Records of the Union College of Law
Scope and Contents
The initial portion of the records of the Union College of Law consist of the history "The Union College of Law, Chicago" by James E. Babb (The green bag, August, 1889); and a volume entitled Record of the Proceedings of the Union College of Law of the University of Chicago and the Northwestern University and of the Proceedings Preliminary to the Founding Thereof.
Babb's account covers major administrative developments, faculty appointments, and curricular offerings at the school. The Record of the Proceedings is a holographic volume with entries dating between 1873 and 1885. It spells out the plan for union and joint operation of the school, notes faculty appointments, summarizes school finances, and logs students' tuition payments. It also features a list of individuals or prospective students in correspondence with the school (pages 150-188) and an undated roster of students (pages 221-224).
Addition, Box 1
A small amount of administrative records, including correspondence and reports; publications; and other miscellaneous materials have been removed from the University Archives' general reference files and added to this series.
Addition, Boxes 1, Folder 8
Two publications notable for their rosters of Union College alumni have been added to this series at Box 1, Folder 8.
- 1873-1885, 1889
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Language of Materials
The Law Department of the old University of Chicago came under joint management of Chicago and Northwestern Universities (1873-1886); after Chicago's closure, the Union College of Law was affiliated exclusively with Northwestern. The original portion of the records of the Union College of Law consist of an 1889 history of the Union College of Law, and a volume entitled Record of the Proceedings of the Union College of Law of the University of Chicago and the Northwestern University and of the Proceedings Preliminary to the Founding Thereof. Two additions contain information about administration, faculty, classes, and alumni.
The first addition to the collection is arranged alphabetically by topic.
Method of Acquisition
Separated from the University Archives' general reference files (Accession #99-55).
Kevin B. Leonard; March 15, 1999.
- Guide to the Records of the Union College of Law
- Kevin B. Leonard
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository
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