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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
This is a collection assembled by the Archives that comprises bankruptcy collections containing approximately a file folder's extent of materials. Consult the file level of this collection for more information.
- W. Carter Grinstead Collection
- Seminar for Referees in Bankruptcy Records
- History of Bankruptcy in the Second Circuit Project
- Bankruptcy Exhibition Materials
See each collection for acquisitions information.
Processed by Jordon Steele, December 2008, unless otherwise noted.
- University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library
- Finding Aid Author
- Jordon Steele
- Finding Aid Date
- 2008 (unless otherwise noted(
- Access Restrictions
The archives reserves the right to restrict access to materials of sensitive nature. Please contact the department for further information.
- Use Restrictions
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
The W. Carter Grinstead Collection includes obituary clippings, an undated photograph of Grinstead, Grinstead's 1916-1917 report cards from the University of Texas Law School, and a letter of induction to the legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi, written around 1917. The materials were assembled by Cindy Grinstead Craft, Grinstead's granddaughter.Physical Description
Primarily correspondence, including letters written by Judge Asa Herzog, concerning the planning of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts' Seminar for Referees in Bankruptcy from 1966 to 1976. The file also includes a 1976 letter from Martha M. Lewark that explains some history of the Seminars from that era.Container Summary
About 100 items.
Primarily copies of the "National Bankruptcy News," a bankruptcy trade publication, from 1898 to 1899. The file also includes a 1996 letter from United States Bankruptcy Judge Prudence Beatty Abram, informing her colleagues of the publication of The Development of the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Law in the Courts of the Second Circuit of the United States, as well as a suggestion that histories of all the bankruptcy courts be written.Physical Description