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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1982-2013
(Bulk: 1985-1996)
Creator:
American Bankruptcy Institute
Extent: 21 linear feet (50 boxes and one photo album box)
Harry Dixon Jr. (1944-2006), a lawyer from Nebraska, wanted to form an organization with the dual purpose of providing Congress with expert and unbiased views on legislation and creating an institution that could keep the bankruptcy community aware of legislative activities affecting them. In February 1982, Dixon incorporated under Nebraska law this new organization which was to be called the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). The records of the American Bankruptcy Institute document two main areas of the organization: the history and operating activities of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the organization's professional activities, publications, and research on bankruptcy related issues. The materials date from 1982-2013, with the bulk from 1985-1996. Materials are largely in paper format, comprising correspondence, memos, facsimiles, resumes/c.v., financial records, by-laws, articles of incorporation, certificates, lease agreement, newsletters, marketing materials, clippings, press releases, scripts, white papers, meeting files which typically include agendas, minutes, and sign-in sheets, committee files, conference and seminar material, Library of Congress reports, information bulletins, Congressional reports, records, and bills, court records, briefs, procedures, Congressional hearing testimonies and remarks, publications, monographs, and other related printed matter. The records also include audiovisual materials such as photographs, VHS tapes, audio cassette tapes, DVDs, and CDs. The strengths of the American Bankruptcy Institute records are the documentation of the Board of Directors files; ABI conference and seminar files; ABI's effort to expand membership; Committee files; and the organization's analysis of bankruptcy legislation from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. Extensive areas of analysis by ABI include the U.S. Trustee Program which include numerous oversight hearings; Chapter 7 Substantial Abuse; Chapter 12 Family Farmer Bankruptcy; additional bankruptcy judgeships; the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984 (BAFJA) including the Bankruptcy Survey Project conducted by the ABI after the law (BAFJA) went into effect; judicial salaries; leveraged buyouts (LBO); pension plans and retirement benefits; proposed amendments to bankruptcy rules and forms; significant Supreme Court cases; S. 1985 National Bankruptcy Review Commission Act, S. 1559 Bankruptcy Technical Corrections Act, and testimonies before various Congressional committees from 1989-1996.
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American Bankruptcy Institute Records
creator
American Bankruptcy Institute
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PU-L.NBA.048
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
21 linear feet (50 boxes and one photo album box)
inclusive date
1982-2013
bulk date
1985-1996
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Harry Dixon Jr. (1944-2006), a lawyer from Nebraska, wanted to form an organization with the dual purpose of providing Congress with expert and unbiased views on legislation and creating an institution that could keep the bankruptcy community aware of legislative activities affecting them. In February 1982, Dixon incorporated under Nebraska law this new organization which was to be called the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). The records of the American Bankruptcy Institute document two main areas of the organization: the history and operating activities of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the organization's professional activities, publications, and research on bankruptcy related issues. The materials date from 1982-2013, with the bulk from 1985-1996. Materials are largely in paper format, comprising correspondence, memos, facsimiles, resumes/c.v., financial records, by-laws, articles of incorporation, certificates, lease agreement, newsletters, marketing materials, clippings, press releases, scripts, white papers, meeting files which typically include agendas, minutes, and sign-in sheets, committee files, conference and seminar material, Library of Congress reports, information bulletins, Congressional reports, records, and bills, court records, briefs, procedures, Congressional hearing testimonies and remarks, publications, monographs, and other related printed matter. The records also include audiovisual materials such as photographs, VHS tapes, audio cassette tapes, DVDs, and CDs. The strengths of the American Bankruptcy Institute records are the documentation of the Board of Directors files; ABI conference and seminar files; ABI's effort to expand membership; Committee files; and the organization's analysis of bankruptcy legislation from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. Extensive areas of analysis by ABI include the U.S. Trustee Program which include numerous oversight hearings; Chapter 7 Substantial Abuse; Chapter 12 Family Farmer Bankruptcy; additional bankruptcy judgeships; the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984 (BAFJA) including the Bankruptcy Survey Project conducted by the ABI after the law (BAFJA) went into effect; judicial salaries; leveraged buyouts (LBO); pension plans and retirement benefits; proposed amendments to bankruptcy rules and forms; significant Supreme Court cases; S. 1985 National Bankruptcy Review Commission Act, S. 1559 Bankruptcy Technical Corrections Act, and testimonies before various Congressional committees from 1989-1996.
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1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1980s 1990s
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English
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American Bankruptcy Institute Creel, Ed DeConcini, Dennis Dixon, Harry. D., Jr. Elaesser, Ford Gerdano, Samuel, Jr. Gitlin, Richard A. Johns-Manville, Incorporated National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.) National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.) Norton, William, Jr. Peters, Melvin Phelan, Robin E. Scott, Mary Davies, 1944- Shapiro, Keith Small, A Thomas Tatelbaum, Charles M. Teofan, Vernon O. United States. Supreme Court Vihon, Charles Whelan, Roger Whyte, Bettina M.
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Audiotapes Clippings files Drafts (documents) Legal files Legislation (legal concepts) Minutes Photographs 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
extent
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]
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
id
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]
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.
id
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]
1987-2001
(Bulk: 1994-2001)
Creator:
Dreher, Nancy C., 1942-
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (about 500 items)
Nancy Dreher was a member of the American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow of the American Bar Association, and member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ), where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal from 1994 to 1998. Dreher also edited the NCBJ publication Conference News from 1999 to 2000, a period during which the newsletter underwent a thorough restructuring. The Nancy C. Dreher collection includes selected issues of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal, which Dreher edited from 1994 to 1998, and "Conference News," the official NCBJ newsletter that was edited by Dreher from 1999 to 2000. The collection also includes administrative papers detailing the correspondence between Dreher and members of the NCBJ, the history of the NCBJ, and the operations of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal; annotated drafts of articles published by these two NCBJ organs under Dreher's supervision, correspondence and meeting materials relating to the activities of the Editorial Advisory Board for the American Bankruptcy Law Journal; and correspondence and other material relating to the activities of the Newsletter Committee for Conference News.
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Nancy C. Dreher Collection of National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Records
creator
Dreher, Nancy C., 1942-
id
PU-L.NBA.026
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
1.5 linear feet (about 500 items)
inclusive date
1987-2001
bulk date
1994-2001
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Nancy Dreher was a member of the American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow of the American Bar Association, and member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ), where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal from 1994 to 1998. Dreher also edited the NCBJ publication Conference News from 1999 to 2000, a period during which the newsletter underwent a thorough restructuring. The Nancy C. Dreher collection includes selected issues of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal, which Dreher edited from 1994 to 1998, and "Conference News," the official NCBJ newsletter that was edited by Dreher from 1999 to 2000. The collection also includes administrative papers detailing the correspondence between Dreher and members of the NCBJ, the history of the NCBJ, and the operations of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal; annotated drafts of articles published by these two NCBJ organs under Dreher's supervision, correspondence and meeting materials relating to the activities of the Editorial Advisory Board for the American Bankruptcy Law Journal; and correspondence and other material relating to the activities of the Newsletter Committee for Conference News.
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1980s 1990s 2000s
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1990s 2000s
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English
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Dreher, Nancy C., 1942- Bufford, Samuel L. (Samuel Lawrence), 1943- National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
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Photographs Scrapbooks Serials (publications)
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1983-1998
(Bulk: 1990-1998)
Creator:
Nachman, Norman H.
Extent: 4 linear feet
Norman H. Nachman (1909-2001) worked as a Chicago bankruptcy attorney for 60 years, served as President of the Chicago Bar Association, and helped to draft new bankruptcy code. His colleagues named him the “Dean of U.S. Bankruptcy Lawyers.” This collection, dated 1983-1998, consists of materials relating to Nachman’s career in bankruptcy law and includes case documents, reports on aspects of bankruptcy law, Nachman’s daily appointment calendars, business correspondence dated 1992-1998, and various publications including law journals and books authored by his colleagues.
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Norman H. Nachman Papers
creator
Nachman, Norman H.
id
PU-L.NBA.057
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
4 linear feet
inclusive date
1983-1998
bulk date
1990-1998
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Norman H. Nachman (1909-2001) worked as a Chicago bankruptcy attorney for 60 years, served as President of the Chicago Bar Association, and helped to draft new bankruptcy code. His colleagues named him the “Dean of U.S. Bankruptcy Lawyers.” This collection, dated 1983-1998, consists of materials relating to Nachman’s career in bankruptcy law and includes case documents, reports on aspects of bankruptcy law, Nachman’s daily appointment calendars, business correspondence dated 1992-1998, and various publications including law journals and books authored by his colleagues.
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1980s 1990s
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1990s
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English
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Nachman, Norman H. Aldisert, Ruggero J. American Bankruptcy Institute American College of Bankruptcy Baird, Douglas G. Coar, David H. Cummings, Walter J. Martin, Robert D. McDermott, Will & Emery. National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.) National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.) Simon, Paul Trost, J. Ronald Warren, Elizabeth Winston & Strawn.
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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
creator
Newsome, Randall J. (Randall Jackson), 1950-
id
PU-L.NBA.040
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
27 linear feet
inclusive date
1969-2010
bulk date
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
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