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Collection Summary

Historical Background

Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library

Guide to the John P. Frank Papers on Supreme Court Nominations, 1823-1955



Collection Summary

Creator: Frank, John P. (John Paul), 1917-2002
Title: John P. Frank Papers on Supreme Court Nominations
Dates: 1823-1955
Abstract: This collection consists of research materials on U.S. Supreme Court nominations during the 19th and 20th centuries, collected by John P. Frank.
Identification: 00034
Size: 1.25 linear ft. (3 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin,
727 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705-3224, (512) 471-7263

Historical Background

John P. Frank, a noted attorney and constitutional scholar, was born in 1917. He received his LL.B. at the University of Wisconsin, and his J.S.D. from Yale University. He was law clerk to Justice Hugo L. Black at the October, 1942 term, among other prominent positions. He taught law from 1946 to 1954 at Indiana and Yale Universities. He authored 12 books on the Supreme Court, the Constitution and constitutional law. A senior partner with the Phoenix firm of Lewis and Roca, which he joined in 1954, Frank was lead counsel on the ground-breaking Miranda v. Arizona case, and served as counsel to Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings. While serving on the Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure, Frank led a group that worked on drafting revisions to Rule 11 attorney sanctions. Frank also served from 1960 to 1970 on the Advisory Committee of Civil Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

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Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of research into U.S. Supreme Court nominations of the 19th and 20th centuries, and includes 8 inches of printed materials and 7 microfilm reels (35mm), 1823-1939 (bulk 1860-1939), collected by Frank, for a research project concerning Supreme Court nominations. The original materials were transcribed, summarized or microfilmed from the following records in the National Archives: Department of Justice-Appointments Clerk: U.S. Supreme Court Justices files; Department of Justice-Supreme Court Personnel Papers; and the United States Senate-Judiciary Committee: Nomination and Confirmation of Supreme Court Justices files. Files include nominated and rejected individuals as well as nominated and confirmed individuals.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The materials are generally arranged in chronological order, with microfilmed materials at the end.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Advance notice is required to access microfilmed materials. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Use Restrictions

The collection and any reproductions of the collection are made available for the purposes of private study, scholarship, and research only.

Tarlton Law Library does not hold the copyright to the materials, unless it has been transferred to the library by the creator. It is the researcher's responsibility to determine the copyright status and to obtain permission from the copyright holder before publishing any materials from the collection.

Some collections may contain sensitive or confidential information protected under federal and state privacy laws. The researchers are encouraged to report any such information to staff.

The University of Texas at Austin is not responsible for violations of intellectual property rights and any other laws or for liability to any person for defamation or invasion of privacy that result from unauthorized use of the collection by the researcher.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Supreme Court.
Subjects
Supreme Court justices--United States.

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Related Materials

See also John P. Frank Papers on Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John P. Frank Papers on Supreme Court Nominations, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by John P. Frank, 1998.

Processing Information

Processing information not available.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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G133 1 James Kent, 1823
2 Thomas Ruffin, 1852
3 John A. Campbell, George Eustis, Miles Taylor, Solomon W. Downs, 1853 and undated
4 Nathan Clifford, Charles B. Goodrich, J. J. Gilchrist, Pliny Merrick, 1857 and undated
5 George H. Lee, William L. Harris, 1860 and undated
6 J. J. Crittenden, James Speed, N. H. Swayne, Truman Smith, George Robertson, Isaac Hazelhurst, William F. Otto, Thomas Williams, 1861
7 James L. Pettigru, James A. Broadhead, Thomas Drummond, 1862 and undated
8 Joseph Holt, 1863
9 Lorenzo Sherwood, James Speed, William L. Sharkey, Horace Maynard, Return J. Meigs, David C. Humphreys, C. F. Trigg, George W. Paschal, (and 16 others), 1865
10 William C. Goodloe, R. M. Pearson, Samuel I. Gholson, W. S. Sharkey, J. C. Moody, Thomas E. Bramlette, 1866
11 Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, Edwin M. Stanton, David K. Cartter, John Erskine, Henry Clay Caldwell, William Marvin, Edward H. Durrell, Joseph P. Bradley, William Strong, 1869-1870 and undated
12 Joseph Holt, W. W. Howe, Ebenezer R. Hoar, David K. Cartter, Henry Clay Caldwell, Edward Durrell, William Strong, 1869-1870
13 Speech delivered at Livermore, "KuKlux." Transcription of first paragraph of the speech only, no author listed. Also includes a page referring to a speech delivered at Elizabethtown in July 1875, published in Cornice Journal, but no other reference to that speech is included, 1871
14 Ward Hunt, W. A. Ryan, 1872
15 B. H. Bristow, Noah H. Swayne, Stanley Matthews, Samuel F. Miller, George H. Williams, 1873
16 George H. Williams, Caleb Cushing, 1874
17 John M. Harlan, Thomas B. Swann, William B. Woods, Samuel F. Rice, 1877
18 Stanley Matthews, Nathan Webb, 1881
19 Carleton Hunt, L. Q. C. Lamar, 1887-1889
20 Melville W. Fuller, 1887-1888
21 George W. McCrary, Henry B. Brown, Eli S. Hammond, Alfred Russell, John L. Webster, Thomas M. Cooley, David J. Brewer, William H. Taft, Thomas McDougall, Samuel Field Phillips, R. B. Hayes, (and 26 others), 1889-1890 and undated
22 John W. Noble, William A. Woods, John C. Spooner, J. Brown, Jonathan Dixon, Henry B. Brown, Simeon E. Baldwin, Grover Martin, 1890
23 Edward T. Green, Samuel H. Gray, John W. Griggs, George Tucker Bispham, Robert N. Wilson, James Telletebell, George Shiras Jr., Chief Justice Paxton, Samuel Dickson, George M. Dallas, David Watson, 1891
24 George Shiras, Edward M. Paxson, Henry W. Williams, John B. McPherson, Robert N. Willson, John W. Griggs, Abraham V. VanFleet (and 9 others), 1892 and undated
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G134 1 John C. Spooner, Howell E. Jackson (and 22 others), 1893 and undated
2 James A. Waymire, Roderick E. Rombauer, 1897 and undated
3 Marcus P. Knowlton, 1898
4 Horace H. Lurton, 1906
5 Horace H. Lurton, 1909 and undated
6 Joseph R. Lamar, Edward D. White, 1910
7 Maylon Pitney, 1912
8 Benjamin N. Cardozo, William B. Hornblower, John B. Winslow, Rousseau A. Burch, Francis B. Baker, Frederick Lehmann, (and others), 1914
9 John H. Clarke, Benjamin N. Cardozo, William Howard Taft, Louis D. Brandeis, 1916 and undated
10 California Syndicalism Act, 1919
11 Stanley Rypins, 1920
12 William Howard Taft, 1921 and undated
13 Edward T. Sanford, 1923
14 Harlan F. Stone, 1924
15 Harlan F. Stone; "Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate," 1925
16 Benjamin N. Cardozo; "Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate," 1932
17 Hugo L. Black; "Hearings on the nomination of Hugo L. Black to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States," 1937
18 Stanley F. Reed; "Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate," 1938
19 Felix Frankfurter; William O. Douglas; "Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate," 1939 and undated
20 Frank's notes and other transcripts regarding 19th and 20th century Supreme Court nominations, undated [1950s]
Manuscript and typescript facsimiles
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G135 1 1. Nominations of Pierce Butler, Louis Brandeis, Harlan Stone, Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, Stanley F. Reed and Felix Franfurter for Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, 1880s-1930s
Microfilm
2 2. Nominations of Judge Thompson, Melville Fuller, William B. Woods, Henry Caldwell, WIlliam Strong, Sam. W. WIlliams, Carleton Hunt, et. al. for Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court. Records of the Dept. of Justice, Appointment Clerk, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, 1880s-1930s
Microfilm
3 3. Nominations of Caleb Cushing, George H. Williams for Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court. Records of the U.S. Senate, Nomination and Confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justices, 1880s-1930s
Microfilm
4 4. Nominations of James Crittenden, James Speed, David C. Humphreys and Stanley Matthews for Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court. Records of the Department of Justice, U.S. Supreme Court Personnel, 1880s-1930s
Microfilm
5 5. Petition for Writ of Certiorari and Brief Thereof: The Board of Commissioners of Jersey City et. al. v. CIO, Oct. 1938, No. 651, 1938
Microfilm
6 6. Nominations of William H. Taft, Edward T. Sanford, Horace J. Lurton, Mahlon Pitney, Edward D. White, Joseph R, Lamar, John H. Clarke, and Benjamin Cardozo for Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, 1880s-1930s
Microfilm
7 7. Nominations of Hugo Black, Benjamin Cardozo for Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, 1880s-1930s
Microfilm

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