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Guide to the Gerald Gunther Ppapers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0753
    Creator: Gunther, Gerald, 1927-2002.
    Title: Gerald Gunther papers
    Dates: 1807-2002
    Bulk Dates: 1940-2002
    Physical Description: 140 Linear feet
    Summary: Collection includes correspondence; Gunther's writings; biographical materials; files from his work on the Constitutional Law casebook; research files on Learned Hand, including photocopies of original documents; and microfilmed records of Supreme Court cases dating back to 1807.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
    Stanford University Libraries.
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Gerald Gunther Papers (SC0753). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Gerald Gunther, the leading constitutional law scholar in the United States, joined the faculty of the Stanford Law School in 1962 and was the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Emeritus, at the time of his death in 2002. Born in Germany in 1927, he immigrated to the United States with his family in 1938. He earned his undergraduate degree at Brooklyn College, his master's degree in public law and government at Columbia, and his law degree at Harvard Law School, graduating second in his class in 1953. He was then appointed to a prestigious one year clerkship with Judge Learned Hand of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, followed in 1954-1955 by a clerkship with Chief Justice Earl Warren. Highly regarded for his casebook on constitutional law, he also wrote a prize-winning biography of Learned Hand. At Stanford he was known for his passionate defense of freedom of speech on the campus.

    Description of the Collection

    Collection includes correspondence; Gunther's writings; biographical materials; files from his work on the Constitutional Law casebook; research files on Learned Hand, including photocopies of original documents; and microfilmed records of Supreme Court cases dating back to 1807.

    Access Terms

    Gunther, Gerald, 1927-2002.
    Hand, Learned, 1872-1961.
    Stanford University. School of Law--Faculty.
    Constitutional law --United States.