Archival Collections

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The LSU Law Library Archival Collections record the history of the Law School, its faculty, and alumni, and their contributions to legal scholarship in Louisiana and across the globe. In addition, they contain one-of-a-kind and rare materials relevant to the legal history in Louisiana.

Highlights of the collection include the papers of Paul M. Hebert created during his tenure as a judge at the US Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and Ira S. Flory’s correspondence from the 1920s regarding the expansion of the Law Library’s holdings, in addition to Hebert’s personal speech files and his records from the Tidelands case. A list of the archival collections is below. New collections are being added regularly.

Explanation of “Processing Level”

“Processing” is the activity undertaken in order to gain an understanding of what information is available in a collection. Processing procedures include boxing, labeling, and physically conserving materials, in addition to creating finding aids that assist researchers in locating items. The LSU Law Library Archival Collections are in various states of processing.

Level 1 – Awaiting Processing:  Collections at this level have not yet been processed and are not available to regular research use. In some cases, specific reference requests can be answered. For questions about these collections email libraryarchives@law.lsu.edu. No finding aids have been created for these materials.

Level 2 – Partial Processing: These collections have received a certain level of physical conservation and often a basic finding aid has been created to provide a broad overview of the materials. Collections at this level are open for research use.

Level 3 – Full Processing: Collections at this level have undergone full physical conservation efforts and a thorough finding aid is available. These collections are open for research use.

 

The Collections:

Paul M. Hebert Nuremberg Collection

Paul M. Hebert Speech Files

Paul M. Hebert Law Center Historical Collection

Paul M. Hebert’s Tidelands Records

Colonel John H. Tucker Collection

Judge Alvin B. Rubin Papers

Law Library Records

 

 


Paul M. Hebert Nuremberg Collection

Finding Aid: Folder List Only (link)          Processing Level: 2
Creator: Paul M. Hebert
Dates Covered: Circa 1947
Size: 50 linear feet

Abstract:  Papers and photographs collected by Paul M. Hebert during his tenure as a judge at the United States Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. The bulk of the papers comprise the transcripts of the trial of United States vs. Carl Krauch (the I.G. Farbenindustrie Trial) along with the prosecution and defense exhibits from that trial. Some of these materials are available to use online through our Digital Commons website.


Paul M. Hebert Speech Files

Finding Aid: Yes (link)                 Processing Level: 3
Creator: Paul M. Hebert
Dates Covered: 1929-1976 (Bulk Dates: 1949-1975)
Size: 4 linear feet

Abstract:  Materials related to speeches delivered by Paul M. Hebert throughout his academic and legal careers. Includes early drafts, final copies of speeches, correspondence related to Hebert’s orations, and topical reference materials. Some of these materials are available to use online through our Digital Commons website.


Paul M. Hebert Law Center Historical Collection

Finding Aid: No                                     Processing Level: 1
Creator: Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Dates Covered: TBD
Size: TBD

Abstract:  Materials that document the history of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, its students, and faculty. Includes photographs, video, and documents.


Paul M. Hebert’s Tidelands Records

Finding Aid: No                          Processing Level: 1
Creator: Paul M. Hebert
Dates Covered: Circa 1965
Size: 11 linear feet

Abstract:  In 1965, at the request of Governor John McKeithen, Hebert took charge of the litigation involving the tidelands on behalf of the state. This lengthy case dealt with disputes over offshore oil and gas revenues between Louisiana and the federal government. This collection contains Hebert’s personal records of his work on the case.


Colonel John H. Tucker Collection

Finding Aid: No                                Processing Level: 1
Creator: Colonel John H. Tucker
Dates Covered: TBD
Size: 30 linear feet

Abstract:  Includes personal papers donated to the library by Col. Tucker, in addition to his professional materials related to legal scholarship and the formation of the Louisiana Law Institute.


Judge Alvin B. Rubin Papers

Finding Aid: No                                Processing Level: 1
Creator: Judge Alvin B. Rubin
Dates Covered: TBD
Size: 106 linear feet

Abstract:  The personal records of Federal Appeals Judge Alvin B. Rubin, a Louisiana native and LSU Law alum who was known for his rulings on civil rights.


Law Library Records

Finding Aid: Yes (link)                         Processing Level: 3
Creator: Paul M. Hebert Law Center Library
Dates Covered: 1924-2005 (Bulk Dates: 1924-1927; 1935-1960)
Size: 4.5 linear feet

Abstract:  Records of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center Library at Louisiana State University. This collection includes a modest amount of correspondence, financial records, records of library holdings, administrative files, and news clippings dating back to the foundation of the Law School.

 

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