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Addendum to the Papers of Richard J. Bonnie [a], 1913-1988


Scope and Contents

Addendum (a) (boxes 2-38) consists of public service files (almost exclusively relating to drug issues); professional activities files (relating mainly to drugs and the insanity defense); University of Virginia files, primarily related the University of Virginia Law School, general correspondence and related files.

The public service papers relate to Bonnie's work with the federal government, including the Shafer Commission and his mission to Western Europe. The professional activities group includes a great deal of material on marijuana decriminalization. In addition there is information on other medical and legal experts in the drug field, organizations, and journals and publications containing Bonnie's own work on the drug issue (including his two books on marijuana). Bonnie's general correspondence (10 folders, 1968-1984), speeches, testimony on the drug issue, files of cases handled by Bonnie on appeal, and records of private consultations.


  • Creation: 1913-1988



14 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This addendum was received in September of 1986.

Repository Details

Part of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library Special Collections Repository

Arthur J. Morris Law Library
580 Massie Road
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22903 United States