Adolf Sprudzs

Adolf Sprudzs
1922-2003

Foreign Law Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Bibilography, Emeritus
University of Chicago Law School

 

Curriculum Vitae
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Tributes 

  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL),  Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010.
  • Memorials (Law Library Journal, Volume 95, Issue 3, Summer 2003, pp. 323-346).
  • "A Tribute to Adolf Sprudzs, 1922-2003," 95 Law Library Journal 323 (2003).
  • Judith Wright, "Adolf Sprudzs:  In Memoriam," 95 Law Library Journal 324 (2003).
  • Larry Wenger, "Adolf Sprudzs and the International Association of Law Libraries," 95 Law Library Journal 326 (2003).
  • Igor I. Kavass, "Adolf Sprudzs and the UST Index," 95 Law Library Journal 329 (2003).
  •  "Remembrances of Adolf Sprudzs," 95 Law Library Journal (2003):
    • Douglas Baird, 331.
    • Gerhard Casper, 331.
    • Margareta Horiba, 332.
    • Timothy Kearley, 333.
    • Lyonette Louis-Jacques, 334.
  • Lyonette Louis-Jacques, "Publications of Adolf Sprudzs, 1953-2002," 95 Law Library Journal 339(2003).
  • Lyonette Louis-Jacques, "In Memoriam:  Adolf Sprudzs," 31 International Journal of Legal Information xxxvi-xxxvii (2003).
  • Kaiva Jansone, "In Memoriam:  Adolf Sprudzs," 31 International Journal of Legal Information xxxvii-xxxviii (2003).
  • Order of the Three Stars, 5th Class, Latvian Special Presidential Council of the Three Star Order, 2002 (for scholarly accomplishments).
  • Honorary doctorate, Latvian Academy of Sciences, 2001.
  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2000.
  • "IJLI Honors Adolf Sprudzs," Law School Record, "Law School News," Spring 1983, at 29.
  • "Editorial Note:  Dedication to Adolf Sprudzs," 10 International Journal of Legal Information 279 (1982).
  • Gerhard Casper, "In Honor of Adolf Sprudzs," 10 International Journal of Legal Information 280 (1982).
  • Armins Rusis, "Adolf Sprudzs," 10 International Journal of Legal Information 282 (1982).
  • Arno Liivak, "Writings of Adolf Sprudzs," 10 International Journal of Legal Information 284 (1982).
 

A native of Latvia, Adolf Sprudzs was educated in Latvia and Germany, where he studied law, and in Belgium, where he obtained licentiate degrees from the University of Louvain in business administration and in international relations. He received his M.A.L.S. degree from Rosary College in Illinois in 1961. Since 1955, Mr. Sprudzs has served with the law libraries at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois and as supervisor of the Defense Information Office in Chicago. He joined the University of Chicago Law School in 1965 and was foreign law librarian and lecturer in legal bibliography from 1967 to 1992.

Mr. Sprudzs was active in law library associations on local, national, and international levels, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) since 1974. In 1980, he was elected secretary of the IALL for the period 1980-83. From 1980 through 1984 Mr. Sprudzs performed the duties of associate editor of the International Journal of Law Libraries, now the International Journal of Legal Information. In June 1986, Mr. Sprudzs was elected president of the International Association of Law Libraries for the periods 1986-1989 and 1989-1992.

Among his numerous publications are Res Baltica, Treaty Sources in Legal and Political Research, and The Baltic Path to Independence (ed.).

Born: 1922. Education: Licencie en sci. commerc. et financihres, 1951 Licencie en sc. pol. et Sociales, Sect. Relations Int'l., 1954, University of Louvain; M.A.L.S., 1961, Rosary College.

 

 

 

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