Guide to the Records of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology

Collection Title: Records of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology
Dates: 1909-1934, n.d.
Identification: 55/42
Creator: American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology
Extent: 1 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: Included in this series is a small and scattered collection of early administrative records of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology. The records date between 1909 and 1934. The types of records found here may be discerned by reviewing the container list below.
Acquisition Information: Separated from administrative records of the School of Law (Accession 97-122).
Processing Information: Kevin B. Leonard; March 10, 2004.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
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

The American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology was organized in 1909 at the National Conference on Criminal Law and Criminology. John H. Wigmore, dean of the Northwestern University School of Law proposed the conference as an event sponsored under the auspices of Northwestern. Attracting a roster of participants from a variety of academic and professional fields, the broad aim of the conference and the resulting institute was the improvement of criminal justice.

The organization was successful in its novel efforts to introduce scientific methods and incorporate the contributions of medicine and the social sciences into the study and practice of criminal justice. From its earliest days the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology supported a program of meetings, surveys, reports and a pioneering and influential periodical, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.

Scope and Content

Included in this series is a small and scattered collection of early administrative records of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology. The records date between 1909 and 1934. The types of records found here may be discerned by reviewing the container list below.

Arrangement of Materials

Arranged alphabetically by record type.

Subjects

Corporate Name

American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology

Subjects

Criminal law--United States


Container List / Contents

  • Constitution, n.d.Box 1, Folder 1
  • Executive Board and Committee Rosters, 1913, 1934, n.d.Box 1, Folder 2
  • Financial Records, 1909, 1912-1913, 1916, 1921-1922, 1934, n.d.Box 1, Folder 3
  • Journal, Publication of, 1917Box 1, Folder 4
  • General Correspondence, 1911, 1916Box 1, Folder 5
  • Meeting Minutes, 1911-1913, 1916, 1919, 1932Box 1, Folder 6
  • Membership Records, 1911, n.d.Box 1, Folder 7
  • Reports of Officers and Meeting Programs, 1909-1914, 1916, 1921, n.d.Box 1, Folder 8