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Wayne State University Law School Dean’s Office, Charles Joiner Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR000218
The Law School – Dean’s Office, Charles Joiner Records include general correspondence and student and alumni lists from the WSU Law School during the mid-1960s. The majority of the records detail the planning, correspondence, and events of the dedication of the new law school building at WSU, which took place on October 21 and 22, 1966 during Arthur Neef’s term as Dean of the WSU Law School.

Series Description: Series 1: General Files, 1962-1968 Series 2: Law School Dedication, 1966

Dates

  • 1962 - 1968
  • Majority of material found in 1966 - 1966

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

Charles Joiner was appointed Dean Designate of the Wayne State University Law School beginning on December 1, 1967, dividing his time between this position at WSU and his position as Associate Dean at the University of Michigan Law School. He assumed his duties full-time as the Dean of the WSU Law School on June 1, 1968, formally relieving the former Dean, Arthur Neef, of his duties. This collection includes general correspondence and student and alumni lists from the WSU Law School during the mid-1960s. The majority of the records detail the planning, correspondence, and events of the dedication of the new law school building at WSU, which took place on October 21 and 22, 1966 during Arthur Neef’s term as Dean of the WSU Law School.

History

Charles Joiner was appointed Dean Designate of the Wayne State University Law School beginning on December 1, 1967, dividing his time between this position at WSU and his position as Associate Dean at the University of Michigan Law School. He assumed his duties full-time as the Dean of the WSU Law School on June 1, 1968, formally relieving the former Dean, Arthur Neef, of his duties.

Arthur Neef was a practicing attorney until he joined the Detroit City Law School in 1927 as an administrative secretary and instructor before the school became part of WSU. He was named Assistant Dean of the WSU Law School in 1935, Dean in 1937, and Provost in 1945. The title of Vice President was added in 1953. Neef retired as Dean in 1967 but continued as a Professor of Law at Wayne State University.

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Box 1), Series 2 (Box 2). Folders are listed by their location within each box.

Acquisition

Donated to the Reuther Library in 1971.

Related Materials

Wayne State University Law School Center for the Administration of Justice Records, Wayne State University Law School Newsletters, Wayne State University Law School Student Directories, Maurice Kelman Papers, Boaz Siegel Papers

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Julia Teran on January 21, 2014.
Title
Guide to the Wayne State University Law School Dean’s Office, Charles Joiner Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Julia Teran.
Date
2014-01-21
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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