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Bremer-Kovacs Collection: Historic Documents Related to the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946

Few statutes have a legislative history as rich, varied, and sprawling as the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946 (APA). This comprehensive collection is designed to make the APA’s history more accessible and understandable.

Editors' Timeline and Essay


Research Editor Charlotte Schneider has created a comprehensive, detailed timeline charting the APA's history from its first fitful starts in 1929 through discussion by the American Bar Association in 1947 after its eventual passage. Included in the timeline are document citations, links to HeinOnline documents, select scholarly commentary on events and documents, and more. Access this timeline here.



Editors Emily S. Bremer and Kathryn E. Kovacs have written an essay designed to assist users and maximize their research within the collection. The essay explains the origin and scope of the collection, the work undertaken by the editors in compiling documents for the collection, and the historical context of the included documents. This introductory essay will be published in Minnesota Law Review Headnotes in early 2022. Read the draft version here.