John Winchester MacDonald Papers,[ca. 1921-1974]

Collection Number: 18-2-1986

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
John Winchester MacDonald papers, [ca. 1921-1974]
Collection Number:
18-2-1986
Creator:
MacDonald, John Winchester,
Quantity:
38.1 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, financial records, published materials, notes and reports.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers include professional and personal correspondence; diary; financial records; academic materials; client files; material concerning MacDonald's publications; reports to the New York State Law Revision Commission; and obituary notices.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Lawyer, professor of law.
Cornell University Class of 1925, LL.B 1926, A.M. 1926. John W. MacDonald was a graduate of Cornell University, Canisius College, and the Army Industrial College. He joined the Cornell Law School faculty in 1930, was a visiting professor at Columbia University and at St. John's University, and lectured on crime and delinquency at St. Lawrence University. He was a director of several corporations, chaired the administrative committee of Cornell Law School, and was Edwin H. Woodruff Professor of Law Emeritus at Cornell. MacDonald chaired the New York State Law Revision Commission, was a special assistant to the United States Attorney General from 1942-1947, and authored several legal publications.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers include professional and personal correspondence; diary, 1966; financial records; academic materials, including student files and papers, books, and notes; research files; client files; material concerning MacDonald's publications; reports to the New York State Law Revision Commission; and obituary notices. Subjects include the New Jersey Constitutional Convention, 1947; New Jersey Public Utility Statutes, ca.1947-1969; the Uniform Commercial Code; Comparative State Procedures; Fairview Heights, Ithaca, New York; Cornell Law School; the John W. MacDonald Fund; and other related topics.
SUBJECTS

Names:
MacDonald, John Winchester, 1905-1981.
Cornell Law School.
Cornell University -- Students.
Cornell University -- Faculty.
Cornell University
New Jersey. Constitutional Convention
New York (State). Law Revision Commission.
Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code.
Constitutional Convention (New Jersey : 1947)

Subjects:
Law.
Law -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- Ithaca.
Procedure (Law)
Public utilities -- New Jersey.
College teachers.
Lawyers.
Law
Law -- Study and teaching
Public utilities
Students
Universities and colleges -- Faculty

Places:
Fairview Heights (Ithaca, N.Y.)
New Jersey
New York (State) -- Ithaca


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Personal client files closed to all users until January 1, 1989.
Cite As:
John Winchester MacDonald. Papers, #18-2-1986. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

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