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Manuscripts and Archives (Repository) Guide to Collections on Law: Politicians and Government Officials

A guide to Yale Manuscripts and Archives law-related collections.

Partial Collections List: Politicians and Government Officials

Documents by and about many U.S. politicians and government officials (most of them Yale graduates) form a substantial part of the Manuscripts and Archives Department's law-related collections. Many of these individuals were attorneys whose legal expertise informed their political and government service; others were career elected officials or bureaucrats who played important roles in shaping law and social policy. The breadth and scope of the documents varies by collection, but researchers interested in the intersection between law and politics will likely find the sample collections listed below and others like them of some value. If the individual that you are interested in does not appear on this list, search the Yale Finding Aids Database, the Yale Library ORBIS catalog, or the Lillian Goldman Law Library's MORRIS catalog.