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Nancy C. Dreher Collection of National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Records

NBA.026

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives
Creator:
Dreher, Nancy C., 1942-
Title:
Nancy C. Dreher Collection of National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Records
Date [bulk]:
1994-2001
Date [inclusive]:
1987-2001
Call Number:
NBA.026
Extent:
1.5 linear feet (About 500 items)
Language:
English
Abstract:
Nancy Dreher was a member of the American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow of the American Bar Association, and member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ), where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal from 1994 to 1998. Dreher also edited the NCBJ publication  "Conference News" from 1999 to 2000, a period during which the newsletter underwent a thorough restructuring. The Nancy C. Dreher collection includes selected issues of the  American Bankruptcy Law Journal, which Dreher edited from 1994 to 1998, and "Conference News," the official NCBJ newsletter that was edited by Dreher from 1999 to 2000. The collection also includes administrative papers detailing the correspondence between Dreher and members of the NCBJ, the history of the NCBJ, and the operations of the  American Bankruptcy Law Journal; annotated drafts of articles published by these two NCBJ organs under Dreher's supervision, correspondence and meeting materials relating to the activities of the Editorial Advisory Board for the  American Bankruptcy Law Journal; and correspondence and other material relating to the activities of the Newsletter Committee for  "Conference News."
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Nancy C. Dreher Collection of National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, National Bankruptcy Archives, NBA.026, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Biography/History

Nancy Dreher received her J.D. from University of Wisconsin in 1967. She was articles editor of that university's law review as a law student. In 1968, she began work at Leonard, Street, and Deinard, a private practice firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1988, she left private practice to become a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Minnesota, a position to which she was reappointed in 2002. Dreher was a member of the American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow of the American Bar Association, and member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ), where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal from 1994 to 1998. Dreher also edited the NCBJ publication "Conference News" from 1999 to 2000, a period during which the newsletter underwent a thorough restructuring.

Scope and Contents

The Nancy C. Dreher collection includes selected issues of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal, which Dreher edited from 1994 to 1998, and "Conference News," the official NCBJ newsletter that was edited by Dreher from 1999 to 2000. The collection also includes administrative papers detailing the correspondence between Dreher and members of the NCBJ, the history of the NCBJ, and the operations of the  American Bankruptcy Law Journal; annotated drafts of articles published by these two NCBJ organs under Dreher's supervision, correspondence and meeting materials relating to the activities of the Editorial Advisory Board for the  American Bankruptcy Law Journal; and correspondence and other material relating to the activities of the Newsletter Committee for  "Conference News."

Arrangement of Collection

  1. American Bankruptcy Law Journal Editorial Advisory Board
  2. Newsletter Committee

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives,  2006

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jordon Steele

Access Restrictions

The archives reserves the right to restrict access to materials of sensitive nature. Please contact the department for further information.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Acquisitions Information

Received from the Nancy C. Dreher in 2003.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Jordon Steele, May-December 2006.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

See also George C. Paine Collection of In re Benny Records, NBA.028.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Serials (publications)
Personal Name(s)
  • Bufford, Samuel L. (Samuel Lawrence), 1943-
Subject(s)
  • Bankruptcy

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Collection Inventory

American Bankruptcy Law Journal Editorial Advisory Board, 1987-1999.

Scope and Contents note

The American Bankruptcy Law Journal (  ABLJ) commenced publication in 1996. Originally titled  Journal of the National Association of Referees in Bankruptcy, the journal largely reported on proceedings from the NCBJ annual meetings. In 1971, the NCBJ renamed the journal  American Bankruptcy Law Journal, shifting the focus of the publication from newsletter to scholarly law review. From 1994-1998, Dreher edited the  ABLJ. This series includes material that documents activities relating to the journal prior to and including Dreher's tenure as Editor-in-Chief.

Administration, 1987-1998.

Scope and Contents note

Letters, reports, and other material relating to ABLJ administrative matters and Dreher's administrative activities as Editor-in-Chief.

Box Folder

Charter Correspondence, 1996-1998.

1 1

Financial and Monthly Reports, 1994-1998.

1 2

Printer Contracts, 1987-1996.

1 3

Protocol on Finances between NCBJ and ABLJ, 1997.

1 4

Editorial Advisory Board Materials, 1995-1999.

Scope and Contents note

Meeting minutes, correspondence, reports and other material relating to the activities of the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal, for which Dreher served as Editor.

Box Folder

Meetings, 1994-1999.

1

2

5-14

1

Photograph of Editorial Advisory Board, 1998.

2 2

History, 1990.

Box
2
Folder
3

Samuel Bufford Scrapbook Correspondence, 1995-1997.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between members of the ABLJ editorial board regarding a proposed scrapbook of reflections honoring Samuel Bufford, who previously served as editor of the journal.

Box
2
Folder
4

Newsletter Committee, 1999-2001.

Scope and Contents note

Articles, drafts, correspondence, financial reports, and other material relating to the editorial activities of the Newsletter Committee from Winter 1999 to Fall 2000, when Dreher served as Chair.

Box
2
Folder
5-9