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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1968-1986
Creator:
United States Trustees. United States Trustees., Creator
Votolato, Arthur, Creator
Extent: 1 linear foot
Judge Arthur N. Votolato was the first bankruptcy judge to sit in Rhode Island, and for 44 years, he was the only U.S. bankruptcy judge to serve the state. He served on the First Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, Massachusetts and Maine panels. He was Chief Judge, Massachusetts’ B.A.P. from 1981 to 1984. The Judge Arthur N. Votolato papers is a small collection of material relating to Votolato’s work in bankruptcy law. The collection contains Bankruptcy Appellate Panel materials including correspondence, notes, and outlines, as well as case files, reports, publications including The Conference Newsletter, The Silver Whistle, and other related documents.
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Arthur N. Votolato papers
creator
United States Trustees. United States Trustees., Creator Votolato, Arthur, Creator
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PU-L.NBA.046
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1 linear foot
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1968-1986
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Judge Arthur N. Votolato was the first bankruptcy judge to sit in Rhode Island, and for 44 years, he was the only U.S. bankruptcy judge to serve the state. He served on the First Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, Massachusetts and Maine panels. He was Chief Judge, Massachusetts’ B.A.P. from 1981 to 1984. The Judge Arthur N. Votolato papers is a small collection of material relating to Votolato’s work in bankruptcy law. The collection contains Bankruptcy Appellate Panel materials including correspondence, notes, and outlines, as well as case files, reports, publications including The Conference Newsletter, The Silver Whistle, and other related documents.
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1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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United States Trustees. United States Trustees. Votolato, Arthur National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1888, 1937-1938, 1978-2005 and undated
(Bulk: 1994-2005)
Creator:
Glosband, Daniel
Extent: 12 linear feet
Daniel Glosband is the International Bar Association’s official liaison of the Creditors Rights and Insolvency Committee to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and was one of the primary draftsmen of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency. Since its establishment in 1966, UNCITRAL has been recognized as the core legal body of the United Nations system in the field of international trade law. This collection consists of nine series covering correspondence, code references, drafts, articles, Glosband’s notes, organizational reports, and Glosband’s business travel documents dated 1888, 1937-1938, 1978-2005 and undated.
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Daniel Glosband Papers of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
creator
Glosband, Daniel
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PU-L.NBA.056
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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12 linear feet
inclusive date
1888, 1937-1938, 1978-2005 and undated
bulk date
1994-2005
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Daniel Glosband is the International Bar Association’s official liaison of the Creditors Rights and Insolvency Committee to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and was one of the primary draftsmen of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency. Since its establishment in 1966, UNCITRAL has been recognized as the core legal body of the United Nations system in the field of international trade law. This collection consists of nine series covering correspondence, code references, drafts, articles, Glosband’s notes, organizational reports, and Glosband’s business travel documents dated 1888, 1937-1938, 1978-2005 and undated.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1990s 2000s
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English
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Glosband, Daniel Clift, Jenny Cooper, Neil Goodwin, Proctor, and Hoar. Leonard, Bruce National Bankruptcy Review Commission (U.S.) United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. Westbrook, Jay
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1972-1978
Creator:
Weinfeld, Edward, 1901-1988
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (about 2,000 items)
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.
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Edward Weinfeld Bankruptcy Reform Papers
creator
Weinfeld, Edward, 1901-1988
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PU-L.NBA.021
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1.5 linear feet (about 2,000 items)
inclusive date
1972-1978
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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.
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1970s
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English
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Weinfeld, Edward, 1901-1988 Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States
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Legislation (legal concepts)
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1972-1985
Creator:
Federal Judicial Center
Extent: 12 linear feet (about 420 audio cassette tapes)
The Federal Judicial Center was established in 1967 to promote improvements in judicial administration in the United States courts. The center provides continuing education programs for the federal judiciary, including bankruptcy judges. The collection (1972-1985) includes presentations, transcribed to cassette tape, given by bankruptcy judges, scholars, and practitioners to participants of the Federal Judicial Center's workshops and seminars for bankruptcy judges.
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Federal Judicial Center Educational Program Audiotapes
creator
Federal Judicial Center
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PU-L.NBA.013
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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12 linear feet (about 420 audio cassette tapes)
inclusive date
1972-1985
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The Federal Judicial Center was established in 1967 to promote improvements in judicial administration in the United States courts. The center provides continuing education programs for the federal judiciary, including bankruptcy judges. The collection (1972-1985) includes presentations, transcribed to cassette tape, given by bankruptcy judges, scholars, and practitioners to participants of the Federal Judicial Center's workshops and seminars for bankruptcy judges.
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1970s 1980s
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English
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Federal Judicial Center Federal Judicial Center
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Audiotapes
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1977-1979
(Bulk: 1979)
Extent: 1 linear foot
Great American Management and Investment Inc. (GAMI) is a diversified holding company as well as a manufacturer of electrical equipment. In March of 1977, GAMI filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The records of Great American Management Investment are comprised of the documents of the initial pleadings and the closing documents. Within each series, the material may contain petitions, applications, stays, memorandums, correspondence, and other related documents.
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Great American Management and Investment Inc. records
creator
id
PU-L.NBA.053
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
1 linear foot
inclusive date
1977-1979
bulk date
1979
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Great American Management and Investment Inc. (GAMI) is a diversified holding company as well as a manufacturer of electrical equipment. In March of 1977, GAMI filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The records of Great American Management Investment are comprised of the documents of the initial pleadings and the closing documents. Within each series, the material may contain petitions, applications, stays, memorandums, correspondence, and other related documents.
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1970s
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1970s
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English
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Great American Management and Investment. Great American Mortgage Investors. Kahn, A.D.
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1975-2005
Creator:
Sommer, Henry J., Creator
Extent: 20 linear feet
Henry J. Sommer is one of the leading figures in bankruptcy, consumer law, and civil rights. Born in 1949 in Rochester, New York, Sommer received his JD cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1974. After graduating from Harvard, he worked for Community Legal Services in Philadelphia as Project Head of its Consumer Law Project until 1996. In addition to his role with Community Legal Services, Sommer has lectured at University of Pennsylvania Law School and worked as editor-in-chief of Collier on Bankruptcy. The Henry J. Sommer Papers, 1975-2005, include National Bankruptcy Conference papers, materials from Continuing Legal Education seminars and other meetings at which Sommer lectured, copies of published manuscripts and articles written by Sommer, videotapes of Sommer and colleagues holding seminars that educated practitioners about the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, and related materials.
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Henry J. Sommer Papers
creator
Sommer, Henry J., Creator
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PU-L.NBA.033
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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20 linear feet
inclusive date
1975-2005
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Henry J. Sommer is one of the leading figures in bankruptcy, consumer law, and civil rights. Born in 1949 in Rochester, New York, Sommer received his JD cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1974. After graduating from Harvard, he worked for Community Legal Services in Philadelphia as Project Head of its Consumer Law Project until 1996. In addition to his role with Community Legal Services, Sommer has lectured at University of Pennsylvania Law School and worked as editor-in-chief of Collier on Bankruptcy. The Henry J. Sommer Papers, 1975-2005, include National Bankruptcy Conference papers, materials from Continuing Legal Education seminars and other meetings at which Sommer lectured, copies of published manuscripts and articles written by Sommer, videotapes of Sommer and colleagues holding seminars that educated practitioners about the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, and related materials.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Sommer, Henry J. Community Legal Services (Philadelphia, Pa.) National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.) National Consumer Law Center
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Legal files Publications Video recordings
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1972-2001
(Bulk: 1989-1992)
Creator:
Cosetti, Joseph L.
Extent: 3 linear feet (about 1400 items)
Joseph L. Cosetti was appointed United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 1980, where he served as Chief Judge until 1994. He served as President of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) from 1991 to 1992. The NCBJ, which provides continuing legal education to judges, lawyers and other involved professionals, aims to secure a greater degree of quality and uniformity in the administration of the bankruptcy system and to improve the practice of law in the bankruptcy courts. Papers in the collection span the period of 1972-2001, with the majority of the documents created in the years 1989-1992. Chiefly represented are materials created by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and collected by the Office of the President from 1989 to 1992.
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Joseph L. Cosetti Papers
creator
Cosetti, Joseph L.
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PU-L.NBA.025
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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3 linear feet (about 1400 items)
inclusive date
1972-2001
bulk date
1989-1992
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Joseph L. Cosetti was appointed United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 1980, where he served as Chief Judge until 1994. He served as President of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) from 1991 to 1992. The NCBJ, which provides continuing legal education to judges, lawyers and other involved professionals, aims to secure a greater degree of quality and uniformity in the administration of the bankruptcy system and to improve the practice of law in the bankruptcy courts. Papers in the collection span the period of 1972-2001, with the majority of the documents created in the years 1989-1992. Chiefly represented are materials created by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and collected by the Office of the President from 1989 to 1992.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1980s 1990s
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English
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Cosetti, Joseph L. American Bankruptcy Institute American Bar Association National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1972-2011
(Bulk: 2001-2003)
Creator:
Fitzgerald, Judith
Extent: 6 linear feet
Judge Judith K. Fitzgerald has more than 25 years of experience as a Bankruptcy Judge, having presided over matters in the Western District of Pennsylvania (where she was chief judge for five years) as well as in the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This collection is comprised of records relating to the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. The materials date from 1972 to 2011, and are divided into four series: Administration; Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance; Mediation; Meetings.
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Judge Judith Fitzgerald Collection of National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Records
creator
Fitzgerald, Judith
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PU-L.NBA.054
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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6 linear feet
inclusive date
1972-2011
bulk date
2001-2003
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Judge Judith K. Fitzgerald has more than 25 years of experience as a Bankruptcy Judge, having presided over matters in the Western District of Pennsylvania (where she was chief judge for five years) as well as in the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This collection is comprised of records relating to the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. The materials date from 1972 to 2011, and are divided into four series: Administration; Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance; Mediation; Meetings.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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2000s
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English
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Fitzgerald, Judith
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1978-2000
(Bulk: 1995-1997)
Creator:
Ginsberg, Robert E.
Extent: 1 linear foot
Judge Robert E. Ginsberg served as a bankruptcy judge in the Northern District of Illinois. He was a member of the Board of the Federal Judicial Center from 1987 to 1991, and Chair of the Center’s Bankruptcy Education Committee from 1989 to 1992. He was appointed to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission in 1995 by Chief Justice William Rehnquist. The collection is comprised of six series, arranged alphabetically as follows: Acts; Court Rulings; Memorandums; Notes; Panels; Speeches.
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Judge Robert E. Ginsberg papers
creator
Ginsberg, Robert E.
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PU-L.NBA.052
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
1 linear foot
inclusive date
1978-2000
bulk date
1995-1997
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Judge Robert E. Ginsberg served as a bankruptcy judge in the Northern District of Illinois. He was a member of the Board of the Federal Judicial Center from 1987 to 1991, and Chair of the Center’s Bankruptcy Education Committee from 1989 to 1992. He was appointed to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission in 1995 by Chief Justice William Rehnquist. The collection is comprised of six series, arranged alphabetically as follows: Acts; Court Rulings; Memorandums; Notes; Panels; Speeches.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1990s
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English
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Ginsberg, Robert E. Mecham, Leonidas Ralph Szczebak, Francis F. Wiggins, Beth Ginsberg, Robert E.
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1979-1990
Extent: 3 linear feet
The Moore Papers document Judge Thomas Moore's process co-writing Chapter 12 of Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. This collection contains research on family farm bankruptcies, historical material, competing legislation, legal analyses, speeches and testimonies. The papers are collected from 1979 to 1990 and contain many drafts of the Chapter 12 family farmer legislation adopted by Congress in 1987. Researchers should not that these papers are copies and the originals are located at East Carolina University's Special Collections Department.
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Judge Thomas Moore Papers
creator
id
PU-L.NBA.038
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
3 linear feet
inclusive date
1979-1990
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The Moore Papers document Judge Thomas Moore's process co-writing Chapter 12 of Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. This collection contains research on family farm bankruptcies, historical material, competing legislation, legal analyses, speeches and testimonies. The papers are collected from 1979 to 1990 and contain many drafts of the Chapter 12 family farmer legislation adopted by Congress in 1987. Researchers should not that these papers are copies and the originals are located at East Carolina University's Special Collections Department.
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1969-1999
(Bulk: 1975-1998)
Creator:
Klee, Kenneth N.
Extent: 28.5 linear feet
Kenneth N. Klee spent his career analyzing bankruptcy law and advocating for pro-debtor reforms to the Bankruptcy Code. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1974 and joined to the California bar in 1975. He began his career as Associate Counsel for the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, a subunit of the House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary, where he advised Congress and helped draft legislation related to bankruptcy reform in the 1970s. He was also a consultant to the House Judiciary Committee from 1977 to 1982 and the Department of Justice from 1983 to 1985. Klee was a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, an association of scholars and practitioners committed to the study of bankruptcy legislation and reform, where he was chair of the Committee on Legislation from 1992 to 1999. He worked at Stutman, Treister and Glatt and was a founding partner of Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff, and Stern, LLP. The collection, 1969-1999, includes papers relating to Klee's work from 1969 to 1995 as a legal assistant to the Committee on the Judiciary, including drafts of bills, handwritten notes, markup copies of legislation, reports, and correspondence; materials related to Klee's legislative activities from 1997 to 1999 as a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference; lectures, presentations, and related material created by Klee for continuing education courses, seminars, and other programs; course materials related to Klee's professorships at UCLA and USC from 1979 to 1984; photocopies and other reference material; and related material.
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Kenneth N. Klee Papers
creator
Klee, Kenneth N.
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PU-L.NBA.005
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
28.5 linear feet
inclusive date
1969-1999
bulk date
1975-1998
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Kenneth N. Klee spent his career analyzing bankruptcy law and advocating for pro-debtor reforms to the Bankruptcy Code. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1974 and joined to the California bar in 1975. He began his career as Associate Counsel for the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, a subunit of the House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary, where he advised Congress and helped draft legislation related to bankruptcy reform in the 1970s. He was also a consultant to the House Judiciary Committee from 1977 to 1982 and the Department of Justice from 1983 to 1985. Klee was a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, an association of scholars and practitioners committed to the study of bankruptcy legislation and reform, where he was chair of the Committee on Legislation from 1992 to 1999. He worked at Stutman, Treister and Glatt and was a founding partner of Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff, and Stern, LLP. The collection, 1969-1999, includes papers relating to Klee's work from 1969 to 1995 as a legal assistant to the Committee on the Judiciary, including drafts of bills, handwritten notes, markup copies of legislation, reports, and correspondence; materials related to Klee's legislative activities from 1997 to 1999 as a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference; lectures, presentations, and related material created by Klee for continuing education courses, seminars, and other programs; course materials related to Klee's professorships at UCLA and USC from 1979 to 1984; photocopies and other reference material; and related material.
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Klee, Kenneth N. National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.) United States. Supreme Court
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Faculty papers Legislation (legal concepts)
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1952-2001
(Bulk: 1966-2001)
Creator:
King, Lawrence P., 1929-2001
Extent: 35 linear feet (about 9000 items)
As a teacher, scholar, lawyer, and consultant, Lawrence P. King (1929-2001) played an important role in the reform of bankruptcy law from the 1960s to his death in 2001. King taught commercial and bankruptcy law at New York University Law School. He served on a number of congressional commissions formed to analyze and reform bankruptcy law, including the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States. He gave speeches and participated in panels regarding bankruptcy legislation for a number of seminars and educational programs. He was an active member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, an organization of lawyers, judges, and professors dedicated to bankruptcy reform. He had leadership roles in National Bankruptcy Conference committees, including the Committee on Legislation, where he was Chairman. He is well known as Editor of Collier on Bankruptcy, a reference series that became the leading treatise on bankruptcy law during King's 40-year tenure. The collection,1952-2001, includes personal and professional correspondence; reports, correspondence, and memoranda relating to King's participation in the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules; congressional hearings and testimony by King and his colleagues; meeting minutes, correspondence, and committee materials from the National Bankruptcy Conference, of which King was an active member; papers relating to the New York University Advanced Workshop on Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization, which King created and taught; seminar materials from the Federal Judicial Center, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the Association of American Law Schools, and other organizations; articles written by King; teaching materials; subject files on a range of topics, including personal bankruptcy, bankruptcy reform, the Bankruptcy Code, consumer legislation, and the Marathon Pipeline bankruptcy court case; and other papers used by King in the course of his scholarship.
title
Lawrence P. King Papers
creator
King, Lawrence P., 1929-2001
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PU-L.NBA.001
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
35 linear feet (about 9000 items)
inclusive date
1952-2001
bulk date
1966-2001
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As a teacher, scholar, lawyer, and consultant, Lawrence P. King (1929-2001) played an important role in the reform of bankruptcy law from the 1960s to his death in 2001. King taught commercial and bankruptcy law at New York University Law School. He served on a number of congressional commissions formed to analyze and reform bankruptcy law, including the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States. He gave speeches and participated in panels regarding bankruptcy legislation for a number of seminars and educational programs. He was an active member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, an organization of lawyers, judges, and professors dedicated to bankruptcy reform. He had leadership roles in National Bankruptcy Conference committees, including the Committee on Legislation, where he was Chairman. He is well known as Editor of Collier on Bankruptcy, a reference series that became the leading treatise on bankruptcy law during King's 40-year tenure. The collection,1952-2001, includes personal and professional correspondence; reports, correspondence, and memoranda relating to King's participation in the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules; congressional hearings and testimony by King and his colleagues; meeting minutes, correspondence, and committee materials from the National Bankruptcy Conference, of which King was an active member; papers relating to the New York University Advanced Workshop on Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization, which King created and taught; seminar materials from the Federal Judicial Center, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the Association of American Law Schools, and other organizations; articles written by King; teaching materials; subject files on a range of topics, including personal bankruptcy, bankruptcy reform, the Bankruptcy Code, consumer legislation, and the Marathon Pipeline bankruptcy court case; and other papers used by King in the course of his scholarship.
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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King, Lawrence P., 1929-2001 Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States Countryman, Vern -- Correspondence Forman, Leon S., 1915-2006 -- Correspondence National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.) National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.) Treister , George M., 1923- -- Correspondence
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Audiotapes Faculty papers Photographs
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1978-1997
Creator:
Forman, Leon S., 1915-2006
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (about 200 items)
Leon S. Forman (1915-2006) graduated from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1939. Forman joined the law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky and McCauley in 1984, where served the remainder of his career. He was a member of numerous legal and bankruptcy organizations, including the American College of Bankruptcy and the National Bankruptcy Conference. The collection, 1978-1997, chiefly includes correspondence, reports, and related material regarding Forman's activity as a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference.
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Leon S. Forman Papers
creator
Forman, Leon S., 1915-2006
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PU-L.NBA.020
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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0.5 linear feet (about 200 items)
inclusive date
1978-1997
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Leon S. Forman (1915-2006) graduated from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1939. Forman joined the law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky and McCauley in 1984, where served the remainder of his career. He was a member of numerous legal and bankruptcy organizations, including the American College of Bankruptcy and the National Bankruptcy Conference. The collection, 1978-1997, chiefly includes correspondence, reports, and related material regarding Forman's activity as a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference.
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Forman, Leon S., 1915-2006 National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.) National Bankruptcy Review Commission (U.S.)
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Legislation (legal concepts)
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1973-1994
(Bulk: 1980-1994)
Creator:
Rosen, Leonard M.
Extent: 1 linear foot
The Leonard M. Rosen Papers consists of the records of The National Bankruptcy Conference (NBC) Meeting and Administrative Records belonging to Mr. Rosen. Leonard M. Rosen was a prominent American bankruptcy attorney, and a co-founder of the New York firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. . Rosen contributed to the drafting of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, taught as an adjunct professor at NYU and served as chairman of the National Bankruptcy Conference from 1984 to 1992.
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Leonard M. Rosen Papers
creator
Rosen, Leonard M.
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PU-L.NBA.058
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
1 linear foot
inclusive date
1973-1994
bulk date
1980-1994
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The Leonard M. Rosen Papers consists of the records of The National Bankruptcy Conference (NBC) Meeting and Administrative Records belonging to Mr. Rosen. Leonard M. Rosen was a prominent American bankruptcy attorney, and a co-founder of the New York firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. . Rosen contributed to the drafting of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, taught as an adjunct professor at NYU and served as chairman of the National Bankruptcy Conference from 1984 to 1992.
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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1980s 1990s
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English
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Rosen, Leonard M. Kennedy, Frank R. National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1957-1999
Creator:
Drabkin, Murray, 1928-, Creator
Extent: 10 linear feet
Murray Drabkin (1928-) was a commercial bankruptcy lawyer at Hopkins and Sutter in Washington, D.C. until 2001. He was a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference and co-authored the "Judges' bill," which, together with the "Commission bill," drafted by a federal commission to study bankruptcy laws, was the basis for the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978. The collection, 1932-1999, includes materials relating to bankruptcy reform and the jurisdiction of bankruptcy judges in the 1970s and 1980s; records and papers of the National Bankruptcy Conference, where Drabkin was an active member; material relating to two important legislative projects formed by the National Bankruptcy Conference, the Code Review Project and the Insurance Insolvency Project; correspondence related to the activities of bankruptcy committees in New York and Washington, D.C.; and published manuals, reports, and reference books.
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Murray Drabkin Papers
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Drabkin, Murray, 1928-, Creator
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PU-L.NBA.003
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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10 linear feet
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1957-1999
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Murray Drabkin (1928-) was a commercial bankruptcy lawyer at Hopkins and Sutter in Washington, D.C. until 2001. He was a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference and co-authored the "Judges' bill," which, together with the "Commission bill," drafted by a federal commission to study bankruptcy laws, was the basis for the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978. The collection, 1932-1999, includes materials relating to bankruptcy reform and the jurisdiction of bankruptcy judges in the 1970s and 1980s; records and papers of the National Bankruptcy Conference, where Drabkin was an active member; material relating to two important legislative projects formed by the National Bankruptcy Conference, the Code Review Project and the Insurance Insolvency Project; correspondence related to the activities of bankruptcy committees in New York and Washington, D.C.; and published manuals, reports, and reference books.
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Drabkin, Murray, 1928- American College of Bankruptcy National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.) National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1948-1996
Creator:
National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.)
Extent: 1.3 linear feet (56 items)
The National Bankruptcy Conference is a voluntary, non-profit, self-supporting organization of lawyers, law teachers, and bankruptcy judges who have achieved scholarly distinction in the field of bankruptcy law. Its purpose is to study the operation of bankruptcy and related laws and proposals for their reform. The Conference participated as a consultant to Congress in every substantial amendment of the Bankruptcy Act up to the 1970s. The collection includes minutes summaries of proceedings of National Bankruptcy Conference meetings from 1948 to 1996 and reports submitted by the Committee on Coordination of Uniform Commercial Code and Bankruptcy Act.
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National Bankruptcy Conference Records
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National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.)
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PU-L.NBA.004
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1.3 linear feet (56 items)
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1948-1996
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The National Bankruptcy Conference is a voluntary, non-profit, self-supporting organization of lawyers, law teachers, and bankruptcy judges who have achieved scholarly distinction in the field of bankruptcy law. Its purpose is to study the operation of bankruptcy and related laws and proposals for their reform. The Conference participated as a consultant to Congress in every substantial amendment of the Bankruptcy Act up to the 1970s. The collection includes minutes summaries of proceedings of National Bankruptcy Conference meetings from 1948 to 1996 and reports submitted by the Committee on Coordination of Uniform Commercial Code and Bankruptcy Act.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.)
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Minutes
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1926 - 2013
Creator:
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
Extent: 20 linear feet (about 5500 items)
The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) was founded in 1926 to provide continuing legal education to bankruptcy judges, lawyers, and other practitioners, and to advise and influence Congress in an effort to represent the interests of bankruptcy judges with regards to pending bankruptcy legislation, and to promote greater uniformity and understanding of existing bankruptcy law. The collection, 1926-2007, includes materials related to organizational activity as it relates to the field of bankruptcy law, including administrative files, committee papers, meeting materials, legislative activity, publications, and related material.
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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Records
creator
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
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PU-L.NBA.012
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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20 linear feet (about 5500 items)
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1926 - 2013
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The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) was founded in 1926 to provide continuing legal education to bankruptcy judges, lawyers, and other practitioners, and to advise and influence Congress in an effort to represent the interests of bankruptcy judges with regards to pending bankruptcy legislation, and to promote greater uniformity and understanding of existing bankruptcy law. The collection, 1926-2007, includes materials related to organizational activity as it relates to the field of bankruptcy law, including administrative files, committee papers, meeting materials, legislative activity, publications, and related material.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.) Kelley, Ralph H. (Ralph Houston), 1928-2004 Scott, Mary Davies, 1944-
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DVDs Oral histories (document genres) Photographs
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1967-2004
Creator:
Kelley, Ralph H. (Ralph Houston), 1928-2004, Creator
Extent: 24 linear feet
Ralph H. Kelley (1928-2004) was appointed United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Sixth Federal Judicial Circuit in 1969. In 1993 he retired as Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee but remained the court’s senior judge. He was a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, where he served as President from 1985 to 1986. In 1980, Ralph Kelley was appointed to the Committee on the Budget of the Judicial Conference of the United States, where he served until 1990. The collection (1967-2004) includes letters and memoranda with the Administrative Office of the United States, congressional leaders, and bankruptcy judges; programs, promotional material, and other material relating to seminars, workshops, conferences, and other meetings in which Kelley was invited to participate; congressional testimony by Kelley before various congressional committees; essays and other writings generated by Kelley; speeches, lectures, and other presentations created by Kelley; subject files, created and maintained by Kelley, relating to Kelley's key legislative advocacy, including support for an increase in bankruptcy judgeships, improved salaries and retirement benefits for bankruptcy judges, and Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code; publications, releases, directories, news clippings, and other papers not created by Kelley but used by Kelley for reference; and letters, press releases, video material, and other material commemorating and honoring the life and work of Kelley.
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Ralph H. Kelley Papers
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Kelley, Ralph H. (Ralph Houston), 1928-2004, Creator
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PU-L.NBA.002
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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24 linear feet
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1967-2004
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Ralph H. Kelley (1928-2004) was appointed United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Sixth Federal Judicial Circuit in 1969. In 1993 he retired as Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee but remained the court’s senior judge. He was a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, where he served as President from 1985 to 1986. In 1980, Ralph Kelley was appointed to the Committee on the Budget of the Judicial Conference of the United States, where he served until 1990. The collection (1967-2004) includes letters and memoranda with the Administrative Office of the United States, congressional leaders, and bankruptcy judges; programs, promotional material, and other material relating to seminars, workshops, conferences, and other meetings in which Kelley was invited to participate; congressional testimony by Kelley before various congressional committees; essays and other writings generated by Kelley; speeches, lectures, and other presentations created by Kelley; subject files, created and maintained by Kelley, relating to Kelley's key legislative advocacy, including support for an increase in bankruptcy judgeships, improved salaries and retirement benefits for bankruptcy judges, and Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code; publications, releases, directories, news clippings, and other papers not created by Kelley but used by Kelley for reference; and letters, press releases, video material, and other material commemorating and honoring the life and work of Kelley.
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Kelley, Ralph H. (Ralph Houston), 1928-2004 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.) United States. Administrative Office of the United States Courts
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DVDs Photographs
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1969-2010
(Bulk: 1982-2000)
Creator:
Newsome, Randall J. (Randall Jackson), 1950-
Extent: 27 linear feet
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).
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Randall J. Newsome Papers
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Newsome, Randall J. (Randall Jackson), 1950-
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PU-L.NBA.040
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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27 linear feet
inclusive date
1969-2010
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1982-2000
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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).
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Newsome, Randall J. (Randall Jackson), 1950- Hersher, Robert F., Jr., 1944- National Bankruptcy Review Commission (U.S.) National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.) Paine, George C., II Scott, Mary Davies, 1944-
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Clippings files Oral histories (document genres) Photographs
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1933-1934, 1959-1978
(Bulk: 1967-1976)
Creator:
Levin, Richard
Extent: 11 linear feet
Richard Levin was a distinguished New York based bankruptcy lawyer who served as assistant counsel to the House Judiciary Committee between 1975 and 1978. He dedicated those years to the penning of US Federal Bankruptcy Code. Richard Levin Documents on the Creation of the 1978 United States Bankruptcy Code is composed of a collection of research reports, drafts, correspondence, and other documents that describe the creation and follow the progress of the 1978 US Bankruptcy Code largely during the years 1967-1978 with supplementary information from years 1933, 1934, 1959, 1960, 1966, and Bankruptcy Statistics Tables dated 1960-1969.
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Richard Levin Papers on the Creation of the 1978 United States Bankruptcy Code
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Levin, Richard
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PU-L.NBA.060
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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11 linear feet
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1933-1934, 1959-1978
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1967-1976
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Richard Levin was a distinguished New York based bankruptcy lawyer who served as assistant counsel to the House Judiciary Committee between 1975 and 1978. He dedicated those years to the penning of US Federal Bankruptcy Code. Richard Levin Documents on the Creation of the 1978 United States Bankruptcy Code is composed of a collection of research reports, drafts, correspondence, and other documents that describe the creation and follow the progress of the 1978 US Bankruptcy Code largely during the years 1967-1978 with supplementary information from years 1933, 1934, 1959, 1960, 1966, and Bankruptcy Statistics Tables dated 1960-1969.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1960s 1970s
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English
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Levin, Richard Countryman, Vern Cyr, Conrad K. Edwards, Don Forsythe, John S. Kennedy, Frank R. Klee, Kenneth N. Rodino, Peter Smith, Gerald K. Treister , George M., 1923-
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1973-1994
Creator:
Morton, Robert B. (Robert Ball), 1912-2005
Extent: 3 linear feet (about 3,000 items)
Robert B. Morton (1912-2005) earned his law degree from the University of Kansas in 1935. In 1962, Morton became a judge in the United States Bankruptcy Court, a position he held until 1986. Upon his retirement from the court, Morton worked for Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock and Kennedy, a law firm located in Wichita, Kan. Morton was an active member in a number of bankruptcy and legal organizations, most notably the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, where he served as President from 1975 to 1976 and as Treasurer from 1980 to 1982. The collection, 1973-1994, includes correspondence, memoranda, handwritten notes, and related material regarding Morton's activities as a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges; as counsel to the bankruptcy department of Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock and Kennedy; and as an advocate for improved benefits for bankruptcy judges.
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Robert B. Morton Papers
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Morton, Robert B. (Robert Ball), 1912-2005
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PU-L.NBA.018
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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3 linear feet (about 3,000 items)
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1973-1994
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abstract/scope/contents
Robert B. Morton (1912-2005) earned his law degree from the University of Kansas in 1935. In 1962, Morton became a judge in the United States Bankruptcy Court, a position he held until 1986. Upon his retirement from the court, Morton worked for Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock and Kennedy, a law firm located in Wichita, Kan. Morton was an active member in a number of bankruptcy and legal organizations, most notably the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, where he served as President from 1975 to 1976 and as Treasurer from 1980 to 1982. The collection, 1973-1994, includes correspondence, memoranda, handwritten notes, and related material regarding Morton's activities as a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges; as counsel to the bankruptcy department of Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock and Kennedy; and as an advocate for improved benefits for bankruptcy judges.
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Morton, Robert B. (Robert Ball), 1912-2005 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.) Norton, William L.
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