Title: William W. Blume papers Creator: Blume, William Wirt, 1893- Dates: 1811-1825, 1830s, 1931-1963 Extent: 18 linear feet Location: Portions located in offsite storage; prior notification required for access. Abstract:
Professor of law at the University of Michigan; papers contain correspondence, teaching materials, papers relating to student discipline, proceedings of the University Judicial Council, 1950-1953; also research files and collected material relating to his study of Michigan's territorial court system; and copies of court records for Brown County, 1830s; also Wayne County Probate Court records, 1811-1825.
Call number: 85821 Aa 2 Language: The material is in English Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave. Ann Arbor, MI
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[item], folder, box, William W. Blume Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
William Wirt Blume began his legal career before actually completing his formal legal studies at the University of Michigan. Before enrolling in law school in 1926, Blume taught law at Soochow University in China. In 1931, he was appointed assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan. During his tenure at Michigan, Blume authored the six-volume work titled "Transactions of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Michigan, 1805-1836." Professor Blume retired from his distinguished legal career in 1963.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The William Wirt Blume papers include a memoir of his 192-1921 trip to China, a chronological correspondence file, teaching materials and other files related to his career at the University of Michigan, several reports on legal issues and research notes and files for his history of Michigan Territorial Supreme Court. The papers are arrange in five series: Travel, Correspondence, University of Michigan, Reports, and Notes and Research Material on Territorial Courts.
The series Notes and Research Material on Territorial Courts (boxes 6-18) contains Blume's notes and collected research materials relating to his study of U.S. territorial law and territorial court systems. Much of the emphasis of Blume's study concerned the Michigan Territorial Supreme Court and the various county and circuit courts under it. The researcher is directed to the Michigan Supreme Court record group for the original documents that Blume and his staff studied. This record group was transferred to the State Archives of Michigan in 2011. The researcher should also note that Blume's Transactions of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Michigan, with its extensive notes and historical commentaries is a superb introduction to Blume's career interests.
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.
China -- History -- Republic, 1912-1949.
Courts -- Michigan.
Michigan. Supreme Court.
University of Michigan -- Faculty.
University of Michigan -- Law School.
University of Michigan -- Regulations.
University of Michigan -- Students -- Discipline.
University of Michigan. Judicial Council.
Michigan. Probate Court (Wayne County)
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Memoir of Travels in Japan and China 1920-1921
University of Michigan [series]
American Civil Procedure
American Legal History 1955
East Asiatic Area Law
Evidence, Procedure and Jurisdiction
Federal Trial Practice and Procedure
Forms of Action
Introduction to the Legal System
Seminar on American History 1941-1942
Trial and Appellate Practices
Faculty Instruction Records, ca. 1930-1950
Grade Reports 1946-1951
Student Papers 1940, 1962
University Disciplinary Policies
University Judicial Council
Papers, relating to prize competition at University 1954, 1956
Papers relating to Committee on University Lectures
Proposed statute on judicial jurisdiction 1951
Report of Special Committee on the Improvement of the Administration of Justice, 1941
Report of the Michigan Procedure Commission October 1928
Tentative rule revisions of the Michigan Supreme Court 1944
Addresses 1928, 1934 to various bar associations 1928-1934
Pleading and procedure form book
Notes and Research Material on Territorial Courts [series]
The series Notes and Research Material on Territorial Courts (boxes 6-18) contains Blume's notes and collected research materials relating to his study of U.S. territorial law and territorial court systems. Much of the emphasis of Blume's study concerned the Michigan Territorial Supreme Court and the various county and circuit courts under it. The researcher is directed to the Michigan Supreme Court record group for the original documents that Blume and his staff studied. The researcher should also note that Blume's Transactions of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Michigan, with its extensive notes and historical commentaries is a superb introduction to Blume's career interests.
Copies and Summaries of Pleadings
County Court, Wayne County 1815-1829
District Court, Huron and Detroit 1805-1810
Court of Common Pleas, Wayne County 1796-1805
Calendar of Cases
Court of Quarter Sessions, Wayne County 1797-1804
Court of Common Pleas, Wayne County 1796-1805
Index to Papers, Court of Common Pleas, Wayne County 1796-1805
Calendar of Cases, District Courts, Michigan Territory 1805-1810
District of Huron and Detroit
District of Erie
Index of Criminal Cases (and civil cases for statutory penalties) in District Court for Huron, and Detroit and Erie; Supreme Court; and County Court, Wayne County
County Court, Wayne County
Table of Cases
County Court (Wayne) Journal 1820-1821
(photocopies taken from microfilm)
Newspaper clippings re: Wayne County court records
Newspaper clippings re: laws in force in Indiana Territory 1800-1803
Catalogue of books of William Woodbridge 1806
Sibley's Notebook 1797-1799
Miscellaneous Papers to 1810
(found with files of Supreme Court)
(found with files of Wayne County Court)
Index to Supreme Court Cases and Cases in Chancery
Calendar of Court Files and Miscellaneous Papers, Monroe County 1818-1848
Michigan Unreported Opinions
Equity Cases taken from Blume's Transactions
Court of the Additional Judge
Journal [photocopy] 1823-1824
Journal and other records 1825, 1831-1833 [photocopies] 1825-1833