Williams & Wilkins Co. v. The United States Records 1938-1982 (bulk 1958-1982)

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Williams & Wilkins Co. v. The United States Records, 1938-1982 (bulk 1958-1982)

Williams & Wilkins Co. v. The United States Records 1938-1982 (bulk 1958-1982)

The suit charged that the libraries had violated the company's copyright by duplicating for interlibrary loan articles from journals published by Williams & Wilkins. The case was settled by a split decision of the Supreme Court upholding the appeals court verdict that found for the government. Included are files from Martin Cummings and Scott Adams, the Director and Deputy Director of the Library, and Albert Berkowitz, the Reference Services Division Section Chief, as well as subject and correspondence files.

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National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

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In the 1870s the Surgeon General's library occupied space in Ford's theater in Washington, D.C. Beginning in 1872 library officials began seeking legislative funding and approval for a proper building. Concerted efforts during the 1880s won approval for a new building at 7th and Independence, which was occupied in 1887. In the 1910s, having outgrown this facility, the library began requesting another new building. These attempts failed until 1938, when a new Armed Forces Medical Library building...

Williams & Wilkins

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On 27 February 1968 the Williams & Wilkins Co., a major publisher of medical and scientific books and journals, filed a petition in the U.S. Court of Claims against the United States of America. They charged that the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health library violated the company's copyright by duplicating for interlibrary loan articles from journals published by Williams & Wilkins. By the time the case was finally settled by the Supreme Court...