Adolf Sprudzs, 1922–2003

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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 Unpublished and Unnumbered Treaties Index 1986–1988.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