Guide to the Records of the Union College of Law

Collection Title: Records of the Union College of Law
Dates: 1873-1885, 1889
Identification: 17/21
Creator: Union College of Law
Babb, James E. (James Elisha), 1864-1934
Extent: 1 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: Included in this series are an 1889 history of the Union College of Law and a volume entitled Record of the Proceedings of the Union College of Law of the University of Chicago and the Northwestern University and of the Proceedings Preliminary to the Founding Thereof.
Acquisition Information: Separated from the University Archives' general reference files (Accession #99-55).
Processing Information: Kevin B. Leonard; March 15, 1999.
Conditions Governing Access: The series may be used only with the permission of the University Archivist.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Scope and Content

Included in this series are an 1889 history of the Union College of Law and a volume entitled Record of the Proceedings of the Union College of Law of the University of Chicago and the Northwestern University and of the Proceedings Preliminary to the Founding Thereof.

The history, by James E. Babb, appeared in the August 1889 issue of The Green Bag under the title, "Union College of Law, Chicago." It describes the 1859 founding of the school as the Law Department of the former University of Chicago; its operation under the joint management of Chicago and Northwestern University, 1873-1886; and, after Chicago's closure, its exclusive affiliation with Northwestern. Babb's account covers major administrative developments, faculty appointments, and curricular offerings at the school.

The Record of the Proceedings is a holographic volume with entries dating between 1873 and 1885. The Record spells out the plan for union and joint operation of the school, notes faculty appointments, summarized school finances, and logs students' tuition payments. The Record also features a list of individuals or prospective students in correspondence with the school (pp. 150 - 188) and an undated roster of students (pp. 221-224).

Addition, Box 1

A small amount of administrative records, including correspondence and reports; publications; and other miscellaneous materials have been removed from the University Archives' general reference files and added to this series.

Addition, Boxes 1, Folder 8

Two publications notable for their rosters of Union College alumni have been added to this series at Box 1, Folder 8.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Union College of Law--History

Subjects

Law--Study and teaching--Illinois--History


Container List / Contents

    • "Union College of Law, Chicago," The Green Bag I:8; 330 - 338., August, 1889Box 1, Folder 1
        Author: James E. Babb
    • Record of the Proceedings of the Union College of Law of the University of Chicago and the Northwestern University and of the Proceedings Preliminary to the founding Thereof, 1873-1885Box 1, Folder 2
  • Additions
      Scope and Contents: A small amount of administrative records, including correspondence and reports; publications; and other miscellaneous materials have been removed from the University Archives' general reference files and added to this series.
    • Administrative Correspondence and Reports, 1873 - 1876, n.d.Box 1, Folder 3
    • Circulars, 1883-1884, 1887-1888, 1889-1890Box 1, Folder 4
    • Classes and Commencements, 1879, 1881, 1883-1886Box 1, Folder 5
    • General, 1873-1939Box 1, Folder 6
    • Plan of Organization of the Union College of Law of the University of Chicago, and the Northwestern University of Chicago, Illinois, with the Articles of Compact between said Universities..., 1876Box 1, Folder 7
  • Additions
      Scope and Contents: Two publications notable for their rosters of Union College alumni have been added to this series at Box 1, Folder 8.
    • PublicationsBox 1, Folder 8
        Scope and Contents: Catalogue of Alumni, Officers and Instructors of the Union College of Law, 1859-1888 (Chicago: Legal News Company, 1888); Alumni, Officers and Instructors of the Union college of Law, 1859-1890 (Chicago: Chicago News Co., 1890)