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Biddle Law Library: Manuscripts Collection [Contact Us]
Taylor, George W. (George William), 1901-1972, Creator
Extent: 9.25 linear feet
George W. Taylor (1901-1972) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics in 1921 and a Ph.D. in 1929.Taylor taught at Wharton for over 30 years of which during that time, he became an influential expert in the field of industrial relations, including arbitration, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution. Taylor received major acclaim when he mediated an end to the Apex Hosiery Strike in Philadelphia in 1932 and orchestrated the passage in 1967, of the Public Employees Fair Employment Law, which is commonly known as "the Taylor Law." The collection, 1921-1970, consists of correspondence, trade negotiations, laws, agreements and studies surrounding the hosiery labor industry in the early to mid 20th century. The collection also contains files pertaining to memo series, decision series, and umpire decisions pertaining to the hosiery industry.
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
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.
Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives [Contact Us]
American Law Institute
Extent: 1 linear foot
In 1986, the American Law Institute (ALI) began a study, at the suggestion of Chief Justice Warren Burger, to examine the cost, volume, and delay caused by civil litigation in order to provide alternative paths to conflict resolution. Work on the project continued through 1988, generating a number of reports and working papers. The collection, 1986-1988, includes administrative materials, reports, letters, and other records related to the project, which studied ways other than litigation of resolving civil disputes.