Description of File or Item:

Interview with Allen Linden
Dates of Creation
July 1991
Physical Description
1 file of textual records (includes 2 audio cassettes (ca. 120 minutes))
Scope and Content

File consists of oral history records documenting the life and career of Allen Linden (b. 1934), a Justice of the Federal Court of Canada, Appeal Division, who wrote a Canadian text on torts. This interview concerns his textbook, and legal publishing in general. Topics include: Linden's reasons for writing a Canadian text on torts; personal background; first book on torts in Canada; publisher, Butterworths; academics or practitioners as authors; function of a text and casebook; 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th editions; method of writing. Interview conducted by Christine J.N. Kates. File includes two audio cassette recordings, a transcript (71 p.), and a copy of a release form.


Interview was conducted as part of the Canadian Legal Text Authors Project.

File/Item Ref. Code
C 81-2-0-38
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C 81-2 Osgoode Society Oral History Programme - Topical Programme interview files

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Textual records are located in container B436852 ; sound recordings are located in container B436845 Note this information for retrieval of this item.To help you find what you need, also note the File/Item Ref. Code and/or the Creator Ref. shown above.