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Cornell Archiving Summers’ Labor Law Papers

 
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Legendary law professor Clyde Summers will have his papers and files placed in the Kheel Archive at the Martin P. Catherwood Library at the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations. The Kheel Center is the preeminent labor-management archive of original source material in North America. Used by researchers and professionals, it covers the history of labor and the workplace. Summers’ papers range from articles and speeches to correspondence and class notes.

Summers is considered the most influential U.S. Labor Law scholar in the latter half of the 20th century. The Commission of Uniform State Laws’ Model Employment Termination Act was modeled after an article written by Summers advocating statutory protection against unjust dismissal. He contributed to the draft of the Landrum Griffin Act, co-edited five casebooks and published more than 125 law review articles and contributions to symposia. Summers taught at Penn Law School for 30 years.

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