Kasimir Fajans Papers: 1912-1987 (bulk 1936-1975)
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Administration [series]

The Administration series contains documents and records relating directly to the operation of the Law Library. Contained within are ten subseries.

 
Director's Files 1919-1963 [subseries]

The Director's Files concern the administration of the library. There are also topical files created by Professor Coffey relating mainly to his own personal activities. Specific areas of strength within the Director's Files include the Michigan Wolverine Student Cooperative, the Legal Microfilms Association, Professor Coffey's South American Research Tour, and minutes of the Law Library Committee.

Box   1  
Addresses 1929-1948 (4 folders)
Box   1  
American Association of Law Libraries 1949-1953 (2 folders)
Box   1  
American Bar Association 1949-1953
Box   1  
American Library Association 1949-1954
Box   1  
Annual Reports 1941/42-1951/52
Box   1  
Books: Purchase and Sale 1932-1942
Box   1  
Building Committee 1944
Box   1  
Business Office 1931-1942
Box   1  
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1932-1933
Box   1  
Case Club Prize Books 1935-1939
Box   1  
Civil Works Administration 1934
Box   1  
Class Reunion 1924
Box   1  
Committee on cooperation with Latin American Libraries 1944-1945
Box   1  
Committee on Research 1939-1950
Box   1  
Committee Reports: Miscellaneous 1936-1943
Box   1  
Cook Fund Committee 1935-1936
Box   1  
Crime and Criminology 1934-1938
Box   1  
Curriculum Committee 1936-1947
Box   1  
Dean, Law School 1945-1955 (2 folders)
Box   1  
Delta Theta Phi 1927-1945
Box   1  
Domestic Relations Committee 1948-1955
Box   1  
Editorial Committee 1943-1949
Box   1  
First Annual Autograph Collectors Meeting 1948
Box   1  
General Law School Files 1943-1949 (2 folders)
Box   1  
General Library 1925-1945
Box   1  
General Library Council 1946-1949
Box   2  
Law Library Committee Minutes 1922-1952
Box   2  
Lawyers' Club Book Fund 1946-1951
Box   2  
League of Nations-Non-Partisan Association 1926-1940
Box   2  
Legal Microfilms Association 1937-1953 (5 folders)
Box   2  
Legal Research Building 1927-1940 (4 folders)
Box   2  
Librarian's Report 1932-1940
Box   2  
Libraries of Major Universities 1929-1943
Box   2  
Library and Schools 1931-1945
Box   2  
Library of Congress 1929-1946
Box   2  
Library Positions 1940-1942
Box   2  
Library Routine 1957
Box   2  
Library Rules 1928-1931
Box   2  
Memoranda 1929-1952 (5 folders)
Box   2  
Michigan Law Review 1932-1944
Box   3  
Michigan Library Association 1933-1949 (4 folders)
Box   3  
Michigan State Bar 1937-1949
Box   3  
Michigan State Board for Libraries 1935-1939
Box   3  
Michigan State Library 1946-1947
Box   3  
Michigan Wolverine Student Cooperative 1935-1952 (9 folders)
Box   4  
Microfilms 1931-1943
Box   4  
Munich Seminar 1926
Box   4  
National Youth Administration 1934-1942
Box   4  
Personal File 1941-1943
Box   4  
Quarto Notes 1943-1944
Box   4  
Rabel, Ernst 1943-1950 (4 folders)
Box   4  
Reference 1949-1963 (3 folders)
Box   4  
Senate, University of Michigan 1949-1950
Box   4  
South American Tour 1949-1950 (5 folders)
Box   4  
Statistics 1919-1941 (2 folders)
Box   4  
Student Assistants 1954
Box   4  
Teachers' Tenure 1937-1938
Box   5  
United States Supreme Court Imprints
Box   5  
University of Michigan 1941-1949
Box   5  
Viollet Collection 1944
Box   5  
Wilgus List 1933
 
Correspondence 1924-1965 [subseries]

The Correspondence Files contain correspondence of Professor Coffey, various library directors from 1962 to 1990, and Esther Betz. Professor Coffey's correspondence is broken down chronologically then alphabetically. These have been retained in the order maintained by Professor Coffey. Correspondence of miscellaneous directors follows the original alphabetical arrangement. Esther Betz's correspondences are organized chronologically. The correspondence files that were added in box 14 are organized alphabetically, per the original order.

 
Hobart R. Coffey
 
1924-1944
Box   5  
B-S (14 folders)
Box   6  
T-Z (4 folders)
Box   6  
Miscellaneous (4 folders)
 
1945-1949
Box   6  
A-Z (9 folders)
Box   6  
Miscellaneous
 
1950-1965
Box   6  
A-L (7 folders)
Box   7  
M-Y (7 folders)
Box   7  
Miscellaneous
 
Miscellaneous Directors
 
1962-1990
Box   7  
A-Z (21 folders)
 
Esther Betz
Box   7  
1926-1929
Box   7  
1930-1939
Box   7  
1940-1949
Box   7  
1950-1959
Box   7  
1960-1962
 
History [subseries]

The History subseries includes reports and a listing of Regents Proceedings pertinent to the development of the Law Library from 1858 through 1934, proceedings of the Library Committee, and miscellaneous statistics and reports.

Box   8  
History of Law Library 1858-1937
Box   8  
Proceedings of Library Committee 1898-1906
Box   8  
Miscellanea (includes circulation statistics, reports, memos) 1907-1912
Box   8  
List of Current Foreign Legal Periodicals Received 1958-1975 (4 volumes)
 
Library Administration Materials [subseries]

The Library Administration Materials contains information related to changes in the library field, such as the introduction to the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules II and the RLG Serials Project, and how the Law Library reacted. This subseries also contains background information and files from the Library Advisory Committee, overarching objectives, evaluation, and planning by the Law Library, and materials related to a bibliography of Festschriften (homage publications), compiled by Lily Roberts. Also found in this subseries are files on gifts received by the Law Library from 1958-1980, and by two individuals in particular: John Star Hunt and Virginia Earl.

Box   8  
Anglo-American Cataloging Rules II (AACR2) Memos
Box   8  
Festschriften
Box   8  
Library Advisory Committee Background Materials (3 folders)
Box   8  
Library Advisory Committee 1983-1986
Box   8  
Law Library Objectives, Evaluation, Planning
 
Law Library Gifts
Box   8  
1958-1959
Box   8  
1965-1974
Box   8  
1975-1979
Box   8  
1980
Box   8  
John Star Hunt
Box   8  
Virginia Earl
Box   8  
RLG/Ballots 1978-1979
Box   8  
RLG/RLIN Serials Conversion Project
 
Library Building Addition (1980) 1969-1990 [subseries]

The Library Building Addition subseries includes documents related to the major renovation that occurred in 1980. Of particular importance is the debate whether or not to construct the new library underground. In addition to the manuscript materials is one folder of architectural drawings. The drawings relate to proposals from various architects for the library building addition. The drawings include exterior elevations, plot plans, and renderings of interiors. Additional material on the design of the award-winning underground addition to the library may be found in the records of Gunnar Birkerts and Associates. Birkerts designed the addition and the records of his architectural firm are held at the Bentley Library.

The bulk of the Library Building Addition files were added in 2006. These files include Building Committee Files which contain all materials related to the library addition, including correspondence between library administration and the architect, Gunnar Birkerts and Associates, as well as questionnaires, reports, and sketches of proposed additions to the law library. This collection also houses newspaper clippings and published articles related to the University of Michigan's project, compared to other academic library additions being built during this same period. The Student Building Committee is also represented in this collection.

Drawer   224  
Architectural drawings and renderings of proposals for an addition to the law library building, ca. 1960s
 
Building Committee
Box   8  
1969-1972
Box   8  
1973
Box   8  
1974

(folder 1)

Box   9  
1974

(folder 2)

Box   9  
1975
Box   9  
1976 (3 folders)
Box   9  
1977 (3 folders)
Box   9  
1978 (2 folders)
Box   9  
1979
Box   9  
1980-1990
Box   9  
Newspaper Articles Relevant to Library Building Addition
Box   9  
Publications Related to Academic Library Additions/Construction in the United States
Box   9  
Published Material Relevant to Library Buildings 1976-1977
Box   9  
Student Building Committee 1976
 
Acquisitions 1969-2006 [subseries]

The Acquisitions subseries contains documents related to the various material that the library would attempt to procure for its collections. This includes primarily correspondence with other institutes because the library was interested in purchasing materials, confirming or cancelling a subscription, or because the library was attempting to complete collections of documents or magazines that were only partially held at the library.

Box   13  
African Imprints 1987
Box   13  
American Collection Development 1985-1987
Box   13  
American Law Institute 1987
Box   13  
American Selections 1986-2000
Box   13  
Ancillary Publications 1987-1989
Box   13  
Bangladesh Acquisitions Program 1982-1984
Box   13  
British Material 1973-1983 (2 folders)
Box   13  
British Material 1975-1988
Box   13  
British Publications 1970-1983
Box   13  
British Record Society 1984-1985
Box   13  
Casebook Supplement 1987, 1991
Box   13  
Carlton Fox Material 1980-1990
Box   13  
Cook, Cooley, and Bishop Lectures 1980, 1989
Box   13  
Court Rules 1980-1986
Box   13  
Egyptian Material PL. 480 1979-1981
Box   13  
European Union Material 1983-1993
Box   13  
Exchange Problem 1979-1991
Box   13  
Foreign Law 1984-1988
Box   13  
Foreign Material General 1972-1984
Box   13  
Fourth Russell Tribunal 1987
Box   13  
French Material 1978-1981
Box   13  
German Material 1974-1978
Box   13  
Government Documents 1974-1984 (2 folders)
Box   13  
Harrossowitz Order 1972
Box   13  
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals 1986, 1991
Box   13  
India Material PL. 480 1969-1978
Box   13  
International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law 1983
Box   13  
International Organizations and Collections 1976-1983
Box   13  
Islamic and South Asia Material PL. 480 1997, 2003
Box   13  
Islamic Law Collection 1979-1982
Box   13  
Japanese Material 1978-1981
Box   13  
Mexican Material 1978-1983
Box   13  
Middle East Acquisitions Program 1981-1984
Box   13  
Moody's Purchasing Agreement 1979-1983
Box   13  
National Reporter System 1979
Box   13  
Public Utility Commission 1983-1984, 2001-2002
Box   14  
Regional Digests 1974-1982
Box   14  
Restatements 1980-1982
Box   14  
Satellite Collections 1979-1980
Box   14  
Science Magazine 1982
Box   14  
Supreme Court Records and Briefs 1974-1993
Box   14  
Texas Material 1980
Box   14  
Treatises 1976, 2005-2006
 
Construction 1967-1995, 2000 [subseries]

The Construction subseries contains material that is separate from the main library addition that was constructed in 1980. This subseries includes records related to the construction of the Rare Book Room and the Computer-Assisted Research Room, as well as a staff Tea Room.

Box   14  
Computer Assisted Legal Research Room 1993-1994
Oversize Box   22  
Law School Expansion Final Report, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates May 2000
Box   14  
Tea Lounge 1967-1991
Box   14  
Rare Book Room 1990-1995
 
Correspondence [subseries]
Box   14  
A-Z
Box   14  
D-F
Box   14  
G-H
Box   14  
I-K
Box   14  
L-M
Box   14  
N-P
Box   14  
R-S
Box   14  
T-Z
 
Depository 1978-2003 [subseries]

The Depository subseries is made up of general information about the library depository and the records of the inspections of the depository.

Box   14  
General 1978-2003
Box   14  
Inspection 1988, 1994, 2002 (3 folders)
Box   14  
Program Review 1986-1994
Box   14  
Self-study Program 2002
 
Financial 1859-1979 [subseries]

The Financial subseries contains primarily budget files, as well as records on the five-year projection and salary funds.

Box   15  
Budget 1859-1955, 1962-1979 (17 folders)
Box   15  
Documents 1859-1962, 1973-1976
Box   15  
Five-year Projection 1972-1974
Box   15  
Projections 1969-1971
Box   16  
Salary Funds 1929-1969
 
Policies and Procedures 1945, 1975-2004 [subseries]

The Policies and Procedures contain manuals and instructions related to the acquiring and maintenance of the material in the Law Library. This includes procedural manuals and collection strategy manuals.

Box   16  
Book Selection Process 1980-1987
Box   16  
Cataloging Manual 1975-1995
Box   16  
Claim Codes and Issues 1989-2002
Box   16  
Clerical Manual 1987
Box   16  
Collection Development 1984-1990 (2 folders)
Box   16  
Dictionaries Collection 1986-1995
Box   16  
Grievance Procedures 1980-1984
Box   16  
Insurance 1989
Box   16  
International Collection 1990-1992
Box   16  
Microform Procedures 1975-1985, 1990-2004 (2 folders)
Box   16  
Photocopying Policy 1986-1987
Box   16  
Procedure Manual
Box   16  
Selection Policy 1945
Box   16  
Standards for Written Documents 1999
Box   16  
Statistics Policy 1999
Box   16  
Subject Matter 1979-1986, 2005
Box   16  
UN and EC Material 1989-1992
Box   16  
Yellow Block Policy 1982-1992
 
Topical, 19974-1998 [subseries]

The Topical subseries contains documents from the advisory committee, annual reports, blueprints, information on the microform and looseleaf services at the library, and other various documents.

Box   16  
AACR2
Box   16  
Advisory Committee 1991-1997
Box   16  
Annual Reports 1979-1997
Box   17  
Checklist Project 1974-1983
Box   17  
Committee on Disability 1993-1995
Box   17  
Constitutional Conventions 1976-1984
Box   17  
Court Slip Opinions 1986-1989
Box   17  
Government Printing Office Conversion to Fiche 1981
Box   17  
Lateral Files 1987
Box   17  
Law Library Microform Orders 1978-1988
Box   17  
Looseleaf Services 1974-1986 (2 folders)
Box   17  
Move of Reference Services and Collection 1988
Box   17  
Newspaper Clippings
Box   17  
Rare Books 1986-1993
Box   17  
State Administrative Codes 1975-1994
Box   17  
State Administrative Reports 1981-1984
Box   17  
Transnational Research 1984
Box   17  
University Microforms International 1940-1982
Box   17  
UN Withdrawals 1997-1998
Box   17  
Workflow Flow Charts 1982