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R. Harvey Chappell, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 83 C36
Mss. 83.C36: Papers, 1950-1982, of R. Harvey Chappell, Jr., relating particularly to his tenures as president of the Virgina State Bar and the Richmond Bar Association and as a member of the council and executive committees of those organizations. Includes correspondence relating to philanthropic endeavors as well as to certain legal cases. The collection includes numerous legal briefs and documents as well as printed volumes.

Subjects covered by the papers include advertising by lawyers, contingency fees, the unauthorized practice of law, legal aid, legal ethics, lawyer referrals, legal assistants (paralegals) and the Crippled Children's Hospital of Richmond, Va. The inventory for this accession is available in the finding aid/inventory section of this finding aid.

Addition to the collection (1992.44) contains 20 boxes of professional papers relating to the American Bar Association, American College of Trial Lawyers, and the W & M Law School.  See inventory for complete folder listing. The inventory for this accession is available in the finding aid/inventory section of this finding aid.

Addition to the collection (1994.87) contains correspondence of Chappell as president of Eta Circle, Omicron Delta Kappa and as president of the Wythe Law Club at the College of William and Mary. Includes constitution of the Wythe Law Club.

Addition to the collection (1999.19B) contains correspondence between Chappell and Supreme Court Justices Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (1985-1996), Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger, Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, John Paul Stevens, and Bryan R. White, 1985-1990 and between Chappell and other individuals, including Brian Dickson, Kenneth Starr, Charles Robb et al 1985-1996.

Dates

  • 1950-1982

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

34.70 Linear Feet

Biographical Information:

Robert Harvey Chappell, Jr. was born 28 November 1926 in Clarksville, Va. He was the son of Robert Harvey Chappell and Edna Kathryn Lumpkin Chappell. He served in the U. S. Air Force 1944-1946. He graduated from the College of William and Mary. He was a lawyer, President of the Richmond Bar Association (1969-1970) and President of the Virginia State Bar Association (1977-1978). He was a student at William and Mary from 1945-1950 and a member of the Board of Visitors from 1970-1976. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged in accession number order.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1983.40 gift of 12,836 items on 8/1983; Acc. 1992.41 gift of 20 record cartons in 1991; Acc. 1994.87 gift of 35 items on 12/06/1994; and Acc. 1999.19 gift of 125 items on 05/18/1999.

Related Materials:

Records of the Board of Visitors (UA 1)

Separated Materials:

1994.87

Vol. I, No. 1 of the William and Mary Review of Virginia Law was transferred to the Archives.

Processing Information:

Processed by Tom Scott in 1987.
Title
Guide to the R. Harvey Chappell, Jr. Papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Tom Scott.
Date
2007-08-07
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Revision Statements

  • May 12th, 2017: Additional materials have been received and added to this collection since its original processing. Box and Folder List compiled by Jennifer Quirnbach, SCRC staff, from September to November 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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