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St. Xavier College (Cincinnati, Ohio). College of Law records

Identifier: XUA-80

Scope and Content

This small collection includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, and some statistical reports.


  • 1919-1934

History of St. Xavier College, College of Law

St. Xavier College opened a College of Law for the Fall Semester of 1919. It was coeducational and was Xavier's first professional school. The College was located in downtown Cincinnati at the St. Xavier High School building. The College was terminated by President Hugo Sloctemyer, S.J. in 1934. St. Xavier College became Xavier University in 1930.


.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

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This is a small collection of materials concerning the Xavier University (known as St. Xavier College from 1840-1930), College of Law. Materials include newspaper clippings, correspondence, and some reports.

Statement of Arrangement

Materials are arranged into series:
  1. Newspaper Clippings
  2. Correspondence and Reports

Related Material

Course catalogs for various years of the St. Xavier College of Law have been digitized and are available from the library's institutional repository.

Processing Information

This collection was reprocessed into its current arrangement and description as part of a major University Archives reprocessing project in 2012-2013. This reprocessing project was largely an effort to disband a record group system, developed in the late 1970s, used to arrange university records. The record group scheme had been established by the first University Archivist, Lee Bennish, SJ, and chiefly organized materials by originating office and organizational structure. After Bennish’s tenure, oversight of the archives changed several times and resulted in a lack of adherence to the record group scheme for new acquisitions. The 2012-2013 processing project also sought to incorporate records for which little acquisition or contextual information existed. The project staff primarily reorganized records into subject-based collections. Occasionally subjects coincided with offices of origin (e.g. Subject, Presidents; Office, Office of the President; Collection, Xavier University President’s Office). This subject-based arrangement makes it difficult to identify or describe the collections by office of origin but administrative project records do indicate transfers and connections between original record groups and 2012-2013 collections. During the project, records were rehoused in archival folders and boxes, and new finding aids were created using the OhioLINK Finding Aid Creation Tool.

As of 2017, University Archives no longer employs the 2012-2013 system of arranging collections by subject.
St. Xavier College (Cincinnati, Ohio). College of Law records
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Thomas Kennealy, S.J.
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Special Collections, Xavier University Library Repository

3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati Ohio 45207 US