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Office of the University Attorney, Real Estate Records

 Collection
Identifier: 53/3

Scope and Contents

This series is comprised of a miscellany of records pertaining to University real estate transactions. The records were received from the Office of the University Attorney in the Spring of 1975.

Boxes 1 through 7 contain: land deeds, warranty deeds (which usually enumerate deed restrictions), waivers of reversion, abstracts of title, and real estate sales contracts. The records are arranged alphabetically and span the period from 1897 to 1942 with the bulk concentrated in the 1920s and the 1930s. Included among the records is a copy of the deed for the University property which was sold to the City of Evanston for its water filtration plant at Sheridan Road and Lincoln Street.

Boxes 8 through 10 contain assessment bills, special assessments, and receipts for taxes paid by the University to the collectors of towns, cities, and counties in which the University owned property. These records are arranged chronologically from 1917 to 1941.

Dates

  • 1897-1942

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted: permission of the University Archivist required. Boxes 7-10 of this collection are stored off-site and require two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

10.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This series is comprised of a miscellany of records pertaining to University real estate transactions. The records were received from the Office of the University Attorney in the Spring of 1975. Boxes 1 through 7 contain: land deeds, warranty deeds (which usually enumerate deed restrictions), waivers of reversion, abstracts of title, and real estate sales contracts.  Included among the records is a copy of the deed for the University property which was sold to the City of Evanston for its water filtration plant at Sheridan Road and Lincoln Street. Boxes 8 through 10 contain assessment bills, special assessments, and receipts for taxes paid by the University to the collectors of towns, cities, and counties in which the University owned property.

Arrangement Note

Boxes 1 through 7 are arranged alphabetically and span the period from 1897 to 1942 with the bulk concentrated in the 1920s and the 1930s.  Boxes 8 through 10 are arranged chronologically from 1917 to 1941.

Method of Acquisition

Unknown.
Title
Guide to the Office of the University Attorney, Real Estate Records
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