Law School (University of Michigan) records: 1852-2010
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Law Quadrangle and William W. Cook 1919-1938 [series]

The Law Quadrangle and William W. Cook, 1919-1938 [Pre-1985 Accessions] series (3 linear feet), contains papers concerning the construction and management of the Law Quadrangle: the Lawyers' Club Building, the Legal Research Building, the John P. Cook Dormitory and Hutchins Hall. The series also contains some papers of William W. Cook, law school alumnus and donor of the funding to build the Law Quadrangle.

 
Law Quadrangle Buildings [subseries]
 
Design and Construction

The subseries relating to the design and construction of the buildings includes chronological correspondence, in reverse order, between the parties involved in the construction: the architectural firm of York and Sawyer, subcontractors, the law school administration, University of Michigan administration, and William W. Cook. The subseries also contains topical correspondence specifically related to the two major construction projects: the Lawyers' Club building and Hutchins Hall. This correspondence was originally arranged topically and that arrangement was preserved. The subseries also includes the budgets and contracts for the original construction, as well as plans and specifications for the buildings. The subseries contains architectural drawings for the Lawyers' Club and Dormitory, the Legal Research Building, plot plans for the entire law quadrangle, and reproductions of renderings of the exterior of the law quadrangle. The most extensive collection of drawings are for Hutchins Hall, detailing both interior and exterior construction and finishing.

 
Architectural drawings
 
General
 
Law school buildings
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Plot plans. undated (1 drawings (pencil on tracing paper), 1 blueprints)
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Exterior renderings undated (5 photographs)
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Lawyers' Club and Dormitory circa 1924 (1 drawings (pencil on tracing paper), 3 blueprints)
 
Legal Research
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Interior floor plans from faculty (3 drawings, 3 drawings (pencil on heavy paper))
Oversize Folder   Ac  
Exterior elevations and interior floor plans by architects (9 blueprints)
 
Hutchins Hall
Oversize Folder   Ac  
Miscellaneous measured drawings 1931-1932 (7 blueprints)

(Includes schedule of finishes, details, heating and ventilation duplicates)

Oversize Folder   Ac  
Set of measured drawings of each room undated (54 blueprints (8.5" x 11"))

(Includes specifications for walls, base, floor, trim, and doors)

Oversize Folder   Ac  
Set of measured drawings July-August, 1931 (21 blueprints)

(Includes floor plans, heating, ventilation, electrical)

Tube   1  
Set of measured drawings August 1930-February 1932 (14 blueprints)

(Possibly complete set, includes floor plans, elevations, interior and exterior details, lecture and class rooms, fixtures)

Oversize Folder   4  
Set of measured drawings, August 1930-February 1932 (56 blueprints)
 
Budget and Receipts
Box   65  
1923-1924
Box   65  
1929-1932
Box   65  
Bank Correspondence
Box   65  
Hayden Company 1923-1925
Box   65  
York and Sawyer 1923-1924
Box   65  
Construction Daily Report 1930
Box   65  
Contracts 1923, 1929-1930
 
Correspondence
Box   65  
Marion L. Burton (President) 1922-1924
Box   65  
Hayden Company 1919-1930 (3 folders)
Box   65  
Law School Administration 1921-1938 (6 folders)
Box   65  
James O. Murfin (Regent) 1927-1930
Box   65  
Walter Sawyer (Regent) 1925-1929
Box   65  
York and Sawyer 1919-1929 (8 folders)
Box   65  
Estimates 1920-1923
 
Hutchins Hall
Box   65  
Correspondence 1930-1933 (6 folders)
Box   66  
Furniture and Equipment
Box   66  
Preliminary Plans
Box   66  
Landscaping 1924-1925
Box   66  
Law Library, ca. 1927
 
Lawyers' Club
Box   66  
Automobiles
Box   66  
Correspondence 1921-1929 (5 folders)
Box   66  
Dedication 1921-1925
Box   66  
Newspaper Clippings
 
Specifications
Box   66  
John P. Cook Dormitory 1929
Box   66  
Hutchins Hall 1931-1932 (2 folders)
Box   66  
Lawyers' Club and Dormitory 1923
Box   66  
Legal Research 1929 (2 folders)
Box   66  
Miscellaneous 1920, 1930
 
Management

The subseries of documents relating to the management of the buildings focuses on the Lawyers' Club and law school reorganization. The Lawyers' Club papers include general correspondence about its management, organization, and genesis, as well as the correspondence of Professor Grismore, first secretary of the Lawyers' Club, documenting it as an organization within the law school. The subseries also includes the correspondence of John T. Creighton, William W. Cook's attorney, member of the Lawyers' Club Board of Governors. He frequently served as a liaison for Cook in the management of the gift to the law school and the Lawyers' Club. There is also correspondence and reports that relate to a proposed reorganization of the law school as a result of Mr. Cook's gift to the school.

Box   66  
John T. Creighton correspondence 1922-1926 (9 folders)
Box   67  
John T. Creighton correspondence 1927-1928 (2 folders)
Box   67  
Law School Reorganization 1929-1930 (2 folders)
 
Lawyers' Club
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General correspondence 1923-1930 (4 folders)
Box   67  
Grismore correspondence 1925-1930 (3 folders)
Box   67  
Non-Residents 1925
Box   67  
Organization 1924
Box   67  
Report 1929
 
William W. Cook [subseries]

The William W. Cook series of documents contains some personal papers of William W. Cook and papers which relate to his gift to the law school, outside of the construction of the law quadrangle. This subseries includes correspondence and copies of his publications, personal correspondence, the litigation surrounding his estate and his bequest to the university, and financial arrangements concerning additional gifts to the university.

 
Books and Articles
Box   67  
American Institutions, revisions
Box   67  
"Legal Research," 1927
Box   67  
Miscellaneous law articles 1922-1923, 1929
 
Principles of Corporation Law
Box   67  
Correspondence 1924-1926 (2 folders)
Box   67  
Reviews
 
Correspondence
Box   67  
Harry B. Hutchins 1920-1930 (2 folders)
Box   67  
Personal 1911-1914, 1924-1925, 1930 (3 folders)
 
Estate Litigation
Box   67  
Briefs (2 folders)
Box   67  
Correspondence 1930-1931 (2 folders)
Box   67  
Divorce Proceedings
Box   67  
Newspaper clippings 1930
Box   67  
Trust documents 1923-1924
Box   67  
Will copy and revisions
Box   67  
Law Review Trust Fund 1923-1927
Box   67  
William W. Cook Foundation 1929-1930