Manuscript Collections - Courts Oulahan Papers


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1 linear foot, 9 linear inches (4 manuscript boxes)
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Courts Oulahan served as research director of the Legal Task Force, Second Hoover Commission, 1954‑1955, and for four years as special assistant to the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1958‑1962. He was born on December 5, 1920 in Washington, D.C. Oulahan received his law degree from Yale in 1942 and practiced law in Washington, D.C. and Cleveland. He served in the Navy from 1942 to 1945 and the Navy Reserve from 1951-1953.


These papers document Oulahan’s work for the Atomic Energy Commission and the Second Hoover Commission. The collection contains memoranda, reports, speeches, articles, press releases, directives, minutes, and clippings.

Folder List

Box Contents


Atomic Energy Commission – Deputy General Counsel Files

General, 1959‑1966 (6 folders)


General, 1959‑1966
?Clippings Found in The Man Who Would Be God, 1963‑1985
Correspondence and Printed Material, 1950‑1965
The Regulatory Program of the Atomic Energy Commission, Nov 1960

Second Hoover Commission

Legal Services & Procedure Task Force – Commission Action: Hollister
Comments; Federal Trade Commission; Subcommittee Drafts Code;
Comparative Print, 1955

Directives, Apr‑Dec 1954
Legal Services and Procedure Task Force Group 3 ‑ Working Papers, 1953‑1955


Jurisdiction & Delegation of Authority ‑ Raven Memorandum, 1954
Memorandum of Task Force Meetings, Sep 8‑9, 1954
Minutes of Meetings, Feb-Oct, 1954
Press Releases, 1954-1955 (2 folders)


Printed Material: Speech Outlines, Booklets, Articles, Pamphlets, etc., 1954‑1957
Report ‑ Final ‑ PART VI, 1955
Status of the Hoover Report 1949‑53. Published by Citizens Committee for the Hoover Report, 1953 (2 vols)
Task Force Reports, 1954‑1955
Task Group 4 ‑ Working Papers, 1954