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Guide to the Lowell Turrentine Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms
  • General correspondence index (not inclusive)
  • Outgoing Letters of Note
  • Other topics of note:

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0057
    Creator: Turrentine, Lowell.
    Title: Lowell Turrentine papers
    Dates: 1913-1956
    Physical Description: 4 Linear feet
    Summary: Collection pertains largely to his professional life at Stanford University and contains correspondence, both business and personal; his master's thesis; materials for lectures; degrees, awards, and certificates; and a Turrentine genealogy. General correspondence concerns financial investments, legal issues (including estate issues), law curriculum, publication of his articles and books, placement of law students, and personal affairs such as his health, offers of other teaching posts, and Princeton and Harvard reunions. There is a substantial amount of correspondence and memoranda from his work as a Compliance Commissioner for the War Production Board, 1942-44. Other topics include the Stanford Law Veterans Memorial Scholarship, the death of Allene Lamson, Laisne v. State Board of Optometry, and the effect of World War II on the Law School. Correspondents include Warren Christopher, Felix Frankfurter, Charles A. Beardsley, John S. Bradway, Elliott E. Cheatham, Juan Enrique Geigel, Erwin N. Griswold, Moffatt Hancock, Marion R. Kirkwood, Ray B. Lyon, Philbrick McCoy, D. O. McGovney, Roscoe Pound, Owen J. Roberts, Malcolm P. Sharp, Fred Ames Weller, and Richard Wicks.
    Language(s): In English.
    Repository: Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Gift of Lowell Turrentine, 1969.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Lowell Turrentine Papers (SC0057). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Lowell Turrentine earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton in 1917 and his law degrees at Harvard in 1922 and 1929. He practiced law in Cleveland and New York City and was involved in the prosecution of the Elk Hills and Teapot Dome scandal, before joining the faculty of the Stanford Law School in the fall of 1929. During World War II he served as compliance commissioner for the War Production Board. He was acting dean of the law school in 1945-46; in 1958 he became the first holder of the Marion Rice Kirkwood Professorship in Law. He retired in 1961 and died in 1992.

    Description of the Collection

    Collection pertains largely to his professional life at Stanford University and contains correspondence, both business and personal; his master's thesis; materials for lectures; degrees, awards, and certificates; and a Turrentine genealogy. General correspondence concerns financial investments, legal issues (including estate issues), law curriculum, publication of his articles and books, placement of law students, and personal affairs such as his health, offers of other teaching posts, and Princeton and Harvard reunions. There is a substantial amount of correspondence and memoranda from his work as a Compliance Commissioner for the War Production Board, 1942-44. Other topics include the Stanford Law Veterans Memorial Scholarship, the death of Allene Lamson, Laisne v. State Board of Optometry, and the effect of World War II on the Law School. Correspondents include Warren Christopher, Felix Frankfurter, Charles A. Beardsley, John S. Bradway, Elliott E. Cheatham, Juan Enrique Geigel, Erwin N. Griswold, Moffatt Hancock, Marion R. Kirkwood, Ray B. Lyon, Philbrick McCoy, D. O. McGovney, Roscoe Pound, Owen J. Roberts, Malcolm P. Sharp, Fred Ames Weller, and Richard Wicks.

    Access Terms

    Beardsley, Charles Alexander, 1882-1963.
    Bradway, John S. (John Saeger), 1890-1985
    Cheatham, Elliott Evans, 1888-1972.
    Christopher, Warren.
    Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965.
    Geigel, Juan Enrique.
    Griswold, Erwin N. (Erwin Nathaniel), 1904-
    Hancock, Moffatt.
    Kirkwood, Marion Rice, 1887-1978.
    Kreps, Theodore John, 1897-
    Lamson, Allene.
    McCoy, Philbrick, 1897-
    McGovney, Dudley O. (Dudley Odell), 1877-1947.
    Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964.
    Roberts, Owen J. (Owen Josephus), 1875-1955.
    Sharp, Malcolm Pitman, 1897-
    Stanford University. School of Law--Faculty.
    Turrentine, Julian.
    Turrentine, Lawrence N.
    Turrentine, Lowell.
    United States. War Production Board.
    Weller, Fred Ames.
    Wicks, Richard.
    Law --Study and teaching.
    Universities and colleges --Faculty.
    World War, 1939-1945 --Economic aspects --United States.
    World War, 1939-1945--California--Stanford.

    General correspondence index (not inclusive)

    Name Box(es) Folder(s) Date(s)
    Beardsley, Charles A. 1 4-6 1931-33
    Bradway, John S. 1 6-8 1933-35
    Bradway, John S. 5 3 1953 Dec.
    Carmen, W. B., Jr. 2 4 1942 Apr.
    Christopher, Warren [to George Grimes] 4 2 1949
    Cranston, John M. 4 4-5 1950 May, Nov.
    Cranston, John M. 4 8 1952 Feb.
    Crothers, George E.     1952-53 (4/8 – 5/3)
    Curran, J. E. [re son James B. Curran] 3 5 1945 Feb.,
    Curran, J. E. [re son James B. Curran] 4 1 1948 Feb.
    Curran, James B. (former student in Armed Services) 2 5-6 1942 Sept., Dec.
    Chandler, George G. 1 2 1929
    Cheatham, Elliott E. 4 3 1950 Jan.;
    Cheatham, Elliott E. 5 6-7 1955
    Doty, William S. 1 12 1939
    Ervin, John W. 4 3 1950 Jan.
    Fletcher, Robert L. 5 6-8 1955-56
    Frankfurter, Felix 2 3 1942 Jan.
    Frankfurter, Felix 2 7 1943 Jan.
    Geigel, Juan Enrique 8-9 1935-1936,  
    Geigel, Juan Enrique 2 5 1942 (Sept.)
    Genser, Joseph (former student in Armed Services) 2 6 1942 Dec.,
    Genser, Joseph (former student in Armed Services) 2 8 1943 Apr.
    Griswold, Erwin N. 1 41038 1932-36
    Griswold, Erwin N. 1 12 1939
    Griswold, Erwin N. 2 7 1943 (Feb.)
    Griswold, Erwin N. 4 8 1952 Feb.
    Griswold, Erwin N. 5 1 1953 Mar.
    Griswold, Erwin N. 5 5 1954 Dec.
    Hahn, Herbert L. 5 1-7 1953-55
    Hancock, Moffatt 5 1 1953 Mar.
    Kirkwood, Marion R. 1 4 1931
    Kreps, Theodore J. 2 1 1940
    Lyon, Ray B. 3 1-2 1942 Jan., June
    Lyon, Ray B. 4 8 1952 Apr.
    Lyon, Ray B. 5 4 1954 Feb
    Lyon, Ray B. 5 41067 1955 June, Dec.
    Lyon, Ray B. 5 8 1956 June
    McCoy, Philbrick (with tss "The Law Student and Professional Standards") 5 1 1953 Jan.
    McCoy, Philbrick 6 2  
    McGovney, D. O. 2 2 1941
    McGovney, D. O. 2 3-4, 6 1942 (Mar., May, June, Oct.)
    Pound, Roscoe 4 2 1949
    Roberts, Owen J. 1 4-5, 9, 12  
    Roberts, Owen J.     1942 Feb.
    Root, Clark, Buckner & Ballantine (law firm) 1 4-9 1931-36
    Alyea, Ethan 1 8-9 1935-36
    Alyea, Ethan 4 4-5 1950 (May, Nov)
    Alyea, Ethan 4 8 1952 (Feb., May)
    Alyea, Ethan 5 1-8 1953-Jan. 56
    Laporte, Lloyd 1 12 1939
    Root, Elihu, Jr. 2 1 1940
    Sharp, Malcolm P. 2 6 1942 Oct.
    Sharp, Malcolm P. 5 7-8 1955 Dec.; 1956 Jan.
    Turrentine, Julian 1 2-3 1929-30
    Turrentine, Lawrence N. 1 9 1936
    War Production Board 2 & 3   1942-1945
    Weller, Fred Ames [also of Root firm] 1 4-9 1931-36
    Wicks, Richard 5 4-7 1954-55

    Outgoing Letters of Note

    Name Box(es) Folder(s) Date(s)
    Christian Science, refuting its approach to medicine 1 4 1931
    Father's 70th birthday (Rev. Francis M. Turrentine) 1 4 1931
    Death of Allene Lamson [evidence refutes accident] 1 7 1934
    World War II, effect on Law School 2 3-6 1942
    Evacuation of Japanese & Japanese Americans 2 3-6 1942
    SU's Civilian Defense Plan 2 4 1942 May
    To Mrs. Morie Takasuka and her son Kazuo Takasuka (while in relocation camps) 2 6-7 1942 Oct. – 1943 Mar.
    Report on his work as Compliance Commissioner 3 5 1945 May

    Other topics of note:

    Topic Date(s)
    Report on his work as Compliance Commissioner 1945 May
    Laisne v. State Board of Optometry 1942
    Stanford Law Veterans Memorial Scholarship 1945
    AAUP matters (national and at SU) 1953 May