Frank Lukes, 1923 – 2011

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • President, Chicago Association of Law Libraries, 1965–66
  • Chair, Committee on Foreign Law, 1966–67
  • Chair, Committee on Foreign and International Law, 1967–68
  • Chair, Foreign Law Indexing Committee, 1971–75
  • Chair, Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Committee, 1975–76

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1988
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Librarian’s Reflections on Research on the European Economic Community,” International Association of Law Libraries Bulletin 9 (1963): 1–10.
  • “Basic Research and Sources on the European Economic Community,” Law Library Journal 56 (1963): 388–98.
  • “Basic Legal Research and Sources on Latin American Economic Cooperation,” Law Library Journal (1965): 270–87.
  • “Notes on Latin American Economic Integration,” International Association of Law Libraries Bulletin 16 (1966): 5–9.
  • Book review of Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, Journal of Legal Education 22 (1969): 123–26.
  • “An Introduction to Research on International Tax Agreements,” Law Library Journal 66 (1973): 72–80.

Professional Positions

  • Law Librarian, Baker & McKenzie, Chicago, 1958–88


  • Dr. Jur., Charles University of Prague, 1948

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to practice of law, Czechoslovakia, 1951
  • Vice-President, American Foreign Law Association, Chicago Branch, 1963–65
  • Honored for his work establishing the headings for the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals and their translation into French, German, and Spanish, on the occasion of the opening of the Charles Clore House, tied to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, presented to the Queen Mother in London, 1976