Skip to main content

Fred Rodell collection

Identifier: HC.MC-1309

Scope and Contents

This collection contains manuscripts, correspondance, and audio recordings relating to Fred Rodell.


  • 1990


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

Fred Rodell ne Roedelheim (1907-1980) was born in Philadelphia, PA and received both an undergraduate degree from Haverford College in 1926 and an Honorary LL.D. in 1973. His law degree was from Yale University in 1931. He began his career as an assistant literary editor for Century Publishing Company in New York, but by 1933 had joined the faculty of the Yale Law School, becoming a full professor by 1939, where he remained for 41 years. He maintained a large number of other activities, such as a feature writer for the Chicago Times (1940), Director of Cooperative Consumers, Inc. in New Haven, CT (1941-1945), contributing editor for Progressive magazine (1943-?), working at the American Civil Liberties Union, and writing a great deal of legal journalism. Rodell was the author of Fifty-five Men: the Story of the Constitution (1936); Woe Unto You Lawyers (1939); Nine Men: a Political History of the Supreme Court from 1870 to 1955 (1955) and many others.

Biographical information from Directory of American Scholars, sixth edition, vol. IV. New York: Bowker Co., 1974.


.21 Linear Feet (1 boxes)




This collection contains correspondance between Janet Rodell, the wife of Fred Rodell, and Professor Loren Ghiglione in 1999 regarding Ghiglione's article referencing the late Fred. It additionally contains a manuscript of Rodell's "Storm Center: The Warren Supreme Court", and four audio tapes.


This collection is arranged in one box.

Related Materials

Rodell revisited / materials for the book edited by Loren Ghiglione (HC.MC-827.2), Fred Rodell Papers (HC.MC-827.1), Fred Rodell Papers ( HC.MC-827), Fred Rodell Collection (HC.MC-1309)

Processing Information

Processed by Alexandra Stern, completed October 2018.



Fred Rodell Collection
Alexandra Stern
October, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections Library

370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford PA 19041 USA US