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Guide to the James Franklin Oates, Jr. (1899-1982) Papers 1924/1981

Overview of the Collection

Title:

James Franklin Oates, Jr. (1899-1982) Papers

Dates:

1924-1981

Collector:

Oates, James F. (James Franklin), 1899-1982

Size:

30.00

Repository:

Northwestern University Archives

Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Abstract:

The James F. Oates, Jr. Papers consist primarily of correspondence, reports, income tax forms, speeches, bound legal briefs, and office desk diaries that illuminate Oates' varied and distinguished career. The bulk of the papers cover the years after Oates retired from the Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1969. There is little documentation relating to Oates' tenure as chief executive officer of Peoples Gas, Light, and Coke Company or as chief executive officer of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States.

Biographical Information

James Franklin Oates, Jr. was born November 11, 1899 in Evanston, Illinois, the eldest son of James Franklin and Henrietta Jennings Oates. He attended Northwestern University Law School from 1921-1924 and was a member of the Illinois Bar. Oates served as a partner at Cutting, Moore and Sidley, Chief of Purchase Policy in the Army Ordnance Department, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Peoples Light, Gas, and Coke Company of Chicago, and Chairman of the Board of Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. He was also active in various philanthropic and educational causes.

Oates had one brother, Whitney (1904-1974), who taught classics at Princeton University. Oates's father was the Executive Secretary and President of the Chicago YMCA and a general agent for the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. He also was a member of the Northwestern University Board of Trustees from 1914 to 1946 and a Life Trustee from 1946 until his death in 1954. From 1919 to 1948 the senior Oates served as Secretary of the Board.

James F. Oates, Jr. attended the Evanston Academy of Northwestern University in 1915 and 1916, graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in 1917 and entered Northwestern in 1917. He withdrew in 1918 to join the Army. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the Machine Gun Corps at Fort Sheridan, Illinois and at Camp Hancock, Georgia. In 1919 he was mustered out and enrolled at Princeton, from which he received his B.S. in 1921. He attended the Northwestern University Law School from 1921 to 1924 and upon graduation was admitted to the Illinois Bar.

Oates joined the trial division of the firm of Cutting, Moore and Sidley in 1924. He became a partner in 1931 and eventually was chosen to head the trial division. Oates was heavily involved with utility, oil company, railroad, and particularly bankruptcy litigation during his twenty-four years with the firm.

In 1942 Oates took leave from his law practice to become legal advisor to the U.S. Army's Chicago Ordnance District. He was called to Washington later in 1942 to serve as Chief of Purchase Policy, Army Ordnance Department, a post he held until 1944. Oates was primarily responsible for developing policies and procedures for contract negotiations between private industry and the War Department and monitoring contract compliance. He returned to his Chicago law practice in 1944.

Oates was elected Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Peoples Light, Gas, and Coke Company of Chicago in 1947. During the nine years he spent as chief executive, Oates transformed Peoples Gas from a local distributor into a fully integrated utility by developing gas production facilities in the Gulf States and purchasing or constructing pipelines to carry the gas to Chicago. Under Oates' leadership Peoples Gas quadrupled its assets.

In 1955 Oates became a member of the Board of Directors of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States and two years later in 1957 was chosen to head the company, which was then the third largest insurance company in the country. In 1958 he became Chairman of the Board of Equitable as well as President and Chief Executive Officer. He held all three positions until 1964 when he relinquished the presidency. Oates' primary contributions to Equitable were in the areas of management policy and long range planning. He reorganized the company's management procedures and corporate hierarchy and promoted heavily from within, thus providing Equitable with ample experienced managerial talent for a period of rapid expansion. The total amount of Equitable's insurance in force grew by sixty percent under Oates. Oates also oversaw the construction of a new national headquarters building in Chicago. He pioneered the insurance industry's participation in urban renewal, through Equitable's underwriting of the Gateway Center Development in Pittsburgh which was completed in 1970.

During his career Oates was president of the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Commercial Club, and, like his father, the Chicago YMCA. He sat as a director on the boards of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, Chicago Community Fund, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He held numerous corporate directorships, including the First National Bank of Chicago, International Harvester, Great Northern Railway, Miehle, Goss & Dexter, Inc., Chase Manhattan Bank, Brooklyn Union Gas Company, and Colgate-Palmolive.

One of Oates' chief interests outside business was higher education. He served as an Alumni Trustee of Princeton and Chairman of its Executive Committee. He also chaired Princeton's 1959-62, $53 Million Fund Drive. He acted as the University orator, composing and reading all honorary degree citations at Commencement. Oates also was an honorary trustee of George Williams College. He served as a member of the Northwestern University Board of Trustees from 1948 to 1957, and thereafter served as a Life Trustee. He was active in fund raising for the University and the Law School in particular.

Oates received honorary degrees from Illinois College, Lake Forest College, George Williams College, Hampden-Sydney College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Pace College, Willamette University, Hamline University, Centre College, Presbyterian College, and Butler University. Among the awards bestowed upon him are the 1921 Distinguished Service Award from Princeton, the Gold Medal of Merit Award from the Wharton School, the John Phillips Award from the Phillips Exeter Academy, the John S. Myrich Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee, and the Alumni Medal from Northwestern.

In addition to his chairmanship of the Jobs for Veterans Committee, Oates served on the President's Committee on Youth Employment and the Business Men's Committee for Tax Reduction under President Kennedy. He also was a member of the President's Committee on Heart Disease, Cancer and Stroke, appointed by President Johnson, and served on the New York State Commission on Quality, Cost, and Financing of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Oates married Rosalind Wright in 1925. They had two children, Dr. James F. Oates III and Rosalind Oates Pearse. Oates died on October 22, 1982.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Board of Trustees

Princeton University. Trustees

Sir George Williams College. Board of Trustees

Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Personal Name:

Oates, James F. (James Franklin), 1899-1982

Topical Term:

Lawyers--United States--Correspondence

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The James Franklin Oates, Jr. Papers were donated to the Northwestern University Archives by Mr. Oates on May 6, 1981 as Accession #81-100. The addition was donated to the University Archives by Rosalind Oates on February 9, 1983 as Accession #83-9.

Processing Information

Thomas Dorst, Thawivann Lamouth and Margaret Faverty, November, 1981. Addition processed by Thomas J. Dorst, March 9, 1984.

Separated Materials

Three letters to James F. Oates, Jr. from Richard Nixon and on letter to Oates from Gerald Ford exist in the papers (Box 6 Folder 2) as photocopies. The originals have been removed to the Archives autograph file. Approximately 100 photographs were removed and placed in the University Archives photograph files, along with some negatives.

Separations from the addition: One oversize folder of certificates, plaques and memorabilia was incorporated into the existing separations for the series. One 5" reel of audiotape of the citations for honorary degrees at the Princeton University commencement, July 15, 1965 and one 7" reel of Adlai Stevenson's last public speech on July 9, 1965 were separated to the Audio-tape Collection. One 16 mm motion picture film of Oates' retirement "festivities" was separated to the Film Collection.

Conditions Governing Access

The nine folders of James F. Oates, Jr.'s taxes (Box 6 Folders 6-9 and Box 7 Folders 1-5) may be examined only with the permission of the University Archivist.

Related Materials

Audiocassettes AC#57-59, Interview with Mr. and Mrs. James M. Oates, 5/28/81, in the University Archives tape collection.

Scope and Contents

The James F. Oates, Jr. Papers, comprising thirty boxes and fifty-one bound volumes spanning the years 1924-1981, consist primarily of correspondence, reports, income tax forms, speeches, bound legal briefs, and office desk diaries that illuminate Oates' varied and distinguished career. The bulk of the papers cover the years after Oates retired from the Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1969. There is little documentation relating to Oates' tenure as chief executive officer of Peoples Gas, Light, and Coke Company or as chief executive officer of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. The final three boxes of the series comprise the addition.

Arranged in nine subseries (general files, educational institutions files, club files, Presidential Committee on Jobs for Veterans files, speeches, daily desk diaries, vacation files, legal briefs, and miscellaneous volumes), the Oates Papers are organized according to a modified version of the filing system employed in Oates' Chicago office. Sub-series of general files, education institutions files, club files, and Presidential Committee on Jobs for Veterans files were separated from a single office file. Alphabetically arranged folder titles were retained. Arrangement within folders is chronological. Packets of topical correspondence are filed by the date of the first item.

General Files: The general files, comprising six and one half boxes spanning the years 1946-1978, are preceded by three folders of biographical material, clippings, and reprints of Oates' articles. The general files include Oates' general and topical correspondence and related material pertaining to a wide range of subjects such as investments, corporate directorships, charities, tax returns, and personal affairs.

The bulk of the general files document Oates' transition from an active corporate executive to a retired but still very active and influential private citizen. The materials in the general files indicate that Oates' retirement encompassed a series of stages that occurred over several years. Upon leaving Equitable he returned to Chicago where he became a counsel to his old law firm, Sidley and Austin. In addition, he continued to play an active advisory role at Equitable and sit as a member of numerous other corporate boards. Only after five years of retirement did Oates begin to seriously curtail his complex and interrelated series of commitments.

Oates' correspondence, tax materials, and subject files reflect his continued post-retirement charitable and philanthropic activities. Among the best documented such endeavors are his work on behalf of the YMCA, Planned Parenthood, and the National Council on Alcoholism.

The general files do not include significant documentation on Oates' career with either Peoples Gas, Light and Coke Company or the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Moreover, they include virtually no information relating to Oates' war service with the Army Ordnance Department or his early legal career.

The general files are arranged alphabetically by folder titles. Sixteen folders of correspondence, spanning the period 1958-1978, include information on a broad spectrum of business, civic, philanthropic, and private matters. The remainder of the folders pertain to specific topics, such as Oates' continuing association with Equitable, other corporate boards on which he sat, personal investments, personal insurance, and tax returns.

Educational Institutions Files: The educational institutions files, comprising six boxes, span the years 1947-1979. The files consist of correspondence, reports, and honorary degree citations that reflect Oates' service on the Boards of Trustees of Princeton, Northwestern, and George Williams College, his philanthropic contributions to several institutions of higher learning, and his receipt of honorary degrees awarded by seven institutions.

The files document both Oates' interest in higher education and the substantial amount of time he devoted in connection with his interest. The bulk of the files pertain to Oates' work on behalf of higher education following his retirement from Equitable. As a member of Northwestern's Board of Trustees Oates sat on the Board's Real Estate Committee and, at the same time as counsel to the University's law firm, Sidley and Austin, he was able to oversee legal opinions on university-related real estate matters. As chairman of Princeton's $53 Million Fund Drive he was frequently able to call on the expertise and resources of his business contacts.

The files also document Oates' work on behalf of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation, of which his brother Whitney was one of the founders. Oates served on the Foundation's Board of Directors and after his brother's death in 1974 as its chairman.

The files are arranged alphabetically by each institution's name. Within the groups of files pertaining to Northwestern and Princeton, that comprise the bulk of the files, folders are arranged alphabetically by title. Arrangement within folders is chronological.

Club Files: The club files, comprising two boxes, span the years 1963-1979. They include announcements of events, letters of recommendation for prospective members, records of club business matters, and correspondence between Oates and fellow club members. Much of the correspondence is relatively routine. It reflects a decline in Oates' club activity following his return to Chicago.

The files are arranged alphabetically by club name and chronologically within folders.

Presidential Committee on Jobs for Veterans Files: The Presidential Committee on Jobs for Veterans files, comprising two boxes, span the years 1970-1974. The files consist of correspondence, much of it with well known politicians and businessmen, drafts and published versions of the Committee's report, promotional material, and committee publications.

The files illuminate Oates' major undertaking during his initial retirement years. Appointed Chairman of the Committee by President Nixon in 1970, he served until 1974 when the Committee's report was issued and responsibility for implementing its recommendations was passed to the National Alliance for Business.

The files consist of three chronologically arranged folders of correspondence, the bulk of which consists of letters to Oates from prominent individuals congratulating him on the work of the Committee, followed by various publications and promotional materials and a copy of the Committee's final report to the President. Apparently the actual working files of the Committee were transferred to Washington, D.C. when the Committee disbanded in 1974.

Speeches: Oates' speeches fill three and one half boxes spanning the years 1957-1976. The speech files consist of twelve paper bound volumes, three folders of miscellaneous speeches, and one folder of speech notes. Included are over two hundred fifty speeches given between 1957 and 1969 while Oates' headed Equitable, as well as nearly one hundred speeches given between 1970 and 1974, while he was Chairman of the Jobs for Veterans Committee.

The speeches offer the best source of information in the Oates Papers concerning his career as chief executive officer of Equitable. Speeches were delivered before stockholders meetings, business groups, college commencements and convocations, church groups, charity groups, and the general public. They provide an excellent record of Oates' public positions on such subjects as government regulation, inflation, unemployment, and the role of insurance in a capitalist economy. They also cover such topics as leadership, religious faith, morality, and social responsibility.

The speeches are arranged chronologically. Each volume includes speeches for one or two years. It has a table of contents listing speech title, date delivered, and before whom it was delivered. The miscellaneous speeches are arranged chronologically but lack a table of contents.

Daily Desk Diaries: The Daily Desk Diaries consist of thirty four bound volumes spanning the period 1945-1978. They represent the only portion of the Oates Papers documenting his career as chief executive officer of Peoples Gas, Light and Coke.

The diaries record Oates' meetings, business travel, vacations, and social engagements. Many entries detail routine topics, such as weather conditions and family illnesses. Some entries dealing with business matters are briefly annotated, usually indicating the need for further action or recording an impression of the success of a meeting.

The diaries are arranged chronologically with one volume for each year.

Vacation Files: The vacation files comprising four boxes span the years 1954-1981. They include correspondence and related material regarding travel and accommodations, itineraries, letters of introduction, and a small amount of personal correspondence. The files reveal Oates' love of sport fishing and his extensive worldwide travel. They are arranged chronologically.

Legal Briefs: Bound in thirty six volumes, the legal briefs span the years 1925-1946. The first nineteen volumes comprise a complete set of briefs prepared by Oates as a member, and after 1931 as a partner, in the firm of Cutting, Moore & Sidley (now Sidley & Austin). Seventeen additional volumes include the complete record of two cases that Oates directed as head of the firm's trial division, as well as a volume of miscellaneous briefs. Fourteen volumes comprise the record of a bankruptcy decree appeal on behalf of the Deep Rock Oil Company, while two volumes document an appeal, directed by Oates before the Supreme Court, of a Federal Trade Commission ruling.

The briefs are arranged by volume number. For the first nineteen volumes there is a loose-leaf index.

Miscellaneous Volumes: The miscellaneous volumes consist of fifteen volumes spanning the years 1924-1970. They include two books authored by Oates, his college annual, three supplements to the annual issued at fifteen year intervals, a report on purchase policy for the Army Ordnance Department written by Oates in WW II, and the reports of several committees on which Oates served.

The addition, comprising three boxes (boxes 28-30), represents Oates' active files for approximately the last three years of his life. They are arranged alphabetically be folder title. Most of the topics included have corresponding files in the main body of the Papers. The files in the addition include mainly routine correspondence, announcements, and notes. The bulk of the addition documents Oates' continued interest in Northwestern, Princeton, and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Fund. Also included is one folder of biographical information.

Of special interest are the transcripts of several oral history interviews of Mr. and Mrs. Oates conducted by George Roeder of the Northwestern History Department during 1981 (Box 27 Folder 2). The audio cassettes of the interviews were donated to the Archives by Professor Roeder and are in the Archives Audio Cassette Collection.

Addition, Boxes 28-30

The addition, comprising three boxes (boxes 28-30), represents Oates' active files for approximately the last three years of his life. They are arranged alphabetically be folder title. Most of the topics included have corresponding files in the main body of the Papers. The files in the addition include mainly routine correspondence, announcements, and notes. The bulk of the addition documents Oates' continued interest in Northwestern, Princeton, and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Fund. Also included is one folder of biographical information.

Of special interest are the transcripts of several oral history interviews of Mr. and Mrs. Oates conducted by George Roeder of the Northwestern History Department during 1981 (Box 27 Folder 2). The audiocassettes of the interviews were donated to the Archives by Professor Roeder and are in the Archives Audiocassette Collection.

INVENTORY

Box 1

Folder 1

Biographical Material

1971-1981

Box 1

Folder 2

Clippings

1953-1982

Box 1

Folder 3

Reprints

1948-1970

General Files

Box 1

Folder 4

Robert C. Andrus

1970

Box 1

Folder 5

Brooklyn Union Gas Co.

1959-1979

Box 1

Folder 6

Cash Receipt & Disbursements

1971-1972

Box 1

Folder 7

Chase Manhattan Bank

1957-1969

Box 1

Folder 8

Chicago Bar Association

1973-1974

Box 1

Folder 9

Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees

1970-1971

Box 1

Folder 10

Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees

1972

Box 1

Folder 11

Chief Executives Handbook-Correspondence

1973-1976

Box 1

Folder 12

Chief Executives Handbook-Drafts and Galleys

1973

Box 1

Folder 13

Colgate-Palmolive Co. Board of Directors

1964-1973

Box 1

Folder 14

Committee for Corporate Support of American Universities

1970-1973

Box 2

Folder 1

Correspondence

1958-Apr. 1970

Box 2

Folder 2

Correspondence

May-Jun. 17, 1970

Box 2

Folder 3

Correspondence

Jun. 19, 1970-Mar. 1971

Box 2

Folder 4

Correspondence

Apr.-Aug. 24, 1971

Box 2

Folder 5

Correspondence

Aug. 26, 1971-May 24, 1972

Box 2

Folder 6

Correspondence

May 25, 1972-Jul. 3, 1973

Box 2

Folder 7

Correspondence

Mar. 11 - Sept. 1973

Box 2

Folder 8

Correspondence

Oct. 1973-Feb. 14, 1974

Box 2

Folder 9

Correspondence

Feb. 22,-May 13, 1974

Box 2

Folder 10

Correspondence

May 14-Nov. 1974

Box 2

Folder 11

Correspondence

Jan.-Feb. 12, 1975

Box 3

Folder 1

Correspondence

Feb. 18-Apr. 1975

Box 3

Folder 2

Correspondence

May-Oct. 27, 1975

Box 3

Folder 3

Correspondence

Oct. 28, 1975-June, 1976

Box 3

Folder 4

Correspondence

July-Dec. 29, 1976

Box 3

Folder 5

Correspondence

1977-1978

Box 3

Folder 6

Declined Invitations

1976-1977

Box 3

Folder 7

Dinner at the White House

April 10, 1974

Box 3

Folder 8

Equitable Farewell Dinner

Dec. 2, 1969

Box 3

Folder 9

Equitable-Edward Hines Lumber Company Correspondence

1975

Box 3

Folder 10

Equitable-Inland Steel Loan

1974

Box 3

Folder 11

Equitable-J. Henry Smith Retirement Dinner

1974-1975

Box 3

Folder 12

Equitable-Miscellaneous

1957-1974

Box 3

Folder 13

Equitable-Thomas Murray Retirement Dinner

1975

Box 3

Folder 14

Equitable-National Agency Management Conference

1972-1973

Box 3

Folder 15

Equitable-Retirement Testimonials

1969

Box 4

Folder 1

Estate of Nellie O. McElroy

1971-1972

Box 4

Folder 2

Estate of James F. Oates, Sr.

Jul. 18, 1955-Nov. 30, 1956

Box 4

Folder 3

Estate of James F. Oates, Sr.

Dec. 5, 1956-Dec. 31, 1965

Box 4

Folder 4

Estate of James F. Oates, Sr.

Dec. 31, 1966-Dec. 31, 1968

Box 4

Folder 5

Estate of Frank G. Wright

1960

Box 4

Folder 6

First Chicago Corp.- Investment & Board of Directors

1949-1960

Box 4

Folder 7

H. Spencer Faircloth Correspondence

1964-1976

Box 4

Folder 8

401 N. Michigan Office

1973-1974

Box 4

Folder 9

Insurance

1956-Feb. 1967

Box 4

Folder 10

Insurance

Jun. 1967-Mar. 6, 1970

Box 5

Folder 1

Insurance

Mar. 26, 1970-Jul. 30, 1975

Box 5

Folder 2

Insurance

Jul. 31, 1975-1976

Box 5

Folder 3

Investments

1946-1958

Box 5

Folder 4

Investments

1959-1971

Box 5

Folder 5

National Academy of Science Panel

1970-1971

Box 5

Folder 6

National Alliance of Businessmen

1974-Jul. 1, 1975

Box 5

Folder 7

National Alliance of Businessmen

Jul. 7, 1975-1977

Box 5

Folder 8

New York State Commission on the Quality, Cost and Financing of Elementary and Secondary Education

1971-Aug. 4, 1972

Box 5

Folder 9

New York State Commission on the Quality, Cost and Financing of Elementary and Secondary Education

Aug. 27, 1972-1974

Box 6

Folder 1

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

1968-1976

Box 6

Folder 2

Presidential Correspondence

Nov. 3, 1972-1974

Box 6

Folder 3

Sidley and Austin

1969-1975

Box 6

Folder 4

Sidley and Austin-Firm History

1971-1972

Box 6

Folder 5

Sidley and Austin-Time and Expense Reports

1971-1973

Box 6

Folder 6

Tax Returns

1958-Apr. 19, 1969

Box 6

Folder 7

Tax Returns

Apr. 21, Oct. 1969

Box 6

Folder 8

Tax Returns

Dec. 1969-Feb. 14, 1970

Box 6

Folder 9

Tax Returns

Feb. 17, -Apr. 2, 1970

Box 7

Folder 1

Tax Returns

Apr. 13,-Dec. 1970

Box 7

Folder 2

Tax Returns

Jan. 1971-Aug. 24, 1971

Box 7

Folder 3

Tax Returns

Aug. 26, 1971-Dec. 29, 1972

Box 7

Folder 4

Tax Returns

Dec. 31, 1972-1974

Box 7

Folder 5

Tax Returns-Trust Account for James F. Oates, Sr.

1957-1970

Box 7

Folder 6

Tax Returns-Trust Account for James F. Oates, Sr.-Miscellaneous

1968-1970

Educational Institutions

Box 7

Folder 7

Northwestern Board of Trustees-Life Trustee

1971-1972

Box 7

Folder 8

Northwestern Board of Trustees-Life Trustee

1973-1976

Box 7

Folder 9

Northwestern Board of Trustees-Correspondence

1978

Box 7

Folder 10

Northwestern Board of Trustees-Correspondence

1979-1980

Box 8

Folder 1

Northwestern Board of Trustees-Chicago Real Estate

1971-1973

Box 8

Folder 2

Northwestern Board of Trustees-Memorial Resolutions

1973-1976

Box 8

Folder 3

Northwestern - John Evans Club

1971-1976

Box 8

Folder 4

Northwestern - John Henry Wigmore Club

1963-1971

Box 8

Folder 5

Northwestern University Law Alumni Fund 50th Reunion

1974

Box 8

Folder 6

Northwestern University Law Alumni Fund

1976

Box 8

Folder 7

Princeton University - Annual Giving

1954-1970

Box 8

Folder 8

Princeton University - Annual Giving

1971

Box 8

Folder 9

Princeton University - Annual Giving

1972-1977

Box 8

Folder 10

Princeton University - Board of Trustees

1970-1978

Box 8

Folder 11

Princeton University - Board of Trustees

1979

Box 8

Folder 12

Princeton University - William G. Bowen

1971-1976

Box 9

Folder 1

Princeton University - Budget

1971-1973

Box 9

Folder 2

Princeton University - Class Reunions

1970-1973

Box 9

Folder 3

Princeton University - Class Reunions

1973-Apr. 1975

Box 9

Folder 4

Princeton University - Class Reunions

May 1975-Sept. 15, 1975

Box 9

Folder 5

Princeton University - Class Reunions

Sept. 16, 1975-Jan. 19, 1976

Box 9

Folder 6

Princeton University - Class Reunions

Jan. 20, 1976-1977

Box 9

Folder 7

Princeton University - Correspondence

1970-Jan. 1972

Box 9

Folder 8

Princeton University - Correspondence

Feb.-Nov. 1972

Box 9

Folder 9

Princeton University - Correspondence

1973

Box 10

Folder 1

Princeton University - Correspondence

1974-Nov. 4, 1975

Box 10

Folder 2

Princeton University - Correspondence

Nov. 19, 1975-Oct. 1977

Box 10

Folder 3

Princeton University - Correspondence

Nov. 1977-Aug. 1978

Box 10

Folder 4

Princeton University - Correspondence

Mar.-Oct. 15, 1979

Box 10

Folder 5

Princeton University - Correspondence

Oct. 19-Nov. 1979

Box 10

Folder 6

Princeton University - Dr. Robert F. Goheen

1971-1973

Box 10

Folder 7

Princeton University - “History of American Law and Liberty”

1975-1977

Box 10

Folder 8

Princeton University - Honorary Degrees

1972

Box 10

Folder 9

Princeton University - New President

1971-1972

Box 10

Folder 10

Princeton University - $120 Million Program

1974-1975

Box 10

Folder 11

Princeton University - President's Conference

1974-1975

Box 10

Folder 12

Princeton University - Prospects

1974

Box 11

Folder 1

Princeton University - ROTC

1972-1973

Box 11

Folder 2

Princeton University - Symposium

1976-1977

Box 11

Folder 3

University of Chicago

1976

Box 11

Folder 4

George Williams College

1970- 1972

Box 11

Folder 5

George Williams College

1972-1976

Box 11

Folder 6

George Williams College Dinners

1971-1976

Box 11

Folder 7

Illinois Institute of Technology

1972

Box 11

Folder 8

Phillips Exeter Academy

1970-1976

Box 11

Folder 9

State University of New York

1974

Box 11

Folder 10

Tulane University

1971-1973

Box 11

Folder 11

Washington Univ.-David R. Calhoun, Jr. Memorial Fund

1974-1976

Box 11

Folder 12

Woodrow Wilson Foundation

1970-Jan. 29, 1973

Box 11

Folder 13

Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Jan. 29-Jun. 22, 1973

Box 11

Folder 14

Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Jun. 27-Dec. 1973

Box 12

Honorary Degree and Awards - Illinois College

1952

Box 12

Honorary Degree and Awards - YMCA

1951

Box 12

Honorary Degrees and Awards - Lake Forest College

1958

Box 12

Folder 1

Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Jan.-Apr. 17, 1974

Box 12

Folder 2

Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Apr. 22-Oct. 1974

Box 12

Folder 3

Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Nov. 1974-Jul. 1975

Box 12

Folder 4

Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Aug.-Dec. 3, 1975

Box 12

Folder 5

Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Dec. 3, 1975-Dec. 1976

Box 12

Folder 6

Woodrow Wilson Foundation - Visiting Professorships

1973-1974

Box 12

Folder 7

Honorary Degrees - General

1974-1972

Box 13

Honorary Degrees and Awards - George Williams College

1959

Box 13

Honorary Degrees and Awards - Hamline University

1966

Box 13

Honorary Degrees and Awards - Butler University

1968

Box 13

Honorary Degrees and Awards - Presbyterian University

1968

Box 13

Honorary Degrees and Awards - C. Walter Nicholas Award

n.d.

Clubs

Box 13

Folder 1

Admirals Club Membership

1972-1976

Box 13

Folder 2

Angler's Club

1972-1976

Box 13

Folder 3

Century Association

1971-1979

Box 13

Folder 4

Chicago Club

1966-1976

Box 13

Folder 5

Chicago Club

1976-1978

Box 14

Folder 1

Chicago Sunday Evening Club

1969-1978

Box 14

Folder 2

Commercial Club

1970-1975

Box 14

Folder 3

Commercial Club

1976-1978

Box 14

Folder 4

Connetquot River Club, Inc.

1963-1968

Box 14

Folder 5

Connetquot River Club, Inc.

1968-1974

Box 14

Folder 6

Law Club

1970-1977

Box 14

Folder 7

The Links

1971-1977

Box 14

Folder 8

Mayflower Society

1972

Box 14

Folder 9

Mid-Day Club

1971-1978

Box 14

Folder 10

Museum of Science and Industry

1972-1978

Box 14

Folder 11

Old Elm

1970

Box 14

Folder 12

Onwentsia Club

1970-1978

Box 14

Folder 13

Playreaders

1970-1977

Box 14

Folder 14

Princeton Club

1970-1977

Box 14

Folder 15

Riviera Club

1975

Box 15

Folder 1

University Club-New York

1970-1974

Box 15

Folder 2

YMCA-Metropolitan Chicago

1970-1975

Box 15

Folder 3

Clubs-Miscellaneous

1977-1978

Presidential Committee on Jobs for Veterans

Box 15

Folder 4

Correspondence

1973-Mar. 29, 1974

Box 15

Folder 5

Correspondence

Mar. 29-May 13, 1974

Box 15

Folder 6

Correspondence

May 20 -Sept. 1974

Box 15

Folder 7

Interim Reference Guide

July 1, 1974

Box 15

Folder 8

JFV Report

1974

Box 15

Folder 9

Press Releases and Promotional Material

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 10

Promotional Material

n.d.

Box 15

Folder 11

Publications-Miscellaneous

1971-1974

Box 16

Folder 1

Report of the Committee-Working Copy-Chapter 1-8

March, 1974

Box 16

Folder 2

Report of the Committee-Working Copy-Chapter 9-Bibliography

March, 1974

Box 16

Folder 3

Report of the Committee - Published Copy

March, 1974

Speeches

Box 16

Speeches

1957-1958

Box 16

Speeches

1959-1960

Box 17

Speeches

1961

Box 17

Speeches

1962

Box 17

Speeches

1963

Box 17

Speeches

1964

Box 18

Speeches

1965

Box 18

Speeches

1966

Box 18

Speeches

1967

Box 18

Speeches

1968

Box 19

Speeches

1969

Box 19

Speeches

1970-1971

Box 19

Folder 1

Speeches-Miscellaneous

1951-1972

Box 19

Folder 2

Speeches-Miscellaneous

1972-1975

Box 19

Folder 3

Speeches-Miscellaneous

1975-1976, n.d.

Box 20

Folder 1

Speeches-Miscellaneous

n.d.

Daily Desk Dairies

Box 20

1

Diary

1945

Box 20

2

Diary

1946

Box 20

3

Diary

1947

Box 20

4

Diary

1948

Box 20

5

Diary

1949

Box 20

6

Diary

1950

Box 20

7

Diary

1951

Box 20

8

Diary

1952

Box 20

9

Diary

1953

Box 20

10

Diary

1954

Box 20

11

Diary

1955

Box 20

12

Diary

1956

Box 21

1

Diary

1957

Box 21

2

Dairy

1958

Box 21

3

Diary

1959

Box 21

4

Diary

1960

Box 21

5

Diary

1961

Box 21

6

Diary

1962

Box 21

7

Diary

1963

Box 21

8

Diary

1964

Box 21

9

Diary

1965

Box 21

10

Diary

1966

Box 22

1

Diary

1967

Box 22

2

Diary

1968

Box 22

3

Diary

1969

Box 22

4

Diary

1970

Box 22

5

Diary

1971

Box 22

6

Diary

1972

Box 22

7

Diary

1973

Box 22

8

Diary

1974

Box 23

1

Diary

1975

Box 23

2

Diary

1976

Box 23

3

Diary

1977

Box 23

4

Diary

1978

Vacations

Box 23

Folder 1

Passports, Health Certificates

1952-1956

Box 23

Folder 2

Vacations

1954-1955

Box 23

Folder 3

Vacations

1955-1956

Box 23

Folder 4

Vacations

1956-1958

Box 23

Folder 5

Vacations

1958

Box 24

Folder 1

Vacations

1958

Box 24

Folder 2

Vacations

1958-1959

Box 24

Folder 3

Vacations

1959-1960

Box 24

Folder 4

Vacations

1961

Box 24

Folder 5

Vacations

1961-1962

Box 24

Folder 6

Vacations

1962-1963

Box 24

Folder 7

Vacations

1963

Box 25

Folder 1

Vacations

1963-1964

Box 25

Folder 2

Vacations

1964-1965

Box 25

Folder 3

Vacations

1966

Box 25

Folder 4

Vacations

1966

Box 25

Folder 5

Vacations

1966-1967

Box 25

Folder 6

Vacations

1967

Box 25

Folder 7

Vacations

1967-1969

Box 25

Folder 8

Vacations

1969

Box 26

Folder 1

Vacations

1969-1972

Box 26

Folder 2

Vacations

1972

Box 26

Folder 3

Vacations

1972-1973

Box 26

Folder 4

Vacations

1973

Box 26

Folder 5

Vacations

1973

Box 26

Folder 6

Vacations

1973-1974

Box 26

Folder 7

Vacations

1974

Box 26

Folder 8

Vacations

1975

Box 27

Folder 1

Vacations

1975-1976

Box 27

Folder 2

Vacations

1976-1978

Box 27

Folder 3

Vacations

1978-1981

Legal Briefs

1

1925-1929

2

1930

3

1930-1931

4

1932-1933

5

1933-1934

6

1935

7

1935

8

1935-1936

9

1937

10

1937

11

1938-1939

12

1939

13

1938-1939

14

1939-1940

15

1940

16

1941

17

1942

18

1944-1946

19

1947

20

United Power & Light vs. Grand Rapids Trust

1936

21

Deep Rock Oil Corporation, Debtor-transcript

1938

22

Deep Rock Oil Corporation, Debtor-transcript

1938

23

Deep Rock Oil Corporation, Debtor-transcript

1938

24

Deep Rock Oil Corporation, Debtor-briefs

1941

25

Deep Rock Oil Corporation, Debtor-briefs

1941

26

Deep Rock Oil Corporation, Debtor-transcript

1937

27

Deep Rock Oil Corporation, Debtor-transcript

1937

28

Deep Rock Oil Corporation, Debtor-transcript

1937

29

Deep Rock Oil Corporation, Debtor-transcript

1940

30

Deep Rock Oil Corporation, Debtor-transcript

1940

31

Deep Rock Oil Corporation, Debtor-briefs

1941

32

Deep Rock Oil Corporation, Debtor-briefs

1941

33

Deep Rock Oil Corporation, Debtor-briefs

1941

34

Deep Rock Oil Corporation, Debtor-briefs

1941

35

James S. Kirk & Co. vs. Federal Trade Commission

1930

36

James S. Kirk & Co. vs. Federal Trade Commission

1930

Miscellaneous Volumes

37

"The Nassau Herald"

1921

38

"The First Fifteen"

1936

39

"The Second Fifteen"

1951

40

"The Third Fifteen"

1966

41

"Summary Report Respecting the Development of Ordnance Purchase Policy"

1942-1944

42

American Buslines, Inc.- miscellaneous

1947

43

"Exeter Remembered-Chapter Eight"

1965

44

"Report to the President on a National Program to Conquer Heart Disease, Cancer and Stroke"-Vol. I

1964

45

"Report to the President on a National Program to Conquer Heart Disease, Cancer and Stroke"-Vol. II

1964

46

"The Performing Arts-Problems and Prospects Rockefeller Panel Report on the Future of Theatre, Dance, Music in America"

1965

47

"Jobs for Veterans-A Report to the President"

1974

48

"Contributions of Private Institutions of Higher Learning in Chicago to the Community and the Nation"

1955

49

“Oates, James F., Jr., "Business and Social Change"”

1968

50

“Oates, James F., Jr., "The Contradictions of Leadership"”

1970

Addition

Box 28

Folder 1

Biographical Material

1957-1981

Box 28

Folder 2

Oral History Transcripts

1981

Box 28

Folder 3

Addresses

1967, 1969, 1971, 1974

Box 28

Folder 4

Chicago Bar Association

1970-1979

Box 28

Folder 5

Chicago Bar Association

1980-1982

Box 28

Folder 6

The Chicago Club

1979-1982

Box 29

Folder 1

Commercial Club

1980-1982

Box 29

Folder 2

Correspondence-General

1967-1980

Box 29

Folder 3

Correspondence-General

1981-1982

Box 29

Folder 4

Correspondence-Sidley and Austin

1964-1983

Box 29

Folder 5

Northwestern-Correspondence

1981

Box 29

Folder 6

Northwestern-Correspondence

1982

Box 29

Folder 7

Northwestern-Correspondence

1982

Box 29

Folder 8

Princeton-Class Reunions

1921, 1936, 1951, 1966, 1981

Box 30

Folder 1

Princeton-Correspondence

1979-1980

Box 30

Folder 2

Princeton-Correspondence

1980

Box 30

Folder 3

Princeton-Correspondence

1981

Box 30

Folder 4

Princeton-Correspondence

1981

Box 30

Folder 5

Princeton-Correspondence

1982

Box 30

Folder 6

Princeton-Correspondence

1982

Box 30

Folder 7

Roosevelt University

1982

Box 30

Folder 8

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Fund-Correspondence

1977-1979

Box 30

Folder 9

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Fund-Correspondence

1980-1982