Francis A. Allen papers 1940-2006


Francis A. Allen papers, 1940-2006

Francis A. Allen papers 1940-2006

Francis Allen was a professor at the University of Michigan Law School, from 1962 to1986, and dean of the Law School, 1966-1971. He also taught at Northwestern University, Harvard, the University of Chicago, and the University of Florida. He was chairman of the Attorney General's Commission on Poverty and the Administration of Federal Criminal Justice (1963), and took part in the psychosurgery court case Kaimowitz vs. Department of Mental Health for the State of Michigan, 1972-1979. Papers include a biography and bibliography, correspondence, published and unpublished works, court proceedings of the psychosurgery trial, speeches, other court documents, as well as sample examinations from his various law school courses.

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University of Michigan. Law school (corporateBody)

Please consult the history found in the finding aid for the Law School (University of Michigan) Records . From the guide to the [Law School (University of Michigan) publications], 1859-2011, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan) Interviews of retired Law School faculty conducted by Enid Galler. From the description of Law School (University of Michigan) oral history interviews, 1988-2002. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778476 ...

University of Michigan. (corporateBody)

Outside of museum holdings, no comprehensive survey and inventory of campus artwork had been attempted since 1937. With support from the Michigan Commission on Art in Public Places, 1,076 items were inventoried during 1988-1990. Additional inventory work was undertaken in 1997-1998 for risk management purposed, but generated little new information. From the description of Inventory of University of Michigan-owned art, 1988-1990, 1997-1998. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id...

Allen, Francis A. (person)

Francis Alfred Allen was born in Kansas City, Kansas, in 1919. After attending Cornell College in Iowa, he served in the United States Army Air Corps as a weatherman during World War II. After the war, he continued on to Northwestern University to finish his law degree in 1946. He married June Walsh in 1947, and had two children, Neil and Susan. Allen started his teaching career at Northwestern University in 1948. He subsequently went on to teach at Harvard (1953-1956) t...