Ervin H. Pollack, 1913 – 1972

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Founder and First President, Ohio Association of Law Libraries, 1949–50
  • Chair, Joint Committee on Cooperation between American Association of Law Libraries and Association of American Law Schools, 1951–53
  • Chair, Committee on Cataloging, 1952–55
  • Executive Board, 1952–55
  • Chair, Program Committee, AALL Institute, 1954–55
  • AALL President Elect, 1957 58
  • President, 1958–59
  • Chair, Special Committee on Procedures in Law Libraries, 1966 67
  • Chair, Joseph Andrews Bibliographic Award Committee, 1966–68
  • Chair, Ethics of Law Librarians Committee, 1969–72

Professional Honors and Awards

  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Check-list of Session Laws, Supplement. Boston: National Association of State Libraries, 1941.
  • “A Survey of the Arranging, Indexing and Binding of the United States Supreme Court Appeal Papers,” Law Library Journal 34 (1941): 203–15.
  • Ohio Court Rules Annotated. Buffalo, N.Y.: Dennis, 1949.Legal Research and Materials. Ohio ed. Indianapolis: Allen Smith Co., 1950.
  • “A Re-Appraisal of the Ohio Administrative Procedure Act,” Ohio State Law Journal 11 (1950): 69–93 (with J. Russell Leach).
  • “Ohio’s Reported Decisions—An Integrated Survey,” Ohio State Law Journal 11 (1950): 413–35 (with J. Russell Leach).
  • “A Proposal for the Reassessment of Law School Activities,” Journal of Legal Education 5 (1952): 324–28.
  • “A Projection for the Revaluation of Unfair Competition,” Ohio State Law Journal 13 (1952): 187–235.
  • “The History of Legislative Publications in Ohio,” Ohio State Law Journal 13 (1952): 307–49 (with Charles F. O’Brien).A History of Legislative Publications in Ohio. Columbus: Ohio State University College of Law, 1952.Ohio Unreported Decisions—Prior to 1823. Indianapolis: Allen Smith Co., 1952.
  • “The Right of Appeal By Administrative Authority From Adverse Judicial Rulings,” Ohio State Law Journal 14 (1953): 408–24 (with Harriet S. Martin)
  • Brandeis Reader. New York: Oceana, 1956.
  • “The Law Librarian as Researcher,” Law Library Journal 50 (1957): 412–15.
  • Autonomy versus Integration in Law Library Administration: A Reply to Dr. Price,” Journal of Legal Education 14 (1961): 229–39.
  • “Unfair Trading by Product Simulation: Rule or Rankle? Ohio State Law Journal 23 (1962): 74–109.
  • “Natural Rights: Conflict and Consequence,” Ohio State Law Journal 27 (1966): 559–90.
  • “Miles Oscar Price,” Law Library Journal 62 (1969): 15–16.
  • Fundamentals of Legal Research. Brooklyn: Foundation Press, 1956 [later editions in 1962 and 1967].
  • Human Rights.  Buffalo: J. Stewart, 1971.
  • Jurisprudence. Columbus: Ohio State University, 1979.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “In Memoriam: Ervin H. Pollack, April 13, 1913—June 9, 1972,” Ohio State Law Review 34 (1972): 1–14.
  • Mathew Dee, “In Memory of Ervin H. Pollack,” Law Library Journal 65 (1972): 469–70.
  • Robert Mathews, “In Memory of Ervin Harold Pollack,” Law Library Journal 66 (1973): 112–13.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant to Librarian, Columbia University Law Library, 1939–41
  • Librarian, Hays, Podell & Shulman, New York City, 1941–42
  • Secretary to Chester Bowles, Office of Price Administration, 1942–47
  • Assistant Professor and Librarian, Ohio State University College of Law, 1947–50
  • Associate Professor and Librarian, Ohio State University College of Law, 1950–54
  • Professor and Librarian, Ohio State University College of Law, 1954–59
  • Professor and Director of Research Services, Ohio State University College of Law, 1959–72

Education

  • Undergraduate degree, St. Louis University
  • LL.B., Washington University, 1939
  • M.L.S., Columbia University, 1941

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside law librarianship)

  • Admitted to the practice of law, Missouri, 1939
  • Chair, Building Committee, Ohio State University Law School, 1950’s
  • Ohio State Bar Association Foundation Fellow,
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Ohio Legal Center Foundation
  • Consultant, Library of Congress, 1959–64
  • Consultant, U.S. Department of State, 1966–72
  • Economic Consultant, Organization of Central American States, 1970–72
  • Chair, Ohio State University Rules Committee, 1971–72