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Personal papers of James W. Green

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: PP 151


James Green was Dean of the School of Law at the University of Kansas from 1891-1919. This collection consists of a 1905 sketch by Sam T. Dickenson entitled "Swede Mary."


  • Creation: 1878 - 1919


Conditions Governing Access

These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of James W. Green (1842-1919)

James Wood Green received his A.B. in 1866 and his A.M. in 1886, both from Williams College in Massachusetts. He moved to Olathe, Kansas in 1870 to join a local judge's law office. In 1877 he moved to Lawrence, KS and the following year was elected county attorney.

Green joined the faculty of the University of Kansas as the Professor in Charge of the Law Department in 1878. In 1891 he became a Professor of Law and the Dean of the Law School. He died in 1919 after 40 years in charge of the law school at KU.

The first Law School building on KU's campus was named Green Hall in Green's honor in 1905. When the Law School moved to a new location in 1979, the new building retained his name and the old Law School building was renamed Lippincott Hall after KU's fourth chancellor, Joshua Lippincott.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 151

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the James W. Green Collection
Personal papers of James W. Green
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Personal papers of James W. Green, University Archives, PP 151, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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