Lucien Alexander papers 1901-1913
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The Lucien Alexander papers are reflective of the cast of mind of a Progressive-era legal reformer, and center on Alexander's work in implementing a system of admissions standards to law schools and to the American Bar Association. Although the correspondence is sparse and very clearly incomplete, it includes some useful individual letters that help document the nature of the concerns shared by Alexander and his colleagues during the period of their most intense efforts to professionalize the law. Among the correspondents represented are Charles Biddle, John Morgan Harris, and S.J. Strauss.