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Lawyers And Their Books: The Augusta County Law Library Association, 1853-1883, Gregory Harkcom Stoner May 2012

Lawyers And Their Books: The Augusta County Law Library Association, 1853-1883, Gregory Harkcom Stoner

Masters Theses

During the eighteenth and nineteenth century, law books of various types contained the vital information needed by Virginia’s practicing attorneys and judges. Access to these resources, however, was generally limited to personal collections and a handful of libraries. Despite numerous calls for the creation of libraries by theVirginiagovernment, state legislators took little action of note.

This study explores the history and origins of law libraries in Virginia by focusing on the formation and evolution of the Augusta County Law Library Association, one of the first libraries organized in Virginia under state legislation enacted in 1853 that authorized the creation ...


Book 30 Jan 1944 - Nov 1945 Jan 1945

Book 30 Jan 1944 - Nov 1945

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: Books sent to war prisoners; concerned about returned members of Armed Forces “pouring” into schools and colleges; End of World War II.


Book 29 July 1942 - Dec 1943 Jan 1943

Book 29 July 1942 - Dec 1943

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: Alumni joining army; Female law students; War Effort Blackouts force library to close early at times; reports of alumni missing/killed in Europe; War Labor Conference.


Book 28 July 1, 1941 - June 24, 1942 Jan 1942

Book 28 July 1, 1941 - June 24, 1942

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; United States enters World War II; Dean goes to Chattanooga for a war conference; blackouts for war effort.


July 1941 - June 1942 (Missing) Jan 1942

July 1941 - June 1942 (Missing)

College of Law Library History

No abstract provided.


Book 27 July 1940-June 1941 Jan 1941

Book 27 July 1940-June 1941

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: A woman in the class of first year students using law library; Discussion of orientation classes in law school- law faculty wanting no orientation since professional school.


Book 26 July 1, 1939 - June 30, 1940 Jan 1940

Book 26 July 1, 1939 - June 30, 1940

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: Harsh winter; considering facilitating the use of personally owned typewriters; Seniors drafted up a letter to the President protesting his lack of neutrality in public utterances; Chain letter circulated by 1st year student about keeping US out of war.


Book 25 July 1, 1938 - June 30, 1939 Jan 1939

Book 25 July 1, 1938 - June 30, 1939

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: Mention of new Supreme Court building in Washington; funeral of Dean Massey; law library closed in afternoons during football games.


Book 24 July 1937 - June 1938 Jan 1938

Book 24 July 1937 - June 1938

College of Law Library History

Francis Apperson has joined library staff as Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: Discussion how UT one of first law libraries to permit circulation; Constitution’s 150th Anniversary.


Book 23 July 29, 1936 - June 30, 1937 Jan 1937

Book 23 July 29, 1936 - June 30, 1937

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: Law school closed while President comes through Knoxville; dedication of Ferris Hall; petition to increase open hours of library; Increasing library staff hours and schedule to 40 hours a week with vacation and student assistants.


July 1, 1933 - June 28, 1936 (Missing) Jan 1936

July 1, 1933 - June 28, 1936 (Missing)

College of Law Library History

No abstract provided.


May 1, 1933 - June 30, 1933 Jan 1933

May 1, 1933 - June 30, 1933

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: UT observes daylight savings hours; Controversy about daylight savings.


July 1, 1932 - May 10, 1933 (Missing) Jan 1933

July 1, 1932 - May 10, 1933 (Missing)

College of Law Library History

No abstract provided.


July 1, 1930 - May 18, 1931 (Missing) Jan 1931

July 1, 1930 - May 18, 1931 (Missing)

College of Law Library History

No abstract provided.


Oct. 1, 1931 - June 30, 1932 Jan 1931

Oct. 1, 1931 - June 30, 1932

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: One professor mentions that all of the “poor students” have been “eliminated” from his class due to cost of school; girl law students begin to regularly use the law library; Justice Holmes retires; State Bar Exam held in Knoxville.


May 19, 1931 - Sept 30, 1931 Jan 1931

May 19, 1931 - Sept 30, 1931

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. These librarians spent their days assisting patrons, binding books, record keeping, obtaining new material for the library and writing. Records indicate attendance, what students were studying and events in the community.


Book 14 July 1929 - June 1930 Jan 1930

Book 14 July 1929 - June 1930

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: Judge Swiggart of State Supreme Court used library Oct. 12, 1929; Night school begins.


Book 13 Sept 1928 - June 1929 Jan 1929

Book 13 Sept 1928 - June 1929

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: Library use greatly increasing; details decisions made to improve and expand the library, working with the Knoxville Bar Association.


Book 12 Sept 1927 - Aug 1928 Jan 1928

Book 12 Sept 1927 - Aug 1928

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: Bar Library Members and Lawyers using; students required to register their hours spent in the library; October 5, 1927 exercises at Jefferson Hall in honor of Governor Peay; Judge McKinney of Court of Appeals used Library Oct 6, 1927; Judge Grafton Green Chief Justice of Tennessee Supreme Court used library on Oct 16, 1927; Judge Portrum of Civil Court of Appeals used library Juan 17, 1928.


Book 11 Mar - Sept 1927 Jan 1927

Book 11 Mar - Sept 1927

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: 1927 Rules of Knoxville Bar Library Association.


Book 10 Sept 1926 - Mar 1927 Jan 1927

Book 10 Sept 1926 - Mar 1927

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: School closed for East Tennessee Teacher’s Association meeting; law library moves to Tennessee Hall; Knoxville Bar Library books all moved to University of Tennessee Law Library.


Book 9 Feb - June 1926 Jan 1926

Book 9 Feb - June 1926

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: Reported case of German Measles; Judge Jones visited trying to win votes; debate on Prohibition; talk about moving law library to Tennessee Hall.


Book 8 Sept 1925 - Jan 1926 Jan 1926

Book 8 Sept 1925 - Jan 1926

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: School closed for the Tennessee Valley Fair; low library attendance due to the World Series; class canceled for Tennessee v. Vanderbilt football game; State Board of Education meeting in Ayres Hall.


Book 7 Feb - May 1925 Jan 1925

Book 7 Feb - May 1925

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: Trouble keeping order in the library; Tennessee Legislature Investigating Committee visits University of Tennessee.


Book 6 Jan 1924 - Jan 1925 Jan 1925

Book 6 Jan 1924 - Jan 1925

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: Educational Association meetings; Judges of the Tenn. Supreme Court visit on October 30, 1924.


Book 5 Sept - Jan 1924 Jan 1924

Book 5 Sept - Jan 1924

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: Division of State Fair September 27, 2012, Tennessee Supreme Court opening in Nashville.


Book 3 Sept 1922 - Jan 1923 Jan 1923

Book 3 Sept 1922 - Jan 1923

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner, whose father was the dean of the law school from 1915 to 1920, continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: Law classes are adjourned to hear Judge Jones speak in a Scott. County Case in Supreme Court on October 5, 1922; Law School visit from Judge Swayne.


Book 4 Jan - June 1923 Jan 1923

Book 4 Jan - June 1923

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden and Helen Turner continue to oversee the law library. Notable events: Smallpox breaks out at the University of Tennessee; Visit from the Russian Prince Grandson of former Prime Minister.


Book 2 Jan - June 1922 Jan 1922

Book 2 Jan - June 1922

College of Law Library History

Eliza Lucy Ogden continues to oversee the library, with additional staff of Helen Turner, Laura Lutrell and Nellie Wiley. These librarians spent their days assisting patrons, binding books, record keeping, obtaining new material for the library and writing. Records indicate attendance, what students were studying and events in the community.


Book 1 Sept - Dec 1921 Jan 1921

Book 1 Sept - Dec 1921

College of Law Library History

The Law Library opens and librarians begin with September 21, 1921. Eliza Lucy Ogden was in charge of the library, one of the first two women to graduate from the University of Tennessee.