Law School Faculty History at the Bentley Historical Library

The Bentley Historical Library, archives of the University of Michigan, holds manuscript papers, oral history interviews, lectures, and related historical material including photographs for a number of Law School faculty. Manuscripts of some faculty relate to their teaching and research; in other collections, the papers concern the faculty's associated university activities, legal work, political activity, government service, or social and family life. The size of related material for an individual faculty member ranges from a few items to over thirty linear feet.

All faculty manuscript collections are cataloged in MIRLYN, the University of Michigan's online catalog. For most manuscript collections, there is at least a folder-level description, or "finding aid," available at the library. In addition, some manuscript collections have an online finding aid available as a link via MIRLYN. (MIRLYN will always indicate whether a finding aid is available, either online or at the library). Recent oral history interviews and compiled lectures of a century ago (1881-1919) are listed in separate finding aids. The list below indicates availability at the Bentley of manuscript papers [finding aid], or lecture per individual faculty member [lec].

Administrative records relating to the Law School are also preserved and made available through the Bentley Historical Library, with a finding aid updated regularly. The Bentley also holds copies of most Law School publications and records of the Law Library.

1859-1874

1875-1899

1900-1924

1925-1949

1950-1974