Minutes, 1961-1962
          • Box 61
            Partnership Pamphlet, 1959-1963
          • Survey of the Legal Profession,
            • Box 62
              Correspondence, 1960-1962
            • Box 62
              Survey Instruments, 1961 & n.d.
            • Box 62
              Memoranda and Notes, 1960-1962
            • Box 62
              Printed Materials, 1958-1963
          • Box 62
            Traffic Accident Compensation, 1960-1962
      • 5.1.5.6: Education Against Communism, 1960-1971
        • Box 63-64
          Correspondence, 1960-1971
        • Box 65
          Memoranda, 1960-1961 & n.d.
        • Box 65
          Speeches, 1961-1962
        • Box 65
          Conference On Education In Communism, 1961
        • Box 65
          Reports, 1961-1967 & n.d.
        • Box 65
          Minutes, 1960-1971
        • Box 65
          Resolutions, 1960-1962
        • Handbook,
          • Box 65
            Correspondence, 1961-1962
          • Box 65
            Printed Version, 1962
          • Box 65
            Memoranda, Press Releases and Book Review, 1961-1962
          • Box 65
            Distribution Lists and Letters, 1962
          • Box 65
            Bibliography, 1961
          • Box 65
            Typescript Drafts, 1961
        • Syllabus
          • Box 66
            Correspondence 1962-1964
          • Box 66
            West Publishing Essay Contest 1963
          • Box 66
            Notes, 1960-1964
          • Box 66
            Lists of Schools and Resources, 1960-1962
          • Research Materials
            • Box 66
              Near Print Materials, 1960-1966 & n.d.
            • Box 66
              Printed Materials, 1958-1964
          • Box 66
            Newspaper Clippings, 1960-1962, 1967
      • Box 67
        5.1.5.7: Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech, 1951-1952
      • 5.1.5.8: Hospitality, 1959-1960
        • Box 67
          Correspondence, 1959-1960
        • Box 67
          Memoranda, 1959-1960
        • Box 67
          Notes and Drafts, 1959-1960
        • Box 67
          Printed Materials, c. 1959
      • Box 67
        5.1.5.9: Legal Aid, 1959-1960
      • 5.1.5.10: Membership 1946-1963
        • Box 67
          Correspondence, 1946-1963
        • Box 67
          Memoranda, 1955-1962
        • Box 67
          Notes and Drafts, 1955-1956
        • Box 67
          Reports, 1955-1956
        • Box 67
          Press Releases, 1966-1961
        • Box 67
          Lists, 1956-1962 & n.d.
        • Box 67
          Printed Materials, 1956-1962
      • 5.1.5.11: Public Utilities, 1938-1940
        • Box 68
          Correspondence, 1938-1940
        • Box 68
          Reports, 1939
        • Box 68
          Printed Materials, 1938
      • 5.1.5.12: Regional Meetings, 1952-1962
        • Box 68
          Correspondence, 1952-1962
        • Box 68
          Memoranda, Minutes & Lists, 1958-1961
        • Box 68
          Reports, 1958-1961
        • Box 68
          Notes, 1958-1959
        • Box 68
          Papers re Pamphlet Revision, 1960
        • Box 68
          Blue & Gray Meeting, 1953
          • Box 68
            Papers and Reports, 1953
        • Box 68
          Printed Materials, 1953
      • 5.1.5.13: Retirement Benefits, 1956-1965
        • Box 69
          Correspondence, 1956-1965
        • Box 69
          Memoranda, 1956-1962
        • Box 69
          Keough Bill, 1956-1960
        • Box 69
          Printed Materials, 1956-1960
      • 5.1.5.14: World Peace Through Law, 1959-1962
        • Box 69
          Correspondence, 1959-1962
        • Box 69
          General Papers, 1959 & n.d.
        • Box 69
          Speeches by Charles S. Rhyne, 1959-1960
        • Box 69
          Printed Materials, 1947-1961
    • 5.1.6: Offices
      • 5.1.6.1: Delegate, 1941-1963
        • Correspondence
          • Box 70
            General, 1941-1963
          • Box 70
            re ABA Politics, 1959-1962
        • Box 70
          Memoranda, 1958-1961
        • Box 70
          Reports, 1941-1942, 1957-1962
        • Box 70
          Lists, 1958-1959
        • Box 70
          Meeting Calendars, 1958-1961
        • Campaigns, 1953-1962
          • Box 70
            General, 1953-1957
          • Box 71
            re Petitions, 1956-1957
          • Box 71
            re Tucker & Mays Letter, 1956-1957
        • Box 71
          Draft Letters, 1956-1957
        • Box 71
          Memoranda, 1956-1957
        • Box 71
          Lists, 1956-1957
        • Campaigns,
          • Box 71
            1956, 1956-1957

            Petitions are the only form of materials for this year.

          • 1959,
            • Box 71
              Correspondence, 1958-1959
            • Box 71
              Petitions, 1959
          • 1962,
            • Correspondence,
              • Box 71
                General, 1961-1962
              • Box 71
                Gibson and Moore, 1961-1962
            • Box 71
              Memoranda, 1961-1962
            • Box 71
              Petitions, 1962
        • Box 71
          Printed Materials, 1941-1942, 1957-1960
      • 5.1.6.2: Board of Governors, 1962-1965
        • Correspondence
          • Box 72
            General, 1962-1964
          • Box 72
            Amendment of By-Laws, 1963
          • Box 72
            Law Day Committee, 1962-1965
          • Box 72
            Liaison with Committees and Sections, 1962-1963
          • Box 72
            Subcommittee on Washington Office, 1963
        • Box 72
          Agenda 1962
        • Box 72
          Summary of Actions, February 4-5, 1963
        • Box 72
          Memoranda, Statements and Notes, 1963
        • Box 72
          Proceedings, 1962-1963
        • Law Day Committee
          • Box 72
            Statements and Ads, 1964-1965
          • Box 72
            Printed Materials, 1962-1965
      • 5.1.6.3: President-Elect 1955-1964
        • Box 73
          Ross Malone Candidacy, 1955-1958
        • Powell Campaign, 1959-1963
          • Correspondence,
            • Box 73
              General, 1959-1963
            • Francis W. Hill,
              • Box 73
                General, 1962
              • Box 73
                Responses to His March 19, 1962 Letter, 1962
            • Box 73
              Thomas B. Gay, 1962
          • Box 73
            Memoranda and Draft Letters, 1961-1962
          • Box 73
            Resolutions, 1963
          • Box 73
            Miscellaneous Documents, 1961-1962
        • Correspondence, 1963-1964
          • Congratulatory
            • Box 74
              Incoming Letters, 1963
            • Box 74
              Outgoing Letters, 1963
          • Box 74
            General, 1963-1964
          • Box 75
            Subject, 1963-1964
        • Box 75
          Subject Files, 1963-1965
      • 5.1.6.4: President 1964-1965
        • Correspondence
          • Box 76-76A
            General 1964-1965
          • Box 77
            Congratulatory, 1964
            • Box 77
              Incoming
            • Box 77
              Outgoing
          • Box 77
            w. U.S. Presidential Candidates, 1964
          • Box 77
            re Leaving Presidency, 1965
          • Box 77
            Crank Letters, 1965
        • Box 77
          Memoranda and Reports, 1964-1965
        • Box 77
          Subject Files, 1964-1965
          • Box 77
            ABA Directories, 1965
          • Box 77
            Annual Meeting, 1965
          • Box 77
            (Melvin) Belli Complaint, 1964-1965
          • Box 78
            Board of Governors, 1964-1965
          • Box 78
            Civil Rights, 1964-1965
          • Box 78
            Criminal Justice Project, 1964-1965
          • Box 79
            Dodd Firearms Bill, 1965
          • Box 79
            Estes v. Texas, 1964-1965
          • Box 79
            Ethics Evaluation, 1964-1965
          • Box 79
            Inter-American Bar Association Meeting, 1964
          • Box 79
            Jurisprudence and Law Reform, 1964-1965
          • Box 79
            Lawyer Referral, 1964-1965
          • Box 79
            Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, 1964-1965
          • Box 79
            Magna Carta Ceremony - London, 1964-1965
          • Box 79
            Presidential Succession (25th Amendment), 1964-1965
          • Box 79
            Proposed Committee on Availability of Legal Services, 1965
          • Box 79
            Proposed Section on Individual Rights, 1965
          • Box 79
            Mid-Winter Meeting - New Orleans, 1965
          • Box 79-79A
            Regional Meeting - Puerto Rico, 1964-1965
          • Box 79A
            Schedules, 1964-1965
          • Box 79A
            Speaking Engagements, 1964-1965
          • Box 80
            Substantive Tax Reform, 1964-1965
          • Box 80
            War On Poverty/Group Legal Services, 1964-1965
        • Speeches 1964-1965
          • Box 80
            Listing, 1963-1965
          • Box 80
            Drafts, 1964-1965
          • Box 80
            Speeches, 1964-1965
            In two bound volumes.
        • Printed Materials, 1964-1965
          • Box 81
            General, 1964-1965
          • Box 81
            American Bar News, 1963-1965
          • Box 81
            News From the American Bar Association, 1964-1965
          • Box 81
            "Washington Letter", 1963-1965
        • Clippings, 1964-1965
          • Box 81
            General, 1963-1965
          • Box 81
            "Selected Clippings and Letters, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., President, American Bar Association", 1964-1965
            Bound in volume - 2 copies.
  • 5.2: American Bar Foundation 1960-1971
    Box: 82-83

    American Bar Foundation series includes two subseries: general papers and papers about Powell's presidency from 1969-1971. The relationship of the American Bar Foundation to the American Bar Association is a frequent topic in these papers.

    • 5.2.1: Correspondence
      • Box 82
        5.2.1.1: General, 1960-1968
      • Box 82
        5.2.1.2: re Fellows, 1957-1967
    • Box 82
      5.2.3: Research Committee Meetings, 1961
    • 5.2.4: Fellows,
      • Box 82
        5.2.2.1: Nominating Committee , 1958-1960 & n.d.
      • Box 82
        5.2.2.2: Lists of Fellows, 1961-1971
    • Box 82
      5.2.4: President, 1969-1970
      • Box 83
        5.2.4.2: Memoranda, 1969-1971
      • Box 83
        5.2.4.3: Notes and Drafts, 1969-1971
      • Box 83
        5.2.4.4: Reports, 1970-1971
      • 5.2.4.5: Subject Files,
        • ABF/ABA Relationship,
          • Box 83
            Correspondence, 1970-1971
          • Box 83
            Memoranda and Reports, 1970
      • Box 83
        Annual Meetings, 1970
      • Box 83
        Bar Center Building, 1971
      • Box 83
        Budget and Fiscal, 1970-1971
      • Box 83
        Committee On Extramural Research, 1970-1971
      • Box 83
        Executive Director Selection, 1968-1972
    • Box 83
      Board Meetings: Agenda and Exhibits, 1969-1971
    • Box 83
      Printed Materials, 1962-1971 & n.d.
  • Box 84-85
    5.3: American College of Trial Lawyers 1958-1971

    American College of Trial Lawyers series is similar in content and arrangement to the ABF series. A significant difference is that the papers from Powell's time as president of this organization (1969-1970) are not segregated from those concerning his general membership. Subseries include: correspondence, 1958-1971; committees; meetings; subject files; and printed materials.

    • Box 84
      5.3.1: Correspondence, 1961-1966
    • 5.3.2: Board of Regents,
      • 5.3.2.1: Correspondence,
        • Box 84
          General, 1967-1969
        • Box 84
          Election of Members, 1968-1970
        • Box 84
          Emeritus Fellowship, 1965-1968
      • Box 84
        5.3.2.2: Notes, Reports and Minutes, 1968-1969
    • Box 84
      5.3.3: Committees, 1967-1969
      • Box 84
        5.3.3.1: Ball v. ATLA, 1970-1971
      • Box 84
        5.3.3.2: Civil Trial Practice Manual, 1965-1970
      • Box 84
        5.3.3.3: Liaison with British Bar, 1971
      • Box 84
        5.3.3.4: Nominating Procedures, 1970
      • Box 84
        5.3.3.5: Proposed Federal Rules of Evidence, 1969-1970
      • Box 84
        5.3.3.6: Specialization, 1969
      • 5.3.3.7: State Committees, 1968-1971
        • Box 84
          Correspondence, 1968-1970
        • Box 84
          Assignments, 1969-1970
        • Box 84
          North Carolina Nominees, 1970-1971
        • Box 84
          Virginia Nominees, 1969-1971
    • 5.3.4: Meetings, 1967-1970
      Box: 85
    • 5.3.5: Subject Files,
      • 5.3.5.1: Grant Cooper, 1969-1970
        Box: 85
      • 5.3.5.2: Disruption of Trials,
        • Correspondence, 1970
          Box: 85
        • Statements, Reports and Clippings, 1970
          Box: 85
      • Box 85
        5.3.5.3: Lists, 1966-1971
      • Box 85
        5.3.5.4: Minutes, 1969-1971
      • Box 85
        5.3.5.5: Panel on Human Transplants, 1968-1969
      • Box 85
        5.3.5.6: Presidents Manual, c. 1970
    • Box 85
      5.3.6: Printed Materials, 1967-1971
  • 5.4: American Judicature Society 1958-1963
    Box: 86
    • Box 86
      5.4.1: Correspondence, 1958-1963
    • 5.4.2: Membership Campaign,
      • Box 86
        5.4.2.1: Correspondence, 1959
      • Box 86
        5.4.2.2: Member Lists and Letter Drafts, 1958-1959
    • Box 86
      5.4.3: Minutes, Charters and By-laws, 1959-1962
    • Box 86
      5.4.4: Memoranda, Reports and Press Releases, 1958-1961
    • Box 86
      5.4.4: Printed Materials, 1959-1961
  • 5.5: American Law Institute 1947-1967
    Box: 86
    • Box 86
      5.5.1: correspondence, 1947-1967
    • Box 86
      5.5.2: Printed Materials, 1947-1956
  • 5.6: Association of Life Insurance Counsel 1957-1963
    Box: 86
  • 5.7: National Center for State Courts 1971
    Box: 86

    National Center for State Courts treats Powell's membership on the steering committee of this organization. The committee was responsible for organizing the center as a nonprofit corporation. This work included preparing the charter and determining the method of trustee selection.

    • Box 86
      5.7.1: Correspondence, 1971
    • Box 86
      5.7.2: Memoranda, 1971
    • Box 86
      5.7.3: Printed Materials, 1971
  • 5.8: Richmond Bar Association 1946-1966
    Box: 86

    Richmond Bar Association (known as the Bar Association of the City of Richmond until around 1960) series is less than four inches of correspondence and records. In addition to a twenty year run of general correspondence, there is correspondence about Powell's role in the successful 1954 campaign to have his law school classmate, Walter E. Hoffman, nominated for the newly created position of U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. The general correspondence for 1947-1948 deals with Powell's service as president during that time.

    • 5.8.1: Correspondence,
      • Box 86
        5.8.1.1: General, 1947-1956
      • Box 86
        5.8.1.2: re Walter E. Hoffman Judicial Appointment, 1954
    • Box 86
      5.8.2: Statements, Reports and Resolutions, 1947-1968
    • Box 86
      5.8.3: Charter, By-Laws and Related Materials, 1938, 1958 & n.d.
    • Box 86
      5.8.4: Printed Materials and Miscellaneous Documents, 1947-1948 & n.d.
  • 5.9: Virginia State Bar Association 1948-1970
    Box: 87

    Virginia State Bar Association series is one foot of correspondence, committee files and printed materials. Powell served on the Executive Committee and also co-chaired the committee that planned the ceremony at Jamestown (May 1959) commemorating the advent of common law in North America in 1607. The committee's work is thoroughly documented in this series. Records of Powell's other committee work are here, as is a run of general correspondence spanning the years 1948-1970.

    • 5.9.1: Correspondence,
      • Box 87
        5.9.1.1: General, 1946-1970
      • Box 87
        5.9.1.2: Advent of Common Law - Jamestown, 1958-1960
    • 5.9.2: Committees,
      • 5.9.2.1: Continuing Legal Education,
        • Box 87
          Correspondence, 1959-1962
        • Box 87
          Minutes, 1959-1961
        • Box 87
          Proposals, Memoranda and Notes, 1959-1960 & n.d.
      • 5.9.2.2: Executive,
        • Box 87
          Correspondence, 1956-1960
        • Box 87
          Minutes, 1956-1960
      • Box 87
        5.9.2.3: Junior Bar, 1946-1948
      • Box 87
        5.9.2.4: Economics of Law Practice, 1960-1967
      • Box 87
        5.9.2.5: Law Students, 1970
      • Box 87
        5.9.2.6: Legal Aid and Reference, 1956
      • Box 87
        5.9.2.7: Library, Legal Records and Legal Literature, 1949-1952
    • Box 87
      5.9.3: Printed Materials 1950-1970
6: Federal Commissions, Panels, and Conferences 1948-1971
  • 6.1: Special Assistant to the Attorney General re Selective Service 1948-1952
    Box: 88

    This series includes one folder of general correspondence and a dozen case files. Attorney General Tom Clark appointed Powell Special Assistant to the Attorney General to act in the Eastern District of Virginia as Hearing Officer under section 6 (j) of the Selective Service Act of 1948. In this unpaid capacity, Powell was to help in determining "the character and good faith" of those registrants claiming to be conscientiously opposed to participation in war.

    • Box 88
      6.1.1: Correspondence, 1948-1952
    • Box 88
      6.1.2: Case Files, 1951-1952

      These files are closed to researchers.

  • 6.2: Joint Civilian Defense Orientation Conference 1957-1958
    Box: 88

    Joint Civilian Defense Orientation Conference is three inches of correspondence and printed materials concerning Powell's participation in this May 2-11, 1957 conference. Selected civilians were flown to various U.S. military bases where they witnessed demonstrations and exercises. The aim was to give the conferees an overall acquaintance with the national defense program and to invite their views on the defense effort.

    • Box 88
      6.2.1: Correspondence, 1957-1958
    • 6.2.2: Printed Materials,
      • Box 88
        6.2.2.1: Schedules and Instructions, 1957
      • Box 88
        6.2.2.2: Background Materials, 1957
      • Box 88
        6.2.2.3: Clippings, 1957
      • Box 88
        6.2.2.4: Memorabilia, 1957
  • 6.3: Attorney General's Conference on Court Congestion and Delay In Litigation 1958-1960
    Box: 88

    Attorney General's Conference on Court Congestion and Delay In Litigation is one inch of correspondence and printed materials concerning Powell's work on this conference, created by the Attorney General of the United States. The aim of this group was to generate ideas and lend support to legislative efforts designed to improve the administration of justice. State committees were formed to support more day-to-day activities, and Powell also served on the Virginia committee.

    • Box 88
      6.3.1: Correspondence, 1959-1960
    • Box 88
      6.3.2: Printed Materials, 1959
  • 6.4: President's Commission On Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice 1965-1967
    Box: 89-90

    President's Commission On Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice(1.75 cu.ft.) begins with a record volume comprising correspondence, memoranda, report drafts, and a printed copy of the supplemental statement to the commission's report. Some of the contents of this volume are duplicated in the unbound records that follow. These other records include subseries of correspondence, memoranda, notes, chapter drafts of the report, drafts of the supplemental statement and a printed version of the report. Miscellaneous documents, printed materials, and clippings complete the series.

    Based on the awareness of the crime problem that Powell had articulated in many of his speeches as ABA President, President Johnson appointed Powell to this commission. Though this diverse committee agreed on many solutions to the crime problem, there were differences among the commissioners. Powell's differing views on the questions of wire tapping and certain Supreme Court decisions led to his drafting of the "Supplemental Statement on Constitutional Limitations," published over the names of seven commission members.

    Powell anticipated criticism of the inconsistencies between the views expressed in his work on this commission and some of his Supreme Court opinions. In an annotation (written after Powell was appointed to the Supreme Court) to the introduction to the record volume in this series he wrote, "When I accepted appointment to this Commission I knew little criminal law as I never practiced it . . . and some of my views have changed."

    • Box 89
      6.4.1: Record Volume, 1965-1967

      Selected correspondence, memoranda and commission reports bound by the donor.

    • Box 89
      6.4.2: Correspondence, 1965-1968
    • Box 89
      6.4.3: Memoranda, 1965-1966
    • Box 89
      6.4.4: Notes, 1965-1966
    • Box 89
      6.4.5: Notebook re Memorandum On Wiretapping, 1966
    • 6.4.6: Report, 1966-1967
      • Box 90
        6.4.6.2: Draft Chapters, 1966
      • Box 90
        6.4.6.3: Drafts of Supplemental Statement, 1967
      • Box 90
        6.4.6.4: Report - Printed Version, 1967
    • Box 90
      6.4.7: Party for the Commissioners, 1966
    • Box 90
      6.4.8: Press Releases, 1965-1967
    • Box 90
      6.4.9: List of Commissioners and Staff; Miscellaneous Documents, 1965-1967
    • Box 90
      6.4.10: Printed Materials, 1966-1967
    • Box 90
      6.4.11: Clippings, 1963-1967
  • 6.5: Blue Ribbon Defense Panel 1969-1970
    Box: 91-92

    Blue Ribbon Defense Panel (1.66 cu.ft.) contains the records of Powell's service on the commission President Nixon created to recommend reforms in the structure and operation of the Pentagon. It was to evaluate the organization and management of the Department of Defense, but not delve into questions of broad national policy. This body was formed in the face of mounting criticism of cost overruns in weapons systems and the stalemate in Vietnam.

    As in his work on the crime commission, Powell expressed his views separately from those of the panel's report. This time these expressions took two forms. The first was Powell's thirty-five page statement (signed by seven of the sixteen panelists), "Shifting Balance of Military Power." Drafts and three different printed versions are included in subseries 5.5(c) "Supplemental Statement." The other separate expression was Powell's reaction to the war in Vietnam. This was sent confidentially to President Nixon as the memorandum, "Political Warfare." A draft and final version are included under that title in the 5.4 Subject Files. (Another copy is in the "Speeches, Statements and Writings" series of the II. Personal Papers).

    Forms of materials which make up this subseries include: correspondence; memoranda; notes; subject files; drafts and printed versions of the report; and printed materials. The Commission's Southeast Asian, European and NORAD inspection trips are documented in the subject files.

    • Box 91
      6.5.1: Correspondence, 1969-1972
    • 6.5.2: Memoranda,
      • Box 91
        6.5.2.1: From Panel Chair, 1969-1970
      • Box 91
        6.5.2.2: To Panel Chair, 1969-1970

        Some letters included in this file.

      • Box 91
        6.5.2.3: From Staff Coordinator, 1969
    • Box 91
      6.5.3: Notes, 1969-1970
    • 6.5.4: Subject Files,
      • Box 91
        6.5.4.1: Conflict of Interest, 1969-1970
      • Box 91
        6.5.4.2: Minutes, 1969
      • Box 91
        6.5.4.3: "Political Warfare"Memorandum, 1970
      • Box 91
        6.5.4.4: Travel Orders, 1969-1970
      • Box 91
        6.5.4.5: Questionnaire, 1969
      • 6.5.4.6: Trips,
        • Box 91
          European, 1969
        • Box 91
          Asian, 1970
        • Box 91
          Southeast Asian, 1970
        • Box 91
          NORAD - Army Defense Command and Aerospace Defense, 1970
    • 6.5.5: Report
      • Box 92
        6.5.5.2: Printed Version, July 1, 1970
      • 6.5.5.3: Supplemental Statement,
        • Box 92
          Notes and Rough Draft, May 1, 1970
        • Box 92
          Draft, September 15, 1970
        • Box 92
          Proofs, September 1970
        • Box 92
          Government Printing Office Version, September 30, 1970
        • Box 92
          Privately Printed Version, September 15, 1970
        • Box 92
          Congressional RecordVersion, April 19, 1971
    • 6.5.6: Printed Materials,
      • Box 92
        Background, 1949,1966 & 1969
      • Box 92
        re Report, 1970-1971
    • Box 92
      6.5.7: Clippings, 1969-1971
  • 6.6: Advisory Commission of the Federal Judiciary Center 1971
    Box: 92

    Advisory Commission of the Federal Judicial Center is one file consisting of a few letters about Powell's appointment to this commission. Within weeks of this appointment, Powell was nominated to the Supreme Court, effectively ending his service.

7.0: Civic Activities 1946-1971

Comprises the records (6.75 cu. ft.) of ten governmental and charitable organizations serving the Richmond area or the Commonwealth of Virginia, with which Powell was associated.

  • 7.1: Richmond Chamber of Commerce 1946-1960
    Box: 93

    Contains general correspondence; bylaws and minutes; and publications by the Chamber. One subseries contains Powell's papers as President of the Chamber of Commerce in 1950. These consist of correspondence; subject files; and speeches, statements and writings.

    • Box 93
      7.1.1: Correspondence, 1946-1960
    • Box 93
      7.1.2: By-Laws, Minutes and Miscellaneous Documents, 1946-1950
    • Box 93
      7.1.3: Publications, 1946-1955
    • 7.1.4: President,
      • Box 93
        7.1.4.1: Correspondence, 1949-1952
      • Box 93
        7.1.4.2: Appointment of Committees, 1950
      • Box 93
        7.1.4.3: Tax Relief in Virginia, 1950
      • Box 93
        7.1.4.4: Expressway Referendum, 1950
      • Box 93
        7.1.4.5: Speeches, Statements and Reports, 1950-1951
  • 7.2: Richmond Charter Commission 1947-1957
    Box: 93

    Made up of correspondence; speeches and statements; lists of persons who testified about the charter; and clippings. Powell's service on this commission was his only venture into electoral politics. Richmond had an ineffective form of government based on a federal model--a bicameral city council and a mayor with veto power. State law authorized the election of a charter commission to propose a new form of government, to be submitted to the electorate by referendum. Powell was elected to the Commission and chosen as chairman by his fellow commissioners. The city manager style of government proposed by the commission was enacted by referendum on November 7, 1947.

    • Box 93
      7.3.1: Correspondence, 1947-1957
    • Box 93
      7.3.2: Speeches and Statements, 1946-1948 & n.d.
    • Box 93
      7.3.3: Lists, 1948
    • Box 93
      7.3.4: Clippings, 1946-1948
  • 7.3: American Cancer Society -- Richmond Chapter 1949-1950
    Box: 93

    This one folder consists of correspondence and reports.

  • 7.4: Richmond School Board 1950-1962
    Box: 94-95

    Anyone delving into the Richmond School Board series with the hope of finding thorough documentation of the desegregation of Richmond public schools, or of Powell's contemporaneous thoughts on desegregated education, is bound to be disappointed. There is documentation of the desegregation struggle, but it is mostly limited to newspaper clippings. There is expression of Powell's thinking on race, but it is mostly from the perspective of a 1975 Supreme Court Justice, whose social views had markedly changed in the intervening decades.

    Like the other parts of this series, the bulk of the contents of the record volume are devoted to the budgetary process, teacher salaries, raising the quality of education and the inclusion of education against communism in the school curriculum. Powell speeches on educational matters are also present.

    The titles of the various parts of the correspondence subseries mirror interests and activities noted in the record volume: General; Course on International Communism; Report on Trip to Russia; and Speech to Richmond Public School Teachers. The "Trip to Russia," in the subseries title above, was Powell's visit in the summer of 1958 with a delegation of lawyers representing the American Bar Association. They attended conferences and exchanged views with Soviet lawyers and judges. Upon his return, Powell spoke and wrote about his experiences in a variety of settings. The same month he returned from this trip, August 1958, he reported to the Richmond School Board. The Board published the report in pamphlet form under the title, "Soviet Education--A Means Towards World Domination: Report on Trip to Soviet Union (July - August 1958)." The "Trip to Russia" correspondence consists of cover letters which accompanied some of the distributed copies of the reports and thank you letters from recipients of the report.

    There are also subseries of speeches, statements, subject files, printed materials and clippings. The folder titles in the container list for the speeches, statements and subject files generally reveal their contents. The "Desegregation--General" subject file consists mostly of speeches and statements by persons other than Powell. The "Desegregation--Chandler School" subject file contains correspondence from homeowners living near that school. There is no record here of the debate at which Powell silenced the crowd trying to prevent black attorney Oliver Hill from speaking. The "Desegregation--Lawsuits" file contains documents regarding legal actions taken by "certain Negro children and their parents" in which the school board was named.

    The "Publications by Richmond Public Schools" include: City of Richmond Superintendent of Schools annual reports for the years 1950, 1951 and 1954; and the pamphlet, "Quality in Education: A National Necessity," the printed version of Powell's February 1958 address to Richmond Public School teachers.

    • Box 94
      7.4.1: Record Volume: Richmond School Board, 1950-1961, 1975

      Letters, memoranda, reports and clippings assembled and bound by Powell. Includes Powell's annotations both contemporaneous and from later periods. There is a 1975 introduction by Powell.

    • 7.4.2: Correspondence,
      • Box 94
        7.4.2.1: General, 1950-1961
      • Box 94
        7.4.2.2: Course On International Communism, 1958-1961
      • Box 94
        7.4.2.3: Report 0n Trip to Russia, 1958-1959
      • Box 94
        7.4.2.4: re Speech to Richmond Public School Teachers, 1958
    • 7.4.3: Speeches, 1953-1962
      • Box 94
        7.4.3.1: Remarks at School Convention, September 1, 1953
      • Box 94
        7.4.3.2: Remarks before Richmond First Club, December 10, 1953
      • Box 94
        7.4.3.3: Quality In Education, February 15, 1958
      • Box 94
        7.4.3.4: Report on Trip to Soviet Union(to Richmond School Board), August 1958
      • Box 94
        7.4.3.5: Excerpts from Talk to Alexandria Education Association, February 12, 1959
      • Box 94
        7.4.3.6: Convocation of Teachers, September 2, 1959
      • Box 94
        7.4.3.7: Recent Developments In the Richmond Public Schools, November 18, 1959
      • Box 94
        7.4.3.8: Notes on European System of Education, November 18, 1959
      • Box 94
        7.4.3.9: Soviet Reorganization of Public Schools, November 18, 1959
      • Box 94
        7.4.3.10: Notes on Religion in Richmond Public Schools, November 18, 1959
      • Box 95
        7.4.3.11: The Pornographic Problem In PerspectiveNotes for Panel Discussion Sponsored by Junior League, February 2, 1960
      • Box 95
        7.4.3.12: Notes on Panel Program -- Why Should Our Students Know About Communist System?Chicago, National School Boards Meeting, April 26, 1960
      • Box 95
        7.4.3.13: Comment On Admiral Rickover's Statement ... On Public Education, August 28, 1960
      • Box 95
        7.4.3.14: The Challenge of School Board Membership, October 7, 1960
      • Box 95
        7.4.3.15: Notes for Speech, Convocation of Richmond School Teachers, October 6, 1960
      • Box 95
        7.4.3.16: Notes re Education in Communism, c. 1960
      • Box 95
        7.4.3.17: "The Need for Instruction On International Communism", January 26, 1961

        ABA Committee Conference with Educators, Washington, DC

      • Box 95
        7.4.3.18: Excerpts from Talk Before Southeastern Association of School and Business Officials, April 19, 1961
      • Box 95
        7.4.3.19: "Higher Education Soviet Style", April 27, 1962

        Notes for Speech, Federal Bar Association, Washington, DC

    • 7.4.4: Statements
      • 7.4.4.1: General
        • Box 95
          "Power of the City Council with Respect to School Funds", June 1951
        • Box 95
          Statement by Lewis Powell, October 27, 1952
        • Box 95
          Statement Given to News Leaderre BrownDecision, May 18, 1954
        • Box 95
          Statement to Council re Teachers' Salary, December 27, 1954
        • Box 95
          Check-list to Determine Extent of Progress Actually Being Made in Up-Grading Education in Richmond, July 1958
        • Box 95
          Proposed Statement of Policy by State Board of Education with Respect to High School Curriculum, October 31, 1958
        • Box 95
          "Supporting Construction of New High School", May 6, 1959
        • Box 95
          Responsibilities and Powers re Conversion of School Property from White to Negro Use, July 27, 1959
        • Box 95
          Responsibilities of the Richmond School Board, November 4, 1959
        • Box 95
          Outline of Comments to The General Assembly's Commission on Public Education, November 18, 1959

          Comments by Henry I. Willett.

        • Box 95
          Statement before Senate Finance Committee, February 5, 1960
        • Box 95
          Chandler School Problem, April 22, 1960
        • Box 95
          Supplemental Statement to Virginia Commission On Public Education, December 13, 1960
      • Box 95
        7.4.4.2: re Teaching Communism 1960-1961
    • 7.4.5: Subject Files
      • Box 95
        7.4.5.1: Audit Reports, 1950-1953
      • Box 95
        7.4.5.2: Budget, 1958-1960
      • Box 95
        7.4.5.3: Course On Communism, 1960-1961

        Includes memoranda and course outlines.

      • 7.4.5.4: Desegregation,
        • Box 95
          General, 1955-1959
        • Box 95
          Chandler School, 1960
        • Box 95
          Lawsuits, 1957-1958
      • Box 95
        7.4.5.5: Mayor's Resolution re School Building Use, 1959
      • Box 95
        7.4.5.6: Minutes, 1951
      • Box 95
        7.4.5.7: Policies, 1940, 1952-1960 & n.d.
      • Box 95
        7.4.5.8: Pornography, 1960
      • Box 95
        7.4.5.9: Reports, 1951-1960 & n.d.

        Includes 1959 Spong Report

      • Box 95
        7.4.5.10: School Construction, 1951, 1953
      • Box 95
        7.4.5.11: Teachers' Salaries, 1954-1959
    • 7.4.6: Printed Materials,
      • Box 95
        7.4.6.1: Publications by Richmond Public Schools, 1950-1959
      • Box 95
        7.4.6.2: State of Virginia Publications, 1958, 1960
      • Box 95
        7.4.6.3: re Soviet Education, 1957-1958
      • Box 95
        7.4.6.4: Miscellaneous, 1958-1960
    • 7.4.7: Clippings
      • Box 95
        7.4.7.1: General 1952-1961
      • Box 95
        7.4.7.2: Integration 1958-1960
      • Box 95
        7.4.7.3: Russian v. American Education, 1953-1961
  • 7.5: State Library Board (Virginia) 1954-1964
    Box: 95

    Consists of 1.5 inches of correspondence about Powell's service on this body. Most of the letters concern notices of, and preparations for upcoming meetings.

  • 7.6: Virginia Industrialization Group 1958-1964 & 1980
    Box: 96

    Four inches of correspondence and memoranda from Powell's membership in this private group of businessmen organized to promote industrial development in the state. Also included is a June 1980 informal history of the group documenting its role in opposing massive resistance. This was written by the group's former chairman--and former Norfolk and Western Railway Company president--Stuart Saunders.

    Realizing that few businesses would come to Virginia until the school crisis was resolved, the group held a dinner meeting on December 19, 1958, attended by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General, at which the relationship of the school crisis to industrial development was discussed. Though Powell was out of town at the time of the meeting, his memorandum of December 15, 1958 to Saunders and vice- chairman J. Harvie Wilkinson suggested how the group's presentation to the high state officials should proceed.

    • 7.6.1: Correspondence, 1958-1964, 1978, 1980
      Box: 96
    • 7.6.2: Memoranda, 1958-1961, 1980
      Box: 96
    • 7.6.3: Printed Materials, 1950-1959
      Box: 96
  • 7.7: Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges 1959-1961
    Box: 97

    One folder of correspondence. The topic of most of the letters is fund raising.

  • 7.8: Virginia State Board of Education 1961-1969
    Box: 97

    One foot of correspondence, speeches, subject files, printed materials and clippings from Powell's service on this board. Powell shared the board's interest in many areas including: raising the level of public education, the role of public television in the classroom, continuing education of teachers and research in education. All of these topics are documented here.

    As President of the State Board of Education in the socially tumultuous year of 1968, Powell wrote the pamphlet, "Citizenship Education as Law; Disorder, Extremism and Civil Disobedience." It was published and distributed by the board as part of the Citizenship Education Project initiated by Powell. Included here are correspondence, minutes and documentation of the "Citizenship Education Project."

    As in the Richmond School Board papers, the area of racial desegregation, which formed the backdrop to this entire period, is only lightly documented here. As the Virginia General Assembly had directed the state board to authorize local school boards to resume control of pupil placement, few records concerning desegregation were created by state board members.

    The subject file "Prince Edward County School Board Suit" does involve state board action in desegregation. This file includes a 1961 memorandum prepared by Powell's Hunton & Williams law firm partner George C. Freeman, Jr. This document is notable for two reasons. The topic, "The State Board of Education's Power to Operate Free Public Schools In Localities Where Local School Boards Cannot or Will Not Continue To Operate Them" suggests that Powell considered the idea of circumventing the General Assembly's local school board option policy. The memorandum is also interesting as an early example of the reliance Powell would come to have on his law firm partners in areas beyond the conduct of Hunton & Williams business. In drafting his American Bar Association presidential speeches, in his work on the revision of the Virginia Constitution, and in preparation for hearings on his Supreme Court nomination, the counsel of his law partners informed his public statements and writings.

    On July 1, 1964, Powell was part of the unanimous vote to extend the deadline for state tuition grants for children attending private, all-white schools. His handwritten revisions to the draft of the minutes of this meeting show Powell's anticipation of the criticism that he and the board were to receive for taking this action.

    • 7.8.1: Correspondence, 1961-1969
      Box: 97
    • 7.8.2: Speeches,
      • 7.8.2.1: Educational Research, November 1, 1962
        Box: 97
      • 7.8.2.2: The Challenge to the Private Preparatory School, January 31, 1967
        Box: 97
      • 7.8.2.3: Reflections on the State of Public Education, February 4, 1969
        Box: 97
    • 7.8.3: Subject Files,
      • 7.8.3.1: Agenda, 1964, 1968
        Box: 97
      • 7.8.3.2: Citizen Education Project, 1968-1969
        Box: 97

        Includes correspondence, subject files and printed materials.

      • 7.8.3.3: Committee On Raising the Level of Public Education in Virginia, 1966
        Box: 97
      • 7.8.3.4: Committees, 1961-1962
        Box: 97
      • 7.8.3.5: Educational Research, 1962-1963
        Box: 97
      • 7.8.3.6: Educational Television, 1965-1966
        Box: 97
      • 7.8.3.7: Minutes, 1960-1968
        Box: 97
      • 7.8.3.8: Prince Edward County School Board Suit, 1961-1964
        Box: 97
      • 7.8.3.9: Policies, 1960-1962
        Box: 97
      • 7.8.3.10: Reports
        • General, 1960-1967
          Box: 97
        • re Legislation Affecting Education, 1959-1968
          Box: 97
      • 7.8.3.11: Summer Institutes, 1960-1962
        Box: 97
    • 7.8.4: Printed Materials, 1960-1970
      Box: 97
    • 7.8.5: Clippings, 1961-1965
      Box: 97
  • 7.9: Virginia Magna Carta Commission 1964-1965
    Box: 98

    2.5 inches of chronologically arranged correspondence about Powell's service on this body which helped plan and carry out a 750th anniversary celebration at the College of William & Mary in May 1965. Powell gave a speech at this event. Though there is overlap in the documentation, this event is not to be confused with the 750th anniversary celebration of Magna Carta which took place in England a month later. Powell attended that event as President of the ABA and also spoke on that occasion. Documentation of this later event and speech are located in the American Bar Association series. Publications that Powell read in preparing these two speeches can be found in series "14.3.7 --Magna Carta."

  • 7.10: Commission On Constitutional Revision (Virginia) 1968-1971
    Box: 99-100

    Consists of two feet of papers and records concerning Powell's work as a member of this commission charged with the task of thoroughly revising the 35,000 word 1902 constitution. Included in this series are: general correspondence and memoranda; "public comment" correspondence and memoranda; memoranda from the Commission's executive director, A.E. Dick Howard (additional Howard correspondence concerning the Commission is in the general correspondence subseries of the Personal Papers subgroup); Powell's handwritten meeting notes; subcommittee files; drafts and text of the new constitution; and printed materials and clippings.

    The commission worked in subcommittees and Powell, and his fellow State Board of Education member, Colgate Darden, were assigned to the subcommittee on education. It is clear from inspecting these papers, however, that Powell had significant input in several other areas, most notably taxation. (Virginia's pressing need to be able to borrow money more easily was an important force behind undertaking the revision at that time.) In fact, there are few records about education in these papers and none specifically about the work of the education subcommittee. Powell and Darden's work can be seen in the drafts of the constitution in which the State Board of Education is given a greater role in setting standards, and in which cities and counties are required to keep their schools open.

    • 7.10.1: Correspondence and Memoranda
      • Box 99
        7.10.1.1: General 1968-1971
      • Box 99
        7.10.1.2: Public Comment, 1968
    • Box 99
      7.10.2: Memoranda From Executive Director, 1968
    • Box 99
      7.10.3: Notes, 1968 & n.d.
    • Box 99
      7.10.4: Resolution Creating Commission, 1968
    • Box 99
      7.10.5: Minutes, 1968
    • 7.10.6: Subcommittees
      • Box 99
        7.10.6.1: Report, Subcommittee Tentative Questions, May 1968
      • Box 99
        7.10.6.2: Bill of Rights, July 1968
      • Box 99
        7.10.6.3: Executive and State Administration, 1968
      • Box 99
        7.10.6.4: Legislative and Judicial, July 1968
      • 7.10.6.6: Taxation, July 1968
        • Box 100
          Correspondence, 1968
        • Box 100
          Notes, 1968
        • Memoranda,
          • Box 100
            General, 1967-1968
          • Box 100
            Research Memoranda On State Debt, July 17, 1968
        • Box 100
          Working Papers, 1968
        • Box 100
          "Preliminary Draft #1", October 3, 1968
        • Box 100
          Commentaries, 1968
        • Box 100
          Texts of Proposed Revisions, 1968
        • Box 100
          Senate and House Resolutions, 1968
    • Box 100
      7.10.7: "Preliminary Draft Constitution", c. December 1968

      In four volumes.

    • Box 100
      7.10.8: "Text of Proposed Revised Constitution", c. December 1968

      In four volumes.

    • Box 100
      7.10.9: Printed Materials, 1969

      In four volumes.

    • Box 100
      7.10.10: Clippings, 1968-1969
8: Board Memberships 1937-1994

The subgroup Board Memberships contains records and papers concerning many of the numerous civic, educational and corporate boards to which Powell belonged. Powell served as counsel--often pro bono or at reduced hourly fees--for many of the civic organizations of which he was a board member. He served as general counsel to several of the corporations whose boards he would later join. As a result, records of some actions taken by Powell as legal representative were interfiled with records of his board membership. As previously mentioned, all other files concerning clients represented by Powell are retained by Hunton & Williams. This subgroup, therefore, is at least as important for its documentation of Powell's lawyering as it is in recording his work as a board member. In addition to representing these firms in specific actions, in nearly every instance Powell was involved in revising basic organizational documents, especially charters and bylaws. He resigned from all corporate boards when his nomination to the Supreme Court was confirmed.

  • 8.1: Civic 1940-1966

    Series 1. Civic, 1940-1966 is 4.5 cubic feet in extent and includes the subseries:
    8.1.1 Family Service Society, 1940-1957; c.2 in.
    8.1.2 Retreat for the Sick, 1941-1965; c. 3 in.
    8.1.3 Richmond Memorial Hospital, 1946-1966; 2 cu.ft.
    8.1.4 Gunston Hall, 1951-1965; .5 cu.ft.
    8.1.5 Virginia Home for Incurables, 1946-1964; 1 cu.ft.
    8.1.6 Richmond Area Community Chest/Fund, 1952-1957; 2 in.
    8.1.7 Society of Colonial Wars, 1958-1964; 1 in.
    8.1.8 Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1961-1966; .5 in.

    Subseries "8.1.3 Richmond Memorial Hospital" is especially noteworthy as Powell was one of the incorporators of the hospital, in addition to serving as counsel and trustee. One of his most significant appellate cases involved the hospital. City of Richmond v. Richmond Memorial Hospital established the tax exempt status under Virginia law of community-type hospitals. This case is extensively documented in the papers.

    • 8.1.1: Family Service Society, 1940-1957
      Box: 101
    • 8.1.2: Retreat For the Sick,
      • 8.1.2.1: Correspondence, 1941-1957 & 1965
        Box: 101
      • 8.1.2.2: Legal Papers, 1949-1957
        Box: 101
      • 8.1.2.3: Financial Statements, 1941-1950
        Box: 101
      • 8.1.2.4: Fund Raising, n.d.
        Box: 101
      • 8.1.2.5: Minutes and By-Laws, 1939-1955
        Box: 101
    • 8.1.3: Richmond Memorial Hospital,
      • 8.1.3.1: Correspondence, 1946-1966
        Box: 101
      • 8.1.3.2: Subject Files,
        • Applications to the State, 1947-1951
          Box: 101
        • By-Laws for Medical Staff, 1956-1960
          Box: 101
        • Certificate of Incorporation, 1947
          Box: 101
        • Charter and By-Laws, 1947-1962
          Box: 101
        • Contracts, 1950-1957
          Box: 101
        • Forms, 1957-1962
          Box: 101
        • Legal Memoranda, 1949-1956
          Box: 101
        • Minutes, 1946-1961
          Box: 101
        • Resolutions, 1948-1958
          Box: 101
      • Case Files
        • Union Theological Seminary Lease
          • Correspondence, 1951-1952
            Box: 101
          • Lease Agreement and Notes, 1951-1952
            Box: 101
        • " Laburnum"Gift
          • Correspondence, 1950
            Box: 101
          • Plat Map and Deed of Gift, 1950-1951
            Box: 101
        • City Property Taxes
          • Correspondence, 1952-1963
            Box: 102
          • Memoranda of Law, 1954-1959
            Box: 102
          • Appeal and Motion to Dismiss Appeal, 1959-1960
            Box: 102
          • Pleading, 1957-1960
            Box: 102
          • Briefs, 1958-1960
            Box: 102
          • Notes and Draft Documents, c. 1958-1960
            Box: 102
          • Witnesses and Exhibits, 1949, 1956-1958
            Box: 102
          • "Mr. Bartley's Research Materials",
            • Box 102
              Information from Other Hospitals, 1956-1959
            • Box 102
              Statistical Data, 1957-1958
            • Box 102
              Virginia Council on Uniform Hospital Accounting, 1957-1958
            • Box 102
              Free Service Accounts, 1957-1958
            • Box 102
              Contracts, 1956-1959
            • Box 102
              Rates, 1959
          • Box 102
            Printed Materials and Clippings, 1949, 1958
        • Adams v. White
          • Box 103
            Correspondence, 1961-1962
          • Box 103
            Notes, n.d.
          • Box 103
            Statements and Exhibits, 1961
          • Box 103
            Jury Instructions, n.d.
          • Box 103
            Motions and Release, 1961-1962
        • Sheltering Arms Affiliation,
          • Box 103
            Correspondence, 1961-1965
          • Box 103
            Notes, 1961-1962
          • Box 103
            Memoranda, 1962
          • Box 103
            Proposed Plan of Affiliation, 1961
          • Box 103
            Working Papers, 1962
          • Box 103
            Policies and Procedures, 1962
          • Box 103
            Drafts of Lease Agreement, 1961-1962
          • Box 103
            Lease Agreement, June 1962
    • 8.1.4: Gunston Hall
      • Box 103
        8.1.4.1: Correspondence, 1951-1965
      • Box 103
        8.1.4.2: By-Laws, 1951-1952
      • Box 103
        8.1.4.3: Legal Documents, 1932-1961
      • Box 103
        8.1.4.4: Notes, 1951-1953 & n.d.
    • 8.1.5: Virginia Home For Incurables

      The name of this organization was changed to The Virginia Home in 1963.

      • Box 104
        8.1.5.1: Correspondence, 1939-1967
      • 8.1.5.2: Subject Files,
        • Box 104
          Charter and By-Laws, 1894, 1946-1963
        • Box 104
          Dewey v. Dewey, 1960
        • Box 104
          Exemption for Estate and Gift Taxes, 1948
        • Box 104
          Financial Statements, 1943-1949, 1960-1963
        • Box 104
          Forms and Policies, 1931, 1958-1963
        • Box 104
          Leases and Contracts, 1939-1940
        • Box 104
          Minutes and Reports, 1949, 1957
        • Box 104
          Legal Documents - Miscellaneous, 1946-1959
        • Box 104
          Notes, 1946-1961 & n.d.
        • Box 104
          Pleadings, 1948-1958
        • Box 104
          Real Estate, 1946
        • Box 104
          Resolutions, 1946-1963
      • 8.1.5.3: Estates,
        • Bilek, Bertha,
          • Box 104
            Correspondence, 1961-1962
          • Box 104
            Court Papers, 1961-1964
        • Box 104
          Ferguson, Florence J., 1959-1960
        • Johnson, Lottie M.,
          • Box 104
            Correspondence, 1960-1964
          • Box 104
            Court Papers, 1958-1961
        • Box 104
          Lumsden, George P., 1960
        • Box 104
          Harris, Laura J., 1960-1961
        • Box 104
          Hayes, John G., 1946
        • Matthews, Charles E.,
          • Box 104
            Correspondence, 1958-1961
          • Box 104
            Court Papers, 1959-1960
        • Perkinson, Emma E.
          • Box 104
            Correspondence, 1946
          • Box 104
            Court Papers, 1946
        • Box 104
          Pollard, Fannie R., 1949
        • Simmons, Lucius C.
          • Box 104
            Correspondence, 1947-1948
          • Box 104
            Papers, 1947-1948
        • Swann, George, Jr.
          • Box 104
            Correspondence, 1949-1952
          • Box 104
            Court Papers, 1941-1952
        • Box 104
          Turpin, Allen, 1955-1960
        • Young, John F. and Marian C.
          • Box 104
            Correspondence, 1960
          • Box 104
            Court Papers, 195-1960
      • Box 104
        8.1.5.4: Printed Materials, 1948-c. 1964
    • 8.1.6: Richmond Area Community Chest/Fund
      • Box 105
        8.1.6.1: Correspondence, 1952-1957
      • Box 105
        8.1.6.2: Minutes and Notices, 1952
      • Box 105
        8.1.6.3: By-Laws, 1929, 1952-1953
      • Box 105
        8.1.6.4: Certificate of Incorporation, 1952-1957
      • Box 105
        8.1.6.5: Zincke Suit, 1956
    • 8.1.7: Society of Colonial Wars,
      • Box 105
        8.1.7.1: Correspondence, 1958-1964
      • Box 105
        8.1.7.2: Miscellaneous Papers, 1958-1959
    • Box 105
      8.1.8: Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1961-1966
  • 8.2: Educational 1937-1994

    Series 8.2. Educational includes 2 feet of papers, half of which composes subseries 8.2.1 Washington and Lee University, 1937-1994. Powell's long and devoted service to his alma mater is extensively documented here. Correspondence as a member of the Alumni Association of Richmond, from years before he joined the board, is also included here.

    Subseries 8.2.2 Washington School of Public Law, 1947-1949; 1 inch in extent, consists of correspondence concerning an unsuccessful attempt to launch a graduate school of public law in Washington, D.C. It was to have been a cooperative, experimental law school located within the Washington College of Law.

    Subseries 8.2.3 Union Theological Seminary, 1952-1968; is made up of two inches correspondence from Powell's service on that board. He served on the finance committee and gave legal and investment advice to that body.

    Subseries 8.2.4 Hollins College, 1956-1966; .25 cubic foot, consists of general correspondence and papers about the selection of a new president in 1960.

    • 8.2.1: Washington and Lee University
      • 8.2.1.1: Correspondence,
        • Box 105-105A
          General, 1934, 1941-1996
        • Box 105A
          Alumni Association of Richmond, 1937-1941
        • Box 105A
          Estate Planning Council, 1971
        • Box 105A
          Henry Groop Fund, 1940-1941
        • Box 105A
          Presidential Selection Committee, 1967
        • Box 105A
          Rector Nominating Committee, 1973-1974
      • 8.2.1.2: Notes,
        • Box 105A
          "Notes For Speech to Lynchburg Alumni", March 2, 1966
        • Box 105A
          Miscellaneous, n.d.
      • Box 105A
        8.2.1.3: Charter and By-Laws, c. 1920-1965
      • Box 105A
        8.2.1.4: Minutes, c. 1961-1967
      • Box 105A
        8.2.1.5: Lists of Board Members, 1961-1986 & n.d.
      • Box 105A
        8.2.1.5: Printed Materials, 1929-1963
    • 8.2.2: Washington School of Public Law,
      • Box 106
        8.2.2.1: Correspondence, 1947-1949
      • Box 106
        8.2.2.2: Reports, 1947-1948
    • Box 106
      8.2.3: Union Theological Seminary 1952-1968
      Correspondence is the sole form of material.
    • 8.2.4: Hollins College
      Correspondence is the sole form of material.
      • Box 106
        8.2.4.2: Selection of President, 1960
      • Box 106
        8.2.4.3: Lists of Trustees, 1955-1965
  • 8.3: Corporate 1946-1972

    Series 8.3 Corporate, 5 cubic feet, contains 13 subseries:
    8.3.1 Hollywood Cemetery Company, 1946-1964; c. 2 in.
    8.3.2 E. R. Squibb & Sons, 1946-1951; 1 cu.ft.
    8.3.3 Miller and Rhoads, Inc., 1949-1961; 1 folder
    8.3.4 Richmond Cold Storage, 1949, 1954-1961; .5 in.
    8.3.5 Commonwealth Natural Gas Corporation, 1952-1958; 1 in.
    8.3.6 Ethyl Corporation, 1953-1971; 1 cu. ft.
    8.3.7 Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1955-1993; 1 cu. ft.
    8.3.7 State Planters Bank, 1959-1962; .5 cu. ft.
    8.3.8 Lawyers Title Insurance, 1965-1971; 1 folder
    8.3.9 First Colony Life Insurance Company, 1967-1969; 1.5 in.
    8.3.10 Philip Morris, 1967-1971; .75 cu. ft.
    8.3.11 Richmond Corporation, 1967-1971; 1 folder
    8.3.12 Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company, 1968-1972; .25 cu.ft.

    • 8.3.1: Hollywood Cemetery

      The Hollywood Cemetery correspondence and papers deal more with Powell's legal representation of the company than with his service on its board.

      • Box 107
        8.3.1.1: Correspondence, 1946-1964
      • Box 107
        8.3.1.2: Minutes, 1960
      • Box 107
        8.3.1.3: By-Laws and Charter, 1924-c. 1956
      • Box 107
        8.3.1.4: Financial Report, 1946
      • Box 107
        8.3.1.5: Holzhauer v. Hollywood, 1950-1952
      • Box 107
        8.3.1.6: Historical Sketch, 1893
    • 8.3.2: E. R. Squibb & Sons

      Powell's association with the pharmaceutical firm, E. R. Squibb & Sons was based on his wartime friendship with Lowell Weicker who became Squibb's president after the war. The Squibb board papers consist primarily of correspondence, though memoranda, notes and minutes are also present.

      • Box 107
        8.3.2.1: Correspondence, 1946-1952
      • Box 107
        8.3.2.2: Christmas Lists, 1946-1951
      • Box 107
        8.3.2.3: Memoranda, 1946-1949
      • Box 107
        8.3.2.4: Notes, 1952 & n.d.
      • Box 107
        8.3.2.5: By-Laws and Organizational Charts, 1946-1952
      • Box 107
        8.3.2.6: Minutes, 1946-1952
      • Box 107
        8.3.2.7: Securities and Exchange Commission Form S-1, 1945
    • Box 108
      8.3.3: Miller and Rhoads, Inc., 1949-1961

      The Miller and Rhoads, Richmond Cold Storage and Commonwealth Natural Gas board papers are small in size and unexceptional in content. There is a long run of board minutes with the Commonwealth Natural Gas papers.

    • 8.3.4: Richmond Cold Storage
      • Box 108
        8.3.4.1: Correspondence, 1949
      • Box 108
        8.3.4.2: Minutes, 1954-1961
    • 8.3.5: Commonwealth Gas Corporation
      • Box 108
        8.3.5.1: Correspondence, 1952-1962
      • Box 108
        8.3.5.2: Memoranda, 1952-1954
      • Box 108
        8.3.5.3: Minutes, 1952-1962
      • Box 108
        8.3.5.4: Annual Report, 1952
    • 8.3.6: Ethyl Corporation

      The subseries 8.3.6 Ethyl Corporation contains: correspondence and memoranda; memoranda of law on a variety of topics; basic corporation papers (by-laws, charter, articles of incorporation, merger and reduction, certificates of filing, etc.); financial statements; minutes; contracts; litigation papers; and printed materials.

      Perhaps most interesting is the record volume entitled "Working Documents [re] Acquisition by Albemarle Paper Company." Albemarle Paper Company became a Powell client in 1950. In 1962 Albemarle's president, Floyd Gottwald, entered into negotiations to purchase the much larger Ethyl Corporation. In what is considered to be one of the first corporate leveraged buy outs, Powell's team of attorneys completed the merger on November 30, 1962. The newly combined company took the name Ethyl Corporation.

      • Box 108
        8.3.6.1: Correspondence and Memoranda, 1953-1992
      • 8.3.6.2: Memoranda of Law,
        • Box 108
          General, 1953-1958 & n.d.
        • Box 108
          Garnishment, 1954-1959
        • Box 108
          "A Survey of Tax Laws Affecting the Albemarle Family", December 22, 1960
        • Box 108
          Conflicts of Law, 1961-1962
        • Box 108
          Proposed Virginia Trade Secret Legislation, 1966
        • Box 108
          Controlling Persons, 1965-1966
        • Box 108
          Mergers and Charter Amendments, February 1, 1967
      • Box 108
        8.3.6.4: Record Volume: Ethyl Corporation Working Documents re Acquisition by Albemarle Paper Manufacturing Corporation, 1962
      • Box 108
        8.3.6.5: Articles of Merger, 1962, 1968
      • Box 108
        8.3.6.6: Articles of Reduction, 1953-1967
      • Box 108
        8.3.6.7: Articles of Incorporation, 1959-1967
      • Box 108
        8.3.6.5: By-Laws, 1962-1969
      • Box 108
        8.3.6.6: Certificates of Filing, 1962-1967
      • Box 108
        8.3.6.7: Financial Statements, 1953, 1955 & 1965
      • Box 108
        8.3.6.8: Minutes, 1957-1964
      • 8.3.6.9: Contracts,
        • Box 108
          General, 1951-1957, 1964
        • Box 108
          City of Richmond, 1959-1961
        • Box 108
          Rust Engineering Company, 1950, 1958
        • Box 108
          Southern Printing Ink Corporation, 1955-1957
        • Box 108
          Trinity Bag and Paper Co., 1957-1959
      • 8.3.6.10: Litigation,
        • Box 108
          General, 1960-1963
        • Box 108
          Gettysburg Shoe Co., 1966
      • Box 108
        Shareholder Mailings, 1951-1966
      • 8.3.6.11: Printed Materials,
        • Box 108A
          Annual Reports, 1952-1969
        • Box 108A
          "Ethyl News", 1965-1966
        • Box 108A
          "Ethyl Reporter", 1965-1966
        • Box 108A
          Albemarle Paper Organization Chart, c. 1960
        • Box 108A
          Stock Certificates, n.d.
        • Box 108A
          Miscellaneous, 1990-1994