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Office of The University Attorney Property Abstracts

 Collection
Identifier: 53/1
The records in this series were transferred to the University Archives from the Office of the University Attorney. They are legal abstracts of titles for property owned by Northwestern University. The abstracts are arranged according to the parcel of property they describe. Several abstracts of different dates relating to the same parcel of land have been bound together. Only the abstracts in Boxes 7-12 are identified by street address or by the name of the building or business located on the property. The remainder are identified only by Lot and Block number. Ascertaining their location requires an examination of a plat map of Cook County.

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.

Itemized descriptive lists of the abstracts compiled by Gladys Williamson of the Office of the University Attorney are included with this inventory.

Dates

  • 1920-1930 and n.d.

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

12.00 Boxes

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.

Arrangement Note

The bound volumes are arranged in boxes according to the order in which they were received from the Office of the University Attorney.
Title
Guide to the Office of The University Attorney Property Abstracts
Date
06/01/2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635