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School of Law-Indianapolis Records, 1895-2004

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The roots of the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis consist of private, proprietary law schools that operated in Indianapolis starting in the nineteenth century. A number of law schools operating in Indianapolis combined with the private Indiana Law School in 1894. In addition, law schools that taught classes in the evening merged into the Benjamin Harrison Law School in 1914, which itself merged with the Indiana Law School in 1936, thereafter offering both day and night classes. In 1944 the Indiana Law School merged with Indiana University, forming a part-time evening class division to the IU School of Law in Bloomington and sharing the Bloomington school dean. Its location was in the Mannerchor Building in downtown Indianapolis. In 1968 the Indianapolis division was made autonomous of the Bloomington school, and began to be led by its own school dean. The school moved into a new building on the IUPUI campus in 1970. In 2001 the school moved into Inlow Hall.

Records include records from the predecessor proprietary schools, as well as minutes, correspondence, reports, publications, faculty records, and other materials.


Personnel and student records and other personal information in these records are restricted. All other material is open to the public without restriction. Copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.


Cite as: Indiana University School of Law--Indianapolis Records, Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.


Accessions: A76-1, A79-23, A82-10, A85-2, A87-26, A96-47, A1999/00-017, A2000/01-031, A2003/04-038, UA 27.


Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis
IUPUI (Campus)
Law - Study and teaching


This preliminary inventory serves as an interim guide to the described records. A finished finding aid based on final appraisal and arrangement of the records of this university unit will be prepared at a future date.


Contents Box
School of Law Files, Promotion/Tenure Committee, R. Townsend Materials 1
  Scrapbook (Newspaper Clippings) ca 1916- 1936  
  Incorporation 1916: Benjamin Harrison Law School  
  Articles of Incorporation: Benjamin Harrison Law School  
  Articles of Incorporation: Indiana Law School (copy) 1975  
  1st Commencement Program, Indiana Law School, 5/29/1895  
  Roster of Graduates of Indiana Law School, 1895- 1931  
  Roster of Graduates from Central Indiana Law Schools 1912- 1944  
  Description of National University, Law School, 1905- 1906  
  Indiana Law School Catalogue, 1907- 1909  
  “The Silent Victors” Address delivered by William R. Forney 1909  
  Booklet: Speech by William R. Forney, 1916  
  Record of Graduates of Benjamin Harrison Law School, 1931- 1940  
  Yearbook, The Demurrer, 1931, 1934  
  Faculty Evaluations by Freshman, 1935- 1936  
  Faculty Evaluations by Juniors, 1935- 1936  
  Faculty Evaluations by Seniors, 1935- 1936  
  Formation of Central Indiana Law School: Merger Materials, 1936  
  Indiana Law School Catalogue, 1938- 1939  
  The American Law School Review, 1945  
  Indiana Flaw Journal, 1949  
  IU Law School Directory, 1948-1949, 1950-1951  
  Benjamin Harrison Annual Commencement Invitations: 1916, 1917  
  Benjamin Harrison Law School Commencement Banquet Programs 1922-1929  
  Benjamin Harrison Law School Commencement Programs 1930,  1932-1933, 1935-1942  
  Indiana Law School Alumni Association 1942 Banquet Program  
  International Legal Sorority Handbook (Iota Tau Tau) Eta Chapter 1955- 1956  
  Roster of Indianapolis Alumni of Sigma Delta Kappa, Intercollegiate Law Fraternity, 1953  
  Newspaper Article about Dr. Forney, Law Professor, 1959  
  1930 Class Reunion of Indiana Law School, 1962  
  Correspondence: Dean Harvey re: graduate, 1975  
  IU Law Indianapolis ( 1991 Publications)  
  Promotion & Tenure Committee Correspondence & Minutes 1977- 1979  
  Faculty Council, 1968- 1969  
  Law Faculty Memos & Meeting Minutes, 1967, 1969  
  Faculty Cultural Center, By-Laws, 1968- 1969  
  Proposed Faculty Cultural Society  
  Faculty Handbook, 1955, 1958, 1959  
  Faculty Handbook- IU, ca. 1968  
School of Law Files: R. Townsend Materials, Records 2
  Administrative & Faculty Manual, 1974- 1975  
  Law School Clinical Program Proposal ca. 1971  
  Separation of Indianapolis Law School from Bloomington , 10/1966  
  Law School Self Study Report, 1981  
  “New Governor in Indiana” by Institute of Public Admin., IU 1965  
  Newspaper Article about Purdue’s rising GPAs, 1973  
  Securities & Creditors Rights, Part 2  
  [Material on Bonds]  
  [Unlabeled Course Materials]  
  [Miscellaneous Materials- Contracts & Forms]  
  Commercial Law II  
  [Unlabeled Course Materials- Forgery]  
  Stock Art 8  
  Commercial Law VI, Draft- Defenses  
  [Unlabeled Course Materials- Banking]  
  3B Defenses, Releases to Extension of Time  
  [Miscellaneous Journal Articles]  
  Materials for Bankruptcy ca. 1960s  
School of Law Files 3
  Fidelity Bond [part 1 of 2]  
  Fidelity Bond [part 2 of 2]  
  Bankruptcy Materials, Securities- R. Bruce Townsend  
  Administrative Procedure [Course Materials]  
  [Course Materials- Separation of Power, Employment Information]  
  Equitable Remedies- R. Bruce Townsend, 1966  
  Securities Cases, Part II  
  Introduction to Law- R. B. Townsend  
  Court Case: Thomas Thacher vs. H.C. Baldwin Agency, Inc.  
  Conflicts: Bar Review Course  
  Suretyship- R. Bruce Townsend  
  Securities Cases, Part II  
  Securities & Creditor’s Rights, Part II, Text- Prof. Townsend, 1975  
  Securities & Creditor’s Rights, Part II, Text- Prof. Townsend, 1976  
  Securities & Creditor’s Rights, Part II, Cases- Prof. Townsend, 1975  
  Securities & Creditor’s Rights, Part II, Cases- Prof. Townsend  
  Commercial Law, Part 1: Commercial Paper  
  Legal Institutions 1, 1969: Assignment & Supplemental Materials  
  Legal Institutions 1, 1971: Assignment & Supplemental Materials  
School of Law Files, 1965 4
  U.C.C. (Uniform Commercial Code) Article II Seminar- R. Bruce Townsend, 1966  
  Securities Cases, Part II  
  Legal Institutions 1- 1971: Assignment & Supplemental Materials  
  N.I.L. (Negotiable Instruments Law) & Sales Suretyship  
  Draft [Course Materials- Banking]  
  Construction Bond II  
  Surety II: Remedy  
  Construction Bond I  
  Surety [? Ney Inst. Ets]  
  3A Surety III Defense  
  Securities- Secured Transaction Cases- Prof. Townsend, 1974  
School of Law Files 5
  Securities & Creditor’s Rights- Prof. Townsend, 1970  
  Commercial Law- R. B. Townsend  
  Introduction to Law, Part 2- Bruce Townsend  
  Legal Institutions I- R. B. Townsend, 1969  
  Suretyship: Remedies of Surety  
  “The Registered Lobbyist in Indiana” by Edgar D. Whitcomb, IU Research Series  
  “The United States & Recognition of Communist China: A Comprehensive Note” by Robert H. Staton- IU Research Series  
  “The United States & Recognition of Communist China: A Comprehensive Note” by Robert H. Staton- IU Research Series  
  “The Profit Factor of Indiana Not For Profit Corporations” by James F. Kelley- IU Research Series  
  “Contempt of Court & Freedom of Speech” by Andrew Jacobs- IU Research Series  
  Indiana Law Journal, Indianapolis Div., 1954- IU Research Series  
  “Procedure Before Indiana Real Estate Commission” by Richard Givan- IU Research Series  
  The Urban Environment Collection, 1971 & 1972  
  IU Law- Indianapolis, Alumni Magazine 1989- 1996  
  Miscellaneous Publications, 1970s- 1990s  
  Constructive Notice (formerly Law School News) 1993- 1996  
  The Law Practitioner (Newsletter) 1980s  
  Info & Insights (Newsletter) 1990s  
  Event Programs, 1995, 1976  
  Dictum (Newsletter) 1973- 1991  
School of Law Files 6
  Dictum (Newsletter) 1982- 1986, 1992- 1996  
  Self-Study Report- Law School, 1974  
  A.B.A. (American Bar Association) Accreditation Process Appendix 1, 1974- 1976  
  A.B.A. Inspection Questionnaire Appendix 2, 1974  
  A.B.A. Accreditation Process Appendix 3, 1975- 1976  
  A.B.A. Appendix 4, Law School Annual Report 1974- 1975  
  Response of IU Law School to A.B.A., 1975  
  Response of IU Law School to A.B.B., 1976  
  IU Law School Budgets & Salaries, 1973- 1978  
  IU Law School Regulations, Bulletins, Procedures & Directives, 1970s  
School of Law Files 7
  A.B.A. Correspondence 1973-1976 Vol. 1 & 2  
  A.B.A.- Law School Library 1977  
  Evaluation of IU Law School, Law Library, 2/1979  
  IU School of Law- Annual Report to President 1976-1977  
  School of Law Bulletin 1962/63- 1994/96  
  School of Law Bulletin- Bloomington 1983/85-1986/88  
  School of Law Evening Div. Courses 1945- 1946  
  School of Law Directory 1948-1957  
  School of Law Directory 1956, 1988/89  
  Law School Publications 1968- 1970  
  BALSA (Black American Law Students Association) Community Forum 1978  
  School of Law Application for Financial Assistance (blank)  
  1980s School of Law Event Programs  
  School of Law Directory 1980, 1986/87, 1991/92  
  Miscellaneous School of Law Publications  
  Freshman Student Directory 1985/86  
  School of Law Annual Report 1994-1995 & Honor Roll of Contributors  
  Indiana Law Review Vol. 8 No. 1, 1974  
  Indiana Law Review Vol. 8 No. 2 (1974) & No. 3 (1975)  
School of Law Files 8
  Indiana Law Review Vol. 8 No. 4 &6, 1975  
  Indiana Law Review Vol. 19 No. 4, 1986  
  Indiana Law Review Vol. 21 No. 1, 1988  
  Proposal for Law Student Corrections Program  
  Law School- Miscellaneous Correspondence & Publications 1980s  
  Benchmarks (Bulletin of Indiana Judicial Center) 1975, 1980, 1985  
  RES GESTAE- Indiana State Bar Association, 9/1970, 4/1973  
  Law School News, Spring1993  
  Report on Recruitment & Enrollment of Minority Law Students 8/1989  
  School of Law Annual Report 1995-96 & Honor Roll of Contributors  
  School of Law- Dean’s Letters to Alumni & Friends, 1992, 1994/95  
  School of Law- Dean’s Reports & Annual Reports 1970s  
  School of Law Annual Report to President 1976- 1977  
  School of Law Annual Report 1979- 1991  
  Responses of Law School to A.B.A. 12/22/1975  
  A.B.A. Law School Inspection Questionnaire 11/6/1981  
  A.B.A. Section of Legal Education & Admissions to the Bar, Fall 1981 Questionnaire  
  Self-Study Report- Law School 1974  
  Self-Study Report- Law School 10/1981  
  The Center for Law & Health Accomplishments & Activities 1986- 1991  
  Responses to Accreditation Committee 7/19/1976  
School of Law Files 9
  A.B.A.- Law School Library (report) 1977  
  Self-Study Report, 10/1981  
  “The Code of Professional Responsibility” by Robert F. Lehman 9/1972  
  “Problems & Materials on Negotiable Instruments” by Douglass J. Whaley 1973  
  School of Law Awards Banquet Programs 1972, 1974  
  IU Law- Indianapolis Alumni Magazine 1989- 1994  
  [Law School Faculty Handbook 1974/75]  
  Accomplishments by Bernard Campbell Gavit as Dean of IU Law School by Elizabeth Nell Gavit, 4/11/1980  
  The Law Practitioner (Newsletter) 1970s- 1980s  
  Law Alumni News 1970/71- Winter  
  Law Alumni Association (Newsletter) 1972- 1973  
  Alumni Briefs (Newsletter)  
  School of Law Alumni Banquet Programs 1979, 1990-1994  
  School of Law Alumni Directory 1984, 1990  
  School of Law Alumni Programs 1987- 1989  
  Law School Alumni- “The American Legion” Publication 10/1979  
  IU Law School Fund  
  G. Kent Frandsen Memorial Scholarship Fund  
  The Barrister (News Publication) 1967, 1970  
  The Appeal (Newsletter) 9/1971  
  Dictum Newsletter, 1971-1975, 1980-1981, 1984, 1988-1991  
School of Law Files 10
  Dictum Newsletter 9/1991-4/1992  
  School of Law- Student Handbooks 1971-1973, 1982/83  
  First Annual Report of Indianapolis Bail Project 1970  
  School of Law Event Programs 1985, 1995  
  School of Law Commencement Programs 1972-1990  
  School of Law 1989-1990 Awards Presentation  
  School of Law 100 Year Celebration Invitations 1995  
  School of Law Dedication Materials  
  Memorial Service Programs for Townsend & Frandsen  
  The R. Bruce Townsend Professorship Lecture, 11/20/1996  
  Annual Fall Reception for Law Faculty Alumni & Guests, 9/15/1989  
  Jail & Prison Conditions Litigation Seminar, 9/27/1985  
  1998/99, 1990 Distinguished Visitor’s Programs  
  School of Law 1988-1989 Awards Presentation  
  State of the Judiciary, 2/16/1989  
  City of Indianapolis Proclamation: Indianapolis Law School Week- 9/1969  
  Early Law School Publications (Announcements) 1894-1896, 1905-1906  
  Bruce Townsend’s 40 Years of Indiana Law- Master Tape (U-Matic Video Tape)  
  Miscellaneous School of Law Publications  
  School of Law Annual Report 1996-97 & Honor Roll of Contributors  
  Report on the Law Library from James F. Bailey III, 12/1990  
  [Untitled Report on School of Law ca. 1980]  
  Report on School of Law, 11/18-21/1981  
  IUPUI Employee Handbooks 1970s & 1980s  
  IUPUI News Clippings 1973  
  IUPUI News Clippings 1968-1972  
  IUPUI News Releases 1964-1968  
  IUPUI News Clippings 1950s- 1970s  
  IUPUI News Releases 1960s  
  IUPUI News Clippings 1940s & 1950s  
  IU (School of Law) News 1940s  
  IM Community Services, INC. 1976  
  American Bar Association Report October, 1974  
  Profile of the IU School of Law 1975- 1976  
  (Various Indianapolis Photographs)  
  History of the Law School  
  Student Handbook 1989- 1990  
School of Law Files 11
  Development: Elisabeth M. Daily Memorial Fund 1992  
  Dean Lefstein’s Review 1993  
  State of the School Address 1995  
  Dictum: 1995- 1999 [publication]  
  Internet 1995  
  Dean Lefstien’s Review 1998  
  Law School Dedication- September 21, 2001  
  Faculty Meeting Minutes 1944- 1972  
School of Law Files 12
  Faculty Meeting Minutes 1972- 1977  
  Faculty Meeting Minutes 1970- 1979  
  Faculty Retreat November, 1979  
  Faculty Meeting Minutes 1980-1995  
  Roll of Graduates of the Indiana Law School, 08/22/1994 [includes computer disk]  
  School of Law- Inlow Hall Groundbreaking & Dedication Programs 4/28/1999, 9/21/2001  
  Professorship & Fellowship Appointments & New Faculty Members 1999  
  IU Law- Indianapolis Alumni Magazine 2000, 2001, 2004  
  School of Law Dean’s Report 1998/1999  
  School of Law- Miscellaneous Publications 1999-2004  
  School of Law Bulletins 2000- 2002  
  School of Law Viewbook (Bulletin) 2002-2004  
  School of Law Miscellaneous Publications, 1990s