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Guide to the Leon Green (1888-1979) Papers 1929/1947

Overview of the Collection

Title:

Leon Green (1888-1979) Papers

Dates:

1929-1947

Collector:

Green, Leon, 1888-1979

Size:

37.00

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:

Leon Green was named dean of the Northwestern University School of Law in 1929. He succeeded John H. Wigmore, and remained in the position until 1947. At Northwestern, Green successfully steered the School of Law through some of its most difficult periods, including the years of the Depression and of the Second World War. The series consists largely of correspondence and documents relating to the administration of the School of Law. The collection of correspondence includes letters to and from faculty, staff, students and alumni of the School of Law, University administrators and Trustees, lawyers and other members of the legal community, members of the municipal government and donors to the School of Law, among others. Other documents include budgets and financial statements, memoranda and announcements, and newspaper clippings related to the School of Law.

Biographical Information

Leon Green was born on March 31, 1888 in Louisiana. After earning his A.B. degree in 1908 from Ouachita College, Arkansas, he worked in business for himself for three years in Texas. Green began to practice law while working towards a law degree, and took his L.L.B. degree from the University of Texas in 1915. For several years, he was both a practicing attorney and an academic, teaching at the University of Texas until he was appointed dean of the Law School of the University of North Carolina in 1926.

Before taking up his duties in North Carolina, however, Green accepted a one-year visiting professorship at Yale, which turned into a permanent position. Green remained at Yale until he was named dean of the Northwestern University School of Law in 1929. He succeeded John H. Wigmore, and remained in the position until 1947.

At Northwestern, Green successfully steered the School of Law through some of its most difficult periods, including the years of the Depression and of the Second World War. His success can be attributed to his tireless efforts on every front - supporting faculty members, guiding and encouraging students, charming and persuading donors, and negotiating with trustees and administrators. His skill also extended to his administrative and academic duties, for he redesigned the School of Law's curriculum, administered the budgets and financial affairs of the School, and wrote numerous popular pamphlets about the study of law, all while maintaining his teaching responsibilities and carrying on his own influential research.

When Green first joined the faculty of the School of Law in 1929, the faculty numbered only six, including himself. Since part of Green's vision for the School of Law was to offer a full complement of courses from the innovative “functionalist” point of view, he needed a larger faculty than was available at the time. Furthermore, Green strongly believed that a small student-faculty ratio was necessary for students to learn effectively. Green engineered the growth of the faculty gradually as he invited the leading legal scholars of the day to teach at Northwestern's School of Law. These men must have been attracted by the quality and spirit of the School of Law, if not by Green's own persuasion, since, as the dean often pointed out to the Trustees of the University, Northwestern's salaries were far from competitive with the other leading schools. In any case, within eight years of his appointment, Green had increased the size of the teaching faculty to sixteen members, in addition to the staff of the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory and the Legal Aid Bureau. Dean Green's letters reveal that he had not only a friendly working relationship with his faculty members, but also warm personal relationships with many of them. It is also clear from his correspondence that he frequently interceded and advocated on his faculty's behalf with the University administration, urging that professors be granted leaves, salary raises and promotions when these were deserved, not only when the budget allowed them.

Together with the faculty, Green developed a new curriculum for the School of Law that was hailed as an innovation throughout the profession. While older and more traditional schools continued to center their teaching around the casebook, the Northwestern University School of Law made use of a variety of other teaching techniques, in an effort to prepare students for the rapidly changing world of legal practice. (An overview of this innovative curriculum may be found in the May 1931 issue of "The American Bar Association Journal", “A New Program in Legal Education”, and in the 1934 Northwestern University Bulletin, "The Training of a Lawyer".) In addition to small classes, opportunities for individual study, and textbooks and materials developed by the faculty, students also benefited from “hands-on” experience in the Legal Clinic and the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory, as contributors and editors for the "Illinois Law Review", and through interactions with bar associations. Advanced students also had the opportunity to study the most recent legal developments through a course in Contemporary Legislation.

At the same time as increasing the size of the faculty and refining the curriculum, dean Green also sought to improve the quality of the student body. While the number of students was capped at four hundred to maintain teaching ratios, it was frequently the case that not even this many were admitted because of a lack of suitable applicants. Green's breadth of vision allowed him to see that improving the School's reputation was necessary to attract more and better students, yet it was likewise necessary for the School to produce graduates of the highest-quality — and therefore to attract the best applicants — in order to improve its reputation. Green's efforts directly addressed both facets of this challenge by improving the faculty and curriculum as described above and by seeking ways to attract top students from all over the United States.

In spite of the urging of the University administration, Green refused to admit weaker students only for the sake of increasing tuition revenues. Furthermore, he repeatedly sought sources of scholarship funding in order that talented, poor students might be able to study at Northwestern. Green also recognized that housing was a major problem for nearly all of the current students, and a deterrent to every potential student, since what housing was available near the School was often overpriced and of dismal quality. He frequently pointed out that a student with the choice between two top-quality schools was much more likely to choose the school that provided decent housing for its students. For a decade he pleaded with the administration to provide the funds for a dormitory on the Chicago campus. So strong was Green's conviction that good students were necessary for the health of the School of Law and that a dormitory was necessary to attract good students, that when an anonymous donor offered to finance its construction contingent upon the dean's resignation, Green offered immediately to resign. This measure proved to be unnecessary, however, and his goal was finally achieved in 1940 with the completion of Abbott Hall.

Once students matriculated in the School of Law, Green interacted with them both as a professor, since he regularly taught the courses in tort law, and as an administrator. His role was rarely disciplinary, however, since the student body governed itself through the means of the Junior Bar Association. One of Green's primary tasks with respect to students was recommending them upon graduation for jobs with law firms and government agencies. Prospective employers frequently wrote to the dean seeking recent graduates to hire, and Green appears to have tried carefully to match the character and talents of his students with the qualities desired by employers.

Green's correspondence suggests that once students graduated it was difficult to retain their interest in the School of Law. Much of his time was devoted to communicating with alumni, often for the purpose of keeping them informed about the happenings in the School, and occasionally to solicit their advice and their monetary generosity. Believing that the support of its alumni would be beneficial to the School, Green devised several plans for maintaining a viable connection between the School and the graduates. Alumni were invited to luncheons, lectures and other events, were named Law School Fellows with a voice in decisions at the School, were urged to attend meetings with their graduating classes, and were appointed to various committees. Green urged the alumni to contribute to the Law School Development Fund, particularly to the Loan and Scholarship Funds, in order that more students might be given the chance to study at Northwestern.

Dean Green's fundraising efforts extended beyond the alumni of the School of Law. Part of his duties as dean included maintaining good relations with benefactors who had already contributed generously to the School. This he did by seeing that they received the "Bulletin" and the other publications of the School, and by ensuring that the donors themselves received appropriate publicity and recognition. Green was also alert to opportunities to attract new donors by identifying individuals and foundations that might be approached by the School of Law or by the University.

Green also represented the School and its interests at the local, state and national bar associations. One of his long struggles was with the State Board of Law Examiners which administered the Illinois Bar Exam. Green argued that while law school curricula had kept pace with the rapid changes in legal practice, bar exams had not. The result was that the best students frequently failed bar exams, which consisted more of arcane and “catch” questions than of useful information. Ironically, a school like Northwestern, with a strong and innovative curriculum, had a higher failure rate than many of the less reputable schools, simply because these schools taught students how to pass the bar exam, rather than teaching them how to be lawyers. Green had to fend off the attacks of University officials and alumni angry about the failure rate at the same time as he worked with the Board of Law Examiners to improve the exams. Some degree of change was effected during his tenure, as new questions were introduced on the exams, and Northwestern's students began to meet with more success.

Dean Green performed the daily tasks required of an administrator with the same care that he exercised in his other duties. Salaries were paid, supplies ordered, timetables arranged and rooms booked, all with the able assistance of his secretary, Miss Cecile Deppe. Green was also ultimately responsible for the operation of the Scientific Crime Detection Lab (1931-1938), where techniques of forensic investigation including the polygraph lie detector were developed and perfected, and for the many journals published through the School of Law, including the "Illinois Law Review", the "Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology", the "Journal of Air Law", and the "Journal of Radio Law". While many of these operated as partially independent bodies, the dean was often called on to oversee some aspect of their operation.

During World War II the size of both the faculty and the student body of the School of Law shrank considerably. During this time Green made such changes to the curriculum and to the general operation of the School as were necessary to keep it functioning, reasoning that the expense and effort involved in closing the School and re-opening it after the War would be greater than keeping the School running on a smaller scale throughout the “emergency”. Green also maintained relations with faculty and students who were engaged in government or military service, corresponding regularly with them about the happenings at the School.

During the last years of the War Green was at work on another major redesign of the curriculum, which is described in the 1946 Northwestern University Bulletin "Reconversion in Legal Education". This Group Unit Plan met with much acclaim in the legal community. With the curriculum in place, the School of Law was ready for the influx of students in the years following the War. Green stayed at his post long enough to ensure that the School would make the transition successfully. He welcomed back the faculty members who had been absent, and saw the first full class in many years enroll in the School. Assured that the Northwestern University School of Law had recovered its former position of prominence in the minds of lawyers, law professors and students alike, Leon Green resigned from the deanship in 1947. He returned to the University of Texas as a Distinguished Professor, where he pursued his teaching and research interests until his retirement in 1977.

Leon Green died on June 15, 1979. He was survived by his wife Notra, a son Leon Jr., and a daughter Nevin.

Neither personal correspondence nor documents relating to Green's research and teaching are included in this series; many of these can be found in the Leon Green Papers in the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas at Austin. A container list of the University of Texas collection is included in the inventory folder.

Access Terms

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

Corporate Name:

Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (Chicago, Ill.)

Topical Term:

Law teachers--Illinois--Chicago

Law--Study and teaching--Illinois

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Leon Green Papers were separated from the Records of the Dean of the School of Law, which were transferred to the University Archives by Chris Simoni of the Gary Law Library on August 13, 1997, as Accession #97-122. The Accession was renumbered as #99-183.

Processing Information

Catherine Anderson; August 2000. Rev. 5/12/2006.

Separated Materials

Approximately four linear inches of material from the period prior to Green's deanship was separated and transferred to the John H. Wigmore Papers (Series No. 17/20). Approximately four linear inches of material from the period after Green's tenure was separated and transferred to the Harold C. Havighurst Papers. One cubic foot of duplicates and extraneous material was discarded.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Consult Archivist for permission.

Arrangement of Materials

Folders are arranged in boxes by general topic, and approximately chronologically within topics, as indicated in the container list. Within each folder, material is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The series consists largely of correspondence and documents relating to the administration of the School of Law. The collection of correspondence includes letters to and from faculty, staff, students and alumni of the School of Law, University administrators and Trustees, lawyers and other members of the legal community, members of the municipal government and donors to the School of Law, among others. Other documents include budgets and financial statements, memoranda and announcements, and newspaper clippings related to the School of Law. Also included are annual reports of the School of Law, and legal documents and activity reports relating to the various agencies operating within the School of Law, such as the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory and the Legal Aid Bureau.

These materials are contained in 37 archive boxes, one of which is half-size.

Folders are arranged in boxes by general topic, and approximately chronologically within topics, as indicated in the container list. Within each folder, material is arranged chronologically.

Of particular interest are the Northwestern University Bulletins that Green wrote as a means of attracting students to the School of Law. These Bulletins, including "The College Man Weighs the Law, Who Shall Study Law", and "By-Products of the Study of Law", treat various facets of the study of law. They provoked many responses and were much in demand at the time of their publication.

Also of interest are the files of the Scientific Crime Detection Lab, which was one of the first forensic investigation labs to exist. It was here that the polygraph lie detector was invented by Leonarde Keeler.

Green's personal correspondence with the members of the faculty is enjoyable because it reveals the warmth and wit of his personality. Besides the letters in the files relating to individual faculty members, the library files contain a set of letters between dean Green and Howard Lapham, a member of the library staff who saw active duty in Africa and Europe during the Second World War. These letters show that Green held his faculty and staff members in high regard and considered them his friends.

The general categories of the series are the following:

Law School Administration, Boxes 1-3

Law School Curriculum, Boxes 3-6

Law School Faculty, Boxes 6-11

Student Life, Boxes 11-12

Alumni, Boxes 13-15

Law School Library, Boxes 15-16

Institutes, Box 16

Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory, Boxes 17-18

Law School Publications, Boxes 18-19

Law School Finances, Boxes 19-23

Donations and Foundations, Boxes 23-26

Law School Publicity, Boxes 26-28

Northwestern University Affairs, Boxes 28-32

Associations, Boxes 33-35

Bar Examinations, Boxes 35-36

City of Chicago, Boxes 36-37

INVENTORY

Biographical Information

1947-1979

Law School Administration

Box 1

Folder 1

Correspondence with NU Business Office

1929-1947

Box 1

Folder 2

Correspondence with Mr. Brooks, Business Office

1928-1937

Box 1

Folder 3

Correspondence with Mr. Davidson, Business Office

1928-1934

Box 1

Folder 4

Correspondence with Mr. Dyche, Business Office

1928-1935

Box 1

Folder 5

Correspondence with Mr. Wells, Business Office

1934-1942

Box 1

Folder 6

Miscellaneous correspondence

1924-1939

Box 1

Folder 7

Miscellaneous correspondence

1939-1947

Box 2

Folder 1

Building plans

1936

Box 2

Folder 2

Buildings and Grounds

1930-1947

Box 2

Folder 3

Clerical staff

1929-1945

Box 2

Folder 4

Clerical staff

1937-1946

Box 2

Folder 5

Office of Employee Personnel

1944-1947

Box 2

Folder 6

Affairs of Law School bookstore (Mr. Chetlain)

1928-1941

Box 2

Folder 7

Use of premises

1930-1946

Box 2

Folder 8

Use of premises by Civil Affairs Training School

1943-1945

Box 2

Folder 9

Use of premises by outside groups

1929-1930, 1938-1947

Box 2

Folder 10

Parties and special occasions

1929-1946

Box 3

Folder 1

Applications for admission, by college

n.d.

Law School Curriculum

Box 3

Folder 2

Curriculum

1930-1946

Box 3

Folder 3

Curriculum 1929-30

1929

Box 3

Folder 4

Curriculum 1931-32

1930-1931

Box 3

Folder 5

Curriculum 1932-33

1932

Box 3

Folder 6

Curriculum 1939-40

1939

Box 3

Folder 7

Curriculum 1940-41

1939-1940

Box 3

Folder 8

Program changes (WW2)

1934-1945

Box 3

Folder 9

Curriculum changes (WW2)

1941-1943

Box 3

Folder 10

Grading system

1929-1940

Box 4

Folder 1

Degree requirements

1916-1946

Box 4

Folder 2

Graduate degrees

1933-1941

Box 4

Folder 3

Illinois Law Lectures

1930-1943

Box 4

Folder 4

Proposed evening division

1936-1938

Box 4

Folder 5

Proposed four-year curriculum

1939

Box 4

Folder 6

Proposed Group Unit Plan

1945-1946

Box 4

Folder 7

Lawyer's responses to Group Unit Plan

1945-1946

Box 4

Folder 8

Recommended pre-law curriculum

1930-1939

Box 4

Folder 9

Summer Session

1921-1928

Box 5

Folder 1

Summer Session

1929

Box 5

Folder 2

Summer Session

1930

Box 5

Folder 3

Summer Session

1931

Box 5

Folder 4

Summer Session

1932

Box 5

Folder 5

Summer Session

1933

Box 5

Folder 6

Summer Session

1934

Box 5

Folder 7

Summer Session

1935

Box 5

Folder 8

Summer Session

1936

Box 5

Folder 9

Summer Session

1937

Box 6

Folder 1

Summer Session

1938

Box 6

Folder 2

Summer Session

1939

Box 6

Folder 3

Summer Session

1940

Box 6

Folder 4

Summer Session

1941

Box 6

Folder 5

Summer Session

1942

Box 6

Folder 6

Summer Session

1943

Box 6

Folder 7

Summer Session

1944

Box 6

Folder 8

Summer Session

1945

Box 6

Folder 9

Summer Session

1946

Box 6

Folder 10

Summer Session

1947

Box 6

Folder 11

Big Ten law programs

1942-1943

Box 6

Folder 12

Criminal Law Administration program

1929-1930

Law School Faculty

Box 7

Folder 1

Albertsworth, Edwin F.

1923-1947

Box 7

Folder 2

Baker, Newman F.

1930-1941

Box 7

Folder 3

Beutel, Fred

1938-1945

Box 7

Folder 4

Bruce, Andrew A.

1927-1944

Box 7

Folder 5

Carey, Homer F.

1930-1953

Box 7

Folder 6

Cary, William L.

1947

Box 7

Folder 7

Chetlain, Frederick H.

1929-1932

Box 7

Folder 8

Cook, Walter Wheeler

1931-1943

Box 8

Folder 1

Crossley, Frederic B.

1929-1940

Box 8

Folder 2

Elder, Charles B.

1930-1938

Box 8

Folder 3

Fagg, Fred Dow, Jr.

1929-1939

Box 8

Folder 4

Greeley, Louis M.

1930-1933

Box 8

Folder 5

Harris, Benjamin, Jr.

1938-1948

Box 8

Folder 6

Howard, Pendleton

1933-1944

Box 8

Folder 7

Kocourek, Albert

1930-1944

Box 8

Folder 8

Leesman, Elmer M.

1930-1944

Box 8

Folder 9

Little, Charles G.

1930-1934

Box 8

Folder 10

Love, Stephen

1930-1946

Box 8

Folder 11

MacNamara, Nellie

1933-1952

Box 8

Folder 12

McCormick, Charles T.

1931-1946

Box 8

Folder 13

McGowan, Carl

1939-1946

Box 9

Folder 1

Millar, Robert W.

1930-1946

Box 9

Folder 2

Sack, Alexander N.

1930-1933, 1947

Box 9

Folder 3

Sargent, Minier

1933-1936

Box 9

Folder 4

Schaefer, Walter V.

1940-1946

Box 9

Folder 5

Spaeth, Carl B.

1933-1946

Box 9

Folder 6

Spencer, Richard

1931-1941

Box 9

Folder 7

Sweeney, Edward C.

1945-1947

Box 9

Folder 8

Thorne, Samuel E.

1933-1945

Box 9

Folder 9

Wallace, Gerald L.

1930-1945

Box 9

Folder 10

Wigmore, John H.

1929-1932

Box 9

Folder 11

Wigmore, John H.

1933-1946

Box 10

Folder 1

Faculty re-appointments

1931-1947

Box 10

Folder 2

Memoranda to faculty

1929-1947

Box 10

Folder 3

Correspondence with non-resident faculty

1930-1947

Box 10

Folder 4

Faculty in other departments

1931-1937

Box 10

Folder 5

Faculty applicants

1940-1943

Box 10

Folder 6

Faculty applicants

1944-1947

Box 10

Folder 7

Faculty appointments: correspondence

1939-1947

Box 11

Folder 1

Faculty recruiting: new appointments

1930-1936

Box 11

Folder 2

Faculty recruiting: new appointments

1936-1939

Box 11

Folder 3

Faculty recruiting: Howard S. Ross

1930-1931

Box 11

Folder 4

Faculty recruiting: Jerome Frank

1931-1936

Box 11

Folder 5

Faculty recruiting: American Institute

1940-1941

Box 11

Folder 6

Faculty recruiting: International Comparative Law Program

1945

Box 11

Folder 7

Faculty recruiting by other schools

1945-1947

Box 11

Folder 8

Faculty Reports (Faculty Committees)

1930-1934, n.d.

Student Life

Box 11

Folder 9

Student statistics

1929-1942

Box 12

Folder 1

Student averages

1930-1937

Box 12

Folder 2

Correspondence with students

1929-1940

Box 12

Folder 3

General assemblies

1929-1946

Box 12

Folder 4

Student committee for dormitory

1930

Box 12

Folder 5

Housing plans

1930-1934

Box 12

Folder 6

Housing: Abbott Hall

1931-1940

Box 12

Folder 7

Abbott Hall rules

1939-1946

Box 12

Folder 8

House Committee

1932-1934

Box 12

Folder 9

Junior Bar Association

1932-1947

Box 12

Folder 10

Junior Bar Association constitution

1933-1934

Box 12

Folder 11

Order of the Coif

1930-1947

Box 12

Folder 12

National Youth Administration/Federal Emergency Relief Work

1934-1941

Box 12

Folder 13

Student Health Service

1936-1944

Box 12

Folder 14

Fathers' luncheons

1938-1941

Box 12

Folder 15

Chinese students' credentials

1930-1931

Alumni

Box 13

Folder 1

NU Alumni Association

1929-1947

Box 13

Folder 2

Northwestern University Foundation

1929-1934

Box 13

Folder 3

Northwestern University Foundation

1935-1944

Box 13

Folder 4

Law School Alumni Association

1929-1940

Box 13

Folder 5

Law School Alumni Association

1929-1938

Box 13

Folder 6

Law School Alumni Association

1939-1947

Box 13

Folder 7

Law School Fellows

1933

Box 13

Folder 8

Alumni class meetings

1940-1941

Box 14

Folder 1

Alumni job placement

1930-1936

Box 14

Folder 2

Alumni job placement

1937-1940

Box 14

Folder 3

Alumni job placement

1940-1941

Box 14

Folder 4

Alumni job placement

1941-1947

Box 14

Folder 5

Alumni job placement

1947

Box 15

Folder 1

Alumni committee on placement of Jewish students

1935-1936

Box 15

Folder 2

Alumni Placement Committee

1946-1947

Box 15

Folder 3

Clippings about alumni

1933-1938

Box 15

Folder 4

Correspondence with Law School alumni

1929-1947

Box 15

Folder 5

Alumni correspondence about The Law School Situation

1935

Box 15

Folder 6

Invitations to alumni luncheons

1940-1941

Box 15

Folder 7

Replies to invitations to alumni luncheons

1940-1941

Box 15

Folder 8

Letters soliciting alumni contributions to loan and scholarship funds

1935

Box 15

Folder 9

Law School submissions to NU Alumni News

1930-1934

Law School Library

Box 15

Folder 10

Library committee

1933-1937

Box 15

Folder 11

Library correspondence

1929-1934

Box 15

Folder 12

Library correspondence

1934-1947

Box 15

Folder 13

Gifts of books

1931-1947

Box 16

Folder 1

Applications for librarianship

1933, 1945-1946

Box 16

Folder 2

Library investigation

1945

Institutes

Box 16

Folder 3

Air Law Institute

1929-1944

Box 16

Folder 4

Air Law Institute budgets

1930-1936

Box 16

Folder 5

Air Institute

1930-1944

Box 16

Folder 6

Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology

1918-1944

Box 16

Folder 7

Institute of Aeronautics

1945-1946

Box 16

Folder 8

Proposed National Institute of Criminology

1934-1935

Scientific Crime Detection Lab

Box 17

Folder 1

Legal documents

1929-1944

Box 17

Folder 2

Activity and annual reports

1930-1933

Box 17

Folder 3

Reports by Leonarde Keeler

1932-1933

Box 17

Folder 4

Reports by Leonarde Keeler

1933-1938

Box 17

Folder 5

Board of Directors

1930-1932

Box 17

Folder 6

Board of Trustees

1931

Box 17

Folder 7

Budget

1932-1937

Box 17

Folder 8

Financial reports

1930-1937

Box 17

Folder 9

Business office

1930-1940

Box 17

Folder 10

Correspondence with President Scott

1931-1937

Box 17

Folder 11

General correspondence

1930-1935

Box 17

Folder 12

General correspondence

1935-1947

Box 18

Folder 1

Publicity

1930-1937

Box 18

Folder 2

Faculty appointments

1931-1937

Box 18

Folder 3

Baker, Newman F.

1933-1935

Box 18

Folder 4

Goddard, Col. Calvin

1930-1935

Box 18

Folder 5

Inbau, Fred

1933-1937

Box 18

Folder 6

Keeler, Leonarde

1932-1939

Box 18

Folder 7

Massee, Burt A.

1931-1933

Box 18

Folder 8

Controversy about Orlando F. Scott

1929-1939

Law School Publications

Box 18

Folder 9

Northwestern University Press

1928-1929

Box 18

Folder 10

Illinois Law Review business

1924-1932

Box 18

Folder 11

Illinois Law Review business

1932-1947

Box 18

Folder 12

Illinois Law Review reorganization

1932

Box 19

Folder 1

Illinois Law Review: Correspondence with Mr. Sargent

1930-1932

Box 19

Folder 2

Student editors of Illinois Law Review

1930-1947

Box 19

Folder 3

Recommendation letters for student editors of Illinois Law Review

1931-1938

Box 19

Folder 4

Legal Publications Board dinners

1930-1940

Box 19

Folder 5

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

1930-1946

Box 19

Folder 6

Journal of Air Law and Radio Law

1931-1946

Law School Finances

Box 19

Folder 7

Forecast budgets

1922-1929

Box 20

Folder 1

Budgets

1929-1932

Box 20

Folder 2

Budgets

1932-1934

Box 20

Folder 3

Budget 1934-45

1934

Box 20

Folder 4

Budget 1935-36

1935

Box 20

Folder 5

Budget 1936-37

1936

Box 20

Folder 6

Budget 1937-38

1937-1938

Box 20

Folder 7

Budget 1938-39

1937-1939

Box 20

Folder 8

Budget 1939-40

1938-1940

Box 20

Folder 9

Budget 1940-41

1940

Box 20

Folder 10

Budget 1941-42

1940-1941

Box 21

Folder 1

Budget 1942-43

1942

Box 21

Folder 2

Budget 1943-44

1943

Box 21

Folder 3

Budget 1944-45

1944-1945

Box 21

Folder 4

Budget 1945-46

1945-1946

Box 21

Folder 5

Budget 1946-47

1946-1947

Box 21

Folder 6

Correspondence about scholarships

1930-1947

Box 21

Folder 7

Loan administration

1932-1946

Box 21

Folder 8

Payroll

1920-1929

Box 21

Folder 9

Payroll

1930-1931

Box 21

Folder 10

Payroll

1931-1932

Box 21

Folder 11

Payroll

1932-1933

Box 21

Folder 12

Payroll

1933-1934

Box 21

Folder 13

Payroll

1934-1935

Box 21

Folder 14

Payroll

1935-1936

Box 22

Folder 1

Payroll

1936-1937

Box 22

Folder 2

Payroll

1937-1938

Box 22

Folder 3

Payroll

1938-1939

Box 22

Folder 4

Payroll

1939-1940

Box 22

Folder 5

Payroll

1940-1941

Box 22

Folder 6

Payroll

1941-1942

Box 22

Folder 7

Payroll

1942-1943

Box 22

Folder 8

Payroll

1943-1944

Box 23

Folder 1

Payroll

1944-1945

Box 23

Folder 2

Payroll

1945-1946

Box 23

Folder 3

Payroll

1946-1947

Box 23

Folder 4

Salary statistics

1933-1945

Box 23

Folder 5

Scholarship controversy

1940-1941

Box 23

Folder 6

Tuition reports for Regular Sessions

1924-1936

Box 23

Folder 7

Tuition reports for Summer Sessions

1922-1935

Donations and Foundations

Box 23

Folder 8

Correspondence about fundraising with George Mason

1929-1931

Box 23

Folder 9

Correspondence about establishing fellowships

1930-1931

Box 23

Folder 10

Correspondence about Law School Development

1925, 1929-1931

Box 24

Folder 1

Correspondence with Mrs. Levy Meyer

1923-1946

Box 24

Folder 2

Correspondence with Owen L. Coon

1947

Box 24

Folder 3

Faculty opinions on soliciting donations

1929

Box 24

Folder 4

Bequests

1930

Box 24

Folder 5

Berger benefit concert

1934

Box 24

Folder 6

Alumni Library Fund

1946

Box 24

Folder 7

Linthicum Foundation

1926-1947

Box 24

Folder 8

Parker Foundation

1930-1931

Box 24

Folder 9

Russell Sage Foundation

1940-1947

Box 24

Folder 10

Miscellaneous scholarships

1930-1946

Box 24

Folder 11

Miscellaneous Prizes

1932-1945

Box 24

Folder 12

Lowden-Wigmore Prize

1937-1942

Rosenthal Foundation

Box 24

Folder 13

Correspondence with Lessing Rosenthal

1926-1947

Box 24

Folder 14

Rosenthal Foundation

1931-1945

Box 25

Folder 1

Rosenthal Foundation budgets

1929-1948

Box 25

Folder 2

Rosenthal Foundation faculty committee

1930-1946

Box 25

Folder 3

Lecture correspondence

1930-1945

Box 25

Folder 4

Lecture expenses

1928-1937

Box 25

Folder 5

Lecture invitations declined

1936-1941

Box 25

Folder 6

1937 Lummus lectures

1933-1940

Box 25

Folder 7

1940 Fuller lectures

1938-1946

Box 25

Folder 8

My Philosophy of Law

1940-1942

Box 25

Folder 9

United Nations lectures

1946-1947

Raymond Foundation

Box 26

Folder 1

Raymond Foundation

1919-1933

Box 26

Folder 2

Correspondence with Mrs. Raymond

1926-1938

Box 26

Folder 3

Budgets

1926-1932

Box 26

Folder 4

Business Office

1926-1935

Box 26

Folder 5

Letters soliciting donations from law firms

1929-1932

Box 26

Folder 6

Raymond Graduate Fellowship

1930-1944

Box 26

Folder 7

Raymond Loan Fund

1933-1939

Box 26

Folder 8

Reports of Criminal Clinic

1927-1930

Box 26

Folder 9

Reports of Criminal Clinic

1931-1933

Box 26

Folder 10

Legal Aid Bureau

1929-1946

Box 26

Folder 11

Correspondence with Clinic staff

1929-1937

Box 26

Folder 12

Correspondence with Mr. Rosenwald

1929-1932

Law School Publicity

Box 26

Folder 13

Newspaper clippings

1929-1930

Box 27

Folder 1

NU Bulletin

1930-1947

Box 27

Folder 2

Publicity about curriculum changes

1931

Box 27

Folder 3

NU Public Relations Department

1933-1947

Box 27

Folder 4

Letters to college presidents

1935

Box 27

Folder 5

Letters to college presidents

1936

Box 27

Folder 6

Letters to college presidents

1937

Box 27

Folder 7

Letters inviting applications for scholarships

1938-1940

Box 27

Folder 8

Letters to college advisers

1941-1943

Box 27

Folder 9

Miscellaneous publicity

1936-1947

Box 27

Folder 10

The Study of Law at Northwestern University

1933

Box 27

Folder 11

The Training of a Lawyer

1934

Box 28

Folder 1

Preparation for Law School

1935

Box 28

Folder 2

The College Man Weighs the Law

1936-1939

Box 28

Folder 3

The College Man Weighs the Law: comments from lawyers

1936-1937

Box 28

Folder 4

The College Man Weighs the Law: comments from students and teachers

1936-1937

Box 28

Folder 5

The College Man Weighs the Law: general comments

1936-1937

Box 28

Folder 6

Who Shall Study Law

1936-1941

Box 28

Folder 7

ByProducts of the Study of Law

1939-1940, 1945

Box 28

Folder 8

The Law Student 1941

1940-1941

Northwestern University Affairs

Box 28

Folder 9

Law School annual reports to NU President

1929-1947

Box 29

Folder 1

Correspondence with NU President

1929-1930, 1940

Box 29

Folder 2

Correspondence with President Scott

1929-1939

Box 29

Folder 3

Correspondence with Vice-President Snyder

1937-1939

Box 29

Folder 4

Correspondence with President Snyder

1939-1947

Box 29

Folder 5

Correspondence with Vice-President Fagg

1939-1947

Box 29

Folder 6

Correspondence with Gonser, Assistant to President

1939-1946

Box 29

Folder 7

Correspondence with Posey, Assistant to dean of Faculties

1940-1941

Box 29

Folder 8

Minutes of Board of Trustees

1929-1933

Box 30

Folder 1

Minutes of Board of Trustees

1933-1948

Box 30

Folder 2

Correspondence with Board of Trustees

1929-1937

Box 30

Folder 3

Correspondence with Board of Trustees

1937-1945

Box 30

Folder 4

Minutes of University Senate

1928-1938

Box 30

Folder 5

Minutes of University Senate

1938-1948

Box 30

Folder 6

University Senate General Faculty Committee

1939-1947

Box 31

Folder 1

University Senate Survey Committee

1936-1937

Box 31

Folder 2

Proceedings of Deans' Committee

1934-1940

Box 31

Folder 3

Proceedings of Deans' Committee

1940-1947

Box 31

Folder 4

Board of Graduate Studies

1929-1935

Box 31

Folder 5

College of Liberal Arts

1931-1947

Box 31

Folder 6

New Student Office

1938-1941

Box 31

Folder 7

Honorary Degrees

1930-1947

Box 31

Folder 8

Committee on Honorary Degrees

1935

Box 32

Folder 1

Committee on Honorary Degrees

1936

Box 32

Folder 2

Committee on Honorary Degrees

1937-1938

Box 32

Folder 3

Committee on Honorary Degrees

1937-1938

Box 32

Folder 4

Committee on Honorary Degrees

1939

Box 32

Folder 5

Committee on Honorary Degrees

1940

Box 32

Folder 6

Committee on Honorary Degrees

1941

Box 32

Folder 7

Proposed merger with University of Chicago

1933-1934

Box 32

Folder 8

Proposed merger: advice of law firms

1933-1934

Box 32

Folder 9

Proposed merger: consolidation of Law School

1934

Box 32

Folder 10

Proposed merger: correspondence with President Scott

1933-1934

Box 32

Folder 11

Proposed merger: faculty committee

1933-1934

Box 32

Folder 12

Proposed merger: reports to Board of Trustees

1933-1934

Box 32

Folder 13

Proposed merger: writings of dean Green

1933-1934

Associations

Box 33

Folder 1

American Association of University Professors

1938

Box 33

Folder 2

American Bar Association correspondence

1929-1936

Box 33

Folder 3

American Bar Association questionnaires

1929-1947

Box 33

Folder 4

American Bar Association: accreditation of law schools

1937-1948

Box 33

Folder 5

American Judicature Society

1930-1931, 1937

Box 33

Folder 6

American Judicature Society: Correspondence with Mr. Harley

1930-1931

Box 33

Folder 7

American Law Institute

1929-1947

Box 33

Folder 8

Association of American Law Schools

1929-1937

Box 34

Folder 1

Association of American Law Schools

1937-1941

Box 34

Folder 2

Association of American Law Schools

1941-1947

Box 34

Folder 3

Association of American Law Schools emergency resolutions

1940-1946

Box 34

Folder 4

Association of American Law Schools questionnaires and reports

1929-1946

Box 34

Folder 5

Association of American Law Schools: Committee on Aims and Objectives of Legal Education

1942-1943

Box 34

Folder 6

Association of American Law Schools: Committee on Aims and Objectives of Legal Education

1943-1944

Box 34

Folder 7

Chicago Bar Association

1930-1946

Box 35

Folder 1

Chicago Bar Association questionnaires

1932-1944

Box 35

Folder 2

Illinois State Bar Association

1929-1944

Box 35

Folder 3

Illinois State Bar Association Committee on Legal Education

1933-1935

Box 35

Folder 4

International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property

1930-1933

Bar Examinations

Box 35

Folder 5

Illinois Bar Exam results

1929-1932

Box 35

Folder 6

Illinois Bar Exam results

1932-1933

Box 35

Folder 7

Illinois Bar Exam results

1934-1947

Box 35

Folder 8

Illinois Bar Examiners

1934-1947

Box 36

Folder 1

Illinois State Board of Law Examiners

1929-1930

Box 36

Folder 2

Illinois State Board of Law Examiners

1930-1940

Box 36

Folder 3

Illinois State Board of Law Examiners

1941-1947

Box 36

Folder 4

National Conference of Bar Examiners

1932-1942

Box 36

Folder 5

Bar admission in other states

1937-1942

City of Chicago

Box 36

Folder 6

Alderman Masson

1930-1934

Box 36

Folder 7

Chicago Citizens' Police Committee

1929-1936

Box 36

Folder 8

Chicago Civilian Morale Committee

1942-1943

Box 37

Folder 1

Chicago Law Institute

1930-1931

Box 37

Folder 2

Chicago Real Estate Board receivership investigation

1930-1933

Box 37

Folder 3

Cook County Law Administration research project

1932

Box 37

Folder 4

Laboratories of Metropolitan Government

n.d.

Box 37

Folder 5

Streetcar noise complaints

1930-1942