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John K. Pearson Collection of American Bankruptcy Institute Records

NBA.019

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives
Creator:
Pearson, John K.
Title:
John K. Pearson Collection of American Bankruptcy Institute Records
Date [inclusive]:
1986-1993
Call Number:
NBA.019
Extent:
1.5 linear feet (About 1800 items)
Language:
English
Abstract:
John K. Pearson (born 1945) earned a J.D. from the University of California's Hastings College of Law in 1973. Pearson has served as Assistant United States Trustee to the Justice Department in Wichita, Kan., United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Districts of Kansas and Colorado, and Professor of Law at Presidents College of Law in Wichita, Kan. He has participated in a number of bankruptcy and legal organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, where he served on the Board of Directors from 1989 to 1998, as Secretary from 1991 to 1995, as a member of the Executive Committee from 1989 to 1994, and as Chair of the Committee on Bankruptcy Rules. The collection, 1986-1993, includes correspondence, meeting materials, programs, handwritten notes, reports, organizational publications, and related material pertaining to Pearson's activity in the American Bankruptcy Institute, an organization founded to provide research opportunities and continuing education for issues related to bankruptcy.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the John K. Pearson Collection of American Bankruptcy Institute Records, National Bankruptcy Archives, NBA.019, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Biography/History

John K. Pearson was born in St. Paul, Minn. in 1945. Pearson earned a J.D. from the University of California's Hastings College of Law in 1973. Pearson has served as Assistant United States Trustee to the Justice Department in Wichita, Kan., United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Districts of Kansas and Colorado, and Professor of Law at Presidents College of Law in Wichita, Kan. Upon his retirement from Presidents College of Law in 2003, Pearson joined the law firm of Hinkle Elkouri as "of counsel."

Pearson has participated in a number of bankruptcy and legal organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, where he served on the Board of Directors from 1989 to 1998, as Secretary from 1991 to 1995, as a member of the Executive Committee from 1989 to 1994, and as Chair of the Committee on Bankruptcy Rules.

Scope and Contents

The John K. Pearson Collection of American Bankruptcy Institute Records, 1986-1993, includes correspondence, meeting materials, programs, handwritten notes, reports, organizational publications, and related material pertaining to Pearson's activity in the American Bankruptcy Institute, an organization founded to provide research opportunities and continuing education for issues related to bankruptcy.

Arrangement of Collection

  1. Committees
  2. Correspondence
  3. Meetings
  4. Publications
  5. Administration

Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jordon Steele

Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

Acquisitions Information

Received from Mary D. Scott in 2001.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Jordon Steele, December 2006.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
Subject(s)
  • Bankruptcy

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Collection Inventory

Administration, 1987-1992.

Box Folder

Bylaws, 1991.

1 1

Financial Statements, 1987-1992.

1 2

Board of Directors Materials, 1988-1991.

1 3-6

Committees, 1987-1991.

Box Folder

Bankruptcy Rules Committee, 1987-1991.

1 7-10

Executive Committee, 1989-1990.

1 11-12

Correspondence, 1987, 1991-1993.

Box
1
Folder
13-14

Meetings, 1986-1993.

1986.

Box Folder

"Bankruptcy Developments 1986" Seminar, 1986.

2 1

1989.

Box Folder

Spring Meeting, 1989.

2 2

1990.

Box Folder

Spring Meeting, 1990.

2 3

Mid-Winter Leadership Conference, 1990.

2 4

1991.

Spring Meeting, 1991.

Box Folder

General, 1991.

2 5

Speech Materials, 1991.

2 6

Winter Leadership Conference, 1991.

Box Folder

General, 1991.

2 7-8

Educational Program, 1991.

2 9

1992.

Box Folder

Winter Leadership Conference, 1992.

2 10

1993.

ABI-SJI Seminar for Kansas District Judges, 1993 June 6.

Box
2
Folder
11

Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, 1993 September 16-18.

Box
2
Folder
12

Publications, 1987, 1992.

"The Chapter 11 Primer" , 1992.

Box
2
Folder
13

"Perception and Reality: American Bankruptcy Institute Survey on Selected Provisions of the 1984 Amendments to the Bankruptcy Code" , 1987 July.

2 14