University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library

Guide to the George W. Stumberg Papers at the Tarlton Law Library



Collection Summary

Creator Stumberg, George Wilfred, 1879-1964.
Title George W. Stumberg Papers
Dates 1909, 1926, 1935-1964
Abstract George Stumberg was a UT law professor from 1925 until his death in 1964. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, publications, news clippings, and manuscripts include materials relating to academic freedom disputes with the UT Board of Regents and to his scholarship and teaching.
Size 2 linear ft. (5 boxes)
Repository Rare Books & Special Collections, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin  727 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705-3224, (512) 471-7263

Historical Background

A professor of law at the University of Texas from 1925 until his death in 1964, Stumberg was a nationally recognized authority on conflict of laws, criminal law, and admiralty, and his textbooks on these subjects were used in law schools across the U.S. Recognized as an outstanding teacher, he was promoted to the rank of "distinguished professor" in 1941. He held law degrees from Columbia and Yale, was a Rhodes Scholar in 1913-1914, and taught law at his alma mater, Louisiana State University, before coming to Texas. During World War II he worked for the Board of Economic Warfare.


Contents of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, publications, news clippings, and manuscripts all created or gathered by Stumberg during his tenure at the law school. Notable materials include correspondence and news clippings dating between 1942 and 1944 that document Stumberg's firing by the Board of Regents for protesting the 1942 dismissal of three politically active University of Texas economics professors. Stumberg's research and writings are documented by materials such as a partial manuscript for the 3rd edition of his PRINCIPLES OF THE CONFLICTS OF LAWS (1963), miscellaneous notes, and extensive annotations in casebooks authored by himself and others. Also present are a few clippings about Stumberg, correspondence on Law School matters, and class materials.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Honor Council case file and Economics Professors file are restricted.


Index Terms

Major Subjects
Stumberg, George Wilfred -- Archives.
Law teachers -- Texas -- Austin -- Archives.
University of Texas. School of Law -- Faculty -- Archives.
Law schools -- Texas -- Austin -- Faculty -- Archives.
Academic freedom -- Texas -- Austin -- History.
Conflict of laws -- United States.

Related Material

Additional correspondence on Stumberg's firing and subsequent reinstatement is in Stumberg's personnel file in the Personnel Files-Deceased Faculty (UT School of Law Records, Office of the Dean), L86/9.


Administrative Information

Cite As

George W. Stumberg Papers, Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. George W. (Ione) Stumberg, 1 Oct. 1986.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Records of George Stumberg 1909, 1926, 1935-1964

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M69 1 RESTRICTED: Economics Professors, 1942-1944, undated
2 News clippings on Stumberg, 1941-1964, undated
3 Garcia, Gustavo C. (Gus). The Bells Tolled at "Los Chavez". With accompanying letter. San Antonio, Tex., 1963 Nov.
NOTE: Pamphlet inscribed to George & Ione Stumberg by author.
4 RESTRICTED: Honor Council of the School of Law, 1962 Mar.
5 Reminiscence of Daniel Franklin Bobbitt, 1963 Nov. 15
NOTE: Memorandum to Dean Page Keeton.
6 Civil law-suretyship, typescript, undated
NOTE: Corrections marked, for a book or article.
7 Res judicata, collateral estoppel, etc., typescript notes, undarted
8 Correspondence with Hessel E. Yntema re comparative law program at University of Texas, 1953 Sept. 9
9 Graduate law students, correspondence, 1953-1954
10 RESTRICTED: Report, 1953
11 "Conflict of Laws", manuscript, 196?
NOTE: Envelope containing manuscript marked "Conflicts original manuscript".
12 "Outline of Criminal Law" by Henry King, typescript, undated
13 Materials inserted in books, 1942, 1948, undated
NOTE: Seating charts from Stumberg's criminal law classes, 1942 & 1948; typescript & manuscript notes; quiz; playing cards for a game involving literature, with pictures of Tennyson, Whittier, Thackeray, du Maurier, Longfellow.
14 Examinations for criminal law, constitutional law & conflict of laws, 1935, undated
15 Photocopied news clippings,
NOTE: Original clippings here; preservation photocopies in original locations.
16 Stumberg, George W. Cases on Criminal Law: Supplementing Harno's Cases on Criminal Law. Austin, Texas, 1935
NOTE: Two copies. Paperback. Annotated. Stumberg's signature on cover and title page.
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M70 1 Stumberg, George W. Cases on Criminal Law. Austin, Texas, 1939, 1939
NOTE: Paperback. Annotated.
2 Stumberg, George W. Cases on Criminal Law: Volume II. Austin, Texas, 1939
NOTE: Paperback. Annotated. Stumberg's signature on cover.
3 Stumberg, George W. Cases on Criminal Law. Austin, Texas, 1940
NOTE: Paperback. Annotated. Corrections marked on title page. Stumberg's initials on front cover.
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M71 1 Stumberg, George W. Cases on Criminal Law. Austin, Texas, 1940
NOTE: Paperback. Annotated.
2 Stumberg, George W. Cases on Criminal Law. Austin, Texas, 1940
NOTE: Paperback. Annotated. Front cover detached. First several pages badly damaged.
3 Stumberg, George W. Cases on Criminal Law: Volume II. Austin, Texas, 1940
NOTE: Paperback. Annotated. Inserted is seating chart from Stumberg's Criminal Law Class, 2nd summer semester 1942, Room 105.
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M72 1 Stumberg, George W. Cases on Criminal Law and Its Administration (With Special Reference to Texas Law. Austin, Texas: Hemphill's, 1948
NOTE: Hardback. Title page missing. Annotated. Inserted: 3 seating charts, Criminal Law classes, fall semester 1948-49.
2 Hall, James Parker. Cases on Constitutional Law with Supplement: Selected from Decisions of State and Federal Courts. St. Paul: West Publishing, 1926
NOTE: Hardback. Copious annotations. Many loose & damaged pages. Inserted: reading room loan card, University of Texas Law Library.
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M73 1 Lorenzen, Ernest G. Cases on the Conflict of Laws: Selected from Decisions of English and American Courts. St. Paul: West Publishing, 1909
NOTE: Hardback. Ownership inscription of George W. Stumberg. Copious annotations. Several leaves pasted in as overlays. Inserted: (1) "Problems in Quasi Contracts", exam, typescript with annotations, 1 leaf, undated; (2) "Validity of Marriage", handwritten on ruled stationery of Louisiana State University, 4 leaves, undated.
2 Dowling, Noel T. Cases on American Constitutional Law. Chicago: Foundation Press, 1937
NOTE: Hardback. Copious annotations. Several leaves pasted in as overlays. Inserted: "Permissible Exercise of Federal and State Power Under the Constitution, Some Recent Decisions", typescript, 3 leaves, undated.