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Collection of Digitized Oral Histories, 1993-2013

Introduction

The oral histories in this collection come from four separate oral history collections: The Randall J. Newsome Oral History Collection, the American College of  Bankruptcy’s Oral History Collection, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ Oral History Project, and oral histories conducted by the Biddle Law Library Archives. The Archives will continue to add digital recordings of oral histories to this page as they become available.

You may notice that some of the oral history interviews referenced below are not available online. Due to copyright restrictions we are only able to post to the Web those oral histories for which the interviewee has transferred his or her rights to the Archives, even if we consider the purpose of the collection to be for non-commercial research use. Obtaining permission to make these oral histories available online for research use is an ongoing effort. If you can help us secure the rights to any of the oral histories not linked to on this page, please contact the Archives.

The Newsome and National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges oral history collections were converted from audio cassette tape to digital format in September-December 2008.

Funding

Funding for this project was provided by the Leon S. Forman Bankruptcy Archives Digitization Project, established in January 2008 with gifts from Blank Rome, LLP and the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation.

Resources for Interviewers

The following video and documents can be used by interviewers who wish to record an oral history for the National Bankruptcy Archives.

Documents

Oral History Guide - revised, July 2013

Oral History Guide “Cheat Sheet” - revised, July 2013

Oral History Release for the National Bankruptcy Archives

Recommended Equipment When Recording Oral Histories - newly updated, March 2014

Videos

Oral History Training Session with Hon. Randall Newsome and Archivist Jordan Steele. March 18, 2011

Introduced by Diane Sigmund, this program is an Oral History Training Session with Hon. Randall Newsome and former National Bankruptcy Archives Archivist Jordan Steele.

video

Collections

Randall J. Newsome Oral History Collection

American College of Bankruptcy Oral History Collection

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ Oral History Project

National Bankruptcy Archives Oral History Program

Index

Randall J. Newsome Oral History Collection

Babbit, Roy, 1994 May 3.

Countryman, Vern, 1995 June 2.

Coutrakon, Basil H., 1996 October 19.

Cyr, Conrad, 1994 October 8.

Danning, Curtis B., 1994 November 3.

Duberstein, Conrad B., 1994 May 4.

Edwards, Don, 1996 November 19.

Forman, Leon S., 1993 November 17.

Gross, Jack, 1996 April 23.

Herzog, Asa, 1993 October 23.

Horsky, Charles, 1994 May 11.

Hughes, Robert, 1996 January 20.

Kahn, David, 1994 April 13.

Kaplan, Jerome, 1995 May 15.

Kennedy, Frank, 1996 October 17.

King, Lawrence P., 1993 October 19.

Lee, Joe, 1994 December 30.

Macey, Morris W., 1994 April 14.

Miller, Robert, 1998 October 23.

Morton, Robert, 1998 October 24.

Nachman, Norman, 1994 December 22.

Ordin, Robert, 1994 November 5.

Paskay, Alexander, 1994 April 12 and 1995 October 30.

Patchan, Joseph, 1993 November 18.

Palmeri, Victor, 2004 October 26.

Rosen, Leonard, 1994 May 2.

Ryan, Edward, 1996 April 22.

Shapiro, Bernard, 1994 October 30.

Treister, George, 1994 July 9.

Trost, Ronald J., 1994 May 2.

Watson, Chandler, 1994 October 7.

Weintraub, Benjamin, 1994 May 3.

White, Harold F., 1995 October 18.

American College of Bankruptcy Oral History Collection

An Early History of the United States Trustee Program: Three Pioneers Reflect. 2012 May 29.

Batson, Neal, 2013 October 31.

Cristol, A.J., 2013 June 14.

Eisenberg, Dorothy, 2013 December 18.

Jones, Edith. 2011 October 25. 

Miller, Harvey. 2009 January 9.

Miller, Harvey, 2013 February 20.

Munitz, Gerald, 2013 September 19. 

Murphy, Pat, 2011 September 20.

Norton, William. 2009 December.

Quittner, Arnold, 2011 October 28.

Rosen, Leonard. 2007 April 25.

Shapiro, Ray, 2012 April 8.

Smith, Gerald K., 2012 September 6.

Smith, Gerald K., 2013 June 11.

Zinman, Robert. 2011 March 11. 

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ Oral History Project

Adler, Louise Decarl, 2005 July 20.

Anderson, William, 2005 June 15-16.

Blackshear, Cornelius, 2008 October 11.

Clark, Glen, 2004 October 10.

Cosetti, Joseph, 2004 October 10.

Fitzgerald, Judith K., 2004 October 12.

Gregg, James, 2004 October 13.

Hershner, Robert F., 2004 October 12.

Houston, David W., 2004 October 12.

Kline, David, 2004 October 11.

Lee, Joe, 2005 October 11.

Mannes, Paul, 2004 October 11.

Martin, Robert D., 2004 October 10.

Newsome, Randall J., 2005 July 20.

Paine, George W., III, 2004 October 11.

Small, Thomas A., 2004 October 13.

National Bankruptcy Archives Oral History Program

Sommer, Henry J., 2008 April 23 and May 1.

Norton, William L., Jr., 2009 July 8-10.

 

The Randall J. Newsome Oral History Collection, 1993-1998, 2004

Please note that many of the corresponding transcripts were edited by the interviewee, and therefore may differ slightly from the audio recording.

For more information about this collection, please consult the finding aid.

Babbitt, Roy, 1994 May 3.

Transcript (PDF)

Countryman, Vern, 1995 June 2.

Transcript (PDF)

Coutrakon, Basil H., 1996 October 19.

Transcript (PDF)

Cyr, Conrad, 1994 October 8.

Transcript (PDF)

Danning, Curtis B., 1994 November 3.

Transcript (PDF)

Duberstein, Conrad B., 1994 May 4.

Transcript (PDF)

Edwards, Don, 1996 November 19.

Transcript (PDF)

Forman, Leon S., 1993 November 17.

Transcript (PDF)

Gross, Jack, 1996 April 23.

Transcript (PDF)

Herzog, Asa, 1993 October 23.

Transcript (PDF)

Horsky, Charles, 1994 May 11.

Transcript (PDF)

Hughes, Robert, 1996 January 20.

Transcript (PDF)

Kahn, David, 1994 April 13.

Transcript (PDF)

Kaplan, Jerome, 1995 May 15.

Transcript (PDF)

Kennedy, Frank, 1996 October 17.

Transcript (PDF)

King, Lawrence P., 1993 October 19.

Transcript (PDF)

Lee, Joe, 1994 December 30.

Transcript (PDF)

Macey, Morris W., 1994 April 14.

Transcript (PDF)

Miller, Robert, 1998 October 23.

Transcript (PDF)

Morton, Robert, 1998 October 24.

Transcript (PDF)

Nachman, Norman, 1994 December 22.

Transcript (PDF)

Ordin, Robert, 1994 November 5.

Transcript (PDF)

Paskay, Alexander, 1994 April 12 and 1995 October 30 (?).

Transcript (PDF)

Patchan, Joseph, 1993 November 18.

Transcript (PDF)

Palmeri, Victor, 2004 October 26.

Transcript (PDF)

Rosen, Leonard, 1994 May 2.

Transcript (PDF)

Ryan, Edward, 1996 April 22.

Transcript (PDF)

Shapiro, Bernard, 1994 October 30.

Transcript (PDF)

Treister, George, 1994 July 9.

Transcript (PDF)

Trost, J. Ronald, 1994 May 2.

Transcript (PDF)

Watson, Chandler, 1994 October 7.

Transcript (PDF)

Weintraub, Benjamin, 1994 May 3.

Transcript (PDF)

White, Harold F., 1996 October 18.

Transcript (PDF)

American College of Bankruptcy Oral History Collection, 2011-2013

An Early History of the United States Trustee Program: Three Pioneers Reflect. 2012 May 29.

Introduction

 An Early History of the United States Trustee Program: Three Pioneers Reflect, is an oral history panel filmed at the University of Pennsylvania, on May 29, 2012. Moderated by Hon. Jean K. FitzSimon, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the participants discuss the challenges that faced the program when it began, including varying degrees of acceptance by the judiciary and the bar, and how the program met those challenges. Panelists are Richard L. Levine, the first director and counsel of the Executive Office for United States Trustees; Irving H. Picard, the first U.S. Trustee appointed for the Southern District of New York (1979-1982); and Francis P. Dicello, the first U.S. Trustee for the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia (1979-1982).

 Funding

This program was developed and funded by the American College of Bankruptcy for donation to the National Bankruptcy Archives at the Biddle Law Library of the University of Pennsylvania

video

Batson, Neal, 2013 October 31.

Transcript coming soon!

Cristol, A.J., 2013 June 14.

Transcript (PDF)

Eisenberg, Dorothy, 2013 December 18.

Transcript: Part 1 (PDF) | Part 2 (PDF)

Jones, Edith. 2011 October 25.

video

Transcript coming soon!

Miller, Harvey. 2009 January 9.

video

Transcript coming soon!

Miller, Harvey, 2013 February 20.

video

Part I & Part II Combined Transcript (PDF)

Part III Transcript (PDF)

Munitz, Gerald, 2013, September 19.

Transcript (PDF)

Murphy, Pat, 2011 September 20.

Transcript (PDF)

Norton, William. 2009 December.

video

Transcript coming soon!

Quittner, Arnold, 2011 October 28.

Transcript (PDF)

Rosen, Leonard. 2007 April 25. 

video

Transcript coming soon!

Shapiro, Ray, 2012 April 8.

Transcript (PDF)

Smith, Gerald K., 2012 September 6.

video

Transcript (PDF)

Smith, Gerald K., 2013 June 11.

Transcript (PDF)

Zinman, Robert. 2011 March 11.

video

Transcript coming soon!

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ Oral History Project, 2004-present

Please note that many of the corresponding transcripts were edited by the interviewee, and therefore may differ slightly from the audio recording.

Video recordings are abridged versions of the full interview and were recorded later.

Adler, Louise Decarl, 2005 July 20

Transcript (PDF)

Anderson, William, 2005 June 15-16

Transcript (PDF)

Blackshear, Cornelius, 2008 October 11

Transcript (PDF)

Clark, Glen, 2004 October 10

Transcript (PDF)

Cosetti, Joseph, 2004 October 10

Transcript (PDF)

Fitzgerald, Judith K., 2004 October 12

Transcript (PDF)

Gregg, James, 2004 October 13

Transcript (PDF)

Hershner, Robert F., 2004 October 12

Transcript (PDF)

Houston, David W., 2004 October 12

Transcript (PDF)

Kline, David, 2004 October 11

Transcript (PDF)

Lee, Joe, 2005 October 19-20

Transcript (PDF)

Mannes, Paul, 2004 October 11

Transcript (PDF)

Martin, Robert D., 2004 October 10

Transcript (PDF)

Newsome, Randall J., 2005 July 20

Transcript (PDF)

Paine, George W., III, 2004 October 11

Transcript (PDF)

Small, A. Thomas, 2004 October 13

Transcript (PDF)

National Bankruptcy Archives Oral History Program

Sommer, Henry J., 2008 April 23 and May 1

Transcript (PDF)

Norton, William L., Jr., 2009 July 8-10

This oral History was commissioned by the American College of Bankruptcy’s History of the College Committee.

Transcript (PDF)

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