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Records of the Board of Trustees, 1936-1996 | IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

By Jona Whipple

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Collection Overview

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ID: 43/AC020

Primary Creator: IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Board of Trustees

Extent: 2.92 Linear Feet


The collection is arranged into 4 series:

I. Meeting Minutes, 1936-1970

II. Meeting Materials, 1958-1961

III. Administrative Materials, 1951-1968

Each series is arranged chronologically where possible.

Subjects: Burke, Webster H., Chicago-Kent College of Law--Administration., Chicago-Kent College of Law--Trusts and trustees., Conlon, William F., Grover, William A., Guy, Guernsey., Jackson, Charles H.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Minutes and records of the Law School Board of Trustees. Topics of particular importance in the minutes of the Board of Trustees are early land purchases and sales, original copies of quit claim deeds, rental agreements, Chicago-Kent’s participation in “vocational rehabilitation training” for World War II veterans, relocation between buildings (including funding and remodeling efforts), curriculum planning, and teaching contracts.

Bound Volume 9 includes minutes of the Board of Trustees, Directors and Members ending with minutes of the August 18, 1969 meeting, continuing with minutes of the September 8, 1969 meeting of the Advisory Board of the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Collection Historical Note

The Chicago-Kent College of Law Board of Trustees was responsible for financial management and the overarching policies that guided the trajectory of the university. By 1936, the earliest of records in existence, 5 trustee members were elected annually. Duties remained the same over time with the exception of increased committee activity in later years, beginning in the late 1950s. At some point between the years of 1954 and 1958, records of meeting minutes indicate a change in name from Board of Trustees to Board of Trustees, Directors and Members, and an increase in the number of board members. In 1969, following the merger of IIT and Chicago- Kent, the Board of Trustees was dissolved in favor of the IIT Board of Trustees, and the Advisory Board of the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law was formed by former Trustees at an organizational meeting on September 8, 1969.

Members of the 1936 Board of Trustees were Webster H. Burke, Charles H. Jackson, William A. Grover, William F. Conlon, and Guy Guernsey.

Subject/Index Terms

Burke, Webster H.
Chicago-Kent College of Law--Administration.
Chicago-Kent College of Law--Trusts and trustees.
Conlon, William F.
Grover, William A.
Guy, Guernsey.
Jackson, Charles H.

Administrative Information

Repository: IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Access Restrictions: Staff only, requires authorization.

Separated Materials: Oversized items were removed and placed in Box 7.

Related Materials: Records of the Advisory Board

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Meeting Minutes, 1936-1970],
[Series 2: Meeting Materials, 1958-1961],
[Series 3: Administrative Materials, 1951-1968],
[Box 7: Separations],