Frederick William Schenk, 1879–1948

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Charter Member, July 1906
AALL Executive Board, 1907–09, 1914–15
Editor, Law Library Journal, 1908, 1912–14 (first editor of Law Library Journal)
Managing Editor, Index to Legal Periodicals, 1908–14
AALL Vice President, 1911–14
AALL President, 1928–30

Professional Honors and Awards

Elected to Life Membership in AALL, 1934
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee (Pioneer), 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

Blackstone’s Commentaries, edited by Henry Winthrop Ballantine; cumulative index by Frederick W. Schenk. Chicago: Blackstone Institute, 1915.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

“Current Comments” [Tribute to Frederick W. Schenk], Law Library Journal 41 (1948): 399–400.
Dennis Dooley, [“Memorial to Frederick W. Schenk,”] Law Library Journal 42 (1949): 193–94.

Professional Positions

Librarian, Y.M.C.A. Library, Boston (later Northeastern University Law School), 1897–1900
Cataloger, Harvard Law Library, 1900–02
Law Librarian, University of Chicago Law School Library, 1902–33
Collection Librarian, Harvard Law Library, 1933–44
Law Librarian, Northeastern University Law School Library, 1945–48


Student, Harvard University, 1900–02
Student, Amherst Library School, Summer 1901
Student, University of Chicago Law School, dates unknown