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The Hurst Collection

Series IX: Personnel & Administrative Records

Material in this series details the service records of Hurst.  The series is organized topically containing information about Hurst’s Vilas Professorship at the University of Wisconsin, the Rockefeller Foundation’s support for research in American legal history, Hurst’s work with the Ford Foundation, and his personnel records as a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin. 

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Summary: Correspondence between Hurst and Robert Rennebohm of the William F. Vilas Trust Estate regarding a complete listing of the activities Hurst undertook as a Vilas Professor.

Date: March 17 and 24, and May 18 and 19, 1981

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Summary: Correspondence to Hurst from Robert B. Rennebohm of the William F. Vilas Trust Estate regarding a review of Law and Social Order in the United States.

Date: April 12, 1979

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Summary: Correspondence from Hurst to Robert Rennebohm of the William F. Vilas Trust Estate regarding a book review on the increasing importance of research.

Date: April 12, 1979

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Summary: Correspondence between Hurst and William F. Vilas Trust Estate regarding Hurst's nomination for the Triennial Award for Law and Social Order in the United States, and a monograph entitled "Functions of Courts in the United States, 1950-1980."

Date: February 1 and 5, 1980

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Summary: Correspondence from Hurst to William F. Vilas Trust Estate regarding the Phillips Award from the American Philosophical Society, and Law and Social Order in the United States.

Date: February 29, 1980

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Summary: Correspondence between Hurst and William F. Vilas Trust Estate regarding a complete listing of the work Hurst had completed and was in the process of concluding as of May of 1962.

Date: March 15 and 28, 1972

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Summary: Correspondence between Hurst and Chancellor Irving Shain regarding annual allotments for the Vilas Trust for 1980-1981.

Date: January 16 and 25, 1980

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Summary: Correspondence from the trustees of the William F. Vilas Trust Estate outlining the allotments for scholarships, fellowships, and professorships for 1979-1980.

Date: May 17, 1979

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Summary: Correspondence between Hurst and Chancellor Irving Shain regarding the Vilas allotment for secretarial assistance.

Date: January 25 and 26, 1979

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Summary: A listing of a portion of the allotments made by the Board of Regents for the Vilas Trust Estate.

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Summary: Correspondence between Hurst and John C. Weaver regarding the Vilas allotment for secretarial assistance for 1977 and 1978.

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Summary: A series of correspondence between Hurst and John C. Weaver regarding the supplemental allowances for secretarial assistance for 1973, 1974, 1975, and 1977.

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Summary: Text outlining problems pertaining to tenure and appointment for Vilas Professors including qualifications for appointment and interpretations of the position.

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Summary: A listing of the lectures, courses, and seminars scheduled for broadcast on WHA Radio.

Date: May 3, 1979

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Summary: Correspondence from Hurst to the Trustees under the William F. Vilas Estate regarding work done and in progress as of March 1972.

Date: March 21, 1977

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Summary: Correspondence to Hurst from Robert Rennebohm of the William F. Vilas Trust Estate regarding "Law and Social Order in the United States."

Date: April 12, 1977

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Summary: Correspondence to Hurst from William F. Vilas Trust Estate regarding Hurst's completion of 14 years as a Vilas Professor of Law.

Date: November 23, 1976

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Summary: Correspondence from the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents to the Trustees of the William F. Vilas Trust Estate regarding the allocation of funds for Vilas scholarships, fellowships, and professorships for 1976-1977.

Date: May 10, 1976

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Summary: Correspondence to Hurst from the William F. Vilas Trust Estate regarding the contribution of an article covering the importance of legal history to the Vilas Collection.

Date: May 5 and June 30, 1976

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Summary: Correspondence from Hurst to Chancellor Edwin Young regarding recommendations for an additional Vilas chair and an allocation increase.

Date: April 29, 1976

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Summary: Correspondence to the Vilas Research Professors from President John C. Weaver regarding supplementary allowance allocations for 1974-1975.

Date: January 16, 1974

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Summary: Correspondence from Hurst to Dean George Bunn regarding Hurst's talks, publications, and public service activities from 1973-1974.

Date: December 20, 1973

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Summary: A series of correspondences regarding the nomination of Steven Chaffe for a Vilas Research Professorship.

Date: September-October, 1974

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Summary: A series of correspondence regarding the nomination of Professor Walter Rudin for a Vilas Professorship.

Date: October-November, 1974

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Summary: Willard Hurst Diary - a month long daily record of the duration and content of Hurst's academic activities.

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Summary: Correspondence to the William F. Vilas Trust Estate regarding purchases made by Vilas Professors and ownership of property.

Date: July 18, 1974

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Summary: Correspondence between Hurst, President John C. Weaver, and the William F. Vilas Trust Estate regarding the ownership of research tools used by Vilas Professors.

Date: June 13, 21, and 27, and July 2, 19, and 25, 1974

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Summary: Vilas Trust Estate Accounting Control Ledger Statement.

Date: July 1972-June 1984

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Summary: Correspondence to the Trustees of the William F. Vilas Trust Estate from the Board of Regents regarding the allocation of funds for the Vilas scholarships, fellowships, and professorships from 1974-1975.

Date: May 13, 1974

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Summary: Correspondence between Hurst and William F. Vilas Trust Estate regarding Hurst's paper, "Thoreau, Conscience, and Law," which was intended to relate to the campus disturbances at the University of Wisconsin from 1967-1971.

Date: March 5 and 18, 1974

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Summary: Correspondence between Hurst and William F. Vilas Trust Estate regarding "A Legal History of Money in the United States, 1774-1970," "Watergate," and an honorary award from the American Bar Foundation.

Date: February 6, 1974

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Summary: A series of correspondences the members of the Vilas Committee regarding a vacant chair position.

Date: June-July, 1972

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Summary: Correspondence from the Board of Regents to the Trustees of the William F. Vilas Estate regarding the allocation of funds for Vilas scholarships, fellowships, and professorships from 1973-1974.

Date: May 14, 1973

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Summary: A series of correspondences regarding the publication of a documentary history of the first federal elections.

Date: May and October-December, 1973

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Summary: Correspondence to the Vilas Professors addressing the restrictive nature of public budgets, and requesting an evaluation of the importance of time allocated for scholarly work.

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Summary: Correspondence to the Trustees of the William F. Vilas Trust Estate from Hurst regarding work done and in progress as of May 1962.

Date: March 15, 1972

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Summary: Correspondence from Hurst to President John C. Weaver regarding candidates for the Vilas Professorship.

Date: July 3, 1972

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Summary: Correspondence to the Trustees of the William F. Vilas Trust Estate from the Board of Regents regarding fund allocation for Vilas scholarships, fellowships, and professorships fro 1972-1973.

Date: May 8, 1972

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Summary: Correspondence to President John C. Weaver from R.H. Marshall of the William F. Vilas Trust Estate regarding a recommendation for Vilas Professorships in regards to necessary qualifications, and the terms surrounding an organized search committee.

Date: March 29, and April 25, 1972

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Summary: Vilas Will Advisory Committee

Date: March 21, 1972

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Summary: Correspondence to the Trustees of the William F. Vilas Estate from Hurst regarding work done and in progress since May 1962.

Date: March 15, 1972

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Summary: A series of correspondences regarding the concentration of Vilas Trust income and the adopted resolution from the Vilas Trustees.

Date: December, 1971 and January-March, 1972

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Summary: Memorandum from Hurst to Catherine Cleary and Donald R. Stroud regarding reflections on possible concentrations of the Vilas Trust Income (draft report).

Date: January 25 and February 10 and 15, 1972

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Summary: Correspondence to the Trustees of the William F. Vilas Trust Estate from Hurst regarding work done and in progress since May of 1962.

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Summary: A listing of Vilas Professors and their respective academic departments as of February 1972.

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Summary: Text outlining the qualifications and understandings with tenured Vilas Professors.

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Summary: Correspondence from D.E. Percy of the University of Wisconsin to Hurst regarding a Vilas Will Committee nomination for 1971-1972.

Date: September 22, 1971

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