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Randall J. Newsome Oral History Collection

NBA.011

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:
Newsome, Randall J. (Randall Jackson), 1950-
Title:
Randall J. Newsome Oral History Collection
Date:
1993-1998, 2004
Call Number:
NBA.011
Extent:
77 audiotapes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Randall J. Newsome (b. 1950) graduated from the University of Cincinnati Law School in 1975. In 1998, Newsome was appointed to the Northern District of California's bankruptcy court, where he became Chief Judge in 2004. Randall Newsome has served as a faculty member for the Federal Judicial Center since 1987. He joined the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in 1983, serving as President from 1998-1999. He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. The collection (1993-2004) includes audio cassette tapes of interviews with important figures in bankruptcy law, conducted by Newsome.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Randall J. Newsome Oral History Collection, National Bankruptcy Archives, NBA.011, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Biography/History

Randall J. Newsome was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1950. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati Law School in 1975. In 1982, Newsome was appointed judge to the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Ohio, where he remained until 1988. In 1998, Newsome moved to the Northern District of California's bankruptcy court, where he became Chief Judge in 2004.

Randall Newsome has served as a faculty member for the Federal Judicial Center since 1987. He joined the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in 1983, serving as President from 1998-1999. He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

Newsome has contributed to a number of bankruptcy manuals, including Chapter 11: Theory and Practice and  Collier on Bankruptcy. Starting in the early 1990s, Newsome used his position as both scholar and historian of bankruptcy law to interview a number of important bankruptcy figures.

Scope and Contents

The Randall J. Newsome Oral History Collection (1993-1998 and 2004) includes audio cassette tapes of interviews with important figures in bankruptcy law, conducted by Newsome.

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 Randall J. Newsome in October 2006.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Jordon Steele, October 2006.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Digital reproductions of these oral histories are available electronically at http://www.law.upenn.edu/bll/archives/bankruptcy/digicoll/oralhistories.html.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American College of Bankruptcy
  • National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.)
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
Form/Genre(s)
  • Audiotapes
  • Oral histories (document genres)
Personal Name(s)
  • Countryman, Vern
  • Duberstein, Conrad B., 1915-2005
  • Forman, Leon S., 1915-2006
  • Herzog, Asa S. (Asa Shaffer), 1903-1996
  • Kennedy, Frank R.
  • King, Lawrence P., 1929-2001
  • Lee, Joe, 1925-
  • Morton, Robert B. (Robert Ball), 1912-2005
  • Patchan, Joseph
  • Treister , George M., 1923-
Subject(s)
  • Bankruptcy

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Collection Inventory

Oral Histories, 1993-1998, 2004.

Arrangement note

Alphabetical.

Box Object

Babbit, Roy, 1994 May 3.

1 1

Countryman, Vern, 1995 June 2.

1 2

Coutrakon, Basil H., 1996 October 19.

1 3

Cyr, Conrad, 1994 October 8.

1 4

Danning, Curtis B., 1994 November 3.

1 5

Duberstein, Conrad, 1994 May 4.

1 6

Edwards, Don, 1996 November 19.

1 7

Forman, Leon, 1993 November 17.

1 8

Gross, Jack, 1996 April 23.

1 9

Herzog, Asa, 1993 October 23.

1 10

Horsky, Charles, 1994 May 11.

1 11

Hughes, Robert, 1996 January 20.

1 12

Kahn, A. David, 1994 April 13.

1 13

Kaplan, Jerome, 1994 May 15.

1 14

Kennedy, Frank, 1996 October 17.

1 15

King, Lawrence, 1993 October 19.

1 16

Lee, Joe, 1994 December 30.

1 17

Macey, Morris W., 1994 April 14.

2 1

Miller, Robert, 1998 October 23.

2 2

Morton, Robert, 1998 October 24.

2 3

Nachman, Norman, 1994 December 22.

2 4

Ordin, Robert, 1994 November 5.

2 5

Paskay, Alexander, 1994 April 12 and 1995 October 30 (?).

2 6

Patchan, Joseph, 1993 November 18.

2 7

Palmeri, Victor, 2004 October 26.

2 8

Rosen, Leonard, 1994 May 2.

2 9

Ryan, Edward, 1996 April 22.

2 10

Shapiro, Bernard, 1994 October 30.

2 11

Treister, George, 1994 July 9.

2 12

Trost, J. Ronald, 1994 May 2.

2 13

Watson, Chandler, 1994 October 7.

3 1

Weintraub, Benjamin, 1994 May 3.

3 2

White, Harold F., 1996 October 18.

3 3