Jane E. Larson papers
> Northwestern University

Series 4
Northwestern University, 1989-1997
Box 8

Scope and Content Note

The files in this series relate to Larson’s position at Northwestern University School of Law. Her time at Northwestern was marked by controversy, as she and several other female faculty members were denied tenure. These events were reported in the national media, and led to Larson’s decision to join the law faculty of the University of Wisconsin in 1996. Larson retained few records of the tenure process; most of the material that relates to her problems at Northwestern is in her tenure file in Series 5. However, there are two files in this series related to women faculty who were considered for tenure. Those women were Linda Hirshman, who collaborated with Larson on several scholarly projects, and Maria Hylton.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box Folder Content
8 1 Appointments: Hirshman, 1990-1991
8 2 Appointments: Hylton, 1992-1993
8 3 Exam taking, 1990-1993
8 4 Feminist Symposium, 1992-1994
8 5 Graduation, 1997
8 6 Interview, 1989-1990