John Winchester MacDonald Papers,[ca. 1921-1974]
Collection Number: 18-2-1986
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
John Winchester MacDonald papers, [ca. 1921-1974]
MacDonald, John Winchester,
38.1 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, financial records, published materials, notes and reports.
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
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.
Collection material in English
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.
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.
MacDonald, John Winchester, 1905-1981.
Cornell Law School.
Cornell University -- Students.
Cornell University -- Faculty.
New Jersey. Constitutional Convention
New York (State). Law Revision Commission.
Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code.
Constitutional Convention (New Jersey : 1947)
Law -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- Ithaca.
Public utilities -- New Jersey.
Law -- Study and teaching
Universities and colleges -- Faculty
Fairview Heights (Ithaca, N.Y.)
New York (State) -- Ithaca
Personal client files closed to all users until January 1, 1989.
John Winchester MacDonald. Papers, #18-2-1986. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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