The Indiana University Maurer School of Law's Jerome Hall Law Library Archives contain a diverse collection of materials, from personal papers to photographs and memorabilia. Holdings include the private papers of Judge Wilbur F. Pell, Jr. and Mary Chase Pell; Retired Colonel Guy M. Kinman; Judge Roscoe O’Byrne and Estella O’Byrne; and Law Professors Douglass G. Boshkoff, F. Reed Dickerson, Val Nolan Jr., and F. Thomas Schornhorst. The collection also contains the papers of the Deans of the Law School from 1922 to 1990, the Faculty Writings Collection, and institutional manuscripts and photographs for the Law School and Law Library. While the vast majority of these materials have not been digitized, we are making digital copies of those historic materials we think will have a broad interest to researchers. These digitized materials can be found below -
What happened when three IU law professors were accused of harboring Communist sympathies in 1946.
Originally published in the publication 200 The Bicentennial Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2019.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
A timeline of key events in the life of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 1835-2016.
Originally published in the publication Ergo, v.175, Spring 2017, pp.4-13
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
On April 16, 2014, the MV Sewol, a South Korean registered passenger ferry, sunk off the southern coast of South Korea killing approximately 300 passengers. Many of the victims were secondary school students from Ansan, near the city of Incheon. The ferry made three round-trips every week from Incheon to Jeju.
The Indiana University Maurer School of Law, led by S.J.D. students Moon Sook Park, Kwangsup Kim, and Yonghwan Choung, erected a memorial to those killed in the tragedy. The memorial was placed in the lobby of the law school for the month of May. Part of the memorial was a guest book that community members could record their thoughts in or just sign their signatures. A digitized copy of the book is presented here, along with photographs and documents related to the memorial.
As I Was Saying....A Selection of Lectures and Informal Talks on Law and Universities and the Communities that Usually Tolerate and Sometimes Support Them
William Burnett Harvey
A 349 page collection of talks and recollections compiled by former Indiana University School of Law Dean, William Burnett Harvey. The collection is broken down into four parts: Reflections on the Rule of Law, The African Experience, Reflections on Education, Universities and Law, and Miscellaneous Musings.
Two appendixes are included. The first is a bibliography, and the second is two narrative accounts of Harvey's time in Ghana and his final years at Indiana University during the turbulent 1960s.
Indiana University School of Law
Photograph album documenting the events surrounding the dedication of the Indiana University Law School Building Addition in 1986. The album was given to Dean Bryant G. Garth from John W. Ryan, President of Indiana University.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
A student code of honor, created by the student body of the Indiana University School of Law, circa 1957.
Also attached are two copies of Dean Leon H. Wallace's memo titled, "Notice of Faculty Consideration of the Proposed Honor Code," dated December 16, 1957. One is a carbon copy of the memo, the other a mimeograph copy, but not a copy of the first.
The Executive Committee on Program for the observance of Supreme Court Day
Program for the 1955 Supreme Court Day commemorating the first sitting of Indiana Supreme Court justices on May 5, 1817. At this time in 1955, two Indiana law alumni, Hon. Harold E. Achor,LL.B.'31, and Hon. George Washington Henley, Jr.,LL.B.'14, were serving on the Indiana Supreme Court.
Floyd Julius Mattice
Floyd Julius “Jack” Mattice (1882-1970) served as an American Associate Counsel at the Tokyo War Crimes Trials (officially known as the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.) Specifically, Mattice was counsel for defendants Seishiro Itagaki and Iwane Matsui.
Born in New York and raised in the Lima, Ohio area, Mattice moved to Rochester, Indiana in 1901. He read law in his Grandfather’s law office before enrolling at the University of Michigan School of Law, where he graduated in 1905. After law school Mattice began a legal career that spanned fifty years. Besides practicing law, Mattice held a variety of positions in public service and government, including Fulton County Prosecutor; Chief Deputy Prosecutor for Marion County; Indianapolis City Attorney; U. S. District Attorney in Indianapolis; Instructor of criminal law at the Indiana Law School; Special Agent for the U. S. Bureau of Investigation; Counsel for the U. S. States House of Representatives Select Committee on Lobbying; and Prosecutor of U. S. War Frauds. (Source: Rochester News-Sentinel, Dec. 30, 1970)
This digitized scrapbook is believed to have been compiled by Mattice’s secretary while he served in Japan. Dated documents range from 1946 to 1950. It eventually became the property of his granddaughter, Linda M. Prall of Bloomington, Indiana. Ms. Prall presented the scrapbook to the Jerome Hall Law Library in July of 2015. The scrapbook contains both personal and professional papers documenting Mattice’s time in Japan. These materials were glued and taped into the scrapbook. In addition several documents were found loose within the pages of the scrapbook. Images were digitized, whenever possible, in the order they were found in the scrapbook. Among the contents of the scrapbook are official orders; memorandums; newspaper clippings; photographs; souvenirs; maps; telegraphs; and handwritten personal letters to Mattice.
Additionally, the scrapbook contains several typed manuscripts, assumed to have been written by Mattice, and a three page handwritten Japanese character manuscript. The typed manuscripts include the following:
- Typed manuscript entitled, “The Japanese People."
- Typed manuscript entitled, “Causes of the Pacific War,” dated July 16, 1946.
- Typed manuscript entitled, “International Military Tribunal for the Far East.”
- Typed manuscript entitled, “Observations While Riding around Tokyo in a Jeep.”
- Typed manuscript entitled, “Observations anent Japan,” dated July 11, 1946.
- Typed manuscript entitled, “A Japanese Director’s Meeting,” dated July 12, 1946.
- Typed manuscript entitled, “Small World,” dated July 12, 1946.
- Typed manuscript entitled, “A Weekend in Tokyo,” dated July 15, 1946.
The scrapbook measures 14” x 10.75” and contains twenty-five leaves. Documents are adhered to both front and back of each leaf. The book is bound between two red cover boards with ribbons holding the boards in place. A three dimensional origami figure is on the cover.
Indiana University School of Law: Notes and Material Gathered for the Preparation of a History of the Law School of Indiana University
Robert G. Miller
Typed manuscript (photocopy of original) of an unpublished, and never completed, history of the Indiana University School of Law, written by Robert G. Miller (LL.B, 1893). The history takes the form of a brief narrative, along with profiles of individuals who were influential to the school's early history. The history runs from the school’s founding to approximately the turn of the twentieth century.
Includes photocopies of photographs and newspaper articles related to the Law School. Also included are letters from relatives and friends of some of the people profiled, providing the author with details about those individuals
Indiana University Alumni Association
A list compiled by the Indiana University Alumni Association in 1945 of Indiana University affiliates who died in World War II. Each entry contains the following information (if known or applicable): Officer name, rank, division, decorations, cause of death, place of death, place of burial and contact information of family members. There are a total of three hundred and four casualties listed.
Indiana Law Club, Indiana University School of Law
Meeting minutes of the Indiana Law Club (affiliate of the Indiana State Bar Association) from September 26, 1934 to October 15, 1940. Handwritten notes of meetings, with some typed notes pasted in chronologically. A small number of loose pages appear, out-of-order, following page 82.
Property note on inside cover reads: Property of the Indiana Law Club, affiliate of Indiana State Bar Assn., Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
Hugh Evander Willis
Including the original Constitution, the formal amendments, and that part of the Constitution made by the Supreme Court and custom, as found in the Supreme Court Reports, arranged so far as possible according to the analysis found in the original Constitution.
With an Introduction by Hugh Evander Willis
Indiana University Publications Social Science Series No.1 1939
Indiana University Bulletin
Indiana University Bulletin, Official Series Vol. XV, No. 12.
This publication lists graduates of Indiana University from the years 1830-1916 and is organized into three parts. Part I organizes graduates chronologically by year of graduation. This section further subdivides graduates by degree, including the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree. Part II organizes graduates by their known residences at the time of publication. Part III is an alphabetical list of graduates by last name and serves as an index to the volume.
Appendixes include tables with attendance and degrees per year, and a distribution of graduates by occupation.
New Albany High School
The 1910 New Albany High School yearbook depicts the senior year of Sherman Minton. Through photographs and quotes, Minton is shown to have been a sportsman and a scholar, excelling particularly at baseball and debate. Biographical details are referenced, including his nickname, Shay, a late arrival back to school after a summer spent with famiy in Texas, and his early aspirations for the law and politics. A biography of Sherman Minton can be found on here.
In addition, enclosed within the 1910 yearbook is a program for Minton's 50th class reunion in 1960, four years after his retirement from the United States Supreme Court and five years prior to his death. The reunion program lists Minton on both the Arrangements and Finance Committees, as well as a speaker under the heading "This and That."
New Albany High School
The 1909 New Albany High School yearbook depicts the junior year of Sherman Minton. Through photographs and quotes, Minton is shown to have been a sportsman and a scholar, excelling particularly at baseball and debate. Biographical details are referenced, including his nickname, Shay, a late arrival back to school after a summer spent with famiy in Texas, and his early aspirations for the law and politics. A biography of Sherman Minton can be found on here.
John W. Foster Law Club
Written in 1899, this is the petition of the John W. Foster Law Club of Indiana University to the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity for a charter membership into the organization. The following year marked the establishment of Phi Delta Phi at Indiana University.
Names and residences of graduates of the Law Department between the years 1844 and 1874. These pages are a portion of the Report of Indiana University published in 1875.
Handwritten journal of David McDonald who is recognized as the first Professor of Law at Indiana University. The journal is undated but contains a transcribed article from the Cincinnati Gazette dated April 17, 1865.
McDonald was born in Millersburg, Kentucky and moved to Indiana when he was 14, in 1817. He eventually became a school teacher in Washington, before meeting a local lawyer who encouraged him to study law. He was licensed to practice in the Circuit Courts in 1830. He served as a member of the Indiana Legislature (1833-34) as well as being elected judge of the 10th Circuit Court in 1841, before joining the University. After retiring in 1852 he was presented with an honorary LL.D. degree. He died August 25, 1869 and is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.
The journal paginated, indexed and divided into sections covering a wide variety of subjects.
Subjects covered in the journal:
- Anecdotes and Sayings, p.1
- Natural Law, p.2
- The Beautiful and the Good, p.4
- Spanish Absurdity, p.5
- Harvard University, p.6
- Muhammadan Dialog, p.6
- Divisions of the Books of the Bible, p.8
- The Septuagint, p.9
- Books, p.11
- Anger, p.15
- Prayer, p.18
- Jewish Laws, Tradition, p.28
- Human Depravity, p.53
- The Ancient Philosophies, p.58
- Fourteen pages of names and years of the following rulers: Distinguished Sovereigns and their Eras of the Roman Empire, Roman Emperors, Eastern Roman Emperors, Frankish Sovereigns, French Sovereigns, Kings of England, Emperors of Germany, Kings of Scotland, Sovereigns of Spain, p.64
- Peruvian Bark-Quinine, p.78
- The Deductive and Inductive Philosophies, p.79
- Loss of Life in the War of Rebellion of 1861, p.82
- Monasticism, p.84
- The Gypsies p.87
- Abelard, p.88
- Martyrs, p.90
- Ebionism, p.91
- Is Matter Eternal?, p.92
- Prophecy, p.96
- An Army Moving (An excerpt from an article from the Cincinnati Gazette from April 17, 1865), p.99
- A Religion without a God, p.100
- A Puzzle, p.102
- Rambles among Words, p.104
- The Celebrated Catholic Maxim, p.137
- The Mariner’s Compass, p.138
- Woman, p.140
- Curious Ecclesiastical Items, p.144
- Sumptuary Laws, p.150
- Theaters, p.152
- Remarkable Facts Relating to the Occurrence in the Bible of the Names of the Deity-God and Lord-Elohim and Jehovah, p.154
- Bible Names of the Deity, p.158
- Resemblances between Stories Sacred and Profane, p.162
- The Infinite Benevolence of the Deity, p.178
- Human Sacrifices, p.187
- Amazons, p.191
- The Golden Rush, p.194
- Fate and Predestination, p.196
- Polytheism, p.202
- The Essenes, p.218
- Monotheism, p.222
- Mahomet, p.224
- Michael Servetus, p.226
- The Test of Right and Wrong, p.251
- Delicacy, p.258
- Is the Existence of the Deity Provable by the Works of Natures, p.266
- Vegetarians—The Buddhists, p.274
- Superstition—Bigotry—Ignorance, p.276
- Chronology, p.286
- Fables and Fabulous Stories, p.298
- Sacrifices, p.308
- Jonathan Edwards, p.318
- Anger, p.319
- Resemblances between Sacred & Profane Stories, p.322
- Handwritings, p.328
- Wise Words, p.336
- John Calvin, p.362
- Martin Luther, p.374
- Pythagoras, p.382
- Unitarians, p.394
- Apparent Death, p.400
- The Catholic Trinity, p.322
- Spiritualizing Scripture, p.425
- Homer, p.427
- Numbers of the Remaining Religions, p.429
- Sacred Song, p.430
- False Promises, p.448
- Index, p.458
United States Department of War
Certificate of gratitude issued to Sergeant Benjamin M. McCarty for service in the Hundred Days Volunteers campaign during the Civil War. The certificate is dated December 15, 1864 and bears the facsimile signatures of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton and President Abraham Lincoln.