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Benjamin Aaron papers, ca.1930s-2005; bulk 1970-2000
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Description
UCLA Professor of Law Emeritus Benjamin Aaron's principal field of study was labor law and industrial relations with a special emphasis on comparative labor law. Materials include arbitration case files, conference files, documents pertaining to Aaron's involvement in the National Academy of Arbitrators, the Industrial Relations Research Association, and the International Society of Labor Law and Social Security, correspondence, UAW Public Review Board documents, publications authored by and collected by Aaron, drafts of Aaron's memoirs, and files concerning the UCLA Ad Hoc Committee chaired by Aaron to examine three allegations against Acting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Angela Y. Davis.
Background
Benjamin Aaron was born on September 2, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1937, and received his law degree from Harvard in 1940. In 1946 Aaron joined UCLA's Institute of Industrial Relations, and became its director in 1960. That same year, he joined the faculty of the UCLA School of Law. Aaron was a distinguished scholar of labor law and published widely in the field. He served on many panels, boards, and commissions as an appointee of Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and George H.W. Bush, such as The National Commission on Technology, Automation, and Economic Progress. During his career he served as president of National Academy of Arbitrators, the Industrial Relations Research Association, and the International Society of Labor Law and Social Security. He became Professor of Law Emeritus in 1986. Aaron died August 25, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
Extent
36.8 linear ft. (32 boxes and 24 cartons)
Restrictions
Portions of this collection are restricted. Consult finding aid for additional information.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.