Guide to the Office of the University Attorney Tax Exemption Cases

Collection Title: Office of the University Attorney Tax Exemption Cases
Dates: 1875-1972
Bulk Dates: 1875-1908
Identification: 53/2
Creator: Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Office of the University Attorney
Extent: 2 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The series contains documentation of Northwestern's long struggle to maintain it's tax exempt status.
Acquisition Information: Unknown.
Processing Information: Unknown.
Conditions Governing Access: Unknown.
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

Biographical/Historical Information

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Office of General Counsel is to provide first class legal services to Northwestern University. While the University as an institution is our client, legal services are provided through the Board of Trustees, the President, the Provost, vice presidents, deans and heads of other academic units, administrative department heads, and other representatives of the University who raise questions relating to the interests of the University. This personalization of services makes it especially important that we place the institution’s needs and interests above those of any of its units or of any employee.

Scope and Content

This series includes copies of an article published in the Evanston Review (1954) which gives an overview of tax exempt property in Evanston, an information sheet on tax exempt property in Evanston published by the League of Women Voters (1949), a statement by Northwestern University on its tax exempt status (1964), and a copy of the Evanston City Ordinance proposing a thirty dollar tax on Northwestern students (1972).

The collection also includes clippings from local papers which chronicle Northwestern's long struggle to maintain its tax exempt status as well as the history of Evanston's attempt in 1972 to tax students. The bulk of the material in the series consists of copies of the legal briefs concerning litigation initiated by Northwestern to defend its tax exempt status between the years 1875 - 1908.

Subjects

Subjects

Tax exemption--Illinois--Evanston


Container List / Contents

  • General Papers Relating to Northwestern University Tax Issues, 1910, 1954, 1964-1965, 1972Box 1, Folder 1
  • Clippings Relating to Northwestern University Tax Exemption, ca. 1937-1972Box 1, Folder 2
  • Printed Briefs Relating to the Northwestern Tax Case, 1875-1879Box 1
      Extent: 2 bound volumes
  • Transcript of Record, 1878Box 1
      Scope and Contents: Supreme Court of United States. October Term 1878. No. 184. Northwestern University vs. Henry B. Miller, County Treasurer of Cook County.
  • Brief for Appellant, 1876Box 2
      Scope and Contents: Supreme Court of Illinois. September Term 1876. Northwestern University vs. The People ex. rel. Louis Huck, County Treasurer.
  • Abstract of Record, 1876Box 2
      Scope and Contents: Supreme Court of Illinois. September Term 1876. Northwestern University vs. The People ex. rel. Louis Huck, County Treasurer
  • Statement and Brief for Defendants in Error, 1878Box 2
      Note:  2 copies Scope and Contents: Supreme Court of the United States. October Term 1878. Northwestern University vs. The People of the State of Illinois, Ex Rel. Henry B. Miller, Country Treasurer of Cook County. (2 copies)
  • Brief and Argument, 1878Box 2
      Scope and Contents: Supreme Court of the United States. October Term 1878. Northwestern University vs. The People of the State of Illinois, ex rel. Henry B. Miller, County Treasurer.
  • Brief and Argument for Plaintiff in Error, 1878Box 2
      Note:  3 copies Scope and Contents: Supreme Court of the United States. October Term 1878. Northwestern University vs. The People ex rel. Henry B. Miller, County Treasurer of Cook County.
  • Argument for Appellees, 1879Box 2
      Scope and Contents: Supreme Court of Illinois. September Term 1879. The People, ex rel. McCrea vs. The Soldiers' Home, and Baptist Theological Union.
  • Brief and Argument on Behalf of Northwestern University, 1903Box 2
      Scope and Contents: Supreme Court of Illinois. October Term 1903. In Re: Assessment of Property of Northwestern University, exempted by the Board of Review.
  • Brief and Argument for Appellee, 1905Box 2
      Note:  2 copies Scope and Contents: Supreme Court of Illinois. October Term 1905. Robert Parks vs. Northwestern University.
  • Transcript of Record, 1906Box 2
      Scope and Contents: Circuit Court of Cook County. August Term 1906. Northwestern University vs. John J. Hanberg, County Treasurer.
  • Abstract of Record, 1907Box 2
      Scope and Contents: Supreme Court of Illinois. April Term 1907. Northwestern University et al. vs. The Village of Wilmette.
  • Brief and Argument for Appellee, 1908Box 2
      Scope and Contents: Supreme Court of Illinois. October Term 1908. Northwestern University vs. John J. Hanberg, County Treasurer.
  • Abstract of Record, 1908Box 2
      Scope and Contents: Supreme Court of Illinois. October Term 1908. Northwestern University vs. John J. Hanberg, County Treasurer.
  • Oral Argument on Submission of Cause, By John P. Wilson, 1908Box 2
      Scope and Contents: Supreme Court of Illinois. October Term 1908. Northwestern University vs. John J. Hanberg, County Treasurer.
  • Opinion of Supreme Court, 1909Box 2
      Scope and Contents: Supreme Court of Illinois. June Term 1909. People, ex rel. John J. Healy vs. Edward A. Shedd et al.
  • Northwestern University: Statutes, 1912Box 2
  • Northwestern University: The Charter and Its Amendments; Statutes and By-Laws; Decisions on Tax Cases, 1917Box 2
      Note:  2 copies
  • Northwestern University: The Charter and Its Amendments; Statutes and By-Laws; Decisions in Tax Cases, 1921Box 2
  • Northwestern University Bulletin: The Charter and Its Amendments; Statutes and By-Laws; References to Exemption from Taxation, 1925Box 2
      Note:  2 copies
  • Briefs relating to the Northwestern University Tax Case, 1903, 1908Box 2
      Note:  6 briefs in 1 bound volume Scope and Contents: Supreme Court of Illinois.
  • Paper concerning the Appeal from teh Supreme Court of Illinois to the Supreme Court of the United States of: Northwestern University vs. The People ex rel. Henry B. Miller, n.d.Box 2