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Benjamin Aaron papers, ca.1930s-2005; bulk 1970-2000
LSC 413  
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Benjamin Aaron papers
    Collection number: LSC 413
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 36.8 linear ft. (32 boxes and 24 cartons)
    Date: ca.1930s-2006; bulk 1970-2000
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Creator: Aaron, Benjamin.

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Portions of this collection are restricted. Consult finding aid for additional information.
    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Benjamin Aaron papers (Collection 413). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7189524 

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Benjamin Aaron donated to UCLA University Archives, November, 1994. University Archivist Charlotte Brown received additions in November, 2007.

    Processing Information

    Processing completed by Kelly Besser with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser in consultation with University Archivist Charlotte Brown, 2013.

    Biography/History

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains documents pertaining to the career of Benjamin Aaron, a scholar of labor law and law school professor at UCLA. 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 (both 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.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection maintains the creator's original order and file names.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Aaron, Benjamin--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles. School of Law--Faculty--Archives.
    Law teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archives.