Guide to the Theodore Stone (1895-1962) Papers

Collection Title: Theodore Stone (1895-1962) Papers
Dates: 1914-1917
Identification: 17/36
Creator: Stone, Theodore, 1895-1962
Extent: 2 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The series includes one folder of general biographical materials and four volumes of Stone's notes from School of Law courses. Bound after the completion of his studies, the notes are found in a loose alphabetical arrangement by course subject or title. They are handwritten and meticulous and represent a record of the School of Law curriculum during the early twentieth century.
Acquisition Information: The notes were given to the Northwestern University School of Law on November 16, 1960. Transferred to the University Archives along with the papers of John H. Wigmore (Accession #99-183).
Processing Information: Kevin B. Leonard; February 23, 2006.
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

Theodore Stone was born October 23, 1895 at Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Chicago's Wendell Phillips High School in 1913 and enrolled in the Northwestern University School of Law in 1914. Stone took his Bachelor of Laws degree from Northwestern in 1917. A distinguished student, he was a member of the Northwestern chapter of the Order of the Coif, the law school honorary society. Soon after his graduation, Stone joined the United States Army and served to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the infantry. He left military service in 1919.

A career attorney, Stone was a principal member of the Chicago firm Stone, Epstein, Lynch and Fitzgerald. He served as special counsel for the Cook County Clean Streams Committee and was a member of the American and Chicago Bar Associations. He was an active and prominent member of the K.A.M. (Kehilath Anshe Maariv) Congregation in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. Stone died on May 14, 1962. He left a widow, Esther Rosalie Stone, and three sons: Richard, Walter and James.

Scope and Content

The series includes one folder of general biographical materials and four volumes of Stone's notes from School of Law courses. They are handwritten and meticulous and represent a record of the School of Law curriculum during the early twentieth century.

Arrangement of Materials

Bound after the completion of his studies, the notes are found in a loose alphabetical arrangement by course subject or title.

Subjects

Personal Name

Stone, Theodore, 1895-1962

Subjects

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

Lawyers--Training of--Illinois--Chicago


Container List / Contents

  • Biographical Materials, 1944-1962, 1983Box 1, Folder 1
  • Agency to CorporationsBox 1, Volume 1
      Scope and Contents: Agency (Prof. George P. Costigan)Bills and Notes (Prof. Louis M. Greeley)Common Law Pleading (Prof. Edwin R. Keedy)Constitutional Law (Prof. Henry Schofield)Corporations: Private (Prof. Charles G. Little)
  • Contracts to Federal JurisprudenceBox 1, Volume 2
      Scope and Contents: ContractsCriminal Law (Prof. Edwin R. Keedy)Damages (Prof. Henry Schofield)Equity (Prof. Henry Schofield)Equity Pleading (Prof. Robert W. Millar)Evidence (Prof. John H. Wigmore)Federal Jurisdiction
  • Insurance to PropertyBox 2, Volume 3
      Scope and Contents: InsuranceInternational Law (Prof. Charles H. Watson)Mortgages (Prof. Louis M. Greeley)Municipal Corporations (Prof. Henry Schofield)Property I (Prof. Albert M. Kales)Property II (Prof. Albert M. Kales)Property III (Prof. Herbert Pope)Property: Real PropertyProperty: Personal Property (Prof. William D. Bangs)
  • Quasi-Contracts to WillsBox 2, Volume 4
      Scope and Contents: Quasi-Contracts (Prof. George P. Costigan)Suretyship (Prof. Charles G. Little)Torts (Prof. John H. Wigmore)Trusts (Prof. George P. Costigan)Wills (Prof. Richard Y. Hoffman)