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Guide to the Records of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology 1909/1934

Overview of the Collection

Title:

Records of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology

Dates:

1909-1934, n.d.

Collector:

American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology

Size:

1.00

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:

Included in this series is a small and scattered collection of early administrative records of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology. The records date between 1909 and 1934. The types of records found here may be discerned by reviewing the container list below.

Historical Information

The American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology was organized in 1909 at the National Conference on Criminal Law and Criminology. John H. Wigmore, dean of the Northwestern University School of Law proposed the conference as an event sponsored under the auspices of Northwestern. Attracting a roster of participants from a variety of academic and professional fields, the broad aim of the conference and the resulting institute was the improvement of criminal justice.

The organization was successful in its novel efforts to introduce scientific methods and incorporate the contributions of medicine and the social sciences into the study and practice of criminal justice. From its earliest days the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology supported a program of meetings, surveys, reports and a pioneering and influential periodical, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.

Access Terms

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

Corporate Name:

American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology

Topical Term:

Criminal law--United States

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Separated from administrative records of the School of Law (Accession 97-122).

Processing Information

Kevin B. Leonard; March 10, 2004.

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Arrangement of Materials

Arranged alphabetically by record type.

Scope and Contents

Included in this series is a small and scattered collection of early administrative records of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology. The records date between 1909 and 1934. The types of records found here may be discerned by reviewing the container list below.

INVENTORY

Box 1

Folder 1

Constitution

n.d.

Box 1

Folder 2

Executive Board and Committee Rosters

1913, 1934, n.d.

Box 1

Folder 3

Financial Records

1909, 1912-1913, 1916, 1921-1922, 1934, n.d.

Box 1

Folder 4

Journal, Publication of

1917

Box 1

Folder 5

General Correspondence

1911, 1916

Box 1

Folder 6

Meeting Minutes

1911-1913, 1916, 1919, 1932

Box 1

Folder 7

Membership Records

1911, n.d.

Box 1

Folder 8

Reports of Officers and Meeting Programs

1909-1914, 1916, 1921, n.d.