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.
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.
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(32 boxes and 24 cartons)
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