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Manuscripts and Archives (Repository) Guide to Collections on Law: U.S. Foreign Relations and International Law

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

Partial Collections List: International Law and U.S. Foreign Relations

The Manuscripts and Archives collection includes many interesting materials about the cases, events, and people that have shaped U.S. foreign policy as well as some materials concerning international law. Most of this material documents 20th century developments in the U.S. foreign relations area as seen through the eyes of government officials and diplomats, some of whom were prominent lawyers.
Holdings in this area include documentation about major events and developments that shaped the law, including the Iran-Contra affair and the peace negotiations following World War I.


If the material that you are interested in does not appear on the partial collections list below, search the Yale Finding Aids Database, the Yale Libraries' ORBIS catalog, or the Lillian Goldman Law Library's MORRIS catalog. In addition to the Manuscripts and Archives staff, the Lillian Goldman Law Library's Foreign and International Law Department is available to assist researchers with locating primary sources in this area.