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Cornelia G. Kennedy papers: 1932-2012 (Majority of material found within 1970-1999)
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Personal and Biographical 1932-2012 [series]

The Personal and Biographical series (2.5 linear feet, including audio-visual materials, 4.78 GB online, and 1 oversize folder, 1932-2012), is divided into four subseries: Collected Personal Material; University of Michigan Law School; News Media; and Audio-Visual Material. Most of the folders in this series, including some containing correspondence, were placed into this category by Judge Kennedy.

 
Collected Personal Material [subseries]

The subseries contains Judge Kennedy's curriculum vitae and biographical sketches, appointment books and calendars, personal correspondence, invitations to interview and speaking engagements, and other material of biographical and personal nature.

Oversize Folder   1  
Certificate of Admission to Practice in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia 1949
Oversize Folder   1  
National College of State Trial Judges, University of Nevada, Chart of Participant Photos 1968
Box   1  
'Odds and Ends' of Memorabilia circa 1932-1967
Box   1  
Family Archive 1944-1975, 1985, 2003
Box   1  
'Old Activities,' 1963-1966
Box   1  
Biographical Information 1968-1999 (8 folders)
Box   1  
Michigan Association of the Professions Monitor, "The First Decade," Anniversary and Roster Issue 1969
Box   1  
Oath of Office Ceremony, U.S. District Court Judge 1970
Box   1  
Women's Economic Club, Women Who Work Award 1971
 
Appointment Books and Calendars
Box   1  
1974
Box   1  
1979-1987 (3 folders)
Box   1  
1993
Box   1  
Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution 1985, 1997
Box   1  
WQED-TV (Pittsburgh, PA), Interview in Cincinnati, Ohio 1987-1990
Box   1  
Nomination, Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award 1998-1999
Box   1  
Michigan Women's Hall of Fame, Life Achievement Award 1999-2000
Box   1  
Portrait Dedication Correspondence 2002
Box   1  
Detroit Bar Association, Frank Murphy Award 2011
 
Historical Society for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Article on the "...Nomination and Appointment Process of Women to the Bench...," 2012
 
University of Michigan Law School [subseries]

The subseries includes invitations and programs of alumni reunions and events.

Box   1  
Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 20th Annual Advocacy Institute, Hutchins Hall, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1969
 
Committee on Visitors
Box   1  
Correspondence 1970-1977
Box   1  
Meeting Agenda, Member List, and Reports 1993
 
Alumnae Events
Box   1  
Women Law Students Association Speech 1978
Box   1  
Midwest Regional Conference for Women in Law 1979
Box   1  
Women's Success 1997-1998
 
Class Reunions
Box   1  
Reunion Directory, Class of 1945, 1946 and 1947, two Personal Photographs outside Law School 1961
Box   1  
Alumni Reunion and Law Forum 1982
 
40th Reunion of the Class of 1947
Box   2  
Program Planning Correspondence 1987
Box   2  
Class Roster 1987
Box   2  
45th Reunion, 1946 and 1947, Class Notes 1992
Box   2  
50th Reunion 1997
 
News Media [subseries]

The subseries, News Media, includes newspaper clippings and articles about Judge Kennedy.

 
Miscellaneous 1960s
Box   2  
Newspaper Clippings 1960-1967
Box   2  
Judicial Campaign 1965-1966
Box   2  
General 1968
Box   2  
Long-running Wayne County Circuit Court Case 1969
Box   2  
Newsclips, Re: Supreme Court [of the United States] 1971
Box   2  
U.S. Judicial Conference (1st woman district judge) 1978
 
Senate Confirmation Process (for U.S. Circuit Court)
Box   2  
Detroit News Announces "Another First," 1979
Box   2  
Political Labels and Editorial Opinions 1979
Box   2  
Senate Confirmation Announced 1979
Box   2  
Oath of Office, Federal Appellate Court, 6th Circuit 1979
Box   2  
Federal Court Candidacy (Additional) 1969-1970 (2 folders)
 
Later Supreme Court Possibilities
Box   2  
Part 1 of 4 1975
Box   2  
Part 2 of 4 1975-1977
Box   2  
Part 3 of 4 1978
Box   2  
Part 4 of 4 1992, 1998
Box   2  
The Detroit News Magazine 1978
Box   2  
National Enquirer 1978
Box   2  
Article on Runaways (August pages 76-83) New Woman Magazine 1978
Box   2  
Women 1977
Box   2  
Chief Judge, Federal District Court 1977-1978
Box   2  
Newsclips, Personal 1970-1972
 
General
Box   2  
1981-1985
Box   2  
1995-2007 (4 folders)
 
Audio-Visual Materials [subseries]

The subseries, Audio-Visual Materials, includes Judge Kennedy's portraits as well as group portraits with other judges; recorded audio and video interviews, and other related recorded segments.

 
Photographs and Slides
Box   2  
1950s, 1960s, 1956-1970
Box   2  
Proofs circa 1965
Box   3  
Large, Portrait-style with backboard, undated circa 2002
 
Matted Photographs and Photographic Slides undated
Box   3  
circa 1947, 1970
Box   3  
circa 1980
Box   3  
Wayne County Circuit Court circa 1967 (2 envelopes)
Box   3  
1960s, circa 1968
Box   3  
With Senator Robert Griffin 1970
Box   3  
As Chief Judge, Federal District Court 1979
 
Smaller Photographs and Negatives, some undated
Box   3  
1979, 1985, 1993
Box   3  
Miscellaneous 1974, circa 2005-2006
Box   3  
Symposium on Women in the American Judiciary, "Conversations from Wingspread," the Johnson Foundation, Racine, Wisconsin 1982 (audiocassette tape)
 
Women Trailblazers in the Law Project Oral History Interview

(Conducted by Allyson A. Miller)

  Online  
Biographical Information and Curricula Vitae for Justice Kennedy and Allyson Miller 2012 [Download restricted to BHL Reading Room] (.ZIP file) [view item]
  Online  
Photographs of Justice Kennedy with Colleagues and Family circa 1950-2008 [Download restricted to BHL Reading Room] (.ZIP file) [view item]
  Online  
Sound Recordings and Transcripts 2012 [Download restricted to BHL Reading Room] (.WAV, .DOC, .PDF, and .ZIP files) [view item]
 
Videotaped Topics
Box   3  
"Judicial Activities and Ethics," Speaker: the Honorable Cornelia G. Kennedy; Seminar for Newly Appointed U.S. District Judges, Washington, D.C. June 21, 1979

(videocassette tape, color)

Box   3  
"Appellate Advocacy: A Viewpoint from an Appellate Judge," Hon. Cornelia Kennedy circa 1980

(see American Bar Association series)

(videocassette tape)
 
"Visions of the Constitution," WQED, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1987

(videocassette tape set)

(audiocassette tape, 1 hour 8 minutes)
Box   3  
#101, Search for Equality (57:53)
Box   3  
#102, The Judges (57:23)
Box   3  
#103, Crime and the Bill of Rights (57:36)
Box   3  
"America Celebrates the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution," Commission on the Bicentennial of the U. S. Constitution circa 1989

(videocassette tape)

Box   3  
"Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the U. S. Constitution," The Ad Council circa 1989

(videocassette tape)