Paul G. Kauper papers: 1925-1974
Summary Information
Title: Paul G. Kauper papers
Creator: Kauper, Paul G.
Dates: 1925-1974
Extent: 42 linear feet
Location: Portions located in offsite storage; prior notification required for access.
Abstract:
Professor of law at the University of Michigan. Papers include correspondence, course materials, and professional files reflecting his interest in constitutional law, university affairs, and legal questions of religious liberty and church-state relations; and manuscripts of writings, speech and conference files, reprints and copies of articles, and photographs.
Call number: 85306 Aa 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 Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of Professor Kauper and his family. Donor no. 5383

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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:

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Paul G. Kauper Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Paul G. Kauper was born in Richmond, Indiana. He earned his undergraduate degree at Earlham College in 1929 and a law degree from the University of Michigan in 1932. After graduating he served a s a research assistant at the Law School until 1934 when he joined the firm of white and Case in New York city as a junior associate. In 1936 he returned to the University of Michigan as an assistant professor and in 1939 was promoted to associate professor.

From 1942 to 1945 he was on leave as attorney for the Pan American Petroleum and Transport company. after his return he was promoted to full professor in 1946. Kauper was named the Henry M. Butzel Professor of Law in May 1965

Kauper was a nationally recognized authority on constitutional, particularly in the areas of civil liberties and church-stale relations. He was an advisor to the Michigan Constitutional Convention of 1961-1962.

Kauper died May 22, 1974.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Paul G. Kauper his teaching and research as a member of the Law School faculty, professional activities and community service on various commission and committees. Basic biographical information can be found in the Topical File in box 17.

The papers include correspondence, course materials, and professional files reflecting his interest in constitutional law, university affairs, and legal questions of religious liberty and church-state relations; and manuscripts of writings, speech and conference files, reprints and copies of articles, and photographs.

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.


  • African Americans -- Michigan.
  • Ann Arbor (Mich.)
  • Church and state.
  • Law.
  • Transportation -- Michigan.
  • Public schools -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Trucking -- United States.
  • Photographs.
  • Church and state -- United States.
  • Ann Arbor (Mich.) -- Religion.
  • Compact discs.
  • Photographs.
  • Sound recordings.
  • Ann Arbor Citizens' Council.
  • Kauper, Paul G.
  • Lutheran Church -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • State Bar of Michigan.
  • Michigan. Governor's Transportation Study Commission (1950-1952)
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • University of Michigan -- Law School.
  • University of Michigan -- Students -- Social life and customs -- 1951-1960.
  • University of Michigan -- Students -- Social life and customs -- 1961-1970.
  • Zion Lutheran Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • Kauper, Paul G.
  • University of Heidelberg.
  • University of Michigan -- Law School -- Faculty.
  • Kauper, Paul G.
Contents List
Request materials for use in the Bentley Library
Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence 1925-1974 [series]

The Correspondence file is arranged chronologically.

Box   1  
1925-1947
Box   2  
1948-1956
Box   3  
1957-1963
Box   4  
1964-1968
Box   5  
1969-1974
Box   6  
Correspondence with publishers
 
University course materials [series]

The University course material (box 7-11 and 33-35) include outlines and lecture notes for courses in constitutional law, municipal corporations, property, taxation, and a Church-State seminar.

Box   7  
Constitutional Law
Box   8  
Constitutional Law
Box   9  
Constitutional Law
Box   9  
Municipal Corporations
Box   10  
Comparative Constitutional Law
Box   11  
Church State Seminar
Box   11  
Federal Income Taxation
 
Topical Files [series]

The series Topical Files is somewhat haphazardly arranged. It includes Law School and general University of Michigan material, files related to his professional activities, and biographical files.

Box   12  
Order of the COIF
Box   12  
American Association of Law Schools: Curriculum Committee
Box   12  
U of M Law School Curriculum Committee
Box   13  
Institute of Public Administration
Box   13  
Lutheran Church in America activities
Box   14  
Ann Arbor. Zion Lutheran Church
 
University of Michigan
Box   14  
Honorary Degrees Committee
Box   14  
Distinguished Faculty Awards Committee
Box   14  
Planning Committee
Box   14  
Development Committee
Box   14  
Building Committee
Box   15  
Fulbright Grant Evaluation Committee
Box   15  
University of Michigan Law School: Committee on Graduate and Research work
Box   15  
University Musical Society
Box   15  
Law School: Administrative Communications
Box   15  
Committee on Year-Round Operations
Box   15  
Michigan State Bar Committee on Constitutional Law
Box   16  
University of Michigan
Box   16  
Student Religious Association
Box   16  
Interfaith Center
Box   16  
Office of Religious Affairs
Box   16  
Committee on Studies in Religion
Box   16  
American Association of Law Schools: Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure
 
University of Michigan
Box   16  
Ad Hoc Committee on Grading Standards and Graduation Requirements
Box   16  
Senate By-Laws Committee (1954)
Box   16  
Law School Committee on Evaluation of Faculty Services 1940
 
Biographical material
Box   17  
Bibliographical material
Box   17  
Personal memorabilia 1929-1967

(intended as scrapbook; includes programs, clippings, etc.)

 
University of Michigan.
Box   17  
Committee on Taxation 1951-1955
Box   17  
Law School Library Advisory Committee
Box   17  
Law School: Committee on Tenure Procedures
Box   17  
Law School Summer Institute (Taxation) of Business Enterprise) 1951
Box   17  
Phoenix Project Faculty Committee.
Box   17  
Visiting Professor, University of Arizona
Box   17  
Earlham College Alumni matters
Box   18  
Lutheran Educational Conference of North America: Commission on the Future
Box   18  
Proposed Journal on Law Reform (University of Michigan)
Box   18  
Heidelberg University: Honorary Degree 1970
Box   18  
Michigan Constitutional Convention 1962
Box   18  
Legal memoranda and private case material 1930
Box   18  
Wayne County Law Practice 1931-1932
Box   18  
New York State Bar Examinations course 1935
Box   18  
Motor carrier transport cases
Box   19  
Committee on Education for Professional Responsibility
Box   19  
Ann Arbor Fair Housing Ordinance
Box   19  
Michigan Civil Rights Commission
Box   19  
Federal Civil Rights Legislation
Box   19  
Proposed Commission on Religion and Public Education
Box   19  
University of Michigan. Faculty Committee on Teaching Methods
Box   19  
University of Michigan. Law School: Editorial Committee
Box   19  
Michigan Aid to Dependent Children of Unemployed Act
Box   19  
Federal legislation to limit state taxing power
Box   19  
Michigan State College name change
Box   19  
Clardy Committee investigating University of Michigan faculty
Box   19  
Taxation materials and cases
Box   19  
University of Michigan. Law School Case Clubs
Box   19  
University of Michigan. Committee for Referral
Box   19  
Constitutional Law: Miscellaneous clippings, speeches, etc.
Box   19  
Lobbying Act Amendments 1955-1957
Box   19  
American Enterprise Institute
Box   19  
Proposal to establish Federal Voting Age Standard
Box   19  
Proposal regarding teaching of creation in public schools
Box   19  
Proposal regarding tax credits for private school payment
Box   19  
Proposal regarding property tax and education financing
Box   19  
Campus demonstrators 1960s
Box   19  
Proposal to Limit Habeus Corpus as Post-Conviction remedy, 1972.
Box   19  
Committee on Academic Standards and Incentives 1969-1970
Box   20  
American Association of Law Schools: Orientation Program in American Law
 
University of Michigan
Box   20  
Law School Round Table Programs
Box   20  
Calendar Revision 1967
Box   20  
War Lectures Committee
Box   20  
State Board of Education (Powers of)
Box   20  
University of Michigan. Law School: Special Admissions Policy
Box   20  
U.S. Senate Committee on Termination of National Emergency
Box   20  
A.A.L.S.: Committee on Supreme Court Decisions 1967-1968
Box   20  
Limiting the powers of the President
Box   20  
Miscellaneous
Box   21  
Comparative Law materials
Box   21  
Reprints and copies of articles
Box   22  
Topical files concerning Lutheran Church and church-state legal matters
Box   23  
Topical files concerning Lutheran Church and church-state legal matters

(continued)

Box   24  
Topical files concerning Lutheran Church and church-state legal matters

(continued)

Box   25  
Topical files concerning Lutheran Church and church-state legal matters

(continued)

Box   26  
Topical files concerning Lutheran Church and church-state legal matters

(continued)

 
Speech and Writing Files [series]

The Speech and Writings files (not fully processed) includes file on speaking engagements and professional conferences and manuscripts of Kauper's writings and Book reviews.

Box   27  
Speech and conference files
Box   28  
Speech and conference files

(continued)

Box   29  
Manuscripts of writings
Box   30  
Manuscripts of writings
Box   30  
Book reviews
 
Commissions and Committees [series]

The Commissions and Committees series (2 linear ft.) consists of correspondence, reports and other material relating Kauper's public service. Most notable are the Ann Arbor School Board's Special Committee to Study Racial Discrimination in the Public Schools, 1963-1964 and the Michigan State Bar Association, Condemnation Procedure Committee, 1956-1969.

 
Governor's Transportation Study Commission 1950-1952
Box   31  
General correspondence, reports, recommendations, and membership
Box   31  
Ann Arbor Citizens' Council, Executive Board 1955-1957
 
Ann Arbor School Board's Special Committee to Study Racial Discrimination in the Public Schools 1963-1964
Box   31  
Drafts and final reports
Box   31  
Memoranda
Box   31  
Newspaper and magazine clippings
Box   31  
Official notices, agenda, and minutes of meetings
Box   31  
Reports of testimony
Box   31  
Personal notes
 
Michigan State Bar Association, Condemnation Procedure Committee 1956-1969
Box   32  
Reports
Box   32  
Correspondence and notes
Box   32  
Miscellaneous matters
 
University Course Materials, ca. 1949-1974 [series]
 
Church and State Seminar
Box   33  
1962-1963
Box   33  
1971
Box   33  
1972
Box   33  
1973
 
Comparative Constitutional Law Seminar
Box   33  
Spring 1956
Box   33  
Spring 1962
Box   33  
Spring 1963
Box   33  
Winter 1968
Box   33  
Fall 1968
Box   33  
Winter 1970
Box   33  
Fall 1970
Box   33  
Winter 1972 (2 folders)
Box   33  
Winter 1973
Box   33  
Winter 1974
 
Constitutional Law
Box   34  
Notes I-A (2 folders)
Box   34  
Notes I-B (3 folders)
Box   34  
Notes II-A (2 folders)
Box   34  
Old Notes-Part 11 (4 folders)
Box   34  
Outlines 1952
Box   34  
Seminar Spring 1949
Box   34  
Municipal Corporations-I
Box   34  
Outline
Box   34  
Notes-Chapters 1-3
Box   34  
Notes-Vol. II
Box   34  
Municipal Contracts
Box   34  
Municipal Funds
Box   35  
Municipal Indebtedness
Box   35  
Municipal Tort Liability
 
Property (date unknown)
Box   35  
Outline
Box   35  
Notes (2 folders)
 
Taxation-I
Box   35  
Outline (4 folders)
Box   35  
Outline 1955 (2 folders)
Box   35  
Miscellaneous Notes
 
Taxation-II
Box   35  
Spring 1952
Box   35  
Summer 1953 (2 folders)
 
Correspondence [series]
Box   35  
1967
Box   35  
1974
 
Writings [series]
Box   35  
OPAL (drafts of panel discussions) 1965, undated
 
Miscellaneous Manuscripts, (dates unknown)
Box   35  
"The Clayton Act-Section 5"
Box   35  
"The Clayton Act-Amendment 7 it
Box   35  
"The Permissible Scope of FTC....
Box   35  
"Possible Laws vs. Moral and Religious Laws
 
Reprints, (dates unknown)
Box   35  
"Civil Right-Current Perspective"
Box   35  
"Constitutionalization of Criminal Procedure"
Box   35  
"Legislative Department-Article No. 1"
Box   35  
"Liberty of Mind"
 
Diaries [series]
Box   36  
1923-1934, 1939-1940
Box   37  
1943-1973
 
Addresses, Speeches [series]
Box   37  
1930s-1960s

(unprocessed)

 
Chronological files [series]

(correspondence and scrapbook materials interspersed)

Box   38  
1930-1956
Box   39  
1957-1963
Box   40  
1964-1971
Box   41  
1972-1973
 
Lutheran Church [series]
Box   41  
University of Michigan Lutheran Student Association
Box   41  
Zion Lutheran Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
 
Publications [series]
Box   42  
1940s-1970s

(unprocessed)

 
Sound Recordings [series]

The sound recordings (audiotape and CD) consist of a series of lectures on church-state relations given to a group assembled at the Lutheran student chapel in Ann Arbor, February-April 1963.

 
Lecture series on church-state relations 1963
Box   42  
Audio tapes (2 tapes)
Box   42  
CD copies of tapes (10 optical discs (CD-Rs))
Box   42  
Photographs [series]

The Photographs series includes portraits; and photographs of Kauper and his wife at Heidelberg University, where Kauper received an honorary degree in 1970.