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Guide to the University of Chicago Law School Jury Project Records 1953-1959

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

University of Chicago. Law School. Jury Project. Records

Dates:

1953-1959

Size:

5 linear feet (10 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Jury Project of the University of Chicago Law School was begun in the early fifties as part of an effort by the Law School to integrate the techniques of the social sciences into legal research. The Records contain case summaries, juror interviews, completed questionnaires, trial transcripts, reports, working papers, student papers, and audiotapes.

Information on Use

Access

Access to audio materials in Series V is restricted due to poor condition or lack of listening equipment.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. Law School. Jury Project. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Jury Project of the University of Chicago Law School was begun in the early fifties as part of an effort by the Law School to integrate the techniques of the social sciences into legal research. The project was funded primarily by the Ford Foundation.

Scope Note

The Jury Project Records contain case summaries, juror interviews, completed questionnaires, trial transcripts, reports, working papers, student papers, and audiotapes. Using mock trials, the project was part of an effort by the Law School to integrate social science research methodology into legal research.

The Jury Project Records consist of five series: Series I: Case Summaries, Jury Interviews, and Trial Reports; Series II: Papers produced in conjunction with the Jury Project; Series III: Working papers of the Jury Project; Series IV: Student papers; Series V: Audiotapes.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Case Summaries, Jury Interviews, and Trial Reports

Box 1   Folder 1

Comiter vs. DePree, 1953.

Box 1   Folder 2

Conway vs. International Drug Company and Precision Appliances Corporation, 1955, 1956.

Box 1   Folder 3

D'Angelo vs. Skews Freight Lines, Inc., 1953, 1954.

Box 2   Folder 1

D'Angelo vs. Skews Freight Lines, Inc. (cont'd.)

Box 2   Folder 2

Farley vs. DeTavener, 1954.

Box 2   Folder 3

Obrensky vs. Harris, n.d.

Box 3   Folder 1

Kline (Klein) vs. New York Central Railroad, 1954 (?).

Box 3   Folder 2

The People vs. Martin Graham, 1955.

Box 3   Folder 3

Perisipka vs. E.J. & E.R. Co., 1953.

Box 4   Folder 1

Reed vs. OMI Freight Lines, Inc. and Minas A. Bleakney, 1954.

Box 5   Folder 1

Raisbeck vs. Seykowski, n.d.

Box 5   Folder 2

U.S. vs. Bradford, 1954.

Box 5   Folder 3

U.S. vs. Hollins, 1954.

Box 5   Folder 4

U.S. vs. Norman, 1954.

Box 6   Folder 1

U.S. vs. Johnson, 1954.

Box 6   Folder 2

U.S. vs. Stark, 1954.

Box 6   Folder 3

Zirklebaugh (Zirklebach) vs. Decatur, n.d.

Box 7   Folder 1

U.S. vs. Orthman, 1954.

Series II: Papers produced in conjunction with the Jury Project

Box 8   Folder 1

Broeder, D. Draft manuscript of summary and commentary on the

Box 8   Folder 2

Zirklebaugh case. Incomplete; Chapt. 1, 4--10, August, 1955.

Box 8   Folder 3

Broeder, D. "A Series of Cross-Case Essays," November, 1957.

Box 8   Folder 4

Barton, A. "Jury Selection in Peoria County," 1954 (?).

Box 8   Folder 5

Barton, A. and S. Mendlovitz. "The Court and the Community," Sept. 1956.

Box 8   Folder 6

Strodtbeck, F.L. and Richard D. Mann. "Sex Role Differentiation in Jury Deliberation," Sept., 1955.

Series III: Working papers of the Jury Project

Box 9   Folder 1

A Compilation of Legal Requirements of Jury Selection in the U.S., n.d.

Box 9   Folder 2

Circulating notebooks (Zeisel, Strodtbeck, Stender, Mendlovitz, Barton).

Box 9   Folder 3

Memos on various cases, n.d.

Box 9   Folder 4

Looseleaf notebook of memos (Strodtbeck). Includes some Arbitration memos, March-April, 1953.

Box 9   Folder 5

Codebook containing code for the punching of IBM cards, September, 1966.

Box 9   Folder 6

Blank questionnaires; "Criminal Juror Interview," n.d.

Box 10   Folder 1

Jury Classification System (including Bibliography), n.d.

Box 10   Folder 2

Fisher, F. "The Mathematical Analysis of Supreme Court Decisions," (reprints), June, 1958.

Box 10   Folder 3

Selected Legal Studies

  • a. Feldman, D. "The Selection of Jurors."
  • b. Hamilton, R. "Right to a Jury in Federal Courts."
  • c. Polikoff, A. "The Cross-section Requirement."
  • d. Broeder, D. "Influences Responsible for Jury Trial Provisions of the Federal Constitution."
  • e. Beall, I. "Improper Argument in an Illinois Jury Trial."
  • f. Poole, P. "The Jury in Nineteenth-Century America."

Series IV: Student papers

Box 10   Folder 4

Swanson, D. "The Jury's Comprehension of the Charge."

Box 10   Folder 5

Tucker, D. "The Role of the Jury in the Sheppard Trial."

Box 10   Folder 6

Greenwald, R.E. and N.P. Brountas. "The Blue-Ribbon Jury."

Box 10   Folder 7

Miscellaneous undated papers.

Box 10   Folder 8

Karlen, D. "Making Decisions," n.d.

Box 10   Folder 9

Redmount, R. "A Psychological Test for Selection Jurors," n.d.

Series V: Audiotapes (208 reels)

Box 11-25

Conway vs. International Drug Company & Precision Appliances Corporation. 9--22--55 to 4--2--57; 48 reels.

Box 11-25

The People vs. Martin Graham ("You are the Jury"). 5--6--55 to 11--14--56; 55 reels.

Box 11-25

Keeley vs. Haynes (Also, Haynes vs. Keeley). 9--?--56 to 3--12--58; 99 reels.

Box 11-25

"Deliberation (B), Mpls," May, 1959.

Box 11-25

"Lunt error---Jury given E. Question but A Instructions," n.d.

Box 11-25

"Firey Discussion," n.d.

Box 11-25

"Conference of International Legal Science," September, 1957.