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Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Office of the University Attorney

 Organization

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.
http://www.northwestern.edu/general-counsel/mission/index.html

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Office of the University Attorney Real Estate Records - Cancelled Leases

 Collection
Identifier: 53/4
Abstract This series is comprised of cancelled leases on property owned by Northwestern University.

Office of the University Attorney Tax Exemption Cases

 Collection
Identifier: 53/2
Abstract Northwestern University is a private, not-for-profit institution created by Charter by the State of Illinois in 1851. This series contains documentation of Northwestern's long struggle to maintain its tax exempt status.

University Attorney Endowment Record

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 53/6
Abstract This series consists of one volume that records the creation of Northwestern's endowment between 1865 and 1925. The record was apparently compiled in the wake of the 1922-24 “Toward a Greater Northwestern” campaign for the use of the university attorney. The record provides extracts of the minutes of the Board of Trustees and its Executive Committee and excerpts from correspondence between donors and university officers. The form and terms of each endowment are set forth and its value is...

Office of The University Attorney Property Abstracts

 Collection
Identifier: 53/1
Abstract The records in this series are legal abstracts of titles for property owned by Northwestern University. The abstracts in this series provide the following information about the properties which they describe: dimensions of the plot in feet; a complete record of conveyances which includes sales, tax sales, forfeiture, special assessments, judgments against, and the names of the various owners; and in most instances a map showing the location of the property in the context of a city block.

Office of the University Attorney, Real Estate Records, Land Books

 Collection
Identifier: 53/5
Abstract This series consists of six land books, detailing Northwestern University's real estate holdings and transactions from 1856 to 1942.

University Attorney Real Estate Records: Mortgages

 Collection
Identifier: 53/7
Abstract The University Attorney's real estate records fill thirteen records center boxes and date approximately from 1949 to 1989. The records relate to mortgages once held by Northwestern University. They document mortgage loans made to faculty members and have since matured. A typical file includes correspondence, tax bills, property description, the applicant's financial statement, mortgage application, payment report, canceled checks, title report, application for title insurance, survey map of the...