Frank R. Kennedy Papers: 1936-1999 (bulk 1960-1979)
Summary Information
Title: Frank R. Kennedy Papers
Creator: Kennedy, Frank R., 1914-
Dates: 1936-1999 (Majority of material found within 1960-1979)
Extent: 28 linear feet
Location: Portions located in offsite storage; prior notification required for access.
Abstract:
Professor of bankruptcy law at the University of Michigan Law School and helped to formulate modern bankruptcy law. Member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules, and the Commission on Bankruptcy Laws. Participated in the formulation of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978; correspondence, reports, minutes, articles, and collected research, 1960-1979, documenting his membership in bankruptcy law and his work on committees drafting bankruptcy law proposals.
Call number: 9961 Aa 2
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid prepared by: Heather Briston, Aprille C. McKay

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Frank R. Kennedy (Donor 8849) in March 1999.

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Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Frank R. Kennedy papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Frank Robert Kennedy, a distinguished legal scholar on the subject of bankruptcy law, made a lifetime of contributions to the scholarship of bankruptcy law in the United States, and to the formation of bankruptcy law and procedures. His work in the field of bankruptcy over fifty years helped shape bankruptcy law and what was to become the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 through his involvement in many of the conferences and committees that drafted the legislation for congressional debate. He was a professor of bankruptcy law at the University of Iowa and at the University of Michigan. He taught bankruptcy law and related subjects at the University of Michigan from 1961 to 1984.

Kennedy was born July 27, 1914, in Strafford, Missouri. He attended Southwest Missouri State University from 1931 to 1935 and received an A.B. and a teaching license. He received his law degree from Washington University School of Law, attending from 1936 to 1939. While at Washington University, he was first in his class all three years and was a member of the law review. It was while at Washington University that he took courses in secured transactions and debtor's estates. It was as a result of these classes that he decided to pursue his interests in bankruptcy and corporate reorganization. After completing his law degree, he received the Sterling Fellowship at Yale University Law School which allowed him to pursue a Juris Scientia Doctor (J.S.D), an advanced law degree. This was common practice at that time for those lawyers who wanted to become law professors. While at Yale, he was a protégé of J.W. Moore, a leading academician on Chapter X reorganization, and helped him revise Collier on Bankruptcy. Professor Moore also helped him gain membership to the National Bankruptcy Conference.

World War II interrupted Kennedy's work on his J.S.D. thesis. He spent the war (1943-1946) in the Navy working as a personnel officer at the Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, Rhode Island. He became a law professor at the University of Iowa in 1940 and continued to work on his J.S.D. thesis which he successfully completed in 1953. He taught at the University of Iowa from 1940 to 1942 and 1946 to 1960. His primary subjects of instruction were: bankruptcy, secured transactions, creditor's rights, restitution, trade regulation, federal jurisdiction, and constitutional law.

In addition to his academic career, he participated in the bankruptcy law profession as a member of committees and conferences whose mission it was to examine, supervise, and revise the bankruptcy laws and procedural bankruptcy rules of the United States. In this role, he has served as a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference (NBC) since 1947. The purpose of the NBC is to study bankruptcy case administration and develop needed amendments when requested by the United States House and Senate Judiciary Committees. As a member of the NBC he has acted as chairman of the Drafting Committee and member of the executive committee, 1959 and as secretary, 1981-1990. In 1959 he was also invited to become the reporter for the first Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States (ACBR), of which he was a member from 1960 to 1976. The ACBR was formed to draft rules of procedure for bankruptcy courts. This included drafting a statute that authorized the Supreme Court to promulgate procedural rules even if they conflicted with the existing Bankruptcy Act, an unusual grant of powers considering the separation of powers under the Constitution. This authority was later removed by the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978. Professor Kennedy was appointed executive director of the Commission on Bankruptcy Laws (CBL) in 1970. The CBL was authorized by Congress to study the current bankruptcy laws and process. The CBL grew out of a long-standing issue in the legal community regarding the status of bankruptcy courts and whether the bankruptcy process should be an administrative rather than a judicial procedure. It held hearings all over the country regarding issues in bankruptcy law. In 1973, the CBL produced bankruptcy legislation to propose to Congress. Although the legislation did not pass that year, it helped to lay the foundation for the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978.

Professor Kennedy's relationship with the University of Michigan began in 1958 when he was a visiting professor. The university was looking for a professor in bankruptcy and reorganization after the death of professor Edgar Durfee, and Michigan persuaded him to return. He returned as a permanent professor in 1961, and remained at the university until 1984 when he was given emeritus status. He came to Michigan because of the opportunity to dedicate more of his teaching and scholarly time to bankruptcy-related issues. While at Michigan he taught creditor's rights, bankruptcy, reorganization, secured transactions, and consumer credit. He received the Distinguished Faculty Achievement award in 1971. He was named the Thomas M. Cooley Professor of Law in 1979. Over time he has contributed prodigious scholarship to the field of bankruptcy law by having almost 170 articles published in law reviews or contributed to legal treatises. In 1997 he was recognized for fifty years of membership in the Association of American University Professors.

He also served as Of Counsel to Sidley & Austin in Chicago, IL from 1983 to 1994. His civic involvement includes membership in the Ann Arbor Rotary Club where he served as president from 1979 to 1980.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Frank R. Kennedy papers are composed primarily of the work resulting from his membership in the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States (ACBR), the National Bankruptcy Conference (NBC), and the Commission on Bankruptcy Laws (CBL). In addition the collection contains over sixty years of professional correspondence documenting the scholarly and professional work of Professor Kennedy in the field of bankruptcy law. The entire collection spans 1936 to 1999 with the bulk of the collection falling between 1960 and 1979. The collection is divided into ten major series: Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules, Bankruptcy Reform Act, Biographical Information, Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States, General Correspondence, National Bankruptcy Conference, Other Organizational Affiliations, Teaching, Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, and Writings and Research.

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.


  • Bankruptcy -- Law and legislation -- United States.
  • Bankruptcy -- United States.
  • Law -- Study and teaching.
  • Kennedy, Frank R., 1914-
  • University of Michigan -- Law School.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • Countryman, Vern.
  • King, Lawrence.
  • MacLachlan, James Angell, 1891-1967.
  • Horsky, Charles Antone.
  • Durfee, Edgar Noble, 1882-1952.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules [series]

The first series, Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules, (2 linear feet) relates to his work as reporter for the committee and his sixteen-year membership from 1960 to 1976. The subseries of correspondence is arranged in reverse chronological order in each folder. The correspondence includes exchanges with members of Congress and copies of the laws resulting from the committee's discussion, as well as minutes of ACBR meetings. Correspondents include Lawrence King of New York University and Vern Countryman of Harvard University. The Official Forms subseries contains correspondence, drafts, revisions and ballots relating to the revision of particular legal forms used in bankruptcy. The topical subseries is collected background materials used for developing particular general orders and official forms. The materials in this subseries include: research, reports, minutes, correspondence, ballots, and memoranda.

 
Correspondence re: Substantive Matters [subseries]
Box   1  
February-December 1960 (3 folders)
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January-December 1961 (4 folders)
Box   1  
January-August 1962
Box   1  
September 1962-November 1963 (3 folders)
Box   1  
December 1963-October 1964 (3 folders)
Box   1  
November 1964-March 1966 (2 folders)
Box   1  
May 1966-1968 (2 folders)
 
Official Forms [subseries]
Box   2  
1 and Schedules (2 folders)
Box   2  
2 and 3
Box   2  
4 and 5
Box   2  
6-14
Box   2  
17
Box   2  
18-25
Box   2  
27-39
Box   2  
40-51
Box   2  
52-62
 
Topical 1953-1970 [subseries]
Box   2  
Administration
Box   2  
Adversary proceedings
Box   2  
After-acquired property
Box   2  
Allowances
Box   2  
Bautista's drafts of Rules
Box   2  
Chapter X, XI, and XII
Box   2  
Chapter XIII
Box   2  
Costs of bankruptcy administration
Box   2  
Disqualification of referees
Box   2  
Filing of claims by bankrupt or debtor
Box   2  
Final meeting: Order and notice
Box   2  
General Order 55
Box   2  
General Provisions
Box   2  
Injunctions and stays
Box   2  
Miscellaneous general orders and forms
Box   2  
Multiple notice forms
Box   2  
Notice of non-disclosure
Box   2  
Official forms
Box   2  
Official receivers and trustees
Box   2  
Petition and proceedings to adjudication
Box   3  
Public Law 88-623
Box   3  
Review of Official Forms
Box   3  
Signing of papers and verifications
Box   3  
Unification of civil and admiralty rules
 
Bankruptcy Reform Act [series]

The second series, Bankruptcy Reform Act, (1 linear foot) contains materials related to various pieces of proposed legislation in the House and the Senate in the 1960s and 1970s which ultimately resulted in the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978. The materials include a draft Bankruptcy Act annotated by Vern Countryman, noted scholar in bankruptcy law at Harvard Law School and member of the NBC and ACBR. The series also includes annotated bills and the accompanying testimony on the legislation. The testimony includes statements from Professor Kennedy as well as other bankruptcy law professionals and interested parties.

Box   3  
Bibliography 1975-1981
Box   3  
Draft Bankruptcy Act, annotated 1973
 
House Legislation
Box   3  
HR 31 1973
Box   3  
HR 235/236 1975
Box   3  
HR 8200 1976-1978 (5 folders)
Box   3  
HR 9191 1962
Box   3  
Index to Hearings on Bankruptcy Legislation
 
Senate Legislation
Box   3  
S 2266 1977-1979 (4 folders)
Box   4  
S 2565
 
Biographical Information [series]

The third series, Biographical Information, (1 linear foot) includes a bibliography of Professor Kennedy's scholarly work, and general biographical materials which include an oral history completed in 1994. The series also includes personal recollections of his family's history. His academic life is best represented in papers from his studies at Washington University. These papers include exams and briefs written during his final year in law school. The remainder of the series includes papers relating to alumni activities and fundraising activities for institutions with which he was involved.

Box   4  
Bibliography
Box   4  
General Biographical Materials
Box   4  
Personal Recollections
Box   4  
Southwest Missouri State University
Box   4  
Springfield Public Schools Foundation
Box   4  
University of Iowa
Box   4  
Washington University School of Law (3 folders)
Box   4  
Yale Law School Fund
 
Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States [series]

The fourth series, Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States, (3 linear feet) relates to his work as the first Executive Director of the Commission and the organization's role to propose a comprehensive new bankruptcy code. The materials include transcripts from the hearings held nationally regarding the reform of the bankruptcy law. The correspondence is arranged in reverse chronological order; included in the correspondence are briefs, memos, and CBL minutes with attachments. Please note that the attachments are arranged by topic for the purposes of the meeting and not in reverse chronological order. There is also a portion of correspondence spanning 1974-1978 which occurred after the dissolution of the Commission and relate to the conclusion of the business of the Commission.

 
Correspondence [subseries]
Box   4  
July 1970-July 1971
Box   4  
September 1971-December 1971 (2 folders)
Box   4  
January 1972-October 1972 (6 folders)
Box   5  
November-December 1972 (4 folders)
Box   5  
January-February 1973 (2 folders)
Box   5  
March-April 1973 (5 folders)
Box   5  
May-June 1973 (4 folders)
Box   6  
April-December 1974 (2 folders)
Box   6  
January-December 1975 (2 folders)
Box   6  
1976-1978
 
Hearings [subseries]
 
Transcripts
Box   6  
March 1972 (2 folders)
Box   6  
May 1972 (2 folders)
Box   6  
October 1972
Box   6  
November 1972 (2 folders)
 
Written Statements
Box   6  
N.d
Box   6  
March 1972
Box   6  
May 1972
 
Reports [subseries]
Box   7  
Commission on Bankruptcy Laws Report 1973
Box   7  
Rand Report 1973
 
General Correspondence [series]

The fifth series, General Correspondence, (3 linear feet) contains sixty-three years worth of correspondence arranged in chronological order by year and then in alphabetical order by the last name of the correspondent. The correspondence is mixed personal and professional, with the bulk of the materials being professional correspondence. Noted correspondents include Vern Countryman and Carl Frebolin, a prominent referee in bankruptcy.

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1936-1947 (5 folders)
Box   7  
1948
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1949
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1950
Box   7  
1951
Box   7  
1952
Box   7  
1953 (2 folders)
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1954 (2 folders)
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1955
Box   7  
1956 (2 folders)
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1957
Box   7  
1958
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1959-1960
Box   7  
1961
Box   7  
1962 (2 folders)
Box   7  
1963 (2 folders)
Box   7  
1964 (2 folders)
Box   8  
1965 (3 folders)
Box   8  
1966 (3 folders)
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1967 (2 folders)
Box   8  
1968 (2 folders)
Box   8  
1969 (2 folders)
Box   8  
1970 (2 folders)
Box   8  
1971
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1972
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1973
Box   8  
1974 (2 folders)
Box   8  
1975 (2 folders)
Box   8  
1976
Box   8  
1977
Box   8  
1978
Box   8  
1979 (3 folders)
Box   9  
1980 (2 folders)
Box   9  
1981 (2 folders)
Box   9  
1982 (2 folders)
Box   9  
1983 (2 folders)
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1984
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1985 (2 folders)
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1986
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1987 (2 folders)
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1988
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1989
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1990
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1991
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1992
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1993
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1994
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1995
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1996-1997
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1998 (2 folders)
Box   9  
1999
 
National Bankruptcy Conference [series]

The sixth series, National Bankruptcy Conference, (7 linear feet) represents his 40-year membership in the Conference, and his work as chairman of the Drafting Committee. The first subseries tracks the history of the NBC prior to Kennedy's membership in papers from James MacLachlan, one of the first members of the NBC during the period which resulted in the Chandler Act. The Chandler Act was the first major bankruptcy legislation in the United States. This subseries consists of correspondence arranged in reverse chronological order. Correspondents included in this subseries are Henry Cabot Lodge, as well as other conferees, John Gerdes, Paul King, Watson Adair, Jacob Weinstein, Charles T. Adams, and W. Randolph Montgomery. The second subseries covers the period of Professor Kennedy's membership in the NBC and span 1954-1998. The subseries consists of annual meeting materials, correspondence, Drafting Committee materials and topical files. The annual meeting materials spans 1954-1998 with the bulk of the meetings represented from 1956 to 1979. In some cases the material covers two meetings held in the same year. The collection contains only a few examples of the summaries of proceedings that were produced following the meetings. The materials collected from the annual meetings include the reports of subcommittees, annotated agendas, executive committee papers, as well as some correspondence specifically related to the annual meetings. The correspondence is arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the correspondent. Correspondents in this series include Vern Countryman and Charles Horsky. The Drafting Committee materials consist of reports, drafts and correspondence. The drafts and the correspondence are arranged in reverse chronological order. In the case of the correspondence, if a specific section of the Act is referenced in the letter it is noted in the upper right-hand corner of the letter. Members of this committee included Vern Countryman, professor of law at Harvard, and Lawrence King, law professor at New York University. The topical files include correspondence and reports in reverse chronological order. Topics include drafts of approved revisions of amendments to the Bankruptcy Act, American Bar Association committees, special meetings of the NBC, and the materials of special NBC committees.

 
1932-1939 [subseries]
 
MacLachlan Correspondence
Box   10  
N.d
Box   10  
1932-1933
Box   10  
1937-January 1938
Box   10  
February-October 1938 (4 folders)
Box   10  
November 1938-January 1939
 
1954-1998 [subseries]
 
Annual Meeting
Box   10  
1954
Box   10  
January 1956
Box   10  
November 1956
Box   10  
1957
Box   10  
1958
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1959
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1960
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1961
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1962
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1963
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1964
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1965
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1966
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1967
Box   11  
1968 (2 folders)
Box   11  
1969
Box   11  
1970 (2 folders)
Box   11  
1971
Box   11  
1972
Box   11  
1973
Box   11  
1974 (3 folders)
Box   11  
1975 (2 folders)
Box   11  
1976 (2 folders)
Box   11  
1977 (2 folders)
Box   12  
1979
Box   12  
1980
Box   12  
1981
Box   12  
1982
Box   12  
1983
Box   12  
February 1984
Box   12  
October 1984
 
1997
Box   12  
Committee Reports (3 folders)
Box   12  
February 1998 (2 folders)
Box   12  
December 1998 (3 folders)
 
Correspondence
Box   12  
B
Box   12  
C
Box   12  
Congressional correspondence
Box   12  
Coogan, Peter
Box   12  
Countryman, Vern (2 folders)
Box   12  
D, E, F
Box   13  
G, H, I, J
Box   13  
Horsky, Charles
Box   13  
K
Box   13  
Knox, William
Box   13  
L, M, N
Box   13  
Levin/Klee
Box   13  
MacLachlan, James
Box   13  
O, P, Q
Box   13  
Plumb, William T., Jr.
Box   13  
R
Box   13  
Rochelle, William
Box   13  
S
Box   13  
Seligson, Charles
Box   13  
Smith, Gerald K
Box   13  
T
Box   13  
U-V
Box   13  
W, X, Y, Z
 
Drafting Committee
Box   13  
1957
Box   13  
1958
Box   13  
1959 (4 folders)
Box   13  
1960 (3 folders)
Box   13  
1961 (3 folders)
 
1962
Box   13  
January-May (2 folders)
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June-December (3 folders)
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1963 (3 folders)
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1964 (5 folders)
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1965 (4 folders)
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1966 (3 folders)
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1967 (4 folders)
Box   14  
1968 (3 folders)
Box   15  
1969 (4 folders)
Box   15  
1970-1972
Box   15  
1975
Box   15  
1997
 
Topical
Box   15  
ABA Commercial Bankruptcy Committee
Box   15  
ABA Federal Regulation of Securities Committee
Box   15  
ABA Fidelity and Surety Committee
Box   15  
Approved Amendments of Revisions to the Bankruptcy Act (10 folders)
Box   15  
Committee on Coordination of the Bankruptcy Act and the UCC (2 folders)
Box   15  
Committee on Reorganization Plans and Securities Problems
Box   15  
Draft Bankruptcy Legislation 1998
Box   15  
Educational Session on Consumer Bankruptcy
Box   15  
Harvard Meeting 1978
Box   16  
H.R. 3150 Conference Report (2 folders)
Box   16  
H.R. 3150 Analysis and Reports (3 folders)
Box   16  
Legislative Updates on Bankruptcy Reform
Box   16  
Meeting of NBC and Bankruptcy Judges 1955
Box   16  
Membership Committee (2 folders)
Box   16  
Partnerships and Bankruptcy 1997 (3 folders)
Box   16  
Report on the Bankruptcy Act and Community Property
Box   16  
Reports and Notes 1974, 1976 (2 folders)
Box   16  
Revision of R.S. 3466 (2 folders)
Box   16  
Special Committee on Establishment of a Separate Court of Bankruptcy (4 folders)
 
Summaries of Proceedings of Annual Meetings
Box   28  
1948
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1951
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1953
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1954
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1956

(January)

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1956

(November)

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1957
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1958
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1959
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1960
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1961
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1962
Box   28  
1962

(Transcript, Volume 1)

Box   28  
1962

(Transcript, Volume 2)

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1963
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1963

(Transcript, Volume 1)

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1963

(Transcript, Volume 2)

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1964
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1965
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1966
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1967
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1968
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1969
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1970
Box   28  
1972-1974
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1975, 1976, 1977, 1979
Box   28  
1980-1984
 
Other Organizational Affiliations [series]

The seventh series, Other Organizational Affiliations, (.5 linear feet) contains materials from the many organizations where Professor Kennedy held membership. Many of the organizations represented are professional in nature, the Association of American Law Schools and the American Association of University Professors. Other organizations relate to law and bankruptcy -- the American Bar Association (ABA), the American Law Institute (ALI), American College of Bankruptcy, and Order of the Coif. The last organization listed is a community organization, Rotary.

The ABA papers focus primarily on his work on the Ad Hoc Committee to Study the Federal Priority in Insolvency. Those papers are organized in reverse chronological order. For the most part they consist of correspondence with other members of the committee. The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. The purpose of the organization is to set standards for achievement and professionalism. In 1996, Professor Kennedy was the first recipient of the College's Distinguished Service Award. The papers consist primarily of correspondence on bankruptcy issues. Professor Kennedy was a life member of the ALI, which is an educational association that promotes clarification and simplification of the law and encourages scholarly legal research. The papers consist primarily of newsletters, annual reports, and correspondence. The Rotary papers include chapter histories for the Ann Arbor, Michigan chapter and membership directories. There is also information regarding the establishment and operation of the chapter's endowment fund. There are also the personal Rotary papers of Professor Kennedy which include the certificate granted to him as a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.

Box   17  
American Association of University Professors
Box   17  
ABA Ad Hoc Committee to Study the Federal Priority in Insolvency (4 folders)
Box   17  
ABA Business Law Section
 
American College of Bankruptcy
Box   17  
1995-1997
Box   17  
1998
Box   17  
Distinguished Service Award
Box   17  
American Law Institute
Box   17  
Association of American Law Schools
Box   17  
Order of the Coif
 
Rotary
Box   17  
Activities and Honors
 
Endowment Fund
Box   17  
Correspondence
Box   17  
History
Box   17  
Tax Exemption
Box   17  
Histories
Box   17  
Membership Directories
 
Teaching [series]

The eighth series, Teaching, (.5 linear feet) contains papers relating to the courses and the seminars taught by Professor Kennedy while at the University of Michigan Law School. The four subjects covered in this set of papers are: financial reorganization, consumer credit transactions, debtor's and creditor's rights, and debtor's reorganization. In general the papers are annotated outlines, exams, assignments, and a casebook from the courses.

 
Courses [subseries]
Box   17  
Financial Reorganization 1959
Box   17  
Consumer Credit Transactions, Annotated Coursepack 1976
 
Seminars [subseries]
Box   17  
Debtor's and Creditor's Rights 1977
Box   17  
Debtor's Reorganization 1974, 1983 (2 folders)
 
Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act [series]

The ninth series, Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, (.5 linear feet) contains committee proceedings and correspondence of the original drafting meetings for the UFTA. Professor Kennedy was the reporter for the UFTA committee. The papers also contain research and analysis on the topic of UFTA performed by Professor Kennedy as a consultant for the states of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, which were addressing the issue of adopting a fraudulent transfer act for their respective states.

 
Committee Proceedings
Box   18  
Florida 1983
Box   18  
Colorado 1984
 
Correspondence
Box   18  
Committee Members 1979-1997
Box   18  
General 1982-1995 (6 folders)
Box   18  
Research 1984-1988
 
State Legislation
Box   18  
Pennsylvania 1993-1994
Box   18  
Virginia 1987-1993
 
Writings and Research [series]

The tenth series, Writings and Research, (9.5 linear feet) contains sub-series of articles, collected research, speeches, workshops, and research for lectures. The articles, speeches and workshops are all works written by Professor Kennedy. The collected research topics include: "Fresh Start" provisions, international comparative law of bankruptcy, and municipal debt adjustment. Also within the collected research sub-series is research done by Antonio Bautista, Professor Kennedy's research assistant from the Philippines, on the topics of the Uniform Commercial Code and bankruptcy, as well as the Bankruptcy Laws. Also included in collected research are six volumes of a casebook on creditors' rights written by Edgar Durfee, Professor Kennedy's predecessor at the University of Michigan, and inherited by Professor Kennedy when he came to Michigan. The final sub-series is the research for lectures, this is a collection of seven linear feet of articles, citations, and notes collected by Professor Kennedy from the 1960s through the 1980s. The series covers a wide range of topics in business law, creditor law, and commercial law. The papers were used as the basis for lectures and topics for discussion, as well as for background research for his writing.

 
Articles [subseries]
Box   18  
"Administration of Partnership and Partners Cases," 1997
Box   18  
"A Brief History of Bankruptcy" circa 1994
Box   18  
"Claims: Definitions, Filing and Priority" (outline) 1996
Box   18  
"Commencement of a Bankruptcy By or Against a Partnership or Partner," Undated
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"Commencement of Cases," 1996
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"Discharge of Partnerships and Partners Under the Bankruptcy Code," 1997
Box   18  
"The Debtor's Fresh Start Under the Proposed New Bankruptcy Act" (2 folders)
Box   19  
"Moore's Casebook on Debtor's and Creditor's Rights" circa 1965-1966 (3 folders)
 
"Partnerships and Partners Under the Bankruptcy Code" (outline) 1997 (3 folders)
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Correspondence 1997
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"Reorganization of the Partnership Debtor Under Ch. 11 or 12," 1997
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"Sections 361 and 362: Automatic Stay and Adequate Protection" (outline) 1996
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"Section 364: Obtaining Postpetition Credit" (outline) 1996
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"Section 365: Executory Contracts and Leases" (outline) 1996
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"Use or Disposition of Property 11 U.S.C. Sec. 363" (outline) 1996
Box   19  
Washington University Law Quarterly 1937-1939
 
Collected Research [subseries]
Box   19  
Annotated Bankruptcy Articles
Box   19  
Annotated Publications
Box   19  
Antonio Bautista 1963-1967
Box   19  
Bankruptcy Treatise Fellowship Application
Box   19  
Durfee, Edgar "Cases on Creditors' Rights" (6 folders)
Box   20  
"Fresh Start" Provisions 1971-1974
Box   20  
International Comparative Law of Bankruptcy 1970-1996 (8 folders)
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Municipal Debt Adjustment 1975-1976 (2 folders)
 
Speeches [subseries]
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"Debtors and Creditors" World Bank 1990
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"Due Process Limitations on Creditor's Remedies," 1970
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"Equity" University of West Virginia
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"Federal Tax Liens, Levies and Collections: Effect of Insolvency and Bankruptcy"
Box   20  
"New Bankruptcy Act," 1980
 
Workshops [subseries]
Box   20  
"Basic Bankruptcy" ICLE 1975
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"The New Bankruptcy Rules" ICLE 1974
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New York University: Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization
 
Research for Lectures circa 1960s-1980s [subseries]
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Attachment and Garnishment
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Attorney's Fees
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Bills and Notes

(no. 1 of 3 folders)

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Bills and Notes

(nos. 2-3 of 3 folders)

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Chattel Security Instrument
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Class Actions (4 folders)
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Commercial Speech
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Consumer Credit (6 folders)
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Consumer Protection (6 folders)
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Credit Cards (4 folders)
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Credit Reporting (2 folders)
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Debit Cards
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Debt Collection (6 folders)
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Default and Acceleration
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Defenses
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Due On Sale, Land Contracts, Home Mortgages
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Electronic Funds Transfer

(no. 1-2 of 4 folders)

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Electronic Funds Transfer (cont.)

(nos. 3-4 of 4 folders)

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Equal Credit Opportunity Act (3 folders)
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Extra-Legal Protection of Consumers (2 folders)
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Federal Department of Agriculture (2 folders)
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Federal Trade Commission

(nos. 1-6 of 15 folders)

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Federal Trade Commission

(nos. 7-15 of 15 folders)

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Fraud
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General (4 folders)
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Government Protection

(nos. 1-2 of 5 folders)

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Government Protection (cont.)

(nos. 3-5 of 5 folders)

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Holder in Due Course (2 folders)
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Judgment/Inconvenient Forum
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Judicial Enforcement of Security Interests
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Mechanic's Liens
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Non-Judicial Foreclosure (2 folders)
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Odometer Law
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Pre-Code Security Interests in Shifting Collateral
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Proceeds
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Product Liability

(nos. 1-6 of 8 folders)

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Product Liability (cont.)

(nos. 7-8 of 8 folders)

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Punitive Damages
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Reimbursement
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Remedies (7 folders)
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Sales Financing Devices
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Security (9 folders)
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Strict Liability
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Subrogation
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Surety's Rights in Liquidation
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Suretyship (3 folders)
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Unconscionability (2 folders)
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Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices
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Wage Garnishment and Assignment (2 folders)
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Warranties (9 folders)