Guide to the Leon Green (1888-1979) Papers

Collection Title: Leon Green (1888-1979) Papers
Dates: 1929-1947
Identification: 17/29
Creator: Green, Leon, 1888-1979
Extent: 37 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: Leon Green was named dean of the Northwestern University School of Law in 1929. He succeeded John H. Wigmore, and remained in the position until 1947. At Northwestern, Green successfully steered the School of Law through some of its most difficult periods, including the years of the Depression and of the Second World War. The series consists largely of correspondence and documents relating to the administration of the School of Law. The collection of correspondence includes letters to and from faculty, staff, students and alumni of the School of Law, University administrators and Trustees, lawyers and other members of the legal community, members of the municipal government and donors to the School of Law, among others. Other documents include budgets and financial statements, memoranda and announcements, and newspaper clippings related to the School of Law.
Acquisition Information: The Leon Green Papers were separated from the Records of the Dean of the School of Law, which were transferred to the University Archives by Chris Simoni of the Gary Law Library on August 13, 1997, as Accession #97-122. The Accession was renumbered as #99-183.
Processing Information: Catherine Anderson; August 2000. Rev. 5/12/2006.
Separated Materials: Approximately four linear inches of material from the period prior to Green's deanship was separated and transferred to the John H. Wigmore Papers (Series No. 17/20). Approximately four linear inches of material from the period after Green's tenure was separated and transferred to the Harold C. Havighurst Papers. One cubic foot of duplicates and extraneous material was discarded.
Conditions Governing Access: Restricted. Consult Archivist for permission.
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

Leon Green was born on March 31, 1888 in Louisiana. After earning his A.B. degree in 1908 from Ouachita College, Arkansas, he worked in business for himself for three years in Texas. Green began to practice law while working towards a law degree, and took his L.L.B. degree from the University of Texas in 1915. For several years, he was both a practicing attorney and an academic, teaching at the University of Texas until he was appointed dean of the Law School of the University of North Carolina in 1926.

Before taking up his duties in North Carolina, however, Green accepted a one-year visiting professorship at Yale, which turned into a permanent position. Green remained at Yale until he was named dean of the Northwestern University School of Law in 1929. He succeeded John H. Wigmore, and remained in the position until 1947.

At Northwestern, Green successfully steered the School of Law through some of its most difficult periods, including the years of the Depression and of the Second World War. His success can be attributed to his tireless efforts on every front - supporting faculty members, guiding and encouraging students, charming and persuading donors, and negotiating with trustees and administrators. His skill also extended to his administrative and academic duties, for he redesigned the School of Law's curriculum, administered the budgets and financial affairs of the School, and wrote numerous popular pamphlets about the study of law, all while maintaining his teaching responsibilities and carrying on his own influential research.

When Green first joined the faculty of the School of Law in 1929, the faculty numbered only six, including himself. Since part of Green's vision for the School of Law was to offer a full complement of courses from the innovative “functionalist” point of view, he needed a larger faculty than was available at the time. Furthermore, Green strongly believed that a small student-faculty ratio was necessary for students to learn effectively. Green engineered the growth of the faculty gradually as he invited the leading legal scholars of the day to teach at Northwestern's School of Law. These men must have been attracted by the quality and spirit of the School of Law, if not by Green's own persuasion, since, as the dean often pointed out to the Trustees of the University, Northwestern's salaries were far from competitive with the other leading schools. In any case, within eight years of his appointment, Green had increased the size of the teaching faculty to sixteen members, in addition to the staff of the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory and the Legal Aid Bureau. Dean Green's letters reveal that he had not only a friendly working relationship with his faculty members, but also warm personal relationships with many of them. It is also clear from his correspondence that he frequently interceded and advocated on his faculty's behalf with the University administration, urging that professors be granted leaves, salary raises and promotions when these were deserved, not only when the budget allowed them.

Together with the faculty, Green developed a new curriculum for the School of Law that was hailed as an innovation throughout the profession. While older and more traditional schools continued to center their teaching around the casebook, the Northwestern University School of Law made use of a variety of other teaching techniques, in an effort to prepare students for the rapidly changing world of legal practice. (An overview of this innovative curriculum may be found in the May 1931 issue of The American Bar Association Journal, “A New Program in Legal Education”, and in the 1934 Northwestern University Bulletin, The Training of a Lawyer.) In addition to small classes, opportunities for individual study, and textbooks and materials developed by the faculty, students also benefited from “hands-on” experience in the Legal Clinic and the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory, as contributors and editors for the Illinois Law Review, and through interactions with bar associations. Advanced students also had the opportunity to study the most recent legal developments through a course in Contemporary Legislation.

At the same time as increasing the size of the faculty and refining the curriculum, dean Green also sought to improve the quality of the student body. While the number of students was capped at four hundred to maintain teaching ratios, it was frequently the case that not even this many were admitted because of a lack of suitable applicants. Green's breadth of vision allowed him to see that improving the School's reputation was necessary to attract more and better students, yet it was likewise necessary for the School to produce graduates of the highest-quality — and therefore to attract the best applicants — in order to improve its reputation. Green's efforts directly addressed both facets of this challenge by improving the faculty and curriculum as described above and by seeking ways to attract top students from all over the United States.

In spite of the urging of the University administration, Green refused to admit weaker students only for the sake of increasing tuition revenues. Furthermore, he repeatedly sought sources of scholarship funding in order that talented, poor students might be able to study at Northwestern. Green also recognized that housing was a major problem for nearly all of the current students, and a deterrent to every potential student, since what housing was available near the School was often overpriced and of dismal quality. He frequently pointed out that a student with the choice between two top-quality schools was much more likely to choose the school that provided decent housing for its students. For a decade he pleaded with the administration to provide the funds for a dormitory on the Chicago campus. So strong was Green's conviction that good students were necessary for the health of the School of Law and that a dormitory was necessary to attract good students, that when an anonymous donor offered to finance its construction contingent upon the dean's resignation, Green offered immediately to resign. This measure proved to be unnecessary, however, and his goal was finally achieved in 1940 with the completion of Abbott Hall.

Once students matriculated in the School of Law, Green interacted with them both as a professor, since he regularly taught the courses in tort law, and as an administrator. His role was rarely disciplinary, however, since the student body governed itself through the means of the Junior Bar Association. One of Green's primary tasks with respect to students was recommending them upon graduation for jobs with law firms and government agencies. Prospective employers frequently wrote to the dean seeking recent graduates to hire, and Green appears to have tried carefully to match the character and talents of his students with the qualities desired by employers.

Green's correspondence suggests that once students graduated it was difficult to retain their interest in the School of Law. Much of his time was devoted to communicating with alumni, often for the purpose of keeping them informed about the happenings in the School, and occasionally to solicit their advice and their monetary generosity. Believing that the support of its alumni would be beneficial to the School, Green devised several plans for maintaining a viable connection between the School and the graduates. Alumni were invited to luncheons, lectures and other events, were named Law School Fellows with a voice in decisions at the School, were urged to attend meetings with their graduating classes, and were appointed to various committees. Green urged the alumni to contribute to the Law School Development Fund, particularly to the Loan and Scholarship Funds, in order that more students might be given the chance to study at Northwestern.

Dean Green's fundraising efforts extended beyond the alumni of the School of Law. Part of his duties as dean included maintaining good relations with benefactors who had already contributed generously to the School. This he did by seeing that they received the Bulletin and the other publications of the School, and by ensuring that the donors themselves received appropriate publicity and recognition. Green was also alert to opportunities to attract new donors by identifying individuals and foundations that might be approached by the School of Law or by the University.

Green also represented the School and its interests at the local, state and national bar associations. One of his long struggles was with the State Board of Law Examiners which administered the Illinois Bar Exam. Green argued that while law school curricula had kept pace with the rapid changes in legal practice, bar exams had not. The result was that the best students frequently failed bar exams, which consisted more of arcane and “catch” questions than of useful information. Ironically, a school like Northwestern, with a strong and innovative curriculum, had a higher failure rate than many of the less reputable schools, simply because these schools taught students how to pass the bar exam, rather than teaching them how to be lawyers. Green had to fend off the attacks of University officials and alumni angry about the failure rate at the same time as he worked with the Board of Law Examiners to improve the exams. Some degree of change was effected during his tenure, as new questions were introduced on the exams, and Northwestern's students began to meet with more success.

Dean Green performed the daily tasks required of an administrator with the same care that he exercised in his other duties. Salaries were paid, supplies ordered, timetables arranged and rooms booked, all with the able assistance of his secretary, Miss Cecile Deppe. Green was also ultimately responsible for the operation of the Scientific Crime Detection Lab (1931-1938), where techniques of forensic investigation including the polygraph lie detector were developed and perfected, and for the many journals published through the School of Law, including the Illinois Law Review, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, the Journal of Air Law, and the Journal of Radio Law. While many of these operated as partially independent bodies, the dean was often called on to oversee some aspect of their operation.

During World War II the size of both the faculty and the student body of the School of Law shrank considerably. During this time Green made such changes to the curriculum and to the general operation of the School as were necessary to keep it functioning, reasoning that the expense and effort involved in closing the School and re-opening it after the War would be greater than keeping the School running on a smaller scale throughout the “emergency”. Green also maintained relations with faculty and students who were engaged in government or military service, corresponding regularly with them about the happenings at the School.

During the last years of the War Green was at work on another major redesign of the curriculum, which is described in the 1946 Northwestern University Bulletin Reconversion in Legal Education. This Group Unit Plan met with much acclaim in the legal community. With the curriculum in place, the School of Law was ready for the influx of students in the years following the War. Green stayed at his post long enough to ensure that the School would make the transition successfully. He welcomed back the faculty members who had been absent, and saw the first full class in many years enroll in the School. Assured that the Northwestern University School of Law had recovered its former position of prominence in the minds of lawyers, law professors and students alike, Leon Green resigned from the deanship in 1947. He returned to the University of Texas as a Distinguished Professor, where he pursued his teaching and research interests until his retirement in 1977.

Leon Green died on June 15, 1979. He was survived by his wife Notra, a son Leon Jr., and a daughter Nevin.

Neither personal correspondence nor documents relating to Green's research and teaching are included in this series; many of these can be found in the Leon Green Papers in the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas at Austin. A container list of the University of Texas collection is included in the inventory folder.

Scope and Content

The series consists largely of correspondence and documents relating to the administration of the School of Law. The collection of correspondence includes letters to and from faculty, staff, students and alumni of the School of Law, University administrators and Trustees, lawyers and other members of the legal community, members of the municipal government and donors to the School of Law, among others. Other documents include budgets and financial statements, memoranda and announcements, and newspaper clippings related to the School of Law. Also included are annual reports of the School of Law, and legal documents and activity reports relating to the various agencies operating within the School of Law, such as the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory and the Legal Aid Bureau.

These materials are contained in 37 archive boxes, one of which is half-size.

Folders are arranged in boxes by general topic, and approximately chronologically within topics, as indicated in the container list. Within each folder, material is arranged chronologically.

Of particular interest are the Northwestern University Bulletins that Green wrote as a means of attracting students to the School of Law. These Bulletins, including The College Man Weighs the Law, Who Shall Study Law, and By-Products of the Study of Law, treat various facets of the study of law. They provoked many responses and were much in demand at the time of their publication.

Also of interest are the files of the Scientific Crime Detection Lab, which was one of the first forensic investigation labs to exist. It was here that the polygraph lie detector was invented by Leonarde Keeler.

Green's personal correspondence with the members of the faculty is enjoyable because it reveals the warmth and wit of his personality. Besides the letters in the files relating to individual faculty members, the library files contain a set of letters between dean Green and Howard Lapham, a member of the library staff who saw active duty in Africa and Europe during the Second World War. These letters show that Green held his faculty and staff members in high regard and considered them his friends.

The general categories of the series are the following:

Law School Administration, Boxes 1-3

Law School Curriculum, Boxes3-6

Law School Faculty, Boxes6-11

Student Life, Boxes 11-12

Alumni, Boxes 13-15

Law School Library, Boxes15-16

Institutes, Box 16

Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory, Boxes 17-18

Law School Publications, Boxes 18-19

Law School Finances, Boxes 19-23

Donations and Foundations, Boxes 23-26

Law School Publicity, Boxes 26-28

Northwestern University Affairs, Boxes 28-32

Associations, Boxes 33-35

Bar Examinations, Boxes 35-36

City of Chicago, Boxes 36-37

Arrangement of Materials

Folders are arranged in boxes by general topic, and approximately chronologically within topics, as indicated in the container list. Within each folder, material is arranged chronologically.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (Chicago, Ill.)

Subjects

Law teachers--Illinois--Chicago

Law--Study and teaching--Illinois


Container List / Contents

  • Law School Administration
    • Correspondence with NU Business Office, 1929-1947Box 1, Folder 1
    • Correspondence with Mr. Brooks, Business Office, 1928-1937Box 1, Folder 2
    • Correspondence with Mr. Davidson, Business Office, 1928-1934Box 1, Folder 3
    • Correspondence with Mr. Dyche, Business Office, 1928-1935Box 1, Folder 4
    • Correspondence with Mr. Wells, Business Office, 1934-1942Box 1, Folder 5
    • Miscellaneous correspondence, 1924-1939Box 1, Folder 6
    • Miscellaneous correspondence, 1939-1947Box 1, Folder 7
    • Building plans, 1936Box 2, Folder 1
    • Buildings and Grounds, 1930-1947Box 2, Folder 2
    • Clerical staff, 1929-1945Box 2, Folder 3
    • Clerical staff, 1937-1946Box 2, Folder 4
    • Office of Employee Personnel, 1944-1947Box 2, Folder 5
    • Affairs of Law School bookstore (Mr. Chetlain), 1928-1941Box 2, Folder 6
    • Use of premises, 1930-1946Box 2, Folder 7
    • Use of premises by Civil Affairs Training School, 1943-1945Box 2, Folder 8
    • Use of premises by outside groups, 1929-1930, 1938-1947Box 2, Folder 9
    • Parties and special occasions, 1929-1946Box 2, Folder 10
    • Applications for admission, by college, n.d.Box 3, Folder 1
  • Law School Curriculum
    • Curriculum, 1930-1946Box 3, Folder 2
    • Curriculum 1929-30, 1929Box 3, Folder 3
    • Curriculum 1931-32, 1930-1931Box 3, Folder 4
    • Curriculum 1932-33, 1932Box 3, Folder 5
    • Curriculum 1939-40, 1939Box 3, Folder 6
    • Curriculum 1940-41, 1939-1940Box 3, Folder 7
    • Program changes (WW2), 1934-1945Box 3, Folder 8
    • Curriculum changes (WW2), 1941-1943Box 3, Folder 9
    • Grading system, 1929-1940Box 3, Folder 10
    • Degree requirements, 1916-1946Box 4, Folder 1
    • Graduate degrees, 1933-1941Box 4, Folder 2
    • Illinois Law Lectures, 1930-1943Box 4, Folder 3
    • Proposed evening division, 1936-1938Box 4, Folder 4
    • Proposed four-year curriculum, 1939Box 4, Folder 5
    • Proposed Group Unit Plan, 1945-1946Box 4, Folder 6
    • Lawyer's responses to Group Unit Plan, 1945-1946Box 4, Folder 7
    • Recommended pre-law curriculum, 1930-1939Box 4, Folder 8
    • Summer Session, 1921-1928Box 4, Folder 9
    • Summer Session, 1929Box 5, Folder 1
    • Summer Session, 1930Box 5, Folder 2
    • Summer Session, 1931Box 5, Folder 3
    • Summer Session, 1932Box 5, Folder 4
    • Summer Session, 1933Box 5, Folder 5
    • Summer Session, 1934Box 5, Folder 6
    • Summer Session, 1935Box 5, Folder 7
    • Summer Session, 1936Box 5, Folder 8
    • Summer Session, 1937Box 5, Folder 9
    • Summer Session, 1938Box 6, Folder 1
    • Summer Session, 1939Box 6, Folder 2
    • Summer Session, 1940Box 6, Folder 3
    • Summer Session, 1941Box 6, Folder 4
    • Summer Session, 1942Box 6, Folder 5
    • Summer Session, 1943Box 6, Folder 6
    • Summer Session, 1944Box 6, Folder 7
    • Summer Session, 1945Box 6, Folder 8
    • Summer Session, 1946Box 6, Folder 9
    • Summer Session, 1947Box 6, Folder 10
    • Big Ten law programs, 1942-1943Box 6, Folder 11
    • Criminal Law Administration program, 1929-1930Box 6, Folder 12
  • Law School Faculty
    • Albertsworth, Edwin F., 1923-1947Box 7, Folder 1
    • Baker, Newman F., 1930-1941Box 7, Folder 2
    • Beutel, Fred, 1938-1945Box 7, Folder 3
    • Bruce, Andrew A., 1927-1944Box 7, Folder 4
    • Carey, Homer F., 1930-1953Box 7, Folder 5
    • Cary, William L., 1947Box 7, Folder 6
    • Chetlain, Frederick H., 1929-1932Box 7, Folder 7
    • Cook, Walter Wheeler, 1931-1943Box 7, Folder 8
    • Crossley, Frederic B., 1929-1940Box 8, Folder 1
    • Elder, Charles B., 1930-1938Box 8, Folder 2
    • Fagg, Fred Dow, Jr., 1929-1939Box 8, Folder 3
    • Greeley, Louis M., 1930-1933Box 8, Folder 4
    • Harris, Benjamin, Jr., 1938-1948Box 8, Folder 5
    • Howard, Pendleton, 1933-1944Box 8, Folder 6
    • Kocourek, Albert, 1930-1944Box 8, Folder 7
    • Leesman, Elmer M., 1930-1944Box 8, Folder 8
    • Little, Charles G., 1930-1934Box 8, Folder 9
    • Love, Stephen, 1930-1946Box 8, Folder 10
    • MacNamara, Nellie, 1933-1952Box 8, Folder 11
    • McCormick, Charles T., 1931-1946Box 8, Folder 12
    • McGowan, Carl, 1939-1946Box 8, Folder 13
    • Millar, Robert W., 1930-1946Box 9, Folder 1
    • Sack, Alexander N., 1930-1933, 1947Box 9, Folder 2
    • Sargent, Minier, 1933-1936Box 9, Folder 3
    • Schaefer, Walter V., 1940-1946Box 9, Folder 4
    • Spaeth, Carl B., 1933-1946Box 9, Folder 5
    • Spencer, Richard, 1931-1941Box 9, Folder 6
    • Sweeney, Edward C., 1945-1947Box 9, Folder 7
    • Thorne, Samuel E., 1933-1945Box 9, Folder 8
    • Wallace, Gerald L., 1930-1945Box 9, Folder 9
    • Wigmore, John H., 1929-1932Box 9, Folder 10
    • Wigmore, John H., 1933-1946Box 9, Folder 11
    • Faculty re-appointments, 1931-1947Box 10, Folder 1
    • Memoranda to faculty, 1929-1947Box 10, Folder 2
    • Correspondence with non-resident faculty, 1930-1947Box 10, Folder 3
    • Faculty in other departments, 1931-1937Box 10, Folder 4
    • Faculty applicants, 1940-1943Box 10, Folder 5
    • Faculty applicants, 1944-1947Box 10, Folder 6
    • Faculty appointments: correspondence, 1939-1947Box 10, Folder 7
    • Faculty recruiting: new appointments, 1930-1936Box 11, Folder 1
    • Faculty recruiting: new appointments, 1936-1939Box 11, Folder 2
    • Faculty recruiting: Howard S. Ross, 1930-1931Box 11, Folder 3
    • Faculty recruiting: Jerome Frank, 1931-1936Box 11, Folder 4
    • Faculty recruiting: American Institute, 1940-1941Box 11, Folder 5
    • Faculty recruiting: International Comparative Law Program, 1945Box 11, Folder 6
    • Faculty recruiting by other schools, 1945-1947Box 11, Folder 7
    • Faculty Reports (Faculty Committees), 1930-1934, n.d.Box 11, Folder 8
  • Student Life
    • Student statistics, 1929-1942Box 11, Folder 9
    • Student averages, 1930-1937Box 12, Folder 1
    • Correspondence with students, 1929-1940Box 12, Folder 2
    • General assemblies, 1929-1946Box 12, Folder 3
    • Student committee for dormitory, 1930Box 12, Folder 4
    • Housing plans, 1930-1934Box 12, Folder 5
    • Housing: Abbott Hall, 1931-1940Box 12, Folder 6
    • Abbott Hall rules, 1939-1946Box 12, Folder 7
    • House Committee, 1932-1934Box 12, Folder 8
    • Junior Bar Association, 1932-1947Box 12, Folder 9
    • Junior Bar Association constitution, 1933-1934Box 12, Folder 10
    • Order of the Coif, 1930-1947Box 12, Folder 11
    • National Youth Administration/Federal Emergency Relief Work, 1934-1941Box 12, Folder 12
    • Student Health Service, 1936-1944Box 12, Folder 13
    • Fathers' luncheons, 1938-1941Box 12, Folder 14
    • Chinese students' credentials, 1930-1931Box 12, Folder 15
  • Alumni
    • NU Alumni Association, 1929-1947Box 13, Folder 1
    • Northwestern University Foundation, 1929-1934Box 13, Folder 2
    • Northwestern University Foundation, 1935-1944Box 13, Folder 3
    • Law School Alumni Association, 1929-1940Box 13, Folder 4
    • Law School Alumni Association, 1929-1938Box 13, Folder 5
    • Law School Alumni Association, 1939-1947Box 13, Folder 6
    • Law School Fellows, 1933Box 13, Folder 7
    • Alumni class meetings, 1940-1941Box 13, Folder 8
    • Alumni job placement, 1930-1936Box 14, Folder 1
    • Alumni job placement, 1937-1940Box 14, Folder 2
    • Alumni job placement, 1940-1941Box 14, Folder 3
    • Alumni job placement, 1941-1947Box 14, Folder 4
    • Alumni job placement, 1947Box 14, Folder 5
    • Alumni committee on placement of Jewish students, 1935-1936Box 15, Folder 1
    • Alumni Placement Committee, 1946-1947Box 15, Folder 2
    • Clippings about alumni, 1933-1938Box 15, Folder 3
    • Correspondence with Law School alumni, 1929-1947Box 15, Folder 4
    • Alumni correspondence about The Law School Situation, 1935Box 15, Folder 5
    • Invitations to alumni luncheons, 1940-1941Box 15, Folder 6
    • Replies to invitations to alumni luncheons, 1940-1941Box 15, Folder 7
    • Letters soliciting alumni contributions to loan and scholarship funds, 1935Box 15, Folder 8
    • Law School submissions to NU Alumni News, 1930-1934Box 15, Folder 9
  • Law School Library
    • Library committee, 1933-1937Box 15, Folder 10
    • Library correspondence, 1929-1934Box 15, Folder 11
    • Library correspondence, 1934-1947Box 15, Folder 12
    • Gifts of books, 1931-1947Box 15, Folder 13
    • Applications for librarianship, 1933, 1945-1946Box 16, Folder 1
    • Library investigation, 1945Box 16, Folder 2
  • Institutes
    • Air Law Institute, 1929-1944Box 16, Folder 3
    • Air Law Institute budgets, 1930-1936Box 16, Folder 4
    • Air Institute, 1930-1944Box 16, Folder 5
    • Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology, 1918-1944Box 16, Folder 6
    • Institute of Aeronautics, 1945-1946Box 16, Folder 7
    • Proposed National Institute of Criminology, 1934-1935Box 16, Folder 8
  • Scientific Crime Detection Lab
    • Legal documents, 1929-1944Box 17, Folder 1
    • Activity and annual reports, 1930-1933Box 17, Folder 2
    • Reports by Leonarde Keeler, 1932-1933Box 17, Folder 3
    • Reports by Leonarde Keeler, 1933-1938Box 17, Folder 4
    • Board of Directors, 1930-1932Box 17, Folder 5
    • Board of Trustees, 1931Box 17, Folder 6
    • Budget, 1932-1937Box 17, Folder 7
    • Financial reports, 1930-1937Box 17, Folder 8
    • Business office, 1930-1940Box 17, Folder 9
    • Correspondence with President Scott, 1931-1937Box 17, Folder 10
    • General correspondence, 1930-1935Box 17, Folder 11
    • General correspondence, 1935-1947Box 17, Folder 12
    • Publicity, 1930-1937Box 18, Folder 1
    • Faculty appointments, 1931-1937Box 18, Folder 2
    • Baker, Newman F., 1933-1935Box 18, Folder 3
    • Goddard, Col. Calvin, 1930-1935Box 18, Folder 4
    • Inbau, Fred, 1933-1937Box 18, Folder 5
    • Keeler, Leonarde, 1932-1939Box 18, Folder 6
    • Massee, Burt A., 1931-1933Box 18, Folder 7
    • Controversy about Orlando F. Scott, 1929-1939Box 18, Folder 8
  • Law School Publications
    • Northwestern University Press, 1928-1929Box 18, Folder 9
    • Illinois Law Review business, 1924-1932Box 18, Folder 10
    • Illinois Law Review business, 1932-1947Box 18, Folder 11
    • Illinois Law Review reorganization, 1932Box 18, Folder 12
    • Illinois Law Review: Correspondence with Mr. Sargent, 1930-1932Box 19, Folder 1
    • Student editors of Illinois Law Review, 1930-1947Box 19, Folder 2
    • Recommendation letters for student editors of Illinois Law Review, 1931-1938Box 19, Folder 3
    • Legal Publications Board dinners, 1930-1940Box 19, Folder 4
    • Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 1930-1946Box 19, Folder 5
    • Journal of Air Law and Radio Law, 1931-1946Box 19, Folder 6
  • Law School Finances
    • Forecast budgets, 1922-1929Box 19, Folder 7
    • Budgets, 1929-1932Box 20, Folder 1
    • Budgets, 1932-1934Box 20, Folder 2
    • Budget 1934-45, 1934Box 20, Folder 3
    • Budget 1935-36, 1935Box 20, Folder 4
    • Budget 1936-37, 1936Box 20, Folder 5
    • Budget 1937-38, 1937-1938Box 20, Folder 6
    • Budget 1938-39, 1937-1939Box 20, Folder 7
    • Budget 1939-40, 1938-1940Box 20, Folder 8
    • Budget 1940-41, 1940Box 20, Folder 9
    • Budget 1941-42, 1940-1941Box 20, Folder 10
    • Budget 1942-43, 1942Box 21, Folder 1
    • Budget 1943-44, 1943Box 21, Folder 2
    • Budget 1944-45, 1944-1945Box 21, Folder 3
    • Budget 1945-46, 1945-1946Box 21, Folder 4
    • Budget 1946-47, 1946-1947Box 21, Folder 5
    • Correspondence about scholarships, 1930-1947Box 21, Folder 6
    • Loan administration, 1932-1946Box 21, Folder 7
    • Payroll, 1920-1929Box 21, Folder 8
    • Payroll, 1930-1931Box 21, Folder 9
    • Payroll, 1931-1932Box 21, Folder 10
    • Payroll, 1932-1933Box 21, Folder 11
    • Payroll, 1933-1934Box 21, Folder 12
    • Payroll, 1934-1935Box 21, Folder 13
    • Payroll, 1935-1936Box 21, Folder 14
    • Payroll, 1936-1937Box 22, Folder 1
    • Payroll, 1937-1938Box 22, Folder 2
    • Payroll, 1938-1939Box 22, Folder 3
    • Payroll, 1939-1940Box 22, Folder 4
    • Payroll, 1940-1941Box 22, Folder 5
    • Payroll, 1941-1942Box 22, Folder 6
    • Payroll, 1942-1943Box 22, Folder 7
    • Payroll, 1943-1944Box 22, Folder 8
    • Payroll, 1944-1945Box 23, Folder 1
    • Payroll, 1945-1946Box 23, Folder 2
    • Payroll, 1946-1947Box 23, Folder 3
    • Salary statistics, 1933-1945Box 23, Folder 4
    • Scholarship controversy, 1940-1941Box 23, Folder 5
    • Tuition reports for Regular Sessions, 1924-1936Box 23, Folder 6
    • Tuition reports for Summer Sessions, 1922-1935Box 23, Folder 7
  • Donations and Foundations
    • Correspondence about fundraising with George Mason, 1929-1931Box 23, Folder 8
    • Correspondence about establishing fellowships, 1930-1931Box 23, Folder 9
    • Correspondence about Law School Development, 1925, 1929-1931Box 23, Folder 10
    • Correspondence with Mrs. Levy Meyer, 1923-1946Box 24, Folder 1
    • Correspondence with Owen L. Coon, 1947Box 24, Folder 2
    • Faculty opinions on soliciting donations, 1929Box 24, Folder 3
    • Bequests, 1930Box 24, Folder 4
    • Berger benefit concert, 1934Box 24, Folder 5
    • Alumni Library Fund, 1946Box 24, Folder 6
    • Linthicum Foundation, 1926-1947Box 24, Folder 7
    • Parker Foundation, 1930-1931Box 24, Folder 8
    • Russell Sage Foundation, 1940-1947Box 24, Folder 9
    • Miscellaneous scholarships, 1930-1946Box 24, Folder 10
    • Miscellaneous Prizes, 1932-1945Box 24, Folder 11
    • Lowden-Wigmore Prize, 1937-1942Box 24, Folder 12
    • Rosenthal Foundation
      • Correspondence with Lessing Rosenthal, 1926-1947Box 24, Folder 13
      • Rosenthal Foundation, 1931-1945Box 24, Folder 14
      • Rosenthal Foundation budgets, 1929-1948Box 25, Folder 1
      • Rosenthal Foundation faculty committee, 1930-1946Box 25, Folder 2
      • Lecture correspondence, 1930-1945Box 25, Folder 3
      • Lecture expenses, 1928-1937Box 25, Folder 4
      • Lecture invitations declined, 1936-1941Box 25, Folder 5
      • 1937 Lummus lectures, 1933-1940Box 25, Folder 6
      • 1940 Fuller lectures, 1938-1946Box 25, Folder 7
      • My Philosophy of Law, 1940-1942Box 25, Folder 8
      • United Nations lectures, 1946-1947Box 25, Folder 9
    • Raymond Foundation
      • Raymond Foundation, 1919-1933Box 26, Folder 1
      • Correspondence with Mrs. Raymond, 1926-1938Box 26, Folder 2
      • Budgets, 1926-1932Box 26, Folder 3
      • Business Office, 1926-1935Box 26, Folder 4
      • Letters soliciting donations from law firms, 1929-1932Box 26, Folder 5
      • Raymond Graduate Fellowship, 1930-1944Box 26, Folder 6
      • Raymond Loan Fund, 1933-1939Box 26, Folder 7
      • Reports of Criminal Clinic, 1927-1930Box 26, Folder 8
      • Reports of Criminal Clinic, 1931-1933Box 26, Folder 9
      • Legal Aid Bureau, 1929-1946Box 26, Folder 10
      • Correspondence with Clinic staff, 1929-1937Box 26, Folder 11
      • Correspondence with Mr. Rosenwald, 1929-1932Box 26, Folder 12
  • Law School Publicity
    • Newspaper clippings, 1929-1930Box 26, Folder 13
    • NU Bulletin, 1930-1947Box 27, Folder 1
    • Publicity about curriculum changes, 1931Box 27, Folder 2
    • NU Public Relations Department, 1933-1947Box 27, Folder 3
    • Letters to college presidents, 1935Box 27, Folder 4
    • Letters to college presidents, 1936Box 27, Folder 5
    • Letters to college presidents, 1937Box 27, Folder 6
    • Letters inviting applications for scholarships, 1938-1940Box 27, Folder 7
    • Letters to college advisers, 1941-1943Box 27, Folder 8
    • Miscellaneous publicity, 1936-1947Box 27, Folder 9
    • The Study of Law at Northwestern University, 1933Box 27, Folder 10
    • The Training of a Lawyer, 1934Box 27, Folder 11
    • Preparation for Law School, 1935Box 28, Folder 1
    • The College Man Weighs the Law, 1936-1939Box 28, Folder 2
    • The College Man Weighs the Law: comments from lawyers, 1936-1937Box 28, Folder 3
    • The College Man Weighs the Law: comments from students and teachers, 1936-1937Box 28, Folder 4
    • The College Man Weighs the Law: general comments, 1936-1937Box 28, Folder 5
    • Who Shall Study Law, 1936-1941Box 28, Folder 6
    • ByProducts of the Study of Law, 1939-1940, 1945Box 28, Folder 7
    • The Law Student 1941, 1940-1941Box 28, Folder 8
  • Northwestern University Affairs
    • Law School annual reports to NU President, 1929-1947Box 28, Folder 9
    • Correspondence with NU President, 1929-1930, 1940Box 29, Folder 1
    • Correspondence with President Scott, 1929-1939Box 29, Folder 2
    • Correspondence with Vice-President Snyder, 1937-1939Box 29, Folder 3
    • Correspondence with President Snyder, 1939-1947Box 29, Folder 4
    • Correspondence with Vice-President Fagg, 1939-1947Box 29, Folder 5
    • Correspondence with Gonser, Assistant to President, 1939-1946Box 29, Folder 6
    • Correspondence with Posey, Assistant to dean of Faculties, 1940-1941Box 29, Folder 7
    • Minutes of Board of Trustees, 1929-1933Box 29, Folder 8
    • Minutes of Board of Trustees, 1933-1948Box 30, Folder 1
    • Correspondence with Board of Trustees, 1929-1937Box 30, Folder 2
    • Correspondence with Board of Trustees, 1937-1945Box 30, Folder 3
    • Minutes of University Senate, 1928-1938Box 30, Folder 4
    • Minutes of University Senate, 1938-1948Box 30, Folder 5
    • University Senate General Faculty Committee, 1939-1947Box 30, Folder 6
    • University Senate Survey Committee, 1936-1937Box 31, Folder 1
    • Proceedings of Deans' Committee, 1934-1940Box 31, Folder 2
    • Proceedings of Deans' Committee, 1940-1947Box 31, Folder 3
    • Board of Graduate Studies, 1929-1935Box 31, Folder 4
    • College of Liberal Arts, 1931-1947Box 31, Folder 5
    • New Student Office, 1938-1941Box 31, Folder 6
    • Honorary Degrees, 1930-1947Box 31, Folder 7
    • Committee on Honorary Degrees, 1935Box 31, Folder 8
    • Committee on Honorary Degrees, 1936Box 32, Folder 1
    • Committee on Honorary Degrees, 1937-1938Box 32, Folder 2
    • Committee on Honorary Degrees, 1937-1938Box 32, Folder 3
    • Committee on Honorary Degrees, 1939Box 32, Folder 4
    • Committee on Honorary Degrees, 1940Box 32, Folder 5
    • Committee on Honorary Degrees, 1941Box 32, Folder 6
    • Proposed merger with University of Chicago, 1933-1934Box 32, Folder 7
    • Proposed merger: advice of law firms, 1933-1934Box 32, Folder 8
    • Proposed merger: consolidation of Law School, 1934Box 32, Folder 9
    • Proposed merger: correspondence with President Scott, 1933-1934Box 32, Folder 10
    • Proposed merger: faculty committee, 1933-1934Box 32, Folder 11
    • Proposed merger: reports to Board of Trustees, 1933-1934Box 32, Folder 12
    • Proposed merger: writings of dean Green, 1933-1934Box 32, Folder 13
  • Associations
    • American Association of University Professors, 1938Box 33, Folder 1
    • American Bar Association correspondence, 1929-1936Box 33, Folder 2
    • American Bar Association questionnaires, 1929-1947Box 33, Folder 3
    • American Bar Association: accreditation of law schools, 1937-1948Box 33, Folder 4
    • American Judicature Society, 1930-1931, 1937Box 33, Folder 5
    • American Judicature Society: Correspondence with Mr. Harley, 1930-1931Box 33, Folder 6
    • American Law Institute, 1929-1947Box 33, Folder 7
    • Association of American Law Schools, 1929-1937Box 33, Folder 8
    • Association of American Law Schools, 1937-1941Box 34, Folder 1
    • Association of American Law Schools, 1941-1947Box 34, Folder 2
    • Association of American Law Schools emergency resolutions, 1940-1946Box 34, Folder 3
    • Association of American Law Schools questionnaires and reports, 1929-1946Box 34, Folder 4
    • Association of American Law Schools: Committee on Aims and Objectives of Legal Education, 1942-1943Box 34, Folder 5
    • Association of American Law Schools: Committee on Aims and Objectives of Legal Education, 1943-1944Box 34, Folder 6
    • Chicago Bar Association, 1930-1946Box 34, Folder 7
    • Chicago Bar Association questionnaires, 1932-1944Box 35, Folder 1
    • Illinois State Bar Association, 1929-1944Box 35, Folder 2
    • Illinois State Bar Association Committee on Legal Education, 1933-1935Box 35, Folder 3
    • International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property, 1930-1933Box 35, Folder 4
  • Bar Examinations
    • Illinois Bar Exam results, 1929-1932Box 35, Folder 5
    • Illinois Bar Exam results, 1932-1933Box 35, Folder 6
    • Illinois Bar Exam results, 1934-1947Box 35, Folder 7
    • Illinois Bar Examiners, 1934-1947Box 35, Folder 8
    • Illinois State Board of Law Examiners, 1929-1930Box 36, Folder 1
    • Illinois State Board of Law Examiners, 1930-1940Box 36, Folder 2
    • Illinois State Board of Law Examiners, 1941-1947Box 36, Folder 3
    • National Conference of Bar Examiners, 1932-1942Box 36, Folder 4
    • Bar admission in other states, 1937-1942Box 36, Folder 5
  • City of Chicago
    • Alderman Masson, 1930-1934Box 36, Folder 6
    • Chicago Citizens' Police Committee, 1929-1936Box 36, Folder 7
    • Chicago Civilian Morale Committee, 1942-1943Box 36, Folder 8
    • Chicago Law Institute, 1930-1931Box 37, Folder 1
    • Chicago Real Estate Board receivership investigation, 1930-1933Box 37, Folder 2
    • Cook County Law Administration research project, 1932Box 37, Folder 3
    • Laboratories of Metropolitan Government, n.d.Box 37, Folder 4
    • Streetcar noise complaints, 1930-1942Box 37, Folder 5
  • Biographical Information, 1947-1979