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Frederic L. DuBow (1944-1987) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/2/3

Scope and Contents

The Frederic L. DuBow Papers include material in eight archival boxes, spanning the years 1963-1987. They are organized in four groups: biographical information; notes from several undergraduate courses DuBow took at Oberlin College; papers written by his students at Northwestern University; and material relating to his dissertation, "Justice for People: Law and Politics in the Lower Courts of Tanzania." Dissertation material comprises the bulk of the collection, and consists of several rough drafts and the research material DuBow collected for the dissertation. Research material comprises the bulk of the dissertation material, and consists of newspaper clippings, statistics, questionnaires, subject files, research notes, computer print-outs, papers of other researchers and correspondence.

Also featured within the collection are the field notes DuBow compiled during his dissertation research in Tanzania. Topics recorded in those notes include: disputes and their resolution; judicial systems of courts, lawyers, judges, and arbitration tribunals; policing; labor and social relations; legal aid; the professional status of attorneys; and political parties, including TANU (the Tanganyika African National Union). The field notes are written in cursive script and organized into notebooks according to physical format and then set down in roughly chronological order.

Dates

  • 1963-1987

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours 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

8 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The papers of Frederic L. DuBow (instructor in sociology and criminal justice) include material in eight archival boxes, spanning the years 1963-1987. They are organized in four groups: biographical information; notes from several undergraduate courses DuBow took at Oberlin College; papers written by his students at Northwestern University; and material relating to his dissertation, "Justice for People: Law and Politics in the Lower Courts of Tanzania." Dissertation material comprises the bulk of the collection, and consists of several rough drafts and the research material DuBow collected for the dissertation.

Arrangement

Material for DuBow's dissertation consists of several rough drafts, and research material organized into: newspaper clippings, court statistics, questionnaires, subject files, research notes, and computer print-outs.

Method of Acquisition

The Frederic L. DuBow Papers were donated to the University Archives by DuBow's widow Sandra Shane DuBow in October, 1988, as accession 88-244.

Separated Materials

Five feet of reprints of colleagues' articles were discarded.

Processing Information

Gregory M. Miller, November 7, 1989.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Frederic L. DuBow (1944-1987) Papers
Author
Gregory M. Miller
Date
07/11/1989
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