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Notes of James Lawson Norris on Woodrow Wilson Lectures


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Norris, James Lawson, 1878-1934

Woodrow Wilson, having received his doctorate degree in 1886 from Johns Hopkins University, taught briefly at Bryn Mawr College and Wesleyan College before joining the Princeton University faculty in 1890. Wilson served as president of Princeton University (1902-1910) before he became governor of New Jersey (1911-1913). In 1913, Wilson became the 28th president of the United States and served two terms in office.

The collection consists of six notebooks (1897-1899) of Norris (Princeton Class of 1899) containing notes on lectures in jurisprudence, constitutional law, and English common law delivered by Woodrow Wilson in his courses at Princeton.


Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

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Collection Inventory

Notes on Constitutional Law, 1898-1899. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Notes on Jurisprudence, 1897-1898. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Notes on English Common Law, 1898-1899. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

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