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Edward Weinfeld Bankruptcy Reform Papers

NBA.021

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:
Weinfeld, Edward, 1901-1988
Title:
Edward Weinfeld Bankruptcy Reform Papers
Date [inclusive]:
1972-1978
Call Number:
NBA.021
Extent:
1.5 linear feet (About 2,000 items)
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
1-2
Abstract:
Edward Weinfeld (1901-1988) graduated from the New York University School of Law in 1921. In 1950, he was appointed to the Federal bench for the Southern District of New York, a position he held for the rest of his career. In addition to his career as author, professor, and judge, Weinfeld served on the Commission on Bankruptcy Laws of the United States in the 1970s, an organization appointed by Congress in 1970 to conduct a sweeping study of current bankruptcy law. The collection, 1972-1978, includes correspondence, reports, photocopies of legislation, and related material regarding Weinfeld's activity as a member of the Commission on Bankruptcy Laws of the United States and the Ad Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Rules in the United States, two task forces charged by Congress to analyze bankruptcy law and propose legislative reform. The proposals of these two organizations led to the passage of H.R. 8200, known as the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, a sweeping reform to the Bankruptcy Code.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Edward Weinfeld Bankruptcy Reform Papers, National Bankruptcy Archives, NBA.021, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Biography/History

Edward Weinfeld was born in 1901 in New York, NY. As a young man, Weinfeld took night classes at New York University School of Law, graduating in 1921. In 1950, he was appointed to the Federal bench for the Southern District of New York, a position he held for the rest of his career. While on the bench, Weinfeld developed a reputation for authoritative and respected decisions that were rarely overturned.

In addition to his career as author, professor, and judge, Weinfeld served on the Commission on Bankruptcy Laws of the United States in the 1970s, an organization appointed by Congress in 1970 to conduct a sweeping study of current bankruptcy law.

Weinfeld died in 1988.

Scope and Contents

The Edward Weinfeld Bankruptcy Reform Papers, 1972-1978, include correspondence, reports, photocopies of legislation, and related material regarding Weinfeld's activity as a member of the Commission on Bankruptcy Laws of the United States and the Ad Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Rules in the United States, two task forces charged by Congress to analyze bankruptcy law and propose legislative reform. The proposals of these two organizations led to the passage of H.R. 8200, known as the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, a sweeping reform to the Bankruptcy Code.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jordon Steele

Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

Custodial Information

The documents contained in this collection are photocopies that were created by the New York University School of Law, where Edward Weinfeld's papers are located, at the request of Geraldine Mund, a member of the Archives Committee for the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.

Acquisitions Information

Received from William E. Nelson, Weinfeld Professor of Law at New York University, on September 26, 2006.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Jordon Steele, December 2006.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States
Form/Genre(s)
  • Legislation (legal concepts)
Subject(s)
  • Bankruptcy

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