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Lewis F. Powell correspondence and records

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0269

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence of Lewis F. Powell, Jr. concerning Washington and Lee University from 1959-1970 and materials regarding his nomination to the United States Supreme Court in 1971.


  • Creation: Inclusive 1959-1971


Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Lewis F. Powell, Jr. was an alumnus of Washington and Lee University, Class of 1929, Law class of 1931, and later a Trustee of the university. He most notably served as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1971-1987.


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Related Materials

WLU Law Coll. 002, Lewis F. Powell Jr. Collection, 1937-1999

Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (3/26/2002)

Description rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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