Charles W. Joiner papers: 1945-1985
Summary Information
Title: Charles W. Joiner papers
Creator: Joiner, Charles Wycliffe, 1916-
Dates: 1945-1985
Extent: 58 linear feet
Location: Portions located in offsite storage; prior notification required for access.
Abstract:
Professor of law at University of Michigan, chairman of the University's sesquicentennial celebration, Dean of the Wayne State University Law School, U.S. District Judge. papers include correspondence and other papers concerning his academic career, legal interests, and the administration and preparation for the sesquicentennial celebration; also correspondence and reports relating to his service on such judicial committees as the Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence, National Conference Committee on Uniform State Laws, the Ethics Committee of the American Bar Association; and materials concerning his work with the Michigan Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurance program
Call number: 851585 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Charles W. Joiner Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Charles W. Joiner served as professor of law at the University of Michigan, 1947-1968, dean of the Wayne State Law School, 1968-1972, and U.S. district judge, 1972-1988.

Joiner was born 1916 in Maquoketa, IA. He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Iowa in 1937 and 1939 respectively/ After wartime service and five years of private practice he joined the University of Michigan faculty as assistant professor in 1947. He was promoted to associate professor in 1950 and professor in 19553. He served as associate dean of the Law school in 1960-1965 and as acting dean in 1964-1965. In 1967, Joiner chaired the university's sesquicentennial celebration.

As teacher and scholar Joiner devoted himself primarily to civil procedure and trial practice. He authored or co-authored six books on these subjects. He pioneered one of the first simulated litigation courses in the country, using films of accidents form various angles to prepare witnesses for testifying in moot court exercises. He also helped organize the annual Advocacy Institute.

Joiner left the Law School in 1968 to become dean of the Wayne State University Law School. He was nominated by Richard M. Nixon on April 25, 1972, to a position on the U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, to a seat vacated by Talbot Smith; He was confirmed by the Senate on June 8, 1972, and received commission on June 9, 1972. joiner assumed senior judge status on August 15, 1984.

Joiner was a major figure in the legal profession at both the regional and national levels. He was co-director of the research and drafting committee of the Michigan Constitutional Convention of 1961-1962 and president of the State Bar in 1970-1971. Beginning in 1973 he served as commissioner on Uniform State Laws. In 1977-1978 he served as chairman of the American Bar Foundation. He also chaired the American Bar Association's committee on specialization in 1952-1956 and its section on individual rights and responsibilities in 1976-1977. For many years Joiner had a principal hand in drafting rules of evidence and procedure for the federal and state courts.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Charles W. Joiner papers include correspondence and other papers concerning his academic career, legal interests, and the administration and preparation for the University of Michigan Sesquicentennial celebration; also correspondence and reports relating to his service on such judicial committees as the Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence, National Conference Committee on Uniform State Laws, the Ethics Committee of the American Bar Association; and materials concerning his work with the Michigan Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurance program. The papers are organized into two series: Correspondence, 1947-1964, and Subject files. The correspondence is arranged chronologically. Subject files include material relating to his teaching and research, professional activities, and the University Sesquicentennial Committee.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Insurance -- United States.
  • Law.
  • Lawyers -- Michigan.
  • Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence.
  • American Bar Association.
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan.
  • State Bar of Michigan.
  • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • University of Michigan -- Law School.
  • University of Michigan. Sesquicentennial Office.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence [series]
Box   1  
1947-1953
Box   1  
1948
Box   1  
1948
Box   1  
1948-1949
Box   1  
1949
Box   1  
1949
Box   1  
1949
Box   1  
1949
Box   1  
1949
Box   1  
1950-1958
Box   1  
1951-1954
Box   1  
1952-1954
Box   1  
1953
Box   1  
1953-1957
Box   1  
1953-1959
Box   1  
1954-1955
Box   1  
1954-1959
Box   1  
1954
Box   1  
1954-1957
Box   1  
1955
Box   1  
1955
Box   1  
1955
Box   1  
1956
Box   1  
1956-1957
Box   1  
1956-1957
Box   1  
1956-1958
Box   1  
1956-1959
Box   1  
1956-1959
Box   1  
1957
Box   1  
1958
Box   1  
1958-1959
Box   1  
1959
Box   1  
1963-1964
 
Subject Files [series]
Box   2  
Court cases, papers concerning
Box   2  
1945
Box   2  
1946
Box   2  
1946-1950
Box   2  
Concerning practice court 1947-1952
Box   2  
1948
Box   2  
Concerning economic survey 1948-1951
Box   2  
Concerning evidence 1948-1954
Box   2  
Concerning the Junior Bar Association 1948-1949
Box   2  
Concerning the American Association of Law Schools 1949-1951
Box   2  
Concerning court cases 1950
Box   2  
Concerning the American Bar Association 1951-1952
Box   2  
Concerning the Committee on Civil Procedure 1951
Box   2  
Concerning pre-trial procedure 1951-1952
Box   2  
Concerning trial and appellate practice 1951
Box   2  
1951, undated
Box   2  
Concerning the American Association of Law Schools 1952
Box   2  
Concerning the Committee on Civil Procedure 1952
Box   3  
1947
Box   3  
1948
Box   3  
1949
Box   3  
Concerning the American Law Student Association 1950
Box   3  
Concerning trials and appeals 1951
Box   3  
1954-1958
Box   3  
Include brochures 1961-1962
Box   3  
Concerning a conference on the revision of the Michigan constitution 1963
Box   4  
Concerning legal education 1952-1953
Box   4  
Concerning the American Bar Association 1953
Box   4  
Concerning the American Law Institute 1953-1954
Box   4  
Concerning the Committee on Civil Procedure 1953 (2 folders)
Box   4  
Concerning court cases 1953-1954
Box   4  
Concerning the American Association of Law Schools 1954
Box   4  
Concerning the American Bar Association 1954
Box   4  
Concerning training in law 1954-1955
Box   4  
Concerning judicial administration 1954
Box   4  
Concerning judicial selection 1954-1955
Box   4  
Concerning the State Bar of Michigan 1954-1958
Box   4  
Concerning the University of Michigan Senate 1954-1957
Box   4  
Concerning Judicial conference 1955
Box   4  
Concerning the Michigan Law Institute 1956
Box   4  
Concerning the Committee on Civil Procedure 1957
Box   4  
Concerning rules of evidence 1957
Box   5  
Concerning the summer session at the University of Michigan 1960-1961 (3 folders)
Box   5  
Concerning George Romney's voting record 1962
Box   5  
Concerning the Michigan Constitutional Convention 1963 (2 folders)
Box   5  
Concerning the Council on State Governments 1963
Box   5  
Concerning constitutional implementation 1963 (5 folders)
Box   5  
Concerning reorganization of the justice of the peace system 1963
Box   5  
1964
Box   5  
Concerning report of the Governor's Special Commission on Traffic Safety 1964
Box   5  
1965-1966
Box   5  
Undated, concerning trial practice
Box   6  
Concerning Committee on Civil Procedure 1956-1957
Box   6  
Concerning Civil Procedure III (course) 1956
Box   6  
Concerning Introduction to Law (course) 1956
Box   6  
Concerning Judicial Administration (course) 1956
Box   6  
Concerning State Bar of Michigan 1956 (2 folders)
Box   6  
Concerning civil procedure 1957
Box   6  
Concerning jurisdiction and judgments 1957-1958
Box   6  
Concerning University of Michigan Senate 1957-1958
Box   6  
Concerning Case Club 1958
Box   6  
Concerning Curriculum Committee 1958
Box   6  
Concerning Judicial Conference 1958
Box   6  
Concerning Pleading and Joiner 1958-1959
Box   6  
Concerning the Public Service Commission 1958
Box   7  
Concerning the American Law Institute 1956-1957
Box   7  
Concerning Joint Committee on Michigan 1956-1957
Box   7  
Concerning Michigan Procedural Revision 1956-1959 (2 folders)
Box   7  
Concerning Michigan Procedural Revision Meeting 1956 (2 folders)
Box   7  
Concerning the American Law Student Association 1957-1958
Box   7  
Concerning civil procedure 1957
Box   7  
Concerning legal education and admissions to the bar 1957-1958
Box   7  
Concerning Michigan Procedural Revision Meeting 1957
Box   7  
Concerning joint committee on Michigan Procedural Revision 1958-1960
Box   7  
Concerning scholarship committee 1958-1959
Box   7  
Concerning legal research center 1959
Box   7  
Concerning sales 1959
Box   7  
Includes list of publications 1959
Box   7  
Concerning summer school 1959-1960 (2 folders)
Box   7  
Concerning summer school 1960
Box   8  
Concerning Court of Appeals Act 1957 (3 folders)
Box   8  
Concerning Michigan Procedural Revision 1960-1961 (10 folders)
Box   9  
Include term papers 1959
Box   9  
Undated, concern subversive activity
Box   9  
Undated; include brochures
Box   9  
Undated; include notes (2 folders)
Box   9  
Undated; include other law schools
Box   9  
Undated; include rough drafts (2 folders)
Box   9  
undated (6 folders)
Box   10  
Concerning the American Law Student Association 1959
Box   10  
Concerning the practice court 1959
Box   10  
Concerning Procedural. Revision Meeting 1959
Box   10  
Concerning State Bar of Michigan 1959 (3 folders)
Box   10  
Concerning State Bar of Michigan 1960-1961 (5 folders)
Box   10  
Concerning Michigan Constitutional Convention 1961
Box   10  
Concerning Michigan Constitutional Convention 1961-1962
Box   10  
Concerning constitutional implementation 1961
Box   10  
Concerning the University of Michigan and Higher education 1961
Box   11  
Concerning summer school 1962 (11 folders)
Box   12  
University of Michigan sesquicentennial celebration
Box   12  
1963 (3 folders)
Box   12  
1964 (5 folders)
Box   12  
1965 (3 folders)
Box   12  
1966 (4 folders)
Box   12  
Concerning Georgetown University's 175th Anniversary 1966
Box   12  
Concerning Georgetown University's 175th Anniversary 1966
Box   13  
1967 (15 folders)
Box   13  
1967-1968
Box   13  
Newspaper clippings concerning court case 1954
 
Michigan Bar Association
Box   14  
Papers

(not further described)

Box   15  
Papers

(not further described)

(continued)

Box   16  
Papers

(not further described)

(continued)

Box   17  
Papers

(not further described)

(continued)

Box   18  
Papers

(not further described)

(continued)

 
Administration
Box   18  
Executive Director
Box   18  
Roster
Box   18  
Committee Lists 1970-1971 (2 files)
Box   18  
Age of Majority
Box   18  
Agenda-Monthly Meetings
Box   18  
Audit Reports-Assembly Action Assembly Reports (2 folders)
 
Bylaws Revision
Box   18  
Special Committee to Study Structure of Bar
Box   18  
Executive Committee-Elections (2 folders)
Box   18  
Summary Report-General Counsel
Box   18  
Arbitration of Disputes Between Attorneys
Box   19  
Bills and Resolutions
Box   19  
Board of Law Examiners
Box   19  
Character & Fitness Committee
Box   19  
Civil Liberties
Box   19  
Civil Procedure
Box   19  
Commissioner at Large
Box   19  
Contingent Fees
Box   19  
Corporation, Finance & Business Law
Box   19  
Court Administration
Box   19  
Computer Program
Box   19  
Criminal Code Hearing 02/10/1971
Box   19  
Criminal Code Revision Committee
Box   19  
Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
Box   19  
Criminal Justice Program for Michigan
Box   19  
Criminal Law Section
Box   19  
Crime Prevention Center Committee
Box   19  
Drug Information
Box   19  
Dues
Box   19  
District Court System
 
Economics of Legal Practice
Box   19  
Paraprofessionals
Box   19  
Election Reform
Box   19  
Family Law
Box   19  
Firearms Legislation
Box   19  
Fiscal Committee
Box   19  
General 1968-1972 (2 files)
Box   20  
Michigan State Bar Association
Box   20  
Grievance Committee- 1969-1972 (2 files)
Box   20  
Grievances-Fenton
Box   20  
Grievances Rules Revision
Box   20  
Grievances Workmen's Compensation
Box   20  
Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence 1965-1966
 
Advisory Committee on Civil Rules
Box   21  
Correspondence 1966
Box   21  
File 1/28/66-65
Box   21  
General Correspondence 1955-1964
Box   21  
Meeting 05/20/1966-05/21/1966
Box   21  
Washington, D.C. February 1965
Box   21  
1965
Box   21  
Letter to Albert Sacks 11/05/1965
Box   21  
1960-1963
Box   21  
Books, Pamphlets, Articles, Papers, tee.
Box   22  
National Conference Commissioners on Uniform
 
State Laws Meeting April 1963-December 1963
Box   22  
1964
Box   22  
August 1965
Box   22  
Uniform Installment & Land Sales Act
Box   22  
Committee on Uniformity of Judicial Decisions
Box   22  
American Law Institute (12 files)
Box   22  
American Trial Lawyers Association (6 files)
Box   23  
Association American Law Schools (15 files)
Box   23  
American Law Student Association (7 files)
Box   23  
American Judicature Society (9 files)
Box   24  
Amicus in the Matter of Contempt
Box   24  
Martin Patrick Brian Lavan
Box   24  
Michigan State Bar Civil Action no. 33467
Box   24  
Group Legal Services
Box   24  
Housing Law Revision
 
Insurance Law
Box   24  
No Fault
Box   24  
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Box   24  
Jail Study Committee
Box   24  
Judicial Selection & Tenure Committee (Citizens Conference)
Box   24  
Judicial Tenure Commission-Judicial Selection & Qualification
Box   24  
Judicial Advisory Committee
Box   24  
Judicial Conference 1970
Box   24  
Jury Selection
Box   24  
Judicial Article VI Revision 21 member Commission
Box   24  
Labor Relations Law
Box   24  
Law Day Committee
Box   24  
Legal Aid Committee
Box   24  
Legal Education
Box   24  
Bar Examinations
Box   24  
Legislation Committee
Box   24  
Legislative Services Bureau
Box   25  
Malpractice Insurance
Box   25  
Medicolegal Problems
Box   25  
Minimum Fee Schedules
Box   25  
Miscellaneous Committees
Box   25  
Michigan Blue Cross-Shield Variable Fee Program
Box   25  
Michigan State Bar Foundation
Box   25  
Natural Resources Committee
Box   25  
OEO-Office of Economic Opportunity
Box   25  
Patent Trademark & Copyright Section
Box   25  
Personnel Committee
Box   25  
Pre-Paid Legal Services
Box   25  
Press Relations, (Clippings & Releases)
Box   25  
Prison Reform
 
President
Box   25  
Appearances
Box   25  
President's Page
Box   25  
Letters of Congratulations
Box   25  
Responsibilities
Box   25  
Probate Code Revision Committee
Box   25  
Pro Bono Publico Program
Box   25  
Professional & Judicial Ethics
Box   25  
Public Relations
Box   25  
Public Defender
Box   25  
Appellate Public Defender Commission
Box   25  
Relations Among Lawyers-Accountants-Banks
Box   25  
Insurance Companies-Realtors
Box   25  
Report from your State Bar Commissioner
Box   25  
Resolutions-General
Box   25  
Retirement Plans
Box   25  
Rules Nos. 11 & 15 (Grievance Rules)
Box   25  
(Procedural Rules) (2 files)
Box   25  
Discipline & Reinstatement 12/02/1969
Box   26  
SBM-Sections
Box   26  
Sharpe Bill
Box   26  
Specialization in Legal Practice No. 1 and 2 (2 files)
Box   26  
John P. Steketee
 
Supreme Court
Box   26  
Code of Professional Responsibilities
Box   26  
Judicial Conference 1970-1971
Box   26  
General
Box   26  
Title Standards Committee
Box   26  
The Third Judicial Circuit
Box   26  
Traffic Courts Committee
Box   26  
Unauthorized Practice Committee
Box   26  
Upper Peninsula Institute-6111 & 12 1971
Box   26  
Upper Peninsula Institute-6/26-27 1970
Box   26  
Young Lawyers Section
Box   26  
Workmen's Compensation Section
Box   26  
Wayne County Court Structure
 
Meetings:
Box   26  
Midyear 1972
Box   26  
36th Annual Meeting 1971
Box   26  
Midyear Meeting January 22, 1971
Box   26  
Midyear Meeting 1970
Box   26  
35th Annual Meeting 1970
Box   26  
Committee & Chairmen's Breakfast
Box   26  
34th Annual Meeting 1969
 
State Bar of Michigan
Box   27  
Minutes 1968-1972
 
Joint Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Box   27  
Foundation for Adult Ed-News Digest
Box   27  
ABA & ALI
Box   27  
Gen. Correspondence- 1958-1966
Box   28  
Joint Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Box   28  
Second Arden House Conference 1963
Box   28  
Arden House Conference 1958
Box   28  
Council on Education of the Bar-Public Responsibility
Box   28  
Committee on Royalties
Box   28  
Practical Lawyer
Box   28  
Future of Continuing Legal Education
Box   28  
Minutes
Box   28  
Books & Pamphlets
Box   29  
ICLE-Shapiro, E. Donald
Box   29  
Institute Continuing Legal Ed.
Box   29  
General Correspondence 1960-1966
Box   29  
Reports-Institute Continuing Legal Education
Box   29  
Full Time Employees
Box   29  
Part-Time Employees
Box   29  
Program Correspondence
Box   29  
Directorship Applications
Box   29  
Young Lawyers Seminar 1960
 
Conference of Continuing Legal Education 1959
Box   29  
Organization
 
Executive. Committee. Minutes of Meetings
Box   29  
Coordinating Committee
Box   29  
Executive Committee 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966
Box   30  
Negro Student Recruitment
Box   30  
Recruitment Admissions Policy Committee
Box   30  
Admissions Correspondence
Box   30  
Law School space and building (4 files)
Box   30  
Curriculum
Box   30  
Deanship 1965-1966
Box   30  
Deanship to other Schools
Box   30  
Grade Norms
 
Graduate and Research Committee
Box   30  
Ford Foundation
Box   30  
Graduate Studies
Box   30  
Honorary Degrees
Box   30  
Honors Program
Box   30  
American Journal of Comparative Law
Box   30  
American Journal of Law Reform
Box   30  
Law School Judiciary Council
Box   31  
Special Committee on Legal Writing
Box   31  
Special Library Committee
Box   31  
Assignment of Office Space
Box   31  
Personnel
Box   31  
Placement Correspondence
Box   31  
Placement, Fellowships and Scholarships
Box   31  
Scholarships
Box   31  
Law School Sesquicentennial Conference on Computers
Box   31  
Class Reunions
Box   31  
Combine Program of Law & Graduate Studies
Box   31  
Common Law Burglary Instructions
Box   31  
Conference on Comparison of Admin. of Justice
Box   31  
Cooley Lectures
Box   31  
Corres. Faculty (Ex)
Box   31  
Courses and Seminars-Law School
Box   31  
Faculty Reports for Report to the President
Box   31  
Case Clubs, Faculty Advisor Program
Box   32  
Scribes (8 files)
Box   32  
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform. State Laws

(Includes Michigan Commissioners and Legislative Service)

Box   32  
Miscellanea
Box   33  
American Bar Association Specialization Files
Box   34  
Advisory Committee on Civil Rights
Box   34  
Jt. Committee on Court Reorganization
Box   35  
University of Michigan Law School
Box   36  
University of Michigan Law School
 
American Bar Association Professional Ethics Committee
Box   37  
Papers

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Box   38  
Papers

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Box   39  
Papers

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Box   40  
Papers

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Box   41  
Papers

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Box   42  
Papers

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Box   43  
Papers

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Box   44  
Papers

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Box   45  
Papers

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Topical File
Box   46  
A-D
Box   47  
E-M
Box   48  
N-R
Box   49  
S-Z
Box   49  
Speeches
Box   49  
Teaching materials
Box   50  
Teaching materials and Judicial Conference of Mich.
Box   51  
Judicial Conference of Michigan and Blue Shield of Mich.
Box   52  
Blue Shield of Michigan, minutes
Box   53  
American Bar Association
Box   54  
American Bar Association
Box   55  
American Bar Association and American Bar Foundation
Box   56  
Miscellaneous
Box   57  
Miscellaneous

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Plymouth Center for Human Development

(1985 accession)

Box   58  
Clippings
Box   58  
Correspondence 1979-1984
Box   58  
Documents 1978-1983 (2 folders)
Box   58  
Quarterly Reports 1979-1985 (21 folders)