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Addendum to the Papers of A. E. Dick Howard [f] - Student Notebooks, Clerkship Files, Teaching Files, Case Files, Counselor to Governor Charles Robb Files and Other State of Virginia Miscellaneous Files, 1956 - 2001


Scope and Contents

Boxes 1 – 6 contain A. E. Dick Howard student notebooks as a law student at the University of Virginia School of Law, a binder with briefs (Box 5) and other University of Virginia files.

Boxes 7-8 are the Hugo L. Black files. A. E. Dick Howard served as a law clerk to Justice Black during the October Term of 1962 to the October Term of 1963.

Box 9 -10 contain cert notes that Howard wrote during his clerkship with Justice Hugo Black (1962-1964). “I happened upon the scene of a truly historic moment. Between the time I accepted the clerkship and the time I reported for duty, Felix Frankfurter had a stroke and left the Court. He was replaced by Arthur Goldburg, Thus the field marshal of the Court’s conservative wing was replaced by a liberal. This shifted the balance on the Court to the more liberal justices. It was at that moment that the Warren Court came into its own, I had the fortune of sitting at the elbow of the architect of much of the Warren Court’s most important decisions. An example (during my time) was Gideon v. Wainwright.”

Boxes 11- 15 Teaching Files: Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutionalism, Jurisprudence, Supreme Court Seminar (All these files have restricted materials that have been signaled).

Boxes 15 -21 are comprised of case files. School District of Grand Rapids v. Ball, an important case arising under the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause in which Prof. Howard agreed to argue the case for the respondents. The Bricks Company v. United States “involved constitutional challenges to the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992”, are two of the most important ones.

Boxes 22-27 are the Counselor to Governor Charles S. Robb Files. A. E. Dick Howard was named Counselor to the Governor in 1982. “This position had not existed before, so I was the first person to hold this post. The post was unpaid and part-time.” (Note to Amy Wharton, October 2020).

Box 28 contains Other State of Virginia files


  • 1956 - 2001



11 Cubic Feet (28 archival boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Personal and professional files. Includes students notes, clerkship files, teaching files, case files, counselor to Virginia Governor Charles S. Robb files and other miscellaneous files.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This addition to the collection was transferred to the Law Library between August of 2020 and January 2021.

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