Northwestern

Office of the University Attorney Tax Exemption Cases Edit

Summary

Identifier
53/2

Dates

  • 1875-1972 (Creation)
  • 1875-1908 (Other)

Extents

  • 2.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Notes

  • Abstract

    The series contains documentation of Northwestern's long struggle to maintain it's tax exempt status.

  • Scope and Contents

    This series includes copies of an article published in the Evanston Review (1954) which gives an overview of tax exempt property in Evanston, an information sheet on tax exempt property in Evanston published by the League of Women Voters (1949), a statement by Northwestern University on its tax exempt status (1964), and a copy of the Evanston City Ordinance proposing a thirty dollar tax on Northwestern students (1972).

    The collection also includes clippings from local papers which chronicle Northwestern's long struggle to maintain its tax exempt status as well as the history of Evanston's attempt in 1972 to tax students. The bulk of the material in the series consists of copies of the legal briefs concerning litigation initiated by Northwestern to defend its tax exempt status between the years 1875 - 1908.

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