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Nelson A. Diaz papers

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Publisher
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Cary Majewicz, Matthew Lyons, Heather Newlin, and Willhem Echevarria.
Finding Aid Date
2007
Sponsor
Processing made possible by generous donations from the Phoebe H. Haas Charitable Trust and the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation.

Collection Inventory

Related materials in other series

Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc.: Series 5, subseries b, group 5.

American Bar Association: Series 4, subseries b; Series 5, subseries b, group 4.

Barrister’s Association of Philadelphia: Series 5, subseries a.

Correspondence between Diaz and various government branches of the City of Philadelphia: Series 4, 5, 6, 7.

Hispanic Heritage: Series 5, subseries b, group 3; Series 7, subseries a, group 3.

Japan Society: Series 5, subseries b, group 2; Series 6, subseries b, group 2.

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement: Series 6, subseries a, group 2.

National Conference on Soviet Jewry: Series 6, subseries b, group 2.

Pennsylvania Bar Association: Series 5, subseries b, group 4.

Philadelphia Bar Association: Series 5, subseries a.; Series 5, subseries b, group 4.

Taller Puertorriqueños, Inc.: Series 5, subseries b, group 3; Series 6, subseries c.

Scope and Contents

In this subseries are papers Diaz produced, gathered, and received as part of his daily work routine. This subseries is divided into two groups: departmental and committee papers, and personnel files. The latter group, which contains items like employee applications, résumés, and appointments/terminations/transfers reports, is closed to researchers. Departmental and committee papers includes memos on court procedures, financial data, schedules, reports, and correspondence relating to Diaz’s various committee assignments. There is a significant amount of meeting materials (agendas, references, and minutes) from Diaz’s work with the Criminal Procedural Rules Committee, as well as a group of correspondence, memos, and schedules related to his successful Judge “Pro-Tem” Program, which gave attorneys the chance to experience the legal system from the judge’s perspective.

Accountability Committee: memos, (October 1990-June 1991, bulk 1991).
Box 1 Folder 1
Accountability Committee: data and interim reports, (July, October 1991 ).
Box 1 Folder 2
Accountability Committee: memos, (July-November 1991).
Box 1 Folder 3
Accountability Committee: memos and reports, (1992).
Box 1 Folder 4
Address labels and mailing lists, (1980, undated).
Box 1 Folder 5
Adult Probation and Parole Department: financial statements and grant application, (1991).
Box 1 Folder 6
Appeals from Administrative Agencies, (December 1991).
Box 1 Folder 7
Articles and faxes: staff cuts, (1981, 1991).
Box 1 Folder 8
Attorney and case listings, (1990, undated).
Box 1 Folder 9
Bail reform and rules, (1984, 1992).
Box 1 Folder 10
Board of Judges: memos and by-laws, (1991, undated).
Box 2 Folder 1
Board of Judges: résumés and questionnaires, (1991).
Box 163 Folder 1-2
Board of Pardons: clemency applications, (January 1991, March 1992).
Box 2 Folder 2
Board of Revision of Taxes, (1989-1991, bulk 1990).
Box 2 Folder 3
City Hall interim security plan, (August-Septemper 1991, May 1992).
Box 2 Folder 4
Civil case program: memos and statistics, (1991-1992).
Box 2 Folder 5
Civil file sheets, (1991-1992).
Oversize Flat File 1
Civil listing section: trial worksheets, (1988).
Box 2 Folder 6
Civil listing section: Individual calendar judge program sheets, (1990).
Oversize Flat File 1
Criminal charges handbook, (1978).
Box 2 Folder 7
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: memos and references, (1984, 1992-1993).
Box 2 Folder 8
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: criminal law reference, (1985).
Box 2 Folder 9
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: “Proposed Rules” photocopies, (1988).
Box 3 Folder 1
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 6/22/90 meeting materials, (1990).
Box 3 Folder 2
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 6/28/91 meeting materials, (1991).
Box 3 Folder 3
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 10/4/91 meeting materials, (1991).
Box 3 Folder 4
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 12/6/91 meeting materials, (1991).
Box 3 Folder 5
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: miscellaneous agenda and memos, (1991-1992).
Box 3 Folder 6
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 2/7/92 meeting materials, (1992).
Box 3 Folder 7
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 4/10/92 meeting materials, (1992).
Box 3 Folder 8
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 6/12/92 meeting materials, (1992).
Box 3 Folder 9
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 6/12/92 meeting materials, (1992).
Box 3 Folder 10
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 7/27/92 meeting materials, (1992).
Box 3 Folder 11
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 9/25/92 meeting materials, (1992).
Box 4 Folder 1
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 9/25/92 meeting materials, (1992).
Box 4 Folder 2
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 9/25/92 meeting materials, (1992).
Box 4 Folder 3
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 11/20/92 meeting materials, (1992).
Box 4 Folder 4
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 11/20/92 meeting materials, (1992).
Box 4 Folder 5
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 1/22/93 meeting materials, (1993).
Box 4 Folder 6
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 5/13/93 meeting materials, (1993).
Box 4 Folder 7
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 5/13/93 meeting materials, (1993).
Box 4 Folder 8
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee: 5/13/93 meeting materials, (1993).
Box 5 Folder 1
Defendant dispositions, (1990).
Box 5 Folder 2
Discovery procedures, (1987).
Box 5 Folder 3
Disposed cases/Assignment case report sheets, (1989-1990).
Oversize Flat File 1
Domestic Relations Task Force report, (23 May 1980).
Box 5 Folder 4-5
Earned time/good time, (June, November-December 1991).
Box 5 Folder 6
Expedited Drug Case Management Program statistics, (March 1991-May 1992).
Box 5 Folder 7
Financial/budgetary memos and reports, (1990-1991).
Box 5 Folder 8
First Judicial District budget testimony, (1992).
Box 5 Folder 9
Judge “Pro Tem” program: dinner/assignment evaluations, (1991).
Box 5 Folder 10
Judge “Pro Tem” program: assignment schedules and rosters, (July-August 1991).
Box 5 Folder 11
Judge “Pro Tem” program: memos and correspondence, (1991-1992).
Box 5 Folder 12
Judge “Pro Tem” program: miscellaneous, (1991-1992).
Box 5 Folder 13
Judge “Pro Tem” program: assignment schedules and analyses, (May-June 1992).
Box 6 Folder 1
Judge “Pro Tem” program: assignment schedules and analyses, (July 1992).
Box 6 Folder 2-3
Judge “Pro Tem” program: assignment schedules and analyses, (August-September 1992).
Box 6 Folder 4-5
Judicial assignments, (April 1989, January-April 1990).
Box 6 Folder 6
Judicial assignments, (May-July 1990).
Box 6 Folder 7
Judicial assignments, (August-December 1990).
Box 6 Folder 8
Judicial assignments, (January, March-May 1991).
Box 7 Folder 1
Judicial Inquiry and Review Board, (1991-1992).
Box 163 Folder 3
Judicial Study Committee: memos and correspondence, (July 1989-May 1990).
Box 7 Folder 2
Judicial Study Committee: report, (April-May 1990).
Box 7 Folder 3
Judicial Study Committee: memos and correspondence, (June 1990-June 1991).
Box 7 Folder 4
Jury instructions: references and notes, (1988-1989).
Box 7 Folder 5
Jury instructions: references and notes, (Undated).
Box 7 Folder 6-7
Jury selection: booklet, verdict sheets, updates, (1981, 1991-1992, undated).
Box 7 Folder 8
List Program reports, (1991-1992).
Box 8 Folder 1
Maintenance study and requests, (1991, 1992).
Box 8 Folder 2
Master for Mental Health: monthly reports, (1989-1991).
Box 8 Folder 3
Master for Mental Health: memos and correspondence, (1991-1992).
Box 8 Folder 4
Mediation program: memos and correspondence, (1991, 1992, bulk 1991).
Box 8 Folder 5
Mediation program: Early Mediation Program booklet, (December 1991).
Box 8 Folder 6
Memorandum--Edward J. Bradley--Councilmantic Budget Hearings, (1989).
Box 178 Folder 1
Memos, (1991-1992).
Box 8 Folder 7-9
Miscellaneous memos and correspondence, (1984-1992).
Box 8 Folder 10
Miscellaneous memos and correspondence, (1986-1987).
Box 8 Folder 11
Miscellaneous schedules, (1990).
Box 8 Folder 12
Motions Court, (1991-1992).
Box 9 Folder 1
Pennsylvania Benchbook for Criminal Proceedings, (1986).
Box 9 Folder 2-3
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, (January-February, May 1992).
Box 9 Folder 4
Pennsylvania Trial Judges Reference Manual, (March 1981).
Box 9 Folder 5-8
Pennsylvania Trial Judges Reference Manual: The 240 Day Rule, (March 1981).
Box 9 Folder 8
Prisons Population Management Unit, (1991).
Box 9 Folder 10
Procurement unit and purchasing, (1990-1991, bulk 1991).
Box 9 Folder 11
Procurement unit and purchasing, (1992).
Box 10 Folder 1
Rules (reference material), (1992).
Box 10 Folder 2
Sample opinions letters, (circa 1978).
Box 10 Folder 3
Security/Sheriff Committee, (1991).
Box 10 Folder 4
Senior judges: calendar year program, (1990, 1991).
Box 10 Folder 5
SEPTA strike contingency plan and memos, (February-March 1992).
Box 10 Folder 6
Settlement Conference Program: general and SEPTA proposal, (1991-1992, bulk 1991).
Box 10 Folder 7
Spanish/English examinations: draft notes and references, (Undated).
Box 10 Folder 8
Spanish/English examinations: draft exam booklets, (Undated).
Box 10 Folder 9
Spanish/English examinations: final exam booklet and notes, (Undated).
Box 10 Folder 10
State Civil Judicial Procedures Committee, (1989, 1990, 1991).
Box 10 Folder 11
Statistics Committee memos and reports, (February-March 1991 ).
Box 10 Folder 12
Statistical reports, (November-December 1990).
Box 10 Folder 13
Statistical reports and summaries, (1991).
Box 11 Folder 1-2
Statistical reports and summaries, (January-May 1992).
Box 11 Folder 3
Superior Court newsletters, (January, March, May 1990).
Box 11 Folder 4
Supreme Court Judicial Committee, (August 1989).
Box 11 Folder 5
Trial Division report, (4 December 1991).
Box 11 Folder 6
Uninsured Motorists Program, (1991).
Box 11 Folder 7
Wanamaker Building project: reports, (January, October 1991).
Box 11 Folder 8
Wanamaker Building project: correspondence and plans, (May-July 1991).
Box 11 Folder 9
Wrongful death and survival awards, (1990).
Box 11 Folder 10
Zoning and tax cases: correspondence, (February, May 1991).
Box 11 Folder 11
Zoning Board: cases and correspondence, (1987).
Box 12 Folder 1-3
Adult Probation and Parole Department: examination lists/results and memos, (1991).
Box 163 Folder 4
Appointments and separations reports, (1991).
Box 163 Folder 5
Appointments/terminations/transfers, (March-May 1991).
Box 163 Folder 6
Appointments/terminations/transfers, (June-September 1991).
Box 163 Folder 7
Appointments/terminations/transfers, (October 1991-January 1992).
Box 163 Folder 8
Budget and staff recommendations, (1991).
Box 164 Folder 1
Court reporters and reporting services, (1989, 1991, bulk 1991).
Box 164 Folder 2
Downsizing and adjustments, (1990-1991).
Box 164 Folder 3
Employee file, (1988-1989).
Box 164 Folder 4
Employee file, (1987-1988).
Box 164 Folder 5
Employee file, (1983-1984).
Box 164 Folder 6
Employee file, (1988-1990).
Box 164 Folder 7
Employee file, (1987).
Box 164 Folder 8
Employee file, (1986-1987).
Box 164 Folder 9
Employee file, (1980-1985).
Box 164 Folder 10
Employee file, (1982-1987).
Box 164 Folder 11
Employee file, (1986-1987).
Box 164 Folder 12
Employee file, (1981-1983).
Box 164 Folder 13
Employee file, (1987).
Box 164 Folder 14
Employee file, (1984-1989).
Box 164 Folder 15
Employee file, (1991).
Box 164 Folder 16
Employee file, (1982-1983).
Box 164 Folder 17
Employee file, (1986-1987).
Box 164 Folder 18
Employee file, (1987).
Box 164 Folder 19
Employee file, (1986-1990).
Box 164 Folder 20
Employee file, (1981-1982, 1984).
Box 164 Folder 21
Employee file, (1984-1991).
Box 164 Folder 22
Employee file, (1991-1992).
Box 164 Folder 23
Employee file, (1991-1992).
Box 164 Folder 25
Employee file, (1987).
Box 164 Folder 25
Job descriptions and salary summaries, (1991).
Box 165 Folder 1
Judicial tipstaff: appointment and separations, (1991).
Box 165 Folder 2
Medical/maternity leave requests, (1991).
Box 165 Folder 3
Memorandum/collective bargaining agreement [District Council 47, AFSCME], (1992).
Box 165 Folder 4
Memos and correspondence: staffing issues, (1991-1992).
Box 165 Folder 5
Miscellaneous employee papers, (1982-1991).
Box 165 Folder 6
Planned personnel reductions tables, (1991).
Box 165 Folder 7
Position descriptions, (January 1991).
Box 165 Folder 8
Recommendations: Criers, (1982, 1983, 1991).
Box 165 Folder 9
Recommendations: Tipstaff, (1991).
Box 166 Folder 1
Requests for approval/leave requests, (1991).
Box 166 Folder 2
Residency requirements letters and memos, (1991).
Box 166 Folder 3
Résumés and letters, (1981-1982, 1985-1988, undated).
Box 166 Folder 4
Retired judges’ per diem salaries, (January 1991).
Box 166 Folder 5
Senior Judges program: staff reductions, (1991-1992).
Box 166 Folder 6
Summer internship program: memos and correspondence, (1982-1986).
Box 166 Folder 7
Summer internship program: student résumés and applications, (1984-1993).
Box 166 Folder 8
Termination letters: first-employees, (April-July 1991).
Box 166 Folder 9
Termination letters: miscellaneous, (April-September 1991).
Box 166 Folder 10
Termination letters: regular employees, (May 1991).
Box 167 Folder 1
Termination letters: mental health unit, (May 1991).
Box 167 Folder 2
Termination letters: court officers & court criers/ probation officers, (May, July 1991).
Box 167 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

This subseries contains official papers, such as opinions, orders, decisions, and findings and conclusions produced during trials of the Court of Common Pleas or higher Pennsylvania courts. There are over forty folders of Diaz’s opinions and orders from 1982 to 1993. Additionally, there are several folders of documents related to various city-wide asbestos cases presented to the court in the 1980s. This subseries also contains a few restricted folders.

Appellant briefs: Superior Court of Pennsylvania, (1979, 1982, 1990).
Box 13 Folder 1
Appellant briefs: Common Pleas/Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, (1987).
Box 13 Folder 2
Asbestos cases: transcripts, (circa 1980, undated).
Box 13 Folder 3
Asbestos cases: points of charge of defendants, (1980).
Box 13 Folder 4
Asbestos cases: jury verdict sheets, (circa 1981).
Box 13 Folder 5
Asbestos cases: charges, (1986).
Box 13 Folder 6
Asbestos cases: trial materials, (1988, undated).
Box 13 Folder 7
Asbestos cases: Complex Litigation Division report, (5 February 1991).
Box 13 Folder 8
Bilingual elections, (1973).
Box 13 Folder 9
Civil trial: McCabe vs Lehrer and notes, (1981).
Box 14 Folder 1
Civil trial: Meek vs Rizzo, et al., (1975).
Box 14 Folder 2-4
Civil trial: Stevelock vs Penn Central, et al. and notes, (1981-1982).
Box 14 Folder 5
Commonwealth Court: opinions and orders, (1987-1988, bulk 1988).
Box 14 Folder 6
Decisions with orders, (1988).
Box 14 Folder 7
Findings of fact and conclusions of law, (1986).
Box 14 Folder 8
Forensics, (4 March 1991).
Box 167 Folder 4
Habeas Corpus hearing 9/5/91, (1991).
Box 14 Folder 9
Marriage licenses, (1981-1983).
Box 15 Folder 1
Marriage licenses, (1984-1993, bulk 1984-1989).
Box 15 Folder 2
Memorandum and opinions, (1988).
Box 15 Folder 3
Miscellaneous, (1985-1993).
Box 15 Folder 4-5
Opinions and orders, (1982-1983).
Box 15 Folder 6
Opinions and orders, (1984).
Box 15 Folder 7
Opinions and orders, (1985).
Box 15 Folder 8-9
Opinions and orders, (1986).
Box 16 Folder 1-2
Opinions and orders, (1987).
Box 16 Folder 3-10
Opinions and orders, (1987).
Box 17 Folder 1
Opinions and orders, (1987, 1988, 1989).
Box 17 Folder 2
Opinions and orders, (1988).
Box 17 Folder 3-8
Opinions and orders, (1988, 1989).
Box 17 Folder 9
Opinions and orders, (1989).
Box 18 Folder 1-9
Opinions and orders, (1990).
Box 19 Folder 1-4
Opinions and orders, (1991).
Box 19 Folder 5-8
Opinions and orders, (1992).
Box 19 Folder 9
Opinions and orders, (1992).
Box 20 Folder 1-2
Opinions and orders, (1992-1993).
Box 20 Folder 3
Orders and petitions for counsel fees/payments and fees notes, (1990, 1992).
Box 20 Folder 4
Petition to Withdraw Funds from a Minor’s Account, (1991).
Box 167 Folder 5
Petitions, (1981).
Box 20 Folder 5
Pretrial order: San Juan Dupont Plaza Hotel fire litigation, (1988).
Box 20 Folder 6
Superior Court of Pennsylvania: judgments, (1987-1988).
Box 20 Folder 7
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: orders and opinions, (1989-1992).
Box 20 Folder 8
Scope and Contents

The subseries, which is broken down into two groups, judicial and general, is comprised of Diaz’s correspondence with his co-workers and outside people and organizations. The first group is arranged by correspondent, and each folder contains incoming and outgoing letters. The vast majority of these letters originated during Diaz’s term as administrative judge, Trial Division. The second group contains letters from various organizations as well as Diaz’s personal and miscellaneous correspondence, invitations, and notes. The personal correspondence falls into two categories: loose letters, notes, and cards that were filed according to occasion (birthday, condolence, thank you, miscellaneous, etc.) and correspondence that had been separated into incoming or outgoing groups. Notably, in this group there is a folder of letters and pamphlets from “Enjoying Marriage,” a couple’s retreat, which provides a rare glimpse into Diaz’s personal life. There is one folder of restricted material in this subseries.

Abraham, Lynne, (February 1991-June 1992).
Box 21 Folder 1
Abramson, Howland, (December 1991-June 1992).
Box 21 Folder 2
Ackerman, Norman, (March 1991-May 1992).
Box 21 Folder 3
Avellino, Bernard, (February-October 1991, February 1992).
Box 21 Folder 4
Bernstein, Mark, (January 1991-June 1992).
Box 21 Folder 5
Biunno, Francis, (March 1991-March 1992).
Box 21 Folder 6
Blake, Edward: general, (January-March 1991).
Box 21 Folder 7
Blake, Edward: circulated opinion, (February 1991).
Box 21 Folder 8
Blake, Edward: general, (February-October 1991).
Box 21 Folder 9
Blake, Edward: Shoplifters Anonymous; circulated opinion, (March, April 1991).
Box 21 Folder 10
Blake, Edward: Supreme Court dockets; general, (April 1991).
Box 21 Folder 11
Blake, Edward: general, (April-September 1991).
Box 22 Folder 1
Blake, Edward: general, (October-December 1991).
Box 22 Folder 2-3
Blake, Edward: general, (January-June 1992).
Box 22 Folder 4
Bonavitacola, Alex, (May, November 1991).
Box 22 Folder 5
Bradley, Edward, (January 1991-July 1992).
Box 22 Folder 6
Brown, Joan, (December 1991, April 1992).
Box 22 Folder 7
Berel, Caesar, (February 1991-May 1992).
Box 22 Folder 8
Cappy, Ralph, (September-December 1991, February-March 1992).
Box 22 Folder 9
Chen, Ida, (3 April 1991).
Box 22 Folder 10
Cohen, Gene, (February 1991-May 1992).
Box 22 Folder 11
Colins, Mary, (January 1991-June 1992).
Box 22 Folder 12
Court vehicles, (April 1991, May 1992).
Box 22 Folder 13
Cutler Greenspan, Jane, (February 1991-June 1992).
Box 22 Folder 14
D’Alessandro, Nicholas, (March-October 1991).
Box 22 Folder 15
Davis, Legrome, (February 1991, July 1991-April 1991).
Box 23 Folder 1
DeFino, Anthony, (March, May, September 1991).
Box 23 Folder 2
Della Porta, Armand, (February 1991-March 1992).
Box 23 Folder 3
Dempsey, Thomas, (3 December 1991).
Box 23 Folder 4
DiBona, Alfred, Jr., (March 1991-March 1992).
Box 23 Folder 5
DiNubile, Victor, (January 1991-May 1992).
Box 23 Folder 6
Field, Myrna, (3 December 1991).
Box 23 Folder 7
Fitzgerald, James, (February 1991-April 1992).
Box 23 Folder 8
Gafni, Abraham, (January 1991-June 1992).
Box 23 Folder 9
Gallas, Geoff, (January, February 1992).
Box 23 Folder 10
General, (1981-1988).
Box 23 Folder 11
General, (1989-1990).
Box 23 Folder 12
General, (1991).
Box 23 Folder 13-14
General, (1991).
Box 24 Folder 1-2
General, (1991-1992).
Box 24 Folder 3
Geroff, Steven, (April 1992).
Box 24 Folder 4
Glazer, Gary, (December 1991, April-May 1992).
Box 24 Folder 5
Goldman, Murray, (June-September 1991, April-June 1992).
Box 24 Folder 6
Goodheart, Bernard: civil individual calendar program reports, (1990-1991, bulk 1990).
Box 24 Folder 7
Goodheart, Bernard: general, (1991, March 1992).
Box 24 Folder 8
Gordon, Levan, (January 1991-June 1992).
Box 24 Folder 9
Halbert, Marvin, (April 1991-June 1992).
Box 24 Folder 10
Hill, Louis, (March 1991-May 1992).
Box 24 Folder 11
Herron, John, (January 1990, March 1991-June 1992).
Box 24 Folder 12
Jackson, Ricardo, (March-July 1991, March 1992).
Box 24 Folder 13
Jenkins, Norman, (February-September 1991, March 1992).
Box 25 Folder 1
Jones, Darnell, II, (February-October 1991, March 1992).
Box 25 Folder 2
McDermott, James, (January-August 1991, January 1992).
Box 25 Folder 3
Myers Clark, Tama, (January 1991-June 1992).
Box 25 Folder 4
Papadakos, Nicholas, (March-July, October 1991, February 1992).
Box 25 Folder 5
Pryor Cohen, Pamela, (February 1991-March 1992).
Box 25 Folder 6
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, (January-June 1991).
Box 25 Folder 7
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, (July 1991-January 1992).
Box 25 Folder 8
AFSCME-District Council 47/ Teamsters Joint Council No. 53, (February-October 1991).
Box 26 Folder 1
Amnesty International, (1989).
Box 26 Folder 2
Anti-Defamation League, (1988, 1990, 1991).
Box 26 Folder 3
Arter & Hadden: radio stations, (1984-1985).
Box 26 Folder 4
Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. [Association of Puerto Ricans on the March], (1990, 1991, 1992).
Box 26 Folder 5
ASPIRA, (1988, 1989, 1990).
Box 26 Folder 6
Bentaces, Samuel: speech and reception, (1986).
Box 26 Folder 7
Business Philadelphia, (January 1992).
Box 26 Folder 8
Children of War/Philadelphia Educators for Social Responsibility, (October-November 1986).
Box 26 Folder 9
Citizens Acting Together Can Help, Inc., (April-August 1988).
Box 26 Folder 10
Citizens Committee for the Reform of Public Housing, (1990).
Box 26 Folder 11
City of Philadelphia, (1981-1991).
Box 26 Folder 12
Comcast Cablevision, (1982-1984).
Box 26 Folder 13
Correspondence [Donald H.T. Krapp to Diaz], (1992).
Box 178 Folder 2
Correspondence: Miscellaneous cards and notes, (1981-1983).
Box 26 Folder 14
Correspondence: Invitations, (1981-1989).
Box 26 Folder 15
Correspondence: Miscellaneous and business cards, (1981-1986, undated).
Box 27 Folder 1
Correspondence: Miscellaneous.
Box 27 Folder 2
Correspondence: Thank you letters, (1988-1992).
Box 27 Folder 3
Correspondence: Miscellaneous, (1989).
Box 27 Folder 4-7
Correspondence: Congratulatory, (1989-1992).
Box 28 Folder 1
Correspondence: Condolences, (1989-1992).
Box 28 Folder 2
Correspondence: Birthday cards, (1990).
Box 28 Folder 3
Correspondence: Congratulatory, (1990).
Box 28 Folder 4
Correspondence: Thank you letters, (1990).
Box 28 Folder 5
Correspondence: Miscellaneous, (1990-1993, 1995).
Box 28 Folder 6
Correspondence: Miscellaneous, (1991).
Box 28 Folder 7-9
Correspondence: Miscellaneous, (1991).
Box 29 Folder 1
Correspondence: Miscellaneous, (1991-1992).
Box 29 Folder 2
Delaware Valley Child Care Council/Delaware Valley Together, (1988, 1989).
Box 29 Folder 3
Democratic County Executive Committee of Philadelphia, (1990, 1991).
Box 29 Folder 4
Enjoying Marriage, (1983-1987).
Box 29 Folder 5
Fattah, Chaka, (1990, 1991).
Box 29 Folder 6
Garcia, Robert, (October 1986).
Box 167 Folder 6
Greater Philadelphia International Network, (1987).
Box 29 Folder 7
Hispanic officer recruitment, (1984, 1985).
Box 29 Folder 8
Incoming personal, (1980, 1981-1983).
Box 29 Folder 9
Incoming miscellaneous, (1981-1984).
Box 29 Folder 10
Incoming congratulatory letters, (January-June 1981).
Box 29 Folder 11
Incoming congratulatory letters, (November-December 1981).
Box 29 Folder 12
Incoming birthday/thank you cards and notes, (1986, 1988, 1990, undated).
Box 29 Folder 13
Incoming miscellaneous, (1990).
Box 29 Folder 14
Incoming personal, (1990).
Box 30 Folder 1-3
Incoming personal, (1991).
Box 30 Folder 4
Incoming miscellaneous, (1991).
Box 30 Folder 5
Incoming congratulatory letters, (January 1991).
Box 30 Folder 6
Incoming congratulatory cards and notes, (January-February 1991).
Box 30 Folder 7
Marriage ceremonies, (1986-1988).
Box 31 Folder 1
Outgoing miscellaneous, (1981-1983, 1985, 1987).
Box 31 Folder 2
Outgoing congratulatory letters, (November 1982).
Box 31 Folder 3
Outgoing congratulatory letters, (November 1984).
Box 31 Folder 4
Outgoing congratulatory letters, (November 1986).
Box 31 Folder 5
Outgoing miscellaneous, (1990).
Box 31 Folder 6
Outgoing miscellaneous, (1991-1992).
Box 31 Folder 7
Outgoing thank you letters, (December 1990-March 1991).
Box 31 Folder 8
Outgoing thank you letters, (January, Ocober 1992, February 1993).
Box 31 Folder 9
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, (1990, 1991).
Box 31 Folder 10
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, (1991).
Box 31 Folder 11
Philadelphia Gas Workers, (1989, 1990).
Box 31 Folder 12
Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News , (1985-1991).
Box 32 Folder 1
Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc.--Correspondence, (1987).
Box 178 Folder 3
Philadelphia Task Force on Seat belts, (December 1986).
Box 32 Folder 2
Singley, Carl/Temple University, (1982, 1983).
Box 32 Folder 3
Society of Healthcare Attorneys, (1989).
Box 32 Folder 4
Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc., (1991).
Box 32 Folder 5
Tastykake, (1989-1992).
Box 32 Folder 6
Torres-Matrullo, Christine/Philadelphia Board of Education, (1989).
Box 32 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

This subseries richly documents Diaz’s extracurricular activities that directly or indirectly relate to his work with the Court of Common Pleas. For instance, there are a few folders of materials pertaining to Diaz’s interest in expanding Hispanic-controlled media, and a group of news clippings and articles underscoring Diaz’s accomplishments and those of his colleagues. This subseries also contains a guide Diaz created to his court rulings, and sizable groups of correspondence and meeting materials from the Pennsylvania Conference of Trial Judges and the Philadelphia Bar Association. In addition, there are letters, forms, and financial data from Diaz’s 1981 run for Court of Common Pleas judge, as well as election petitions from his bid for Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

There are also materials in this subseries that highlight Diaz’s legal work abroad. In 1987, Diaz was chosen to participate in an exchange program sponsored by the U.S.-Japan Foundation. He was the first U.S. magistrate chosen for such a program. Along with other program participants, he spent “two months reviewing the Japanese legal system from both the country’s Supreme Court and from a [private] law firm.” Diaz met with local business and governmental leaders, held and attended legal and judicial lectures, witnessed Japanese legal customs and traditions, and learned about Japan’s demanding legal education system. Diaz took extensive notes and recorded his observations on micro-cassette tapes. The cassette tapes are in Series 8 while the written transcripts are in this subseries. Other materials, some written or printed in Japanese, that detail Diaz’s trip to Japan include Japanese legal references, reports from workshops and conferences, correspondence, and extensive news clippings. There are two folders of restricted materials in this subseries.

In 1990, Diaz was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and went to Peru as a law teacher. During his nine-week stay, Diaz coordinated and led legal workshops and seminars for law students, judges, and lawyers, met with local leaders to offer advice on reforming Peru’s judicial and penal systems, and in the process learned first hand about the Peruvian legal system. The items (some in Spanish) in this subseries that document this trip include Diaz’s personal notes and writings, teaching materials, correspondence, and Fulbright applications and program guides.

ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct, (1990).
Box 32 Folder 8
American Bar Association, (1987-1991).
Box 32 Folder 9
American Judicature Society, (1988, 1990, 1993).
Box 32 Folder 10
Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, (1990-1991).
Box 32 Folder 11
Bilingual elections in Philadelphia, (1973, 1974).
Box 32 Folder 12
Biographical sketches and résumés, (circa 1981).
Box 32 Folder 13
Calendar, monthly, (1987).
Box 32 Folder 14
Case File, (1981).
Box 32 Folder 15
Case Subject Index, (circa 1988).
Box 33 Folder 1
Certificates, (1981-1983 ).
Oversize Flat File 2
CiteRite II, (1988).
Box 33 Folder 2
Court records: miscellaneous, (1991-1992).
Box 33 Folder 3
Court records: Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius, (1981).
Box 33 Folder 4
Court records: Schultz vs Waldman, Oil vs Lincoln Laboratory, (circa 1978).
Box 33 Folder 5
Delaware Valley Broadcasters report, (6 February 1989).
Box 33 Folder 6-8
Deposicion Mariano Velez, (Undated).
Box 34 Folder 1
Diaz Communications: Estate of William A. Banks, (1981).
Box 34 Folder 2
Diaz Communications: correspondence and notes, (1981-1982).
Box 34 Folder 3
Diaz Communications: Independence Broadcasting Company, (1982).
Box 34 Folder 4
Diaz Communications: reports, (1982).
Box 34 Folder 5
Diaz for Judge: contributions and campaign expenses, (1981).
Box 34 Folder 6
Diaz for Judge: campaign expense and political committee registration forms, (1981).
Box 34 Folder 7
Diaz for Judge: election statistics and handbook, (1981).
Box 34 Folder 8
Diaz for Judge: incoming correspondence, (February-September 1981, undated).
Box 34 Folder 9
Diaz for Judge: outgoing correspondence, (March-October 1981).
Box 34 Folder 10
Election petitions [Justice of Supreme Court], (1993).
Box 35 Folder 1-3
English Language Institute/China, (1989).
Box 35 Folder 4
Episcopal Community Services: Neighborhood Crime Victim Program, (September-October 1985).
Box 35 Folder 5
Fulbright Scholarship: teaching references, (1986, 1990).
Box 35 Folder 6
Fulbright Scholarship: application and health statement, (1989).
Box 167 Folder 7
Fulbright Scholarship: writings and article, (1990).
Box 35 Folder 7
Fulbright Scholarship: printed materials, (1990).
Box 35 Folder 8
Fulbright Scholarship: teaching materials and notes, (1990).
Box 35 Folder 9-11
Fulbright Scholarship: general letters, notes, articles, (1990).
Box 36 Folder 1
Fulbright Scholarship: general information on Peru, (1990).
Box 36 Folder 2
Fulbright Scholarship: program guidelines and travel instructions, (1990).
Box 36 Folder 3
Fulbright Scholarship: correspondence, (July-December 1990, March 1992).
Box 36 Folder 4
Fulbright Scholarship: Correo, (August 1990).
Box 161
Fulbright Scholarship: alumni materials, (1992, 1993).
Box 36 Folder 5
Hispanic Heritage Week, (August, September 1980).
Box 36 Folder 6
Institute for Court Management: Managing Trials Effectively seminar, (1992).
Box 36 Folder 7
Institute for Court Management: program schedule and correspondence, (1992).
Box 36 Folder 8
Judicial selection procedures testimony, (August, September 1980).
Box 36 Folder 9
Latino issues and diversity--articles and background materials, (1985-1992).
Box 178 Folder 4
Legal Services Corporation, (April-August 1985).
Box 36 Folder 10
Miscellaneous printed materials, (1981-1994).
Oversize Flat File 3
Motion Court rulings guide, (August 1987).
Box 37 Folder 1-3
Name plaque, (Undated).
Box 37 Folder 4
National Association for Court Management: membership directory, (1991).
Box 37 Folder 5
Nelson A. Diaz, Esquire Scholarship Foundation, (Undated).
Box 37 Folder 6
News articles: Evening Bulletin column, (1980-1981).
Box 37 Folder 7
News articles: Philadelphia Daily News, (March 1990).
Box 37 Folder 8
News Clippings, (1972-1993, undated).
Box 37 Folder 9-17
News Clippings: Christine Torres-Matrullo, (December 1983).
Box 37 Folder 18
News Clippings, (12 April 1986).
Box 38 Folder 1
News Clippings: Temple University Japan, (5 January 1988).
Box 38 Folder 2
News Clippings, (1989, 1991).
Box 38 Folder 3
Newsletters and magazines, (1977-1983, 1989-1993).
Box 38 Folder 4
Newspaper Article-- An Island in Limbo, (1990).
Box 178 Folder 5
Newspapers, (1977-1989 ).
Box 161
New York State Judicial Commission on Minorities, (July 1989).
Box 38 Folder 5
Office of Management and Productivity: Vital Statistics forms, (1991).
Box 38 Folder 6
PA Rules of Judicial Administration, (1981).
Box 38 Folder 7
Pennsylvania Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division, (December 1987).
Box 38 Folder 8
Pennsylvania Bar Association: Minority Attorney Conference, (May 1989).
Box 38 Folder 9
Pennsylvania Bar Association: midyear meeting, (November 1991).
Box 38 Folder 10
Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing: annual reports, (1989, 1990).
Box 38 Folder 11
Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges: annual meeting, (May-July 1987).
Box 38 Folder 12
Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges: correspondence, (August-November 1987).
Box 38 Folder 13
Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges: mid-year annual meeting booklet, (February 1989).
Box 38 Folder 14
Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges: correspondence, (1989-1990).
Box 38 Folder 15
Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges: correspondence, (1989-1990).
Box 39 Folder 1
Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges: mid-year annual meeting, (February 1990).
Box 39 Folder 2
Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges: correspondence, (November 1990-January, June 1991).
Box 39 Folder 3
Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges: mid-year annual meeting, (February 1991).
Box 39 Folder 4
Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges: meeting booklet, sections 1-3, (February 1991).
Box 39 Folder 5-7
Philadelphia Bar Association: Committee on Hispanic Affairs, (March 1977).
Box 39 Folder 8
Philadelphia Bar Association: Young Lawyers Executive Committee program, (1983).
Box 39 Folder 9
Philadelphia Bar Association: The Shingle newsletter, profile and correspondence, (March 1983).
Box 39 Folder 10
Philadelphia Bar Association: meetings and correspondence, (1986, 1987, bulk 1987).
Box 39 Folder 11
Philadelphia Bar Association: Subcommittee on Foreign Legal Consultants, (February-March 1988).
Box 39 Folder 12
Philadelphia Bar Association: Subcommittee on Foreign Legal Consultants, (April 1988).
Box 40 Folder 1
Philadelphia Bar Association: Subcommittee on Foreign Legal Consultants, (February 1991).
Box 40 Folder 2
Philadelphia Bar Association: meetings and correspondence, (January-March 1989).
Box 40 Folder 3
Philadelphia Bar Association: Law Week and other meetings, (March-May 1989).
Box 40 Folder 4
Philadelphia Bar Association: meetings and correspondence, (March-December 1989).
Box 40 Folder 5
Philadelphia Bar Association: LUG-PC meetings, (April, June, October 1989).
Box 40 Folder 6
Philadelphia Bar Association: Travel Committee/Caribbean Cruise, (October 1989, February 1990).
Box 40 Folder 7
Philadelphia Bar Association: meetings and correspondence, (January-June 1990).
Box 40 Folder 8
Philadelphia Bar Association: meetings and correspondence, (July-December 1990).
Box 40 Folder 9
Philadelphia Bar Association: meetings and correspondence, (January-August 1991).
Box 40 Folder 10
Philadelphia Bar Association: meetings and correspondence, (May-November 1991).
Box 40 Folder 11
Philadelphia Bar Association: meetings and correspondence, (September-November 1991).
Box 41 Folder 1
Philadelphia/Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, (1986, 1987, 1990).
Box 41 Folder 2
Presentation: The Use of Acupuncture with Substance Abusers, (April 1992).
Box 41 Folder 3
Puerto Rico Industrial Incentive Act of 1978, Act No. 26, (2 June 1978).
Box 41 Folder 4
References: Chmill vs Pittsburgh, (1980).
Box 41 Folder 5
References: Criminal Law, (1985).
Box 41 Folder 6
References: contractors, (1987, undated).
Box 41 Folder 7
References: Colt/Smith-Wesson cases, (1988, undated).
Box 41 Folder 8
References: case 409 A.2d 362, (circa 1989).
Box 41 Folder 9
References: Boards, Commissions, Authorities Transition Task Force, (26 February 1992).
Box 41 Folder 10
References: parole evidence rule, (Undated).
Box 41 Folder 11
References: discovery motions, (Undated).
Box 42 Folder 1
References: termination of life, (Undated).
Box 42 Folder 2
References: fair housing and discrimination, (Undated).
Box 42 Folder 3
References: city immunity, (Undated).
Box 42 Folder 4
References: negligence, (Undated).
Box 42 Folder 5
References: action by and against corporations, (Undated).
Box 42 Folder 6
References: hearsay, (Undated).
Box 42 Folder 7
References: contempt, (Undated).
Box 42 Folder 8
References: delay, (Undated).
Box 42 Folder 9
References: examining witnesses, (Undated).
Box 42 Folder 10
References: witness testimony, (Undated).
Box 42 Folder 11
References: miscellaneous.
Box 42 Folder 12
Remarks for Civil Practice Seminar, (1987).
Box 42 Folder 13
Rulings guide: chapters 1-9, (August 1989).
Box 43 Folder 1-4
St. John’s University: correspondence and printed materials, (1987-1989, 1992).
Box 43 Folder 5
Technical Assistance Report and remarks, (February, March 1989).
Box 43 Folder 6
Termination of life support: reports and supplemental materials, (1989).
Box 44 Folder 1
Trip to Japan: general correspondence, (1986-1987).
Box 44 Folder 2
Trip to Japan: press releases and articles, (1986-1988).
Box 44 Folder 3
Trip to Japan: general articles and papers, (circa 1987, undated).
Box 44 Folder 4
Trip to Japan: Japanese judicial system notes and papers, (circa 1987, undated).
Box 44 Folder 5
Trip to Japan: miscellaneous, (circa 1987, undated).
Box 44 Folder 6
Trip to Japan: Japan Society newsletters and brochures, (circa 1987, undted).
Box 44 Folder 7
Trip to Japan: Japanese minority groups, (circa 1987).
Box 44 Folder 8
Trip to Japan: Legal Education--Japanese Style articles and notes, (1987, undated).
Box 45 Folder 1
Trip to Japan: travel arrangements and contacts, (1987).
Box 45 Folder 2
Trip to Japan: business contacts and articles, (1987).
Box 45 Folder 3
Trip to Japan: legal conferences, (1987).
Box 45 Folder 4
Trip to Japan: schedules and events, (1987).
Box 45 Folder 5
Trip to Japan: sessions and report, (1987).
Box 45 Folder 6
Trip to Japan: cassette tape transcripts, (1987).
Box 45 Folder 7-8
Trip to Japan: newspapers, (1987).
Oversize Flat File 3
Trip to Japan: newsletters and articles, (1987, 1988).
Box 46 Folder 1
Trip to Japan: personal correspondence, (1987-1988).
Box 46 Folder 2
Trip to Japan: news clippings packets, (1987).
Box 46 Folder 3-7
Trip to Japan: Subscription and Joint Venture agreement, (31 October 1987).
Box 167 Folder 8
Trip to Japan: Report on Japan, (December 1987).
Box 46 Folder 8
Trip to Japan: Some Insights into the Japanese Legal System, (17 Deember 1987).
Box 46 Folder 9
Scope and Contents

This small subseries contains organizational correspondence, invitations, and speech notes that are indirectly related to Diaz’s judicial work. For instance, the folder entitled “Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship banquet” contains a faith-based inspirational speech Diaz presented to this organization about community relationships and development. There are also folders of speeches Diaz addressed to the Community College of Philadelphia, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and the World Conference on Soviet Jewry. In this subseries, one will also find the remarks Diaz gave at his swearing-in ceremony to the Court of Common Pleas. Interestingly, researchers will find multiple copies of similar speeches in these folders, for it seems Diaz often re-used parts of his speeches to form different presentations.

Affirmative action and equal rights: speech notes, (circa 1981, undated).
Box 47 Folder 1
Articles--authored by Diaz, (1988-1989).
Box 178 Item 6-7
Bilingual education and voting: speech notes, (1978, 1980, undated).
Box 47 Folder 2
Child Psychiatry Center groundbreaking ceremony, (May 1989).
Box 47 Folder 3
City Council hearings: support materials and memos, (1991).
Box 47 Folder 4
Community College of Philadelphia lecture, (August-September 1982).
Box 47 Folder 5
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials speech, (June 1989).
Box 47 Folder 6
Cox Newspapers--Report--Jonathan Kozol-- Where Stands the Republic?, Illiteracy: a Warning and a Challenge to the Nations' Press, (1986).
Box 178 Folder 8
Deliverance Evangelistic Bible Institute graduation, (12 June 1987).
Box 47 Folder 7
General notes, (1984-1985, undated).
Box 47 Folder 8
Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship banquets, (1984, undated).
Box 47 Folder 9
Hispanic community issues, (1983).
Box 47 Folder 10
Hispanics in America: speech notes, (1982).
Box 47 Folder 11
Honors and Awards [Copies of 1972 diplomas], (Undated).
Box 178 Folder 9
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement remarks, (1984).
Box 47 Folder 12
Miscellaneous correspondence, (1989-1990).
Box 48 Folder 1
Miscellaneous invitations, (1987-1988, 1990-1991).
Box 48 Folder 2
Miscellaneous printed materials, (1983-1993).
Box 161
National Conference of Christians and Jews, Inc. awards luncheon, (February 1985).
Box 48 Folder 3
National Conference on Soviet Jewry assembly, (October 1984).
Box 48 Folder 4
Politics and economics: speech notes, (1981, undated).
Box 48 Folder 5
Puerto Rican Parade of Connecticut, (June 1982).
Box 48 Folder 6
Society Hill Synagogue presentation, (1984).
Box 48 Folder 7
Spanish American Law Enforcement Association banquet, (March 1987).
Box 48 Folder 8
Speeches, (1983-1992).
Box 178 Folder 10
Swearing-in remarks and ceremony transcript, (20 July 1981, 21 July 1982).
Box 48 Folder 9
Temple University recruitment and admissions banquet, (May 1982).
Box 48 Folder 10
Torres-Matrullo, Christine: reception and swearing-in ceremony, (1983).
Box 48 Folder 11
World Conference on Soviet Jewry remarks, (September 1985).
Box 48 Folder 12

Scope and Contents

This subseries is comprised of materials relating to Diaz’s work with Temple University’s School of Law. There is a folder of correspondence from 1977 from Temple’s Law, Education, and Participation Project (LEAP). This interdisciplinary project was designed to help teach law to non-lawyers. Diaz, then executive director of the Spanish Merchant’s Association, was a LEAP regional advisory board member. From around 1982 to about 1992, Diaz taught Introduction to Trial Advocacy at Temple School of Law. In these folders are lecture notes, handouts, syllabi, and memos. Folders of student/teacher evaluations, grade lists, and student transcripts are closed to researchers. There is also a folder of miscellaneous memos and correspondence and a folder of notes, references, and forms from Temple’s 1984 Herman Stern Moot Court Competition, which Diaz helped judge.

Intro to Trial Advocacy: teaching materials, (1983-1985).
Box 49 Folder 1-3
Intro to Trial Advocacy: teaching materials, (1986-1987, bulk 1987).
Box 49 Folder 4
Intro to Trial Advocacy: grade sheets and evaluations, (1986-1991).
Box 167 Folder 9
Intro to Trial Advocacy: teaching materials, (1988).
Box 49 Folder 5
Intro to Trial Advocacy: teaching materials, (1989-1991, bulk 1990).
Box 49 Folder 6
Intro to Trial Advocacy: handouts, (Undated).
Box 49 Folder 7
Intro to Trial Advocacy: lecture notes, (Undated).
Box 49 Folder 8
Law, Education, and Participation (LEAP) project, (1977).
Box 50 Folder 1
Memos and correspondence, (1983-1991).
Box 50 Folder 2
Moot Court Competition, (1984).
Box 50 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

Diaz served on the Temple University Hospital’s Board of Governors from about the early 1980s to the early 1990s. This subseries is comprised mostly of board meeting minutes, agendas, references, and memos.

Affirmative Action Committee: memos, (1982-1983).
Box 51 Folder 1
Affirmative Action Committee: reports, (1983).
Box 51 Folder 2
Board of Governors: memos, (1986-1988, 1989).
Box 51 Folder 3-4
Board of Governors: meeting materials, (1989).
Box 51 Folder 5-8
Board of Governors: meeting materials, (1990).
Box 51 Folder 9-10
Board of Governors: memos, (1990).
Box 52 Folder 1
Festival of Young Musicians, (February-May 1990).
Box 52 Folder 2
Miscellaneous, (1989-1991).
Box 52 Folder 3
Professional Affairs Committee meetings, (1988-1900).
Box 52 Folder 4
Reaccredidation report, (1989).
Box 52 Folder 5
University Medical Center Gala, (January-July 1998).
Box 52 Folder 6
Scope and Contents

In 1997, Diaz offered to represent Temple University to restructure a loan with Summit Bank. However, since Diaz had a sustained relationship with Temple a conflict of interest arose, and Diaz could not be involved with the case. The materials in this small subseries pertain to this legal venture and include memos, correspondence, budgets, conflict search papers, and various legal documents. Separated into four folders are materials sent to Diaz prior to the conflict of interest search. There is also a “Statement of Qualifications” sent from Blank Rome LLP to Temple University and the University Health System indicating that Blank Rome had maintained a working relationship with the university.

Blank Rome Statement of Qualifications, (May 1998).
Box 53 Folder 1
Budget, (1997-1998).
Box 53 Folder 2
Memos and correspondence, (1998-2003).
Box 53 Folder 3
Temple/Summit Bank, (1997).
Box 53 Folder 4-7
Scope and Contents

This subseries contains correspondence, financial reports, press releases, and other miscellaneous papers. Among the materials is a report prepared by Temple’s Institute for Survey Research concerning an immigrant employee pilot program, several booklets and pamphlets highlighting Temple’s various programs, and a few issues of Temple’s community newspaper, Temple Times.

Commencement booklets, (2000, 2003).
Box 54 Folder 1
Consolidated financial statements, (2002-2003).
Box 54 Folder 2
Correspondence, (1981-June 1988).
Box 54 Folder 3
Correspondence, (July 1988-1989).
Box 54 Folder 4
Correspondence, (1990).
Box 54 Folder 5
Correspondence, (1997-2000).
Box 54 Folder 6
Correspondence, (2000-2003).
Box 54 Folder 7
Institute for Survey Research: immigrant employee pilot program, (January 1999).
Box 54 Folder 8
Miscellaneous, (1982, 1987, 1999, undated).
Box 55 Folder 1
Operating budget request, (2000-2001).
Box 55 Folder 2
Pamphlets and booklets, (circa 2000-2002, undated).
Box 55 Folder 3
Publications and pamphlets, (1988-circa 1999, undated).
Box 55 Folder 4
Press releases, (1988, 1990).
Box 55 Folder 5
Printed materials, (1982-2003 ).
Oversize Flat File 4
Reports and Endowment Study, (1996-2002).
Box 55 Folder 6
Student recommendations, (2002).
Box 167 Folder 10
Scope and Contents

This portion of the collection contains documents produced while Diaz was a member of Temple University's Board of Trustees. Materials included in this subseries include board agendas, reference, and minutes; memos and correspondence; reports and directories; and pamphlets and brochures.

Attorney Notes, (1998, 2000).
Box 178 Folder 11
Correspondence, (1997-2009).
Box 178 Folder 12-14
Events--Commencement Excercises, Acres of Diamond Gala, (1998, 2001).
Box 178 Folder 15
Fox School of Business panel, (2001).
Box 178 Folder 16
Memoranda, (1997-2011).
Box 178 Folder 17-19
Memoranda, (1997-2011).
Box 179 Folder 1-2
Political and Civil Rights Law Review, (1999).
Box 179 Folder 3

Scope and Contents

This small series is comprised almost entirely of calendars, memos, phone logs, and travel vouchers that document Diaz’s work and whereabouts as U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) General Counsel. Diaz served as General Counsel from 1993 to 1997 and traveled extensively, as indicated by the calendars and vouchers. Notably, the HOPE VI training session material in this series stands out from everything else primarily because the date (1998) falls outside Diaz’s HUD term. While it seems Diaz did not attend this session, as general counsel he did work to rejuvenate the HOPE VI program which provides housing assistance for the elderly.

Related materials in other series

Anuario Hispánico: Series 5, subseries b, group 2.

Affirmative Action--Briefing Book for Secretary Henry G. Cisneros, (1995).
Box 179 Folder 4
Annual reports, (1994-1995).
Box 56 Folder 1
Anuario Hispánico, (1994).
Box 56 Folder 2
Correspondence, (1994-1996).
Box 179 Folder 13
Daily calendars, (August-December 1993).
Box 56 Folder 3
Daily calendars, (1994).
Box 56 Folder 4-5
Daily calendars, (1995).
Box 56 Folder 6
Daily calendars, (1994).
Box 57 Folder 1
Daily calendars, (January-June 1996).
Box 57 Folder 2
Daily calendars, (July 1996-January 1997).
Box 57 Folder 3
Ethics for Litigators, (13 May 1996).
Box 57 Folder 4
Farewell Notes, (1996-1997).
Box 180 Folder 1
Field Attorney HOPE IV Mixed-Finance Training: handbook chapters 1-11, (June 1998).
Box 57 Folder 5-7
Field Attorney HOPE IV Mixed-Finance Training: handbook chapters 12-17, (June 1998).
Box 58 Folder 1
Field Attorney HOPE IV Mixed-Finance Training: miscellaneous, (June 1998).
Box 58 Folder 2
Henry G. Cisneros--Post Government Employment Restrictions, (1996).
Box 180 Folder 2
Investigation by Office of Inspector General, (1996-1998).
Box 180 Folder 3
John P. Dellera--Reassignment, (1994).
Box 180 Folder 4
Legal Honors Intern Program--Brochure, (1996).
Box 180 Folder 5
Memorandum--Use of Public Housing Funds to Leverage Private Financing, (1994).
Box 180 Folder 6
Memos, (November 1993-July 1995).
Box 58 Folder 3-6
Newspaper Clippings, (1993-1995).
Box 180 Folder 7
Office of General Counsel--Salary Scales, (1996).
Box 180 Folder 8
Reference Materials--Field Attorney HOPE VI Mixed Finance Training, (1998).
Box 179 Folder 5
Reference Materials--Financial Assistance, Housing Tax Credit, HOPE VI, RESPA, Section 108 Loan, (1998).
Box 179 Folder 6
Reference Materials--HOPE II, HOPE VI, Public Housing Funds for Private Financing, (1997-1998).
Box 179 Folder 7
Reference Materials--HOPE VI Plus, Mixed Finance, (1996-1998).
Box 179 Folder 8
Reference Materials--Legal Papers re: Vaughn Apartments, Hayes Valley Apartments, (1996).
Box 179 Folder 9
Reference Materials--Reviewing Mixed Finance Transactions, Declarations of Trust, (1997-1998).
Box 179 Folder 10
Reference Materials--Mixed Finance, Funds Recycling Agreement, Guidance on the Use of HOPE VI Funds, (1996-1998).
Box 179 Folder 11
Reference Materials--Public/Private Partnerships, (1996).
Box 179 Folder 12
Reimbursement claims, (1993-1997).
Box 58 Folder 7
Speeches, (1993-1995).
Box 180 Folder 9
Telephone logs, (1993).
Box 58 Folder 8
Telephone logs and “while out” notes, (1994).
Box 58 Folder 9
Telephone logs and “while out” notes, (1994).
Box 59 Folder 1
Telephone logs and “while out” notes, (1995).
Box 59 Folder 2
Telephone logs and “while out” notes, (January-September 1996).
Box 59 Folder 3-5
Telephone logs and “while out” notes, (October 1996-January 1997).
Box 59 Folder 6
Travel vouchers and receipts, (1993-1996).
Box 60 Folder 1-9
Travel vouchers, requests, authorizations, (1995-1996).
Box 180 Folder 10

Related materials in other series

American Bar Association: Series 1, subseries d; Series 5, subseries b, group 4.

Correspondence between Diaz and various government branches of the City of Philadelphia: Series 1, 5, 6, 7.

Pennsylvania Convention Center: Series 5, subseries b, group 3.

Pennsylvania Society: Series 5, subseries b, group 5.

Pension plans: Series 5, subseries b, groups 1 and 2.

Philadelphia Judicial Council: Series 5, subseries b, group 4.

Puerto Rican Week Festival: Series 6, subseries b, group 1.

White House Fellowship: Series 5, subseries b, group 3; Series 6, subseries a, group 2.

Scope and Contents

In this series, one will find materials from Diaz’s legal work as city solicitor. One of his duties in this position was to provide legal advice in official matters. Thus, a large amount of the materials in this subseries consists of advice he wrote for various individuals, companies, and city departments on issues ranging from tax problems to building and land development to employee rights and responsibilities. The folder of his advice of counsel is currently closed to researchers.

Also in this subseries are a number of case briefs relating to Pennsylvania Senate Bill 1100. This case (the “Convention Center Case”) questioned the constitutionality of this bill, which Philadelphia officials believed would adversely affect the City of Philadelphia if enacted. The bill involved changing the governing body of the Pennsylvania Convention Center and transferring authority over taxis to the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA), as well as granting the PPA other powers. Mayor Street and the City of Philadelphia argued that the bill would harm the city’s hospitality industry as well as their ability to bargain with unions. They claimed that this bill was stealthily introduced to the Senate and not given enough time for consideration.

City of Philadelphia vs Commonwealth of PA, (2003).
Box 180 Folder 11
City of Philadelphia vs Conrail, Interstate Advertising, (2004).
Box 180 Folder 12
Ethics Committee: References, Ethical Principles for Public Servants, (September 1992).
Box 61 Folder 1
Ethics Committee: References, The Selection and Evaluation of Bond Lawyers, (1998).
Box 61 Folder 2
Ethics Committee: References, Law Department, (January 2001, undated).
Box 61 Folder 3
Ethics Committee: References, Who Is the Client?, (5 December 2003).
Box 61 Folder 4
Ethics Committee: References, Philadelphia Empowerment Zone, (12 January 2004).
Box 61 Folder 5
Ethics Committee: References, Town of Southampton, (28 January 2004).
Box 61 Folder 6
Ethics Committee: References, Board of Ethics—City of Baltimore, Maryland, (29 January 2004).
Box 61 Folder 7
Ethics Committee: References, Memo, 1 of 8, (29 January 2004).
Box 61 Folder 8
Ethics Committee: References, Philadelphia Gas Works, 2 of 8, (29 January 2004).
Box 61 Folder 9
Ethics Committee: References, Terms and Conditions of Bidding and Contract, 3 of 8, (29 January 2004).
Box 61 Folder 10
Ethics Committee: References, Professional Services Contract, 4 of 8, (29 January 2004).
Box 61 Folder 11
Ethics Committee: References, Executive Order, 5 of 8, (29 January 2004).
Box 61 Folder 12
Ethics Committee: References, Vendor’s Guide, 6 of 8, (29 January 2004).
Box 61 Folder 13
Ethics Committee: References, City Procurement Law and Policy, Section I-Appendix 4, 7 of 8, (29 January 2004).
Box 61 Folder 14
Ethics Committee: References, City Procurement Law and Policy, Appendices 5-10, 8 of 8, (29 January 2004).
Box 61 Folder 15
Ethics Committee: References, Tenet, (Undated).
Box 61 Folder 16
Advice of Counsel: notes, (2001-2003).
Box 168 Folder 1
Advice of Counsel: Common Driveways and Retaining Walls, (October-December 2001).
Box 168 Folder 2
Advice of Counsel: Requests 1-58, (2002).
Box 168 Folder 3-6
Advice of Counsel: Requests 1-41, (2003).
Box 168 Folder 7-8
Advice of Counsel: Requests 42-67, (2003).
Box 169 Folder 1-2
Advice of Counsel-- Wrap-up Insurance, (January 2004).
Box 169 Folder 3
SB 1100 Briefs: Miscellaneous, (2003).
Box 62 Folder 1
SB 1100 Briefs: Post Hearing Brief, Respondents Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Gov. Edward G. Rendell, (14 February 2003).
Box 62 Folder 2
SB 1100 Briefs: Post Hearing Brief, Respondents Presiding Officers, (14 February 2003).
Box 62 Folder 3
SB 1100 Briefs: Post Hearing Brief, Respondent Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, (14 February 2003).
Box 62 Folder 4
SB 1100 Briefs: Respondent H. William DeWeese, (14 February 2003).
Box 62 Folder 5
SB 1100 Briefs: Post Hearing Brief, Philadelphia Parking Authority, (14 February 2003).
Box 62 Folder 6
SB 1100 Briefs: Post-Trial Brief, (14 February 2003).
Box 62 Folder 7
SB 1100 Briefs: Opinion, Mr. Justice Saylor, (7 November 2003).
Box 62 Folder 8
Government Exhibit--Federal Probe--Memorandum, (Undated) [fax copy, 2005].
Box 180 Folder 13
Litigation Concerning Philadelphia Parking Authority, (2002).
Box 180 Folder 14
Memo--Talking Points for Meeting re: Dismissal from City Employment, (2002).
Box 180 Folder 15
Pennsylvania Convention Center--Agreement to Ensure Customer Satisfaction in Show Work, (2002).
Box 180 Folder 16
Philadelphia--Federal Probe on City Corruption, (2003-2004).
Box 180 Folder 17-20
Post-Employment Restrictions for City Attorneys, (2004).
Box 180 Folder 21
Report--Law Department Professional Service Contracts, (2002).
Box 180 Folder 22
Transition Report; Transition Status Report, (2003).
Box 180 Folder 23
Scope and Contents

This subseries contains materials relating to Diaz’s various board and organization memberships, as well as events he attended. The majority of these materials consist of correspondence and informational materials relating to the organizations and events represented. A large group in this subseries is from the 2002 conference of the International Municipal Lawyers Association which Diaz attended. Included are workshop materials and papers on topics such as employment law, land use, and water rights issues. Also included are materials relating to Diaz’s various speeches.

ABA Diversity Commission, (2001-2002).
Box 63 Folder 1
Affirmative Action--Conferences and Presentations, (2001-2003).
Box 180 Folder 25
Asociación de Músicos Latino Americanos [AMLA], (2002).
Box 63 Folder 2
City of Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirement, (January, October-November 2003).
Box 169 Folder 4
Confirmation and Swearing In, (2002).
Box 63 Folder 3
Confirmation and Swearing In: Correspondence, (2001-2002).
Box 63 Folder 4
Contact List of Latino Organizations, (14 January 2003).
Box 63 Folder 5
Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference (CSG/ERC): Annual Meeting, (2003).
Box 63 Folder 6
Foundation for the Improvement of Justice, (2002).
Box 63 Folder 7
Honors and Awards, (1998).
Box 180 Folder 24
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Miscellaneous, (1994-1999).
Box 63 Folder 8
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Correspondence, (2002).
Box 63 Folder 9
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Conference, (20-23 October 2002).
Box 63 Folder 10
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Workshop Materials, (20 October 2002).
Box 63 Folder 11
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Work Session, I: Employment Law, (21 October 2002).
Box 63 Folder 12
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Work Session, II: Telecommunications, (21 October 2002).
Box 63 Folder 13
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Work Session, III: Local Government in the Face of Intrusive Federal Regulation, (21 October 2002).
Box 63 Folder 14
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Work Session, IV: Intergovernmental Relations, (21 October 2002).
Box 63 Folder 15
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Work Session, V: Water Rights and Water Allocation, (21 October 2002).
Box 63 Folder 16
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Work Session, VI: First Amendment, (21 October 2002).
Box 64 Folder 1
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Work Session, VII: Land Use, (22 October 2002).
Box 64 Folder 2
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Work Session, VIII: Litigation and Risk Management, (22 October 2002).
Box 64 Folder 3
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Work Session, IX: Addressing Local Government Issues From a Global Perspective, (22 October 2002).
Box 64 Folder 4
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Work Session, X: Economic Development and Finance, (22 October 2002).
Box 64 Folder 5
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Work Session, XI: Technological Developments and Fourth Amendment Implications, (22 October 2002).
Box 64 Folder 6
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Work Session, XII: Emerging Trends in Local Government Law, (22 October 2002).
Box 64 Folder 7
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Work Session, XIII: Overview and Update on Section 1983 Litigation, (23 October 2002).
Box 64 Folder 8
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Work Session, XIV: Ethics, (23 October 2002).
Box 64 Folder 9
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Correspondence, (2003).
Box 64 Folder 10
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA): Pamphlet, (April 2003).
Box 64 Folder 11
Legg Mason Family of Mutual Funds: Correspondence, (July 2001-February 2002).
Box 64 Folder 12
Legg Mason Family of Mutual Funds--Nominating Committee--Confidential Memorandum, (2002).
Box 181 Folder 1
National Housing Conference (NHC): Information Packet, (30 May 2002).
Box 64 Folder 13
Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities: 103rd Annual Convention, (June 2002).
Box 64 Folder 14
Pennsylvania Society Weekend, (2001).
Box 64 Folder 15
The Pennsylvania Society: Program and Seating List, (14 December 2002).
Box 64 Folder 16
Philadelphia Judicial Council: Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, (2000, 2002).
Box 169 Folder 5
Philadelphia Judicial Council, (2002).
Box 64 Folder 17
Puerto Rican Week Festival, (September 2002).
Box 64 Folder 18
Seminar: Making Diversity Work, (June 2002).
Box 64 Folder 19
Speech/Talking Points, (July-November 2002).
Box 64 Folder 20
Speech/Talking Points: Correspondence, (January-November 2003).
Box 64 Folder 21
Speech/Talking Points, (October-May 2003, undated).
Box 64 Folder 22
Speeches, (2003-2004).
Box 181 Folder 2
Speeches--Cornell University--La Asociación Latina, (1992).
Box 181 Folder 3
White House Fellowships, (September-October 2002).
Box 64 Folder 23
Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of correspondence written to or by Nelson Diaz. However, much of this correspondence is not directly related to his duties as city solicitor. Included in this series are a large number of holiday greeting cards, invitations to various events, and congratulatory or condolence letters. Also included are letters, invitations, and speeches relating to the September 2002 unveiling of a judicial portrait of Diaz commissioned for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The unveiling corresponded with National Hispanic Heritage Month, which was appropriate as Diaz is considered a role model for the Hispanic community. The portrait was then placed on permanent display in City Hall. In this group are also a few restricted folders.

Within this subseries one can also find several examples of correspondence to and from various other noteworthy politicians. Among the letters of congratulations are letters to and from former Vice President Walter F. Mondale and Ed Rendell, Pennsylvania governor and former mayor of Philadelphia. Also included are invitations to Rendell’s 2003 gubernatorial inauguration. In addition, among the portrait unveiling materials is a letter from U.S. Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania.

Brag Memos, (May-June 2003).
Box 169 Folder 6
Brown-Boynes, Margie, (July 2003).
Box 169 Folder 7
Condolence Letters: Outgoing, (2002).
Box 65 Folder 1-2
Congratulation Letters (outgoing) and Responses, (2001, 2002).
Box 65 Folder 3
Congratulatory Letters, (May 2003-January 2004).
Box 65 Folder 4
Holiday Greetings: Personal, (2002).
Box 65 Folder 5
Holiday Greetings: Professional, (2002).
Box 65 Folder 6-7
Invitations, (February-September 2002).
Box 65 Folder 8
Invitations, (October 2002-December 2002).
Box 66 Folder 1
Invitations: Cards, (July-October 2002).
Box 66 Folder 2
Invitations: Cards, (November 2002-January 2003).
Box 66 Folder 3
Invitations, (2003).
Box 66 Folder 4-7
Invitations, (October 2003-January 2004).
Box 67 Folder 1
Invitations, (October 2003-January 2004).
Box 67 Folder 2
Miscellaneous, (2002-2003).
Box 67 Folder 3
Otero Global Resources, (30 July 2002).
Box 67 Folder 4
Personal Notes and Letters, (2002).
Box 67 Folder 5
Personal Letters: Incoming, (January-June 2003).
Box 67 Folder 6-7
Personal Letters: Outgoing, (March 2003-January 2004).
Box 67 Folder 8
Personal Letters: Incoming, (July 2003-January 2004).
Box 67 Folder 9
Portrait Unveiling: Congratulation Letters, (February-October 2002).
Box 67 Folder 10
Portrait Unveiling: Artist Information, (April-September 2002).
Box 67 Folder 11
Portrait Unveiling: Thank You Letters, (June 2002-February 2003).
Box 68 Folder 1
Portrait Unveiling: Invitations, (4 June 2002).
Box 68 Folder 2
Portrait Unveiling: Speeches, (17 September 2002).
Box 68 Folder 3
Recommendations for Awards, (July-December 2002).
Box 68 Folder 4
Sympathy Letters, (2002).
Box 68 Folder 5-7
Sympathy Letters: Thank You Letters, (July-August 2002, undated).
Box 68 Folder 8
Thank You Letters: General, (2002, undated).
Box 68 Folder 9
Thank You Letters, (2003).
Box 68 Folder 10
Scope and Contents

In this subseries one can find various personal materials, including some correspondence, photographs, and articles in which Diaz was featured. Diaz’s résumé and biographical sketch can also be found here, along with handwritten meeting notes and information on various awards he received. A folder of materials concerning self-assessed taxes is currently closed to researchers.

Awards, (February-November 2003).
Box 69 Folder 1
Case Material: Self-assessed taxes, (18 November 2003).
Box 169 Folder 8
Biographical Sketch, (January-June 2003).
Box 69 Folder 2
Jewish Labor Committee, (1992).
Box 181 Folder 4
Media: Articles, (May-December 2002, undated).
Box 69 Folder 3
Media--Articles and Notes--Appoinment, (2001-2002).
Box 181 Folder 5
Media: Correspondence, (13 January 2003).
Box 69 Folder 4
Meetings, (December 2001).
Box 69 Folder 5
Newsletter-- Philly Solicitor, (2001).
Box 181 Folder 6
Newspaper Clippings, (2001-2003).
Box 181 Folder 7-8
Op-Ed, (November 2003).
Box 69 Folder 6
Personal: Gubernatorial Inauguration, (2003).
Box 69 Folder 7
Personal: Correspondence, (2003, undated).
Box 69 Folder 8
Personal: Miscellaneous, (2002, 2003, undated).
Box 69 Folder 9
Personal: Digital images, (April 2003, undated).
Box 69 Folder 10
Personal: Articles, (May, November 2003, undated).
Box 69 Folder 11
Personal: Who’s Who, (2003-2004).
Box 69 Folder 12
Philadelphia Board of Ethics--Ethics Handbook, Sample Draft--For City Officials and Employees, (Undated).
Box 181 Folder 9
Philadelphia 21st Century Review Forum--Recommendations to the Mayor, (2004).
Box 181 Folder 10
Philadelphia 21st Century Review Forum--Omnibus Philadelphia Ethics Code, (2004).
Box 181 Folder 11
Résumé, (April 2003).
Box 69 Folder 13
Schedules, (2003).
Box 69 Folder 14

Scope and Contents

This small subseries of eighteen folders is comprised mostly of legal and court document that Diaz created or retained while at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen. There are agreements Diaz worked on for various clients, lengthy memos between Diaz and his colleagues concerning different legal matters, and several folders of Diaz’s court notes and references. Of note are several folders of court documents from Duke v. Parcs Steam-Sales Division, et al. (ca. 1980), a lengthy case which involved on-the-job injuries and company neglect. Also in this subseries is correspondence, such as that from the Philadelphia Bar Associations’ Young Lawyers Association, of which Diaz was a member. This subseries also contains a few restricted folders.

Agreements, (1978, 1980).
Box 70 Folder 1
Agreements, (1979).
Box 70 Folder 2
Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, (1977).
Box 70 Folder 3
Correspondence, (1980-1981).
Box 70 Folder 4
Court documents, notes, memos, (1978-1979).
Box 70 Folder 5
Court documents, notes, memos, (1980).
Box 70 Folder 6
Court documents: Continental Bank vs Fildelco Growth Investors, (circa 1974).
Box 70 Folder 7
Court documents: summons, sample wills, (1979, undated).
Box 70 Folder 8
Court documents: Duke vs Parcs Division, et al, (circa 1980).
Box 71 Folder 1-6
Court of Common Pleas questionnaire, (September 1980).
Box 169 Folder 9
Equitable Life Assurance Society, (1977).
Box 71 Folder 7
Income tax statements, (1979).
Box 169 Folder 10
Memos: audits and auditor requests, (1977).
Box 71 Folder 8
Memos and civil action briefs, (1973-1980).
Box 71 Folder 9
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board/Bienvenido Colon Bar, Inc., (1974-1977).
Box 72 Folder 9
Philadelphia Bar Association: Young Lawyers, meetings, correspondence, (1977).
Box 72 Folder 2
Public Law Interest Center of Philadelphia, (1977).
Box 72 Folder 3
Settlement packet, (1980).
Box 72 Folder 4
Speeches, (circa 1980).
Box 181 Folder 12
Trial briefs, (1977).
Box 72 Folder 5-6
Trial briefs and references, (1977).
Box 72 Folder 7-8
Scope and Contents

This subseries, broken down into six groups, records Diaz’s work with the law firm Blank Rome LLP. The vast majority of the materials are work related, emphasizing Diaz’s accomplishments, contacts, and routines as a Blank Rome LLP partner.

Related materials in other series

Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc: Series 1, subseries c, group 2.

American Bar Association: Series 1, subseries d; Series 4, subseries b.

Anuario Hispánico: Series 3.

Barrister’s Association of Philadelphia: Series 1, subseries d.

Congreso de Latinos Unidos: Series 6, subseries c.

Correspondence between Diaz and various government branches of the City of Philadelphia: Series 1, 4, 6, 7.

Cuban American National Council: Series 6, subseries c.

Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs: Series 6, subseries c.

Hispanic Heritage: Series 1, subseries d, Series 7, subseries a, group 3.

Japan Society: Series 1, subseries d; Series 6, subseries b, group 2.

National Puerto Rican Coalition: Series 6, subseries b, group 2.

Pennsylvania Bar Association: Series 1, subseries d.

Pennsylvania Convention Center: Series 4, subseries a.

Pennsylvania Society: Series 4, subseries b.

Philadelphia Bar Association: Series 1, subseries d.

Philadelphia Judicial Council: Series 4, subseries b.

Philadelphia Leadership Foundation: Series 6, subseries b, group 1.

Philadelphia School District: Series 6, subseries a, group 1.

Southern Home Services: Series 6, subseries c.

Taller Puertorriqueños, Inc.: Series 1, subseries c, group 2; Series 6, subseries c.

White House Fellowship: Series 4, subseries b; Series 6, subseries a, group 2.

William Penn Foundation: Series 6, subseries b, group 1.

Scope and Contents

This group includes papers Diaz used in his daily work routines such as contact lists, briefs and references for his cases, memos and emails, forms, notes, articles, press releases, and other information.

Agreement--Partnership in Blank Rome, (2003).
Box 181 Folder 13
Agreement [Draft]--United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and Young Israel Senior Citizens Housing, (2001).
Box 181 Folder 14
Arbitration Domain Name Dispute decisions, (2000-2001).
Box 73 Folder 1
Articles, (1997-1999, bulk October 1999).
Box 73 Folder 2
Articles, (2000-2001).
Box 73 Folder 3
Association of Puerto Ricans on the March--Memo--Mental Health Consumers [Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha], (1998).
Box 181 Folder 15
Attorney-Client Privilege to Non-Attorney Members of Legal Team, (2005).
Box 181 Folder 6
Attorney Record and Emergency Contact Information, (1997).
Box 181 Folder 17
Banco Popular--Popular Leasing, (2006).
Box 181 Folder 18
City of Philadelphia--Procurement Department--Vendor's Guide-- How to do Business with the City of Philadelphia, (2006).
Box 181 Folder 19
Community Bank Development: conference call materials, (1999).
Box 73 Folder 4
Continuing Legal Education [CLE], (1997-1998).
Box 181 Folder 20-22
Continuing Legal Education [CLE], (1998-2001).
Box 182 Folder 1-4
Duckboats Tours [Land Water Amphibious Tours] vs City of Philadelphia, (2006).
Box 182 Folder 5
House Appropriations Committee: proposed fiscal budget, (6 Febraury 2001).
Box 73 Folder 5
Housing, (2006-2007).
Box 182 Folder 6
Iranian Disinvestment, (2007).
Box 182 Folder 7
Job applicants, (1997-2000).
Box 73 Folder 6
Jose Luis Morin and Jackeline Negron Gonzalez, (2006).
Box 182 Folder 8
Lincoln University: Langston Hughes litigation papers, (1967-1976).
Box 73 Folder 7
Lincoln University: Langston Hughes litigation papers, (1977-1990).
Box 73 Folder 8
Lincoln University: memos, notes, board meeting materials, (1999-2000, undated).
Box 169 Folder 11
Mark S. Sobus--Journal Articles--Jury Research; Alternative Damages; Medical Negligence Claims, (1998, 2000-2001).
Box 182 Folder 9
Maymi and Rivera-Fourquet, (2001).
Box 182 Folder 10
Memoranda, (1997-2007).
Box 182 Folder 11
Miscellaneous, (1997-1998, 2000-2001).
Box 74 Folder 1
Miscellaneaous, (1999-2001).
Box 183 Folder 11
Miscellaneous--Reading Material--Articles, Speeches, Essays, (1999, 2003-2005).
Box 183 Folder 12
National Association of Social Workers: agreement addendum, (2000).
Box 74 Folder 2
National Arbitration Forum: sample documents, (circa 1996, circa 2000).
Box 74 Folder 3
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Bailiwick Data Systems vs Rainforest Consulting, (2005).
Box 182 Folder 12
National Arbitration Forum--Lisa Cicchitti vs The Home Depot, (2006).
Box 182 Folder 13
New Jersey Judiciary: guidebooks and directories, (2000-2002).
Box 74 Folder 4
NJHMFA: legal documents, (circa 1999).
Box 74 Folder 5
Pennsylvania CAT Fund, (1997).
Box 74 Folder 6
Pennsylvania pension plans, (1993, 1994, 1996).
Box 74 Folder 7
Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct, (2005-2006).
Box 182 Folder 14
Pennsylvania Supreme Court--Committee on Racial and Gender-Bias--Racial Bias in Jury Selection, (2001).
Box 182 Folder 15
Pennsylvania Housing Authority--Accomplishments Report, (2005--2006).
Box 182 Folder 16
PIDA Program-- Pennsylvania's Economic Assistance Programs: Some Critical Omissions, (1996-1998).
Box 182 Folder 17
Puerto Rico: legal proceedings, (1999).
Box 74 Folder 8
Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration, (1999, undated).
Box 74 Folder 9
Puerto Rico: report and articles, (1997, 1999).
Box 75 Folder 1
Puerto Rico--taxes, (1997).
Box 75 Folder 2
Sarbanes/Oxley--Reference Materials, (2003-2007).
Box 183 Folder 1-3
Section 8--low income housing: webpage printouts, (circa 1999).
Box 75 Folder 3
Telecommunications, Broadband Access, Cable Laws, Comcast File, (2005-2006).
Box 183 Folder 4-9
U.S. Department of Commerce: foreign trade zones board, (1991).
Box 75 Folder 4
U.S. foreign policy: webpage printouts, booklets, fact sheets, (2000).
Box 75 Folder 5
Wireless Philadelphia--Request for Proposal--Cousel and Legal Services, (2006).
Box 183 Folder 10
Contact lists and mailing labels [#9A, B], (circa 1996).
Box 75 Folder 6
Contact lists and mailing labels [#14A], (Undated).
Box 75 Folder 7
Contact lists and mailing labels [#14B], (circa 1996).
Box 75 Folder 8
Contact lists and mailing labels [#15A], (circa 1994).
Box 75 Folder 9
Contact lists and mailing labels [#15B], (circa 1994).
Box 75 Folder 10
Contact lists and mailing labels (PA and Phila. lists) [#16A], (circa 1996).
Box 75 Folder 11
Contact lists and mailing labels [#16B], (Undated).
Box 76 Folder 1
Contact list [#17], (Undated).
Box 76 Folder 2
Contact lists and mailing labels [#18], (circa 1997).
Box 76 Folder 3
Legal contacts [Book #10 A-Z], (Undated).
Box 76 Folder 4-11
Mailing labels [#11A-E], (Undated).
Box 77 Folder 1-5
Rolodex phone calls 1 and 2, (Undated).
Box 77 Folder 6
Scope and Contents

This group is comprised of firm brochures and contact lists, informational packets, fact sheets, memos and correspondence. There are materials that pertain directly to Diaz helping Blank Rome as well as outside materials that Diaz used to further his legal career.

American Judges Association, (2000-2001).
Box 77 Folder 7
Anuario Hispánico, (2000).
Box 77 Folder 8
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges: annual report, (2000).
Box 77 Folder 9
Astral Artistic Services: correspondence, pamphlets, articles, (1998).
Box 77 Folder 10
Brochures and Informational Materials, (1997-2000).
Box 183 Folder 13
Brochures and Informational Materials, (1997-2000).
Box 184 Folder 1-3
Canary Islands Trip, (2006).
Box 184 Folder 4
Citizens’ Educational Foundation: report on Puerto Rican self-determination, (1999).
Box 77 Folder 11
Coca-Cola meeting with Rudy Becerra, (October-November 2000).
Box 77 Folder 12
Conferences/seminars/events previously attended, (1997-1998).
Box 77 Folder 13
Contact lists, (1997).
Box 78 Folder 1
Contact lists--Directories, (2000-2004).
Box 184 Folder 5-6
Contact lists--Info, Updates, (1997).
Box 184 Folder 7
Contact lists--Marketing, (2005-2006).
Box 184 Folder 8
Cybersettle.com: advisory board, (1999-2000).
Box 78 Folder 2
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [EEOC], (1997-2001).
Box 78 Folder 3
Environmental Services & Technologies, Inc.: Lincoln Simmons/Mark Gottlieb, (2000).
Box 78 Folder 4
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, (1997-2001).
Box 78 Folder 5
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: EEOC Investigation, (1999).
Box 169 Folder 12
Garcia, Bob; Americas Small Business International Trade Center [TASBIC], (1997).
Box 78 Folder 6
Harbor League Club, (1999).
Box 78 Folder 7
Hispanic Contacts: correspondence and lists, (1996-1998, undated).
Box 78 Folder 8
Hispanic Education and Legal Fund: panel materials, (August 1999).
Box 78 Folder 9
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Banco Popular 2001 Golf Open, (June-August 2001).
Box 78 Folder 10
International Food Group, Inc.; Daniel Webster, CEO: correspondence, (1998).
Box 78 Folder 11
International Food Group, Inc.: business plan, (1 July 1998).
Box 169 Folder 13
Japan Society: correspondence, directories, and notes, (1997-2001).
Box 78 Folder 12
Latino Issues and Diversity--Articles and Background Materials, (1994-2000).
Box 184 Folder 9
LULAC: conference materials, (1999, 2000).
Box 78 Folder 13
Martindale/Hubbell ratings, (1998, 2001).
Box 169 Folder 14
The Melberger Award: Corporate Partner proposals, (2000-2002).
Box 78 Folder 14
Miscellaneous, (1997-2000, undated).
Box 79 Folder 1
Miscellaneous printed materials, (1999-2001).
Oversize Flat File 2
Minorities in business and law: correspondence and articles, (1997, 1999-2000).
Box 79 Folder 2
NAFTA: testimony and newsletters, (1997-1998).
Box 79 Folder 3
National Council of La Raza 2000 Expo, (May-July 2000).
Box 79 Folder 4
National Latinas’ March 2000, (January-March 2000).
Box 79 Folder 5
National Puerto Rican Coalition, Inc.: National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, (1997-2000, bulk 1997).
Box 79 Folder 6
National Puerto Rican Coalition, Inc.: correspondence, (1997-1998, 2000-2001).
Box 79 Folder 7
New Jersey business correspondence, (1997-2000, undated, bulk 1999).
Box 79 Folder 8
New York State Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force conference & gala, (1999, 2000).
Box 79 Folder 9
Open Society: women’s healthcare report, (circa 2000).
Box 79 Folder 10
Overseas Private Investment Corporation [OPIC], (1998).
Box 79 Folder 11
Penn Law students--BLSA and LALASA, (2006).
Box 184 Folder 10
Pension plans: correspondence, (1993, 1997).
Box 80 Folder 1
Philadelphia Black Network: correspondence, (1999-2001).
Box 80 Folder 2
Philadelphia Black Network: magazines, (1999, 2000, 2001).
Box 80 Folder 3
Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce--Board of Directors Materials, (1999-2000).
Box 184 Folder 11
Pollo Tropical restaurant franchise, (1997).
Box 80 Folder 4
Practice Development proposals, (1995, 1997).
Box 169 Folder 15
Presentation: Analysis of Economic & Financial Conditions, (15 Nov 1997).
Box 80 Folder 5
Press Releases, (1998-2001).
Box 80 Folder 6
Printed materials, (1996, 1998, 2000, undated).
Box 80 Folder 7
Puerto Rican Legal Defense Education Fund, (1998, 1999).
Box 80 Folder 8
Puerto Rican Legal Defense Education Fund: case referral, (2001).
Box 169 Folder 16
Public Contracts Updates and correspondence, (1998-1999).
Box 80 Folder 9
Referral firms’ résumés, cards, newsletter, (1997, undated).
Box 80 Folder 10
San Marcos University Judicial reform Conference, (June-July 1997).
Box 80 Folder 11
Southern Home Services, (circa 1999).
Box 81 Folder 1
Taiwan Trip: “fact-finding mission”, (March-June 2001).
Box 81 Folder 2
Trip to Puerto Rico w/ John Lorenz, (April-August 2001).
Box 81 Folder 3
Webpage printouts: human rights in Peru, (circa 1996).
Box 81 Folder 4-5
United States Information Agency, (Undated).
Box 81 Folder 6
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, PA Advisory Committee, (1994-1999).
Box 81 Folder 7
U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce annual meetings, (1999-2001).
Box 81 Folder 8
Incoming correspondence, (1997).
Box 81 Folder 9-10
Incoming correspondence, (1998).
Box 82 Folder 1
Incoming correspondence, (1999).
Box 82 Folder 2
Incoming correspondence, (2000).
Box 82 Folder 3
Incoming correspondence, (2001).
Box 82 Folder 4
Outgoing correspondence, (1997).
Box 82 Folder 5-7
Outgoing correspondence, (1997).
Box 83 Folder 1
Outgoing correspondence, (1998).
Box 83 Folder 2-3
Outgoing correspondence, (1999).
Box 83 Folder 4
Outgoing correspondence, (2001).
Box 83 Folder 5-7
Scope and Contents

This group contains items that pertain to community groups and associations in which Diaz was directly or indirectly involved. He worked with such groups as legal counsel, financial sponsor, member of selection or advisory committees, or may have been more directly involved with them in the past. There are memos and correspondence, emails, online print-outs, brochures, and reports.

City of Camden: civilian employee listing, (June 1997).
Box 169 Folder 17
City of Camden: proposals and programs, (1997-1998).
Box 84 Folder 1
City of Camden: Legislation, (1997, 1998).
Box 84 Folder 2
City of Camden: Mayor Milton Milan Transition Team, (1997, 1998).
Box 84 Folder 3
City of Camden: correspondence and articles, (1997-1998, undated).
Box 84 Folder 4
City Year: fact sheets, articles, annual report, (1993-1996).
Box 84 Folder 5
Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.: correspondence, (1998, 2000).
Box 84 Folder 6
Consulado General de Panama: seminar, (September 2000).
Box 84 Folder 7
Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations [Concilio]--Puerto Rican Festival, (2007).
Box 184 Folder 12
Cuban American National Council, (1998-2000).
Box 84 Folder 8
Ephemeral Publications--Revista de los Egresados de Cursos de MASHAV, (2006).
Box 184 Folder 13
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation [Freddie Mac]--Board of Directors, (1997).
Box 184 Folder 14
Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs: correspondence, (1997-1998).
Box 84 Folder 9
Hispanic Heritage Awards: correspondence, (2000-2001).
Box 84 Folder 10
Hispanic Heritage Awards: student applications and evaluations, (2001).
Box 170 Folder 1
Lechter, Ab, LEFA International, Inc.: correspondence, (1998-1999).
Box 85 Folder 1
Local Initiatives Managed Assets Corporation (LIMAC), (1998).
Box 85 Folder 2
Meeting with Senator Fumo, (May 2000).
Box 85 Folder 3
Referred case, (July 1997).
Box 85 Folder 4
Miscellaneous, (1997).
Box 85 Folder 5
Newspaper Clippings, (1997-2000).
Box 184 Folder 15
Newspaper Clippings, (2004-2005).
Box 184 Folder 16
Organization of American States: General Secretariat: Panama elections, (April-May 1999).
Box 85 Folder 6
Pan American Association--Correspondence, (2001).
Box 185 Folder 1
Pennsylvania Business Bank: advisory board, (2000-2001).
Box 85 Folder 7
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Expansion Advisory Committee, (1999).
Box 85 Folder 8
Philadelphia Leadership Foundation: 17th Annual Leadership Prayer Breakfast, (April-May 2001).
Box 85 Folder 9
Philadelphia School District: Philadelphia Freedom Schools, (1997, 1999).
Box 85 Folder 10
Philadelphia Stock Exchange, (1997).
Box 185 Folder 2
President’s Initiative on Race: guide and booklet, (Mar. 1998).
Box 85 Folder 11
Spencer Stuart, (1997).
Box 185 Folder 3
Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc.: corporate advisory committee, (1999).
Box 85 Folder 12
TECCO: Pagan, J. and Davis, B., (1997-1998).
Box 85 Folder 13
Tree of Concern International Foundation, Inc., (1996-1997).
Box 85 Folder 14
Wall Street Project, (1998-1999, 2001).
Box 86 Folder 1
WHAT radio program, (1998).
Box 86 Folder 2
The White House: Fellowship info and other correspondence, (1997-2000).
Box 86 Folder 3
William Penn Foundation, (1998).
Box 86 Folder 4
Scope and Contents

This group contains materials pertaining to various bar associations of which Diaz was a member. There are memos and correspondence, applications, meeting materials, brochures, and reports from groups in Pennsylvania and other states.

American Bar Association: newsletters and pamphlets, (1997, 2000).
Box 86 Folder 5
American Bar Association: arbitration & dispute resolution, (1998-2001).
Box 86 Folder 6
American Bar Association: correspondence, (1999-2001).
Box 86 Folder 7
American Bar Association: Retention of Minority Lawyers summit, (February-March 2000).
Box 86 Folder 8
American Bar Association: Dispute Resolution magazine, (Summer 2000).
Box 86 Folder 9
American Bar Association: arbitration & dispute resolution, (2000-2001).
Box 86 Folder 10
American Bar Association: Section of Business Law, (2000-2001).
Box 86 Folder 11
American Bar Association: update on ethics: web page printouts, (2000-2001).
Box 87 Folder 1
American Bar Association annual meetings, (2000-2001, bulk 2000).
Box 87 Folder 2
American Bar Association: ABA Journal, (November 2000, February, April, July 2001).
Box 87 Folder 3
American Bar Association: Spirit of Excellence Award, (2000-2002, bulk 2000-2001).
Box 87 Folder 4
District of Columbia Bar Association: correspondence, (1997-2001).
Box 87 Folder 5
Hispanic National Bar Association: attorney directory, (1994).
Box 87 Folder 6
Hispanic National Bar Association: correspondence and memos, (1997-2001, undated, bulk 1998-1999).
Box 87 Folder 7
Hispanic National Bar Association Election Forum, (June-August 2000).
Box 88 Folder 1
Hispanic National Bar Association 26th annual convention, (March-October 2001).
Box 88 Folder 2
Miscellaneous, (1999-2001).
Box 88 Folder 3
National Bar Association 74th annual convention, (1998-1999).
Box 88 Folder 4
National Bar Association magazine, NBA, (November-December 1998, January-February 1999).
Box 88 Folder 5
National Bar Association: correspondence, (1999-2001).
Box 88 Folder 6
New York State Bar Association: Admissions: Applications for Character Report, (1997, 1998).
Box 88 Folder 7
New York State Bar Association: Admissions: applications and affidavits, (1997).
Box 88 Folder 8
New York State Bar Association: correspondence, (1997-2001, undated, bulk 1997-1998).
Box 88 Folder 9
New York State Bar Association Journal, (September-October 1999, January 2001, July-August 2001).
Box 88 Folder 10
New York State Bar Association: NY Business Law Journal, (Fall 2000).
Box 88 Folder 11
Pennsylvania Bar Association: seminars and conferences, (1998-2000).
Box 89 Folder 1
Pennsylvania Bar Association: Government Lawyers Program, (2000).
Box 89 Folder 2
Philadelphia Bar Association--Long Range Planning Committee, (1997).
Box 185 Folder 4
Pennsylvania Bar Association: Minority Attorney Conference, (February-April 2001).
Box 89 Folder 3
Pennsylvania Bar Association: Minority Attorney Conference booklet, (April 2001).
Box 89 Folder 4
Pennsylvania Bar Institute: Master Modern Trial Advocacy seminar, (1999).
Box 89 Folder 5
Pennsylvania Bar Institute: Auto Law Update, (2001).
Box 89 Folder 6
Philadelphia Bar Association: Philadelphia Bar Reporter, (1997, 1999, 2001).
Oversize Flat File 6
Philadelphia Bar Association: correspondence and memos, (1997-2001).
Box 89 Folder 7
Philadelphia Bar Association: The Philadelphia Lawyer, (Winter 1999, Summer 2000).
Box 89 Folder 8
Philadelphia Judicial Council: agendas and minutes, (1998-1999).
Box 89 Folder 9
Philadelphia Judicial Council: correspondence, (1998-2001).
Box 89 Folder 10
Philadelphia Judicial Council: agendas and minutes, (2000-2001).
Box 89 Folder 11
Scope and Contents

This group includes materials Diaz used or received for various speeches and events he attended. There are his handwritten and typed speech notes, memos and correspondence, invitations, brochures, and pamphlets.

American Bankers Association--Attorney's Conference, (1997).
Box 185 Folder 5-7
American Jewish Committee: George Burrell, award dinner, (February-May 2001).
Box 90 Folder 1
Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. gatherings [Association of Puerto Rican on the March], (1998, 2000-2001).
Box 90 Folder 2
Blank Rome--Retreat, (2006).
Box 185 Folder 8
Blank Rome firm reception: Pennsylvania Society Weekend, (1997-1998).
Box 90 Folder 3
Blank Rome firm reception: Pennsylvania Society Weekend, (1998-1999).
Box 90 Folder 4
Carter/Mondale 20-year reunion, (September-October 1997).
Box 90 Folder 5
Carter/Mondale Reunion 20-year reunion, (1997).
Box 185 Folder 9
Conference on Women and the Practice of Law for Dupont, (2000).
Box 185 Folder 10
Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association 7th Annual Awards Celebration, (September-October 2000).
Box 90 Folder 6
Diaz Awards Ceremony: correspondence, (2000).
Box 90 Folder 7
El Alma del Pueblo exhibition, (September 1998).
Box 90 Folder 8
Instituto de Capacitacion y Recursos para Ministerios Hispanos (ICRMH) workshop, (October 1998).
Box 90 Folder 9
Invitations and Programs, (1996-2003).
Box 185 Folder 11
ICRMH workshop materials, (October 1998).
Box 90 Folder 10
Martin Luther King Day of Service, (2000-2001).
Box 90 Folder 11
National League of Cities, Hispanic Elected Local Officials [HELO] gatherings, (1997-1998).
Box 91 Folder 1
Office of Naval Research: Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, (1997).
Box 91 Folder 2
Political Pioneers Exhibit-- Philadelphians Forge Diversity in Politics, (2000).
Box 185 Folder 12
Speakers Unlimited: George Mason University, (2001).
Box 91 Folder 3
Speeches, (1997-2002, undated).
Box 185 Folder 13-14
Speeches, (1997-2202, undated).
Box 186 Folder 1
Various engagements, (1997-2000).
Box 91 Folder 4-6
Xavier Becarra Latino Event, (1998-1999, bulk 1998).
Box 91 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

This group is comprised of letters and memos that Diaz produced or received as a partner of Blank Rome. There are letters, cards, and notes. A very small amount of the correspondence is somewhat personal in nature, but all of it pertains in some way to Diaz’s work or membership with Blank Rome.

Personal notes and memos, (1997-1998, undated).
Box 92 Folder 1-2
Personal notes and memos, (1999).
Box 92 Folder 3-4
Personal notes and memos, (2000-2001, 2003, bulk 2001).
Box 92 Folder 5-6
Personal finances, (2000-2001).
Box 170 Folder 2
Invitations: cards, (2000).
Box 92 Folder 7
Invitations: cards, (2001).
Box 93 Folder 1
Invitations: letters and emails, (2000-2001).
Box 93 Folder 2-3
Incoming, (1997).
Box 186 Folder 2
Outgoing, (1997).
Box 186 Folder 3
Incoming, (1998).
Box 186 Folder 4
Outgoing, (1998).
Box 186 Folder 5
Incoming, (1999).
Box 186 Folder 6
Outgoing, (1999).
Box 186 Folder 7-9
Incoming, (2000).
Box 186 Folder 10-11
Outgoing, (2000).
Box 186 Folder 12-14
Outgoing, (2000).
Box 187 Folder 1-2
Correspondence [Incoming and Outgoing], (2001-2008).
Box 187 Folder 3
Correspondence--Email Communication, (1997-2007).
Box 187 Folder 4
Correspondence and Writings--John G. Bennet, (1997-2005).
Box 187 Folder 5
Correspondence, (1997-2000).
Box 187 Folder 6
Correspondence--Third Party, (1996-2000).
Box 187 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

This subseries, broken down into six groups, records Diaz’s work with the law firm Cozen O'Connor. The vast majority of the materials are work related, emphasizing Diaz’s accomplishments, contacts, and routines as a Cozen O'Connor partner.

Scope and Contents

This group includes papers Diaz used in his daily work routines such as contact lists, briefs and references for his cases, memos and emails, forms, notes, articles, press releases, and other information.

Alexis Jolly--Request for Recommendation, (2009).
Box 187 Folder 8
Allan Fox--Department of Housing and Urban Development, (2011).
Box 187 Folder 11
Altman, Jonathan F.--Francis Diament, (2010).
Box 187 Folder 10
Altman Law and Associates vs Mainline National Mortgage, (2008).
Box 187 Folder 11
Argus Research Group, (2010).
Box 187 Folder 12
Association of Puerto Ricans on the March [Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha]--9th and Berks Streets Development, (2010).
Box 187 Folder 13
Association of Puerto Ricans on the March vs First Non-Profit Insurance Company, (2009).
Box 187 Folder 14
Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, (2010).
Box 187 Folder 15
Banco Popular vs Brisar Industries, (2008).
Box 188 Folder 1
Banco Popular--Popular Warehouse, (2007-2008).
Box 188 Folder 2-3
Banco Popular--Popular Warehouse, (2008-2009).
Box 188 Folder 4-6
Banco Popular--Popular Warehouse, (2010).
Box 188 Folder 7-9
Banco Popular--Request for Proposal, (2007).
Box 188 Folder 10
Bistro Foods, (2010-2011).
Box 188 Folder 11
Bonnie Grant vs The Philadelphia Eagles, (2010).
Box 188 Folder 12
Calendar Scheduling, (2010-2011).
Box 188 Folder 13-15
CEW Solutions, (2010).
Box 189 Folder 1
Charlette Finley vs Peter Tozer, (2010-2011).
Box 189 Folder 2
City of Philadelphia and Cozen O'Connor--Agreement, (2008).
Box 189 Folder 3
Continuing Legal Education [CLE], (2007-2010, undated).
Box 189 Folder 4-5
Continuing Legal Education [CLE]--Life in the Big City XIII, Selected Topics for Municipal Attorneys, Volumes 1-2, (2007).
Box 190
Continuing Legal Education [CLE]--Life in the Big City XIII, Selected Topics for Municipal Attorneys, Volumes 1-2, (2007).
Box 191
County of Bucks--Answer to Request for Proposal, (2007).
Box 192 Folder 1
Court Documents--Lozano et al vs City of Hazelton, (2008).
Box 192 Folder 2
Clever Factory vs The Kroger Company, (2007).
Box 192 Folder 3
Cradle of Liberty Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America vs City of Philadelphia, (2010).
Box 192 Folder 4
Cruz Construction [DePaul and Sons vs City of Philadelphia], (2007).
Box 192 Folder 5-7
Dolores Dandridge/Lamar Quattlebaum vs City of Philadelphia, (2009-2010).
Box 192 Folder 9
Dupont--Proposal for Partnering, (2008).
Box 192 Folder 10
Ephemeral Publications-- Washington Lawyer, (2007).
Box 192 Folder 12
Exelon Corporation--PECO, (2007).
Box 192 Folder 13
Expert Witness--King and Spalding--Blanco vs Trump, (2009-2010).
Box 192 Folder 14-16
Expert Witness--King and Spalding--Blanco vs Trump, (2009-2010).
Box 193 Folder 1-4
Galleli vs Banco Popular, (2011).
Box 193 Folder 5
Gladys Ramos vs The Home Depot, (2009).
Box 193 Folder 6
Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition vs Philadelphia Safe and Sound, (2009).
Box 193 Folder 7
Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition--Pro Bono Work, (2008-2009).
Box 193 Folder 8
Great West Life and Annuity Insurance Company, (2008).
Box 193 Folder 9
Housing--Brookings Institution--Briefing Book, (2008).
Box 193 Folder 10-12
Hawthorne Homeowners Association, (1982-2010).
Box 193 Folder 13
Hawthorne Homeowners Association, (1982-2010).
Box 194 Folder 1-9
International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution [CPR], (2007).
Box 194 Folder 10-11
International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution [CPR], (2007-2009).
Box 194 Folder 12-13
International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution [CPR], (2010-2011).
Box 194 Folder 14
Judith B. Shulick Memorial Foundation, (2009).
Box 195 Folder 1
Lamont Adams et al vs City of Philadelphia, (2000-2009).
Box 195 Folder 2-4
Lamont Adams et al vs City of Philadelphia, (2000-2009).
Box 195 Folder 5
Lamont Adams et al vs City of Philadelphia, (2000-2009).
Box 195 Folder 6-9
Lamont Adams et al vs City of Philadelphia, (2010).
Box 195 Folder 10
Lipscombe Square Cooperative, (1979-2010).
Box 195 Folder 11-13
Lipscombe Square Cooperative, (1979-2010).
Box 196 Folder 1-4
Management and Enviromental Technologies, Inc., (2010-2011).
Box 196 Folder 5
Mediation--Stacey Murphy vs The Home Depot, (2006-2008).
Box 196 Folder 6-7
Memberships--Registrations and Renewals, (2008-2009).
Box 196 Folder 8
Memorandum--End of Year Report, (2010).
Box 196 Folder 9
Mike Muñoz--Real Estate, (2007).
Box 196 Folder 10
National Arbitration Forum--Correspondence, Agreements, Invoices, (2007-2010).
Box 196 Folder 11
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Arctic Structures vs Jennifer Ellison, (2010).
Box 196 Folder 12
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Bloomberg Finance vs SEVA Company, (2009).
Box 196 Folder 13-14
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Bloomberg Finance vs SEVA Company, (2009).
Box 197 Folder 1-2
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--The College Network vs IV Media, (2008).
Box 197 Folder 3-5
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Enterprise Holdings vs UN Holdings, (2010).
Box 197 Folder 6
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Exxon Mobil vs Domains by Proxy, (2009).
Box 197 Folder 7-8
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Greyhound Lines vs Ambiance Transportation, (2010).
Box 198 Folder 1
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Grounded Nomads [Vocation Vacations] vs Texas International Property Associates, (2007).
Box 198 Folder 2
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Hershey vs Milk Duds, (2008).
Box 198 Folder 3-5
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Image Shack vs Steven Baxt, (2007).
Box 198 Folder 6-8
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Jet Direct Aviation vs Vertical Axis, (2007).
Box 198 Folder 9
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Joellen Johnstone Smith vs Leopard Spot, (2007-2008).
Box 198 Folder 10-11
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Life Extension Foundation vs Prime Health Direct, (2009).
Box 199 Folder 1-3
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Lockheed Martin vs Symons Internet Group, (2007).
Box 199 Folder 4-5
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Luminous Media vs Roi Gal, (2010).
Box 199 Folder 6
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Lutron Electronics, (2011).
Box 199 Folder 7
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia vs Joe Perez.
Box 199 Folder 8
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Masai Marketing vs Michael Kingsley, (2009).
Box 199 Folder 9
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Mattel, Inc. vs Genesis, LLC, (2007).
Box 199 Folder 10
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Paper Denim vs Vertmarkets, (2010).
Box 199 Folder 11
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Quick Check Corporation vs Dynamo.com, (2010).
Box 199 Folder 12
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Regions Asset vs ONBFS, (2010).
Box 199 Folder 13
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Sears Brand vs Gordana Bujko, (2008).
Box 199 Folder 14-15
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Sears Brand vs Gordana Bujko, (2008).
Box 200 Folder 1-2
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Shamir vs Zahav, (2009).
Box 200 Folder 3-8
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--SPTC and SPTC Delaware, Sotheby's Holdings vs The Allgood Company, (2008).
Box 201 Folder 1
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--State Farm Mutual Automobile vs Mahalo c/o Elliot Cook, (2010).
Box 201 Folder 2
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Suspensions vs The LBC Group, (2007).
Box 201 Folder 3
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Surveillance Data vs Raymond Gendron, (2008).
Box 201 Folder 4
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Tamarind Art vs Last Mile Research, (2008).
Box 201 Folder 5-6
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Victoria's Secret vs Monique Anunciacao, (2009-2010).
Box 201 Folder 7-9
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Wal Mart Stores vs Brad Merrill, (2007).
Box 201 Folder 10-11
National Arbitration Forum--Domain Dispute--Woot vs Daeix, (2010).
Box 201 Folder 12
National Arbitration Forum--Home Depot Mediations, (2007-2009).
Box 202 Folder 1-4
National Arbitration Forum--Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution--Policies and Rules, 1999, (2007).
Box 202 Folder 5
National Baptist Convention, (2009-2011).
Box 202 Folder 6-7
NAHREP [National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals]--Shareholders, Board of Directors, (2009).
Box 202 Folder 8
NAHREP [National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals]--Trademark Infringement, (2008).
Box 202 Folder 9
New Jersey--Directory of Minority Judges--Federal, State, and Municipal, (2008).
Box 202 Folder 10
Norris Square Civic Association, (2011).
Box 202 Folder 11
Philadelphia Housing Authority--Accounts--Bills, Invoices, (2009-2010).
Box 203 Folder 2
Philadelphia Housing Authority--General Counsel to the Board of Commissioners, (2010).
Box 203 Folder 3
Philadelphia Housing Authority--Universal Community Homes--Martin Luther King Development, (2006-2010).
Box 203 Folder 4-9
Phoenix Investments International, (2008-2010).
Box 203 Folder 10
Rammel vs URS Corporation, (2011).
Box 204 Folder 1
Residential Advantage Building Systems, (2007).
Box 204 Folder 2
Roberta Myers vs The Home Depot, (2006-2007).
Box 204 Folder 3
RSJ Technologies, (2009).
Box 204 Folder 4
Scudder Falls Bridge, (2010).
Box 204 Folder 5
Sentry/Upper Saucon, (2007-2008).
Box 204 Folder 6-8
SEPTA vs PTC [Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority vs Philadelphia Transit Consultants], (2009-2011).
Box 204 Folder 9
Shirley Dennis and William Dennis, (2010).
Box 204 Folder 10
Sonia Sotomayor, (2009).
Box 204 Folder 11-12
Stillwater Funding vs Mikel Jones Law Firm, (2010).
Box 204 Folder 12
Subprime Mortgages--Housing Bubble Crisis--Correspondence, Emails, Articles, (2008).
Box 204 Folder 13
Temple University Hospital, (2007).
Box 204 Folder 14
Tiffany Alvarez, (2010).
Box 204 Folder 15
Trans Link Communications--Engagement Letters, (2009).
Box 204 Folder 16
Tus Ojos--Temple University Legal Counsel.
Box 204 Folder 17
United Enterprise Fund, (2009-2010).
Box 204 Folder 18
United States District Court--Eastern District of Pennsylvania--Electronic Case Filing Account Registration Form, (2011).
Box 204 Folder 19
URS Corporation, (2007-2011).
Box 204 Folder 20-22
Vision IT, (2010).
Box 205 Folder 1
World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO]--Domain Dispute, (2003, 2007).
Box 205 Folder 2-5
Miscellaneous, (2006-2011).
Box 205 Folder 6
Miscellaneous--Handwritten Notes, (undated).
Box 205 Folder 7
Miscellaneous--Legal, (2010-201).
Box 205 Folder 8
Miscellaneous--Reading Material--Articles, Speeches, Essays, (2008, undated).
Box 205 Folder 9-10
Scope and Contents

This group is comprised of firm brochures and contact lists, informational packets, fact sheets, memos and correspondence. There are materials that pertain directly to Diaz helping Cozen O'Connor as well as outside materials that Diaz used to further his legal career.

American Jewish Committee--Puerto Rican Jewish Dialogue--Trip to Puerto Rico, (2010).
Box 206 Folder 1
Brochures and Informational Materials, (2008).
Box 206 Folder 2
Contacts--Business Cards, (Undated).
Box 219
Contact Lists--Directories, (2005-2010).
Box 206 Folder 3-5
Contact Lists--Info, Updates, (2010-2011).
Box 206 Folder 6-8
Contact Lists--Labels, (2010).
Box 206 Folder 9
Energy Management Services--Wholesale Energy Procurement and Risk Management, (2010).
Box 206 Folder 10
Energy--Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands--Government Relations, (2011).
Box 192 Folder 11
Foreign Visitors to Washington--Thank You Notes, (2010).
Box 206 Folder 11
Gary Smith's Office--Architecture Experts, (2009).
Box 206 Folder 12
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Dinner, (2010).
Box 207 Folder 1