Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida College of Law Office of the Dean
Scope and Content
Series 41 contains the administrative records of the deans of the College of Law at the University of Florida.
Subseries 41a contains files of Dean Harry R. Trusler, 1915-1947, and Clifford W. Crandall, Acting Dean for 1948. Records of the first two deans, Albert J. Farrah, 1909-1912, and Thomas W. Hughes, 1912-1915, are not extant. The subseries is divided into annual files for 1915-1922 and subject files that cover the years 1921-1948. Records for 1915-1917 are scant and the level of documentation for subsequent years is inconsistent.
Subseries 41b contains the subject files of deans Henry Fenn and Frank E. Maloney. In addition to administrative correspondence, the subseries documents the college's relationship with various professional organizations such as the American Bar Association, Order of the Coif, Association of American Law Schools, and the Florida Bar Association. Topics discussed in the files include the College's building program, fundraising, legal ethics and education, and a controversy surrounding the dismissal of a faculty member for refusing to sign a loyalty oath. Of singular importance are the files regarding the admission of the first African-American student to the University of Florida, as a law student, in 1957.
- University of Florida. College of Law. (Organization)
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16.4 Linear feet (40 boxes)
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Administrative records of the deans of the College of Law at the University of Florida.
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- A Guide to the Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida College of Law Office of the Dean
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- January 2012
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