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Randall J. Newsome Papers

NBA.040

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:
Newsome, Randall J. (Randall Jackson), 1950-
Title:
Randall J. Newsome Papers
Date [bulk]:
1982-2000
Date [inclusive]:
1969-2010
Call Number:
NBA.040
Extent:
27 linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Randall J. Newsome attended Boston University for his Bachelor of Arts in 1972 and the University of Cincinnati College of Law for his Juris Doctor in 1975. With 28 years of experience serving as a settlement and bankruptcy judge, Judge Newsome is best known for his intelligent and pragmatic approach to resolving complex matters and he is frequently sought out as a national speaker on topics related to bankruptcy. Judge Newsome devoted much of his career handling local and national bankruptcy issues. Not only was Judge Newsome vocal about bankruptcy reform for consumers, but he was also actively involved with the ongoing legislative battles over bankruptcy reform, particularly during the ever changing Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) in the late 1990s. The Randall J. Newsome Papers, 1969-2010, primarily covers Judge Newsome's activities as a Bankruptcy Judge from 1982-2010 as well as his activities as a member and future President of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ).
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Randall J. Newsome papers, National Bankruptcy Archives, NBA.040, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Biography/History

Randall J. Newsome attended Boston University for his Bachelor of Arts in 1972 and the University of Cincinnati College of Law for his Juris Doctor in 1975. With nearly three decades of experience serving as a settlement and bankruptcy judge, Judge Newsome is best known for his intelligent and pragmatic approach to resolving complex matters and he is frequently sought out as a national speaker on topics related to bankruptcy.

His early career began when he practiced law at Dinsmore & Shohl in Cincinnati, OH, from 1978-1982. Newsome then served as a bankruptcy judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio from October, 1982 to May, 1988. After serving in Ohio, Newsome served as a bankruptcy judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California from 1988-2003. In 2004, Newsome was appointed Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California. He served this position until his retirement in late 2010.

Newsome’s professional activities include: serving as Vice-President (1998) and President (1999) of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ); and serving on educational programs for the Federal Judicial Center, ALI-ABA, the NCBJ, Practising Law Institute, American Bankruptcy Institute, Midwest Bankruptcy Institute, American Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors and others.

Scope and Contents

The Randall J. Newsome Papers, 1969-2010, primarily cover Judge Newsome’s research, professional activities, and advocacy while he served as a Bankruptcy Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court from 1982-2010.

The collection includes papers relating to Newsome’s work on bankruptcy education, bankruptcy reform, and advocate for consumer bankruptcy during the 1980s through 2000. Please note that correspondences that indicate attachments or enclosed documents are filed together in order to preserve context.

Collection materials include: correspondence, meeting materials, reports, testimonies, speeches, handwritten notes, oral history files, drafts of bills, markup copies of legislation specifically focusing on the numerous forms of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, legislative analysis, Chapter 7 case studies, news clippings, and other materials; materials related to Newsome’s legislative activities on the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Educational Program; papers related to Baldwin-United Bankruptcy in the mid-1980s; papers related to the Emergency Model Rule regarding Congress’ slow actions towards restructuring of the bankruptcy court system or judges’ jurisdiction after the Marathon Case of 1982; oral history files; and related materials.

In addition, the collection contains two series on non-traditional archival materials. First, a series of photographs of Randall Newsome and his participation in national conferences and meetings from 1987-2004. And second, a series of various computer disks with files pertaining to bankruptcy legislation and photography files.

Arrangement note

  1. Bankruptcy Court Crisis Materials
  2. Baldwin-United Bankruptcy Materials
  3. Bankruptcy Legislation
  4. Bankruptcy Amendments
  5. Media Services Videotape Session
  6. Salary Legislation
  7. Mega-Case Workshop
  8. Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act Materials
  9. National Bankruptcy Review Commission
  10. National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Educational Program
  11. Speeches
  12. Commission on Structural Alternatives
  13. Meetings
  14. Conference on Large Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases
  15. Oral History Files
  16. Delaware Withdrawal of Reference
  17. Photographs
  18. Non-Traditional Materials

Arrangement note

The filing system for the Randall J. Newsome Papers has been kept substantially in its original form. That is, most original folder titles have been retained. The processor devised the basic organization scheme for the collection and, where necessary, reorganized the papers within the various component groups. Also note, attachments and enclosed documents in correspondence files were left to retain context.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives,  2012 August

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Hoang Tran

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The National Bankruptcy Archives accessioned the collection on January 20, 2011.

Processing Information note

Processed by Hoang Tran, August 2012.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

For oral histories conducted by Newsome in the audiotape format, please consult the Randall J. Newsome Oral History Collection, PU-L.NBA.011. The collection is currently processed and open for research. Please contact the department for further information.

Related Archival Materials note

The Biddle Law Library Archives also hold the Randall J. Newsome Oral History Collection, NBA.011, which includes audio cassette tapes of interviews with important figures in bankruptcy law, conducted by Newsome.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • National Bankruptcy Review Commission (U.S.)
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
Form/Genre(s)
  • Clippings files
  • Oral histories (document genres)
  • Photographs
Personal Name(s)
  • Hersher, Robert F., Jr., 1944-
  • Paine, George C., II
  • Scott, Mary Davies, 1944-
Subject(s)
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class actions (Civil procedure)
  • Consumer protection

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Collection Inventory

Bankruptcy Court Crisis Materials, 1982-1984.

Biographical/Historical note

After the Marathon Pipeline Decision of 1982, Congress wasn't sure if they should restructure the bankruptcy court system or the jurisdiction, powers, and status of the bankruptcy judges. It was apparent that Congress was taking their time which essentially left the bankruptcy courts and the judges in a period of limbo. The Judicial Conference of the United States recommended the Model Rule during this bankruptcy court/judge crisis.

Scope and Contents note

Series consists of materials accumulated during the Post Marathon Pipeline Decision and the Model Rule to govern the operation of the bankruptcy court system until Congress acted.

Materials include: correspondence, pending and proposed legislation, press clippings, publications, government documents, research materials, orders, Congressional Records, and other materials relating to the bankruptcy crisis.

Model Rule for Continued Operation of the Bankruptcy System, 1982-1983.

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1982-1983.

1 1-2

Press Clippings, 1982-1983.

1 3
Publications, 1983.
Scope and Contents note

Contains monograph titled Fourteen Years or Life: The Bankruptcy Court Dilemma and multiple issues of Bankruptcy Law Reports.

1 4
Research Material, 1983.
Scope and Contents note

Contains the Contact Information for the 98th Congress House of Representative and a copy of H.R. 1401.

1 5-6
Box Folder

Correspondence, 1984.

1 7

Press Clippings, 1984.

1 8

Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1984 May 16.

1 9

Orders, 1984.

1 10
Government Documents, 1984.
Scope and Contents note

Contains excerpts of Congressional Records and copy of H.R. 5174.

1 11-12

Baldwin-United Bankruptcy Materials, 1983-1986.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, press clippings, guidelines, procedural orders, plans, and related materials regarding Randall J. Newsome's participation in the Baldwin-United Bankruptcy.

Box Folder
Correspondence, 1984-1987.
Scope and Contents note

Three correspondences with attachments.

2 1
Handwritten Notes, circa 1984. 10 item.
Scope and Contents note

Ten handwritten notes related to Baldwin-United Bankruptcy.

2 2

Baldwin Motion and Case List, 1985-1986.

2 3
Procedural Orders and Notices, 1983-1984.
Scope and Contents note

Orders and Notices that are related to Baldwin-United Corporation, et al vs Debtors and Debtors-in-Possession: Consolidated Case Number 1-83-02495.

2 4

Examiner's Statement of Investigation, 1985.

2 5
Forms, 1983.
Scope and Contents note

Handwritten notes and Securities and Exchange Commission forms 10-Q and 10-K for Baldwin-United Corporation

2 6
Enhancement Plan, 1985.
Scope and Contents note

Hand written notes, one correspondence with the attachment Enhancement Plan Agreement.

2 7
Reorganization Plan, 1985-1986.
Scope and Contents note

Debtor's First Amended Disclosure Statement and First Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization of Baldwin-United Corporation and D.H. Baldwin Company of October 1, 1985. Debtors' Disclosure Statement Regarding First Modification of First Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization of Baldwin-United Corporation and D.H. Baldwin Company of February 10, 1986.

2 8
Noticing Guideline, 1987.
Scope and Contents note

One correspondence, memorandum, and Noticing Guideline.

2 9

Fee and Expense.

Box
2
Folder
10-12
Box Folder

Guidelines, 1984.

2 10

List of Fees and Expenses, 1984.

2 11
Procedural Orders, 1983-1984.
Scope and Contents note

2 12

Status Conference, 1983-1986.

Box Folder
Agendas, 1983-1985.
Scope and Contents note

Agenda for Status Conference and Related Matters with notes.

3 1

Procedural Orders, 1983-1984.

3 2

Press Clippings, 1983-1985.

Scope and Contents note

Press clippings gathered from various newspapers as well the "Press Clipping " published by Baldwin-United Corporation from 1983-1986.

Box
3
4
Folder
3-7
1-4
Reference Materials, 1983-1987.
Scope and Contents note

Contains one report to Baldwin-United Corporation and D.H. Baldwin Company Creditors Committees, one Order regarding insurance, and Amended Administrative Order I and II.

4 5

Bankruptcy Legislation, 1985.

Scope and Contents note

This series is a small collection of materials relating to two bankruptcy legislations proposed in 1985. Consist of one Bankruptcy Law Report on family Farmer Bankruptcy Act of 1985, a copy of H.R. 2660 titled United States Trustees Act of 1985, and one Congressional Record (Vol. 131 No. 72) for H.R. 2660 from June 4, 1985.

Box
4
Folder
6

Bankruptcy Amendments, 1986.

Scope and Contents note

This small series is a collection of materials relating to amendments to proposed and pending Bankruptcy Legislation from two periods. First, the Bankruptcy Judges and United States Trustees Act of 1986 and the Bankruptcy Amendments of 1992. Consists of Bankruptcy Law Reports, correspondence, copy of amendments and bills, reports, and Congressional Records.

Box
4
Folder
7-8
Box Folder
H.R.5316, 1986.
Scope and Contents note

File contains one Bankruptcy Law Report, correspondence, Congressional Record, copies of bills, and a committee report.

4 7
S. 540, 1992-1993.
Scope and Contents note

This file contains correspondence, handwritten notes, and related materials that specifically focus on Senator Metzenbaum's proposed amendments to Section 330 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code contained in Senate Bill 540, Section 309 by. Also contains a copy of H.R. 6020, Bankruptcy Amendments of 1992.

4 8

Media Services Videotape Session, 1986-1987.

Scope and Contents note

This series is a collection of materials relating to Judge Newsome's participation in a video-lecture regarding compensation and settlements. Consists mostly of correspondence between Newsome and related parties.

Box
4
Folder
9

Salary Legislation, 1987-1988.

Scope and Contents note

This series is a collection of materials relating to salary legislation for bankruptcy judges. It specifically focuses on proposed legislation H.R. 2586 titled: Retirement and Survivor Annuities for Bankruptcy Judges and Magistrates Act of 1987 and S. 1630 titled: Retirement and Survivors' Annuities for Bankruptcy Judges and Magistrates Act of 1988. The series is predominately correspondence between Judge Newsome and other bankruptcy judges and the Administrative Office of the United States Courts; and one copy of H.R. 2586.

Box
4
Folder
10

Mega-Case Workshop, 1990.

Scope and Contents note

This series is a collection of materials relating to Judge Newsome's participation in the Mega-Case Workshop. File contains correspondence, program draft, and other materials.

Box
4
Folder
11

Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act Materials, 1996-2001.

Correspondence Files, 1997-1998.

Processing Information note

Correspondences that specifically state attachments and documents are enclosed remain with the correspondence to maintain context.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence sent and received by Newsome in regards to the bankruptcy legislation reform. Organized by correspondent.

Alphabetical, files are chronological.
Box
6
Folder
1-8
Box Folder

Administrative Office of the United States Courts, 1997-1999. 3 items.

5 1

Congress: House of Representatives, 1998-1999. 3 item.

5 2

Briskman, Arthur B., 1999. 5 item.

5 3

Davis, Lamar W. Jr, 1999. 2 item.

5 4

Graves, Ray R., 1998-1999. 3 item.

5 5
Hershner, Robert F. Jr., 1998-1999.
Scope and Contents note

File contains correspondences from Hershner when he served two positions concurrently: Chief Judge of US Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Georgia and President of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.

5 6-7

Houston, David W. III, 1997-1998.

5 8

Lachmann, David, 1999. 2 item.

5 9
Newsome, Randall, 1998-1999.
Scope and Contents note

File contains correspondences that were sent by Judge Newsome while he served as the Bankruptcy Judge of US Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California and President of National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in 1998-1999.

5 10

Paine, George III, 1998-1999.

6 1

Scott, Mary Davies, 1997-1999.

6 2
Senators, 1998-1999. 2 item.
Scope and Contents note

Senator Dianne Feinstein of California and Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois.

6 3

Stanley, Linda Ekstrom, February-March 1998. 2 item.

6 4

Szczebak, Francis F., 1997-1999.

6 5

Tangen, Chip, 1998-1999.

6 6-7

General Correspondence, 1997-1999. 11 item.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondences received by Newsome not filed under more specific headings sent by other bankruptcy judges, law offices, emails, and one from Focus Groups Chairman of American College of Bankruptcy.

Box
6
Folder
8

Congressional Testimony, 1998-1999.

Box Folder

Randall J. Newsome, March 10, 1998 and March 17, 1999.

7 1

Randall J. Newsome Personal Portfolio, 1998-1999.

Box Folder

Other Witnesses, March 1999.

7 2

Chapter 7 Case Survey Materials, 1997-1998.

Box Folder
Correspondence, 1998-1999.
Scope and Contents note

One correspondence produced by Janet M. Steinle dated November 10, 1998 has a 3.5 inch floppy disk attachment.

7 3
Means Testing, 1998.
Scope and Contents note

Handwritten notes, spreadsheets, and other related materials for means testing of Chapter 7 Cases.

7 4

Case Studies Averages, circa 1998.

7 5

Preliminary Tabulations: National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Case Surveys, circa 1998.

7 6
Case Studies.
Box Folder

Northern District of Alabama, 1998.

8 1-2

Southern District Alabama, 1998.

8 3

District of Alaska, 1998.

8 4

Central District California, 1998.

8 5-6

Eastern District California, 1998.

8 7-8

Southern District California, 1998.

8 9

Northern District California, 1998.

8 10-12

District of Colorado, 1998.

8 13

District of Connecticut, 1998.

8 14

Middle District Florida, 1998.

8 15-16

Northern District Florida, 1998.

8 17

Middle District Georgia, 1998.

8 18-19

District of Hawaii, 1998.

8 20

Central District Illinois, 1998.

8 21

District of Kansas, 1998.

9 1-2

Eastern District Kentucky, 1998.

9 3

Western District Kentucky, 1998.

9 4

Eastern District Louisiana, 1998.

9 5

Western District Louisiana, 1998.

9 6-8

District of Maryland, 1998.

9 9-10

District of Massachusetts, 1998.

9 11

District of Minnesota, 1998.

9 12

Eastern District Missouri, 1998.

9 13

Western District Missouri, 1998.

9 14

District of Montana, 1998.

9 15

District of New Jersey, 1998.

10 1-2

District of New Mexico, 1998.

10 3

District of Nevada, 1998.

10 4

Eastern District New York, 1998.

10 5-6

Southern District New York, 1998.

10 7

Middle District North Carolina, 1998.

10 8

Northern District Ohio, 1998.

10 9-10

District of Oregon, 1998.

10 11

Eastern District Pennsylvania, 1998.

10 12

Western District Pennsylvania, 1998.

10 13

District of Rhode Island, 1998.

10 14

District of South Carolina, 1998.

10 15

District of South Dakota, 1998.

11 1

Eastern District Tennessee, 1998.

11 2-5

Middle District Tennessee, 1998.

11 6

Western District Tennessee, 1998.

11 7

Northern District Texas, 1998.

11 8-9

Western District Texas, 1998.

11 10

Southern District Texas, 1998.

11 11

District of Utah, 1998.

11 12

Eastern District Virginia, 1998.

11 13

Eastern District Washington, 1998.

11 14

Legislative Analysis, 1998-2001.

Scope and Contents note

Materials Judge Newsome used for the legislative analysis of bankruptcy reform.

Box Folder

H.R. 3150, 1998.

12 1

H.R. 833, 1999.

12 2

S. 625, 2000.

12 3-5

S. 220, 2001.

12 6

Press Reports and Clippings, 1996-2000.

Box
13
Folder
1-5

Reports and Publications, 1996-1998.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries is a collection of reports and publications relating to bankruptcy and bankruptcy reform. The subseries includes reports by Bankruptcy Law Reports and studies conducted by Visa U.S.A Inc.

Box
13
14
Folder
6-7
1-4
Box Folder

Bankruptcy Law Reports, 1992-1993.

13 6

Visa Consumer Bankruptcy Reports, 1997.

13

7

1-2

GAO Report - Personal Bankruptcy, 1998.

14 3

Excerpts from Congressional Record, 1999.

14 4

Congressional Staff and Congressional Visits, 1998-1999.

Scope and Contents note

Judge Newsome's file name has been retained.

Box
14
Folder
5

Legislative Committee Contact Information, 1998.

Scope and Contents note

One letter from Judge Newsome's colleague Judge George C. Paine II which includes the attachment that consists of the legislative contacts of other bankruptcy judges.

Box
14
Folder
6
Research Materials, 1997-2001.
Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, notes, reports, publications, and other materials related to bankruptcy reform legislation during 1997 and 2001. Title of subseries reflects Judge Newsome's original organization.

14

15

1-3

7

Legislative Activities, 1997 and 2001.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains materials relating to the legislative activities conducted by Newsome in regards to the continual iterations of House and Senate proposed legislation in an attempt to reform bankruptcy laws. Materials are divided between Congress, correspondence, and research materials. Files contain copies of proposed bills, articles, reports, and related materials pertaining specifically to the proposed bankruptcy legislation and reform.

Box Folder
House of Representatives.
Scope and Contents note

Copies of bills, including H.R. 3150, H.R. 833, and H.R. 5744 (the Bankruptcy Reform bills); drafts of bills; drafts of amendments, including those offered by Congressman George Gekas; letters and memoranda to and from members of Congress and bankruptcy judges; handwritten notes; reports to the Committee on the Judiciary; hearing materials; Final Conference Report on H.R. 3150; Analysis of Conference Report on H.R. 3150 prepared by Judge Eugene R. Wedoff; Section by section analysis of the Conference Report on H.R. 3150 prepared by the National Bankruptcy Conference;

15

16

17

18

1-5

4-6

1-2

1-5

Box Folder
H.R. 3150 Hearings, 1998.
Scope and Contents note

The file contains materials specifically related to the hearing on Consumer Bankruptcy which pertained to the proposed legislation H.R. 3150. Judge Newsome participated in the hearing which was held in Washington D.C. on March 10, 1998. Materials include: hand written notes, correspondence, transcripts, news clippings, reports, and related materials.

15 4-5

H.R. 3150, 1998.

15

16

1-5

6

H.R. 833, 1999.

17 1-3

H.R. 833 Subcommitte on Commercial and Administrative Substitute., 1999.

17 4

H.R. 833 Gekas Substitute, 1999.

17

18

5

1

H.R. 5744.

18 2
Senate.
Scope and Contents note

Copies of bills, including S. 1301, S. 625, S. 945, and S. 420 (the Bankruptcy Reform bills); preliminary discussion drafts of bills; drafts of amendments; letters and memoranda to and from members of Congress and bankruptcy judges; bullet points and amendments of the legislation, report by Senate, and a comparison of pending consumer bankruptcy legislation between H.R. 3150 and S. 1301.

Box Folder

S. 420 and S. 220, 2001.

18 3

S. 1301, 1998.

18 4-5

S. 945, 1999.

18 6

S. 625, 1999.

19 1-5
Notes, circa 1998.
Scope and Contents note

A file of handwritten notes regarding bankruptcy legislation with an emphasis on S. 1301.

19 6
Correspondence.
Box Folder
General, March-June 1998.
Scope and Contents note

Correspondences written and received by Newsome that specifically focus on the proposed legislation in 1998 (March-June).

19 7
Feinstein, April 20, 1998.
Scope and Contents note

Contains one correspondence dated April 20, 1998 sent by the Law Offices of Reidun Stromsheim addressed to Senator Dianne Feinstein. It includes handwritten notes. Newsome's file name has been retained for context.

20 1

Legislative Initiative, 1998.

Box Folder

Names and Addresses, 1998.

20 2

Correspondence, 1998-1999.

20 3

Research Materials, 1998-1999.

20 4

Reference Materials, 1998.

Scope and Contents note

Subjects covered in this file consist of materials that were not heavily used or discussed during the reform process. However, the records may contain useful information in regards to the reform process and how bankruptcy judges' acted. Materials include bankruptcy statistics, statistical survey of chapter 7 cases in California, median income of households by state from 1989-1996, two proposed corrective amendments to 11 U.S.C 362 and 28 U.S.C. 1334, Bill text of H.R. 2811 (1999), references to H.R. 2920 and S1606 (both 1999), a copy of discussion draft of proposed bill "Bankruptcy Reform, Reduction and Simplification Act" (1999), and a Bankruptcy Reform Briefing Book dated February 11, 1999 which contains executive summary, section by section analysis and multiple analysis of the conference report of the "Bankruptcy Reform, Reduction and Simplification Act" (1999).

Box
20
Folder
5-7

Committee Hearing Materials, 1999.

Scope and Contents note

This series is a collection of materials gathered by Newsome during his attendance at a hearing in Washington D.C regarding bankruptcy reform related to H.R. 833. The hearing was held from March 14-19, 1999. Materials include correspondence, witness lists, travel receipts and itineraries, news clippings, and one roll-call votes for sponsorship of H.R. 833.

Box
20
Folder
8

National Bankruptcy Review Commission, 1997.

Scope and Contents note

Chiefly correspondence along with some proposals and notes by Newsome and other bankruptcy judges regarding their concerns over the National Bankruptcy Review Commission's proposals for change regarding consumer bankruptcy.

Box
21
Folder
1-3

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Educational Program, 1997.

Box Folder
Reference Materials, 1996-1997.
Scope and Contents note

Contains an essay by Bankruptcy Judge Kenneth Klee titled Initial Proposals for Chapter 11, and one issue of Bankruptcy Court Decisions (Volume 28, Issue 26), Current Population Reports for 1997 which includes Consumer Income and Measuring 50 Years of Economic Change.

21 4-5
Education Program Materials, 1997.
Scope and Contents note

1997 NCBJ Programs.

22 1
Conference Schedules, 1997.
Scope and Contents note

Contains copies of conference itinerary, list of attendees, and information on conference presenters and coverage.

22 2
Minutes, 1997.
Scope and Contents note

Consist of three National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges 1997 Program Committee Minutes, prepared by Judge Waldron.

22 3
Speeches, 1997.
Scope and Contents note

Drafts and notes on speeches by Newsome during the Conference.

22 4
Forms, 1997.
Scope and Contents note

Judge Newsome's registration forms, survey forms, and evaluation forms during his participation of the 1997 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.

22 5

Correspondence, 1997.

22 6-7

Speeches, 1999.

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten and typed drafts and final drafts of four speeches conducted by Judge Newsome throughout 1999 in Seattle, Washington D.C., Sacramento, and State Bar of Montana.

Box
22
Folder
8

Commission on Structural Alternatives, 1998-1999.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, tentative draft report, reports, statements, and other materials related to Newsome's interaction with the Commission on Structural Alternatives.

Biographical/Historical note

In early 1998, Congress established a five-member Commission on Structural Alternatives for the Federal Courts of Appeals to study our Nation's circuit court operations with special attention accorded to the ninth circuit.

Box
22
Folder
9-10

Meetings, 1998-1999.

Box Folder
Federal Judges Association Meeting, 1998-1999.
Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, minutes, handwritten notes, and other materials related to Newsome's interaction in the Spencer Williams et al. vs. United States of America case and Newsome's attendance of the Federal Judges Association meeting on November 20, 1998 in Washington D.C.

22 11
Oakland Meeting on Bankruptcy Legislation, 1999.
Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, working paper and drafts, addressed envelopes, attendees list, meeting responses, and other materials related to Newsome's participation in the January 18, 1999 meeting in Oakland, CA to discuss bankruptcy legislative proposals.

23 1-2
Judicial Pay Summit, 1999 January 28.
Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, list of participants, and other materials related to Judge Newsome's attendance at the Judicial Pay Summit Meeting on January 28, 1999 in Washington, D.C.

23 3
Nadler Meeting on Bankruptcy Legislation, 1999.
Scope and Contents note

Materials related to Judge Newsome's participation in the Bankruptcy Meeting held on February 11, 1999 called by Representative Nadler and Conyers concerning bankruptcy legislation in the new Congress.

23 4

Conference on Large Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases, 2002-2003.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, conference schedule, list of participants, and a guide to bankruptcy mega-cases.

Box
23
Folder
5-6

Oral History Files.

Arrangement note
Alphabetical
  1. Alphabetical
Box
23
24
25
26
Folder
7
1-17
1-10
1-12
Box Folder

Correspondence, 1994.

23 7
Research Materials, 1996.
Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, news clippings, notes, publications, and materials related to Newsome's oral history endeavors.

24 1

Babbit, Roy, 1994.

24 2

Countryman, Vern, 1995.

24 3

Coutrakon, Basil, 1996.

24 4

Cyr, Conrad, 1994.

24 5

Danning, Curtis B., 1994.

24 6

Drabkin, Murray, 1996.

24 7

Duberstein, Conrad, 1996.

24 8

Edwards, Don, 1996.

24 9

Forman, Leon, 1993.

24 10

Gross, Jack, 1996.

24 11

Herzog, Asa, 1993-1996.

24 12

Horsky, Charles, 1994.

24 13

Hughes, Robert, 1996.

24 14

Kahn, David, 1994.

24 15

Kaplan, Jerome, undated .

24 16

Kennedy, Frank, 1996.

24 17

Lee, Joe, 1993.

25 1

Lifland, Burton, 1996.

25 2

Macey, Morris, 1994.

25 3

Miller, Steve, 1997-2000.

25 4

Morton, Robert, 1998.

25 5

Nachman, Norman, undated.

25 6

Ordin, Robert, 1994.

25 7

Palmieri, Victor, 1994-2004.

25 8-9

Paskay, Alexander L., 1994.

25 10

Patchen, Joseph, undated.

26 1

Rosen, Leonard, 1994.

26 2

Ryan, Edward, 1979-1996.

26 3

Shapiro, Barney, 1994.

26 4

Treister, George, 1994.

26 5

Trost, Ronald, 1994.

26 6
Ward, Robert L., 1991.
Scope and Contents note

Original copy of interview transcript by the Federal Bankruptcy Historical Society on February 23, 1991.

26 7-8

Watson, Chandler, 1994.

26 9

Weintraub, Benjamin, 1994.

26 10

White, Harold F., 1996.

26 11

Wiggins, Charles, 1997.

26 12

Delaware Withdrawal of Reference, April 2001.

Scope and Contents note

This series is a collection of correspondence, news clippings, orders, and statistical information relating to the withdrawal of reference in Delaware bankruptcy megacases in 2001.

Box
26
Folder
13

Photographs, 1969-2004.

Arrangement note
Chronological
  1. Chronological
Scope and Contents note

This series contains color photographs taken primarily at annual conferences and meetings of bankruptcy judges.

Box
27
Folder
1-17

Testimonial to Annette Shapiro Tendered by the Bench and Bar of New York Lawyers Club, 1969 February 18.

Box Folder

Randall Newsome with Lamar Davis Oakland, California, circa 1987.

27 1

Randall Newsome Profile Photograph, 1993.

27 2

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Federal Judicial Center Workshop in Denver, Colorado, 1993 April 26.

Box Folder

Norton Institutes on Bankruptcy Law Seminar, 1994.

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Randall Newsome with Colleagues from United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District California, circa 1995.

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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges 70th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, 1996 October.

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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1997 October 18.

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Randall Newsome with Colleagues - Division of Bankruptcy, circa 1998-1999.

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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Officers and Board of Governors of 1997-1998 in Dallas, Texas, 1998 October 24 .

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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges 72nd Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas, 1998 October 24.

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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Conference - John Doerr, Nancy Dreher, Randall Newsome in San Francisco, California, 1999.

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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Conference - Warren Christopher, Nancy Dreher, and Randall Newsome in San Francisco, California, 1999.

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Federal Judicial Center Workshop for United States Bankruptcy Judges in Baltimore, Maryland, 199 April 7.

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Investiture of Ralph B. Kirscher, 1999 November 18 .

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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Board of Governors Mid-Year Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, 2000 February 25.

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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges 74th Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, 2000 October 19.

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Induction Ceremony Photo 2002 Thirteenth Class American College of Bankruptcy Fellows, 2002.

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Federal Judicial Center Workshop for United States Bankruptcy Judges in Seattle, Washington, 2004 August 9.

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Non-Traditional Materials, 1994-2001.

Box Folder

New York Bar Copy Negatives, 1994 May 16.

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Files on legislative Documents while Vice President and President of National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, circa 1999-2000.

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Files on Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, circa 1996-2001.

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Files on New York Bar Photos, undated.

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Professional Business Cards and Rolodex Contact Information, undated.

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