Gray Thoron Papers,1922-1987

Collection Number: 18-1-1695

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Gray Thoron papers, 1922-1987.
Collection Number:
18-1-1695
Creator:
Thorn, Gray.
Quantity:
18.3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, surveys, memoranda, applications, reports, announcements, financial records, and other materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Files of Gray Thoron include correspondence, surveys, memoranda, applications, reports, announcements, and other materials pertaining to Cornell Law School admissions, students, curricula, and examinations; personnel recruitment information and applications; budgets, endowments, fundraising, scholarships, and fellowships; alumni; the International Legal Studies Program; academic freedom and tenure; faculty members; policies; and other papers relating to Thoron's position as Law School dean.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Before teaching law at Cornell University, Gray Thoron engaged in private law practice and was Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States Department of Justice. He later joined the Cornell faculty, and from 1956 to 1963 was Dean of the Law School. His field of teaching and research includes criminal law, procedure (criminal and civil), professional ethics, and practice. He has participated in many national programs, in the activities of Bar Associations; in educational programs at Universities, including Texas, Michigan, and the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies. He served on the Overseers Committee to the Harvard Law School from 1960-1966. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on State Constitutional Revision and the Association of American Law Schools' Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Files of Gray Thoron include correspondence, surveys, memoranda, applications, reports, announcements, and other materials pertaining to Cornell Law School admissions, students, curricula, and examinations; personnel recruitment information and applications; budgets, endowments, fundraising, scholarships, and fellowships; alumni; the International Legal Studies Program; academic freedom and tenure; faculty members; policies; and other papers relating to Thoron's position as Law School dean.
Also, correspondence of previous deans, including Robert S. Stevens, William H. Farnham, George C. Bogert, and Charles K. Burdick. Also included are papers concerning Thoron's involvement with various organizations, conventions and committees, including the American Law Student Association, the American Bar Association (including admission to the bar and exam questions),
State Bar Associations, the New York State Constitutional Convention, the Association of American Law Schools, and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Thoron, Gray.
Bogert, George C.
Stevens, Robert S.
American Bar Association.
American Law Student Association.
Association of American Law Schools.
Cornell Law School--Admission.
Cornell Law School--Alumni.
Cornell Law School--Curricula.
Cornell Law School--Endowments.
Cornell Law School--Entrance requirements.
Cornell Law School--Examinations.
Cornell Law School--Faculty.
Cornell Law School--Finance.
Cornell Law School--Funds and scholarships.
Cornell Law School--Graduate students.
Cornell Law School--Students.
Cornell Law School.
Cornell Law School. International Legal Studies Program.

Subjects:
Academic freedom--United States.
Constitutional conventions--New York (State).
Law--Study and teaching--United States.
Law examinations--United States.
Law students--United States.
College teachers--United States.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Restricted to permission of the archivist.
Cite As:
Gray Thoron papers, #18-1-1695. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series I. Subject files
All the material in the collection may not be covered by this guide.
Box 1 Folder 1
CLS - Dean's Reports 1950-1956
1951-1956
Box 1 Folder 2
CLS - Dean's Reports 1945-1950
1946-1950
Box 1 Folder 3
CLS - Dean's Reports 1940-1945
1941-1945
Box 1 Folder 4
Gannet Project in Libel Law
1954
Box 1 Folder 5
CLS - Budget Matters 1934-1937
1935-1937
Box 1 Folder 6
CLS - Replacement - 1947-1955 - Unsuccessful Negotiations
1937-1953
Box 1 Folder 7
ALSA Student Bar Award Competition 1956 The Cornell Law Student Association
1956
Box 1 Folder 8
CLS - Replacements - 1946-1949 Active Correspondence
1946-1949
Box 1 Folder 9
CLS - Replacements - 1950-1952 Active Correspondence
1950-1952
Box 1 Folder 10
CLS - Replacements - 1946-1949 Misc. Correspondence
1946-1949
Box 1 Folder 11
CLS - Replacements - 1950-1952 Misc. Correspondence
1950-1952
Box 1 Folder 12
CLS - Replacements - 1947-1950 Int. & Comp. Law
1947-1952
Box 1 Folder 13
CLS - Replacement Possibilities (Monkmeyer, Herbert N.)
1947-1949
Box 1 Folder 14
CLS - Replacements - 1953-1955 Active Correspondence
1953-1954
Box 1 Folder 15
CLS - Replacements - 1953-1956 Misc. Correspondence
1953-1956
Box 1 Folder 16
Faculty Applications
1951-1956
Box 1 Folder 17
International Law Program 1951- Rothstein Prize
1951-1956
Box 1 Folder 18
III. Bar Review Survey Admission to the Bar
1953
Box 1 Folder 19
II. Bar Review Survey Admission to the Bar
1953
Box 1 Folder 20
I. Bar Review Survey Admission to the Bar
1953
Box 1 Folder 21
California Admission to the Bar
1933
Box 1 Folder 22
Connecticut Admission to the Bar
1950-1953
Box 1 Folder 23
Hawaii Admission to the Bar
1953
Box 1 Folder 24
Nevada Admission to the Bar
1941
Box 1 Folder 25
New Jersey Admission to the Bar
1952
Box 1 Folder 26
II. New York - Correspondence Admission to the Bar
1936-1956
Box 1 Folder 27
I. New York - Correspondence Admission to the Bar
1928-1941
Box 1 Folder 28
New York Joint Conference on Legal Education - Admission to the Bar
1957
Box 1 Folder 29
New York - Miscellaneous Admission to the Bar
1956
Box 1 Folder 30
New York - Results of Bar Examination Admission to the Bar
1938-1956
Box 1 Folder 31
North Carolina Admission to the Bar
1956
Box 1 Folder 32
Dean's Report to Alumni Affairs
1941, 1956
Box 1 Folder 33
American Association for the Comparative Study of Law
1951-1955
Box 1 Folder 34
American Bar Association Journal; American Bar Association
1956
Box 1 Folder 35
Junior Bar Conference; American Bar Association
1948-1950
Box 1 Folder 36
II. Legal Education & Admission to the Bar (Section of) American Bar Association
1954-1956
Box 1 Folder 37
I. Legal Education & Admission to the Bar (Section on) American Bar Association
1945-1953
Box 1 Folder 38
Miscellaneous; American Bar Association
1953
Box 1 Folder 39
American Bar Association Loan Program
1964-1969
Box 1 Folder 40
American Bar Foundation "Little Green Book"
1957-1963
Box 1 Folder 41
Review of Legal Education; American Bar Association
1951-1956
Box 1 Folder 42
II. Survey of Legal Profession; American Bar Association
1949-1954
Box 1 Folder 43
I. Survey of Legal Profession; American Bar Association
1948-1949
Box 1 Folder 44
Annual Meetings; Association of American Law Schools
1944-1948
Box 1 Folder 45
Articles of Association; Association of American Law Schools
1946-1947
Box 1 Folder 46
Correspondence, Miscellaneous; Association of American Law Schools
1943-1946
Box 1 Folder 47
Inspection by, 1957; Association of American Law Schools
1957
Box 1 Folder 48
Legal Education and the War, Committee on; Association of American Law Schools
1945
Box 1 Folder 49
Legal Literature, etc., in the Armed Forces Committee on; Association of American Law Schools
1943
Box 1 Folder 50
Miscellaneous; Association of American Law Schools
1946-1957
Box 1 Folder 51
Pre-Legal Education, Committee on; Association of American Law Schools
1945
Box 1 Folder 52
Racial Discrimination, Special Committee on; Association of American Law Schools
1955
Box 1 Folder 53
Registry of Research Projects; Association of American Law Schools
1955-1958
Box 1 Folder 54
Social Sciences, Committee on Readings in the; Association of American Law Schools
1947
Box 2 Folder 1
Teaching and Examination Methods, Committee on; Association of American Law Schools
1947
Box 2 Folder 2
Announcements, Law School
1957-1958
Box 2 Folder 3
Arts and Sciences, College of
1943-1957
Box 2 Folder 4
Board of Regents, New York
1956
Box 2 Folder 5
Business and Public Administration, School of
1954-1957
Box 2 Folder 6
Civil Defense, Myron Taylor Hall
1950-1955
Box 2 Folder 7
Civil Liberties Research Centers
1953
Box 2 Folder 8
Requests for Attorney
1952-1958
Box 2 Folder 9
Cooperative Law Course
1946-1947
Box 2 Folder 10
Business-Law Combined-Degree Programs
1957
Box 2 Folder 11
Engineering-Law Combined-Degree Programs
1950
Box 2 Folder 12
Cornell Daily Sun
1928-1043
Box 2 Folder 13
Cornell Law Association
1931-1947
Box 2 Folder 14
Review
1958-1961
Box 2 Folder 15
Miscellaneous Cornell Law Quarterly
1944-1961
Box 2 Folder 16
Building and Grounds Cornell University
1945-1957
Box 2 Folder 17
II. Deans of the Faculty, Cornell
1941-1946
Box 2 Folder 18
I. Dean of the Faculty, Cornell
1933-1941
Box 2 Folder 19
II. Development-Corporation Information - Cornell University
1957
Box 2 Folder 20
I. Development-Corporation Information - Cornell University
1956-1957
Box 2 Folder 21
Economic Status of the Faculty, Committee on; Cornell University
1949
Box 2 Folder 22
Emeritus Professors, Appointment of; Cornell University
1951
Box 2 Folder 23
Graduate School, Cornell University
1928-1954
Box 2 Folder 24
Interfaculty Relations, Committee on; Cornell University
1951-1952
Box 2 Folder 25
Military Service, Committee on; Cornell University
1952
Box 2 Folder 26
Provost, Committee on Appointment of; Cornell University
1951
Box 2 Folder 27
Public Information, Office of; Cornell University
1956-1957
Box 2 Folder 28
II. President, Cornell University
1942-1943
Box 2 Folder 29
I. President, Cornell University
1944-1950
Box 2 Folder 30
I. Registrar, Cornell University
1929-1952
Box 2 Folder 31
II. Registrar, Cornell University
1953-1955
Box 2 Folder 32
III. Registrar, Cornell University
1956-1958
Box 2 Folder 33
Safety Division, Cornell University
1950
Box 2 Folder 34
Secretary, Cornell University
1937-1950
Box 2 Folder 35
Size of the University, Committee on; Cornell University
1951
Box 2 Folder 36
Student Conduct Committee; Cornell University
1948-1955
Box 2 Folder 37
Treasurer, Cornell University
1931-1955
Box 2 Folder 38
I. President, Cornell University
1931-1941
Box 2 Folder 39
Degrees Awarded
1942-1950
Box 2 Folder 40
Graduate and Special Students
1952-1955
Box 2 Folder 41
"Higher Education and National Affairs"
1956
Box 2 Folder 42
Industrial and Labor Relations, School of
1951-1957
Box 2 Folder 43
Institutes and Conferences
1951-1957
Box 2 Folder 44
Inter-American Academy of Comparative and International Law
Undated
Box 2 Folder 45
Domicile of Students
1958
Box 2 Folder 46
Etching of Myron Taylor Hall
1952-1954
Box 2 Folder 47
Miscellaneous, Examinations
1947
Box 2 Folder 48
Practice Examination; Examinations
1954-1958
Box 2 Folder 49
Advisors; Faculty
1950
Box 2 Folder 50
Bulletin Board; Faculty
1956-1967
Box 2 Folder 51
Exchange Opportunities, Fellowships; Faculty
1956-1957
Box 2 Folder 52
Executive Committee; Faculty
1931-1958
Box 2 Folder 53
Grading; Faculty
1947-1954
Box 2 Folder 54
Miscellaneous; Faculty
1949-1957
Box 2 Folder 55
Fellowships
1957
Box 2 Folder 56
V. Stevens, Dean Robert S. Correspondence
1954-1956
Box 2 Folder 57
VI. Stevens, Dean Robert S. Correspondence
1951-1953
Box 2 Folder 58
III. Stevens, Dean Robert S. Correspondence
1948-1950
Box 3 Folder 1
II. Stevens, Dean Robert S. Correspondence
1940-1948
Box 3 Folder 2
I. Stevens, Robert S. Correspondence
1925-1939
Box 3 Folder 3
Farnham, Acting Dean William H. Correspondence
1928-1951
Box 3 Folder 4
Administration Committee Correspondence
1955
Box 3 Folder 5
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1955-1956
Box 3 Folder 6
Secretary Correspondence
1928-1958
Box 3 Folder 7
Curriculum Three-Year Course
1923-1924
Box 3 Folder 8
Curriculum Miscellaneous
1922-1946
Box 3 Folder 9
Bogert, Dean George C. Correspondence
1923-1925
Box 3 Folder 10
III. Burdick, Dean Charles K. Correspondence
1933-1942
Box 3 Folder 11
II. Burdick, Dean Charles K. Correspondence
1929-1933
Box 3 Folder 12
I. Burdick, Dean Charles K. Correspondence
1923-1928
Box 3 Folder 13
Employees; International Legal Studies Program
1947-1956
Box 3 Folder 14
Miscellaneous; International Legal Studies Program
1949-1951
Box 3 Folder 15
Prospectus, Ford Foundation; International Legal Studies Program
1956
Box 3 Folder 16
Students: International Legal Studies Program
1957
Box 3 Folder 17
Introduction of the Study of Law, Cases and Materials
1953-1956
Box 3 Folder 18
Ivy League Law Schools Conference
1941-1945
Box 3 Folder 19
Jennings Fund; Law Library
1951
Box 3 Folder 20
Miscellaneous; Law Library
1935-1950
Box 3 Folder 21
Reports; Law Library
1942-1945
Box 3 Folder 22
II. Legal Aid (see 3-50)
1948-1950
Box 3 Folder 23
Irvine Lectureship; Lectureships
1931-1956
Box 3 Folder 24
II. Memoranda to Students
1955-1957
Box 3 Folder 25
I. Memoranda to Students
1953-1955
Box 3 Folder 26
CLS - Gifts - Wanderlich Prize
1961-1963
Box 3 Folder 27
Thaine, Katherine E.; Personnel
1956
Box 3 Folder 28
Memoranda; Personnel
1956
Box 3 Folder 29
Payroll; Personnel
Undated
Box 3 Folder 30
Robert Slater Co. ; Prizes
1955-1959
Box 3 Folder 31
Miscellaneous; Prizes
1924-1957
Box 3 Folder 32
Real Property Prize; Prizes
1952-1957
Box 3 Folder 33
Consolidated Laws Service; Prizes
1952-1955
Box 3 Folder 34
II. Woodruff, Edwin H.; Professorships
1947-1955
Box 3 Folder 35
I. Woodruff, Edwin H.; Professorships
1927-1947
Box 3 Folder 36
White, J. DuPratt Professorship; Professorships
1949
Box 3 Folder 37
III. Woodruff, Edwin H., Professorships
1950-1951
Box 3 Folder 38
Cromwell, Wm. Nelson; Professorships
Undated
Box 3 Folder 39
McRoberts Professorships; Professorships
1938-1954
Box 3 Folder 40
Bostwick, Charles D. Law Scholarship; Scholarships
1953-1956
Box 3 Folder 41
Burdick, Charles K. Scholarship, Scholarships
1949-1952
Box 3 Folder 42
II. Burdick, Charles K. Scholarship; Scholarships
1945-1947
Box 3 Folder 43
I. Burdick, Charles K. Scholarship; Scholarships
1947-1949
Box 3 Folder 44
Dalley, Francis Kay Fund, Scholarship; Scholarships
1957
Box 3 Folder 45
Dorset Scholarship; Scholarships
1950-1953
Box 3 Folder 46
Ellenbogen, Franklyn Jr. , Memorial Scholarship; Scholarships
1953-1968
Box 3 Folder 47
Frazer Scholarship; Scholarships
1926-1947
Box 3 Folder 48
Hoyt, George W. Fund Scholarship; Scholarships
1951
Box 3 Folder 49
Knott, Dickson Randolph Memorial Scholarship; Scholarships
1943-1962
Box 3 Folder 50
I. Legal Aid
1938-1948
Box 3 Folder 51
Liberian Program Lectureships
1945-1954
Box 4 Folder 1
Milliman, Leonard T. Co-operative Law Scholarship; Scholarships
1946-1962
Box 4 Folder 2
Pitt, Melvin I. Scholarship; Scholarships
1952-1955
Box 4 Folder 3
II. Pound Scholarship; Scholarships
1935-1938
Box 4 Folder 4
I. Pound Scholarship; Scholarships
1935
Box 4 Folder 5
Sackett, Henry W. Scholarship; Scholarships
1931-1951
Box 4 Folder 6
Taylor, Harry L., "Anonymous Fund" Scholarship; Scholarships
1950-1955
Box 4 Folder 7
Van Cleef, Mynderse Scholarship; Scholarship
1926-1932
Box 4 Folder 8
Tompkins County Trust Company Endowment in Honor of William H. Burns
1962
Box 4 Folder 9
Whiteside, Horace Eugene Memorial Scholarship; Scholarship
1956-1957
Box 4 Folder 10
Williver Memorial Fund Scholarship; Scholarships
1938-1939
Box 4 Folder 11
Wilson, Lyman P. Memorial Fund; Scholarships
1951-1954
Box 4 Folder 12
Woodruff Scholarship; Scholarships
1950
Box 4 Folder 13
Scribes
1955-1956
Box 4 Folder 14
Miscellaneous; Scholarships
1925-1958
Box 4 Folder 15
State Education Department
1928-1956
Box 4 Folder 16
Statistics for Faculty Meetings 1955-1956
1955-1956
Box 4 Folder 17
Statistics for Faculty Meetings 1956-1957
1953-1957
Box 4 Folder 18
Statistics for Faculty Meetings 1954-1955
1955
Box 4 Folder 19
Statistics for Faculty Meetings 1953-1954
1954
Box 4 Folder 20
Statistics for Faculty Meetings 1951-1952
1951-1952
Box 4 Folder 21
Statistics for Faculty Meetings 1952-1953
1953
Box 4 Folder 22
Statistics for Faculty Meetings 1950-1951
1948-1952
Box 4 Folder 23
Statistics for Faculty Meetings 1949-1950
1950
Box 4 Folder 24
Statistics for Faculty Meetings 1948-1949
1948-1949
Box 4 Folder 25
Statistics for Faculty Meetings 1937-1938
1938
Box 4 Folder 26
American Law Student Association; Student Affairs
1949-1956
Box 4 Folder 27
Coif, Order of; Student Affairs
1951
Box 4 Folder 28
Delta Theta Phi; Student Affairs
1931
Box 4 Folder 29
Forum; Student Affairs
1950-1957
Box 4 Folder 30
Honor System; Student Affairs
1947-1956
Box 4 Folder 31
Housing; Student Affairs
1956
Box 4 Folder 32
Law Student Association; Student Affairs
1948-1957
Box 4 Folder 33
Miscellaneous; Student Affairs
1949-1952
Box 4 Folder 34
Moot Court; Student Affairs
1949-1957
Box 4 Folder 35
Phi Alpha Delta; Student Affairs
1968
Box 4 Folder 36
Phi Kappa Phi; Student Affairs
1947-1969
Box 4 Folder 37
Summer Sessions Cornell University
1923-1959
Box 4 Folder 38
Summer Sessions at Other Law Schools
1955-1957
Box 4 Folder 39
Rota; Student Affairs
1949-1952
Box 4 Folder 40
Statistics for Faculty Meetings 1947-1948
1947-1948
Box 4 Folder 41
Teaching Assignments
1957
Box 4 Folder 42
Visitors to Law School
1946-1956
Box 4 Folder 43
Washington School of Public Law
1947-1948
Box 4 Folder 44
CLS - Law School Council - Membership Lists and Agendas - 1958-1962
1958-1962
Box 4 Folder 45
CLS - Admissions Reports 1948-1963
1957-1962
Box 4 Folder 46
CLS - Publicity 1956-
1957-1960
Box 4 Folder 47
CLS - Council - Memberships, Invitations, Acceptances, etc.
1959-1961
Box 4 Folder 48
CLS - Council - 1959 Meeting
1959
Box 4 Folder 49
CLS - Annual Giving - 1956-57 Campaign
1956-1957
Box 4 Folder 50
Cornell Law School - Annual Giving; Area Chairman Letters 1956
1956
Box 4 Folder 51
CLS - Annual Giving - Area Lists
Undated
Box 4 Folder 52
CLS - Gift Reports 1957-1962
1957-1962
Box 4 Folder 53
CLS - Bar Exam - New York Statistics and Correspondence
1956-1961
Box 4 Folder 54
CLS - Annual Giving - 1958-1959 Campaign Thank-You Letters
1958-1959
Box 4 Folder 55
CLS - Annual Giving - Area Chairman Letters - 1957
1957-1958
Box 4 Folder 56
CLS - 1957-58 Campaign
1957-1958
Box 5 Folder 1
CLS - Annual Giving - 1957 Reports
1957-1958
Box 5 Folder 2
CLS Annual Giving - Day Hall Copies - 1959
1959
Box 5 Folder 3
CLS - Annual Giving - Day Hall Letters 1959-60
1959-1960
Box 5 Folder 4
CLS - Annual Giving - 1959 Reports
1959-1960
Box 5 Folder 5
CLS - Annual Giving - 1958-59 Campaign
1958-1959
Box 5 Folder 6
CLS - Annual Giving - Area Chairmen 1958-1959
1957-1959
Box 5 Folder 7
CLS - Annual Giving - 1958 Reports
1958-1959
Box 5 Folder 8
Proj. - CLS - Myron Taylor Hall
1957-1959
Box 5 Folder 9
Thompson, George J.
1952-1957
Box 5 Folder 10
Ward, Peter
1951-1959
Box 5 Folder 11
Warren, Ernest N.
1956-1961
Box 5 Folder 12
Business Law 150
1954
Box 5 Folder 13
(Untitled Replacements Committee)
1955-1956
Box 5 Folder 14
CLS - Annual Giving - 1960-1961 Thank-you letters, etc.
1960-1961
Box 5 Folder 15
CLS - Annual Giving - 1960-1961 Reports
1960-1961
Box 5 Folder 16
CLS - Annual Giving - 1960-61 Misc.
1960-1961
Box 5 Folder 17
CLS - Annual Giving - 1959-60 Campaign
1959-1960
Box 5 Folder 18
CLS - Annual Giving - Area Chairmen 1959-60
1959
Box 5 Folder 19
CLS - Annual Giving - 1959-60 Thank-you letters
1959-1960
Box 5 Folder 20
Rubery, Paul T.
1956
Box 5 Folder 21
Schlesinger, Rudolf B.
1950-1961
Box 5 Folder 22
Sneed, Joseph T.
1956-1960
Box 5 Folder 23
Stevens, Dean Robert s.
1948-1959