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Small Bankruptcy collections


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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.

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  1. W. Carter Grinstead Collection
  2. Seminar for Referees in Bankruptcy Records
  3. History of Bankruptcy in the Second Circuit Project
  4. 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.

Collection Inventory

NBA.008.001. Grinstead, W. Carter (William Carter). W. Carter Grinstead Collection, 1916-1946 and undated. 10 items.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

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

10 items

NBA.008.002. United States. Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Seminar for Referees in Bankruptcy Records, 1966-1976.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

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.

NBA.008.003. History of Bankruptcy in the Second Circuit Project, 1996. 2 items.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

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

2 items

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