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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.
title
American Bankruptcy Institute Records
creator
American Bankruptcy Institute
id
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]
2009
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection contains a brief series of files concerning the Chrysler/General Motors bankruptcy case of 2009. The series includes a number of files of motions during the proceedings, as well as both paper and audio transcripts of the first three days of hearings.
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General Motors Bankruptcy
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id
PU-L.NBA.044
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
inclusive date
2009
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This collection contains a brief series of files concerning the Chrysler/General Motors bankruptcy case of 2009. The series includes a number of files of motions during the proceedings, as well as both paper and audio transcripts of the first three days of hearings.
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English
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General Motors.
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1982-1999
Extent: 47 linear feet
Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. graduated from Swarthmore College in 1953 and received his LL.B. from Columbia University in 1954. Widely considered an authority on legal ethics, Hazard was Director of the American Law Institute from 1984 to 1999. During his tenure, the ALI worked on many important restatement and codification projects, including a Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers and revisions to the Uniform Commercial Code. The collections, 1982-1999, chiefly covers Hazard's activities as Director of the American Law Institute from 1984 to 1999.
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Geoffrey C. Hazard Director's Files
creator
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PU-L.ALI.02.004
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
47 linear feet
inclusive date
1982-1999
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Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. graduated from Swarthmore College in 1953 and received his LL.B. from Columbia University in 1954. Widely considered an authority on legal ethics, Hazard was Director of the American Law Institute from 1984 to 1999. During his tenure, the ALI worked on many important restatement and codification projects, including a Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers and revisions to the Uniform Commercial Code. The collections, 1982-1999, chiefly covers Hazard's activities as Director of the American Law Institute from 1984 to 1999.
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1980s 1990s
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English
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American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education Hazard, Geoffrey C. Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code
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Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1978-1979
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 5 items
In 1977, The American Law Institute joined with joined with the American Bar Association to study ways to improve professional competence among lawyers. The study resulted in the publication of A Model Peer Review System in 1980. The collection, 1978-1979, includes drafts related to a study undertaken by the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education that examined ways to improve professional competence among lawyers.
title
Model Peer Review System Drafts
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.017
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
5 items
inclusive date
1978-1979
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In 1977, The American Law Institute joined with joined with the American Bar Association to study ways to improve professional competence among lawyers. The study resulted in the publication of A Model Peer Review System in 1980. The collection, 1978-1979, includes drafts related to a study undertaken by the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education that examined ways to improve professional competence among lawyers.
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1970s
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English
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American Law Institute American Bar Association
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Biddle Law Library: Law School Archives [Contact Us]
1999-2006
Creator:
University of Pennsylvania. Law School
Extent: 6 linear feet
The Penn Law School Legal Oral History Project was a collaborative effort from 1999 through 2006 by a team of faculty, librarians, and students to record and preserve first-person narratives of graduates and members of the Penn Law Community as well as notable public interest lawyers. The project began as a seminar, the goal of which was to train students in the theory and practice of oral history. Each student then selected a distinguished graduate or member of the Penn Law community and conducted a one-to-two hour videotaped interview. Following the interview, the student transcribed the videotape and prepared a biographical article. The collection, dated 1999-2006, includes transcripts of interviews of distinguished Penn Law School alumni, associated members of the Penn Law community, and public interest lawyers. The collection also includes biographical essays of the interview subjects and interview questions written by the law students, as well as background research compiled by the law students, typewritten correspondence, occasional photographs, brief handwritten annotations, and related materials.
title
Penn Law School Legal Oral History Project Files
creator
University of Pennsylvania. Law School
id
PU-L.BLL.001
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
6 linear feet
inclusive date
1999-2006
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abstract/scope/contents
The Penn Law School Legal Oral History Project was a collaborative effort from 1999 through 2006 by a team of faculty, librarians, and students to record and preserve first-person narratives of graduates and members of the Penn Law Community as well as notable public interest lawyers. The project began as a seminar, the goal of which was to train students in the theory and practice of oral history. Each student then selected a distinguished graduate or member of the Penn Law community and conducted a one-to-two hour videotaped interview. Following the interview, the student transcribed the videotape and prepared a biographical article. The collection, dated 1999-2006, includes transcripts of interviews of distinguished Penn Law School alumni, associated members of the Penn Law community, and public interest lawyers. The collection also includes biographical essays of the interview subjects and interview questions written by the law students, as well as background research compiled by the law students, typewritten correspondence, occasional photographs, brief handwritten annotations, and related materials.
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1990s 2000s
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English
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University of Pennsylvania. Law School
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Oral histories (document genres)
Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1958-1992
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 37 boxes (about 420 reels)
The American Law Institute has often recorded its meetings, during which its members discuss topics related to the governance and projects of the Institute. The collection 1958-1992, contains reel-to-reel audiotapes of American Law Institute Annual Meetings, Council Meetings, and project meetings.
title
Reel-to-reel Audio
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.011
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
37 boxes (about 420 reels)
inclusive date
1958-1992
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The American Law Institute has often recorded its meetings, during which its members discuss topics related to the governance and projects of the Institute. The collection 1958-1992, contains reel-to-reel audiotapes of American Law Institute Annual Meetings, Council Meetings, and project meetings.
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Audiotapes
Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
1973-2003
Creator:
American Law Institute
Extent: 16 linear feet
The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." The Third Restatement of the Law covered subjects including Foreign Relations Law and the Law Governing Lawyers. The collection, 1973-2003, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, and other materials related to the Third Restatement of the Law, which sought to improve and expand upon the first and second codification projects by the American Law Institute.
title
Restatement of the Law: Third Records
creator
American Law Institute
id
PU-L.ALI.04.003
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
16 linear feet
inclusive date
1973-2003
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
The American Law Institute (ALI) was founded in 1923 in response to a perceived uncertainty and complexity in American law. Former Penn Law Dean William Draper Lewis was the Institute's first director, running the organization's operations out of his campus office. The ALI was conceived as a representative gathering of the American Bar (including Judges, Lawyers, and Law Professors) for the stated mission "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." The Third Restatement of the Law covered subjects including Foreign Relations Law and the Law Governing Lawyers. The collection, 1973-2003, includes drafts, comments, correspondence, and other materials related to the Third Restatement of the Law, which sought to improve and expand upon the first and second codification projects by the American Law Institute.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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American Law Institute
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Biddle Law Library: Law School Archives [Contact Us]
1952-1964
Creator:
University of Pennsylvania. Law School
Extent: 4 linear feet
This collection of materials from the University of Pennsylvania Law Review spans from 1950-1964 and includes a wide collection of original research, correspondence, and government reports and files used in a variety of Penn Law Review publications, articles, notes, comments, and pieces from this period. The collection demonstrates the intensive research and efforts undertaken by Penn Law Review writers and editors to thoroughly investigate their topics and pieces and to produce the highest quality legal writing.
title
University of Pennsylvania Law Review Research Documents
creator
University of Pennsylvania. Law School
id
PU-L.BLL.004
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
4 linear feet
inclusive date
1952-1964
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This collection of materials from the University of Pennsylvania Law Review spans from 1950-1964 and includes a wide collection of original research, correspondence, and government reports and files used in a variety of Penn Law Review publications, articles, notes, comments, and pieces from this period. The collection demonstrates the intensive research and efforts undertaken by Penn Law Review writers and editors to thoroughly investigate their topics and pieces and to produce the highest quality legal writing.
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1950s 1960s
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English
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University of Pennsylvania. Law School
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Biddle Law Library: Manuscripts Collection [Contact Us]
1917-1940, undated
Creator:
Mikell, William E., 1894-
Extent: 1 linear foot
This collection features a series of materials partially documenting the career of lawyer and legal scholar William E. Mikell. Most notably featured in this collection are various drafts of the criminal codes Mikell was heavily involved in planning and drafting during his career. As well are included a large variety of personal notes and writings of Mikell's which touch upon the large number of criminal law and code topics he worked with throughout his life. Speeches given by and about Mikell are included in their original forms, as well as person memorabilia including Mikell's 1890 Master's degree from The Citadel. The collection is rounded out with a brief set of personal photographs and miscellaneous correspondence from Mikell's career.
title
William E. Mikell papers
creator
Mikell, William E., 1894-
id
PU-L.MSS .019
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
1 linear foot
inclusive date
1917-1940, undated
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abstract/scope/contents
This collection features a series of materials partially documenting the career of lawyer and legal scholar William E. Mikell. Most notably featured in this collection are various drafts of the criminal codes Mikell was heavily involved in planning and drafting during his career. As well are included a large variety of personal notes and writings of Mikell's which touch upon the large number of criminal law and code topics he worked with throughout his life. Speeches given by and about Mikell are included in their original forms, as well as person memorabilia including Mikell's 1890 Master's degree from The Citadel. The collection is rounded out with a brief set of personal photographs and miscellaneous correspondence from Mikell's career.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
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English
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Mikell, William E., 1894-
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Faculty papers
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