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

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Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives
Collection Number 001


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Washington and Lee University, School of Law, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives

Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives
Washington and Lee University
School of Law
Lexington, Virginia 24450-0303
USA
Phone: (540) 458-8969
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:John N. Jacob and the staff of the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives. John N. Jacob

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
The papers are 363 cu. ft. in extent.
Creator
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.

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 document 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

      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. A name index of correspondents is available at the Powell Archives website.

    • 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-folder 24/1-2
        Biographical Directories 1948-1980
      • Box-folder 24/3-4
        re "Civil Repression: Fact Or Fiction"1971
      • Club Membership
        • Box-folder 24/5-10
          General 1957-1967
        • Box-folder 24/11-14
          Forum Club 1957-1963
      • Box-folder 24/15
        Congratulations re Promotion at Hunton & Williams 1938
      • Box-folder 24/16
        Dixon-Yates Controversy 1954
      • Box-folder 24/17
        Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference 1960-1964
      • Box 24-26
        Get Well Correspondence 1956, 1967, 1979 & 1985.

        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 these at the Powell Archives website.

      • Box-folder 26/5
        Interposition 1956, 1975 & 1979
      • Box-folder 26/6
        Malik (Charles) Speech 1960
      • Box-folder 26/8-11
        National Defense 1970-1971
      • Trips
        • Box-folder 26/12
          Sea Island Vacation 1965
        • Box-folder 26/13
          Pasquaney Weekend 1968
        • Box-folder 26/14-15
          Hollow Log Hunting Lodge 1969-1970
        • Box-folder 26/16
          University of Virginia Moot Court 1970
        • Box-folder 26/17
          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 27-30
          2.2.1.1.1: Josephine Rucker Powell 1942-1990
        • Box 31-35
          2.2.1.1.2: Josephine (Jody) McRae Powell Smith 1942-1998
        • Box 35-37
          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. From 1993 until her death, her name was been Penny Bowen.

        • Box 37-38
          2.2.1.1.4: Mary Lewis (Molly)Powell Sumner 1952-1997
        • Box 38-41
          2.2.1.1.5: Lewis F. Powell III 1962-1998
        • Box-folder 41/18-24
          2.2.1.1.6: Josephine R. Powell Smith & Ann Pendleton Powell Carmody 1953-1971
        • Box-folder 41/25
          2.2.1.1.7: Mary Lewis Powell & Lewis F. Powell III 1970
        • Box-folder 42/1
          2.2.1.1.8: Powell Daughters 1952-1974
        • Box-folder 42/2-3
          2.2.1.1.9: All Powell Children 1964-1997
      • 2.2.1.2: Concerning the Powell Children
        • Box-folder 42/4-7
          2.2.1.2.1: Ann Pendleton Powell Carmody 1963-1987
        • Box-folder 42/8-13
          2.2.1.2.2: Mary Lewis Powell Sumner 1959-1966
        • Box 42-43
          2.2.1.2.3: Lewis F. Powell III 1957-1978 & n.d.
      • 2.2.1.3: Childrens' Third Party Correspondence
        • Box-folder 43/27
          2.2.1.3.1: Children-to-Children 1951, 1967 & 1983
        • Box-folder 43/28-30
          2.2.1.3.2: Children with Grandparents 1950-1993
      • 2.2.1.2: Parents
        • Box-folder 44/1-8
          2.2.1.2.1: Louis F. Powell 1922-1974
        • Box-folder 44/9-18
          2.2.1.2.2: Mary Lewis Gwathmey Powell 1925-1964 & n.d.
        • Box-folder 45/8-18
          2.2.1.2.3: Parents (both) 1926-1963
        • Box-folder 45/8-19
          2.2.1.2.4: Alice Watkins Powell (stepmother) 1966, 1975
      • Box-folder 45/20
        2.2.1.3: Grandmother (maternal) 1925 & 1929
      • 2.2.1.4: In-Laws
        • Box-folder 45/21
          2.2.1.4.1: Marvin Pierce Rucker & Josephine McRae Rucker 1940-1951
        • Box-folder 45/22-27
          2.2.1.4.1: Josephine McRae Rucker 1957-1981
      • 2.2.1.5: Siblings
        • Box 46
          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-folder 47/1-8
          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-folder 47/9-30
          2.2.1.5.2: Eleanor Powell Dewey 1937-1996 & n.d.
        • Box-folder 48/1-2
          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-folder 48/3-6
          2.2.1.6.1: Helen Doak (aunt), 1953-1995
        • Box-folder 48/7
          2.2.1.6.8: Ken Lane (nephew) 1964, 1964-1965
        • Box-folder 48/8
          2.2.1.6.2: Helen Elizabeth Powell (Niece), 1961, 1978-1994
        • Box-folder 48/10
          2.2.1.6.3: Edward "Ned" Angus Powell Jr. (Nephew) 1966-1993
        • Box-folder 48/9
          2.2.1.6.4: E. Bryson Powell (Nephew) 1968-1994
        • Box-folder 48/11
          2.2.1.6.5: Katherine Powell Rolph (Niece) 1973-1992
        • Box-folder 48/12
          2.2.1.6.6: Mary Lewis Dewey Grow (Niece) 1953-1995
        • Box-folder 48/14
          2.2.1.6.7: Annie Neill McLean 1948, 1964, 1967
        • Box-folder 48/15
          2.2.1.6.8: Cola A. Powell 1937, 1964-1965
        • Box-folder 48/16
          2.2.1.6.9: Eleanor Gwathmey 1925
        • Box-folder 48/17
          2.2.1.6.8: Ernest with Mary Lewis Gwathmey 1942, 1964-1965
    • 2.2.2: Subject Files 1936-1988

      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-folder 49/1-19
            2.2.2.1.1.1: General 1947-1984
          • Box-folder 49/20-23
            2.2.2.1.1.2: Farming Operations 1965-1968
        • Box-folder 49/24
          2.2.2.1.2: Memoranda 1965-1966
        • Box-folder 49/21-28 & 50/1
          2.2.2.1.3: Deeds 1920-1966
        • Box 14
          2.2.2.1.3: Subject Files
          • Box-folder 50/2
            Engineer Report Photos 1958
          • Box-folder 50/3
            Farming Expense Statements 1965-1966
          • Box-folder 50/4
            Graveyard 1966, 1977-1980
          • Box-folder 50/5
            Insurance 1965-1966
          • Box-folder 50/6
            Sale 1966
          • Box-folder 50/7
            Taxes 1958-1966
          • Box-folder 50/8
            Title To Property 1966
          • Writings
            • Box-folder 50/9
              "The Sale of Bear Island"and "After the Sale of Bear Island"p. 1966 & p. 1977
            • Box-folder 50/10
              "Bear Island Memories" 1984
            • Box-folder 50/11
              "A Few Anecdotes and Some of My Memories of the Bear Island Family" n.d.
      • Box-folder 50/12-13
        2.2.2.2: Biography (Mary Lewis Dewey Grow) 1986-1988
      • Box-folder 50/14
        2.2.2.3: Dancing, notes re n.d.
      • Box-folder 50/15
        2.2.2.4: David M. Lea & Company, Inc. 1948, 1952 & 1970
      • Box-folder 50/16
        2.2.2.5: Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary 1986
      • Box-folder 50/17
        2.2.2.6: Firearms 1968-1977
      • Box-folder 50/18
        2.2.2.7: Picture for Apartment (Robert Goodnough) 1980
      • Box-folder 50/19-21
        2.2.2.8: Teaching-University of Richmond 1938-39
      • 2.2.2.9: Trips
        • Box-folder 50/22-23
          European Trip 1957
        • Russia Trip 1958
          • Box-folder 51/1
            Diary 1958
          • Box-folder 51/2-3
            Report 1958
        • Box-folder 51/4
          Mexico 1964
        • Box-folder 51/5
          European Trip 1966
        • Safaris 1967-1972
          • Box-folder 51/6-12
            Correspondence 1967-1972
          • Box-folder 51/13
            Diary (Josephine R. Powell) July 1969
          • Box-folder 51/14
            Itinerary & Visa 1969
          • Box-folder 51/15
            Receipts 1969-1970
      • Box-folder 51/16
        2.2.2.8: Wager On Roosevelt-Landon Election 1936
    • 2.2.3: Financial and Legal Records 1929-1995

      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.

      • 2.2.3.1: General 1942-1995
        • Box-folder 52/1
          World War II 1942-1944
        • Box-folder 52/2
          Expenses 1951
        • Box-folder 52/3
          Option Agreement, David M. Lea and Company 1956
        • Box-folder 52/4-20
          Family Financial Affairs 1952-1973
        • Box-folder 52/21-23
          Arrangements with Hunton & Williams on Leaving the Firm 1972
        • Box-folder 52/24
          Swiss Annuity 1972
        • Box-folder 52/25-29
          Hollywood Cemetery Lot 1965-1984
        • Box-folder 53/1-2
          Josephine Rucker Powell 1978-1995
        • Box-folder 53/3-8
          1238 Rothesay Road 1987-1992
      • Box 54-60
        2.2.3.2: Check Registers 1953-1995
      • Box 61-64
        2.2.3.3: Contributions 1963-1994
      • Box 64-65
        2.2.3.4: Financial Statements 1953-1983
      • 2.2.3.5: Insurance 1932-1992
        • Box 65-68
          2.2.3.5.1: General 1932-1992
        • Box-folder 68/19-20
          2.2.3.5.2: Accident 1957-1970
        • 2.2.3.5.3: Automobile
          • Box-folder 68/21
            2.2.3.5.2.1: General 1936-1959
          • Box-folder 68/22-27
            2.2.3.5.2.2: re Accidents 1967-1968 & 1982
        • Box-folder 68/28-29
          2.2.3.5.4: Cashing-in Policies 1972
        • Box-folder 68/30-32
          Box-folder 69/1
          2.2.3.5.5: Conversion to Paid-Up Policies 1970-1972
        • Box 69
          2.2.3.5.6: Health/Medical 1951-1986
          • Box-folder 69/2-3
            General 1951-1952
          • Box 16A
            ABA 1955-1965
          • Box-folder 69/4
            David M. Lea & Co. 1957-1971
          • Box-folder 69/5
            Hunton & Williams 1938
          • Box-folder 69/6
            New York Bar Association 1964 & 1967
          • Box-folder 69/7-19
            Josephine R. Powell 1975-1986
        • Box-folder 69/20-22
          2.2.3.5.7: Liability 1962-1968
        • 2.2.3.5.8: Life
          • Box-folder 69/23-27
            2.2.3.5.8.1: General 1961-1972
          • Box-folder 69/28
            2.2.3.5.8.2: Colonial Williamsburg 1958-1971
          • Box-folder 69/29
            2.2.3.5.8.3: David M. Lea & Co. 1943, 1954-1964
          • Box-folder 69/30
            Box-folder 70/1-3
            2.2.3.5.8.4: Hunton & Williams 1947-1962
          • Box-folder 70/4
            2.2.3.5.8.5: Miller & Rhoads 1953-1963
          • Box-folder 70/5
            2.2.3.5.8.6: Phi Delta Phi 1962-1972
          • Box-folder 70/6
            2.2.3.5.8.7: Southern Railway 1965-1971
          • Box-folder 70/7
            2.2.3.5.8.8: Virginia Bar Association 1960-1970
          • Box-folder 70/8
            2.2.3.5.8.9: Virginia Manufacturers Association 1953-1968
          • Box-folder 70/9-10
            2.2.3.5.8.10: Virginia State Bar 1952 & 1971
        • Box-folder 70/11-13
          2.2.3.5.9: Southern Railway System 1960-1971
        • Box-folder 70/15-18
          2.2.3.5.10: Survivor's Annuity 1976-1996
        • Box-folder 70/19
          2.2.3.5.11: Wedding Gifts 1936
        • Box-folder 70/20-21
          2.2.3.5.12: Marvin P. Rucker's Policies 1936-1954
      • 2.2.3.6: Investments
        • Box 71-74
          2.2.3.6.1: Correspondence 1936-1990
        • Box-folder 74/11-16
          2.2.3.6.2: Josephine McRae Rucker 1952-1971
        • Box-folder 74/17-34
          2.2.3.6.3: Josephine Rucker Powell 1971-1994
        • Box-folder 74/35-37
          2.2.3.6.4: Custodian Accounts 1969-1971
        • Box-folder 75/1-8
          2.2.3.6.5: Children 1942-1972
        • Box-folder 75/9-24
          2.2.3.6.6: Chesterfield Land and Timber Corporation 1954-1987
        • Box-folder 75/25-30
          2.2.3.6.7: Sperry and Hutchinson Company 1969-1972
      • 2.2.3.7: Real Estate
        • 2.2.3.7.1: Josephine McRae Rucker 1938-1961
          • Box-folder 76/1
            2.2.3.7.1.1: Indebtedness to American Bank & Trust 1938-1946
          • Box-folder 76/2
            2.2.3.7.1.2: Gresham Estate 1952-1956
          • Box-folder 76/3-7
            2.2.3.7.1.3: McRae Estate 1949-1961
        • 2.2.3.7.2: Josephine Rucker Powell
          • Box-folder 76/8-29
            Box-folder 77/1-9
            2.2.3.7.2.1: 1238 Rothesay Road 1933-1987
          • Box-folder 77/11-12
            2.2.3.7.2.2: Park City, Utah 1979-1982
          • Box-folder 77/13-16
            2.2.3.7.2.2: Deer Valley, Utah 1979-1982
        • 2.2.3.7.3: Lewis F. and Josephine R. Powell
          • Box-folder 77/17-19
            2.2.3.7.3.1: Leases 1983-1943
          • Box-folder 77/20
            2.2.3.7.3.2: Walters Tract, Chesterfield County 1941-1947
          • Box-folder 77/21
            2.2.3.7.3.3: Stuart Avenue Property Sale 1945-1946
          • Box-folder 77/22-26
            2.2.3.7.3.4: Atlantic Horizons Apartments 1967-1972
        • 2.2.3.7.4: Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
          • Box-folder 78/1-9
            2.2.3.7.4.1: Chesterfield Land Investments 1957-1964
          • Box-folder 78/10
            2.2.3.7.4.2: Rothesay Tennis Association 1959-1960
          • Box-folder 78/11-24
            2.2.3.7.4.3: Swift Creek Land Investments, Inc. 1968-1988
          • Box-folder 79/1-28
            Box-folder 80/1-7
            2.2.3.7.4.4: Huguenot Land Corporation 1969-1978
          • Box-folder 80/1-8-9
            2.2.3.7.4.2: Purchase of Washington Apartment 1971
          • Box-folder 80/10-11
            2.2.3.7.4.5: Brandermill Lot 1975-1978
      • Box-folder 80/12-19
        2.2.3.8.: Bank Borrowing 1957-1978
      • Box 81-92
        2.2.3.9: Taxes 1929-1994
      • 2.2.3.10: Trusts
        • Box-folder 93/1
          2.2.3.10.1: Correspondence and Memoranda 1964-1971
        • Box 93
          Box-folder 94/1-23
          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-folder 94/24
            Josephine McRae Rucker 1956
          • Box-folder 94/25-29
            David M. Lea Stock Trust 1954-1977
          • Box-folder 94/30-32
            Box-folder 95/1-11
            Lowell P. Weicker Family Trusts 1950-1968
      • 2.2.3.11: Wills
        • 2.2.3.11.1: Wills of Family Members
          • Box-folder 96/1-12
            Mary Lewis Gwathmey Powell 1941-1973
          • Box-folder 96/13-29
            Louis F. Powell 1940-1984
          • Box-folder 97/1
            Eleanor Powell Dewey 1954
          • Box-folder 97/2
            Josephine Powell Smith 1959-1963
          • Box-folder 97/3
            Ann Pendleton Powell (Carmody) 1960-1963
          • Box-folder 97/4-6
            Josephine Rucker Powell 1964-1986
          • Box-folder 97/7
            Josephine McRae Rucker 1973, 1981-1982

            Concerning the settlement of her estate.

          • Box-folder 97/7A
            Alice Watkins Powell 1974
        • Box-folder 97/8-20
          2.2.3.11.2: Wills of Lewis F. Powell Jr. 1943-1992
          • Box-folder 97/17
            2.2.3.11.2.1: Power of Attorney 1958-1980
          • Box-folder 9/18-20
            Box-folder 98/1-7
            2.2.3.11.2.2: Memoranda 1958-1992
          • Box-folder 98/8-25
            2.2.3.11.2.3: Correspondence 1969-1992
    • Box 99-102
      2.2.4: Medical Records 1948-1996

      These records are closed to researchers.

  • 2.3: Records re Education 1921-1932
    Box: 103-110

    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-folder 103/1
        The Prep(yearbook) 1922
      • Box-folder 103/2
        Report Card 1924
      • Box-folder 103/3
        English Class Writings 1921-1922
      • Box-folder 103/4
        Algebra Exam 1925
    • 2.3.2: Washington and Lee University
      • 2.3.2.1: Undergraduate Academic Papers
        • Box-folder 103/5-9
          English 1925-1926
        • Box-folder 103/10
          History 1926
        • Box-folder 103/11
          Thesis: The Constitutionality of Minimum Wage Laws for Women1929
        • Box-folder 103/12
          Report Card and Commencement Program 1931
      • 2.3.2.2: Student Government 1925-1930
        • Box-folder 103/13-14
          Correspondence 1928-1929
        • Box-folder 103/15
          Executive Committee Financial Records 1930 & n.d.
        • Box-folder 103/16
          Miscellaneous Papers 1925 & n.d.
        • National Student Federation 1930-1931
          • Box-folder 103/17-21
            Correspondence 1930
          • Box-folder 103/28
            Fifth & Sixth Annual Congresses 1930-1931
      • Box-folder 103/29
        Address Book n.d.
      • 2.3.2.3: School of Law
        • 2.3.2.3.1: Class Papers 1931
          • Box-folder 103/30
            "Swift v. Tyson" Feb. 28, 1931
          • Box-folder 103/31
            "Three Jurisdictional Landmarks" March 30, 1931
          • Box-folder 103/32
            " Recognition of Validity and Incidents of Marriages Between Whites and Blacks" April 28, 1931
        • 2.3.2.3.2: Class Notes 1929-1932
          • Box-folder 104/1
            Property I c. 1929

            Taught by Clayton E. Williams

          • Box-folder 104/1
            Property II c. 1930

            Taught by Clayton E. Williams

          • Box-folder 104/1
            Property III c. 1930

            Taught by Clayton E. Williams

          • Box-folder 104/2
            Wills c. 1930

            Taught by Clayton E. Williams

          • Box-folder 104/2
            Trusts c. 1930

            Taught by Clayton E. Williams (?)

          • Box-folder 104/2
            Future Interest: c. 1930

            Taught by Clayton E. Williams (?)

          • Box-folder 104/2
            Property IV c. 1930

            Taught by Clayton E. Williams (?)

          • Box-folder 105/1
            Evidence: c. 1930

            Taught by William H. Moreland

          • Box-folder 105/1
            Corporations: c. 1930

            Taught by Charles R. McDowell

          • Box-folder 105/2
            Conflicts: c. 1930

            Taught by Raymon T. Johnson

          • Box-folder 105/2
            Bankruptcy: c. 1930

            Taught by Raymon T. Johnson

          • Box-folder 105/2
            Partnerships: c. 1930

            Taught by Charles R. McDowell

          • Box-folder 105/2-3
            Bills and Notes: c. 1930

            Taught by Charles R. McDowell

          • Box-folder 106/1-12
            Constitutional Law: c. 1930

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

          • Box-folder 106/13-15
            Carriers: c. 1930

            Taught by Raymon T. Johnson

          • Box-folder 106/16-21
            Equity I: c. 1930

            Taught by Raymon T. Johnson

          • Box-folder 106/22-28
            Equity II: c. 1930

            Taught by William H. Moreland (?)

        • Box-folder 106/29-40
          Box-folder 107/1-11
          2.3.2.3.3: Bar Review Notes c. 1930-1931
      • Box-folder 107/12
        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-folder 108/1
          Regulation of Public Utility Issues in Michigan Jan. 8, 1932
        • Box-folder 108/2
          Smith v. Oldtown Sheet and Tube Company Mar. 2, 1932
        • Box-folder 108/3
          Fairness of a Proposed Reorganization of General Gas and Electric Company April 18, 1932
        • Box-folder 108/4
          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-folder 108/5-16A
          Equity III: 1932

          Includes exam. Taught by Prof. Chafee

        • Box-folder 108/17-20
          Administrative Law:

          Taught by Felix Frankfurter.

        • Box-folder 108/21-28
          Public Utilities:
        • Box-folder 109/1-17
          Corporate Finance: 1932

          Includes exam. Taught by Prof. Dodd

        • Box-folder 109/18-29
          Box-folder 110/1-10
          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-folder 111/1
      2.4.1: List of Selected Speeches c. 1946-1970
    • 2.4.2: Speeches, Statements and Writings
      • Box-folder 111/2
        The President's Proposal to Pack the Court, March 16, 1937

        Talk to the Omnibus Club, Richmond, Virginia,

      • Box-folder 111/3
        Popular Misconceptions About the Supreme Court, May 8, 1938

        Richmond, Virginia (?)

      • Box-folder 111/4
        Kiwanis Club, September 12, 1938

        Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 111/5
        Community Fund, 1938(?)

        Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 111/6
        Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, May 23, 1941

        Virginia State Bar Association, Charlottesville, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 111/7
        Are We Prepared to Fight, June 11, 1941

        Omnibus Club, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 111/8
        Oral Report to the Junior Bar Conference, September 28, 1941

        Indianapolis, Indiana

      • Box-folder 111/9
        Bill of Rights, c. 1941

        Richmond, Virginia (?)

      • Box-folder 111/10
        Judicial Review -- Its Proper Place in the American Plan of Government, c. 1941

        Alexandria Bar Association, Alexandria, Virginia

      • Box-folder 111/11
        Speech on Behalf of Senator Byrd, July 15, 1946

        AMVETS at the Mosque, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 111/12
        Speech on Behalf of Senator Byrd, July 31, 1946

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

      • Box-folder 111/13
        "Why I am for Byrd", August 1, 1946

        WMBG radio station, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 111/14
        National Association of Referees in Bankruptcy, August 22, 1946

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

      • Box-folder 111/15
        Introduction of Air Marshall Sir William Elliot, c. 1946
      • Box-folder 111/16
        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-folder 111/17
        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-folder 111/18
        Interview of Lewis F. Powell, Jr., June 24, 1947

        Broadcast from Richmond, Virginia radio station WRVA.

      • Box-folder 111/19
        Torch Club, October 7, 1947

        Re Charter of the City of Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 111/20
        Statement By the Charter Commission, November 3, 1947

        Released for use by the Richmond News Leader.

      • Box-folder 111/20
        Talk Over WRVA, November 3, 1947

        Radio address on behalf of Richmond Charter Commission.

      • Box-folder 111/21
        Introduction of Colgate W. Darden, c. 1947

        Forum Club, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 111/22
        City Council Election in Richmond, Virginia, May 10, 1948

        Radio address on WLEE.

      • Box-folder 111/23
        Re Sherwood Reeder, W. Stirling King, and John S. Davenport, III, c. 1948

        Re Richmond, Virginia city government.

      • Box-folder 111/24
        Russian Espionage, April 14, 1949

        Omnibus Club, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 111/25
        "Best Qualified for Governor", June, 13, 1949

        West End Businessmens' Association, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 111/26
        Horace Edwards For Governor, July 27, 1949

        For broadcast over WRVA, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 111/27
        Introduction of Sir Evelyn Wrench, November 16, 1949

        The English Speaking Union, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 111/28
        Good Citizenship, March 21, 1950

        Junior Chamber of Commerce, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 111/29
        Introduction of Henry R. Guild, October 17, 1950

        Community Chest, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 111/30
        Korean Crisis, November 16, 1950

        Faculty of Binford Junior High School, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 111/31
        Retiring as President of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, January 11, 1951
      • Box-folder 111/32
        Air Intelligence Function in Peace and War, January 22, 1952

        Talk to reserve unit, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 111/33
        Strategic Importance of the Arctic, February 26, 1952

        Omnibus Club, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 111/33A
        Importance of Arctic to Defense of U.S.A., May 13, 1952

        Goochland Rotary Club.

      • Box-folder 111/34
        Eisenhower Is Stronger Than Taft, June 30, 1952
      • Box-folder 111/35
        WRNL Radio Election Eve Address, November 3, 1952
      • Box-folder 111/36
        Objectives of the Charter Commission, September 11, 1953

        Notes for speeches before civic clubs.

      • Box-folder 111/37
        Union Theological Seminary, c. 1953
      • Box-folder 111/38
        The Dixon-Yates Controversy, November 15, 1954

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

      • Box-folder 111/39
        The James River Association, May 16, 1955

        Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 111/40
        Interposition - A Twentieth Century Revival of Nullification, March 29, 1956

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

      • Box-folder 111/41
        St. Catherine's School Commencement, June 4, 1956

        Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 111/42
        Capital Financing, April 29, 1957

        University of Virginia.

      • Box-folder 111/43
        Contributory Negligence: A Necessary Check on the American Jury, June 26, 1957

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

      • Box-folder 111/44
        The Place, September 7, 1957

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

      • Box-folder 111/45
        Military Position of U.S. vs. Russia, December 16, 1957

        Forum Club, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 111/46
        President Eisenhower's Proposed Education Plan, December 31, 1957

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

      • Box-folder 111/47
        Soviet Science, c. 1957
      • Box-folder 111/48
        Soviet Education, c. 1957
      • Box-folder 112/1
        President Eisenhower's Proposed Education Plan, January 2, 1958

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

      • Box-folder 112/2
        Quality in Education: A National Necessity January 15, 1958

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

      • Box-folder 112/3
        Mary Mumford P.T.A., April 22, 1958

        Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 112/4
        Richmond Rotary Club, April 29, 1958
      • Box-folder 112/5
        Urgent Defense Requirements, June 26, 1958

        South Road Rotary

      • Box-folder 112/6-11
        Trip To Soviet Union as a Member of Delegation Representing American Bar Association July-August 1958, August 1958
      • Box-folder 112/12
        Soviet Education -- A Means Towards World Domination, September 1958

        Report to Richmond Public School Board on Visit To Soviet Union. Printed version included in this file.,

      • Box-folder 112/13
        Soviet Legal System, October 16, 1958

        Arlington Virginia Bar Association

      • Box-folder 112/14
        Science and Engineering In the USSR, November 12, 1958

        Speech before Richmond Branch, Virginia Society of Professional Engineers.

      • Box-folder 112/15
        Soviet Science and Engineering, December 1, 1958

        "Speech to Naval Unit"

      • Box-folder 112/16
        Sources of Soviet Power, December 1958

        Rotary Club (Richmond, Virginia ?)

      • Box-folder 112/17
        Lessons to be Learned From Soviet Education, February 12, 1959

        "Excerpts from talk to Alexandria Education Association."

      • Box-folder 112/18
        Statement on Behalf of the School Board Supporting Construction of the New High Schools Without Delay, May 6, 1959
      • Box-folder 112/19
        Soviet Legality, July 6, 1959

        Optimist Club, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 112/20
        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-folder 112/21
        Introduction of James C. Sargent, August 7, 1959

        Virginia Bar Association, Greenbrier, West Virginia.

      • Box-folder 112/22
        Legal Education, August 1959

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

      • Box-folder 112/23
        American Bar Association Meeting, August 1959

        Miami Beach, Florida

      • Box-folder 112/24
        Convocation of Teachers, September 2, 1959

        Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 112/25
        How Peaceful Is the Soviet Union?, September 15, 1959

        Junior Chamber of Commerce, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 112/26
        Soviet Union As a Challenge to Western Civilization, September 22, 1959

        Chesapeak Corporation of Virginia, West Point, Virginia

      • Box-folder 112/27
        Self-Employed Individuals Retirement Act, December 15, 1959
      • Box-folder 112/28
        The Pornographic Problem In Perspective, February 2, 1960 (?)

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

      • Box-folder 112/29
        Statement Before Senate Finance Committee on Needs for Education, February 5, 1960
      • Box-folder 112/30
        Deans of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, March 1960

        Lexington, Virginia

      • Box-folder 112/31
        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-folder 112/32
        Sources of Soviet Power, May 12, 1960

        Notes for speech at Hampden-Sydney College.

      • Box-folder 112/33
        Statement In Support Of Proposal To Teach International Communism, August 26, 1960

        House of Delegates, American Bar Association.

      • Box-folder 112/34
        Supplemental Resolutions to those proposed by Committee on Communist Tactics, Strategy & Objectives, August 29, 1960

        House of Delegates, American Bar Association.

      • Box-folder 112/35
        Withdrawal Of Connally Reservation, August 31, 1960

        House of Delegates, American Bar Association.

      • Box-folder 112/36
        Convocation of Richmond School Teachers, October 6, 1960
      • Box-folder 112/37
        The Challenge of School Board Membership, October 7, 1960

        Virginia School Board Association Annual Meeting, Roanoke, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 112/38
        Revised Resolution of the Committee on Communist Tactics, Strategy and Objectives, October 14, 1960

        House of Delegates, American Bar Association.

      • Box-folder 112/39
        "Re: Resolution as to Teaching of International Communism", October 18, 1960

        House of Delegates, American Bar Association.

      • Box-folder 112/40
        Public Responsibility, December 14, 1960

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

      • Box-folder 112/41
        Patriotism - A Diluted Commodity, October 29, 1960

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

      • Box-folder 112/42
        Education on Communism, November 30, 1960

        St. Stephen's Church.

      • Box-folder 112/43
        George Wythe High School Dedication, December 11, 1960
      • Box-folder 112/44
        Supplemental Statement to Virginia Commission on Public Education, December 13, 1960
      • Box-folder 113/1
        15 Years Have Transformed Our World, January 12, 1961

        "Northside Teachers."

      • Box-folder 113/2-3
        Instruction on International Communism, January 18, 1961

        Richmond Public School System.

      • Box-folder 113/4
        The Need For Instruction On International Communism, January 26, 1961

        ABA Committee Conference with Educators, Washington, DC.

      • Box-folder 113/5
        Action to Improve the Status of Lawyers, March 3, 1961

        Vermont Bar Association

      • Box-folder 113/6
        The Need to Know the Truth About Communism, March 20, 1961

        Lecture to Senior Government Classes, George Wythe High School.

      • Box-folder 113/7
        Soviet Education, April 19, 1961

        Southeastern Association of School Business Officials, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 113/8
        The Social Sciences and America's Position In World Affairs, April 29,1961

        Virginia Social Science Associations, University of Virginia.

      • Box-folder 113/9
        Introduction of General Maxwell D. Taylor, May 7, 1961

        Commemorative Ceremony in honor of General Lee, Stratford Hall.

      • Box-folder 113/10
        Briefing of ABA Committee on Communist Tactics by the F. B. I., September 27, 1961

        Washington, DC

      • Box-folder 113/11
        Economics of the Legal Profession, October 12 & 13, 1961

        Virginia Bar Institute. Includes some research materials.

      • Box-folder 113/12
        Re Economics of Legal Profession, October 21, 1960

        New Mexico Bar.

      • Box-folder 113/13
        Bar Economics, November 29, 1960

        Oklahoma Bar Association

      • Box-folder 113/14
        Economic Status of Legal Profession, December 21, 1961

        Delaware Bar Association

      • Box-folder 113/15
        Instruction On Communism and Its Contrast With Liberty Under Law, January 1962

        Pamphlet published by the American Bar Association.

      • Box-folder 113/16
        Instruction On Communism and It's Contrast With Liberty, January, 1962

        "Printed booklet format. "

      • Box-folder 113/17
        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-folder 113/18
        Unsatisfactory Economic Status of Lawyers, April 24, 1962

        Knoxville Bar Association

      • Box-folder 113/19
        Higher Education - Soviet Style, April 27, 1962

        Federal Bar Association, Washington, DC

      • Box-folder 113/20
        Introduction of Dr. Charles Malik, July 6, 1962

        Virginia Bar Association

      • Box-folder 113/21
        Instruction on Communism - What the Bar Can Do, August 4, 1962

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

      • Box-folder 113/22
        "Verbal Report to (ABA) House of Delegates", August 8, 1962

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

      • Box-folder 113/23
        The Conflict We Are Losing, September 23, 1962

        Grace Covenant Church, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 113/24
        Introduction of Floyd d. Gottwald, September 27, 1962

        Newcomen Society Dinner, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 113/25
        Education On Communism - What the Bar Can Do, October 4, 1962

        Connecticut State Bar Association, Hartford, Connecticut

      • Box-folder 113/26
        Teaching the Facts About Communism -- Progress In Virginia, October 17, 1962

        Virginia Parents-Teachers Association, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 113/27
        Educational Research - a New Opportunity In Virginia, November 1, 1962

        Virginia Education Association, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 113/28
        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-folder 113/29
        The War Called Peace, February 12, 1963

        St. Christopher School, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 113/30
        Effective Communication - A Necessary Skill, April 1, 1963

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

      • Box-folder 113/31
        Education On Communism - Some Misconceptions, May 3, 1963

        Florida State Bar, Miami, Florida

      • Box-folder 113/32
        Is There A Mellowing of Communism?, May 7, 1963

        Society of Sons of Colonial Wars, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 113/33
        Statement In Support of J. Lindsay Almond, Jr.'s Nomination As Judge, May 24, 1963

        Judiciary Committee of United States Senate

      • Box-folder 113/34
        How To Improve Lawyers Income, June 20, 1963

        Mississippi State Bar, Jackson, Mississippi

      • Box-folder 114/1
        Three Giants of the Law, July 22, 1963

        Federal Bar Foundation, Washington, DC

      • Box-folder 114/2
        Utility of the Law, August 5, 1963

        NACCA Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota

      • Box-folder 114/3
        How To Improve Lawyers Income, August, 1963

        ABA Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

      • Box-folder 114/4
        Special Award To the State of Virginia, October 7, 1963

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

      • Box-folder 114/5
        Reflections On the Crime Problem, October 24, 1963

        Kiwanis Club, Washington, DC

      • Box-folder 114/6
        Public Interest In Sound Bar Economics, October 31, 1963

        Allegheny County Bar Association

      • Box-folder 114/7
        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-folder 114/8
        False Facade of Peaceful Coexistence, January 21, 1964

        Woman's Club, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 114/9
        The Legal Profession, February 12, 1964

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

      • Box-folder 114/10
        Law Day - 1964, March 6, 1964

        Prepared for publication in Lawyers Title News

      • Box-folder 114/11
        Crisis In Law Observance, March 10, 1964

        Conference of National Organizations, Chicago, Illinois.

      • Box-folder 114/12
        Reflections On the Crime Problem, April 14, 1964

        LAMP, Cleveland, Ohio

      • Box-folder 114/13
        Why ABA Encourages Instruction On Communism, April 15, 1964

        "Statement by Lewis F. Powell Jr."

      • Box-folder 114/14
        Educating Lawyers For Public Responsibility, April 18, 1964

        Howard College, Birmingham, Alabama

      • Box-folder 114/15
        Is the Organized Bar Meeting Its Responsibilities?, April 22, 1964

        Kentucky State Bar Association, Louisville, Kentucky

      • Box-folder 114/16
        Law Day - A Time For Rededication, May 1, 1964

        South Carolina Bar

      • Box-folder 114/17
        Peaceful Coexistence - Myth Or Reality, May 26, 1964

        Town Hall, New York City

      • Box-folder 114/18
        Objectives Of Going To College, June 5, 1964

        Country Day School for Girls, Virginia Beach, Virginia

      • Box-folder 114/19
        Education For World Leadership - Role Of the Organized Bar, June 25, 1964

        Pennsylvania Bar Association, Erie, Pennsylvania

      • Box-folder 114/20
        The Challenge To the Profession, August 7, 1964

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

      • Box-folder 114/21
        Re-Evaluation of Canons of Ethics, August 11, 1964

        ABA House of Delegates, New York, City

      • Box-folder 114/22
        Remarks Accepting Presidency, August 13, 1964

        Annual Banquet, American Bar Association, New York, NY

      • Box-folder 114/23-24
        Areas of Emphasis For 1964/65, August 14, 1964

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

      • Box-folder 114/25
        A Serious Constitutional Gap - The Problem of Presidential Inability and Succession, August 28, 1964

        Jamestown Foundation

      • Box-folder 115/1
        "Notes for Panel Discussion On Federal Limitations On Attorneys' Fees", September 10, 1964

        Federal Bar Association

      • Box-folder 115/2
        "Indiana Bar - Introductory Remarks", September 18, 1964

        Indiana State Bar Association, Fort Wayne, Indiana

      • Box-folder 115/3
        A Serious Constitutional Gap - The Problem of Presidential Inability and Vice Presidential Vacancy, September 25, 1964

        State Bar of Michigan, Grand Rapids, Michigan

      • Box-folder 115/4
        "The President's Page" Sept. 1964 - Feb. 1965

        Column in ABA Journal, volumes 50 - 51

      • Box-folder 115/5
        A Fresh Look At Professional Ethics, October 2, 1964

        State Bar New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico

      • Box-folder 115/6
        Ethical Standards of the Bar, October 22, 1964

        ABA Regional Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

      • Box-folder 115/7
        "Remarks at Dedication of New Law School Building", October 29, 1964

        Boston University

      • Box-folder 115/8
        Areas of Emphasis By the ABA, November 12, 1964

        "Excerpts of talk to Nebraska Bar Association"

      • Box-folder 115/9
        The Risk of Having No President, December 4, 1964

        Oklahoma Bar Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma

      • Box-folder 115/10
        A Lawyer Looks at the Crime Problem, December 9, 1964

        American Farm Bureau Federation

      • Box-folder 115/11
        The Right to a Fair Trial, December 15, 1964

        Texas Bill of Rights Foundation, Houston, Texas

      • Box-folder 115/12
        Legal Education for Professional Responsibility, December 28, 1964

        Association of American Law Schools, Chicago, Illinois

      • Box-folder 115/13
        The Right to a Fair Trial, January 11, 1965

        Dade County Bar Association, Miami, Florida

      • Box-folder 115/14
        Standards For Criminal Justice, January 15, 1965

        Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore, Maryland

      • Box-folder 115/15
        "Introductory Comments", February 7, 1965

        ABA House of Delegates, New Orleans, Louisiana

      • Box-folder 115/16
        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-folder 115/17
        Extending Legal Services to Indigents and Low Income Groups, March, 1965

        Cleveland Bar Association

      • Box-folder 115/18
        "Educational Television - Program On Communism", March 14, 1965
      • Box-folder 115/19
        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-folder 115/20
        The Deteriorating State of Law and Order, March 23, 1965

        San Francisco Bar Association and Lawyers Club of San Francisco

      • Box-folder 115/21
        Extending Legal Services to Indigents and Low Income Groups, March 25, 1965

        Los Angeles County Bar Association

      • Box-folder 115/22
        The Risk of Having No President, March 29, 1965

        Southeastern Electric Exchange, Boca Raton, Florida

      • Box-folder 116/1
        State of Criminal Justice/Minimum Standards For Criminal Justice, April 5, 1965

        American College of Trial Lawyers, Biloxi, Mississippi

      • Box-folder 116/2
        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 Process - The Foundation of Free Society"

      • Box-folder 116/3
        Uphold the Law: A Citizen's First Duty, May 1, 1965

        Dedication of Bar Center, Jefferson, Missouri

      • Box-folder 116/4
        Providing Counsel For Indigent Defendants, May 24, 1965

        Joint Meeting ABA and IABA, San Juan, Puerto Rico

      • Box-folder 116/5
        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-folder 116/6
        750th Anniversary of Magna Carta, June 15, 1965

        Great Hall of the Law Courts, London, England.

      • Box-folder 116/7
        Law and Poverty, June 25, 1965

        National Conference on Law and Poverty

      • Box-folder 116/8
        State Of Criminal Justice, June 26, 1965

        Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia

      • Box-folder 116/9
        State of Law and Order, July 1, 1965

        State Bar of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas

      • Box-folder 116/10
        Introduction of Senator Thomas J. Dodd, July 10, 1965

        Virginia State Bar Association, Hot Springs, Virginia

      • Box-folder 116/11
        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-folder 116/12
        State of the Legal Profession, August 9, 1965

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

      • Box-folder 116/13
        The Need For Character Fitness In Law Students, August 10, 1965

        ABA Section of Legal Education, Miami Beach, Florida

      • Box-folder 116/14
        Reconciling Free Press With Fair Trial, September 1, 1965

        Canadian Bar Association, Toronto, Canada

      • Box-folder 116/15
        Reform of Criminal Justice, October 5, 1965

        University of Richmond Law School

      • Box-folder 116/16
        Civil Disobedience vs. the Rule of Law, October 11, 1965

        Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 116/17
        Crime and Criminal Justice, October 26, 1965

        Yale Political Union, New Haven, Connecticut

      • Box-folder 116/18
        Response At Testimonial Dinner, November 18, 1965

        Commonwealth Club, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 116/19
        Duties and Powers of the State Board of Education with Respect to Educational Television Programs, December 27, 1965
      • Box-folder 116/20
        Ceremony in Honor of T. Gray Haddon, January 3, 1966

        Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 116/21
        Notes for Response, February 3, 1966

        Harvard Club of Virginia

      • Box-folder 116/22
        The New Left On the Campus February 25, 1966

        Virginia Association of Colleges, Arlington, Virginia

      • Box-folder 116/23
        the Crime Crisis and Law Enforcement April 4, 1966

        Virginia State Crime Clinic, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 116/24
        A Lawyer Looks At Civil Disobedience April 1966

        23 Washington and Lee Law Review205 (Fall 1966).

      • Box-folder 116/25
        Notes for Law Day Speech May 2, 1966

        Richmond Kiwanis Club, Richmond, Virginia

      • Box-folder 116/26
        The Disordered Society September 16, 1966

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

      • Box-folder 116/27
        A Virginia Tradition October 4, 1966

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

      • Box-folder 116/28
        Limitations On the Right To Demonstrate October 21, 1966

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

      • Box-folder 116/29
        " Development/Retention of Law Practice" November 22, 1966

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

      • Box-folder 116/30
        Wiretapping December 13, 1966

        Crime Commission office memorandum.

      • Box-folder 117/1
        "The Challenge to the Private Preparatory School" January 31, 1967
      • Box-folder 2
        Inadequate Discipline - A Failure of Professional Responsibility February 10, 1967

        National Conference of Bar Presidents, Houston, Texas.

      • Box-folder 117/3
        Organized Crime - Challenge To a Free Society May 13, 1967

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

      • Box-folder 117/4
        "Comments At Banquet", May 20, 1967

        Harvard Law School Class Reunion.

      • Box-folder 117/5
        Notes re crime statistics, May 1967

        Tories (?) Club.

      • Box-folder 117/6
        Trends In Antitrust, June 17, 1967

        Conference of Financial Executives, Williamsburg, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 117/7
        Book Review: The Suspect and Society, September 4, 1967

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

      • Box-folder 117/8
        Strategic Balance of Power, September 5, 1967

        Richmond Jaycees

      • Box-folder 117/9
        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-folder 117/10
        "Statement To House Of Delegates On Reardon Committee Proposals", February 19, 1968

        American Bar Association.

      • Box-folder 117/11
        "Introduction of Dumas Malone", March 7, 1968

        Phi Beta Kappa Lecture, University of Virginia.

      • Box-folder 117/12
        Book Review: Peace and the Strategy Conflict, by William R. Kintner, April 4, 1968

        Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

      • Box-folder 117/13
        Interview re Crime In United States, April 16, 1968

        For Dun's Review.

      • Box-folder 117/14
        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-folder 117/15
        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-folder 117/16
        A Strategy For Campus Peace, November 11, 1968

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

      • Box-folder 117/17
        A Lawyer Looks At Directors' Responsibilities, December 5, 1968

        Bank Directors Seminar, University of Virginia.

      • Box-folder 117/18
        15 Years Have Transformed Our World, January 12, 1969

        Northside Teachers, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 117/19
        Reflections On the State of Public Education, February 7, 1969

        Virginia State Board of Education.

      • Box-folder 117/20
        Virginia's Need For Modern Debt Provisions, February 24, 1969

        Richmond Kiwanis Club.

      • Box-folder 117/21
        Radical Left Movement, February 27, 1969

        Chamber of Commerce, Kenbridge, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 117/22
        Introduction of Justice Brennan, May 16, 1969

        Virginia State Bar.

      • Box-folder 117/23
        "Introduction of Fred G. Pollard", June 16, 1969

        Candidate for Virginia Governor.

      • Box-folder 117/24
        Evaluation of Ethical Standards, August 12, 1968

        American Bar Association House of Delegates, Dallas, Texas.

      • Box-folder 117/25
        Alienation of the Campus From National Defense, October 3, 1969

        Thomas Jefferson Award Speech, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 117/26
        Judge C. H. Morrissett, February 2, 1970

        Testimonial dinner for Judge C. H. Morrissett.

      • Box-folder 117/27
        "Comments On the Vietnamese War", February 11, 1970

        Public meeting, Richmond Junior League, Richmond, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 117/28
        Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., February 22, 1970

        American Bar Foundation Breakfast.

      • Box-folder 117/29
        What Is Right About America, April 16, 1970

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

      • Box-folder 117/30
        "An Education FOR America", May 28, 1970

        "Confidential Memorandum."

      • Box-folder 117/31
        Political Warfare, June 30, 1970

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

      • Box-folder 118/1
        The Attack On American Institutions, July 15, 1970

        Southern Industrial Relations Conference, Blue Mountain, North Carolina.

      • Box-folder 118/2
        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-folder 118/3
        The Overriding Issue, October 30, 1970

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

      • Box-folder 118/4
        The Ideological Assault On America, November 17, 1970

        Convocation Address, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 118/5
        Executives' Secretaries, Inc., February 11, 1971

        Richmond Chapter.

      • Box-folder 118/6
        Organized Crime and Electronic Surveillance - In Virginia, April 15, 1971

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

      • Box-folder 118/7
        End of an Era and New Horizons, May 12, 1971

        United Virginia Bankshares Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 118/8
        Repression of Civil Liberties - Fact or Fiction?, June 28, 1971

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

      • Box-folder 118/9
        City of Richmond - Chesterfield Annexation, Applicability of Voting Rights Act, August 9, 1971

        Submitted informally to the Attorney General.

      • Box-folder 118/10
        Attack On American Free Enterprise System, August 23, 1971

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

      • Box-folder 118/11
        Virginia State Chamber of Commerce, December 17, 1971

        Notes for speech.

    • 2.4.3: Papers re Speeches, Statements and Writings
      • Interposition March 29, 1956
        • Box-folder 119/1
          Research Materials and Notes, January-March 1956
        • Box-folder 119/2-4
          Drafts, March 1956

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

        • Box-folder 119/5-6
          Clippings, 1955-1956
      • Box-folder 119/7
        Hampden-Sydney College (6/8/59), February-June 1959
      • Box-folder 119/8
        New Orleans Bar Association (9/11/62), March-August 1962
      • Box-folder 119/9
        What State Bar Ecomomics Committees Can Do(ABA; 1/23/63), January 1963
      • Box-folder 119/10
        NACCA Bar Association (8/5/63), May-July, 1963
      • Box-folder 119/11
        Conference of National Organizations (3/10/64), January-April 1964
      • Box-folder 119/12
        American College of Trial Lawyers (3/14-18/64), March 14-18, 1964
      • Box-folder 119/13
        Reflections On the Crime Problem(4/14/64), July 1963-April 1964
      • Box-folder 119/14
        Howard College (4/18/64), August 1963-April 1964
      • Box-folder 119/15
        Kentucky State Bar Associatin (4/22/64), October 1963-April 1964
      • Box-folder 119/16
        University of South Carolina (5/1/64), July 1963-May 1964
      • Box-folder 119/17
        Barristers' Luncheon (5/20/64), March-May 1964
      • Box-folder 119/18
        Peaceful Coexistence(5/26/64), May 15, 1964
      • Box-folder 120/1
        Indigent Defendants(6/5-6/64), June 1-5, 1964
      • Box-folder 120/2
        Montana Bar Association (6/11-13/64), September 1963-June 1964
      • Box-folder 120/3
        Pennsylvania Bar Association (6/24-25/64), December 1963-July 1964
      • Box-folder 120/4
        Virginia State Bar (7/2-5/64), February-July 1964
      • Box-folder 120/5
        International Bar Association - Mexico City (7/25-31/64), November 1963-August 1964
      • Box-folder 120/6
        National Institute of Bar Public Relations (8/7/64), December 1963-July 1964
      • Box-folder 120/7
        Jamestown Foundation (5/20/64), (8/20/64), July-August 1964
      • Box-folder 120/8
        Federal Bar Association (9/10/64), July-September 1964
      • Box-folder 120/9
        Indiana Bar (9/18/64), August 1963-September 1964
      • Box-folder 120/10
        State Bar of Michigan (9/25/64), September 1963-September 1964
      • Box-folder 120/11
        New Mexico Bar Association (10/2/64), September 1963-October 1964
      • Box-folder 120/12
        West Virginia Bar (10/16/64), September-October 1964
      • Box-folder 120/13
        Seminar on the Need for Education About Communism (Atlanta; 10/22/64), June-October 1964
      • Box-folder 121/1
        Prentice Hall, Inc. (10/27/64), September-October 1964
      • Box-folder 121/2
        Boston Univesity (10/29/64), July-October 1964
      • Box-folder 121/3
        Nebraska Bar (11/12/64), May-July 1964
      • Box-folder 121/4
        Oklahoma Bar Association (12/4/64), January-December 1964
      • Box-folder 121/5
        American Farm Bureau Federation (12/9/64), September 1964-January 1965
      • Box-folder 121/6
        Texas Bill of Rights Foundation (12/15/64), September--December 1964
      • Box-folder 121/7
        University of Virginia School of Law (12/18/64), October-December 1964
      • Box-folder 121/8
        Association of American Law Schools (12/28/64), April-December 1964
      • Box-folder 121/9
        South Florida Inter-Professinal Council (1/7/65), December 1964-January 1965
      • Box-folder 121/10
        Dade County Bar Association (1/11/65), October 1964-January 1965
      • Box-folder 121/11
        Maryland State Bar Association (1/15/65), October 1964-January 1965
      • Box-folder 121/12
        New York State Bar Association (1/29/65), September 1964-June 1965
      • Box-folder 122/1
        ABA New Orleans (2/7/65), September 1964-February 1965
      • Box-folder 122/2
        Cincinnati Bar Association (2/23/65), 1963, February 1965
      • Box-folder 122/3
        Cleveland Bar Association (3/4/65), 1962-March 1965
      • Box-folder 122/4
        San Francisco Bar Association (3/23/65), November 1964-June 1965
      • Box-folder 122/5
        Los Angeles Bar Association (3/25/65), December 1964-April 1965
      • Box-folder 122/6
        Southern Electric Exchange (3/29/65), September 1964-March 1965
      • Box-folder 122/7
        American College of Trial Lawyers (4/5/65), October 1964-April 1965
      • Box-folder 122/8
        Louisiana State Bar (4/22/65), March 1964-May 1965
      • Box-folder 122/9
        University of Florida (4/26/65), May 1964-December 1965
      • Box-folder 122/10
        Missouri Bar Center (5/1/65), May 1964-July 1965
      • Box-folder 122/11
        Notre Dame University (5/3/65), June 1964-September 1965
      • Box-folder 122/12
        Atlanta Bar Association (5/7/65), May 1964-June 1965
      • Box-folder 123/1
        Arkansas Bar Association (6/3/65), March 1964-July 1965
      • Box-folder 123/2
        Wichita State University (6/8/65), September 1964-March 1965
      • Box-folder 123/3
        National Conference On Law and Poverty (6/25/65), April-July 1965
      • Box-folder 122/4
        Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference (6/26/65), July 1964-1968
      • Box-folder 123/5
        North Carolina Bar Association (6/29/65), September 1964-July 1965
      • Box-folder 123/6
        Texas Bar Association (7/1/65), September 1964-July 1965
      • Box-folder 123/7
        Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (7/15/65), March-July 1965
      • Box-folder 123/8-9
        American Bar Association (8/9/65), 1962-August 1965
      • Box-folder 123/10
        American Bar Foundation (8/10/65), 1962-July 1965
      • Box-folder 124/1
        Canadian Bar Association (9/1/65), October 1964-September 1965
      • Box-folder 124/2
        Committee for Effective and Durable Peace In Asia, August-November 1965
      • Box-folder 124/3
        Virginia Association of Colleges (2/25/66), July 1965-July 1966
      • Box-folder 124/4
        Washington and Lee Law Review(3/66), November 1965-March 1966
      • Washington and Lee University, A Lawyer Looks At Civil Disobedience, April 16, 1966
        • Box-folder 124/5
          Correspondence, 1965-1967
        • Box-folder 124/6
          Draft, April 11, 1966
        • Box-folder 124/7
          Reading Copy, April 16, 1966
        • Box-folder 124/8
          Galley Proofs, September 8, 1966
        • Box-folder 124/9-11
          Research Materials, 1965-1966
      • Box-folder 125/1-4
        International Bar Association -- Switzerland (7/66), December 1965-July 1966
      • Box-folder 125/5
        Wake Forest College School of Law (10/21/66), May-October 1966
      • Box-folder 125/6
        National Conference of Bar Presidents (2/10/67),
      • Business Council (5/13/67), May-October 1966
        • Box-folder 125/7
          Correspondence, March-October 1967
        • Box-folder 125/8
          Research materials and reading copy of speech, 1966-1967
      • Box-folder 125/9
        Harvard University Class Reunion (5/20/67), February-July 1967
      • Box-folder 125/10
        Conference of Financial Executives (6/17/67), April-June 1967
      • Box-folder 125/11
        National Conference of Bar Presidents (8/5/67), May-August 1967
      • Box-folder 125/12
        National Legal Aid and Defenders Association (8/6/67), May-July 1966
      • Box-folder 125/13
        ABA Meeting (Hawaii) (8/8/67), April-July 1967
      • Box-folder 126/1
        Richmond Jaycees (7/7/67), July-September 1967
      • The Southern Company Meeting, Point Clear Alabama, October 5 1967

        Civil Disobedience: Prelude to Revolution?

        • Box-folder 126/2-5
          Correspondence September 1967-January 1968
        • Box-folder 126/6
          Reading copy of speech, October 2 1967
        • Box-folder 126/7
          Clippings and Pamphlet, 1967-1968
      • Box-folder 126/8
        Dun's Reviewinterview (4/16/68), February-June 1968
      • Virginia Retail Merchants' Association, May 20, 1968
        • Box-folder 126/9
          Correspondence, October 1967-August 1968
        • Box-folder 126/10
          Speech Draft, May 9 1968-May 16, 1968
        • Box-folder 126/11-13
          Research Materials, 1967-1968
      • Box-folder 127/1
        International Bar Association (7/68), November 1967-April 1968

        Powell changed plans and did not speak at this event.

      • Box-folder 127/2
        Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference (7/68), November 1967-May 1968
      • Box-folder 127/3
        American Association of State Colleges and Universities, (11/11/68), June 1968-March 1969
      • Box-folder 127/4
        Chamber of Commerce, Kenbridge, Virginia (2/27/69), February 18-28, 1969
      • Box-folder 127/5
        Thomas Jefferson Award (10/3/69), April 1969-March 1970
      • Box-folder 127/6
        Comments on the Vietnamese War, Richmond Junior League (2/11/1970), January 1970
      • Box-folder 127/7
        "An Education Program FOR America"(5/28/70), May-June 1970
      • Box-folder 127/8
        The Attack on American Institions, Southern Industrial Relations Conference (7/15/70), 1966-1970
      • Box-folder 127/9
        Law Enforcement Banquet (10/12/70), July-October 1970
      • Box-folder 127/10
        Longwood College Convocation (11/17/70), September 1970-January 1971
      • Box-folder 127/11
        Wiretapping Bill Testimony (4/15/70), February-April 1971
      • Box-folder 127/12
        End of an Era and New Horizons, United Virginia Bankshares Meeting (5/12/71), March 23-May 1971
      • Box-folder 127/13-14
        Civil Liberties Repression: Fact or Fiction?g, July-October 1971
      • Box-folder 127/15
        Attack on American Free Enterprise System(8/23/71), May-October 1971
      • Box-folder 127/16
        Digest of Max Radin ABA Journal Articles, n.d.
    • 2.4.3: Research Materials

      Arranged alphabetically by topic.

      • Box-folder 128/1
        Civil Disobedience 1966-1967
      • Box-folder 128/2-3
        Civil Liberties Repression 1970-1971
      • Box-folder 128/4
        Communism and Soviet Education, c. 1958-1963
      • Box-folder 128/5-7
        Criminal Justice, 1964-1967
      • Box-folder 129/1
        Electronic Surveillance, 1967-1971
      • Box-folder 129/2
        English Courts and Criminal Justice, 1960-1964
      • Box-folder 129/3
        Interposition, 1955-1957
      • Box-folder 129/4
        Organized Crime, 1965-1968
      • Box-folder 129/5
        Professional Responsibility and Discipline of the Bar, 1964-1967
3.0: Military Service Papers 1942-1994

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-folder 130/1-7
      3.1.1: Diaries 1942-1944
    • Box-folder 130/8
      Box-folder 131/1-9
      3.1.2: Correspondence 1942-1947
    • Box-folder 130/10
      3.1.3: Record Volume 1942-1946 (w. 1984 annotations)
    • Box-folder 131/12-14
      Box-folder 132/1-4
      3.1.4: "201" File 1942-1946 & n.d.
    • Box-folder 132/6-12
      3.1.5: Reports 1943-1948
    • Box-folder 132/13-17
      Box-folder 133/1-15
      Box-folder 134/1-4
      3.1.6: Training Materials 1942-1943
    • Box-folder 134/5-15
      3.1.7: Intelligence Papers re North Africa 1942-1943
    • Box-folder 134/16-17
      3.1.8: London Apartment 1944-1945
    • Box-folder 134/18
      3.1.9: German Captured War Documents 1941-1944 (translated 1947)
    • Box-folder 134/19
      Box Oversize Folder 9
      3.1.10: Memorabilia 1943-1946
    • Box-folder 135/1-2
      Box Oversize Folder 9
      3.1.11: Printed Material 1945
  • 3.2: Post-World War II Service 1946-1985
    • Box-folder 136/1-7
      3.2.1: Air Force Association 1946-1985
    • Box-folder 136/8-13
      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-folder 136/14-25
      Box-folder 137/1-2
      3.3.1: Correspondence 1962-1994
    • Box-folder 137/3-4
      3.3.2: B-26 Marauder Society 1988-1992
    • Box-folder 137/6-9
      3.3.3: 319th Bomb Group 1974-1996
    • Box-folder 137/10-15
      3.3.4: Dresden Bombing 1945, 1978-1987
    • Box-folder 137/16-23
      3.3.5: Carl A. Spaatz Biography 1982-1988
    • 3.3.6: Ultra 1944-1945; 1984-1994
      • Box-folder 137/25-29
        Box-folder 138/1-22
        3.3.6.1: Correspondence 1984-1994
      • Box-folder 138/23-27
        Box-folder 139/1-4
        3.3.6.2: Ultra and the Army Air Forces in World War II 1985-1987
      • Box-folder 139/4-7
        3.3.6.3: Freeburg Project 1985
      • 3.3.6.4: Research Materials 1944-1945; 1974-1995
        • Box-folder 139/8-15
          Box-folder 140/1-5
          3.3.6.4.1: Contemporary Documents 1944-1945
        • Box-folder 140/6-
          3.3.6.4.2: Articles 1977-1984
        • Box-folder 140/7-9
          3.3.6.4.3: Clippings 1945, 1974-1995
4.0: Law Firm (Hunton & Williams) Records 1945-1972

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-folder 141/1-
      4.1.1: World War II, 1942
    • Box-folder 141/2-
      4.1.2: Remodeling of Office, 1954
    • Box-folder 141/3-
      4.1.3: Re Death of T. Justin Moore, 1958
  • 4.2: Memoranda
    • Box-folder 141/4 to 143/22
      4.2.1: General, 1939, 1945-1972.
    • Box-folder 143/23-37
      4.2.2: ABA Expenses, 1963-1965
    • Box-folder 143/38
      4.2.3: Hunton & Williams History, 1977
    • Box-folder 144/1-10
      4.2.4: Re Firm Partnership, 1956-1971
  • Box-folder 144/11-14
    4.3: Partnership Agreements 1955-1971
  • Box-folder 144/15-27
    4.4: Forms File 1945-1951 & n.d.

    This subseries comprises exemplar contracts and other legal instruments.

  • 4.5: Financial Statements
    • Box-folder 145/1-3
      4.5.1: Monthly Earnings, 1952-1954
    • Box-folder 145/4-11
      4.5.2: Year Ending, 1949-1953 & 1970
  • 4.6: " Housekeeping"Records
    • 4.6.1: Address Books
      • Box-folder 145/12-16
        4.6.1.1: Book #1, 1954
      • Box-folder 145/17-21
        4.6.1.2: Book #2, c. 1964
    • 4.6.2: File Indices
      • Box-folder 145/22-23
        4.6.2.1: File Index #1, 1950-1972
      • Box-folder 145/24-29
        4.6.2.2: File Index #2, 1959
      • Box 146
        4.6.2.3: File Index #3, c. 1965

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

    • 4.6.3: Calendars
      • Box 147-151
        4.6.3.1: Desk 1949-1971
      • Box 152
        4.6.3.2: Pocket 1957-1970
    • Box 153-160
      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

    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-folder 161/1-36
        5.1.1.1: Correspondence, 1937-1940
      • 5.1.1.2: Subject Files, 1937-1942
        • Box-folder 162/1
          Activities In Maryland 1937-1940
        • Box-folder 162/2
          Activities In North Carolina 1937-1940
        • Box-folder 162/3
          Activities In South Carolina 1937-1940
        • Box-folder 162/4
          Activities In West Virginia 1937-1940
        • Box-folder 162/5
          By-Laws c. 1935-1941
        • Box-folder 162/6-7
          Re Chairmanship, 1941-1942
        • Box-folder 162/8-10
          " Circuits"(Reports of Activities by Federal Judicial Circuit,) 1938-1942

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

        • Committee Papers 1938-1941
          • Box-folder 162/11
            Civil Liberties 1938
          • Defense of Liberties 1938-1941
            • Box-folder 162/12-17
              Box-folder 163/1-5
              Correspondence 1938-1940
            • Box-folder 163/6
              Memoranda 1938-1939
            • Box-folder 163/7-9
              Reports 1938-1939 & n.d.
            • Box-folder 163/11
              Speeches 1938-1941
            • Box-folder 163/12
              Directories, 1939 & n.d.
            • Box-folder 163/13
              Clippings, 1938-1939
            • Box-folder 163/14-15
              Printed Materials, 1935-1938
          • Box-folder 163/16
            Restatements of the Law, 1936-1937
          • Box-folder 163/1-17
            Supreme Court Proposal, 1937
        • Box-folder 163/18
          Directories 1937-1941
        • Box-folder 164/1-5
          Member of Council 1941-1942
        • Box-folder 164/6
          Membership, 1937-1940
        • Minutes,
          • Box-folder 164/7
            General, 1939
          • Box-folder 164/8-9
            Executive Council, 1937-1942
        • Box-folder 164/810
          National Defense Program, 1940
        • Box-folder 164/11
          News Bulletins, 1942
        • Box-folder 164/12
          Programs, 1939, 1942
        • Public Information Programs,
          • Box-folder 164/13
            Memoranda, 1940-1941
          • Box-folder 164/14
            Reports, 1938-1939
          • Box-folder 164/15
            Directors of Public Information, n.d.
          • Box-folder 164/16
            Handbook, 1940-1941
          • Box-folder 164/17-25
            Box-folder 165/1-16
            Speeches, 1940-1941 & n.d.

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

          • Box-folder 165/17
            Printed Materials, 1941 & n.d.
          • Box-folder 165/18
            Questionnaire, n.d.
          • Box-folder 165/19
            Resolutions, 1938-1941
          • Box-folder 165/20
            State Chairmen Meeting, 1940
          • Box-folder 165/21-23
            Printed Materials, 1935-1941
    • Box 166-167
      Box-folder 168/1-25
      5.1.2: General Correspondence 1952-1971
    • 5.1.3: Subject Files
      • Box-folder 168/26
        American Assembly On Law and Social Order 1967-1968
      • Russian Trip 1958
        • Diaries
          • Box-folder 168/27-32
            Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 1958
          • Box-folder 168/33-34
            Elizabeth A. Malone 1958
        • Box-folder 168/35
          Itinerary 1958
        • Box-folder 168/36-43
          Correspondence, 1958-1959
        • Speeches,
          • Box-folder 168/44
            Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 1958
          • Box-folder 168/45
            Charles S. Rhyne, 1958
        • Box-folder 168/46
          Interviews 1958
        • Box-folder 168/47
          Clippings, 1958
    • 5.1.4: Meetings
      • 5.1.4.1: Annual 1956-1971
        • London 1957
          • Box-folder 169/1-7
            Correspondence, 1956-1957
          • Speech - Contributory Negligence: A Necessary Check On the American Jury, July 26, 1957
            • Box-folder 169/8-15
              Correspondence, 1957-1958
            • Box-folder 169/16
              Memoranda, 1957
            • Box-folder 169/17-18
              Research Materials, May-June 1957
            • Box-folder 169/19-22
              Drafts, May-June, 1957
            • Box-folder 169/23
              Summary and Printed Version, July 26, 1957
            • Box-folder 169/24
              Harvard Law Record(12/11/58) version, February 18, 1958

              Titled "Questions of Comparative Negligence"

          • Box-folder 169/25
            Notes 1957
          • Box-folder 170/1
            Printed Materials 1957
          • Box-folder 170/2
            Clippings, 1957
        • Box-folder 170/3
          Los Angeles, 1958
        • Box-folder 170/4
          Miami Beach, 1959
        • Box-folder 170/5
          St. Louis, 1968

          Re Hunton & Williams Cocktail Party

        • Box-folder 170/6-9
          Montreal, 1966
        • Box-folder 170/10
          Houston (Mid-year), 1967
        • Box-folder 170/11-14
          Hawaii, 1967
        • Box-folder 170/15
          Atlanta (Winter, 1970
        • Box-folder 170/16-18
          St. Louis, 1970 1969-1970
        • London, 1971
          • Correspondence
            • Box-folder 170/19-33
              Box-folder 171/1-15
              General 1967-1971
            • Planning Meetings
              • Box-folder 171/16
                Dallas August 1969
              • Box-folder 171/17-18
                St. Louis August 1970
              • London, November 8, 1970
            • Box-folder 171/20
              Parties 1971
            • Box-folder 171/21-24
              Programs of Sections and Committees, 1969-1971
            • Box-folder 171/25-29
              Runnymede Ceremony, 1970-1971
            • Box-folder 172/1-3
              Personal, 1970-1971
          • Subject Files,
            • Box-folder 172/4-12
              Agendas, 1968-1971
            • Box-folder 172/13
              Invitations, 1971
            • Box-folder 172/14
              Program, 1971
            • Box-folder 172/15
              Lists, 1971
            • Box-folder 172/16
              Memoranda, 1967-1971
            • Box-folder 172/17
              Minutes, 1970
            • Box-folder 172/18
              Reports, 1967-1970
            • Box 56
              Printed Materials, 1971
            • Box-folder 172/19-23
              Printed Miscellany, 1971
      • 5.1.4.2: Regional
        • Box-folder 173/1
          Richmond 1953
        • Atlanta 1958
          • Box-folder 173/2-3
            Correspondence 1957-1958
          • Box-folder 173/4
            Itineraries, Lists and Notes, 1958
          • Box-folder 173/5
            Printed Materials, 1957-1958
        • Box-folder 173/6
          Houston 1960
        • Box-folder 173/7-8
          Little Rock 1962
        • Box-folder 173/9-12
          Louisville 1957
        • Memphis, 1959
          • Box-folder 173/13
            Correspondence, 1959
          • Box-folder 173/14
            Printed Materials, 1959
        • Box-folder 173/15-17
          Miami, 1959
        • New England, 1958
          • Box-folder 173/18-26
            Box-folder 174/1-7
            Correspondence, 1957-1959
          • Box-folder 174/8
            Lists of Attendees, 1958
          • Box-folder 174/9
            Printed Materials, 1956-1958
        • Pittsburgh, 1959
          • Box-folder 174/10-20
            Correspondence, 1957-1959
          • Box-folder 174/21
            Printed Materials, 1959
        • Box-folder 174/22
          Portland 1960
        • St. Louis, 1958
          • Box-folder 174/23-30
            Correspondence, 1957-1959
          • Box-folder 174/31
            Printed Materials, 1958
    • 5.1.5: Committees
      • 5.1.5.1: Bill of Rights,
        • Box-folder 175/1-4
          Special 1941-1942
        • Standing
          • Box-folder 175/5-10
            Correspondence 1949-1954
          • Subject Files
            • Box-folder 175/11
              Subversive Activities, 1949-1951
            • Box-folder 175/12
              Rights for Women 1945-1954
      • 5.1.5.2: Centennial Commission 1967-1968
        • Box-folder 175/13-23
          Correspondence, 1967-1969
        • Box-folder 175/24-26
          Memoranda 1965-1968
        • Box 58
          Notes and Miscellany, 1967-68
      • 5.1.5.3: Continuing Legal Education, 1958-1966
        • Box-folder 175/28-40
          Box-folder 176/1-6
          Correspondence, 1959-1966
        • Box-folder 176/7-11
          Memoranda, 1959-1964
        • Box-folder 176/12-15
          Notes, 1958-1966
        • Box-folder 176/16-29
          Reports, 1958-1962
        • Box-folder 176/30-40
          Box-folder 177/1-3
          Minutes, 1959-1962
        • Box-folder 177/4
          Membership Lists, 1958-1959
        • Box-folder 177/5
          Printed Materials, 1958-1961
      • 5.1.5.4: Criminal Justice 1965-1972
        • Box-folder 177/6-27
          Correspondence, 1965-1972
        • Memoranda
          • Box-folder 177/28-33
            Box-folder 178/1-2
            General, 1963-1970
          • Box-folder 178/3-5
            by William A. Pusey, 1967-1969
          • Box-folder 178/6-8
            by Powell, 1967-1970
        • Box-folder 178/9
          Statement by Powell, 1968
        • Box-folder 178/10-11
          Memoranda by Powell, 1969-1970
        • Membership Lists, 1965-1969
        • Box-folder 178/12
          Statement by Powell, 1968
        • Printed Materials,
          • Box-folder 178/13
            General, 1966-1968
          • Box-folder 178/14-17
            Draft Standards, 1967-1969
      • 5.1.5.5: Economics of Law Practice
        • Correspondence
          • Box-folder 179/20
            Box-folder 180/1-10
            General, 1960-1966
          • Box-folder 180/11-12
            Budget, 1961-1962
          • Box-folder 180/13-16
            Expenses, 1960-1961
          • Box-folder 180/17-35
            Box-folder 181/1-3
            Regional Meetings, 1960-1962
          • Box-folder 181/4-7
            Speeches, 1961-1962
        • Subject Files
          • Box-folder 181/8-9
            Annual Legal Check-up, 1960-1962
          • Box-folder 181/10-15
            Fee Limitations, 1960-1962
          • Box-folder 181/16-23
            Fee Schedules, 1960-1962
          • Formation of Corporations,
            • Box-folder 181/24-27
              Correspondence, 1961-1962
            • Box-folder 182/1-
              Memoranda, 1961
            • Box-folder 182/2
              Printed Materials, 1961
          • The Lawyer's Handwork,
            • Box-folder 182/3-20
              Correspondence, 1960-1962
            • Box-folder 182/21-23
              Memoranda and Minutes, 1961-1962
          • Box-folder 182/28
            Box-folder 183/1-11
            Partnership Pamphlet, 1959-1963
          • Survey of the Legal Profession,
            • Box-folder 183/12-26
              Correspondence, 1960-1962
            • Box-folder 183/27-28
              Box-folder 184/1
              Survey Instruments, 1961 & n.d.
            • Box-folder 184/2-3
              Memoranda and Notes, 1960-1962
            • Box-folder 184/4
              Speeches, 1960-1961
            • Box-folder 184/5
              Printed Materials, 1958-1963
          • Box-folder 184/6-9
            Traffic Accident Compensation, 1960-1962
      • 5.1.5.6: Education Against Communism, 1960-1971
        • Box-folder 184/11-27
          Box-folder 185/1-23
          Box-folder 186/1-28
          Box-folder 187/1-21
          Correspondence, 1960-1971
        • Box-folder 187/22-31
          Memoranda, 1960-1961 & n.d.
        • Box-folder 187/27-34
          Box-folder 188/1
          Speeches, 1961-1962
        • Box-folder 188/2
          Conference On Education In Communism, 1961
        • Box-folder 188/3-14
          Reports, 1961-1967 & n.d.
        • Box-folder 188/15-18
          Minutes, 1960-1971
        • Box-folder 188/19-23
          Resolutions, 1960-1962
        • Handbook,
          • Box-folder 188/24-30
            Box-folder 189/1
            Correspondence, 1961-1962
          • Box-folder 189/2
            Printed Version, 1962
          • Box-folder 189/3
            Memoranda, Press Releases and Book Review, 1961-1962
          • Box-folder 189/4
            Distribution Lists and Letters, 1962
          • Box-folder 189/5
            Bibliography, 1961
          • Box-folder 189/6
            Typescript Drafts, 1961
        • Syllabus
          • Box-folder 189/7-15
            Correspondence 1962-1964
          • Box-folder 190/1
            West Publishing Essay Contest 1963
          • Box-folder 190/2
            Notes, 1960-1964
          • Box-folder 190/3
            Lists of Schools and Resources, 1960-1962
          • Research Materials
            • Box-folder 190/4-9
              Near Print Materials, 1960-1966 & n.d.
            • Box-folder 190/10-12
              Printed Materials, 1958-1964
          • Box-folder 190/13-20
            Box-folder 191/1-5
            Newspaper Clippings, 1960-1962, 1967
      • Box-folder 191/6
        5.1.5.7: Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech, 1951-1952
      • 5.1.5.8: Hospitality, 1959-1960
        • Box-folder 191/7-18
          Correspondence, 1959-1960
        • Box-folder 191/19-22
          Memoranda, 1959-1960
        • Box-folder 191/22
          Notes and Drafts, 1959-1960
        • Box-folder 191/23
          Printed Materials, c. 1959
      • Box-folder 191/24-27
        5.1.5.9: Legal Aid, 1959-1960
      • 5.1.5.10: Membership 1946-1963
        • Box-folder 191/28-32
          Box-folder 192/1-23
          Correspondence, 1946-1963
        • Box-folder 192/24-27
          Memoranda, 1955-1962
        • Box-folder 192/28
          Notes and Drafts, 1955-1956
        • Box-folder 193/1-5
          Reports, 1955-1956
        • Box-folder 193/6
          Press Releases, 1966-1961
        • Box-folder 193/7-10
          Lists, 1956-1962 & n.d.
        • Box-folder 193/11-13
          Printed Materials, 1956-1962
      • 5.1.5.11: Public Utilities, 1938-1940
        • Box-folder 193/14-26
          Correspondence, 1938-1940
        • Box-folder 193/21
          Reports, 1939
        • Box-folder 194/22
          Printed Materials, 1938
      • 5.1.5.12: Regional Meetings, 1952-1962
        • Box-folder 194/1-33
          Correspondence, 1952-1962
        • Box-folder 194/34
          Memoranda, Minutes & Lists, 1958-1961
        • Box-folder 195/1-3
          Reports, 1958-1961
        • Box-folder 195/4
          Notes, 1958-1959
        • Box-folder 195/5-6
          Papers re Pamphlet Revision, 1960
        • Box-folder 195/7-10
          Blue & Gray Meeting, 1953
          • Box-folder 195/11-13
            Papers and Reports, 1953
        • Box-folder 196/1-2
          Printed Materials, 1953
      • Box-folder 196/3
        5.1.5.13: Resolutions, 1960-61
      • 5.1.5.13: Retirement Benefits, 1956-1965
        • Box-folder 196/4-28
          Box-folder 197/1-3
          Correspondence, 1956-1965
        • Box-folder 197/4-8
          Memoranda, 1956-1962
        • Box-folder 197/9-16
          Keough Bill, 1956-1960
        • Box-folder 197/17
          Printed Materials, 1956-1960
      • 5.1.5.14: World Peace Through Law, 1959-1962
        • Box-folder 197/18-23
          Correspondence, 1959-1962
        • Box-folder 197/24
          General Papers, 1959 & n.d.
        • Box-folder 197/25
          Speeches by Charles S. Rhyne, 1959-1960
        • Box-folder 197/26
          Printed Materials, 1947-1961
    • 5.1.6: Offices
      • 5.1.6.1: Delegate, 1941-1963
        • Correspondence
          • Box-folder 197/27-34
            Box-folder 198/1-21
            General, 1941-1963
          • Box-folder 198/22-30
            re ABA Politics, 1959-1962
        • Box-folder 198/31
          Memoranda, 1958-1961
        • Box-folder 198/35-36
          Box-folder 199/1-5
          Reports, 1941-1942, 1957-1962
        • Box-folder 199/6
          Lists, 1958-1959
        • Box-folder 199/7-9
          Meeting Calendars, 1958-1961
        • Campaigns, 1953-1962
          • 1953,
            • Box-folder 199/10-14
              Correspondence, 1953
            • Box-folder 199/15
              Petitons and Miscellaneous Documents, 1953
          • 1956,
            • Box-folder 199/16
              Biographical Information, 1956
            • Box-folder 199/1-26
              Box-folder 200/1-10
              General Correspondence, 1956-1957
            • Box-folder 199/1-26
              Box-folder 200/11-15
              Correspondence re Petitions, 1956-1957
            • Box-folder 200/16-18
              re Tucker & Mays Letter, 1956-1957
            • Box-folder 200/19
              Draft Letters, 1956-1957
            • Box-folder 200/20
              Memoranda, 1956-1957
            • Box-folder 201/1
              Lists, 1956-1957
            • Box-folder 201/2
              Petitions, 1956
          • 1959,
            • Box-folder 201/3-6
              Correspondence, 1958-1959
            • Box-folder 201/7
              Petitions, 1959
          • 1962,
            • Correspondence,
              • Box-folder 201/8
                General, 1961-1962
              • Box-folder 201/9
                Gibson and Moore, 1961-1962
            • Box-folder 201/10
              Memoranda, 1961-1962
            • Box-folder 201/11
              Petitions, 1962
        • Box-folder 201/12
          Printed Materials, 1941-1942, 1957-1960
      • 5.1.6.2: Board of Governors, 1962-1965
        • Correspondence
          • Box-folder 202/1-7
            General, 1962-1964
          • Box-folder 202/8
            Amendment of By-Laws, 1963
          • Box-folder 202/17
            Law Day Committee, 1962-1965
          • Box-folder 202/21
            Liaison with Committees and Sections, 1962-1963
          • Box-folder 202/22
            Subcommittee on Washington Office, 1963
        • Box-folder 202/23
          Agenda 1962
        • Box-folder 202/24
          Summary of Actions, February 4-5, 1963
        • Box-folder 202/25
          Memoranda, Statements and Notes, 1963
        • Box-folder 202/26-27
          Box-folder 203/1-3
          Proceedings, 1962-1963
        • Law Day Committee
          • Box-folder 203/4
            Statements and Ads, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 203/5
            Printed Materials, 1962-1965
          • Box-folder 203/6
            Subcommittee on Washington Office, Reports and Memoranda, 1963
      • 5.1.6.3: President-Elect 1955-1964
        • Box-folder 203/7-13
          Ross Malone Candidacy, 1955-1958
        • Powell Campaign, 1959-1963
          • Correspondence,
            • Box-folder 203/14-18
              Box-folder 204/1-19
              General, 1959-1963
            • Francis W. Hill,
              • Box-folder 204/20-23
                Box-folder 205/1-2
                General, 1962
              • Box-folder 205/3
                Responses to His March 19, 1962 Letter, 1962
            • Box-folder 205/4-7
              Thomas B. Gay, 1962
          • Box-folder 205/8
            Memoranda and Draft Letters, 1961-1962
          • Box-folder 205/9
            Resolutions, 1963
          • Box-folder 205/10
            Miscellaneous Documents, 1961-1962
        • Correspondence, 1963-1964
          • Congratulatory
            • Box-folder 205/11-19
              Box-folder 206/1-5
              Incoming Letters, 1963
            • Box-folder 206/5-11
              Outgoing Letters, 1963
          • Box-folder 206/12-22
            Box-folder 207/1-12
            General, 1963-1964
          • Subject Correspondence,
            • Box-folder 207/13-16
              Budget and Financial, 1963-1965
            • Box-folder 207/17
              Civil Rights, 1963-1964
            • Box-folder 207/18-24
              Box-folder 208/1-7
              Committee Appointments, 1963-1964
            • Box-folder 208/8-12
              Criminal Justice, 1963-1964
            • Box-folder 208/13-18
              Presidential Succession, 1963-1964
            • Box-folder 208/18-22
              Speeches, 1963-1964
            • Box-folder 208/23-27
              Warren Commission, 1964-1965
        • Box-folder 208/28-32
          Memoranda and Reports, 1964
        • Subject Files, 1963-1965
          • Box-folder 208/33
            Audits and Budgets,
          • Box-folder 208/34
            Bail,
          • Box-folder 209/1-2
            Board of Governors, Proceedings,
          • Box-folder 209/3
            Civil Rights,
          • Box-folder 209/4
            Committee Appointments,
          • Box-folder 209/5
            Criminal Justice,
          • Box-folder 209/6
            Greece Trip,
          • Box-folder 209/7-9
            Box-folder 210/1
            Presidential Succession,
          • Box-folder 210/2
            Schedules,
          • Box-folder 210/3
            Warren Commission,
      • 5.1.6.4: President 1964-1965
        • Correspondence
          • Box 210-212
            Box-folder 213/1-9
            General 1964-1965
          • Congratulatory, 1964
            • Box-folder 213/10-13
              Incoming
            • Box-folder 213/14-18
              Outgoing
          • Box-folder 213/19
            w. U.S. Presidential Candidates, 1964
          • Box-folder 213/20-25
            re Leaving Presidency, 1965
          • Box-folder 213/26-27
            Crank Letters, 1965
        • Box-folder 213/28-30
          Box-folder 214/1-2
          Memoranda and Reports, 1964-1965
        • Subject Files, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 214/3
            ABA Directories, 1965
          • Box-folder 214/4-30
            Box-folder 215/1-3
            Annual Meeting, 1965
          • Box-folder 215/4-9
            (Melvin) Belli Complaint, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 215/10-13
            Box-folder 216/1-4
            Board of Governors, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 216/5-8
            Civil Rights, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 217/1-11
            Criminal Justice Project, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 217/12
            Dodd Firearms Bill, 1965
          • Box-folder 217/13-16
            Estes v. Texas, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 217/17-25
            Ethics Evaluation, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 218/1
            Inter-American Bar Association Meeting, 1964
          • Box-folder 218/2-3
            Jurisprudence and Law Reform, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 218/4-8
            Lawyer Referral, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 218/13
            Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 218/14-28
            Box-folder 219/1-13
            Magna Carta Ceremony - London, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 219/14-22
            Presidential Succession (25th Amendment), 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 219/26
            Proposed Committee on Availability of Legal Services, 1965
          • Box-folder 219/27-29
            Proposed Section on Individual Rights, 1965
          • Box-folder 219/30
            Mid-Winter Meeting - New Orleans, 1965
          • Box-folder 219/31-35
            Box-folder 220/1-6
            Regional Meeting - Puerto Rico, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 220/7
            Schedules, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 220/8-13
            Speaking Engagements, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 220/14-16
            Substantive Tax Reform, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 220/17-25
            Box-folder 221/1-12
            War On Poverty/Group Legal Services, 1964-1965
        • Box-folder 222/1-2
          Speeches, 1964-1965
          In two bound volumes.
        • Printed Materials, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 223/1
            General, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 223/2
            American Bar News, 1963-1965
          • Box-folder 223/3
            News From the American Bar Association, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 223/4
            "Washington Letter", 1963-1965
        • Clippings, 1964-1965
          • Box-folder 223/5-14
            General, 1963-1965
          • Box-folder 223/15
            Box-folder 224/1
            "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

    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-folder 225/1-10
        5.2.1.1: General, 1960-1968
      • Box-folder 225/24
        5.2.1.2: re Fellows, 1957-1967
    • Box-folder 225/25
      5.2.3: ABF By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation, 1961-1970
    • Box-folder 225/26-27
      5.2.4: Research Committee Meetings, 1961
    • 5.2.5: Fellows,
      • Box-folder 226/1
        5.2.5.1: Nominating Committee , 1958-1960 & n.d.
      • Box-folder 226/2
        5.2.5.2: Lists of Fellows, 1961-1971
    • 5.2.6: President, 1969-1970
      • Box-folder 226/3-19
        Box-folder 227/1-10
        5.2.6.1: Correspondence, 1969-1971
      • Box-folder 227/11
        5.2.6.2: Memoranda, 1969-1971
      • Box-folder 227/12
        5.2.6.3: Notes and Drafts, 1969-1971
      • Box-folder 227/13
        5.2.6.4: Reports, 1970-1971
      • 5.2.6.5: Subject Files,
        • ABF/ABA Relationship,
          • Box-folder 227/14-20
            Correspondence, 1970-1971
          • Box-folder 227/21
            Memoranda and Reports, 1970
      • Box-folder 227/22
        Annual Meetings, 1970
      • Box-folder 227/23-24
        Bar Center Building, 1971
      • Box-folder 227/25
        Budget and Fiscal, 1970-1971
      • Box-folder 228/1-2
        Committee On Extramural Research, 1970-1971
      • Box-folder 228/3-8
        Executive Director Selection, 1968-1972
    • Box-folder 228/10-11
      Box-folder 229/1-3
      Board Meetings: Agenda and Exhibits, 1969-1971
    • Box-folder 229/4
      Printed Materials, 1962-1971 & n.d.
  • 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-folder 229/5-13
      Box-folder 230/1-13
      5.3.1: Correspondence, 1961-1966
    • 5.3.2: Board of Regents,
      • 5.3.2.1: Correspondence,
        • Box-folder 230/14-28
          General, 1967-1969
        • Box-folder 230/29
          Election of Members, 1968-1970
        • Box-folder 231/1-2
          Emeritus Fellowship, 1965-1968
      • Box-folder 231/3
        5.3.2.2: Notes, Reports and Minutes, 1968-1969
    • 5.3.3: Committees, 1967-1969
      • Box-folder 231/4-8
        5.3.3.1: Ball v. ATLA, 1970-1971
      • Box-folder 231/9-16
        5.3.3.2: Civil Trial Practice Manual, 1965-1970
      • Box-folder 231/17
        5.3.3.3: Liaison with British Bar, 1971
      • Box-folder 231/18-19
        5.3.3.4: Nominating Procedures, 1970
      • Box-folder 231/20-23
        5.3.3.5: Proposed Federal Rules of Evidence, 1969-1970
      • Box-folder 231/24
        5.3.3.6: Specialization, 1969
      • 5.3.3.7: State Committees, 1968-1971
        • Box-folder 231/25-28
          Correspondence, 1968-1970
        • Box-folder 231/29
          Assignments, 1969-1970
        • Box-folder 231/30
          North Carolina Nominees, 1970-1971
        • Box-folder 231/31-33
          Virginia Nominees, 1969-1971
    • Box-folder 232/1-22
      Box-folder 233/1-4
      5.3.4: Meetings, 1967-1970
    • 5.3.5: Subject Files,
      • Box-folder 233/5-7
        5.3.5.1: Grant Cooper, 1969-1970
      • 5.3.5.2: Disruption of Trials,
        • Box-folder 233/8-12
          Correspondence, 1970
        • Box-folder 233/13
          Statements, Reports and Clippings, 1970
      • Box-folder 233/14
        5.3.5.3: Lists, 1966-1971
      • Box-folder 233/15-16
        5.3.5.4: Minutes, 1969-1971
      • Box-folder 233/17-18
        5.3.5.5: Panel on Human Transplants, 1968-1969
      • Box-folder 233/19
        5.3.5.6: Presidents Manual, c. 1970
    • Box-folder 233/20
      5.3.6: Printed Materials, 1967-1971
  • 5.4: American Judicature Society 1958-1963
    • Box-folder 233/21-26
      5.4.1: Correspondence, 1958-1963
    • 5.4.2: Membership Campaign,
      • Box-folder 233/27-28
        5.4.2.1: Correspondence, 1959
      • Box-folder 234/1
        5.4.2.2: Member Lists and Letter Drafts, 1958-1959
    • Box-folder 234/2
      5.4.3: Minutes, Charters and By-laws, 1959-1962
    • Box-folder 234/3
      5.4.4: Memoranda, Reports and Press Releases, 1958-1961
    • Box-folder 234/4
      5.4.4: Printed Materials, 1959-1961
  • 5.5: American Law Institute 1947-1967
    • Box-folder 234/5-8
      5.5.1: General Correspondence, 1947-1967
    • Box-folder 234/9
      5.5.2: Printed Materials, 1947-1956
  • 5.6: Association of Life Insurance Counsel 1957-1963
    Box-folder: 234/10
  • 5.7: National Center for State Courts 1971

    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-folder 234/11-13
      5.7.1: Correspondence, 1971
    • Box-folder 234/14
      5.7.2: Memoranda, 1971
    • Box-folder 234/15
      5.7.3: Printed Materials, 1971
  • 5.8: Richmond Bar Association 1946-1966

    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-folder 234/16-25
        5.8.1.1: General, 1947-1956
      • Box-folder 234/26
        5.8.1.2: re Walter E. Hoffman Judicial Appointment, 1954
    • Box-folder 234/27
      5.8.2: Statements, Reports and Resolutions, 1947-1968
    • Box-folder 234/28
      5.8.3: Charter, By-Laws and Related Materials, 1938, 1958 & n.d.
    • Box-folder 234/29
      5.8.4: Printed Materials and Miscellaneous Documents, 1947-1948 & n.d.
  • 5.9: Virginia State Bar Association 1948-1970

    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-folder 235/1-16
        5.9.1.1: General, 1946-1970
      • Box-folder 235/17-26
        5.9.1.2: Advent of Common Law - Jamestown, 1958-1960
    • 5.9.2: Committees,
      • 5.9.2.1: Continuing Legal Education,
        • Box-folder 235/27-28
          Box-folder 236/1-7
          Correspondence, 1959-1962
        • Box-folder 236/8
          Minutes, 1959-1961
        • Box-folder 236/9
          Proposals, Memoranda and Notes, 1959-1960 & n.d.
      • 5.9.2.2: Executive,
        • Box-folder 236/10-16
          Correspondence, 1956-1960
        • Box-folder 236/17-19
          Minutes, 1956-1960
      • Box-folder 236/20-21
        5.9.2.3: Junior Bar, 1946-1948
      • Box-folder 236/22-25
        5.9.2.4: Economics of Law Practice, 1960-1967
      • Box-folder 236/26-30
        5.9.2.5: Law Students, 1970
      • Box-folder 237/1
        5.9.2.6: Legal Aid and Reference, 1956
      • Box-folder 237/2
        5.9.2.7: Library, Legal Records and Legal Literature, 1949-1952
    • Box-folder 237/3
      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

    This series includes two folders 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-folder 237/4-5
      6.1.1: Correspondence, 1948-1952
    • Box-folder 237/6--17
      6.1.2: Case Files, 1951-1952
  • 6.2: Joint Civilian Defense Orientation Conference 1957-1958

    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-folder 237/18
      6.2.1: Correspondence, 1957-1958
    • 6.2.2: Printed Materials,
      • Box-folder 237/19
        6.2.2.1: Schedules and Instructions, 1957
      • Box-folder 237/20
        6.2.2.2: Background Materials, 1957
      • Box-folder 237/21
        6.2.2.3: Clippings, 1957
      • Box-folder 237/22
        6.2.2.4: Memorabilia, 1957
  • 6.3: Attorney General's Conference on Court Congestion and Delay In Litigation 1958-1960

    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-folder 237/23
      6.3.1: Correspondence, 1959-1960
    • Box-folder 237/24
      6.3.2: Printed Materials, 1959
  • 6.4: President's Commission On Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice 1965-1967

    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-folder 238/1
      6.4.1: Record Volume, 1965-1967

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

    • Box-folder 238/2-15
      Box-folder 239/1-9
      6.4.2: Correspondence, 1965-1968
    • Box-folder 239/10-14
      6.4.3: Memoranda, 1965-1966
    • Box-folder 239/15
      6.4.4: Notes, 1965-1966
    • Box-folder 239/16
      Box-folder 240/1-5
      6.4.5: Notebook re Memorandum On Wiretapping, 1966
    • 6.4.6: Report, 1966-1967
      • Box-folder 240/6-10
        6.4.6.2: Draft Chapters, 1966
      • Box-folder 240/11
        6.4.6.3: Drafts of Supplemental Statement, 1967
      • Box-folder 240/12
        6.4.6.4: Report - Printed Version, 1967
    • Box-folder 241/1
      6.4.7: Party for the Commissioners, 1966
    • Box-folder 241/2
      6.4.8: Press Releases, 1965-1967
    • Box-folder 241/3
      6.4.9: List of Commissioners and Staff; Miscellaneous Documents, 1965-1967
    • Box-folder 241/4
      6.4.10: Printed Materials, 1966-1967
    • Box-folder 241/5-8
      6.4.11: Clippings, 1963-1967
  • 6.5: Blue Ribbon Defense Panel 1969-1970

    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-folder 241/9-24
      Box-folder 242/1-13
      6.5.1: Correspondence, 1969-1972
    • 6.5.2: Memoranda,
      • Box-folder 242/14-17
        6.5.2.1: From Panel Chair, 1969-1970
      • Box-folder 242/18-20
        6.5.2.2: To Panel Chair, 1969-1970

        Some letters included in this file.

      • Box-folder 242/21
        6.5.2.3: From Staff Coordinator, 1969
    • Box-folder 242/22-24
      6.5.3: Notes, 1969-1970
    • 6.5.4: Subject Files,
      • Box-folder 243/1-2
        6.5.4.1: Conflict of Interest, 1969-1970
      • Box-folder 243/3-4
        6.5.4.2: Minutes, 1969
      • Box-folder 243/5
        6.5.4.3: "Political Warfare"Memorandum, 1970
      • Box-folder 243/6-7
        6.5.4.4: Travel Orders, 1969-1970
      • Box-folder 243/8-10
        6.5.4.5: Questionnaire, 1969
      • 6.5.4.6: Trips,
        • Box-folder 243/11
          European, 1969
        • Box-folder 243/12
          Asian, 1970
        • Box-folder 243/13-15
          Southeast Asian, 1970
        • Box-folder 243/16
          NORAD - Army Defense Command and Aerospace Defense, 1970
    • 6.5.5: Report
      • Box-folder 243/17-20
        Box-folder 244/1
        6.5.5.2: Chapter Drafts, April 1970-June 1970
      • Box-folder 244/2
        6.5.5.2: Printed Version, July 1, 1970
      • 6.5.5.3: Supplemental Statement,
        • Box-folder 244/3
          Notes and Rough Draft, May 1, 1970
        • Box-folder 244/4
          Draft, September 15, 1970
        • Box-folder 244/5
          Proofs, September 1970
        • Box-folder 244/6
          Government Printing Office Version, September 30, 1970
        • Box-folder 244/7
          Privately Printed Version, September 15, 1970
        • Box-folder 244/8
          Congressional RecordVersion, April 19, 1971
    • 6.5.6: Printed Materials,
      • Box-folder 245/1
        Background, 1949,1966 & 1969
      • Box-folder 245/2
        re Report, 1970-1971
    • Box-folder 245/3-5
      6.5.7: Clippings, 1969-1971
  • 6.6: Advisory Commission of the Federal Judiciary Center 1971
    Box-folder: 245/6

    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

    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-folder 245/7-13
      7.1.1: Correspondence, 1946-1960
    • Box-folder 245/14
      7.1.2: By-Laws, Minutes and Miscellaneous Documents, 1946-1950
    • Box-folder 245/15-18
      7.1.3: Publications, 1946-1955
    • 7.1.4: President,
      • Box-folder 245/19-32
        Box-folder 246/1
        7.1.4.1: Correspondence, 1949-1952
      • Box-folder 246/2-3
        7.1.4.2: Appointment of Committees, 1950
      • Box-folder 246/4
        7.1.4.3: Tax Relief in Virginia, 1950
      • Box-folder 246/5
        7.1.4.4: Expressway Referendum, 1950
      • Box-folder 246/6
        7.1.4.5: Speeches, Statements and Reports, 1950-1951
  • 7.2: Richmond Charter Commission 1947-1957

    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-folder 246/7
      7.3.1: Correspondence, 1947-1957
    • Box-folder 246/8-9
      7.3.2: Speeches and Statements, 1946-1948 & n.d.
    • Box-folder 246/10
      7.3.3: Lists, 1948
    • Box-folder 246/11-17
      7.3.4: Clippings, 1946-1948
    • Box-folder 246/18
      7.3.4: Printed Materials, 1946-1948
  • 7.3: American Cancer Society -- Richmond Chapter 1949-1950
    Box-folder: 246/19

    This one folder consists of correspondence and reports.

  • 7.4: Richmond School Board 1950-1962

    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-folder 247/1
      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-folder 247/2-17
        Box-folder 248/1-29
        7.4.2.1: General, 1950-1961
      • Box-folder 248/30-31
        Box-folder 249/1-7
        7.4.2.2: Course On International Communism, 1958-1961
      • Box-folder 249/8-12
        7.4.2.3: Report 0n Trip to Russia, 1958-1959
    • 7.4.3: Speeches, 1953-1962
      • Box-folder 249/13
        7.4.3.1: Remarks at School Convention, September 1, 1953
      • Box-folder 249/14
        7.4.3.2: Remarks before Richmond First Club, December 10, 1953
      • Box-folder 249/15
        7.4.3.3: Quality In Education, February 15, 1958
      • Box-folder 249/16
        7.4.3.1: Speech to Richmond Public School Teachers, February 19, 1958
      • Box-folder 249/17
        7.4.3.4: Report on Trip to Soviet Union(to Richmond School Board), August 1958
      • Box-folder 249/18
        7.4.3.5: Excerpts from Talk to Alexandria Education Association, February 12, 1959
      • Box-folder 249/19
        7.4.3.6: Convocation of Teachers, September 2, 1959
      • Box-folder 249/20
        7.4.3.7: Recent Developments In the Richmond Public Schools, November 18, 1959
      • Box-folder 249/21
        7.4.3.8: Notes on European System of Education, November 18, 1959
      • Box-folder 249/22
        7.4.3.9: Soviet Reorganization of Public Schools, November 18, 1959
      • Box-folder 249/23
        7.4.3.10: Notes on Religion in Richmond Public Schools, November 18, 1959
      • Box-folder 249/24
        7.4.3.11: The Pornographic Problem In PerspectiveNotes for Panel Discussion Sponsored by Junior League, February 2, 1960
      • Box-folder 249/25-26
        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-folder 249/27
        7.4.3.13: Comment On Admiral Rickover's Statement ... On Public Education, August 28, 1960
      • Box-folder 249/28-29
        7.4.3.14: The Challenge of School Board Membership, October 7, 1960
      • Box-folder 249/30
        7.4.3.15: Notes for Speech, Convocation of Richmond School Teachers, October 6, 1960
      • Box-folder 249/31
        7.4.3.16: Notes re Education in Communism, c. 1960
      • Box-folder 249/32
        7.4.3.17: "The Need for Instruction On International Communism", January 26, 1961

        ABA Committee Conference with Educators, Washington, DC

      • Box-folder 249/33
        7.4.3.18: Excerpts from Talk Before Southeastern Association of School and Business Officials, April 19, 1961
      • Box-folder 249/34
        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-folder 249/35
          "Power of the City Council with Respect to School Funds", June 1951
        • Box-folder 249/36
          Statement by Lewis Powell, October 27, 1952
        • Box-folder 249/37
          Statement Given to News Leaderre BrownDecision, May 18, 1954
        • Box-folder 249/38
          Statement to Council re Teachers' Salary, December 27, 1954
        • Box-folder 249/39
          Check-list to Determine Extent of Progress Actually Being Made in Up-Grading Education in Richmond, July 1958
        • Box-folder 249/40
          Proposed Statement of Policy by State Board of Education with Respect to High School Curriculum, October 31, 1958
        • Box-folder 249/41
          "Supporting Construction of New High School", May 6, 1959
        • Box-folder 249/42
          Statement to Virginia Commission on Public Education, July 14, 1959
        • Box-folder 250/1
          Responsibilities and Powers re Conversion of School Property from White to Negro Use, July 27, 1959
        • Box-folder 250/2
          Responsibilities of the Richmond School Board, November 4, 1959
        • Box-folder 250/3
          Outline of Comments to The General Assembly's Commission on Public Education, November 18, 1959

          Comments by Henry I. Willett.

        • Box-folder 250/4
          Statement before Senate Finance Committee, February 5, 1960
        • Box-folder 250/5
          Chandler School Problem, April 22, 1960
        • Box-folder 250/6
          Supplemental Statement to Virginia Commission On Public Education, December 13, 1960
      • Box-folder 250/7-8
        7.4.4.2: re Teaching Communism 1960-1961
    • 7.4.5: Subject Files
      • Box-folder 250/9
        7.4.5.1: Audit Reports, 1950-1953
      • Box-folder 250/10
        7.4.5.2: Budget, 1958-1960
      • Box-folder 250/11-12
        7.4.5.3: Course On Communism, 1960-1961

        Includes memoranda and course outlines.

      • 7.4.5.4: Desegregation,
        • Box-folder 250/13
          General, 1955-1959
        • Box-folder 250/14
          Chandler School, 1960
        • Box-folder 250/15
          Lawsuits, 1957-1958
      • Box-folder 250/16
        7.4.5.5: Mayor's Resolution re School Building Use, 1959
      • Box-folder 250/17
        7.4.5.6: Minutes, 1951
      • Box-folder 250/18-21
        Box-folder 251/1
        7.4.5.7: Policies, 1940, 1952-1960 & n.d.
      • Box-folder 251/2
        7.4.5.8: Pornography, 1960
      • Box-folder 251/3-7
        7.4.5.9: Reports, 1951-1960 & n.d.

        Includes 1959 Spong Report

      • Box-folder 251/8
        7.4.5.10: School Construction, 1951, 1953
      • Box-folder 251/9
        7.4.5.11: Teachers' Salaries, 1954-1959
    • 7.4.6: Printed Materials,
      • Box-folder 251/10
        7.4.6.1: Publications by Richmond Public Schools, 1950-1959
      • Box-folder 251/11
        7.4.6.2: State of Virginia Publications, 1958, 1960
      • Box-folder 251/12
        7.4.6.3: re Soviet Education, 1957-1958
      • Box-folder 251/13
        7.4.6.4: Miscellaneous, 1958-1960
    • 7.4.7: Clippings
      • Box-folder 252/1
        7.4.7.1: General 1952-1961
      • Box-folder 252/2
        7.4.7.2: Integration 1958-1960
      • Box-folder 252/3-5
        7.4.7.3: Russian v. American Education, 1953-1961
  • 7.5: State Library Board (Virginia) 1954-1964
    Box-folder: 252/6-11

    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

    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.

    • Box-folder 252/12-20
      7.6.1: Correspondence, 1958-1964, 1978, 1980
    • Box-folder 252/21
      7.6.2: Memoranda, 1958-1961, 1980
    • Box-folder 252/22
      7.6.3: Printed Materials, 1950-1959
  • 7.7: Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges 1959-1961
    Box-folder: 252/23

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

  • 7.8: Virginia State Board of Education 1961-1969

    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.

    • Box-folder 252/24-32
      Box-folder 253/1-35
      Box-folder 254/1
      7.8.1: Correspondence, 1961-1969
    • 7.8.2: Speeches,
      • Box-folder 254/2
        7.8.2.1: Educational Research, November 1, 1962
      • Box-folder 254/3
        7.8.2.2: The Challenge to the Private Preparatory School, January 31, 1967
      • Box-folder 254/4
        7.8.2.3: Reflections on the State of Public Education, February 4, 1969
    • 7.8.3: Subject Files,
      • Box-folder 254/5
        7.8.3.1: Agenda, 1964, 1968
      • Box-folder 254/6-9
        7.8.3.2: Citizen Education Project, 1968-1969

        Includes correspondence, subject files and printed materials.

      • Box-folder 254/10
        7.8.3.3: Committee On Raising the Level of Public Education in Virginia, 1966
      • Box-folder 254/11-12
        7.8.3.4: Committees, 1961-1962
      • Box-folder 254/12
        7.8.3.5: Educational Research, 1962-1963
      • Box-folder 254/13
        7.8.3.6: Educational Television, 1965-1966
      • Box-folder 254/14-25
        7.8.3.7: Minutes, 1960-1968
      • Box-folder 254/26
        7.8.3.9: Policies, 1960-1962
      • Box-folder 254/27
        7.8.3.8: Prince Edward County School Board Suit, 1961-1964
      • 7.8.3.10: Reports
        • Box-folder 254/28-31
          Box-folder 255/1
          General, 1960-1967
        • Box-folder 255/2
          re Legislation Affecting Education, 1959-1968
      • Box-folder 255/3
        7.8.3.11: Summer Institutes, 1960-1962
    • Box-folder 255/4
      7.8.4: Printed Materials, 1960-1970
    • Box-folder 255/5-7
      7.8.5: Clippings, 1961-1965
  • 7.9: Virginia Magna Carta Commission 1964-1965
    Box-folder: 255/8-16

    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

    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-folder 255/17-22
        Box-folder 256/1-10
        7.10.1.1: General 1968-1971
      • Box-folder 256/11-19
        7.10.1.2: Public Comment, 1968
    • Box-folder 257/1
      7.10.2: Memoranda From Executive Director, 1968
    • Box-folder 257/2
      7.10.3: Notes, 1968 & n.d.
    • Box-folder 257/3
      7.10.4: Resolution Creating Commission, 1968
    • Box-folder 257/4
      7.10.5: Minutes, 1968
    • 7.10.6: Subcommittees
      • Box-folder 257/5
        7.10.6.1: Report, Subcommittee Tentative Questions, May 1968
      • Box-folder 257/6
        7.10.6.2: Bill of Rights, July 1968
      • Box-folder 257/7-9
        Box-folder 258/1
        7.10.6.3: Executive and State Administration, 1968
      • Box-folder 258/2-4
        7.10.6.4: Legislative and Judicial, July 1968
      • Box-folder 258/5-7
        7.10.6.4: Local Government, July 1 1968
      • 7.10.6.6: Taxation, July 1968
        • Box-folder 258/8
          Correspondence, 1968
        • Box-folder 258/9
          Notes, 1968
        • Memoranda,
          • Box-folder 258/10-17
            General, 1967-1968
          • Box-folder 259/1
            Research Memoranda On State Debt, July 17, 1968
        • Box-folder 259/2-5
          Working Papers, 1968
        • Box-folder 259/6
          "Preliminary Draft #1", October 3, 1968
        • Box-folder 259/7
          Commentaries, 1968
        • Box-folder 259/8-9
          Texts of Proposed Revisions, 1968
        • Box-folder 259/10
          Senate and House Resolutions, 1968
    • Box-folder 259/11
      Box-folder 260/1-3
      7.10.7: "Preliminary Draft Constitution", c. December 1968

      In four volumes.

    • Box-folder 260/4
      7.10.8: "Text of Proposed Revised Constitution", c. December 1968

      In four volumes.

    • Box-folder 260/5
      7.10.9: Printed Materials, 1969

      In four volumes.

    • Box-folder 260/6
      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-folder: 261/1-12
    • 8.1.2: Retreat For the Sick,
      • Box-folder 261/13-20
        8.1.2.1: Correspondence, 1941-1957 & 1965
      • Box-folder 261/21
        8.1.2.2: Legal Papers, 1949-1957
      • Box-folder 261/22
        8.1.2.3: Financial Statements, 1941-1950
      • Box-folder 261/23
        8.1.2.4: Fund Raising, n.d.
      • Box-folder 261/24
        8.1.2.5: Minutes and By-Laws, 1939-1955
    • 8.1.3: Richmond Memorial Hospital,
      • Box-folder 261/25-33
        Box-folder 262/1-16
        8.1.3.1: Correspondence, 1946-1966
      • 8.1.3.2: Subject Files,
        • Box-folder 262/17
          Applications to the State, 1947-1951
        • Box-folder 262/18
          By-Laws for Medical Staff, 1956-1960
        • Box-folder 262/19
          Certificate of Incorporation, 1947
        • Box-folder 262/20-22
          Box-folder 263/1
          Charter and By-Laws, 1947-1962
        • Box-folder 263/2
          Contracts, 1950-1957
        • Box-folder 263/3
          Forms, 1957-1962
        • Box-folder 263/4
          Legal Memoranda, 1949-1956
        • Box-folder 263/5
          Minutes, 1946-1961
        • Box-folder 263/6
          Resolutions, 1948-1958
      • Case Files
        • Union Theological Seminary Lease
          • Box-folder 263/7
            Correspondence, 1951-1952
          • Box-folder 263/8
            Lease Agreement and Notes, 1951-1952
        • " Laburnum"Gift
          • Box-folder 263/9
            Correspondence, 1950
          • Box-folder 263/10
            Plat Map and Deed of Gift, 1950-1951
        • City Property Taxes
          • Box-folder 263/26
            Correspondence, 1952-1963
          • Box-folder 263/27
            Box-folder 264/1-4
            Memoranda of Law, 1954-1959
          • Box-folder 264/5
            Appeal and Motion to Dismiss Appeal, 1959-1960
          • Box-folder 264/6-16
            Pleading, 1957-1960
          • Box-folder 264/17-22
            Box-folder 265/1-7
            Briefs, 1958-1960
          • Box-folder 265/8
            Notes and Draft Documents, c. 1958-1960
          • Box-folder 265/9
            Witnesses and Exhibits, 1949, 1956-1958
          • "Mr. Bartley's Research Materials",
            • Box-folder 265/10
              Information from Other Hospitals, 1956-1959
            • Box-folder 265/11
              Statistical Data, 1957-1958
            • Box-folder 265/12
              Virginia Council on Uniform Hospital Accounting, 1957-1958
            • Box-folder 265/13
              Free Service Accounts, 1957-1958
            • Box-folder 265/14
              Contracts, 1956-1959
            • Box-folder 265/15
              Rates, 1959
          • Box-folder 266/1
            Printed Materials and Clippings, 1949, 1958
        • Adams v. White
          • Box-folder 266/2-4
            Correspondence, 1961-1962
          • Box-folder 266/5
            Notes, n.d.
          • Box-folder 266/6
            Statements and Exhibits, 1961
          • Box-folder 266/7
            Jury Instructions, n.d.
          • Box-folder 266/8
            Motions and Release, 1961-1962
        • Sheltering Arms Affiliation,
          • Box-folder 266/9
            Correspondence, 1961-1965
          • Box-folder 266/10
            Notes, 1961-1962
          • Box-folder 266/11
            Memoranda, 1962
          • Box-folder 266/12
            Proposed Plan of Affiliation, 1961
          • Box-folder 266/13
            Working Papers, 1962
          • Box-folder 266/14
            Policies and Procedures, 1962
          • Box-folder 266/15
            Drafts of Lease Agreement, 1961-1962
          • Box-folder 266/16
            Lease Agreement, June 1962
    • 8.1.4: Gunston Hall
      • Box-folder 266/17-21
        Box-folder 267/1-3
        8.1.4.1: Correspondence, 1951-1965
      • Box-folder 267/4
        8.1.4.2: By-Laws, 1951-1952
      • Box-folder 267/5
        8.1.4.3: Legal Documents, 1932-1961
      • Box-folder 267/6
        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-folder 267/7-34
        Box-folder 268/1-4
        8.1.5.1: Correspondence, 1939-1967
      • 8.1.5.2: Subject Files,
        • Box-folder 268/5
          Charter and By-Laws, 1894, 1946-1963
        • Box-folder 268/6
          Dewey v. Dewey, 1960
        • Box-folder 268/7
          Exemption for Estate and Gift Taxes, 1948
        • Box-folder 268/8
          Financial Statements, 1943-1949, 1960-1963
        • Box-folder 268/9
          Forms and Policies, 1931, 1958-1963
        • Box-folder 268/10
          Leases and Contracts, 1939-1940
        • Box-folder 268/11
          Minutes and Reports, 1949, 1957
        • Box-folder 268/12
          Legal Documents - Miscellaneous, 1946-1959
        • Box-folder 268/13
          Notes, 1946-1961 & n.d.
        • Box-folder 268/14
          Pleadings, 1948-1958
        • Box-folder 268/15
          Real Estate, 1946
        • Box-folder 268/16
          Resolutions, 1946-1963
      • 8.1.5.3: Estates,
        • Bilek, Bertha,
          • Box-folder 268/17
            Correspondence, 1961-1962
          • Box-folder 268/18
            Court Papers, 1961-1964
        • Box-folder 269/1
          Ferguson, Florence J., 1959-1960
        • Johnson, Lottie M.,
          • Box-folder 269/2
            Correspondence, 1960-1964
          • Box-folder 269/3
            Court Papers, 1958-1961
        • Box-folder 269/4
          Lumsden, George P., 1960
        • Box-folder 269/5
          Harris, Laura J., 1960-1961
        • Box-folder 269/6
          Hayes, John G., 1946
        • Matthews, Charles E.,
          • Box-folder 269/7
            Correspondence, 1958-1961
          • Box-folder 269/8
            Court Papers, 1959-1960
        • Perkinson, Emma E.
          • Box-folder 269/9
            Correspondence, 1946
          • Box-folder 269/10
            Court Papers, 1946
        • Box-folder 269/11
          Pollard, Fannie R., 1949
        • Simmons, Lucius C.
          • Box-folder 269/12
            Correspondence, 1947-1948
          • Box-folder 269/13
            Papers, 1947-1948
        • Swann, George, Jr.
          • Box-folder 269/14
            Correspondence, 1949-1952
          • Box-folder 269/15
            Court Papers, 1941-1952
        • Box-folder 269/16
          Turpin, Allen, 1955-1960
        • Young, John F. and Marian C.
          • Box-folder 269/17
            Correspondence, 1960
          • Box-folder 269/18
            Court Papers, 195-1960
      • Box-folder 269/19
        8.1.5.4: Printed Materials, 1948-c.1964
    • 8.1.6: Richmond Area Community Chest/Fund
      • Box-folder 269/20
        8.1.6.1: Correspondence, 1952-1957
      • Box-folder 269/21
        8.1.6.2: Minutes and Notices, 1952
      • Box-folder 269/22
        8.1.6.3: By-Laws, 1929, 1952-1953
      • Box-folder 269/23
        8.1.6.4: Certificate of Incorporation, 1952-1957
      • Box-folder 269/24
        8.1.6.5: Zincke Suit, 1956
    • 8.1.7: Society of Colonial Wars,
      • Box-folder 270/1-4
        8.1.7.1: Correspondence, 1958-1964
      • Box-folder 270/5
        8.1.7.2: Miscellaneous Papers, 1958-1959
    • Box-folder 270/6
      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-folder 270/7-34
          Box-folder 271/1-29
          Box-folder 272/1-23
          Box-folder 273/8
          General, 1934, 1941-1996
        • Box-folder 273/9
          Alumni Association of Richmond, 1937-1941
        • Box-folder 273/10
          Estate Planning Council, 1971
        • Box-folder 273/11
          Henry Groop Fund, 1940-1941
        • Box-folder 273/12
          Law Library Committee, 1958
        • Box-folder 273/13
          Presidential Selection Committee, 1967
        • Box-folder 273/14-15
          Rector Nominating Committee, 1973-1974
      • 8.2.1.2: Notes,
        • Box-folder 273/16
          "Notes For Speech to Lynchburg Alumni", March 2, 1966
        • Box-folder 273/17
      • Box-folder 273/18
        8.2.1.3: Charter and By-Laws, c. 1920-1965
      • Box-folder 273/19
        8.2.1.4: Minutes, c. 1961-1967
      • Box-folder 273/20
        8.2.1.5: Lists of Board Members, 1961-1986 & n.d.
      • Box-folder 273/21
        8.2.1.5: Printed Materials, 1929-1963
    • 8.2.2: Washington School of Public Law,
      • Box-folder 274/1
        8.2.2.1: Correspondence, 1947-1949
      • Box-folder 274/2
        8.2.2.2: Reports, 1947-1948
    • Box-folder 274/3-13
      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-folder 274/15-28
        8.2.4.1: General Correspondence 1956-1968
      • Box-folder 274/29
        8.2.4.2: Selection of President, 1960
      • Box-folder 274/30
        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-folder 275/1-3
        8.3.1.1: Correspondence, 1946-1964
      • Box-folder 275/4
        8.3.1.2: Minutes, 1960
      • Box-folder 275/5
        8.3.1.3: By-Laws and Charter, 1924-c. 1956
      • Box-folder 275/6
        8.3.1.4: Financial Report, 1946
      • Box-folder 275/7
        8.3.1.5: Holzhauer v. Hollywood, 1950-1952
      • Box-folder 275/8
        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-folder 275/9-36
        Box-folder 276/1-5
        8.3.2.1: Correspondence, 1946-1952
      • Box-folder 276/6
        8.3.2.2: Christmas Lists, 1946-1951
      • Box-folder 276/7
        8.3.2.3: Memoranda, 1946-1949
      • Box-folder 276/8
        8.3.2.4: Notes, 1952 & n.d.
      • Box-folder 276/9
        8.3.2.5: By-Laws and Organizational Charts, 1946-1952
      • Box-folder 276/10-14
        Box-folder 277/1-2
        8.3.2.6: Minutes, 1946-1952
      • Box-folder 277/3
        8.3.2.7: Securities and Exchange Commission Form S-1, 1945
    • Box-folder 277/4
      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-folder 277/5
        8.3.4.1: Correspondence, 1949
      • Box-folder 277/6
        8.3.4.2: Minutes, 1954-1961
    • 8.3.5: Commonwealth Gas Corporation
      • Box-folder 277/7-8
        8.3.5.1: Correspondence, 1952-1962
      • Box-folder 277/9
        8.3.5.2: Memoranda, 1952-1954
      • Box-folder 277/10-14
        8.3.5.3: Minutes, 1952-1962
      • Box-folder 277/15
        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