Interviews with Willard Estey

Reference Code: File - C 81-1-0-9
Title: Interviews with Willard Estey
Date of Creation: Dec. 1979, May 1983 - Dec. 1983
Physical Description:

1 file of textual records (includes 7 audio cassettes (ca. 495 minutes))

Scope and Content:

Files consist of oral history records documenting the life and career of Willard Z. Estey (1919-2002), a lawyer originally from Saskatchewan who, after moving to Ontario to practice law, was appointed to the Ontario Court of Appeal (1973), later becoming Chief Justice of Ontario (1976), and he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1977 (until 1988). Interview topics include: genealogical history; the University of Saskatchewan; Harvard Law School; Select professors at Harvard; beginning his practice; legal aid; his appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada; select Supreme Court Justices; comparisons between different levels of the judiciary. Interview conducted by Jeremy Egner. File includes seven audio cassette recordings from a series of six interviews a transcript with index (261 p.).

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Forms Part of: C 81-1 - Osgoode Society Oral History Programme - General Programme interview files
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Container B436510 houses tapes 1-6; container B436509 houses tape 7. See file C 81-5-0- 4 for other textual documentation pertaining to the life and career of W. Estey.

Location and Ordering Information: Textual records located in container B436473; sound recordings located in container B436510; B436509
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