William Warner Bishop papers: 1928-1987
Summary Information
Title: William Warner Bishop papers
Creator: Bishop, William Warner, 1906-
Dates: 1928-1987
Extent: 6 linear feet
Abstract:
Professor of international law at the University of Michigan. Correspondence and other files relating to his professional and academic activities, including work with the American Bar Association Section of International and Comparative Law, the American Society of International Law, the International Law Association, and the Committee on International and Comparative Law of the State Bar of Michigan.
Call number: 85113 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid created by Marian J. Matyn, October 1988

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Professor Bishop, and after his death by his daughter, Elizabeth S. Bishop (donor no. 6173). The collection came in various accessions beginning in 1978.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, William Warner Bishop papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

William Warner Bishop, Jr. was born in Princeton, New Jersey, on June 10, 1906, the son of William Warner Bishop (1871-1955), who later became librarian of the University of Michigan, and Finnie Murfree (Burton) Bishop. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in 1928, spent one year on post-graduate work at Harvard, and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Michigan in 1931. He was admitted to the Michigan Bar later that same year.

Bishop worked as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Michigan Law School from 1931 to 1935. He was an assistant reporter for the Harvard Research on International Law from 1932 to 1935. In 1935-36 he was with the New York law firm of Root, Clarke, Butler, and Ballentine. From 1936 to 1938, he lectured on politics at Princeton. In 1939, Bishop became an assistant legal advisor for the U.S. Department of State. He remained at that post until 1947 when he accepted a position at the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania as a visiting professor of international law. Bishop accepted a position as professor of international law at the University of Michigan in 1948, a position he held until 1976.

Throughout his career, Bishop held different positions concerned with international law. He was legal adviser to the United States delegation to the Council of Foreign Ministers at the Paris Peace Conference in 1946. In 1961 and again in 1965, he was a guest lecturer at the Hague Academy of International Law; and from 1975 to 1981, he was a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague.

An active member of law associations and editorial boards of journals, Bishop was vice-president of the American Society of International Law (1960-1961), honorary vice-president (1969-1982 and 1984-1987), and honorary president (1982-1984). From 1953 to 1955 and from 1962 to 1970 Bishop was editor-in-chief of the American Journal of International Law. Bishop was also co-director of International Legal Studies at the University of Michigan Law School from 1958 to 1976. He held the University of Michigan's Distinguished Professorship Award from 1966 to 1976. In 1977, Bishop was named professor emeritus. Bishop authored the leading law school casebook on international law from the 1950s through the 1970s, International Law Cases and Materials.

On July 19, 1947, Bishop married Mary Fairfax Shreve (died November 18, 1979). They had one daughter, Elizabeth Shreve Bishop. Bishop died December 29, 1987.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The papers of William Warner Bishop, Jr., covering the period from 1928 to 1987, consist of six linear feet of correspondence, course materials, addresses and professional papers. The collection has been arranged into six series: Biographical/Personal; Addresses, Papers, etc.; Associations; Professional Correspondence; and Course Materials. The collection relates mainly to Bishop's study and teaching of international law. Among the more personal files are materials relating to Bishop's lifelong activity with the local area Boy Scouts.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • International law.
  • Law.
  • Legal education.
  • Classrooms -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Photographs.
  • American Bar Association.
  • American Society of International Law.
  • Atlantic Union (U.S.)
  • International Law Association.
  • State Bar of Michigan.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • University of Michigan -- Law School.
  • Bishop, William W. (William Warner), 1906-1987.
  • International Movement for Atlantic Union.
  • Merillat, H. C. L. (Herbert Christian Laing), 1915-
  • Vallance, William Roy, 1887-1967.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Biographical/Personal [series]
Box   1  
Biographical material (include family members)
Box   1  
Obituaries, memorials, tributes
Box   1  
Photographs
 
Personal Correspondence
Box   1  
Bishop, William Warner, Sr. (letters from) 1945-1951
Box   1  
Bishop family Christmas letters 1954-1987
Box   1  
Miscellaneous family letters
Box   1  
Miscellaneous (5 folders)
Box   1  
Boy Scout activities (3 folders)
Box   1  
University of Michigan football ("An all-time Michigan football team")
Box   1  
Writings, reviews, etc.
 
Addresses, papers, etc. (arranged alphabetically by title or topic) [series]
Box   1  
Antarctic Treaty statement circa 1959
Box   1  
Bilder/Bishop casebook revision 1976
Box   1  
Can Communist China and Iceland Extend Unilaterally Their Territorial Waters to Twelve Miles? October 1958
Box   1  
Coastal States' Jurisdiction over Foreign Merchant and Naval Vessel in its Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone, including the Airspace Above March 1973
Box   1  
Concessions and Latin America (paper done while a graduate student at Columbia Law School) circa 1938-1939
Box   1  
Conflict of Treaties and National Law in the United States of America (with Eric Stein) undated
Box   1  
Current Trends in International Law April 1958
Box   1  
A Decade of International Legal Studies at the University of Michigan Law School 1955-1964, 1964
Box   1  
Divorce in the Conflict of Laws 1950
Box   1  
Exercise of Jurisdiction for Special Purposes in High Sea Areas Beyond the Outer Limit of Territorial Waters May 1949
Box   1  
Foreign Affairs for Everyone September 1961
Box   1  
High Sea Resources May 1967
Box   1  
International and Comparative Law at Michigan after World War II and the Ford Foundation Grants 1970
Box   1  
International Control of Pollution April 1972
Box   1  
International Law in American Schools Today 1953
Box   1  
International Law 1906-1981
Box   1  
International Law of the Sea conferences 1973-1980
Box   1  
International Law Problems of Acquisition and Transportation of Antarctic Icebergs 1977
Box   1  
International Relations of Haiti and the United States Since the Year 1900 - Thesis January 1928
Box   1  
International Rule of Law June 1960
Box   1  
Introduction to International Law State Responsibility to Aliens 1975
Box   1  
Law of Nations undated
Box   1  
Legal Aspects of the International Protection of Human Rights December 1968
Box   1  
Objectives of International Law Courses in Law Schools August 1948
Box   1  
Peace Treaties of World War II
Box   1  
Perpetual Treaties February 1961
Box   1  
Progressive Development of International Law December 1947
Box   1  
Refugees January 1981
Box   1  
Responsibilities of States 1974
Box   1  
Role of International Law in a Peaceful World Order March 1984
Box   1  
Scope and Method of International Law Courses, an Introduction July 1954
Box   1  
Situation of Buick Navidzadeh December 1954
Box   1  
Supplementary Materials on International Law (to be used with E.D. Dickinson's Cases on the Law of Nations at the University of Michigan, 1933-1935) 1933-1935
Box   1  
Treaties October 1965
Box   1  
Vietnam Legal Aspects February 1966
Box   1  
What is International Law and what is it good for? September 1959
Box   1  
World Affairs March 1963
 
Associations [series]
 
American Bar Association, Section of International and Comparative Law October 1948-December 1953
Box   1  
Committee on Fisheries and Territorial Waters April 1947-January 1964
Box   1  
Committee on International Law in the Courts of the United States November 1954-November 1963
Box   1  
Committee on the Teaching of International and Comparative Law February 1947-March 1956
Box   1  
American Journal of Comparative Law April-November 1967
 
American Journal of International Law
Box   1  
Baxter, Dick April 1966-December 1975
Box   1  
Briggs, Herbert April 1962-December 1968
Box   1  
Dillard, Hardy May 1963-July 1968
Box   1  
Editor's Choice February-April 1962
Box   1  
Editor's Files January 1954-March 1968
Box   2  
Evans, Alona November 1966-February 1976
Box   2  
Finch, Eleanor 1963, 1967-January 1972 (5 folders)
Box   2  
Fenwick, Charles November 1963-May 1972
Box   2  
Freeman, Al September 1963-April 1984
Box   2  
Gross, Leo October 1965-September 1972
Box   2  
Hazard, John May 1962-1969
Box   2  
International Court of Justice March 1969
Box   2  
Jessup, Philip June 1963-November 1969
Box   2  
Metzger, Stanley May 1964-March 1967
Box   2  
Schachter, Oscar April 1962-February 1972
Box   2  
Sohn, Louis September 1964-May 1967
Box   2  
Stevenson, John September 1962-January 1967
Box   2  
General correspondence April 1962-February 1977
 
American Society of International Law
 
H.C.L. Merillat, vice-president and executive director
Box   2  
June 1961-April 1967
Box   2  
Re: regulations April 1961
Box   2  
General correspondence July 1960-September 1983
Box   2  
Minutes April 1972-November 1973
Box   2  
Panel on State Responsibility March 1972-April 1979
Box   2  
Volume on State Responsibility May-December 1975
Box   2  
Association of American Law Schools (re: Institute plans) May 1947-November 1950
Box   2  
Inter-American Bar June 1948-March 1964
 
International Law Association
Box   2  
Committee on State Immunity March 1953-May 1964
Box   2  
General correspondence May 1947-April 1968
 
State Bar of Michigan
Box   2  
Committee on Cooperation with the Inter-American Bar Association November 1949-February 1959
Box   2  
Committee on International and Comparative Law November 1953-November 1967
 
Professional correspondence [series]
Box   2  
Allen, Edward October 1954-November 1976
Box   2  
Black Action Movement (BAM) March 1970
Box   2  
Bernini, Giorgio November 1967-April 1982
Box   2  
Bevans, Charles March 1948-January 1975
Box   2  
Brussels (Free University of) September 1972-June 1977
Box   2  
Campbell Competition case March 1959-April 1966
Box   2  
Christiansen, James October 1953-June 1973
Box   2  
Columbia University November 1947-July 1948
Box   2  
Dickinson, Edwin D. July 1933-April 1970
Box   2  
Dorsey, Gary 1950-September 1962
Box   2  
English, Ben November 1950-June 1959
Box   2  
Foreign Exchange Bulletin May-June 1963
Box   2  
Foreign Relations Advisory Committee September 1965-March 1968
Box   2  
Franklin, William September 1963-November 1965
Box   3  
Freeman, Al July 1947-December 1972
Box   3  
Friedmann, Wolfgang November 1965-March 1967
Box   3  
Garretson, A.H. February 1947-November 1975
Box   3  
George, B.J. June 1957-September 1963
Box   3  
Goldman, Ernest November 1955-November 1963
Box   3  
Gomes, Mary February 1965-June 1987
Box   3  
Gould, Wesley October 1956-April 1960
Box   3  
Griffin, William July 1949-June 1972
Box   3  
Hague Academy 1960-February 1977
Box   3  
Harrison, E.G. February 1948-November 1950
Box   3  
Harvard Research 1949-1958
Box   3  
Instit de Droit International (Gilbert Gidel) July 1952-February 1973
Box   3  
International Movement for Atlantic Union (Mrs. Chase S. Osborn, secretary) April 1960-October 1968
Box   3  
Iranian claims November 1983-May 1984
Box   3  
Istanbul (includes lectures) October 1957-September 1958
Box   3  
Jackson, John 1966-January 1985
Box   3  
Jessup, Philip June 1942-April 1981
Box   3  
Judge Advocate General's School July 1963-August 1966
Box   3  
Johnson, Ralph November 1960-February 1967
Box   3  
Johnston, D.M. July-October 1963
Box   3  
Kerno, Ivan March-May 1953
Box   3  
Klooz, Marie June 1952-February 1964
Box   3  
Knauth, Arnold May 1948-April 1960
Box   3  
Lee, Luke November 1955-April 1982
Box   3  
Leonard, L. December 1953-January 1966
Box   3  
Leyser, Johannes February 1964-September 1967
Box   3  
Lissitzyn, Oliver February 1949-1958
Box   3  
MacChesney, Brunson February 1950-March 1964
Box   3  
McDougal, Myres June 1950-October 1986
Box   3  
Meader, George February 1951-May 1959
Box   3  
Michigan, University of, Faculty Advisory Committee on International Programs, minutes January-March 1968
Box   3  
Michigan, University, Teaching Methods Committee March-May 1952
Box   3  
Morocco December 1947-June 1949
Box   3  
Nadelmann, Kurt November 1948-February 1978
Box   3  
Newhouse, Wade October 1953-August 1979
Box   3  
New Jersey Industries, Inc. May 1951
Box   3  
Oliver, Covey July 1949-October 1956
Box   3  
Princeton July 1936-October 1937
Box   3  
Randolph, Bessie February-March 1954
Box   3  
Re, Edward 1952-October 1965
Box   3  
Reese, Willis October-November 1962
Box   3  
Regirer, Walter June-August 1972
Box   3  
Reiff, Henry November 1953-January 1965
Box   3  
Rhynem Charles September 1959-November 1965
Box   3  
Rice, William February 1950-November 1962
Box   3  
Rome Convention December 1964-August 1965
Box   3  
Seidl-Hohenveldern, Ignez August 1950-1965
Box   3  
Smith, Allan F. April 1959-June 1965
Box   3  
Sohn, Louis September 1954-January 1960
Box   3  
Southern Methodist University (Joseph Norton) October 1983-March 1984
Box   3  
Stanger, Ro February 1957-November 1958
Box   3  
Stason, E. Blythe July 1951-September 1973
 
State Department
Box   3  
General 1949-February 1977
Box   3  
Tate, Jack July 1949-October 1954
Box   3  
Stein, Eric June 1958-May 1983
Box   3  
Summers, Lionel May 1949-January 1974
Box   3  
Texas-Attorney General's Office 1949-November 1950
Box   3  
Texas (state) May 1950-September 1958
Box   3  
Texas, University of November 1951-1953
Box   3  
Toledo, University of October 1972-May 1980
Box   3  
Vallance, William March 1949-April 1966
Box   3  
War Claims Commission 1950-April 1953
Box   3  
Wilson, Robert November 1950-October 1966
Box   3  
Whiteman, Marjorie December 1950-1966
Box   3  
Woodard, Charles February 1953-March 1964
 
Course Materials (taken and taught) [series]
 
Princeton University
Box   3  
Comparative Law lecture notes 1938-1939
Box   3  
Military Science 201 lectures 1936-1938 (2 folders)
Box   3  
Military Science 302 lectures 1938
Box   3  
Nationality lectures 1936
Box   3  
Politics 302 lectures 1937
Box   3  
Politics 403 lectures 1936-1938
Box   3  
State Succession lecture 1937
Box   3  
Territory lectures 1937
Box   3  
Treaties lecture 1936
Box   3  
War lectures 1937-1938
 
Columbia Law School 1938-1939
Box   4  
General
Box   4  
Llewellyn's Law in Society-Sales lectures (student notes and papers) February-May 1939
 
University of Pennsylvania
Box   4  
Conflict of Laws lectures 1947-1948
 
International Law
Box   4  
General lectures 1947-1948
Box   4  
State Responsibility lectures 1947
Box   4  
Treaties lectures 1947
Box   4  
War Crimes lectures 1947
 
University of Michigan
 
Classes taken
Box   4  
Reeves (Jesse) class in international law 1927-1928
Box   4  
Dickinson's law lectures (WWB's student notes) 1930-1932
 
Classes taught
Box   4  
Admiralty 1950-1974 (3 folders)
Box   4  
Conflict of Laws 1948-1975 (8 folders)
Box   4  
Conservation 293 and 490 1950-1963
Box   4  
Curriculum Studies 1960, 1968, 1972
Box   4  
International Law (by date) circa 1932-1933, 1948-1955 (3 folders)
Box   5  
International Law (by date) 1956-1984 (8 folders)
 
International Law (by topic)
Box   5  
Antarctica 1959-1967
Box   5  
Banco National 1971-1977
Box   5  
Chamizal 1963
Box   5  
Civil Strife 1971-1975
Box   5  
Corporations undated
Box   5  
Eichmann, Adolph 1973
Box   5  
European International Organizations 1959
Box   5  
Extradition 1959-1962
Box   5  
Formosa 1958
Box   5  
Hijacking 1973
Box   5  
Human Rights 1949-1950
Box   5  
Icebergs 1977
Box   5  
International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters 1962
Box   5  
International Law of the Sea 1970-1984
Box   5  
International Monetary Fund 1967
Box   5  
International Problems of Criminal Law 1950-1975 (2 folders)
Box   5  
Introduction 1950-1967
Box   5  
Legal Education Seminar 1964
Box   5  
Nuclear Weapons Ban 1963
Box   5  
Problems (compilation of problems for class) 1966-1967
Box   5  
Recognition 1952-1983
Box   5  
Reservations to Multilateral Treaties 1961
Box   5  
Resolutions 1972
Box   5  
Sabbatino 1962-1966
Box   5  
Settlement of Disputes of Treaties of Peace undated
Box   5  
Space 1971-1973
Box   5  
Territorial Waters 1982
Box   5  
Theory 1937
Box   5  
Treaty Problems 1949
Box   5  
Treaties and Law of the Sea 1978-1986
Box   5  
Treaties of Commerce, Navigation, and Consular Rights 1949-1959
Box   6  
United States-Ecuador Tuna Controversy 1971
Box   6  
Vietnam 1966-1968
Box   6  
War Crimes 1955-1975
Box   6  
Political Science 464 1980-1981
Box   6  
University of Michigan Law School miscellanea (regarding foreign law students, circa 1958, 1971 and curriculum development, circa 1950, 1968) 1950-1971
Box   6  
Hague Academy Lecture notes (arranged by chapter) 1965 (15 folders)
Box   6  
Miscellaneous course notes, etc. (10 folders)