Law School (University of Michigan) oral history interviews: 1988-2002
Summary Information
Title: Law School (University of Michigan) oral history interviews
Creator: University of Michigan. Law School.
Dates: 1988-2002
Extent: 1.7 linear feet, 126 audiocassettes
Abstract:
The Law School History Oral History Interviews contain transcripts and audio cassette tapes of interviews with University of Michigan Law School faculty discussing their background, education, careers, and the Law School.
Call number: 9762 Bimu 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 Brian Williams, May 1997 Jennifer Jacobs, 2000, updated 2005

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Received from the University of Michigan Law School in various accessions (Donor No. 343).

Access Restrictions:

University records are public records and once fully processed are generally open to research use. Records that contain personally identifiable information will be restricted to protect individual privacy. The restriction of university records is subject to compliance with applicable laws.

The following are terms of restriction for specific genres of records found in this record group:

  1. Interview transcripts in the Law School Oral History Project record group without signed consent forms on file are considered restricted. Transcripts for which no signed consent form is on file are noted in the inventory.

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:

Copyright is held by the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Law School (University of Michigan) Oral History Interviews, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


History

In 1988 an oral history project was launched by the University of Michigan Law School to interview retired and emeritus faculty members. In some instances the spouses of deceased faculty members were interviewed. The interviews were conducted by Enid H. Galler. Typed transcripts of the interviews were made from the taped interviews and an index to subjects covered on each tape was created.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This record group consists of three series, Oral History Transcripts, Oral History Audiocassettes, and Oral History Computer Discs. The series contain audiocassettes, bound copies of the transcripts and subject indexes, and a small number of computer discs with transcript files. Transcripts and cassettes are arranged alphabetically by interviewee.

The interviews typically include discussions of the interviewees' backgrounds and education, and subsequent commentary on legal education. The administration of the law school is well covered in these interviews which also add significant detail to the operation of the University as a whole.

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.


  • Oral histories.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • Allen, Francis Alfred, 1919-
  • Baker, Oscar W.
  • Brown, Elizabeth Gaspar, 1913-
  • Chambers, David L., 1911-
  • Conard, Alfred F. (Alfred Fletcher), 1911-2009.
  • Cooperrider, Luke K.
  • Estep, Samuel D.
  • Gray, Whitmore.
  • Joiner, Charles Wycliffe, 1916-
  • Kamisar, Yale.
  • Kennedy, Frank R.
  • Leidy, Paul Allen B., 1888-
  • Leidy, Kathryn.
  • McCree, Dores.
  • Palmer, George E.
  • Pierce, William J.
  • Proffitt, Roy Franklin, 1918-
  • Reed, John Wesley, 1918-
  • Sandalow, Terrance, 1934-
  • Smith, Allan Frederick, 1911-
  • Smith, Russell Andrew.
  • Stein, Eric.
  • Steiner, Peter Otto, 1922-
  • Watson, Andrew.
  • Browder, Olin L.
  • Israel, Jerold H., 1934-
  • St. Antoine, Theodore J., 1929-
  • Pooley, Beverly J.
  • Galler, Enid H.
  • University of Michigan. Law School.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Oral History Transcripts [series]
Box   1  
Allen, Francis A. 1990
Box   1  
Baker, Oscar W. 1995
Box   1  
Browder, Orin L. Jr. 1989
Box   1  
Brown, Elizabeth G. 1989
Box   1  
Chambers David L. 2002
Box   1  
Conard, Alfred F. 1989
Box   1  
Cooperrider, Luke K. 1991
Box   1  
Estep, Samuel D. 1993
Box   1  
Gray, Whitmore 1995-1996
Box   1  
Israel, Jerold 1997 [Restricted: signed release form absent]
Box   1  
Joiner, Charles W. 1991
Box   1  
Kennedy, Frank R. 1989
Box   1  
Kamisar, Yale 2000-2001 [Restricted: signed release form absent]
Box   1  
Leidy, Kathryn (Mrs. Paul Leidy) 1992
Box   1  
McCree, Dores (Mrs. Wade McCree) 1996
Box   1  
Palmer, George E. 1988 [Restricted: signed release form absent]
Box   1  
Pierce, William J. 1990
Box   1  
Pooley, Beverley J. 1997 [Restricted: signed release form absent]
Box   1  
Profitt, Roy F. 1989
Box   1  
Reed, John W. 1990
Box   1  
St. Antoine, Theodore J. 1998
Box   2  
Sandalow, Terrance 1999 [Restricted: signed release form absent]
Box   2  
Smith, Allan F. 1988
Box   2  
Smith, Russell A. 1989
Box   2  
Stein, Eric 1989
Box   2  
Steiner, Peter O 1994
Box   2  
Watson, Andrew G. 1993
 
Oral History Audiocassettes [series]

(Transcripts to Oral History Audiocassettes are located in the Oral History Transcripts series.)

Box   3  
Allen, Francis A. 1990
Box   3  
Baker, Oscar W. 1995 (2 audiocassettes)
Box   3  
Browder, Orin L. Jr. 1989 (2 audiocassettes)
Box   3  
Brown, Elizabeth G. 1989 (3 audiocassettes)
Box   3  
Chambers, David L. 2002 (6 audiocassettes)
Box   3  
Conard, Alfred F. 1989 (5 audiocassettes)
Box   3  
Cooperrider, Luke K. 1991 (3 audiocassettes)
Box   3  
Estep, Samuel D. 1993 (8 audiocassettes)
Box   3  
Gray, Whitmore 1995-1996 (4 audiocassettes)
Box   4  
Israel, Jerold 1997 (5 audiocassettes)  [Restricted: signed release form absent]
Box   4  
Joiner, Charles W. 1991 (6 audiocassettes)
Box   4  
Kamisar, Yale 2000-2001 (9 audiocassettes)  [Restricted: signed release form absent]
Box   4  
Kennedy, Frank R. 1989 (4 audiocassettes)
Box   4  
Leidy, Kathryn (Mrs. Paul Leidy) 1992 (1 audiocassettes)
Box   4  
McCree, Dores (Mrs. Wade McCree) 1996 (3 audiocassettes)
Box   4  
Palmer, George E. 1988 (3 audiocassettes)  [Restricted: signed release form absent]
Box   4  
Pierce, William J. 1990 (5 audiocassettes)
Box   4  
Pooley, Beverley 1997 (7 audiocassettes)  [Restricted: signed release form absent]
Box   5  
Profitt, Roy F. 1989 (5 audiocassettes)
Box   5  
Reed, John W. 1990 (4 audiocassettes)
Box   5  
Sandalow, Terrance (10 audiocassettes)  [Restricted: signed release form absent]
Box   5  
St. Antoine, Theodore 1998 (9 audiocassettes)
Box   5  
Smith, Allan F. 1988 (3 audiocassettes)
Box   5  
Smith, Russell A. 1989 (3 audiocassettes)
Box   5  
Stein, Eric 1989 (4 audiocassettes)
Box   5  
Steiner, Peter O 1994 (3 audiocassettes)
Box   5  
Watson, Andrew G. 1993 (5 audiocassettes)
 
Oral History Computer Discs [series]
 
5 1/4" Discs
Box   5  
Browder, Olin L.
Box   5  
Brown, Elizabeth G.
Box   5  
Kennedy, Frank R.
Box   5  
Proffitt, Roy F.
Box   5  
Smith, Allan F.
 
3 1/2" Discs
Box   5  
Allen Frances A.
Box   5  
Stein, Eric