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Mary Davies Scott Papers

NBA.017

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives
Creator:
Scott, Mary Davies, 1944-
Title:
Mary Davies Scott Papers
Date [inclusive]:
1984-2002
Call Number:
NBA.017
Extent:
7 linear feet (About 3,000 items)
Language:
English
Abstract:
Mary Davies Scott (born in 1944) earned her J.D. from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, in 1978. Scott was appointed Bankruptcy Judge to the Eastern District of the United States Federal Court in 1987, where she remained until her retirement in 2002. From 1996 to 2002, she served as a member of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Scott is a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, where she has served in a number of leadership roles. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Bankruptcy since 2002. Scott planned and taught at various workshops and seminars for the Federal Judicial Center, an organization that provides continuing education to the federal judiciary, including bankruptcy judges. As chair of the American College of Bankruptcy's Archives Committee, Scott was instrumental in creating and developing the National Bankruptcy Archives at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The collection, 1984-2002, chiefly include correspondence, meeting materials, and related records pertaining to Scott's activities as a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American College of Bankruptcy, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and the Office of the United States Trustees.
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[Identification of item], in the Mary Davies Scott Papers, National Bankruptcy Archives, NBA.017, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Biography/History

Mary Davies Scott was born in 1944. She earned her J.D. from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, in 1978. Scott was appointed Bankruptcy Judge to the Eastern District of the United States Federal Court in 1987, where she remained until her retirement in 2002. From 1996 to 2002, she served as a member of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Scott is a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, where she has served in a number of leadership roles, including President, member of the Board of Directors, and Chair of the Endowment for Education. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Bankruptcy since 2002. Scott has planned and taught at various workshops and seminars for the Federal Judicial Center, an organization that provides continuing education to the federal judiciary, including bankruptcy judges.

As chair of the American College of Bankruptcy's Archives Committee, Scott was instrumental in creating and developing the National Bankruptcy Archives at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Scope and Contents

The Mary Davies Scott Papers, 1984-2002, chiefly include correspondence, meeting materials, and related records pertaining to Scott's activities as a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American College of Bankruptcy, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and the Office of the United States Trustees.

Arrangement of Collection

  1. American Bankruptcy Institute Materials
  2. American College of Bankruptcy Materials
  3. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Eighth Circuit Materials
  4. Federal Judicial Center Materials
  5. National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Materials
  6. Office of the United States Trustees Materials
  7. Correspondence
  8. Subject Files

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 Davies Scott in 2005.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Jordon Steele, November-December 2006.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American College of Bankruptcy
  • Federal Judicial Center
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
Personal Name(s)
  • King, Lawrence P., 1929-2001
Subject(s)
  • Bankruptcy

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Collection Inventory

American Bankruptcy Institute Materials, 1984-1999.

Box
1
Folder
1

American College of Bankruptcy Materials, 1995-2000.

Administrative File, 1997-1998.

Scope and Contents note

Board of Regents Application, a copy of the American College of Bankruptcy Bylaws, and related materials.

Box
1
Folder
2

Committee Files, 1995-2000.

Bankruptcy Review Commission Project Steering Committee, 1995-1997.

Box
1
Folder
3

Future of the College Committee, 1999-2000.

Box
1
Folder
4

Meetings, 1996-1999.

Box
1
Folder
5-11

Memoranda, 1995-1996.

Box
1
Folder
12

Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Eighth Circuit Materials, 1993-2002.

Scope and Contents note

Papers related to Scott's activity on the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit, on which she served from 1996 to 2002.

Box Folder

Administrative File, 1997.

1 13

Correspondence, 1996-2001.

1 14-15

Federal Judical Center Seminar for Bankruptcy Appellate Judges, 1997 August 25-26.

1 16

Formation and History, 1993-1996.

1 17

Local Rules, 1993-1996.

1 18-19

Minutes, 1996-2001.

1

2

20

1-8

Statistics, 1997-2002.

2 9

"Index to Opinions" , 2000.

2 10

Federal Judicial Center Materials, 1987-2001.

Bankruptcy Education Committee Materials, 1998-2001.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and meeting materials regarding Scott's participation on this committee.

Box
2
Folder
11-13

Meetings, 1996-1999.

Seminars and Workshops, 1987-2001.

1987.

Box Folder

Orientation Seminar for United States Bankruptcy Judges, September 20-23.

2 14-15

1988.

Box Folder

Orientation Seminar for United States Bankruptcy Judges, February 22-26.

2 16-17

Seminar for Bankruptcy Judges, May 18-20.

2 18-19

1989.

Box Folder

Seminar for United States Bankruptcy Judges, February 22-24.

2 20-21

1990.

Box Folder

Workshop for Bankruptcy Judges of the 3rd, 4th, D.C., 5th, and 11th Judicial Circuits, March 7-9.

3 1-2

1991.

Box Folder

Workshop for Bankruptcy Judges of the D.C., 4th, 7th, 8th, and 11th Circuits, February 25-27.

3 3-4

Workshop for Bankruptcy Judges of the 2nd, 5th, 6th, and 8th Circuits, December 9-11.

3 5-8

Orientation Seminar for United States Bankruptcy Judges, June 23-28.

5 9-12

1992.

Box Folder

Orientation Seminar for United States Bankruptcy Judges, August 30-September 4.

3 13

1993.

Box Folder

Workshop for Bankruptcy Judges, April 26-28.

3 14-15

Orientation Seminar for United States Bankruptcy Judges, November 15-19.

4 1-4

1994.

Box Folder

Workshop for Bankruptcy Judges III, April 11-13.

4 5-6

Workshop for Bankruptcy Judges I, November 2-5.

4 7

"The Chapter 13 Confirmation Process," , 1994.

4 8

1995.

Box Folder

Workshop for Bankruptcy Judges II, February 27-March 1.

4 9-11

Judges' Office Automation Training Program, March 2-4.

4 12

Workshop for Bankruptcy Judges III, May 31-June 6.

4 13

"Financial Statements in the Courtroom" Workshop, June 11-14.

4 14-15

Orientation Seminar for United States Bankruptcy Judges, June 19-23.

4 16-18

Video Orientation Newly Appointed Bankruptcy Judges, November 27-30.

5 1-3
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Video, 1994-1995.
Scope and Contents note

Planning materials and a videotap related to a video Scott shot with Charles Clevert related to Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

5 4

1996.

Box Folder

Workshop for Bankruptcy Judges III, July 17-19.

5 5-7

Orientation Seminar for Newly Appointed Bankruptcy Judges, November 18-21.

5 8-10

1997.

Box Folder

Orientation Seminar for Newly Appointed Bankruptcy Judges, June 22-26.

5 11

Seminar for Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Judges, August 25-26.

5 12

"Something of Value: A Panel Presentation," , 1997.

5 13

Special Program at the University of Chicago Law School, September 24-26.

6 1-2

1998.

Box Folder
Video Orientation for Newly Appointed Bankruptcy Judges, February 2-5.
6 3-4

General, 1997-1998.

Program, 1998.

Judges' Office Automation Training Program, August 4-6.

6 5

New York University Law School Special Program for Bankruptcy Judges, September 23-25.

6 6

Video Orientation for Newly Appointed Bankruptcy Judges, February 2-5.

6 7

Workshop for Bankruptcy Judges III, November 16-18.

6 8

Orientation Seminar for Newly Appointed Bankruptcy Judges, December 1-4.

6 9-10

1999.

Box Folder

Workshop for Bankruptcy Judges, April 6-8.

6 11-13

Video Orientation for Newly Appointed Bankruptcy Judges, June 7-10.

6 14

Orientation Seminar for Newly Appointed Bankruptcy Judges, October 25-28.

6 15-16

Orientation Seminar for Newly Appointed Bankruptcy Judges, December 6-10.

2000.

Box Folder

Video Orientation for Newly Appointed Bankruptcy Judges, June 26-29.

6 17

University of Alabama's Program for United States Bankruptcy Judges, September 10-13.

6 18

Workshop for Bankruptcy Judges III, November 29-December 1.

6 19

Video Orientation for Newly Appointed Bankruptcy Judges, December 10-13.

6 20

2001.

Box Folder

Orientation Seminar for Newly Appointed Bankruptcy Judges, February 12-16.

6 21

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges: Endowment for Education Materials, 1990-1997.

Box
7
Folder
1

Office of the United States Trustees Materials, 1989-2001.

Correspondence, 1989-1996.

Box
7
Folder
2-3

Chapter 13 Trustee Guidelines, 1995-1996.

Box
7
Folder
4

Director's Advisory Board Materials, 1995-1996.

Correspondence, 1995-1996.

Box
7
Folder
5

Meetings, 1995-1998.

Box
7
Folder
7-11

Fee Guidelines, 1996.

Box
7
Folder
12

History, 1998-2001.

Box
7
Folder
13

Correspondence, 1995-1998.

Box Folder

Letter from Joe Lee, 1995 December 27.

7 14

Letter from Jerry Patchan, 23 June 1998.

7 15

NYU Tribute to Lawrence P. King, 2001.

Box
7
Folder
16