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A. Leo Levin Papers

MSS.015

A. Leo Levin Papers

MSS.015

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: Manuscripts Collection
Creator:
Levin, A. Leo, 1919-
Title:
A. Leo Levin Papers
Date [inclusive]:
1935-1996
Call Number:
MSS.015
Extent:
30 linear feet
Language:
English
Language of Materials note:
Two series in this collection include materials in Hebrew: the Bar-Ilan University Series and the Emmanuel Feder File. Please consult these series for more information.
Abstract:
A. Leo Levin, born in 1919 received his B.A. from Yeshiva University in 1939. He attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School and received his J.D. in 1942. Levin then took his first teaching job at the University of Iowa where he taught for two years before returning to his alma mater Penn Law School. Levin taught at Penn Law until his appointment as Director of the Federal Judicial Center in 1977. Levin participated in numerous legal professional organizations such as the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools and the Order of the Coif. Levin also served on a number of high profile judiciary committees such as the Legislative Reapportionment Committee from 1971-1973, the Commission on Revision of the Federal Court Appellate System from 1973-1975, and the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group. Levin produced or contributed to a number of publications related to the law including Dispatch and Delay: A Field Study of Judicial Administration in Pennsylvania with Edward A. Woolley and  Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure with James H. Chadbourn. Levin's interests were not limited solely to the law as evidenced by his active role in the Jewish Community serving on numerous boards of Jewish centric organizations such as the Jewish Exponent, a weekly newspaper published in Philadelphia, the Jewish Federation of Jewish Agencies and the Jewish Publication Society.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the A. Leo Levin Papers, MSS.015, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: Law School Archives
Creator:
University of Pennsylvania. Law School
Title:
Penn Law School Collection
Date [inclusive]:
1873-2010
Call Number:
BLL.002
Extent:
3.75 linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The University of Pennsylvania Law School was founded in 1850 as the law department of the University of Pennsylvania. In fulfilling its core mission of providing legal education and scholarship, the school has hosted lecture series, symposiums, and other educational programs, and its students, faculty, and alumni have taken part in the activities of various academic legal societies. The school has undergone several renovations and construction projects over the years. In addition, the school has engaged in institutional development activities, including alumni relations and other promotional programs. Members of the school community have also taken part in a variety of extra-curricular activities and law school related social events. The Penn Law School Collection, 1890-2010, includes publications related to the law school's administration, student life, alumni activities, academic programs, departments, and history; promotional materials, invitations, and programs for events related to the law school; correspondence, minutes, and other material pertaining to the Penn Law School chapter of the Order of the Coif, an honorary legal society; and notes, correspondence, building plans, publications, and other material related to law school construction and renovations projects from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Penn Law School Collection, BLL.002, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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Biography/History

A. Leo Levin was born in New York in 1919. He received his B.A. from Yeshiva University in 1939 where he would later serve as a visiting law professor and administrator. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School and received his J.D. in 1942. After graduation, Levin served four years in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant prior to being named a University Fellow at Columbia Law School. Levin then took his first teaching job at the University of Iowa where he taught for two years before returning to his alma mater Penn Law School, first as an assistant law professor in 1949 and finally as a full professor in 1953. Levin taught at Penn Law until his appointment as Director of the Federal Judicial Center in 1977. Levin also spent time teaching at other university law schools often during summer sessions including UCLA, NYU, Duke, Northwestern, and Stanford.

Levin served on a number of high profile judiciary committees such as Chairman of the Legislative Reapportionment Committee from 1971-1973, Executive Director of the Commission on Revision of the Federal Court Appellate System from 1973-1975, Conference Coordinator for the Pound Conference from 1975-1976 and Reporter for the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group. Levin also produced or contributed to a number of publications related to the law including Dispatch and Delay: A Field Study of Judicial Administration in Pennsylvania and  Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure.

Levin's interests were not limited solely to the law as evidenced by his active role in the Jewish Community. To that end, Levin served as president of both the Jewish Exponent, a weekly newspaper published in Philadelphia, and the Jewish Publication Society. He also served on the boards of the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Philadelphia and Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

Levin married Doris Feder in 1947 with whom he had two sons.

Biography/History

The University of Pennsylvania Law School was founded in 1850 as the law department of the University of Pennsylvania. In fulfilling its core mission of providing legal education and scholarship, the school has, among other activities, hosted lecture series, symposiums, and other educational programs, and its students, faculty, and alumni have taken part in the activities of various academic legal societies. The school has undergone several renovations and construction projects over the years so as to expand the resources available to students and faculty. In addition, the school has engaged in institutional development activities, including alumni relations and other promotional programs. Members of the school community have also taken part in a variety of extra-curricular activities and law school related social events.

Scope and Contents

The A. Leo Levin Papers, 1935-1996 consist of materials related to Levin's activities both as a legal professional and as a long time educator. The collection includes documents related to Levin's participation in professional organizations such as the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools and the Order of the Coif as well as service on judicial committees such as the Legislative Reapportionment Commission from 1971 to 1973 and the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Task Force from 1989 to 1991. Nearly half of the collection is comprised of subject files which include but are not limited to course materials on compulsory arbitration and civil procedure and documents related to governance at the University of Pennsylvania, Yeshiva University, Bar-Ilan University, and Dropsie University.

Scope and Contents

The Penn Law School Collection, 1873-2010, includes publications and other materials related to the law school's administration, student life, alumni activities, academic programs, departments, and history; promotional materials, invitations, and programs for events related to the law school; correspondence, minutes, and other material pertaining to the Penn Law School chapter of the Order of the Coif, an honorary legal society; and notes, correspondence, building plans, publications, and other material related to law school construction and renovations projects from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Arrangement note

  1. Civil Justice Reform Act
  2. Pound Conference
  3. Jewish Publication Society
  4. Philadelphia Criminal Justice Task Force
  5. Legislative Reapportionment Commission
  6. Writings
  7. Speaking Engagements
  8. Order of the Coif
  9. Pennsylvania Standard Jury Instructions
  10. American Bar Association
  11. American Judicature Society
  12. Yeshiva University
  13. Bar-Ilan University
  14. Third Circuit Judicial Conference
  15. Commission on the Revision of the Federal Court Appellate System
  16. Federal Judicial Center
  17. The Jewish Exponent
  18. Bar Review Institute
  19. Emanuel Feder File
  20. Correspondence
  21. Subject Files

Arrangement note

  1. Law School Admissions Tickets
  2. Publications
  3. Events and Programs
  4. Order of the Coif
  5. Building Renovation and Construction Projects
  6. September 11 File
  7. Penn Law School Histories
  8. Other Materials

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: Manuscripts Collection,  2011

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: Law School Archives,  2010

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jessica Lydon and Hoang Tran

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jeremiah Eagen

Access Restrictions

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

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.

Use Restrictions

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

Custodial History note

Prior to their transfer to the archives, these records were created by and located in a variety of departments in the Law School, including Development and Alumni Relations, Communications, the Dean's Office, and student groups.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Received from Leo Levin, 1992-1996, with possible later accruals.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Records were transferred and collected by the Library and Archives at various points during the history of the Library.

Processing Information note

Processed by Jessica Lydon, February-April 2011.

Processing Information note

Processed by Jeremiah Eagen, September-November 2010.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

For the archives' photographic holdings, please consulting the Law School Photographs Collection, BLL.003.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of American Law Schools.
  • Federal Judicial Center
  • Order of the coif
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
Subject(s)
  • Arbitration (Administrative law)
  • Civil procedure
  • Evidence (Law)
  • University of Pennsylvania. Law School -- Faculty

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Law Alumni Society (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Order of the coif
Form/Genre(s)
  • Architectural drawings (visual works)
  • Invitations
  • Minutes
  • Programs (documents)
  • Publications
Personal Name(s)
  • Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965
  • Roberts, Owen J. (Owen Josephus), 1875-1955
  • Spaak, Paul-Henri, 1899-1972
  • Wilson , James, 1742-1798
Subject(s)
  • Buildings--design and construction
  • Educational fund raising
  • Law schools
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Societies and clubs
  • Students

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Location of offline container list

G:\groups\biddle\SC\archives\repositories\Manuscripts\levin.xlsx

Other Finding Aids note

A container list is available offline in spreadsheet form. Please contact the Archives for more information.

Other Finding Aids note

A container list that describes the collection at item level and folder level is available offline in spreadsheet form.

Collection Inventory

Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group, 1982-1994.

Biographical/Historical note

In response to the Civil Justice Reform Act passed by Congress in 1990, advisory groups in all ninety-four federal districts were created in an effort to comprise reports to enact expense and delay reductions within the federal court system.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes and transcripts, agendas, draft reports, notes and related material to Leo Levin's participation as reporter for one the advisory groups.

Box
1-4
5
Folder
1-6

Pound Conference, 1975-1977.

Biographical/Historical note

Alternatively known as Roscoe Pound Revisited, this conference occurred in 1976 and commemorates the speech given by Nathan Roscoe Pound entitled 'The Causes of Popular Dissatisfaction with the Administration of Justice' . Pound's speech was presented at the national conference of the American Bar Association in 1906 and called for the improvement of court administration.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes correspondence, panel presentation materials, and notes related to Levin's participation as conference coordinator for the Pound Conference and the follow-up task force as well as lists of conferee attendees and press releases.

Box
5
6-7
8
Folder
7-10
1-3

Jewish Publication Society, 1962-1977.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, membership data, sales and publication information, press releases, board and committee correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas related to the activities of Leo Levin at the Jewish Publication Society, a Jewish books publisher located in Philadelphia.

Box
8
9
10
Folder
4-18
1-13

Philadelphia Criminal Justice Task Force, 1989-1991.

Scope and Contents note

Reports, correspondence and memoranda from a panel appointed by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Nix in 1989 to evaluate the reasons contributing to the backlog of cases in the criminal courts of Philadelphia.

Box
10
11
12
Folder
14-15
1-2

Legislative Reapportionment Commission, 1970-1974.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, statistical information, district maps, action plans, and materials related to Senator Arlen Specter's opposition of the commission's recommendations for remapping of House and Senate districts in Pennsylvania in the early 1970s.

Box
12
13
Folder
3-11
1-5

Writings, 1952-1975.

Scope and Contents note

The bulk of this series consists of notes and reference materials for chapters from the books Dispatch and Delay and  Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure authored by Levin, but also includes book reviews, article drafts, correspondence, rewrites, and editorial notes.

Box
13
14
15
16
Folder
1-6
6-7

Speaking Engagements, 1963-1995.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and notes relating to conference addresses, lecture series, guest speaking events, educational seminars, and panel moderation conducted by Leo Levin.

Box
16
17
Folder
7-23
1-10

Order of the Coif, 1935-1970.

Scope and Contents note

Materials in this series consist predominately of petitions, correspondence and background information from university law schools requesting inclusion as members of the honorary society, the Order of the Coif. Serving as Vice President from 1964-1967 and then President from 1967-1970 of the order, Levin along with other members of the executive committee made recommendations regarding approval or denial of the establishment of new chapters.

Box
17
18
19
Folder
11-12
1-6

Pennsylvania Standard Jury Instructions, 1969-1972.

Scope and Contents note

Outlines, drafts, correspondence, and meeting minutes related to the creation of a standardized set of instructions to be communicated to juries during the civil and criminal court processes.

Box
19
20
Folder
7-12
1-5

American Bar Association, 1956-1989.

Scope and Contents note

This series comprised of correspondence, committee reports, conference proceedings and associated materials that document Levin's participation in American Bar Association activities.

Box
20
21
Folder
6-11
1-9

American Judicature Society, 1984-1989.

Scope and Contents note

Special committee meeting minutes, memoranda and correspondence related to Levin's tenure as President of the American Judicature Society, a national professional organization that promotes judicial administration through research and specialized programming.

Box
21
22
Folder
10-11
1-7

Yeshiva University, 1962-1970.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, university timeline and alumni association materials.

Box
22
Box
8-12

Bar-Ilan University, 1964-1980.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of correspondence, memoranda, board minutes and related materials in conjunction with Levin's service to the board of Bar-Ilan University located in Israel.

Box
22
Folder
13-14

Third Circuit Judicial Conference, 1975-1995.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains conference pamphlets, program listings, panel discussion materials, agendas and correspondence related to the Third Circuit conferences held in 1975, 1987, and 1995 respectively.

Box
22
23
Folder
15
1-2

Commission on the Revision of the Federal Court Appellate System, 1973-1976.

Scope and Contents note

Consists of correspondence, memoranda and notes related to the recommendations made for the improvement of structure and procedure of the federal appeals system.

Box
23
Folder
3-10

Federal Judicial Center, 1977-1989.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and memoranda related to Levin's term as director of the Federal Judicial Center whose responsibility was to conduct research on the administration of justice and court management as well as providing education and training for federal judges and court personnel.

Box
23
24
Folder
11-13
1-3

The Jewish Exponent, 1938-1973.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of correspondence and clippings of articles written by Leo Levin from the Philadelphia based weekly newspaper, the Jewish Exponent.

Box
24
Folder
4-9

Bar Review Institute, 1972-1976.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes lecture notes, outlines and correspondence which relates to Levin's participation in reviewing bar examination questions, and answer keys for the Bar Review Institute as well as providing preparatory instruction.

Box
25
Folder
1-4

Emanuel Feder File, 1938-1971.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of materials related to the Feder Foundation and the Famous Knitwear Corporation. These include board minutes, correspondence, loan fund reports and a stockholders agreement.

Box
25
Folder
5-9

Correspondence, 1961-1972.

Scope and Contents note

The Correspondence series spans fifty years and inlcudes written communication to and from legal educators, judges, lawyers, and politicians such as Bernard Segal, former Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, Attorney General Griffin Bell, Nebraska Senator Roman Hruska.

Box
26
27
Folder
1-8
1-3

Subject Files, 1942-1996.

Arrangement note

Alphabetical by subject.

Other Finding Aids note

For more information about the contents of this series, please contact the Archives to review the collection's container list.

Box
28-39

Collection Inventory

Law School Admissions Tickets, 1873, 1875.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Received from Leonard F. Markel, 1984 January 17.

Box
12
Folder
6

Publications, 1897-2008.

Scope and Contents note

Publications related to the University of Pennsylvania Law School, including alumni journals, reports of the dean, faculty handbooks and guides, students handbooks and facebooks, law school bulletins, student publications, registration booklets, alumni giving reports, and publications related to the Law School's history, its departments, programs, and institutes, as well as other material.

Law Alumni News, 1956-1961.

Scope and Contents note

Subseries is missing Vol. 2, no. 2 (1957); Vol. 3, no. 2 (1957); Vol. 3, no. 3 (1959); Vol. 4, no. 1 (1959); Vol 4, no. 3 (1960); Vol. 5, no. 3 (1961); Vol. 6 (1961?-1962?); Vol. 7, no. 2 (1963?); Vol. 7, no. 3 (1963?); Vol. 8 (1963?-1964?); Vol. 9 (1964?-1965?).

This publication was discontinued after Volume 9. A new publication, the Law Alumni Journal, took its place as the Law School's alumni newsletter.

Box
1
Folder
1

Law Alumni Journal, 1966-1989.

Scope and Contents note

Subseries is missing Vol. 1, no. 1 (1965?); Vol. 3, no. 3 (1968);Vol. 5, no. 5 (1970); Vol. 6, no. 3 (1971); Vol. 7, no. 1(1971); Vol. 9, no. 1 (1973); Vol. 9, no. 3 (1974); Vol. 10, no. 3 (1975); Vol. 11, No. 2 (1976?); Vol. 11, no. 3(1976?); Vol. 12 (1976-1977?); Vol. 13 (1977-1978?); Vol. 16, no. 2 (1981?); Vol. 16, no. 3 (1981); Vol. 17, no. 1 (1981); Vol. 19 (1983?-1984?); Vol. 20 (1984?-1985?); Vol. 21 (1985?-1986?); Vol. 22 (1986?-1987?); Vol. 23 (1987?-1988?); Vol. 24, no. 1 (1988?); Vol. 24, no. 2 (1989?); Vol. 25 (1989?-1990).

The name of this title was changed from the Law Alumni Journal to the Penn Law Journal beginning with Vol. 26, no. 1, the January 1991 issue.

Box
1
Folder
2-9

Penn Law Journal, 1996-2003.

Scope and Contents note

The title of this publication was changed from the Law Alumni Journal to the Penn Law Journal beginning with Volume 26.

Subseries is missing Vol. 26 (1991); Vol. 27 (1992); Vol. 28 (1993); Vol. 29 (1994); Vol. 30 (1995?); Vol. 31, no. 1 (1995); Vol. 32 (1996?-1997?); Vol. 33 (1998); Vol. 39 (2004); Vol. 40. (2005); Vol. 41 (2006); Vol. 42 (2007); Vol. 43 (2008); Vol. 44 (2009).

Note that both issues of Volume 37 appear to have been mislabeled on their covers as Volume 35.

Box
2
Folder
1-3

Report of the Dean, 1952-1977.

Box
2
3
Folder
4-7
1

Faculty Handbook, 1974-1991.

Box
3
Folder
2

Faculty Guide, 2002?, 2003?.

Box
3
Folder
3

Student Handbooks, 1952-2002.

Box
3
Folder
4-8

Student Facebooks, 1984-2005.

Box
4
Folder
1-3

Law School Bulletins, 1934-1992.

Scope and Contents note

Booklets containing information about the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Include academic calendars, information regarding staff, the law school and its programs, admissions, financial obligations and assistance, curriculum requirements, course descriptions, student life, student and alumni organizations and programs, a list of contact information, and other material.

Subseries includes issues for 1934-1935, 1945-1946, 1946-1947, 1947-1948, 1948-1949, 1949-1950, 1950-1951, 1951-1952, 1952-1953, 1959-1960, 1960-1961, 1961-1963, 1963-1965, 1965-1967, 1967-1969, 1983-1984, 1984-1986, 1987-1989, 1990-1992 to 1990-92.

Box
4
Folder
4-7

The Penn Law Forum, 1982-2002.

Box
4
5
6
Folder
8-11
1-60
1-13

Alumni Annual Giving Report, 1967-1992.

Box
6
Folder
14-15

Registration Booklet, 1985-2005.

Box
7
Folder
3-9

Other Publications, 1890-2008.

Scope and Contents note

Includes publications related to the Law School's history, departments, and programs, as well as an alumni directory, student publications, University publications related to the Law School, annual reports for Law School's Institute for Law and Economics, and a pamphlet written by a former dean of the Law School.

Box
6
7
Folder
16-38
1-2,13-14

Events and Programs, 1920-2000.

Scope and Contents note

Programs, invitations, correspondence, promotional material, and other material for programs and events related to the University of Pennsylvania Law School, including commencement, alumni functions, lecture series, conferences, musical productions, banquets, and other social events.

Commencement Programs, 1902-2010.

Box
7
8
12
Folder
10-12
1
12

Alumni Society, 1904-2001.

Box
8
Folder
2-5

James Wilson Law Club Alumni Banquet Programs, 1941-1970.

Scope and Contents note

Alumni Banquet programs for the James Wilson Law Club, an organization founded at the University of Pennsylvania Law School to honor James Wilson, a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence, original member of the United States Supreme Court, and legal scholar.

Box
8
Folder
6

Owen J. Roberts Lecture Series, 1957-2003.

Scope and Contents note

Invitations, programs, correspondence, and other material related to the Owen J. Roberts Memorial Lecture Series, an annual scholarly lecture held in honor of the late Owen J. Roberts, a former dean of the Law School and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Includes correspondence from Elie Roberts, Justice Roberts' widow; Felix Frankfurter, former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court; Arthur Lehman Goodhart, a noted British legal scholar; and Paul Henri Spaak, former Prime Minister of Belgium and Secretary General of NATO.

Box
8
Folder
7-9

Student Musical Programs, 1973-1983.

Scope and Contents note

Programs for musical concerts and productions staged by Law School student music groups, including the Law School Light Opera Company, a choristers group, and several instrumental ensembles.

Box
8
Folder
10

Other Event and Program Materials, 1952-2000s.

Scope and Contents note

Programs, fliers, invitations, and other material for symposiums, lectures, conferences, moot court events, and social events related to the Law School.

Box
8
12
Folder
11-19
7

Order of the Coif, 1913-1973.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, minutes, membership certificates, a member roster, and other material related to the University of Pennsylvania Law School's Chapter of the Order of the Coif, an honorary legal society for members of the legal community who graduated in the top ten percent of their law school class.

Correspondence, Invoices, and Notes, 1953-1963.

Box
9
Folder
1-5

Minutes, 1913-1959.

Box
10
Folder
1-4

Membership Certificates, 1973.

Box
10
Folder
5

"Members of the University of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Order of the Coif", 1932.

Box
10
Folder
6

Building Renovation and Construction Projects, 1900-1990s.

Scope and Contents note

Notes, correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, floor plans, architectural plans, events programs, publications, and other material related to Law School construction and renovation projects in the 1950s, 1960s, 1980s, and 1990s.

1950s Projects, 1950s.

Scope and Contents note

Notes, meeting minutes, correspondence, memoranda, floor plans, and other material related to a proposed addition to Biddle Law Library in the late 1950s.

Box
10
Folder
7

1960s Projects, 1960-1969.

Scope and Contents note

Notes, correspondence, memoranda, floor plans, product catalogs, event programs, publications, and other material related to the Biddle Law Library construction and other renovation projects in the 1960s.

Box
10
11
12
Folder
8
1-9
13

1980s Projects, 1983-1989.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, memoranda, and development plans related to Law School construction projects, including the Biddle Law Library renovation, in the 1980s.

This subseries also includes a computer drawing of Lewis Hall, given to the Law School in 1989. More information about its provenance is included in the folder.

Box
11
Folder
10-11

1990s Projects, 1990s.

Scope and Contents note

Memoranda, architectural plans, event materials and programs, publications, and other material related to Law School construction and the dedication of Tanenbaum Hall in the 1990s.

Box
11
Folder
12-14

Lewis Hall Dedication and Rededication, 1900 and 1996.

Scope and Contents note

Proceedings and programs from the dedication of Lewis Hall in 1900 and its rededication in 1996.

Box
11
Folder
15

September 11 File, 2001.

Scope and Contents note

Articles, clippings, commentary, website print-outs, and related material collected in relation to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the event's relationship to Penn Law School.

Box
12
Folder
1

Penn Law School Histories.

Scope and Contents note

Published and unpublished articles, manuscripts and honors theses about the history of Penn Law School.

The Archives also maintains a copy of an unpublished manuscript about the history of the Law School. Please contact the Archives for more information.

Box Folder

"Preliminary Report to Vice-Dean Beck on the History of the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania" by Mark F. Lloyd, 1978 June 28.

12 2

"Interim Report to Vice-Dean Beck and Professor Arnold on the History of the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania" by Mark F. Lloyd, 1978 Aug 31.

12 3
"Nineteenth-century Legal Education in Philadelphia: Essays Exploring the Founding and Development of the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania" by Jonathan Stuart Bennett, 1990 April.
Scope and Contents note

Photocopy of a senior honors thesis.

12 4
"William Draper Lewis and the Development of a Modern Law School at the University of Pennsylvania" by Adam Jonathan Heft, 1993 April 2.
Scope and Contents note

Photocopy of a senior honors thesis.

12 5

Other Materials, 1946-2000s.

Oversize
Constitution of the William Draper Lewis Law Club of the University of Pennsylvania, 1946.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Lisa Cleary, April 2010.

1
Box Folder

Committee on Student/Faculty Relations Student Questionnaire and Results, 1981 October 20.

12 9

Penn Law Review Announcement of New Associate Editors, 1981 October 1.

12 10

Holiday Card, circa 2000.

12 11

A. Leo Levin Papers

MSS.015

A. Leo Levin Papers

MSS.015

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: Manuscripts Collection
Creator:
Levin, A. Leo, 1919-
Title:
A. Leo Levin Papers
Date [inclusive]:
1935-1996
Call Number:
MSS.015
Extent:
30 linear feet
Language:
English
Language of Materials note:
Two series in this collection include materials in Hebrew: the Bar-Ilan University Series and the Emmanuel Feder File. Please consult these series for more information.
Abstract:
A. Leo Levin, born in 1919 received his B.A. from Yeshiva University in 1939. He attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School and received his J.D. in 1942. Levin then took his first teaching job at the University of Iowa where he taught for two years before returning to his alma mater Penn Law School. Levin taught at Penn Law until his appointment as Director of the Federal Judicial Center in 1977. Levin participated in numerous legal professional organizations such as the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools and the Order of the Coif. Levin also served on a number of high profile judiciary committees such as the Legislative Reapportionment Committee from 1971-1973, the Commission on Revision of the Federal Court Appellate System from 1973-1975, and the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group. Levin produced or contributed to a number of publications related to the law including Dispatch and Delay: A Field Study of Judicial Administration in Pennsylvania with Edward A. Woolley and  Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure with James H. Chadbourn. Levin's interests were not limited solely to the law as evidenced by his active role in the Jewish Community serving on numerous boards of Jewish centric organizations such as the Jewish Exponent, a weekly newspaper published in Philadelphia, the Jewish Federation of Jewish Agencies and the Jewish Publication Society.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the A. Leo Levin Papers, MSS.015, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: Law School Archives
Creator:
University of Pennsylvania. Law School
Title:
Penn Law School Collection
Date [inclusive]:
1873-2010
Call Number:
BLL.002
Extent:
3.75 linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The University of Pennsylvania Law School was founded in 1850 as the law department of the University of Pennsylvania. In fulfilling its core mission of providing legal education and scholarship, the school has hosted lecture series, symposiums, and other educational programs, and its students, faculty, and alumni have taken part in the activities of various academic legal societies. The school has undergone several renovations and construction projects over the years. In addition, the school has engaged in institutional development activities, including alumni relations and other promotional programs. Members of the school community have also taken part in a variety of extra-curricular activities and law school related social events. The Penn Law School Collection, 1890-2010, includes publications related to the law school's administration, student life, alumni activities, academic programs, departments, and history; promotional materials, invitations, and programs for events related to the law school; correspondence, minutes, and other material pertaining to the Penn Law School chapter of the Order of the Coif, an honorary legal society; and notes, correspondence, building plans, publications, and other material related to law school construction and renovations projects from the 1950s to the 1990s.
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Biography/History

A. Leo Levin was born in New York in 1919. He received his B.A. from Yeshiva University in 1939 where he would later serve as a visiting law professor and administrator. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School and received his J.D. in 1942. After graduation, Levin served four years in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant prior to being named a University Fellow at Columbia Law School. Levin then took his first teaching job at the University of Iowa where he taught for two years before returning to his alma mater Penn Law School, first as an assistant law professor in 1949 and finally as a full professor in 1953. Levin taught at Penn Law until his appointment as Director of the Federal Judicial Center in 1977. Levin also spent time teaching at other university law schools often during summer sessions including UCLA, NYU, Duke, Northwestern, and Stanford.

Levin served on a number of high profile judiciary committees such as Chairman of the Legislative Reapportionment Committee from 1971-1973, Executive Director of the Commission on Revision of the Federal Court Appellate System from 1973-1975, Conference Coordinator for the Pound Conference from 1975-1976 and Reporter for the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group. Levin also produced or contributed to a number of publications related to the law including Dispatch and Delay: A Field Study of Judicial Administration in Pennsylvania and  Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure.

Levin's interests were not limited solely to the law as evidenced by his active role in the Jewish Community. To that end, Levin served as president of both the Jewish Exponent, a weekly newspaper published in Philadelphia, and the Jewish Publication Society. He also served on the boards of the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Philadelphia and Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

Levin married Doris Feder in 1947 with whom he had two sons.

Biography/History

The University of Pennsylvania Law School was founded in 1850 as the law department of the University of Pennsylvania. In fulfilling its core mission of providing legal education and scholarship, the school has, among other activities, hosted lecture series, symposiums, and other educational programs, and its students, faculty, and alumni have taken part in the activities of various academic legal societies. The school has undergone several renovations and construction projects over the years so as to expand the resources available to students and faculty. In addition, the school has engaged in institutional development activities, including alumni relations and other promotional programs. Members of the school community have also taken part in a variety of extra-curricular activities and law school related social events.

Scope and Contents

The A. Leo Levin Papers, 1935-1996 consist of materials related to Levin's activities both as a legal professional and as a long time educator. The collection includes documents related to Levin's participation in professional organizations such as the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools and the Order of the Coif as well as service on judicial committees such as the Legislative Reapportionment Commission from 1971 to 1973 and the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Task Force from 1989 to 1991. Nearly half of the collection is comprised of subject files which include but are not limited to course materials on compulsory arbitration and civil procedure and documents related to governance at the University of Pennsylvania, Yeshiva University, Bar-Ilan University, and Dropsie University.

Scope and Contents

The Penn Law School Collection, 1873-2010, includes publications and other materials related to the law school's administration, student life, alumni activities, academic programs, departments, and history; promotional materials, invitations, and programs for events related to the law school; correspondence, minutes, and other material pertaining to the Penn Law School chapter of the Order of the Coif, an honorary legal society; and notes, correspondence, building plans, publications, and other material related to law school construction and renovations projects from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Arrangement note

  1. Civil Justice Reform Act
  2. Pound Conference
  3. Jewish Publication Society
  4. Philadelphia Criminal Justice Task Force
  5. Legislative Reapportionment Commission
  6. Writings
  7. Speaking Engagements
  8. Order of the Coif
  9. Pennsylvania Standard Jury Instructions
  10. American Bar Association
  11. American Judicature Society
  12. Yeshiva University
  13. Bar-Ilan University
  14. Third Circuit Judicial Conference
  15. Commission on the Revision of the Federal Court Appellate System
  16. Federal Judicial Center
  17. The Jewish Exponent
  18. Bar Review Institute
  19. Emanuel Feder File
  20. Correspondence
  21. Subject Files

Arrangement note

  1. Law School Admissions Tickets
  2. Publications
  3. Events and Programs
  4. Order of the Coif
  5. Building Renovation and Construction Projects
  6. September 11 File
  7. Penn Law School Histories
  8. Other Materials

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: Manuscripts Collection,  2011

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: Law School Archives,  2010

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jessica Lydon and Hoang Tran

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jeremiah Eagen

Access Restrictions

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

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.

Use Restrictions

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

Custodial History note

Prior to their transfer to the archives, these records were created by and located in a variety of departments in the Law School, including Development and Alumni Relations, Communications, the Dean's Office, and student groups.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Received from Leo Levin, 1992-1996, with possible later accruals.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Records were transferred and collected by the Library and Archives at various points during the history of the Library.

Processing Information note

Processed by Jessica Lydon, February-April 2011.

Processing Information note

Processed by Jeremiah Eagen, September-November 2010.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

For the archives' photographic holdings, please consulting the Law School Photographs Collection, BLL.003.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of American Law Schools.
  • Federal Judicial Center
  • Order of the coif
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
Subject(s)
  • Arbitration (Administrative law)
  • Civil procedure
  • Evidence (Law)
  • University of Pennsylvania. Law School -- Faculty

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Law Alumni Society (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Order of the coif
Form/Genre(s)
  • Architectural drawings (visual works)
  • Invitations
  • Minutes
  • Programs (documents)
  • Publications
Personal Name(s)
  • Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965
  • Roberts, Owen J. (Owen Josephus), 1875-1955
  • Spaak, Paul-Henri, 1899-1972
  • Wilson , James, 1742-1798
Subject(s)
  • Buildings--design and construction
  • Educational fund raising
  • Law schools
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Societies and clubs
  • Students

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Location of offline container list

G:\groups\biddle\SC\archives\repositories\Manuscripts\levin.xlsx

Other Finding Aids note

A container list is available offline in spreadsheet form. Please contact the Archives for more information.

Other Finding Aids note

A container list that describes the collection at item level and folder level is available offline in spreadsheet form.

Collection Inventory

Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group, 1982-1994.

Biographical/Historical note

In response to the Civil Justice Reform Act passed by Congress in 1990, advisory groups in all ninety-four federal districts were created in an effort to comprise reports to enact expense and delay reductions within the federal court system.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes and transcripts, agendas, draft reports, notes and related material to Leo Levin's participation as reporter for one the advisory groups.

Box
1-4
5
Folder
1-6

Pound Conference, 1975-1977.

Biographical/Historical note

Alternatively known as Roscoe Pound Revisited, this conference occurred in 1976 and commemorates the speech given by Nathan Roscoe Pound entitled 'The Causes of Popular Dissatisfaction with the Administration of Justice' . Pound's speech was presented at the national conference of the American Bar Association in 1906 and called for the improvement of court administration.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes correspondence, panel presentation materials, and notes related to Levin's participation as conference coordinator for the Pound Conference and the follow-up task force as well as lists of conferee attendees and press releases.

Box
5
6-7
8
Folder
7-10
1-3

Jewish Publication Society, 1962-1977.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, membership data, sales and publication information, press releases, board and committee correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas related to the activities of Leo Levin at the Jewish Publication Society, a Jewish books publisher located in Philadelphia.

Box
8
9
10
Folder
4-18
1-13

Philadelphia Criminal Justice Task Force, 1989-1991.

Scope and Contents note

Reports, correspondence and memoranda from a panel appointed by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Nix in 1989 to evaluate the reasons contributing to the backlog of cases in the criminal courts of Philadelphia.

Box
10
11
12
Folder
14-15
1-2

Legislative Reapportionment Commission, 1970-1974.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, statistical information, district maps, action plans, and materials related to Senator Arlen Specter's opposition of the commission's recommendations for remapping of House and Senate districts in Pennsylvania in the early 1970s.

Box
12
13
Folder
3-11
1-5

Writings, 1952-1975.

Scope and Contents note

The bulk of this series consists of notes and reference materials for chapters from the books Dispatch and Delay and  Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure authored by Levin, but also includes book reviews, article drafts, correspondence, rewrites, and editorial notes.

Box
13
14
15
16
Folder
1-6
6-7

Speaking Engagements, 1963-1995.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and notes relating to conference addresses, lecture series, guest speaking events, educational seminars, and panel moderation conducted by Leo Levin.

Box
16
17
Folder
7-23
1-10

Order of the Coif, 1935-1970.

Scope and Contents note

Materials in this series consist predominately of petitions, correspondence and background information from university law schools requesting inclusion as members of the honorary society, the Order of the Coif. Serving as Vice President from 1964-1967 and then President from 1967-1970 of the order, Levin along with other members of the executive committee made recommendations regarding approval or denial of the establishment of new chapters.

Box
17
18
19
Folder
11-12
1-6

Pennsylvania Standard Jury Instructions, 1969-1972.

Scope and Contents note

Outlines, drafts, correspondence, and meeting minutes related to the creation of a standardized set of instructions to be communicated to juries during the civil and criminal court processes.

Box
19
20
Folder
7-12
1-5

American Bar Association, 1956-1989.

Scope and Contents note

This series comprised of correspondence, committee reports, conference proceedings and associated materials that document Levin's participation in American Bar Association activities.

Box
20
21
Folder
6-11
1-9

American Judicature Society, 1984-1989.

Scope and Contents note

Special committee meeting minutes, memoranda and correspondence related to Levin's tenure as President of the American Judicature Society, a national professional organization that promotes judicial administration through research and specialized programming.

Box
21
22
Folder
10-11
1-7

Yeshiva University, 1962-1970.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, university timeline and alumni association materials.

Box
22
Box
8-12

Bar-Ilan University, 1964-1980.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of correspondence, memoranda, board minutes and related materials in conjunction with Levin's service to the board of Bar-Ilan University located in Israel.

Box
22
Folder
13-14

Third Circuit Judicial Conference, 1975-1995.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains conference pamphlets, program listings, panel discussion materials, agendas and correspondence related to the Third Circuit conferences held in 1975, 1987, and 1995 respectively.

Box
22
23
Folder
15
1-2

Commission on the Revision of the Federal Court Appellate System, 1973-1976.

Scope and Contents note

Consists of correspondence, memoranda and notes related to the recommendations made for the improvement of structure and procedure of the federal appeals system.

Box
23
Folder
3-10

Federal Judicial Center, 1977-1989.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and memoranda related to Levin's term as director of the Federal Judicial Center whose responsibility was to conduct research on the administration of justice and court management as well as providing education and training for federal judges and court personnel.

Box
23
24
Folder
11-13
1-3

The Jewish Exponent, 1938-1973.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of correspondence and clippings of articles written by Leo Levin from the Philadelphia based weekly newspaper, the Jewish Exponent.

Box
24
Folder
4-9

Bar Review Institute, 1972-1976.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes lecture notes, outlines and correspondence which relates to Levin's participation in reviewing bar examination questions, and answer keys for the Bar Review Institute as well as providing preparatory instruction.

Box
25
Folder
1-4

Emanuel Feder File, 1938-1971.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of materials related to the Feder Foundation and the Famous Knitwear Corporation. These include board minutes, correspondence, loan fund reports and a stockholders agreement.

Box
25
Folder
5-9

Correspondence, 1961-1972.

Scope and Contents note

The Correspondence series spans fifty years and inlcudes written communication to and from legal educators, judges, lawyers, and politicians such as Bernard Segal, former Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, Attorney General Griffin Bell, Nebraska Senator Roman Hruska.

Box
26
27
Folder
1-8
1-3

Subject Files, 1942-1996.

Arrangement note

Alphabetical by subject.

Other Finding Aids note

For more information about the contents of this series, please contact the Archives to review the collection's container list.

Box
28-39

Collection Inventory

Law School Admissions Tickets, 1873, 1875.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Received from Leonard F. Markel, 1984 January 17.

Box
12
Folder
6

Publications, 1897-2008.

Scope and Contents note

Publications related to the University of Pennsylvania Law School, including alumni journals, reports of the dean, faculty handbooks and guides, students handbooks and facebooks, law school bulletins, student publications, registration booklets, alumni giving reports, and publications related to the Law School's history, its departments, programs, and institutes, as well as other material.

Law Alumni News, 1956-1961.

Scope and Contents note

Subseries is missing Vol. 2, no. 2 (1957); Vol. 3, no. 2 (1957); Vol. 3, no. 3 (1959); Vol. 4, no. 1 (1959); Vol 4, no. 3 (1960); Vol. 5, no. 3 (1961); Vol. 6 (1961?-1962?); Vol. 7, no. 2 (1963?); Vol. 7, no. 3 (1963?); Vol. 8 (1963?-1964?); Vol. 9 (1964?-1965?).

This publication was discontinued after Volume 9. A new publication, the Law Alumni Journal, took its place as the Law School's alumni newsletter.

Box
1
Folder
1

Law Alumni Journal, 1966-1989.

Scope and Contents note

Subseries is missing Vol. 1, no. 1 (1965?); Vol. 3, no. 3 (1968);Vol. 5, no. 5 (1970); Vol. 6, no. 3 (1971); Vol. 7, no. 1(1971); Vol. 9, no. 1 (1973); Vol. 9, no. 3 (1974); Vol. 10, no. 3 (1975); Vol. 11, No. 2 (1976?); Vol. 11, no. 3(1976?); Vol. 12 (1976-1977?); Vol. 13 (1977-1978?); Vol. 16, no. 2 (1981?); Vol. 16, no. 3 (1981); Vol. 17, no. 1 (1981); Vol. 19 (1983?-1984?); Vol. 20 (1984?-1985?); Vol. 21 (1985?-1986?); Vol. 22 (1986?-1987?); Vol. 23 (1987?-1988?); Vol. 24, no. 1 (1988?); Vol. 24, no. 2 (1989?); Vol. 25 (1989?-1990).

The name of this title was changed from the Law Alumni Journal to the Penn Law Journal beginning with Vol. 26, no. 1, the January 1991 issue.

Box
1
Folder
2-9

Penn Law Journal, 1996-2003.

Scope and Contents note

The title of this publication was changed from the Law Alumni Journal to the Penn Law Journal beginning with Volume 26.

Subseries is missing Vol. 26 (1991); Vol. 27 (1992); Vol. 28 (1993); Vol. 29 (1994); Vol. 30 (1995?); Vol. 31, no. 1 (1995); Vol. 32 (1996?-1997?); Vol. 33 (1998); Vol. 39 (2004); Vol. 40. (2005); Vol. 41 (2006); Vol. 42 (2007); Vol. 43 (2008); Vol. 44 (2009).

Note that both issues of Volume 37 appear to have been mislabeled on their covers as Volume 35.

Box
2
Folder
1-3

Report of the Dean, 1952-1977.

Box
2
3
Folder
4-7
1

Faculty Handbook, 1974-1991.

Box
3
Folder
2

Faculty Guide, 2002?, 2003?.

Box
3
Folder
3

Student Handbooks, 1952-2002.

Box
3
Folder
4-8

Student Facebooks, 1984-2005.

Box
4
Folder
1-3

Law School Bulletins, 1934-1992.

Scope and Contents note

Booklets containing information about the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Include academic calendars, information regarding staff, the law school and its programs, admissions, financial obligations and assistance, curriculum requirements, course descriptions, student life, student and alumni organizations and programs, a list of contact information, and other material.

Subseries includes issues for 1934-1935, 1945-1946, 1946-1947, 1947-1948, 1948-1949, 1949-1950, 1950-1951, 1951-1952, 1952-1953, 1959-1960, 1960-1961, 1961-1963, 1963-1965, 1965-1967, 1967-1969, 1983-1984, 1984-1986, 1987-1989, 1990-1992 to 1990-92.

Box
4
Folder
4-7

The Penn Law Forum, 1982-2002.

Box
4
5
6
Folder
8-11
1-60
1-13

Alumni Annual Giving Report, 1967-1992.

Box
6
Folder
14-15

Registration Booklet, 1985-2005.

Box
7
Folder
3-9

Other Publications, 1890-2008.

Scope and Contents note

Includes publications related to the Law School's history, departments, and programs, as well as an alumni directory, student publications, University publications related to the Law School, annual reports for Law School's Institute for Law and Economics, and a pamphlet written by a former dean of the Law School.

Box
6
7
Folder
16-38
1-2,13-14

Events and Programs, 1920-2000.

Scope and Contents note

Programs, invitations, correspondence, promotional material, and other material for programs and events related to the University of Pennsylvania Law School, including commencement, alumni functions, lecture series, conferences, musical productions, banquets, and other social events.

Commencement Programs, 1902-2010.

Box
7
8
12
Folder
10-12
1
12

Alumni Society, 1904-2001.

Box
8
Folder
2-5

James Wilson Law Club Alumni Banquet Programs, 1941-1970.

Scope and Contents note

Alumni Banquet programs for the James Wilson Law Club, an organization founded at the University of Pennsylvania Law School to honor James Wilson, a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence, original member of the United States Supreme Court, and legal scholar.

Box
8
Folder
6

Owen J. Roberts Lecture Series, 1957-2003.

Scope and Contents note

Invitations, programs, correspondence, and other material related to the Owen J. Roberts Memorial Lecture Series, an annual scholarly lecture held in honor of the late Owen J. Roberts, a former dean of the Law School and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Includes correspondence from Elie Roberts, Justice Roberts' widow; Felix Frankfurter, former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court; Arthur Lehman Goodhart, a noted British legal scholar; and Paul Henri Spaak, former Prime Minister of Belgium and Secretary General of NATO.

Box
8
Folder
7-9

Student Musical Programs, 1973-1983.

Scope and Contents note

Programs for musical concerts and productions staged by Law School student music groups, including the Law School Light Opera Company, a choristers group, and several instrumental ensembles.

Box
8
Folder
10

Other Event and Program Materials, 1952-2000s.

Scope and Contents note

Programs, fliers, invitations, and other material for symposiums, lectures, conferences, moot court events, and social events related to the Law School.

Box
8
12
Folder
11-19
7

Order of the Coif, 1913-1973.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, minutes, membership certificates, a member roster, and other material related to the University of Pennsylvania Law School's Chapter of the Order of the Coif, an honorary legal society for members of the legal community who graduated in the top ten percent of their law school class.

Correspondence, Invoices, and Notes, 1953-1963.

Box
9
Folder
1-5

Minutes, 1913-1959.

Box
10
Folder
1-4

Membership Certificates, 1973.

Box
10
Folder
5

"Members of the University of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Order of the Coif", 1932.

Box
10
Folder
6

Building Renovation and Construction Projects, 1900-1990s.

Scope and Contents note

Notes, correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, floor plans, architectural plans, events programs, publications, and other material related to Law School construction and renovation projects in the 1950s, 1960s, 1980s, and 1990s.

1950s Projects, 1950s.

Scope and Contents note

Notes, meeting minutes, correspondence, memoranda, floor plans, and other material related to a proposed addition to Biddle Law Library in the late 1950s.

Box
10
Folder
7

1960s Projects, 1960-1969.

Scope and Contents note

Notes, correspondence, memoranda, floor plans, product catalogs, event programs, publications, and other material related to the Biddle Law Library construction and other renovation projects in the 1960s.

Box
10
11
12
Folder
8
1-9
13

1980s Projects, 1983-1989.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, memoranda, and development plans related to Law School construction projects, including the Biddle Law Library renovation, in the 1980s.

This subseries also includes a computer drawing of Lewis Hall, given to the Law School in 1989. More information about its provenance is included in the folder.

Box
11
Folder
10-11

1990s Projects, 1990s.

Scope and Contents note

Memoranda, architectural plans, event materials and programs, publications, and other material related to Law School construction and the dedication of Tanenbaum Hall in the 1990s.

Box
11
Folder
12-14

Lewis Hall Dedication and Rededication, 1900 and 1996.

Scope and Contents note

Proceedings and programs from the dedication of Lewis Hall in 1900 and its rededication in 1996.

Box
11
Folder
15

September 11 File, 2001.

Scope and Contents note

Articles, clippings, commentary, website print-outs, and related material collected in relation to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the event's relationship to Penn Law School.

Box
12
Folder
1

Penn Law School Histories.

Scope and Contents note

Published and unpublished articles, manuscripts and honors theses about the history of Penn Law School.

The Archives also maintains a copy of an unpublished manuscript about the history of the Law School. Please contact the Archives for more information.

Box Folder

"Preliminary Report to Vice-Dean Beck on the History of the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania" by Mark F. Lloyd, 1978 June 28.

12 2

"Interim Report to Vice-Dean Beck and Professor Arnold on the History of the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania" by Mark F. Lloyd, 1978 Aug 31.

12 3
"Nineteenth-century Legal Education in Philadelphia: Essays Exploring the Founding and Development of the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania" by Jonathan Stuart Bennett, 1990 April.
Scope and Contents note

Photocopy of a senior honors thesis.

12 4
"William Draper Lewis and the Development of a Modern Law School at the University of Pennsylvania" by Adam Jonathan Heft, 1993 April 2.
Scope and Contents note

Photocopy of a senior honors thesis.

12 5

Other Materials, 1946-2000s.

Oversize
Constitution of the William Draper Lewis Law Club of the University of Pennsylvania, 1946.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Lisa Cleary, April 2010.

1
Box Folder

Committee on Student/Faculty Relations Student Questionnaire and Results, 1981 October 20.

12 9

Penn Law Review Announcement of New Associate Editors, 1981 October 1.

12 10

Holiday Card, circa 2000.

12 11