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A Guide to the M. Caldwell Butler Papers 1945-2006 Butler, M. Caldwell, Papers, 1945-2006 004

A Guide to the M. Caldwell Butler Papers, 1945-2006

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Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives
Collection Number 004


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Funding: Web version of the finding aid funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Processed by: Alison Oswald, 1992. Additional processing by John N. Jacob, 1997,1999 and 2015.

Repository
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives, School of Law, Washington and Lee University
Collection number
004
Title
M. Caldwell Butler Papers 1945-2006
Physical Characteristics
This collection consists of ca. 93 cubic feet of materials.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

The Ford medical and financial records are closed.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

M. Caldwell Butler Papers, 1945-2006, Ms 004, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives, Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, VA

Acquisition Information

This collection was given to the library by M. Caldwell Butler in 1980-1983,1997,1999, 2004 and by his estate in 2015.


Biographical/Historical Information

Manley Caldwell Butler was born June 2, 1925 in Roanoke, Virginia, where he lived most of his life until his death on July 28, 2014. He received his A.B. from the University of Richmond in 1948 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1950. Butler married June Nolde in 1950. This union produced four sons: Manley, Henry, James and Marshall.

Butler served as the City of Roanoke Representative in 1960-1961. In 1962 he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He was elected Minority Leader in 1966, a position he held until 1972 when he was elected to the 92nd U.S. Congress from the 6th District of Virginia. Butler served the 6th District for a decade. While serving on the Judiciary Committee, Butler participated in the impeachment action against President Richard M. Nixon during the summer of 1974. In the aftermath of Nixon's resignation, Butler was involved in the confirmation hearings of Gerald R. Ford and Nelson Rockefeller to serve as President and Vice President respectively. Butler was a principal architect of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978. He was also a member of the Committee on Government Operations. In retirement, Butler served on the National Bankruptcy Review Commission in the years 1995-1997.

A partner in the firm of Woods, Rogers & Hazelgrove of Roanoke, Virginia from 1983-1998, Mr. Butler held memberships in the American Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar, the Roanoke Bar Association, the American College of Bankruptcy, the Raven Society, the Order of the Coif, and the Board of Directors of Dominion Bank Shares Corp of Roanoke. He was also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Director of the American Bankruptcy Institute. His fraternal organization affiliations include Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Kappa Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Gamma Delta.

Scope and Content Information

The M(anley)Caldwell Butler Papers consist of approximately 93 cu. ft. of materials from 1945-2006. Most of the papers cover the periods 1972-1982 and 1995-1997. The papers are divided into sixteen series: correspondence and subject files; military service; appointment calendars; campaigns; June Nolde Butler papers; scrapbooks, clippings and photos; speeches; newsletters, press releases, radio reports and weekly reports; voting record; constituency correspondence; confirmation of Gerald R. Ford as Vice President; impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon; Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978; Legal Services Corporation; re-authorization of the Department of Justice for the Fiscal Year 1982; Voting Rights Act extension; and the National Bankruptcy Review Commission, 1995-1997. With the exceptions of the first six series and National Bankruptcy Review Commission materials, these papers were generated during Butler's terms as U. S. Representative for the 6th Congressional District of Virginia, 1972 -1982 (93rd Congress - 97th Congress).

The refinement levels of processing are mixed. The gradual donation of materials over a period of 35 years is chiefly the cause. The Nixon Impeachment and Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 materials are mostly described down to the folder level. The National Bankruptcy Review Commission materials arrived largely self-arranged. Most other areas of the colleciton, however, are largely unprocessed beyond being sorted into tentative series.

Contents List

1: Correspondence 1973-1982
Carton: 1
.5 cu. ft.
2: Subject Files, 1973-2004
Carton: 2

Subjects include: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; National Bankruptcy Review Commission; Sarah Butler Memorial; Sam Garrison Bar Discipline; Jefferson High School Reunions; World War II Service Records; Bankruptcy Law; Watergate/Impeachment; Susan Aheron; Butler for Governor; Newspaper Items; Legal Services Corporation; The Miller Center; and Virginia Cares.

3: Appointment Calendars 1972-1982
Carton: 3
1 cu. ft.
4: Campaigns 1961-1983
Carton: 4-5
2 cu. ft.

Correspondence, subject files, surveys, election returns, and memorabilia

5: June Nolde Butler c.1962-1977
Carton: 6
1 cu. ft.

Letters, diaries, notes, polical materials, Christmas cards,invitations, menus, photos and memorabilia of Butler's wife.

6: Scrapbooks c.1961-2001
13 cu. ft.
  • Carton 7-10
    6.1: Assembled by June Nolde Butler c.1961-2001
  • Carton 11
    6.2: 1973 Unknown Source
  • Carton 12-13
    6.3: Assembled by "Dr. Butler" 1958-1969
  • Carton 14-18
    6.4: Assembled by Butler's Staff 1958-1976

    In addition to campaign and general coverage, these scrapbooks treat: editorials mentioning Butler; economic conferences; farm conferences; HUD and FMHA conferences; Lynchburg Weather Station; minority business conferences.

  • Carton 19
    6.5: Loose Clippings, c. 1977-1999
7: Photos and Moving Images,
3 cu. ft.
  • Carton 20-21
    7.1: Photo Albums, 1972-2004

    Most of these appear to have been kept by his Congressional Office Staff. They document his day-to-day official activities.

  • Carton 22
    7.2: Photos, c. 1975-1982

    These also document his official activities.

  • Carton 22
    7.3: Videotapes and Audiotapes, c. 1974-1999
    Three 7" reels of acetate audiotape and six VHS videotapes.

    The recordings range from appearances on Face the Nation to local forums.

8: Printed Materials 1962-1998
Carton: 22-23
1.5 cu. ft.

There is a variety of publications on a variety of mainly political topics. forms of materials include trade books, government documents, brochures, and magazinies.

9: Speeches 1973-1982
Cartons: 25-28
4 cu. ft.

Speeches(1964-2001; bulk 1973-1982) are also arranged chronologically. The audience, occasion, and location are usually noted. From January 1976 onward, a topical index is present in addition to the chronological listings that are available for all of the years. Some nine speeches are missing from the original inventory, while others not on that listing were found during processing and added to the finding aid.

10: News Letters, News (Press) Releases, Radio Reports, Weekly Reports 1972-1982
2 cu. ft.

Newsletters(1973-1981)were generated by Congressman Butler's staff to keep citizens of the Sixth District of Virginia informed on issues before the House, and on the activities of his office. The newsletters(N:) are arranged chronologically with an alphabetical reference index that has been updated through October 1, 1982. This index includes references to Radio Reports(RR#) and Weekly Reports(WR#). News (Press) Releases (1972-1982), Radio Reports (1973-1978), and Weekly Reports (1979-1982) are arranged chronologically and their indices provide brief summaries of the topics discussed.

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    10.1: Newsletters 1973-1981
  • Carton 30
    10.2: News (Press) Releases
    • Index
    • Releases 1972-1982
  • Carton 30
    10.3: Radio Reports
    • Index 1973-1978
    • Reports 1973-1978
  • Carton 30
    10.4: Weekly Reports
    • Index
    • Reports 1979-1982
11: Voting Records 1973-1982
.5 cu. ft.

The Members Personal Voting Recordcovers the period 1973-1982 (93rd Congress First Session to the 97th Congress Second Session). Each Congress' voting record is divided into two sessions. A cumulative record for each Congress is also present. Included here are: roll numbers, dates, daily record page number, description, and members response. Each record contains a roll call subject guide and an index to the voting record. Although Butler began his congressional term with the 92nd Congress, there is no personal voting record for this time.

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    11.1: Individual Voting Record
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      93rd Congress
      • Carton 31
        1st Session 1973
      • Carton 31
        2nd Session 1974
    • Carton 31
      94th Congress
      • Carton 31
        1st Session 1975
      • Carton 31
        2nd Session 1976
    • 95th Congress
      • Carton 31
        1st Session 1977
      • Carton 31
        2nd Session 1978
    • Carton 31
      96th Congress
      • Carton 31
        1st Session 1979
      • Carton 31
        2nd Session 1980
    • Carton 31
      97th Congress
      • Carton 31
        1st Session 1981
      • Carton 31
        2nd Session 1982
  • Carton 31
    11.2: Roll Call Subject Guide
    • Carton 31
      93rd Congress
      • Carton 31
        1st Session 1973
      • Carton 31
        2nd Session 1974
    • Carton 31
      94th Congress
      • Carton 31
        1st Session 1975
      • Carton 31
        2nd Session 1976
    • 95th Congress
      • Carton 31
        1st Session 1977
      • Carton 31
        2nd Session 1978
    • Carton 31
      96th Congress
      • Carton 31
        1st Session 1979
      • Carton 31
        2nd Session 1980
    • Carton 31
      97th Congress
      • Carton 31
        1st Session 1981
      • Carton 31
        2nd Session 1982
12: Constituent Correspondence 1973-1975
6 cu. ft.

The Constituency Correspondenceis almost exclusively from the period of the impeachment of Richard M. Nixon. The letters are divided into those favoring impeachment and those opposed to this action. There is also correspondence in reaction to the pardon of Nixon by President Gerald R. Ford.

  • Carton 32
    12.1: Constituent Questionaires
  • Carton 33-35
    12.2: Impeachment of President Nixon
    • Against
    • For
  • Carton 36
    12.3: Pardon of President Nixon
13: Confirmation of Gerald R. Ford as Vice President; Confirmation of Nelson A. Rockefeller as Vice President 1973-1974
1 cu. ft.

Materials concerning the Confirmation of Gerald R. Ford as Vice Presidentinclude: correspondence, memoranda, a briefing book, and transcriptions of testimony and proceedings during the hearings.

Ford medical and financial records are closed.

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    13.1: Ford
    • Carton 37
      13.1.1: Correspondence & Memoranda
    • Carton 37
      13.1.2: Statements
    • Carton 37
      13.1.3: Voting Record
    • Carton 37
      13.1.4: Witness List
    • Carton 37
      13.1.5: Testimony
    • Carton 37
      13.1.6: Justice William O. Douglass Impeachment
    • Carton 37
      13.1.7: Printed Materials
      • Photocopied articles
      • House of Reps. Report
    • Carton 37
      13.1.8: Congressional documents
      • Applications of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to Vacancies in the Office of the Vice President, Legislative History, House Judiciary Committee, November 1973.
      • Nomination of Gerald F. Ford to be the Vice President of the United States, Hearing before House Judiciary Committee, November 1973.
  • Carton 37
    13.2: Rockefeller -- Congressional printed documents
    • Carton 37
      Confirmation of Nelson A. Rockefeller as Vice President of the United States, 93rd Congress, House Report No. 93-1609, December 17, 1974.
    • Carton 37
      Analysis of the Philosophy and Public Record of Nelson A. Rockefeller, Nominee for Vice President of the United States, House Judiciary Committee, October 1974.
    • Carton 37
      Examination of vice President Designate Nelson A. Rockefeller's Tax Returns and other Financial Records, House Judiciary Committee & Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, October 1974.
    • Carton 37
      Nomination of Nelson A. Rockefeller to be Vice President of the United States, House Judiciary Committee, November 1974.
    • Carton 37
      Selected Issues and the Positions of Nelson A. Rockefeller, Nominee for Vice President of the United States, House Judiciary Committee, November 1974.
14: Impeachment of Richard M. Nixon 1973-1974
15 cu. ft.

Congressman Butler sat on the House Judiciary committee that investigated and voted on the impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon. The impeachment materials are 15 cu. ft. in extent and include: narratives about the Watergate break-in and related events, and about the bombing of Cambodia; interview transcripts and recorded testimony of persons involved in Watergate activities; general impeachment inquiry materials(committee notebooks, personal notes, etc.); reports on White House Surveillance activities; Department of Justice/ITT Litigation; Milk Producers Cooperatives investigations; papers re the Judiciary Committee's "Fragile Coalition"; general correspondence and memoranda; and printed materials. (See also, the series of constituent correspondence that precedes the impeachment materials. Butler kept an audio diary during the impeachment process, and these cassette recordings are included here, as are his written notes from this time. Also present are partial transcripts of an oral history project on the "Fragile Coalition" conducted in 1974.

  • 14.1: Evidence and Research Materials
    • 14.1.1: House Judiciary Committee Documents, Statements of Information before the Committee for the Judiciary
      (LOOSE)
      • Carton 38
        Events prior to Watergate Break-in
        • Carton 38
          Book I December 2, 1971- June 17, 1972
      • Carton 38
        Events following Watergate Break-in
        • Carton 38
          Book II June 17, 1972 - February 9, 1973
        • Carton 38
          Book III June 20, 1972-March 22, 1973
      • Carton 39
        Events following Watergate Break-in
        • Carton 39
          Book III June 20, 1972-March 22, 1973
        • Carton 39
          Book IV March 22, 1973-April 30, 1973
      • Carton 40
        Book V: Testimony of Richard Kleindienst re:ITT
      • Carton 40
        Book VI: Political Contributions pledged by Milk Producers 1969-1972
      • Carton 41
        Book VII, Vols. I-VI: Domestic Surveillance Activities directed by the White House
      • Carton 42
        Book VII, Vols. VII-VIII: Domestic Surveillance Activities directed by the White House
      • Carton 42
        Book VIII: Alleged White House attempts for IRS
      • Carton 43
        Book IX: Events following Watergate Break-in April 25, 1973-present
      • Carton 43
        Book IX: Events following Watergate Break-in April 25, 1973 - present
      • Carton 43
        Book XI: Bombing of Cambodia
      • Carton 43
        Book XII: Impoundment and Report of Government Expenditures on Nixon's Private Property
    • Carton 44
      7.1.2: Drafts/ Annotated
      (LOOSE)
      • Carton 44
        Statements of Information without back-up evidence
      • Carton 44
        Book I: Events following Watergate Break-in June 19, 1972 - March 1, 1974
      • Carton 44
        Book II: Department of Justice/ITT Litigation
      • Carton 44
        Book III: Political Contributions by Milk Producers Cooperatives: the 1971 Milk Price Support Decision
      • Carton 44
        Book IV: White House Surveillance Activities
    • Carton 45
      7.1.3: House Committee on the Judiciary: Index to Investigative Filescompiled by the Impeachment Inquiry Staff May 9, 1974
      • Carton 45
        Vol. I
        • Carton 45
          Background Information on White House Staff and Nixon's Campaign Organizations
        • Carton 45
          Correspondence
        • Carton 45
          Memoranda
        • Carton 45
          News Releases
        • Carton 45
          Resolutions
        • Carton 45
          "Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment"
        • Carton 45
          Organization
        • Carton 45
          Personnel: Biographical Materials
        • Carton 45
          Presentation Procedures for Impeachment Inquiry
      • Carton 45
        Vol. III
        • Cartom 45
          Correspondence
        • Carton 45
          Memoranda
        • Carton 45
          Photocopied Documents
    • Carton 45
      7.1.4: Subject Files
      • Carton 45
        Printed Materials--miscellaneous pamphlets, law reviews, Congressional Records
      • Carton 45
        Judge John J. Sirica's Decision/Opinion re Transmission of Evidence to the House of Representatives
      • Carton 45
        Peter W. Rodino (Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives)Press Releases May 9, 1974 - July 12, 1974
      • Carton 45
        Impeachment Briefing Books, I-III. Subpoena Material with Index
        • Carton 45
          Book II Subpoenas & Supporting Materials re taped conversations, daily diaries, IRS, ITT, Milk Price Support and Domestic Surveillance
      • Carton 45
        Bill Dixon Memoranda on Evidence-Brief summaries of Book 2 regarding the facts known concerning the 6/17/72 Watergate break-in
      • Carton 45
        Minority Memoranda on Article II
      • Carton 45
        Minority Memoranda on Facts & Law re President's receipt of information about the Watergate Grand Jury Investigation from Henry Petersen
      • Carton 45
        Summary of Information by Committee Staff
        • Carton 45
          Watergate
        • Carton 45
          Abuse of Presidential Powers
      • Carton 45
        Refusal of President to Comply with Subpoenas
      • Carton 45
        Willful Tax Evasion
      • Carton 45
        Impeachment Inquiry Staff:List of names and addresses June 1974
    • Carton 46
      7.1.5: Presidential transcripts
      • Carton 46
        Reports
        UHER 5000 Tape Recorder
      • Carton 46
        Analysis of Presidential Transcripts, with Index September 15, 1972 - April 27, 1973
      • Carton 46
        Presidential Transcripts:Books 1-3, Nos. 1-49 1972-1973
      • Carton 46
        Transcripts: Impeachment Inquiry Staff 1971-1973
        • Carton 46
          Watergate
        • Carton 46
          Milk
        • Carton 46
          ITT
        • Carton 46
          Plumbers
      • Carton 46
        Comparison of White House and Judiciary Committee Transcripts of 8 Recorded Presidential Conversations May-June 1974
  • Cartons 47-48
    14.2: Records of Impeachment Inquiry Proceedings
    • Draft Articles of Impeachment
    • Committee Proceedings on Articles of Impeachment
      • Impoundment
      • Taxes
      • Exhibits
      • Emoluments
      • Contempt
      • Articles I & II
    • Fragile Coalition Plans
    • Coalition Materials: Resolutions to Articles of Impeachment
    • Personal Notes (MCB)
    • House Judiciary Committee Hearings: U.S. Report of Proceedings held before the Committee on the Judiciary, Impeachment Inquiry: Stenographic Minutes May 22, 1974 - June 18, 1974; July 2, 1974 - July 30, 1974

      Unrevised and unedited

    • Analysis of Constitutional Standard for Presidential
    • Page Proofs for Judiciary Committee Report 1974
    • The EOB Tape of June 20, 1972: Report on a Technical Investigation Conducted for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia 1972
    • Joint Committee on Congressional Operations March 15, 1974
    • United States v. John N. Mitchell and United States v. Nixon and Nixon v. United States July 24, 1974
    • Submission of Recorded Presidential Conversations April 30, 1974
    • Judiciary Committee Proceedings/M. Caldwell Butler's Personal Notes April 1974 - August 1974
  • Carton 49-53
    14.3: Printed Materials

    The Printed Materialsare primarily government documents from the period of the impeachment of Richard M. Nixon. Below is an enumeration of the titles present from donor gifts 1980-1983. Titles from additions, 1985-2015 are present in these boxes, but not yet listed below.

    • 14.3.1: Congressional Documents
      • Carton 49
        House Judiciary Committee Documents, Statement of Information before the Committee on the Judiciary
        (BOUND)
        • Carton 49
          Events Prior to Watergate Break-in

          Book I: December 2, 1971 - June 17, 1972

        • Carton 49
          Events following Watergate Break-in

          Book I: June 19, 1972 - March 1, 1974
          Book II: June 17, 1972 - February 9, 1973

        • Carton 49
          Book II: Department of Justice/ITT Litigation
        • Carton 49
          Book III: Political Contributions by Milk Producers Cooperatives: The 1971 Milk Price Support Decision
        • Carton 49
          Events following the Watergate Break-in

          Book III: June 20, 1972 - March 22, 1973

        • Carton 49
          Book IV: White House Surveillance Activities
        • Carton 50
          Events following Watergate Break-in

          Book IV: March 22, 1973 - April 30, 1973

        • Carton 50
          Book V: Department of Justice/ITT Litigation Richard Kleindienst Nomination Hearings
        • Carton 50
          Book VI: Political Contributions by Milk Producers Cooperatives: The 1971 Mile Price Support Decision House Judiciary Committee Documents, Statements of Information before the Committee on the Judiciary
          (BOUND)
        • Carton 50
          Book VII: White House Surveillance and Campaign Activities
        • Carton 50
          Book VIII: Internal Revenue Service
        • Carton 50
          Book IX: Watergate Special Prosecutors Judiciary Committee's Impeachment Inquiry
        • Carton 50
          Book X: Tax Deduction For Gift of Papers
        • Carton 50
          Book XI: Bombing of Cambodia
        • Carton 50
          Book XII: Impoundment of Funds Government Expenditures on Nixon's Private Properties
        • Carton 50
          Appendices

          Appendix: Political Matters Memoranda
          I: Presidential Statements
          II: Papers in Criminal Cases
          III: Supplementary Documents
          IV: Political Matters memoranda

        • Carton 50
          Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearings "Special Prosecutor" Parts 1 & 2 October - November 1973
          (Bound)
        • Carton 50
          Committee on Armed Services United States Senate "Bombing in Cambodia" July - August 1973
          (Bound)
        • Carton 50
          Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate
        • Carton 50
          "Richard G. Kliendienst-Resumed" Parts 1 & 2 March-April 1972
          (Bound)
        • Carton 50
          "Louis Patrick Gray III" February 1973
        • Carton 50
          "Nomination of Elliot L. Richardson to be Attorney General" May 1973
        • Carton 50
          Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation Examination of President Nixon's Tax Returns for 1969-1972
        • Carton 50
          Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives
        • Carton 50
          Debate on Articles of Impeachment July 1974
          (BOUND)
        • Carton 50
          Impeachment of Richard M. Nixon August 1974
          (BOUND)
        • Carton 50
          Summary of Information July 19, 1974
          (BOUND)
        • Carton 50
          Statement of Information: Background Memorandum May - June 1974
          (BOUND)
        • Carton 50
          Testimony of Witnesses: Books I-III July 1974
          (BOUND)
        • Carton 50
          Report by the Staff of the Impeachment Inquiry: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment February 1974
      • Carton 51
        Committee on the Judiciary - Statement of Information Submitted on Behalf of President Nixon- Book II, IV.
      • Carton 51
        Committee on the Judiciary - Brief on Behalf of the President of the United States.
      • Carton 51
        Committee on the Judiciary - Debate on Articles of Impeachment.
      • Carton 51
        Committee on the Judiciary - Impeachment Inquiry - Book I, II.
      • Carton 51
        Committee on the Judiciary - Minority Memorandum on Facts and Law.
      • Carton 51
        Impeachment - Selected Materials.
      • Carton 51
        Impeachment - Selected Materials on Procedure.
      • Carton 51
        Impeachment of Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States.
      • Carton 51
        Examination of President Nixon's Tax Returns for 1969 Through 1972.
      • Carton 51
        Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment, House Judiciary Committee February 1974
      • Carton 51
        Court Proceedings and Actions of Vital Interest to the Congress, Joint Committee on Congressional Operations July 1974
      • Carton 51
        Impeachment Inquiry Book II, House Judiciary Committee. November 1974
      • Carton 51
        Inquiry in the Alleged Involvement of the Central Intelligence Agency in the Watergate and Ellsberg Matters, House Subcommittee on Intelligence. July 1974
      • Carton 51
        Procedure and Guidelines for Impeachment Trials in the United States Senate, 93rd Congress, Senate Report No. 93-102
      • Carton 51
        Transcript of Eight Recorded Presidential Conversations, House Judiciary Committee. May - June 1974
      • Carton 52
        Presidential Campaign Activities of 1972: Books 1-17, 19-26

        Executive Session Hearings Before the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities of the United States Senate, November 13,14,15,16, December 4, 11, 1973.

      • Carton 52
        Presidential Campaign Activities of 1972: Legal Documents Relating to the Select Committee Hearings: Parts I-II.
      • Carton 52
        Presidential Campaign Activities of 1972: Watergate and Related Activities, Responsiveness Program
      • Carton 52
        Presidential Campaign Activities of 1972: Indexes to the Public Hearings.
      • Carton 52
        Presidential Campaign Activities of 1972: The Final Report.
      • Carton 52
        Presidential Campaign Activities of 1972: Indexes to the Public Hearings.
    • Carton 53
      7.3.2: Supplementary Material
      • Carton 53
        "The Offenses of Richard M. Nixon A Lawyers Guide for the People of the United States of America" Novemeber 1973
      • Carton 53
        Brief on Behalf of the President of the United States July 19, 1974
      • Carton 53
        In the Supreme Court of the United States "United States v. Richard M. Nixon" Nos. 73-1766 and 73-1834
        (Bound)
  • Carton 54
    7.4: Memoirs and Oral History Projects

    (Mooney, Woodlief & Hilton Head)

    • Carton 54-55
      7.4.1: Transcripts & audiotapes: Mooney and Butler July 1974

      Box 55 contains audiotapetranscripts that are mostly duplicative of those found in box 54. The the contents of the two boxes are yet to be collated.

    • Carton 54
      14.4.2: Impeachment Inquiry Project: A Digest of M. Caldwell Butler's Impeachment Reflections
  • Carton 56
    14.5: Printed Materials

    Unlike the printed materials that are found throughout the Impeachment series, these books and magazines are not government documents. There are copies of Time, Newsweek, and Life magazines from the time of the impeachment. There are also books and a college thesis giving retropective views on that period.

15: Bankruptcy Legislation 1972-1978
18 cu. ft.

The Bankruptcy Materialsare 18 cu. ft. of papers documenting Butler's work in the drafting and passage of the legislation popularly known as the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978. Forms of materials present include: minutes of the Bankruptcy Commission, markup books on various versions of bankruptcy bills, memoranda, briefing materials, meetings transcripts, hearing transcripts, conference materials, Congressional Record Notebooks, audio tapes of markup sessions, and supplemental information on bankruptcy legislation with relevant testimony.

This material was arranged by Butler's office into three major components: 1)general materials in ring-binder notebooks to which Roman Numerals were assigned; 2)"Supplemental Materials: ... " filed in "books" numbered 1-45; and, 3) Ken Klee's research materials. The arrangement of these materials is not easily grasped, but the donor has provided a "road map." A Butler document from around 1980 entitled "The Narrative History of the Bankruptcy Act Revision" provides a concise, informal legislative history of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 from Mr. Butler's perspective. It also discusses the creation and arrangement of these records and includes references to the Roman numeral numbering scheme employed by Butler's staff. This narrative is found in the first folder of the first box of bankruptcy materials(box 57). A second helpful narrative entitled "The Establishment of the Commission" states the reasons that impelled Congress to establish the Commission on Bankruptcy in June of 1970. This can be found in box 71 in the folder titled "Mun. 5." Ken Klee's article on bankruptcy legislative (box 72) may also be of use in understanding events leading up to the 1978 act. The article is entitled, "Congress and the Bankruptcy Act of 1976," and appeared in volume 61 of the American Bar Association Journal(October, 1975).

The general materialshave been removed from the ring-binders, but the folders that now hold them are labeled with the Roman numeral corresponding to the binder in which they were formerly housed. Everything from 1971 research materials to the printed public law version of the 1978 Bankruptcy Reform Act can be found here. Books and pamphlets printed by the Government Office of Printing are found in Roman numeral sections I and III-IX. Included here are the Commission on Bankruptcy Laws Report, H.R. 10792, H.R. 16643, Hearings on H.R. 31 and H.R. 32, Hearings on S. 235, S. 236, H.R. 6, and oversized side-by-side comparisons of VI (H) and XIII of H.R. 31 and 32 and S. 2266 and H.R. 8200 (stored in box 75).

All of the "Supplemental Legislation and Testimony" is contained in 45 "books" and includes correspondence, notes and paste-ups of various sections of proposed versions of the bankruptcy bill. Section "F," of XLIII "Conference Materials" (Box 61, Folder 9 from the general materials described above) contains the index to the 45 books. Much of the contents are reiterations of information from the "Roman numeral" notebooks arranged for quick reference. Testimony is arranged by bill section.

The Ken Klee's bankruptcy files were created while Klee served as associate counsel for the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights of the House Committee on the Judiciary. They are 4 cu. ft. in extent and are divided into three sections: uniform bankruptcy file, municipal bankruptcy file (MUN), and bankruptcy act subject files. An index to Klee's files is contained in Section "E" of XLIII "Conference Materials" (Box 61, Folder 9). The Uniform Bankruptcy Files are arranged numerically beginning with the number 102 and contain statements, testimonies, correspondence, memoranda, drafts and other relevant materials regarding the proposed bankruptcy rules. The Municipal Bankruptcy File is arranged numerically. The files are designated MUN with a corresponding number. These files also contain drafts, testimonies, statements, memorandums and reports. Klee's Bankruptcy Subject Files are arranged alphabetically. Included here (under 'g') is general correspondence from 1973-1978.

  • 15.1: Subject Files and Research Materials
    • Carton 57
      15.1.1: "Narrative History of the Bankruptcy Revision"
    • 15.1.2: Butler's Research and Documentation Notebooks

      #I - LII

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        I: Bankruptcy: Problems, Process, Reform by David T. Stanley & Marjorie Girth
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        II: Minutes on the Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States

        (A)
        March 19-June 14, 1971
        September 15,16-November 15, 1971
        December 13-January 30,31, 1972
        April 10-May 1, 1972
        June 12-September 11-12, 1972
        October 9-10, 1972
        November 13-14, 1972
        December 4-5, 1972

        (B)
        December 4-5, 1972
        January 15-16, 1973
        February 22-24, 1973
        March 15-17, 1973
        April 12-14, 1973
        June 7-12, 1973

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        III: Commission on Bankruptcy Laws Report July 30, 1973

        (A)
        (B)
        (C)

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        IV: H.R. 10792 October 9, 1973
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        V: H.R. 16643 September 12, 1974
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        VI: Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, House Judiciary Committee, Hearing H.R. 31 and 32

        (A)
        (B)
        (C)

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        VI: VI. Subcommittee on Civil and Constiutional Rights, House Judiciary Committee, Hearing on H.R. 31 and 58

        (E)
        (F)
        (G)
        (H) -- Side-by-Side of H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 (2 copies) September 2, 1975. In oversize carton 49.

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        VII: Subcommittee on Improvements on Judiciary Machinery, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hearings, S. 235 and S. 236

        (A)
        (B)
        (C)

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        VIII: Committee Print, H.R. November 18, 1976
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        IX: H.R. 6 January 4, 1977
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        X: Amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 6, (Drinian Substitute) March 21, 1977
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        XI: Minutes of the Staff Meetings on Subcommittee Print November 6, 1976-February 25, 1977
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        XII: Congressman Butler's Subcommittee markup book

        (A)
        (B)

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        XIII: Memorandum for Members of the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights on Bankruptcy Issues

        (A)

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        XIII: Memorandum for Members of the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights on Bankruptcy Issues

        (B)
        (C)

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        XIV: Minutes and Unofficial Transcripts of the House Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights of markup Sessions March 21-May 16, 1977

        (A)
        (B)

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        XV: H.R. 7330 May 23, 1977
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        XVI: Bankruptcy Court Draft May 16, 1977
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        XVII: Constitutional Bankruptcy Courts, report by the Staff of the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional rights June 1977
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        XVIII: Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, Table of Derivation of H.R. 8200 July 1977
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        XIX: H.R. 8200 July 11, 1977
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        XX: Congressman Butler's briefing materials for the House Judiciary Committee markup sessions H.R. 8200 July 1977
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        XXI: Minutes and transcripts of the House Judiciary Committee markup sessions on H.R. 8200 July 14, 15, 19, and September 8, 1977
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        XXII: House Judiciary Committee markup Sessions on H.R. 8200 July 14, 15, 19, and September 8, 1977
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        XXIII: Memorandum containing tax related changes in H.R. 8200 September 6, 1977
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        XXIV: H.R. 8200, Committee Print, Amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 8200 September 8, 1977
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        XXV: H.R. 8200 September 8, 1977
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        XXVI: Bankruptcy Law Revision, Report of the House committee on the Judiciary September 8, 1977
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        XXVII: H.R. 9973 November 3, 1977
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        XXVIII: Description and Section by Section analysis to accompany Bankruptcy Tax Bill. Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights of the Committee of the Judiciary House of Representatives November 1977
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        XXIX: S. 2266 October 31, 1977
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        XXX: Hearings, Subcommittee on Judiciary Machinery of the Senate Judiciary Committee November 50, 29, December, 1, 1977
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        XXXI: Hearings before the House Committee on Rules on H.R. 8200 October 12, 1977
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        XXXII: House Res. 826, (Providing for the consideration of H.R. 8200) October 12, 1977
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        XXXIII: Materials used by Congressman Butler during House floor consideration of H.R. 8200
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        XXXIV: Student loans Bankruptcy October 25, 1977
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        XXXV: Harings-Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights of the House Judiciary Committee December 12, 13, 14, 1977
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        XXXVI: December Bankruptcy Hearings
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        XXXVII: Bankruptcy Courts, Report of the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives December 12, 13, 14, 1977
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        XXXVIII: H.R. 8200 February 8, 1978
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        XXXIX: Committee Print S. 2266 May 17, 1978
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        XL: S. 2266 July 14, 1978
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        XLI: Report, Senate Judiciary Committee, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, July 14, 1978
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        XLII: Side-bySide of S. 2266 and H.R. 8200
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        XLIII: Conference Materials
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        XLIV: Conference Materials September 1978
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        XLV: Bankruptcy Conference, Misc. Materials
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        XLVI: Bankruptcy Meetings, Unofficial Transcripts August 2, 1978
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        XLVII: Deconcini Amendments September 23, 1978
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        XLVIII: Enrolled Bill on the subject of Bankruptcy
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        XLIX: Public Law 95-598 November 6, 1978
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        L: Congressman Butler's Subcommittee markup materials on Municipal Bankruptcy
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        LI: Congressman Butler's Full Committee markup materials on Municipal Bankruptcy
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        LII: Congressman Butler's materials used during House consideration of Municipal Bankruptcy
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      8.1.3: Congressional Record Notebook
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      15.1.4: Supplement I: Legislative History relating to the creation of a Commission to study the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States
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      15.1.5: Constitutional Bankruptcy Courts: A Report for the Subcommittee on Civil & Constitutional Rights June 1977
    • 15.1.6: Supplemental Materials: Sections of Various Proposed Bankruptcy Legislation with Relevant Testimony
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        Book 1 - Book 7
        Sections 101(1) - 341
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        Book 8 - Book 14
        Sections 342-507
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        Book 15 - Book 21
        Sections 508 - 545
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        Book 22 - Book 50
        Sections 546 - 752
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        Book 29 - Book 35
        Sections 761-768; 901 - 946; 1101 - 1167
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        Book 36 - Book 43
        Sections 1168 - 1330
        Title II (151) - Title II (589; 771 - 774; 1477)
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        Book 44 - Book 45
        Title II (1478 - 1481; 1930; 244-254; IRC 47-1052) - Title IV (401 -411)
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      15.1.7: Statements & Testimony May - September 1975

      Source 13 260;263
      Source 14 322-323
      Source 15 336
      Source 20 412-415
      Source 23A 502
      Source 50 549;554-555
      Source 30 587-588
      Source 31 595-596
      Source 33 612-613

    • 15.1.8: Bankruptcy markup Sessions
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        15.1.8.1: Audio Cassette Recordings of Sessions
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        15.1.8.2: Side-By-Side markup Books
        Scope and Content

        Books for S. 2266 and H.R. 8200; H.R. 31 and H.R. 32

  • 15.2: Ken Klee's Bankruptcy Files
    • 15.2.1: Uniform Bankruptcy File
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        102: Preliminary Draft of proposed Bankruptcy Rules and Official Forms under Chapter XII of the Bankruptcy Act July 1973
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        103: Preliminary Draft of Proposed Bankruptcy Rules and Official Forms under Chapter VIII of the Bankruptcy Act April 1975
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        103a: Tables of Bankruptcy Stats for fiscal year ending June 30, 1974 prepared April 1975
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        104: The American Bankruptcy Law Journal Spring 1975
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        104a: Berkley Wright & Kent Pressan May 7, 1975
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        105: Views of the Dallas Bar Association July 16, 1975
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        105a: Statement of Judge Joe lee July 10, 1975
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        106: Tentative hearing schedule August 27, 1975
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        107: Letter to Mr. Butler from Attys. Creel, Atwood & Spinuzzi, Dallas, Texas September 8, 1975
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        109: Statement of Prof. Vern Countryman September 19
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        110: Statement of Patrick A. Murphy; Statement of Peter F. Coogan September 25
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        110a: Letter from Mississippi State Bar October 15, 1975
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        111: Statement of George M. Treister, Vice-Chairman of the National Bankruptcy Conference September 29, 1975
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        111a: Statement from the State Bar of California [October 13, 1975?]
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        112: Business Lawyer Reprint: "Comments of Some Reorganization Provisions of the Pending Bankruptcy Bills," July 1975
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        112a: Letter from the Law Office of Paxson, Smith, Boyd, Gilliam & Gouldman to Senator Harry F. Byrd November 18, 1975
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        113: Business Lawyer Reprint: "Restraint and Reimbursement: The Secured Creditor in Reorganization and Arrangement Proceedings," November 1974
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        113a: FTC Statement of David H. Williams, Atty. December 5, 1975
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        114: Preliminary Draft of Proposed Bankruptcy Rules and Official Forms under Chapter IX of the Bankruptcy Act July 1974
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        114a: Letter from Law Office of Hunter, Fox & Traube, Roanoke, to Mr. Butler December 9, 1975
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        115: Statement of Harold Marsh, Esq., former chairman of the Commission on Bankruptcy Laws of the United States September 26, 1975
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        115a: Statement of Prof. Philip Schuchman, University of Connecticut Law School December 5, 1975
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        116: Statement of Robert B. Morton, Esq., former chairman of the Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States September 26, 1975
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        116a: Statement of Linn K. Twinem on behalf of the Beneficial Finance System December 8, 1975
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        117: Statement of Honorable Joe Lee, Bankruptcy Judge from Kentucky September 29, 1975
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        117a: Statement of Benhamin L. Zelenko, Esq. December 8, 1975
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        118: Statement of National Consumer Law Center, Inc. December 8, 1975
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        118b: Washington and Lee University Bankruptcy Conference October 13, 1975
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        119: Statement of Clive W. Barre, National Bankruptcy Conference December 10, 1975
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        120: National Bankruptcy Conference: Bankruptcy Act of 1975, proposed draft
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        121: Statement of Walter Ray Phillips on behalf of Household Finance Corporation December 15, 1975
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        122: Testimony of Walter W. Vaughan on behalf of American Bankers Association and the Consumer Bankers Association December 15, 1975
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        123: Beneficial Finance Corporation's listing in Standard and Poor's
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        124: "The Bankers," by Martin Mayer, Chapter 13
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        125: Statement of Rep. John N. Erlenborn January 29, 1976
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        126: Remarks of Rep. Ray Thorton January 29, 1976
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        127: Statement of the American Council on Education et al. January 29, 1976
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        150: Memo in regard to the testimony of Edward T. York, Jr. January 50, 1976
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        130: House Judiciary report of Proceedings: markup on H.R. 10624 November 11, 1975
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        131: House Judiciary markup of H.R. 10634 November 18, 1975
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        132: Comments by George Ritner, Attorney from San Diego, re: H.R. 31 and H.R. 32
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        133: Comments by John Honsberger, Esq., Ontario
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        134: "Is There a Way to Avoid Bankruptcy?" by George Ritner

        Published by San Diego Urban League, Inc.

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        135: "Lucky 13 -- No Need to drown in a Sea of Debts," by George Ritner
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        136: "The Bankruptcy (Chapter 13) Attorney -- Is His Role Expendable?" by George Ritner
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        137: Statement of Attorneys Ward, Fernwood & Pederson, Oakland, California
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        138: Statement of Hon. Joe Lee, Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of Kentucky
      • Carton 69
        139: George Ritner; Robert Ward; Andrew Leoni: A compilation with Index A to M
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        139a: Large black notebook of bankruptcy information 1975
        • -Recovery: How Fast & How Far?
        • Congressional Budget Office
        • Setting the Record Straight for a Comprehensive Revision of the Bankruptcy Act of 1988 by Judge Conrad
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        139b: "The Tax Recommendations of the Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws Tax Procedures," by William T. Plumb, Jr., Harvard Law ReviewMay 1975
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        140: Kurt H. Nadelmann: The Bankruptcy Bills' Conflicts Provision: A Threat to the National Interest
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        140a: Supplement
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        141: Stefan A. Riesenfeld: The Bankruptcy Bills' Conflicts Provision: A Step Towards International Harmony
      • Carton 69
        142: Kurt. H. Nadelmann: Statement on Section 4-103 of H.R. 31
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        143: Memorandum from Ken Klee on Hearings on Wage Earner Plans in Bankruptcy January 13, 1976
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        144: "44 Tips and Highlights -- for the attorney -- in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases," by Raeder Larson, Minneapolis
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        146: Green Conference Briefing Book: H.R. 10624
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        147: Letter to Mr. Butler from Alvin B. Marks, Jr., Esq. December 15, 1975
      • Carton 69
        148: Correspondence with Clauds Kersey January 8, 1976
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        149: Correspondence with Ronald D. Stallings February 10, 1976
      • Carton 70
        150: Letter to Mr. Butler from National Consumer Finance Association, Robert B. Norris
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        151: Hon. Albert H. Quie Correspondence January 12, 1976
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        152: "Tenancy by the Entirety and Bankruptcy"
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        153: Report on Provisions of Proposed Bankruptcy Act Relating to Community Property
      • Carton 70
        154: Tape and transcript of Mr. Butler and Mr. Parks, President of the Virginia Finance Association
      • Carton 70
        155: Minority Copy of the hearing and markup transcript February 5, 1976
      • Carton 70
        156: John R. Butler Correspondence concerning H.R. 10624 February 10, 1976
      • Carton 70
        157: Letter from Vernon C. Loen, deputy assistant to the President, to Mr. Butler
      • Carton 70
        158: Memorandum from Ken Klee re: Bankruptcy Hearing on Wage Earner Plans February 27
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        159: Statement of Clarissa Gilbert of the National Student Association on the Dischargeability of Educational Loans
      • Carton 70
        160: Witness List February 27, 1976
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        161: Statement of Duncan H. Kester on behalf of the National Association of Chapter XIII Trustees with respect to H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 January 30, 1976
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        162: Witness List and statement of the Commercial Law League of America on H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 March 5, 1976
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        163: Witness List February 17, 1976
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        164: The America Bankruptcy Law Journal Winter, 1976
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        165: Statement of Vern Countryman on H.R. 31 February 27, 1976
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        166: Witness List February 19, 1976
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        167: Bankruptcy Administration in Canada, by John Honsberger
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        168: "A Statistical Study of One Year of Federal Bankruptcy Cases in Massachusetts, with Emphasis on the Bankruptcy Bar and Examination of the Impact of Proposed Bankruptcy Acts," by Stephen N. Surbin and John Rugheimer
      • Carton 70
        169: Committee questions for James S. Parks and Paul L. Winkler February 23, 1976
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        170: Statement on H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 by Conrad K. Cyr
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        171: Witness List February 23, 1976
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        170: Statement of James S. Parks on behalf of Parks Finance Service, Inc. February 23, 1976
      • 173: Statement of Paul L. Winkler February 17, 1976
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        174: Witness List March 8, 1976
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        175: Recommendations of the American Life Insurance Association
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        176: Statement of Hon. Robert B. Morton, Bankruptcy Judge, District of Kansas March 8, 1976
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        177: Letter to Rep. Don Edwards from National Association of Insurance Commissioners February 4, 1976
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        178: Witness List March 5, 1976
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        179: Proposed text of the conference compromise of H.R. 10624, incorporating all of the agreements between the conferees March 9, 1976
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        180: Response to Mr. Charles W. Hill, Director, Commonwealth of Virginia March 1, 1976
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        181: Statement of Alvin O. Wiese, Jr., on Consumer Bankruptcy and Statement of the National Association of Credit Management on the Purpose of Revisions of the Bankruptcy Act March 9, 1976; March 12, 1976
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        182: H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 March 12, 1976
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        183: Washington Post, "Going the Commuter Tax Route," by George Dawson and Thomas Muller March 13, 1976
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        184: N.Y. State Bar Association Committee on Business Law Report on Consumer Aspects of Proposed Amendments to the Bankruptcy Act
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        185: H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 [March 12, 1976?]
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        186: Letter from Hon. Robert B. Morton and statement of Martin S. Pinson March 9, 1976; March 14, 1976
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        187: Final draft of H.R. 10624 March 18, 1976
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        188: Letter from President Ford to Hon. John Rhodes re: H.R. 8532 March 16, 1976
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        189: Need for amendment to S. Con. Res. 44
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        190: Suggested redrafting of Section 7-203 of the Bankruptcy Act by Patrick A. Murphy December 1975
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        191: S. Con. Res. 103, 94th Congress
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        192: H.R. 31 and H.R. 32, Witness List March 18, 1976
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        192a: Letter of Franklin A. Cole and testimony April 7, 1976
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        193: Hearings on H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 March 19, 1976
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        194: Memorandum from Klee March 24, 1976
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        195: Witness List for H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 March 29, 1976
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        196: Supplement to the testimony of William Rochelle March 29, 1978
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        197: Memorandum from Klee re: Tax Aspects of Bankruptcy April 2, 1976
      • Carton 70
        198: Witness List on Hearings re: H.R. 31 and H.R.32 April 2, 1976
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        199: Letter from Hon. Don Edwards, to Hon. David Alexander, Commissioner IRS March 16, 1976
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        200: Witness List on Committee on Judiciary H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 April 5, 1976
      • Carton 70
        201: Statement of A.S. Lawon, Assistant General Counsel of the United Steelworkers of America to the Committee of the Judiciary April 7, 1976
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        202: Witness List Committee on the Judiciary on H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 April 9, 1976
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        203: Memorandum from Klee re: Stockbrokerage Bankruptcy April 7, 1976
      • 204: Witness List, Hearings and testimony re: H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 April 12, 1976
      • Carton 70
        205: Memorandum from Klee re: Subcommittee Agenda
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        206: Conference Report # 94-938 on Municipal Bankruptcy Law Revision March 22, 1976
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        207: Memorandum from Klee re: Transition Hearings May 3, 1976
      • 208: Memorandum from Klee re: Railroad Reorganization April 14, 1976
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        209: Letter to Hon. Don Edwards from Rhonderick M. Hills April 16, 1976
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        210: Report of the Securities and Exchange Commission on H.R. 31 and H.R. 32
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        211: Summary of Principal recommendations of the Securities and Exchange Commission on H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 April 19, 1976
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        212: Supplement to report of the SEC on H.R. 31 and H.R. 32
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        213: Statement of Jack N. Bohm, re: H.R. 31 and H.R. 32; S. 235, S. 236 April 19, 1976
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        214: Witness List, Committee on the Judiciary, H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 April 24, 1976
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        215: Witness List, Committee on the Judiciary, H.R. 31 and H.R.32 April 27, 1976
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        216: Title 45, Railroad, Sec. 11140, 155, 11142
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        217: Memorandum to Butler from Klee re: Delmarva Labor Situation April 29, 1976
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        218: Witness List/ Testimony, Committee on the Judiciary, H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 April 29, 1976
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        219: Statement of Rep. Matthew J. Rinaldo April 30, 1976
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        220: Witness List/ Testimony, Committee on the Judiciary, H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 May 3, 1976
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        221: Letter to Hon. Don Edwards from Michael Ulmann May 3, 1976
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        222: Department of Justice Detailed Comments on H.R. 32 April 1976
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        223: Department of Justice Overview Comments on H.R. 32 April 1976
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        224: Memorandum to Butler from Klee re: Railroad Reorganizations May 4, 1976

        Enclosed copy of RRRA and RRRRA

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        225: Letter to Philip E. Ruppe from Butler re: Thank you for letter of May 4, 1976 May 12, 1976
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        226: Statement of William G. Mahoney on H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 May 13, 1976
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        227: Memorandum to members of the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights from Cong. Don Edwards, Chairman May 18, 1976
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        228: "Pro Per Report" by John Roberto, University of California, on the subject of Consumer Bankruptcies/ Notebook, H.R. 10624 Conference Briefing Book January 21, 1976
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        229: Tables of Bankruptcy Statistics with reference to Bankruptcy Cases commenced and terminated in the U.S. District Courts during the period July 1, 1976 - June 30, 1977
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        New York State Bar Association Tax Section / Letter from Ginsburg January 1976
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        Linn K. Twinem's information 1976
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        Statement of William T. Bagley on H.R. 31 and H.R. 32 July 1976
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      15.2.2: Municipal Bankruptcy File (Mun)
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        Mun-2: Preliminary Draft of Proposed Bankruptcy Rules and Official Forms Under Chapter IX of the Bankruptcy Act, by the Committee on Rules of Practice and procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States. July, 1974
      • Carton 71
        Mun-3: H.R. 10792 October 9, 1971
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        Mun-4: Memo from Don Edwards, Chairman of Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Constiutional Rights, and summary of major recommendations on H.R. 10792 January 15, 1974
      • Carton 71
        Mun-5: "The Establishment of the Commission"
        2 copies
      • Carton 71
        Mun-6: Amendment to H.R. 10264 offered by Mr. Butler
      • Carton 71
        Mun-7: Colloquy 1-8
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        Mun-8: Extension of Remarks re: H.R. 10624 by Don Edwards December 8, 1975
      • Carton 71
        Mun-9: Amendments to H.R. 10624, as Reported, offered by Ms. Holtzman
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        Mun-10: Memorandum from Klee October 1, October 30, November 4, 1975
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        Mun-11: H.R. 10454 October 30, 1975
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        Mun-12: H.R. 10457 October 30, 1975
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        Mun-13: White House draft of President's proposal to amend the Bankruptcy Act to add a new chapter concerning major municipalities October 30, 1975
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        Mun-14: Department of Justice Analysis of Mun-13
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        Mun-15: Amendment in the nature of a substitute offered to H.R. 10454 November 4, 1975
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        Mun-16: Collection of Background Information
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        Mun-17: H.R. 10264: A Summary
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        Mun-18: "Bankruptcy Reform: A New IX?" The Banking Law JournalAugust 1975
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        Mun-19: Release by Rep. Badillo, "Rep Badillo Introduces Legislation to Simplify Procedures for Filing Municipal Bankruptcy" September 30
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        Mun-20: "If New York Goes Bankrupt --" U.S. News and World ReportSeptember 15, 1975
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        Mun-21: Memorandum from Don Edwards October 2, 1975
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        Mun-22: Testimony of John R. Butler October 3, 1975
      • Carton 71
        Mun-23: Statement of George Hempel, Professor of Finance, Washington University October 6, 1975
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        Mun-24: Statement by C.W.F. Spencer, Jr., atty October 6, 1975
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        Mun-25: Statement of Antonin Scalia, Asst. Atty. General, Office of Legal Counsel October 6, 1975
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        Mun-26: Statement of Benjamin Weintraub of the New York Bar
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        Mun-27: H.R. ___ to revise Chpater IX of the Bankruptcy Act
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        Mun-50: Senate Report of Judiciary Committee Hearings on S. 2597 October 31, 1975
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        Mun-29: Senate Report of Judiciary Committee Hearings on S. 2597 November 4, 1975
    • 15.2.3: Bankruptcy Act Subject Files
      (Ken Klee's Files)
      • Carton 72
        File Order and Bibliographies
      • Carton 72
        General Information
      • Carton 72
        General Correspondence
        1973-1974
        June-December 1975
        January-April 1976
        August-December 1976
        January-March 1977
        May-July 1977
      • Carton 72
        Summary of Full Committee Meetings July 1977
      • Carton 72
        Administartion v. Judicial Functions
      • Carton 72
        Bankruptcy Act-Current Redrafts
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        Bankruptcy Court/Trustee/Judicial Conference
      • Carton 72
        Commodities
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        Consumer Bankruptcy
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        Costs/Benefits
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        Education Loans
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        Exemptions
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        Fenwick & Consumers
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        Department of Justice Materials-Bankruptcy
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        International Bankruptcy
      • Carton 72
        Miscellaneous Lobbying Propaganda
      • Carton 72
        NBC/MCBJ Compromise
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        Railroad Reorganization
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        SIPA 1970/SIPA 1975/Stockbroker Bankruptcy
      • Carton 72
        Solicitations & Proxies & SEC Security Issues
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        Statements for the record
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        Stay of State Police Power
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        Taxes-IRC
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        Transportation
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        Wage Earner Plans
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        Bankruptcy Voting Breakdown/Article III Judges
      • Carton 73
        Danielson/Railsback Amendment Materials
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        Bankruptcy Student Loans/Colleague Letters/Community Reaction
      • Carton 73
        Bankruptcy Cost Estimates /Powers-Article III Judges
      • Carton 73
        Bankruptcy/Community Support/Colleague Letters
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        Bankruptcy/Extra Materials
16: Legal Services Corporation Act
Carton: 50
1 cu. ft.

Legal Services Corporation Actpapers consist of one cu. ft. of materials concerning the authorization of funding for this entity for the fiscal years 1982-1984. Included here are: the authorization bill, itself; correspondence; "discussion papers"; press clippings; transcripts of testimony and hearing proceedings. (The one file of material about the re-authorization of the Department of Justice follows the Legal Services papers.)

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    Amendments 1980, 1981
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    Oversight Hearings February 26, 1981
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    Reauthorization 1981
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    Hearings
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    Reauthorization March 25, 1981
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    Oversight Hearings March 31, 1981
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    Reauthorization April 7, 1981
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    Judiciary Full Committee markup May 13, 1981
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    Correspondence 1981-1982
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    Federal Regulations
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    Newspaper Articles
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    Justice Department Reauthorization, FY 1982
17: Voting Rights Act Extension 1981
Carton: 77-78
2 cu. ft.

The Voting Rights Act Extensionseries comprises Butler's legislative papers as a member of the House Judiciary Committee during the consideration of the extension of this Act.

18: National Bankruptcy Review Commission
16 cu. ft.

The National Bankruptcy Review Commissionpapers are from Butler's service as a member of that body from 1995-1997. These 16 cu. ft. of materials include: correspondence; meeting minutes; memoranda and documents distributed to commission members; and the report of the commission and drafts of that report.

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    18.1: Commission Meeting Minutes
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      Official
      Electronic, diskette, WordPerfect 6.1
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      Drafts July 1996-May 1997
      Paper
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    18.2: Master List of Committee Materials
    Electronic, diskette, WordPerfect 6.1
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    18.3: Key to Arrangement of Commission Documents 1996-1997 June
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    18.4: Numbered Documents, #1-#23
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    18.4: Numbered Documents #24-#42
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    18.5: Correspondence
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      General 1994-1997
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      Subject
  • 18.6: Committee Mailings and Papers
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      Mailings 1995
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      Mailings 1996 January-April
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      Mailings 1996 May-June
    • Carton 85
      Mailings 1996 July-August
    • Carton 86
      Mailings 1996 September - October
    • Carton 87
      Mailings 1997
  • 18.7: Mailing Enclosures
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      Enclosures 1996 December - 1997 June
    • Carton 89
      Enclosures 1997 July - September
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    18.8: Un-arranged Corresopndence and Papers 1996-1997

    Box 91 includes audio cassette of "discharge/reaffirmation hearing," 1997.

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    18.9: Papers re Consumer Bankruptcy 1997
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    18.10: Commission Report and Drafts of Report 1997
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    18.11: Published Materials re bankruptcy c. 1993-1997
19: Artifacts 1976, 1998
Carton: 95

Bicentennial of American Revolution Flag; Bicentennial Medal, 1976; American College of Bankruptcy Commendation plaque, March 14, 1998.

20: Oversize Materials 1972-1982
Carton: 3
1 oversize folder in map cases

Contents: 24"x36 inch photo of Butler, c. 1961; House Concurrent Resolution 672, July 1, 1976; Washington and Lee University Honorary Doctor of Laws Diploma, June 1, 1978; Birthday card from staff, June 2, 1973; National Small Business Association Certificate of Recognition, October 1978; certificate, Governor George Allen (Virgini) naming Butler to Governor's Advisory Council on Self-Determination and Federalism, November 14, 1994.