Law School (University of Michigan) Photograph and Artwork Collection: 1870-1994 (bulk 1900-1950)
Summary Information
Title: Law School (University of Michigan) Photograph and Artwork Collection
Creator: University of Michigan. Law School.
Dates: 1870-1994 (Majority of material found within 1900-1950)
Extent: 1.0 linear foot (in 4 boxes), 3 items
Abstract:
Portraits, photographs, and artwork previously displayed in the University of Michigan Law School, featuring prominent alumni, faculty, notable figures in the legal profession, and images of the Law School grounds. Also, records concerning art owned by the Law School, including surveys, inventories, reports, and scattered information on specific portraits.
Call number: 2009057 Bimu 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Shannon Wait and Elizabeth Everson, Summer 2008

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The material was received from the Law School in 2008 (Donor no. 343).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open without restriction.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

Copyright status of individual items varies. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Law School (University of Michigan) Photograph and Artwork Collection, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


History

For many years, the University of Michigan Law School solicited portraits of its most prominent graduates to decorate its classrooms, study areas, and public spaces with law-related themes. Through these efforts many new portraits were added to the large body of paintings and photographic portraits already displayed in the Law School. Although the Law School made several partial inventories, no comprehensive effort was made to inventory all the Law School artwork until the university received support from the Michigan Commission on Art in Public Places in 1988, at which point a detailed description of all the art was made.

In 1994, the Law School put together an updated catalog of its art, and in 1997-98, additional inventories were made for risk management and insurance purposes, but they lacked the level of detail of the 1988 inventory. In 1993-94, several administrators proposed that much of the art be removed from the Law School. The works were re-evaluated based on their condition and subject matter, and eventually most were removed from classrooms and study areas.

The framed photographs, documents, and artwork that were removed from the Law School were stored in various locations throughout the Law School. In 2008, the removed artwork was transferred to the Bentley Historical Library. For storage and preservation purposes, most images were removed from their frames with the exception of oil paintings.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The University of Michigan Law School Photograph and Artwork Collection contains portraits of faculty, alumni, and notable legal figures as well as several inventories of the art, and documentation requesting portraits, risk management measures, and decisions to remove much of the artwork.

The records are arranged into four series: Documentation, Individual Photographs and Portraits, Other Artwork and Documents, and Oil Paintings.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Photographs.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • Law Quadrangle (University of Michigan)
  • University of Michigan -- Buildings.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • University of Michigan. Law School -- Alumni.
  • University of Michigan. Law School.
Contents List
Request materials for use in the Bentley Library
Container / Location Title
 
Documentation [series]

The series Documentation includes files on the Art and Memorials Committee plans and reports, 1976-1978; information on specific portraits (which is not comprehensive); various inventories of the artwork and risk management documents; correspondence concerning requests for portraits, 1975-1977; and decisions to remove the portraits from display.

Box   1  
Art and Memorials Committee Plan and Report 1976-1978
Box   1  
Art Inventories by University of Michigan Law School
Box   1  
Commission on Art in Public Places Surveys 1989 (2 folders)
Box   1  
Correspondence: Requests for Portraits 1975-1977 (4 folders)
 
Information on Specific Portraits:
Box   1  
Thomas Cooley
Box   1  
Jason Honigman
Box   1  
Wade McCree
Box   1  
Frank Murphy
Box   1  
Richard Wellman
Box   1  
Insurance and Risk Management
Box   1  
Law School Art Catalog 1994
Box   1  
Removal of Portraits 1993-1994
 
Photographs [series]

The Photographs series is comprised of individual photos (both informal photos and formal portraits) of Law School alumni, faculty and legal notables not associate with the university, as well as some composite and group photos of students faculty Many of these items are oversized. The photographs of alumni and faculty may be original photographs or copies; the copied photographs could be enlargements of newspaper clippings or photographs taken of hand drawn portraits. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by the subject's last name. All individual photos are listed in single alphabetical listing, but the oversized items are stored in boxes 2-4.

All the items in the Photographs series were received from the Law School and were removed from their original frames for storage and preservation purposes.

 
Alumni [subseries]
Box   2  
Abe, Kazuhisa

(oversized)

Box   1  
Adams, Paul L.
Box   1  
Aldrich, Edgar

(also oversized)

Box   1  
Ariyoshi, George R.

(also oversized)

Box   1  
Ashurst, Henry F. (2)
Box   1  
Avery, Sewell Lee
Box   1  
Babst, Earl D.
Box   1  
Barkdull, Howard L.
Box   1  
Beadle, William H. H.
Box   1  
Beardsley, Charles S.
Box   1  
Berry, Mary
Box   1  
Black, Charles C.
Box   1  
Blatt, George N., Sr.
Box   1  
Boardman, John Dixon
Box   1  
Booth, Fenton W.
Box   1  
Brimmer, Clarence A.
Box   2  
Brown, John R.

(oversized)

Box   2  
Bulkley, Harry C.

(oversized)

Box   2  
Burch, Rousseau A.

(oversized)

Box   2  
Butzel, Henry M.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Canales, Jose Tomas
Box   1  
Cargo, David F.
Box   1  
Carpenter, William L.
Box   1  
Cartwright, James Henry
Box   1  
Chatterton, Fenimore
Box   1  
Clark, Chase
Box   2  
Cooperrider, Luke K.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Crockett, William F.
Box   1  
Darrow, Clarence
Box   1  
Daugherty, Harry Micajah
Box   1  
Dawson, John P.
Box   1  
Day, William R.

(also oversized)

Box   1  
De Vries, Marion
Box   1  
Day, William R.

(also oversized)

Box   1  
De Vries, Marion
Box   1  
Denby, Edwin C.
Box   2  
Denison, Arthur C.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Dethmers, John R.
Box   2  
Dickinson, Donald M.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Donovan, Dennis
Box   2  
Downey, Sheridan

(oversized)

Box   1  
Downing, Warwick M.
Box   1  
Eager, Henry I.
Box   2  
Engel, Albert J.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Fauri, Fedele
Box   1  
Feikens, John
Box   2  
Ferguson, Homer

(oversized)

Box   1  
Fiske, Robert B.
Box   1  
Fitzgerald, John W.
Box   1  
Freeman, Ralph M.
Box   1  
Fukuda, Robert Kiyoshi
Box   2  
Garcia-Calderon, Manuel Alfredo

(oversized)

Box   1  
Geddes, Donald Frederick
Box   2  
Gibson, Ernest W.

(oversized)

Box   2  
Gilbert, William B.

(oversized)

Box   2  
Good, James W.

(oversized)

Box   2  
Grant, Claudius Buchanan

(2 oversized)

Box   2  
Griffin, Robert P.

(oversized)

Box   2  
Groesbeck, Alexander J.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Gubow, Lawrence
Box   2  
Harper, Fowler, V.

(oversized)

Box   2  
Hart, Philip A.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Harvey, James
Box   1  
Herrick, Lott R.
Box   2  
Hitchcock, Gilbert M.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Horton, Albert Howell
Box   2  
Humphrey, George M.

(also oversized)

Box   1  
Johnson, Henry L.
Box   1  
Jones, Harrison
Box   1  
Jones, Paul
Box   1  
Kashiwa, Shiro
Box   1  
Kasuya (Hashimoto), Gisan
Box   1  
Katzen, Sally
Box   1  
Kearse, Amalya
Box   1  
Kelley, Cornelius
Box   2  
King, William J.

(oversized)

Box   2  
Knappen, Loyal

(oversized)

Box   1  
Knox, William W.
Box   1  
Levin, Charles L.
Box   1  
Lindemer, Lawrence B.
Box   1  
MacChesney, Nathan William
Box   1  
Mahoney, Charles H.
Box   2  
Main, John F.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Marland, Ernest W.
Box   1  
Martinez, Quintin Amador
Box   1  
Maybury, William C.
Box   2  
McCumber Porter J.

(oversized)

Box   1  
McGugin, Dan Erle
Box   2  
McLaughlin, Andrew C.

(oversized)

Box   2  
Means, Rice W.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Meiklejohn, George D.
Box   1  
Metcalf, Henry H.
Box   1  
Mizuha, Jack H.
Box   1  
Moise, Irwin
Box   1  
Moody, Blair, Jr.
Box   1  
Moore, Clarence William
Box   1  
Moore, Joseph B.
Box   1  
Muehl, William A.
Box   1  
Mullendore, William C.
Box   2  
Murfin, James Orin

(oversized)

Box   1  
Murphy, Frank (2 oversized)
Box   1  
Murphy, Loren E.
Box   1  
Nichols, David A.
Box   1  
Norval, Theophilus L.
Box   1  
O'Brien, Thomas J.
Box   1  
Olson, Culbert L.
Box   1  
Parrish, Frank Merrill
Box   1  
Parsons, Charles F.
Box   1  
Perry, Stuart A.
Box   1  
Philip, George
Box   2  
Phillips, Orie L.

(oversized)

Box   2  
Plumley, Frank

(oversized)

Box   1  
Poole, Cecil F.
Box   2  
Porter, Robert William

(oversized)

Box   1  
Potter, Charles W.
Box   1  
Pratt, Philip
Box   2  
Quarles, Joseph V.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Rendlen, Albert L.
Box   1  
Renfrew, Charles B.
Box   2  
Reynolds, Frederick

(oversized)

Box   1  
Ricks, Jesse Jay
Box   1  
Riner, John A.
Box   1  
Rogers, Edward Sidney
Box   1  
Roth, J. Stephen
Box   1  
Rudolph, Herbert B.
Box   1  
Sartori, Joseph S.
Box   2  
Sharp, William Graves

(oversized)

Box   2  
Sharpe, Edward MacGlen

(oversized)

Box   1  
Shaw, Elwyn R.

(also oversized)

Box   1  
Shenk, John W.
Box   2  
Shively, Benjamin F.

(oversized)

Box   2  
Simons, Charles C.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Smith, Talbot
Box   1  
Souris, Theodore
Box   1  
Storckman, Clem F.
Box   1  
Sutherland, George

(also oversized)

Box   1  
Sycip, Albino Z.
Box   1  
Tavares, C. Nils (2)
Box   1  
Tennant, John S.
Box   1  
Theis, Frank
Box   1  
Thomas, Lawson, E.
Box   1  
Tietjens, Norman O.
Box   2  
Townsend, Charles E.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Underwood, Thomas
Box   2  
Vandenberg, Arthur Hendrick

(oversized)

Box   1  
Voelker, John D.
Box   1  
Walbridge, Cyrus P.
Box   1  
Walden, Austin Thomas
Box   1  
Walsh, Charles Clinton
Box   1  
Wanty, George P.
Box   2  
Warner, William W.

(oversized)

Box   2  
Waterman, Charles W.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Watrous, Charles L.
Box   1  
Weaver, Samuel Pool
Box   1  
Weinman, Carl A.
Box   1  
Wheeler, Burton K.

(also oversized)

Box   1  
Whiting, Charles S.
Box   1  
Williams, G. Mennen

(also oversized)

Box   1  
Wolfson, Julian A.
Box   2  
Wu, John

(oversized)

 
Faculty [subseries]
Box   3  
Aigler, Ralph W.

(oversized)

Box   3  
Allen, Francis A.

(oversized)

Box   3  
Angell, James B.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Bates, Henry Moore
Box   3  
Betts, Helen L. (Registrar) 1956-1980

(oversized)

Box   3  
Bishop, William

(oversized)

Box   3  
Blume, Wirt W.

(also oversized)

Box   3  
Boudeman, Dallas

(oversized)

Box   3  
Browder, Olin L., Jr.

(oversized)

Box   3  
Campbell, James V.

(also oversized)

Box   3  
Coffey, Hobart R.

(oversized)

Box   3  
Conely, Edwin F.

(oversized)

Box   3  
Conrad, Alfred F.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Cooley, Thomas M.

(also oversized)

Box   3  
Dawson, John P.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Dewey, Horace W.
Box   3  
Durfee, Edgar N.

(oversized)

Box   3  
Estep, Samuel D.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Ewell, Marshall Davis
Box   1  
Griffin, Levi Thomas
Box   3  
James, Laylin K.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Johnson, Elias F.
Box   1  
Joiner, Charles W.

(also oversized)

Box   3  
Kennedy, Frank R.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Kent, Charles A.
Box   3  
Knowlton, Jerome Cyril

(oversized)

Box   1  
Leidy, Paul
Box   3  
McCree, Wade H., Jr.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Murray, Katherine C. (Registrar) 1920-1956

(oversized)

Box   3  
Niehuss, Marvin L.

(oversized)

Box   3  
Oppenheim, S. Chesterfield

(oversized)

Box   3  
Palmer, George E.

(oversized)

Box   3  
Pierce, William J.

(oversized)

Box   3  
Plant, Marcus, L.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Polasky, Alan N.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Pond, Ashley
Box   3  
Proffitt, Roy F.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Reed, Frank F.
Box   3  
Reed, John W.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Rogers, Edward S.
Box   1  
Rogers, Henry Wade

(also two oversized)

Box   3  
Sandalow, Terrance

(oversized)

Box   3  
Shartel, Burke W.

(oversized)

Box   3  
Simes, Lewis M.

(also oversized)

Box   3  
Smith, Allan F.

(oversized)

Box   3  
Smith, Russell A.

(oversized)

Box   3  
St. Antoine, Theodore J.

(oversized)

Box   1  
Stason, E. Blythe

(also oversized)

Box   3  
Stein, Eric

(oversized)

Box   1  
Tracy, John. E.

(also oversized)

Box   3  
Vinogradoff, Paul

(oversized)

Box   1  
Walker, Charles A.
Box   1  
Wilgus, H.L.
Box   3  
Wright, L. Hart

(oversized)

 
Composites and Groups [subseries]
Box   4  
Faculty Members circa 1870

(oversized)

Box   4  
Faculty Members, ca 1880

(oversized)

Box   1  
Faculty Composite 1883
Box   1  
Junior Law Class 1886-1887
Box   1  
Faculty Composite 1887
Box   4  
Supreme Court of the United States 1886

(oversized)

Box   4  
LLM Class of 1890

(oversized)

Box   1  
LLM Class of with additional professor 1890

(oversized)

Box   4  
Alumni Meeting, Tokyo 1907

(oversized)

Box   4  
Composite of 13 law students/faculty circa 1910

(oversized)

Box   4  
Class photograph 1911

(oversized)

Box   4  
Dedication of Law Quad 1925

(oversized)

Box   4  
Class Photograph 1926

(oversized)

Box   4  
Class Photograph 1930

(oversized)

Box   1  
Faculty Photograph 1933-1934
Box   1  
Class Photograph 1938
Box   4  
Snapshots of Professors in Class circa 1940

(oversized)

Box   1  
Faculty Photograph 1959
Box   1  
Faculty Photograph 1981
Box   4  
Faculty Photograph 1992

(oversized)

Box   1  
Clippings from Composites
 
Notable Figures (not affiliated with the University of Michigan) [subseries]
Box   1  
Brandeis, Louis
Box   1  
Brennan, William J., Jr.
Box   1  
Brown, Henry B.
Box   1  
Tom Clark
Box   1  
William O. Douglas
Box   1  
Abe Fortas
Box   1  
Kavanagh, Thomas Matthew
Box   1  
Smith, Otis, M.
Box   1  
Stewart, Potter
Box   1  
Swan, Henry Harrison
Box   1  
White, Byron Raymond
 
Unidentified [subseries]
Box   4  
Unidentified individuals

(two oversized)

 
Other Artwork and Documents [series]

Other Artwork and Documents series is divided into: Law School Grounds, and Printed Materials. Within the subseries Law School Grounds are photographs and drawings of the Law School quadrangle and its surrounding buildings. Within the subseries Printed Materials, is located a small collection of diplomas issued by the University of Michigan Law School as well as a variety of other printed items, including resolutions in praise of a colleague's work, and a guide to the stained glass windows in the Legal Research Library. Much of the materials in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

 
Law School Grounds
Box   1  
Sketch of University of Michigan Campus circa 1863
Box   1  
Law School Library circa 1888 (4 photographs)
Box   1  
Postcards of University of Michigan Campus circa 1904
Box   1  
Photographs of Stained Glass Cartoons in Hutchins Hall
Box   4  
Etchings of Law Quad by George New (3) undated

(oversized)

Box   4  
Etching of Law Quad 1928

(oversized)

Box   4  
Color Drawing of Law Quad by Carl J. Moline 1974

(oversized)

Box   1  
Photograph of Stained Glass Window in William W. Cook Legal Research Library undated

(oversized)

Box   4  
Law Quad Concept Photograph by Balthazar Korab

(oversized)

 
Printed Materials
 
Diplomas
Box   1  
Leckie, Frederick L., Certificate of Appointment to Supreme Court of the United States of America

(oversized)

Box   4  
Hashimoto, Gisan 1890

(oversized)

Box   4  
Van Zile, Philip T. 1867

(oversized)

Box   4  
Weigle, Maurice 1890

(oversized)

 
Other Documents
Box   1  
Ca. "Wanted for Murder" Newspaper Clipping, George H. Wright 1899
Box   4  
Memorial Resolution, Frederick L. Leckie 1950

(oversized)

Box   4  
In Honor of Orie Leon Phillips, 1955

(oversized)

Box   1  
Resolution, Alan N. Polasky 1976
Box   4  
International Alumni Reunion Poster 1997

(oversized)

Box   4  
National Order of the Coif, 100 Years, 1902 -- 2002

(oversized)

Box   4  
Explanation of the Law School Flag undated

(oversized)

Box   1  
Guide to Stained Glass Windows in William W. Cook Legal Research Library undated

(oversized)

 
Photographs (outsize) [series]

(This provides a box/folder breakdown of the oversized photos. All individual items are listed above.)

 
Alumni [subseries]
Box   2  
Abe-Downey
Box   2  
Engel-Murphy
Box   2  
Phillips-Williams
 
Faculty [subseries]
Box   3  
Aigler-Durfee
Box   3  
Cooley, Thomas McIntyre
Box   3  
Estep-Murray
Box   3  
Niehuss-Simes
 
Smith-Wright
Box   4  
Unidentified
 
Composites and Groups [subseries]
Box   4  
Composites and Groups
 
Other Artwork and Documents (outsize) [series]
 
Law School Grounds
Box   4  
Law School Grounds
 
Printed Materials
Box   4  
Diplomas
Box   4  
Other Documents
 
Oil Paintings [series]

The Oil Paintings are not physically part of this collection, but are listed here for convenience. The paintings are large oil portraits done of Law School faculty, alumni, and other notable figures. Most of the portraits are in their original frames, but some of the portraits were removed from their frames for preservation purposes. The framed portraits and the unframed portraits are separately located, with the framed portraits hanging in the Bentley Library connecting bridge in the closed stacks.

The 1994 "Law School Art Catalog" in the Documentation series contains images of most of the Oil Paintings.

 
Faculty [subseries]

(paintings noted as "unframed" are stored in a separate location)

 
Bates, Henry M. circa 1903-1939
  Oversize  
Portrait (by Ralf Clarkson): seated and facing forward (unframed)
  Oversize  
Portrait (by John L. Johanson): later in life; seated and looking to his left circa 1940
  Oversize  
Bogle, Thomas A. circa 1894-1917
  Oversize  
Brewster, James H. (by Percy Ives) (unframed) circa 1897-1919
  Oversize  
Drake, Joseph, (by Leon Makielski) (unframed) 1921
 
Goddard, Edwin C. circa 1900-1935
  Oversize  
Portrait: seated in chair (unframed)
  Oversize  
Portrait (by Leon Makielski): later in life; (unframed)
  Oversize  
Griffin, Levi T. (unframed) circa 1886-1897
  Oversize  
Holbrook, Evans (by Leon Makielski) circa 1907-1932
  Oversize  
Kirchner, Otto circa 1894-1906
  Oversize  
Knowlton, Jerome C. (by Percy Ives) 1896
  Oversize  
Lane, Victor H (by Percy Ives) (unframed) 1905
  Oversize  
Smith, Allan F., (by Richard Wilt) 1968
 
Stason, Edwin Blythe circa 1924-1960
  Oversize  
Portrait (by Alice Reischer): standing in front of bookshelf reading a book
  Oversize  
Portrait (by Guy Palazzola): seated at desk signing a document
  Oversize  
Sunderland, Edson Read (by Percy Ives) circa 1904-1944
  Oversize  
Thompson, Bradley M. circa 1888-1911
  Oversize  
Walker, Charles Irish circa 1859-1877
  Oversize  
Wells, William Palmer (by Percy Ives) (unframed) circa 1874-1891
  Oversize  
Wilgus, Horace L., (by Percy Ives) (unframed) circa 1895-1929
 
Non-Faculty [subseries]
  Oversize  
Brucker, Wilbur, Secretary of the Army (by Roy C. Gamble) circa 1959
  Oversize  
Cleveland, Grover (by Percy Ives) (U.S. President) circa 1895
  Oversize  
Kiiskila, John (by R.W. Suojonen), (alumni) circa 1871-1963
  Oversize  
Rosenberry, Marvin Bristol (by E.C. Ashford) (alumni; Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice; at age 63) 1931