Law School (University of Michigan) records: 1852-2010
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Deans' Files 1852-1975 [subseries]

Records in the Deans' Files, 1852 to 1975, consist primarily of correspondence and topical files of Law School deans after 1900. This subseries includes all Law School records accessioned prior to 1985. The subseries contains three separate files: Correspondence Files; Topical Files; and Regents Communications, Reports, and Petitions.

 
Correspondence Files 1904-1971

The Correspondence Files (46.5 linear feet, 1904-1971) consist largely of correspondence maintained by deans Harry B. Hutchins, Henry M. Bates, E. Blythe Stason, Allan F. Smith, Charles Joiner (acting dean), and Francis Allen. The files covering the period 1904-1913 have been retained in the chronological order in which they were maintained. The files after 1913 were kept in their original order, alphabetically by year or range of years. The alphabetically arranged files typically contain a general folder for each letter and occasionally an individual folder for a significant topic. Unfortunately, there is no subject access or index to these files. Researchers should note that there is a fair amount of overlap between the between the files. The correspondence files continue in the subseries of individual deans.

 
1904-1913
Box   2  
1904-March 1911
Box   3  
April 1911-March 1912
Box   4  
April 1912-November 1912
Box   5  
December 1912-September 1913
 
1913-1914
Box   6  
A-Z
 
1914-1915
Box   7  
A-Z
 
1915-1916
Box   8  
A-Z
 
1917-1918
Box   9  
A-J
Box   10  
K-Z
 
1918-1926
Box   11  
A-Bm
Box   12  
Bo-Com
Box   13  
Com-G
Box   14  
H-Li
Box   15  
Li-O
Box   16  
P-Sm
Box   17  
Sm-Z
 
1927-1932
Box   18  
A-Cn
Box   19  
Co-G
Box   20  
H-Mh
Box   21  
Mi-Sh
Box   22  
Si-Z
 
1933-1934
Box   23  
A-E
Box   24  
F-Q
Box   25  
R-Z
 
1934-1946
Box   26  
A
Box   27  
B-C
Box   28  
C-F
Box   29  
G-L
Box   30  
L-N
Box   31  
O-S
Box   32  
S-Z
 
1947-1954
Box   33  
A-C
Box   34  
C-H
Box   35  
H-L
Box   36  
L-R
Box   37  
S-Z
 
1955-1960
Box   38  
A-L
Box   38  
Centennial Committee of the Law School
Box   38  
Committees, Miscellaneous (2 folders)
Box   38  
Cook, William W
Box   39  
M-Z;
Box   39  
State Bar of Michigan
Box   39  
Summer Sessions
Box   39  
Supreme Court Clerkships
 
1960-1964
 
A-C
Box   39  
Association of American Law Schools (3 folders)
Box   39  
Atomic Energy Studies
Box   40  
C-O
Box   40  
Committees, Miscellaneous (2 folders)
Box   40  
Cook, W. W
Box   40  
Faculty Activities (2 folders)
Box   40  
Ford Foundation (2 folders)
Box   40  
Hatcher, Harlan
Box   40  
Hawkland, William D
Box   40  
Heyns, Roger W
Box   40  
Lawyers Club (3 folders)
Box   41  
P-Z
 
1963-1964
 
A-Z;
Box   41  
George, B. J. Jr
Box   41  
Harris, Robert J
Box   41  
Harvey, W. B
Box   41  
Kimball, Spencer L
Box   41  
Stein, Eric
 
1961-1966
Box   42  
A-F
Box   42  
Association of American Law Schools
Box   42  
Case Club
Box   42  
Chinese Communist Law Project
Box   42  
Chuo University
Box   42  
Citizens Committee for Higher Education
Box   42  
Civil Rights Research Council
Box   42  
Cook, W. W., Lectureship Committee
 
Ford Foundation
Box   42  
Criminal Justice
Box   42  
International Legal Studies
Box   42  
New Ford Grant
Box   42  
Miscellaneous
Box   43  
G-S
Box   43  
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Box   43  
Institute for Foreign and Comparative Law
Box   43  
Institute of International Education
Box   43  
Law School Fund
Box   43  
Supreme Court Clerkships
Box   44  
T-Z
Box   44  
Television
Box   44  
Visitors
 
1966-1968
Box   44  
A-K
Box   45  
L-Z
 
1968-1971
Box   46  
A-J
Box   47  
K-S
Box   48  
T-Z
 
Topical Files 1896-1975

The alphabetically arranged Topical Files (10.5 linear feet, 1896-1975), contain records of administration, organizations, faculty activities and functions, and national and state associations. Although the records in this file date from as early as 1896, the bulk of the material is from the 1950s and 1960s. The development of various committees within the Law School, e.g. the curriculum committee, is well documented in this series as is the Lawyers Club and the role of the School during World Wars I and II. World War I documentation includes two folders relating to the military records of law students as well as material on the Students' Army Training Corps. The World War II era is particularly well documented, including the activities of the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) School which relocated from Washington, D.C. to the Law School during the war. Also noteworthy are the folders on the Association of American Law Schools (1912-1914) which include correspondence with William H. Taft and Felix Frankfurter. Additional topical files, with overlapping dates and coverage, have arrived in subsequent accessions. As such, researchers may find it advisable to consult the Topical Files maintained in the records of individual deans and the separate Topical Files subseries.

Box   48  
Academic Affairs Advisory Council 1963-1966 (2 folders)
Box   48  
Admissions Office 1947-1969
Box   48  
Alumni 1961-1969
Box   48  
Alumni Society Undated
Box   48  
Alumni Surveys 1966-1969
Box   48  
American Bar Association 1919-1972 (5 folders)
Box   48  
American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology 1912 (2 folders)
Box   48  
American Journal of Comparative Law
Box   48  
American Law Institute 1932-1941
 
Association of American Law Schools
Box   49  
Correspondence 1912-1914 (8 folders)
Box   49  
Teachers Directory 1964-1970
Box   49  
Miscellaneous 1970-1972
Box   49  
Atomic Energy Legal Research Program 1958-1962
Box   49  
Barristers Society 1956-1963
Box   49  
Benedum, Claude Worthington, Foundation 1964-1968
Box   49  
Bexelius, Hon. Alfred 1968
Box   49  
Broomfield Essay Competition 1961-1967
 
Budgets
 
Notes and Correspondence
Box   49  
1926-1948 (3 folders)
Box   49  
1966-1978 (2 folders)
 
William W. Cook Endowment and Research Fund
Box   49  
Minutes 1939/40-1946/47
Box   49  
Minutes 1949/50-1954/55
Box   49  
Reports and Miscellaneous 1956-1975
Box   49  
Buhl Bequest 1896-1897
Box   49  
Butzel, Henry M. 1963-1965
Box   49  
Class Scheduling 1966/67-1967/68
Box   49  
Classroom Utilization Study 1956-1957
Box   49  
COIF Award 1969-1971
Box   49  
Clinical Programs 1968
Box   49  
Closed Circuit Television Programs 1962
Box   49  
Colombian Proposal 1968-1969
Box   49  
Combined Curriculum, Students Enrolled in Law/LS&A 1896/97-1955/56 (3 folders)
 
Committees
Box   50  
Committee on Size of the Law School 1962-1965
Box   50  
Committee on Year Round Operation 1961-1962
Box   50  
Committee to Educate Lawyers for Trial Experience 1965
 
Curriculum Committee
Box   50  
File Index 1934-1963/64
Box   50  
1934-1937/38
Box   50  
1939/40-1941/42
Box   50  
1945/1946-1953/1954 (11 folders)
Box   51  
1954/55-1963/64 (14 folders)
 
Standing Committee 1956-1966
Box   52  
Ad Hoc Committee on Honorary Degrees
Box   52  
Ad Hoc Committee to Consider Law Faculty Representation on Senate Assembly
Box   52  
Administrative Committee
Box   52  
Curriculum Committee
Box   52  
Faculty Committee Appointments
Box   52  
Graduate and Research Committee (4 folders)
Box   52  
Law Review Advisory Committee
Box   52  
Library Advisory Committee
Box   52  
Scholarship Awards Committee
Box   52  
Student-Faculty Committee
Box   52  
Student Loan Committee
 
Standing Committee 1966/67
Box   52  
Administrative Committee
Box   52  
Admission Policy Committee
Box   52  
Curriculum Committee
Box   52  
Graduate and Research Committee
Box   52  
Law Review Advisory Committee
 
Standing Committee 1967/68
Box   52  
Administrative Committee
Box   52  
Admissions Policy Committee
Box   52  
Building Committee
Box   52  
Curriculum Committee
Box   52  
Graduate and Research Committee
Box   52  
Miscellaneous Committees
 
Standing Committee 1968/69
Box   52  
Administrative Committee
Box   52  
Admissions Policy Committee
Box   52  
Building Committee
Box   52  
Curriculum Committee
Box   52  
Miscellaneous Committees
Box   53  
Concordance of Latin American Commercial Law 1967-1969
Box   53  
Conference on Deans 1961-1965
Box   53  
Curriculum Studies 1960-1965 (2 folders)
Box   53  
Deans' Conferences Minutes 1920-1932
Box   53  
Dean Selection Committee 1965
Box   53  
Deanship Search Committee 1970/71
Box   53  
Degree Requirements 1950-1951
Box   53  
Distinguished Alumni Sesquicentennial Award Law 1967
Box   53  
Durfee, Edgar Noble 1958
Box   53  
Dzendzel Proposal 1966
Box   53  
Ethics Lectures 1961-1965
Box   53  
Executive Committee of the Summer Session 1960-1962
 
Faculty
Box   53  
Activities 1963-1966
 
Memoranda
Box   53  
Discussion of Law School Expansion 1965
Box   53  
Goals for the Law School 1960-1970
Box   53  
News of the Faculty 1964-1966 (2 folders)
Box   53  
Research 1964/65
 
Federal Bureau of Prisons 1969-1971
Box   53  
Financial Statements
Box   53  
Meetings and Seminars
Box   53  
Miscellaneous
Box   53  
Films 1961-1965
Box   53  
Fire Report 1961
 
Ford Foundation
Box   54  
Foreign Graduate Study and Research
Box   54  
Original Papers 1954-1961 (3 folders)
Box   54  
Proposals 1965 (2 folders)
Box   54  
Reports 1953/54-1968/69 (2 folders)

(see also Box 107)

Box   54  
Grant-Atomic Legal Research 1958-1962
Box   54  
International Studies Committee 1961-1962
Box   54  
Grade Norms Committee 1960-1962
Box   54  
Grading Regulations 1934-1949
Box   54  
Graduate Office 1961-1966
Box   54  
Honorary Degrees 1958-1959
Box   54  
Honors and Honors Banquet 1951-1960, 1962-1970 (4 folders)
 
Hutchins Hall and Legal Research Building

(see also oversized material)

Box   54  
Floor Plans
Box   54  
Windows and Portraits
Box   54  
Institute of Continuing Education
Box   54  
Institutionalization of Mentally Abnormal Persons 1964-1967
Box   54  
Inter-American Bar Association 1948-1949
Box   54  
Jerome (Thomas Spencer) Fund 1922
Box   54  
Judicial Administration-Research and Instruction 1968
Box   54  
Judicial Law Clerks 1963-1966
Box   54  
Juris Doctor Degree 1967-1968
 
Law Buildings 1923-1934 (2 folders)
Box   54  
Clippings on Law Quadrangle 1924-1934
Box   54  
Property Costs for Law School and Lawyers Club Site 1923
Box   54  
Law Dean's Lament (Poem)
 
Law Library
Box   55  
1963-1964
Box   55  
1965-1966
Box   55  
1967-1970
Box   55  
Law Library Memos 1966-1970
 
Law Library Reports
Box   55  
1955-1960
Box   55  
1961-1963
Box   55  
Law School Alumni Scholarship Fund 1955-1962
Box   55  
Law School Centennial Fund 1960
 
Law School Fund
 
Correspondence
Box   55  
1966-1968
Box   55  
1968-1971 (3 folders)
Box   55  
1971-1973 (3 folders)
Box   55  
Memorials 1967-1972 (2 folders)
 
National Committee Meetings
Box   55  
1967
Box   55  
1968
 
Lawyers Club
 
Administrative Records 1959-1971
Box   55  
1959-1964
Box   55  
1965-1966 (2 folders)
Box   56  
1967-1968 (2 folders)
Box   56  
1968-1969 (3 folders)
Box   56  
1969-1971 (3 folders)
Box   56  
Special Alumni Committee 1968
Box   56  
Legal Aid Clinic 1965
Box   56  
Legal Education Seminar 1968
Box   56  
Legal Writing-Problems and Research 1957-1964
Box   56  
Michigan Law Review 1951-1970
Box   56  
Michigan Legal Publications 1955-1966
Box   56  
Military Service Meeting 1968
Box   56  
Mozolin, Professor V.P. 1966
Box   56  
Office Relocation 1966-1968
Box   56  
Ohta, Tomoyaki 1966
Box   56  
Pfenningstorf, Dr. Werner 1966
Box   56  
Placement of Michigan Men in Washington, D.C. 1964-1965
Box   56  
Placement Records 1955/56-1962/63
Box   56  
Pre-Law Students Reading List 1944-1961
Box   56  
Preliminary Week Instructions 1956-1966
Box   56  
Procedure Courses 1963
Box   56  
Professional Responsibility 1961
Box   56  
Prospectus: A Journal of Law Reform 1966-1968 (3 folders)
Box   57  
Publications of Law Faculty and Research Staff 1948-1961
Box   57  
Required Curriculum Committee 1963
Box   57  
Research in Inter-American Law 1966
Box   57  
Russell Sage Foundation 1959-1961
Box   57  
Schroeder, Werner 1959-1967
Box   57  
Selected Recent Acquisitions 1960-1965
Box   57  
Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs 1961-1966
Box   57  
Space Law Project 1960-1962
Box   57  
Specific Admissions Policies 1964-1966
Box   57  
Stason, E. Blythe, Portrait 1960
Box   57  
Statistics, Faculty 1958-1959
Box   57  
Statistics, Students 1912-1914, 1941-1946 (2 folders)
Box   57  
Statement of Policy 1968, 1971 Revision 1968-1971
Box   57  
Student Data File 1965-1967
Box   57  
Student Organizations 1958-1963
Box   57  
Summer School for Lawyers 1960-1962
Box   57  
United States Steel Foundation 1967-1968
 
University of Michigan 1960-1965
Box   57  
Accounting Office
Box   57  
Calendar
Box   57  
Cumiskey, Ed
Box   57  
Development Council
Box   57  
Gift Receiving Office
Box   57  
Hatcher, Harlan
Box   57  
Miscellaneous
Box   57  
Niehuss, Marvin L
Box   57  
Walter, Erich
Box   57  
University Systems Committee 1966 (2 folders)
Box   57  
Veterans and Veterans Service 1946-1951
Box   57  
Visitors 1966-1971 (4 folders)
 
World War I 1917-1919
Box   58  
Military Records of Law Students (2 folders)
Box   58  
Miscellaneous 1917-1918
Box   58  
Students Army Training Corps (4 folders)
 
Postwar 1923-1936
Box   58  
League of Nations 1923
Box   58  
Military Science and Tactics 1933
Box   58  
University Peace Meeting 1936
 
World War II 1941-1945
Box   58  
Association of American Law Schools
Box   58  
Deaths of Law School Alumni
Box   58  
Deferments-Selective Service
Box   58  
Draft Registration
Box   58  
Lectures on Military Law and War Emergency
Box   58  
Manual Advisory Boards for Registrants
Box   58  
Miscellaneous
Box   58  
National Defense Matters
Box   58  
Pamphlets
 
Physical Education for Men
Box   58  
Conditioning Courses
Box   58  
Enrollments 1942-1947 (2 folders)
Box   58  
University War Board
Box   58  
Veterans; Requirement for Admission
Box   58  
War Ration Book One
 
Post-War Affairs 1945-1947
Box   58  
Correspondence
Box   58  
Enrollment
Box   58  
Faculty Post War Problems
Box   58  
Post War Committee
Box   58  
Public Law 16
Box   58  
Veterans Services
 
Judge Advocate General's (JAG) School 1942-1945
Box   58  
Class Lists
Box   58  
Miscellaneous (2 folders)
Box   58  
Yazawa, Makoto
Box   58  
Yntema, Hessel E
 
Regents Communications, Reports, and Petitions 1852-1962

Regents Communication, Reports, and Petitions (0.5 linear feet, 1852-1962) is comprised of two files: Regents Communication, and Reports and Petitions. Regents Communication consists of a chronologically arranged file of the Law School's communications to the Regents from 1910 to 1962. The Reports and Petitions, 1852-1924 (scattered dates), although fragmentary in terms of coverage, contains some of the oldest material in the record group, including some documents that predate the School's founding. One, written in 1852, is a petition from 50 citizens requesting the university to establish a law school. Other documents include a report from 1859 outlining the proposed law department, and an 1862 contract for the construction of a law building.

Box   59  
Regents Communication 1910-1962 (3 folders)
 
Reports and Petitions 1852-1924
Box   59  
Petition to Establish Law Professorships 1852
Box   59  
Outline of Proposed Law Department 1859
Box   59  
Agreements for Erection of Law Building and Desks 1862-1863
Box   59  
Student Petition Regarding $10 diploma Fee 1878
Box   59  
Report and Exhibits of Charges Against Law Professors 1879
Box   59  
Report on Resignation of Professor Thomas M. Cooley undated
Box   59  
Report on Bad Conditions of Water Closets 1910
Box   59  
Five-Year Need Plan for Law School 1924