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Dean Rusk Personal Papers, Series III: Law School Files

Dean Rusk Personal Papers, Series III: Law School Files

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dean Rusk Personal Papers, Series III: Law School Files
Creator: Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994
Inclusive Dates: 1970-1986
Language(s): English
Extent: 5 box(es) (2.25 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/055/DR_III
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Dean Rusk Personal Papers, Series III: Law School Files contains course notes, clippings, articles, schedules and lists of students advised by Dean Rusk while he was a professor at the University of Georgia.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Dean Rusk was born on February 9, 1909 in Cherokee County, Georgia. He attended Lee Street Elementary and Boys' High School in Atlanta, Georgia. Rusk obtained an A.B. degree from Davidson College, North Carolina in 1931, and a B.S. (Rhodes Scholar) and M.A. in 1933 and 1934 from St. John's, Oxford, England. He returned to the United States to become Associate Professor of Government and Dean of Faculty at Mills College, Oakland, California, from 1934 to 1940 and studied law at the University of California, Berkeley, class of 1940.

Rusk served in the United States Army from 1940 to 1946 in the China-Burma-India theater. At first he served with the Third Infantry Division, then later with the Military Intelligence Service. Rusk was released from duty with the rank of colonel.

After his military career ended, Rusk joined the Department of State from 1947 to 1952, as Assistant Secretary of State for United Nations Affairs and for Far Eastern Affairs. From 1952 to 1960 he was president of the Rockefeller Foundation. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed Rusk to the office of Secretary of State. He remained in this position until 1969, through the administrations of Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Rusk was in office during the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion, when East Germany began constructing the Berlin Wall, and as the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was also Secretary of State during the height of the Vietnam Conflict.

In 1970, Rusk came to the University of Georgia's School of Law as the Samuel H. Sibley Professor of International Law, and he later established the Dean Rusk Center for International and Comparative Law. Rusk served the University of Georgia until his death on December 20, 1994.

Rusk married Virginia Foisle in June, 1937. They had three children together, David Patrick, Richard Geary and Margaret Elizabeth. In 1990, As I Saw It , the book he co-authored with his son, Richard, was published.

Scope and Content

Dean Rusk Personal Papers, Series III: Law School Files contains course notes, clippings, articles, schedules and lists of students advised by Dean Rusk while he was a professor at the University of Georgia.

Organization and Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dean Rusk Personal Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Processing Note

Clippings have been copied onto bond paper for protection of content. Photographs, audiovisual material and artifacts have been removed from the papers for preservation purposes and inventoried.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2008.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

College teachers -- Georgia.
Law schools -- Georgia.
Universities and colleges -- Georgia -- Faculty.
University of Georgia. School of Law.

Related Collections in this Repository

Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection

William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers

Martin Hillenbrand Papers

D.W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Related Collections in Other Repositories

Dean Rusk Papers, Rockefeller Archive Center, Sleepy Hollow, New York

Dean Rusk Oral Histories, Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, Austin, Texas

Dean Rusk Personal Papers, John F. Kennedy Library, National Archives and Records Administration, Boston, Massachusetts

Dean Rusk Files, Department of State Records, National Archives

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


III. Law School Files

5 box(es)
(2.25 linear feet)
This series contains course notes, newspaper clippings, articles, schedules and lists of students advised by Dean Rusk while he was a professor at the University of Georgia. Arrangement is alphabetical.
III.11Activities Schedule (monthly), undated
III.12Admissions - law school, undated
III.13Awards, Honors, etc., undated
III.14BALSA - Black American Law Students Association, undated
III.15Beaird, Dean Ralph, undated
III.16Board of Visitors, undated
III.1 7-8 Brussels Seminar, undated
III.19Catalogue of Student Papers, undated
III.110Cowen, Dean Lindsey, undated
III.111Rusk Center, undated
III.112Commencement Address - UGA, June 10, 1977, May 17, 1986
III.113"Congressional Executive Relations and the Foreign Policy Consensus" by Roger Hilsman, 1958
III.114Constitution and Foreign Affairs Seminar, Winter 1974
III.115Constitution and Foreign Affairs Seminar, Spring 1982
III.116Contributions to Scholarship Fund to be acknowledge by Dean Rusk, undated
III.21-2Course Materials, undated
III.23Dean, undated
III.24Dean (Assistant - Law School), undated
III.25Dean's Report, 1970-1986
III.26Dean's Report - Dean Report, undated
III.2 7-8 Material for Dean's Report, undated
III.29Equal Opportunity in the Foreign Service, 1981
III.210Faculty - General, undated
III.211First Years Dinner, undated
III.212First Year Students- DR adviser, undated
III.213Foreign Affairs and the Constitution Seminar, Winter 1980
III.214Foreign Affairs and the Constitution Seminar, Spring 1978
III.215Foreign Affairs and the Constitution Seminar, Winter 1977
III.216Foreign Affairs and the Constitution Seminar, Winter 1976
III.2 17-18 Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, undated
III.219Georgia Law Review, undated
III.220Georgia Society of International and Comparative Law, undated
III.221Graduate Studies Committee, undated
III.31Hague (the), undated
III.32Hastings - Foreign Affairs and Constitution lecture notes, undated
III.33Hastings - General, (Summer 1979)
III.34Handbook on the Constitutions of the United States and Georgia, 1971
III.35Independent Research, undated
III.36International Law Handout, undated
III.37International Law 535, undated
III.38International Law I, Fall 1982
III.39International Law 353, Fall 1981
III.310International Law 535, Fall 1980
III.311International Law 535, Fall 1979
III.312International Law 535, Fall 1978
III.313International Law 535, Fall 1977
III.314International Law, 1971-1976
III.315International Law II, 1971-1983
III.316International Law Course Notes, undated
III.4 1-2 International Law Course Notes, undated
III.43Law Dames, undated
III.44Law and Diplomacy, 1975-1977
III.45Law and Environment, 1972
III.47Law School Association, undated
III.48Library Committee, undated
III.49Moot Court, undated
III.410Newspaper clippings, undated
III.411Overbrook Fund, undated
III.412Placement (law school), undated
III.413Records of President Carter's Administration, 1979
III.414Report of the Secretary General, 1982
III.415Schedules, 1970-1984
III.416Rusk Scholarship Fund, undated
III.417Sibley Lectures, undated
III.418Student Bar Association, undated
III.419RC - student export project, undated
III.51-2Summaries of Judicial Decisions under the Immigration and Nationality Act, 1952-1980
III.53Woodruff Chair in International Law, undated
III.54Writing Requirements - letter of support, undated