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Abstract Leigh Buchanan Bienen, senior lecturer at the Northwestern School of Law and wife of Northwestern University president Henry S. Bienen, joined the School of Law in 1995, the same year her husband took office. She lectures in the areas of criminal law, juries, and law and social science, and has additional areas of interest and expertise in capital punishment, sex crimes, and rape reform legislation. In addition, she is a prolific writer of fiction, mainly short stories and plays....
Abstract The papers of Cyrus Colter (writer and educator; member of the faculty of Northwestern University's Department of African-American Studies) spans the years 1935 to 1995. It consists of biographical material, correspondence, speeches, and publications. The bulk of the collection consists of drafts of Colter's publications, especially his two last novels, A Chocolate Soldier and City of Lights.
Abstract The original materials of the Frederic B. Crossley Papers occupy three boxes and span the period 1910 to 1938. An addition consisting of seven boxes of correspondence, spanning the years 1905-1930 was later added to the collection. With the exception of five folders of biographical materials (mostly financial records) the Papers consist almost exclusively of correspondence. The general correspondence pertains primarily to Crossley's legal practice and to his interests in real estate. A...
Abstract Karen DeCrow was a lawyer, writer, activist in the women's liberation movement of the 1970s, president of the National Organization for Women from 1974-1977, and a proponent of gender equality in all areas. DeCrow’s collection consists of papers, audio, video, and artifactual materials documenting her life and work.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1920 - 2014
Abstract Elmer Gertz (1906-2000) was a lawyer, author, professor, and civil rights advocate. He fought many legal battles relating to the death penalty, police brutality, housing equality, freedom of speech, and other civil liberties. Gertz played a role in some of the most famous legal cases of the second half of the 20th century. He helped secure parole for "thrill killer" Nathan Leopold, defended Henry Miller’s novel Tropic of Cancer in numerous obscenity...
Abstract Vance N. Kirby was an American lawyer. He entered government service as attorney in the Office of Tax Legislative Counsel and was appointed Counsel in 1948 and served until 1957. He went on to practice law as a partner in Ross and O'Keefe in Chicago in 1957, the same year he joined the Northwestern University Law School faculty. The Papers of Vance N. Kirby span the years 1937 to 1975. Relatively little is included from his time as professor at the Northwestern University Law School...
Dates: 1937 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1953
Abstract The two-year (1969-1970) National Defender Project at the Northwestern University Law School was financed by a grant of $36,800 from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. The project was designed to build on the already well-known program in criminal law for undergraduate and graduate students at the school. The Records of the National Defender consist of correspondence, financial records, and reports.
Abstract Lowell Blake Mason (1893-1983), a lawyer and politician from Illinois, served in both state and federal legislatures and numerous other posts. He was appointed to the post of Federal Trade Commissioner by President Harry Truman in 1945 and held the post until 1956. Mason wrote several books and articles about the relationship between facets of society and government. Materials in this collection include handwritten notes, drafts of publications, correspondence, clippings, certificates, and...
Abstract The papers consist of a typescript draft, with minor editorial revisions and corrections, of Masters' biography of Chicago attorney Levy Mayer (1858-1922). The book, Levy Mayer and the New Industrial Era (New Haven, 1927), was Masters' first full-length biography. Mayer's widow, Rachel, who copyrighted the book and published it in a limited edition of 1,500 copies, wrote the biography in consideration of a significant payment from the Mayer family and as a...
Dates: ca. 1927
Abstract Nathaniel Louis Nathanson taught law at Northwestern University, beginning as assistant professor in 1936, named Northwestern University's Frederick P. Vose Professor of Law in 1968, and professor emeritus in 1977. The Nathaniel L. Nathanson Papers are arranged in eight subseries: biographical materials, correspondence files, teaching files, administrative files, research and consulting files, professional organization files, papers presented before professional organizations and publications.
Abstract The James F. Oates, Jr. Papers consist primarily of correspondence, reports, income tax forms, speeches, bound legal briefs, and office desk diaries that illuminate Oates' varied and distinguished career. The bulk of the papers cover the years after Oates retired from the Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1969. There is little documentation relating to Oates' tenure as chief executive officer of Peoples Gas, Light, and Coke Company or as chief executive officer of the Equitable Life Assurance...
Abstract Eva Jefferson Paterson (1949- ), a graduate of Northwestern University's Weinberg College of Arts and Science class of 1971, is a civil rights attorney. Her collection spans the years 1970-2013 and contains biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, publications, and awards.
Dates: 1970 - 2017
Abstract James Andrew Rahl received his J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law in 1942. During his early career he was employed with the Litigation Section of the Enforcement Branch, United States Office of Price Administration, and liaison officer to the Joint Congressional Committee to Investigate the Pearl Harbor Disaster. Rahl joined the faculty at the Northwestern School of Law in 1946. He served as dean of the school from 1972 through 1977 and, in 1974, was appointed Northwestern's...
Dates: 1938 - 1995; Other: Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989
Abstract Victor G. Rosenblum was a nationally recognized scholar in both administrative and constitutional law. He helped to found Northwestern’s Program on Law and Social Sciences. Rosenblum held several academic positions from Professor of Law, to Director of Northwestern Law School’s Graduate Studies Program. Rosenblum was an active member of numerous professional associations. He held several positions at the American Bar Association as well as being extremely active in various civil rights causes....
Dates: 1943 - 2006; Other: Majority of material found within 1965 - 1987
Abstract Ernest Samuels entered the University of Chicago as a pre-law student in 1919. He received a Bachelor of Philosophy in Law and French in 1923 and immediately entered the University of Chicago Law School. In 1930 he then returned to Chicago to pursue a long standing interest in literature. From January to August 1931 he resumed his studies at the University of Chicago, this time in the English Department. After holding several academic positions, Samuels was appointed Instructor of English in...
Dates: 1918 - 1995; Other: Majority of material found within 1942 - 1971
Abstract The series includes one folder of general biographical materials and four volumes of Stone's notes from School of Law courses. Bound after the completion of his studies, the notes are found in a loose alphabetical arrangement by course subject or title. They are handwritten and meticulous and represent a record of the School of Law curriculum during the early twentieth century.
- Subject: Lawyers X
- Northwestern University Archives 18
- Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections 1
- Lawyers 13
- Lawyers--Training of--United States 6
- Law--Study and teaching 4
- African American lawyers 2
- Defense (Criminal procedure)--Study and teaching 2
- African American authors--20th century 1
- African American civil rights workers 1
- African American college students--Illinois--Evanston 1
- African American student movements 1
- African Americans--Study and teaching 1
- Authors, American--20th century 1
- Censorship--United States 1
- Civil rights workers 1
- Civil rights--United States 1
- College students--Illinois--Evanston 1
- Criminal law--Study and teaching 1
- English literature--Study and teaching 1
- Feminists 1
- Politicians 1
- Prosecution--Study and teaching 1
- Student movements 1
- Tax lawyers 1
- Taxation--Law and legislation--United States 1
- Women college students--Illinois--Evanston 1 ∧ less
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Law 8
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Faculty 6
- Adams, Henry, 1838-1918 1
- Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959 1
- Bienen, Leigh B. 1
- Bode, Carl, 1911-1993 1
- Boorstin, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph), 1914-2004 1
- Colter, Cyrus 1
- Crossley, Frederic B. (Frederic Beers), 1872-1938 1
- Crump, Paul 1
- DeCrow, Karen 1
- Gertz, Elmer, 1906-2000 1
- Kirby, Vance N. 1
- Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal, 1904-1971 1
- Loeb, Richard A., 1905-1936 1
- Mason, Lowell B. (Lowell Blake), 1893-1983 1
- Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950 1
- Mayer, Levy, 1858-1922 1
- Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 1
- Nathanson, Nathaniel L. 1
- National Legal Aid and Defender Association. National Defender Project 1
- National Organization for Women 1
- Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971 1
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) 1
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Alumni and alumnae 1
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Board of Trustees 1
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of African American Studies 1
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of English 1
- Oates, James F. (James Franklin), 1899-1982 1
- Paterson, Eva 1
- Princeton University. Trustees 1
- Rahl, James A. 1
- Rosenblum, Victor G. 1
- Ruby, Jack 1
- Samuels, Ernest, 1903-1996 1
- Seidenberg, Robert 1
- Sir George Williams College. Board of Trustees 1
- Stone, Theodore, 1895-1962 1
- Thurber, James, 1894-1961 1
- Toynbee, Arnold, 1889-1975 1
- Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 1
- United States. Department of the Treasury. Tax Division 1
- Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965 1
- Woodrow Wilson Foundation 1 ∧ less