Harry T. Edwards papers: circa 1965-1980
Summary Information
Title: Harry T. Edwards papers
Creator: Edwards, Harry T.
Dates: circa 1965-1980
Extent: 11 linear feet
Location: Portions located in offsite storage; prior notification required for access.
Abstract:
Federal judge and former professor of law at the University of Michigan. Professional files relating to membership on board of directors of Amtrak, his work as chairman of the rules and credentials committee of the National Women's Conference, 1975, and as member of the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools; also other files concerning his interest in labor arbitration cases, and his involvement in problems of affirmative action and minority rights at the University.
Call number: 85154 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
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Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid created by Michigan Historical collections Staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donor Number 6453.

Access Restrictions:

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Copyright:

Literary rights to the Harry T. Edwards papers are retained by the creator during his lifetime. After his death, literary rights transfer to his spouse and two children during their lifetime. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Harry T. Edwards papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Judge Harry T. Edwards (born 1940) was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in February 1980 and served as Chief Judge from September 15, 1994, until July 15, 2001. He graduated from Cornell University in 1962 and the University of Michigan Law School in 1965.

Judge Edwards practiced law in Chicago for the firm Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson from 1965 to 1970. He then taught at the University of Michigan Law School from 1970 to 1975 and again from 1977 to 1980. In between, he taught at Harvard Law School. He also taught at the Harvard Institute for Educational Management between 1976 and 1982. He served as a member and then Chairman of the Board of Directors of AMTRAK from 1978 to 1980, and also served as a neutral labor arbitrator under a number of major collective bargaining agreements during the 1970s. He was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the seat vacated by David L. Bazelon.

Judge Edwards has co-authored four books and published articles on labor law, higher education law, federal courts, legal education, professionalism, and judicial administration. Since joining the court, he has taught law at Harvard, Michigan, Duke, Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, and most recently, NYU Law School.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Harry T. Edwards papers primarily document his tenure ad a board member and chairman of the board of AMTRAK. There are also files on University of Michigan Law School affairs and several labor arbitration cases in which Edward's participated. Other activities documented include his work as chairman of the rules and credentials committee of the National Women's Conference, 1975, and as member of the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools; also other files concerning his interest in labor arbitration cases, and his involvement in problems of affirmative action and minority rights at the University.

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.


  • Affirmative action programs -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Minority college students -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • African Americans -- Michigan.
  • Photographs.
  • Amtrak.
  • Association of American Law Schools.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • University of Michigan -- Law School.
  • University of Michigan -- Students.
  • National Women's Conference (1st : 1977 : Houston, Tex.)
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Biographical Information [series]
Box   1  
Biographical material
 
University of Michigan [series]
Box   1  
University activities
Box   1  
Jewell Cobb (LSA deanship controversy)
Box   1  
Cheryl Clark (affirmative action case)
 
Amtrak files [series]
Box   2  
Board of directors minutes 1976-1979
Box   3  
Board of directors minutes 1979
Box   3  
Planning and finance committee records
Box   3  
Performance measurement reports
Box   4  
Retreat Conference to prepare an Amtrak statement of mission October 1978
Box   4  
Executive compensation
Box   4  
Employee condensation
Box   4  
Affirmative Action
Box   4  
Clippings
Box   4  
Briefing Book
Box   4  
Notebook: Rail Passenger Service Act
Box   4  
Appointment to Board of Directors
Box   4  
Reorganization
Box   4  
General Counsel (appointment of)
Box   4  
Correspondence (miscellaneous)
Box   4  
Miscellaneous reports
Box   5  
Correspondence
Box   5  
Selection of new officers
Box   5  
Board members
Box   5  
Sunshine laws
Box   5  
President's reports
Box   5  
Corporate bylaws
Box   5  
Alan Boyd (hiring)
Box   5  
Pass procedures
Box   5  
Senate approval of nomination
Box   5  
Senate confirmation
Box   5  
Car procedures
Box   5  
Fiscal Year Supplement Request 1978
Box   5  
Five Year Corporate Plan 1978-1982
Box   5  
Reistrup statement March 14, 1977
Box   5  
Amtrak's deficit (Swanson)
Box   5  
Adams' Proposal (Route structure)
Box   5  
Cost simulation
Box   5  
DOT Route Study
Box   5  
DOT statement (March 1978)
Box   5  
Progress reports (April 1978)
Box   5  
Proposed legislation
Box   5  
Southern crescent
Box   5  
Fare structure
Box   5  
Fare policy discussion 1978
Box   5  
Public Utility pricing
Box   5  
Harris Survey March 1978
Box   5  
Train schedules
Box   5  
Foreign rail system
Box   5  
Report on information systems September 1, 1978
Box   5  
Consumer Complaint Report July 1978
Box   5  
NECIP equipment decision
Box   5  
Organization and Compensation Committee
Box   5  
Salary Administration Program 1971-1978
Box   5  
Salary plan 1978
Box   5  
Salary review procedure
Box   5  
Superliners
Box   5  
Planning assumptions
Box   5  
Route criteria
Box   5  
Union terminal
Box   5  
Air conditioning
Box   5  
Miscellaneous
 
Subject files [series]
Box   6  
National Women's Conference 1977
Box   6  
Speeches 1972-1979
Box   7  
National Academy of Arbitrators
Box   7  
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Box   7  
American Arbitration Association
Box   7  
U.S. Steel and Steelworker Arbitration Board
Box   7  
Association of American Law Schools
Box   8  
Association of American Law Schools: Minority Group Section
Box   8  
U-M Law School business
Box   9  
U-M Law School business
Box   9  
U-M Law School student notebooks (HTE)
Box   9  
Harvard Law School
Box   9  
American Bar Association: Labor Relations Law Section
Box   9  
Miscellaneous, including clippings and other activities
Box   9  
Papers concerning appointment as circuit judge
Box   10  
Arbitration decisions
Box   11  
Arbitration decisions

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