Adolf Sprudzs, 1922 – 2003

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Committee on Chapters, 1959–60
  • Chair, Foreign and International Law Committee, 1970–72

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2000
  • Honorary doctorate, Latvian Academy of Sciences, 2001
  • Order of the Three Stars, 5th class, Latvian Special Presidential Council of the Three Star Order, 2002 (for scholarly accomplishments)
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Foreign Law Abbreviations: French. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 1967.
  • Treaty Sources in Legal and Political Research: Tools, Techniques and Problems—The Conventional and the New. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1971.
  • Benelux Abbreviations and Symbols—Law and Related Subjects. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 1971.
  • “Status of Multilateral Treaties—Researchers Mystery, Mess or Muddle?” American Journal of International Law 66 (1972): 365–76.
  • UST Cumulative Index 1950–1970: Cumulative Index to United States Treaties and Other International Agreements 1950–1970. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 1973 (with Igor Kavass).
  • UST Cumulative Indexing Service 1976: Cumulative Index to United States Treaties and Other International Agreements 1976–Date. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 1978– (with Igor Kavass).
  • Extradition Laws and Treaties of the United States. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 1979– (with Igor Kavass).
  • “Problems with Sources of Information in International Law and Relations: The Case of the World-Wide Treaty Jungle,” International Journal of Law Libraries 9 (1981): 195–202.
  • A Guide to the United States Treaties in Force.  Buffalo, N.Y. : William S. Hein & Co., 1982–88 (with Igor Kavass).
  • Current Treaty Index. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 1982–88 (with Igor Kavass).
  • “International Legal Research: An Infinite Paper Chase,” Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 16 (1983): 521–53.
  • “Fundamentals of Foreign Legal Research,” Law Library Journal 76 (1983): 458–63.
  • “The International Association of Law Libraries and Its Twenty-Five Years of Activities” Law Librarian 15 (1984): 50–53.
  • U.S. Treaty Indexing Service. Unpublished and Unnumbered Treaties Index 1986–1988. Buffalo, N.Y.:  William S. Hein & Co., 1986–1988 (with Igor Kavass).
  • International Legal Research Perspectives. Buffalo, N.Y. : William S. Hein & Co., 1988.
  • The Baltic Path to Independence: An International Reader of Selected Articles, editor. Buffalo, N.Y. : William S. Hein & Co., 1994.
  • “Thirty-Five Years of International Cooperation: The Case of the IALL,” Law Librarian 26 (1995): 321–26.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Pam Deemer, “Gallagher Award Recipients Named,” AALL Spectrum 4 (June 2000): 30.
  • Judith Wright, “Adolf Sprudzs: In Memoriam,” Law Library Journal 95 (2003): 324–25.
  • Larry Wegner, “Adolf Sprudzs and the International Association of Law Libraries” Law Library Journal 95 (2003): 326–28.
  • Igor I. Kavass, “Adolf Sprudzs and the UST Index,” Law Library Journal 95 (2003): 329–30.
  • “Remembrances of Adolf Sprudzs,” Law Library Journal 95 (2003): 331–38.
    Lyonette Louis-Jacques, “Publications of Adolf Sprudzs, 1953–2002,” Law Library Journal 95 (2003): 339–46.
  • Lyonette Louis-Jacques, “In Memoriam: Adolf Sprudzs,” International Journal of Legal Information 31 (2003, no. 3): xxxvi–xxxvii.
  • Kaiva Jansone, “In Memoriam: Adolf Sprudzs,” International Journal of Legal Information 31 (2003, no. 3): xxxvii–xxxviii.

Professional Positions

  • Head Cataloger, Northwestern University Law School, 1955–60
  • Supervisor, Defense Information Office (Chicago), 1960–63
  • Foreign Law Assistant, University of Illinois College of Law at Urbana-Champaign, 1963–65
  • Foreign Law Librarian, University of Chicago Law School, 1965–67
  • Foreign Law Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Bibliography, University of Chicago Law School, 1967–92; Emeritus, 1992–2003

Education

  • Tübingen University (West Germany) studied law
    Licencie en Sciences Commerciales et Financieres, Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) 1951
  • Licencie en Sciences Politiques et Sociales, Section Relations Internationales, Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), 1954
  • M.A.L.S., Rosary College (now Dominican University), 1961

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Founding Member, International Association of Law Libraries, 1959
  • International Association of Law Libraries Board, 1974–80, 1983–86, 1992–95
  • Secretary, International Association of Law Libraries, 1980–83
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Legal Information, 1980–84
  • President, International Association of Law Libraries, 1986–92
  • Life Member, International Association of Law Libraries