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COLLECTION Identifier: HUM 335

Joseph LeVow Steinberg personal archive

Overview

The Joseph LeVow Steinberg personal archive contains correspondence and student materials chronicling Steinberg’s academic and social life at Harvard College from 1952 to 1959. Also included are Harvard ephemera collected by Steinberg both as a student and alumnus from 1936 to 2012 which document his participation in sport and cultural activities at Harvard College as well as his life-long interest in events at Harvard. Joseph LeVow Steinberg (born 1934), an attorney, received an AB from Harvard University in 1956 and his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1959. Steinberg practiced law in New Jersey, becoming a partner in the legal firm of Lowenstein and Spencer (now Lowenstein Sandler) in 1965, specializing in corporate, commercial, and banking law. In 2003, Steinberg resigned as a partner and began a new career as a counselor for law school students at Seton Hall University of Law.

Dates

  • 1867, 1936-2012

Creator

Researcher Access

Open for research.

Extent

1.10 cubic feet (3 document boxes, 1 flat box)
The Joseph LeVow Steinberg personal archive contains correspondence and student materials including an essay, an examination, notes, and membership cards chronicling Steinberg’s academic and social life at Harvard College from 1952 to 1959. Also included are Harvard ephemera collected by Steinberg both as a student and alumnus from 1936 to 2012 including football programs, Harvard related publications, and theatre programs which document his participation in sport and cultural activities at Harvard College as well as his life-long interest in events at Harvard.

Biographical note

Joseph LeVow Steinberg (born 1934), an attorney, received an AB from Harvard University in 1956 and his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1959. After serving in the United States National Guard in 1959, Steinberg practiced law in New Jersey, becoming a partner in the legal firm of Lowenstein and Spencer (now Lowenstein Sandler) in 1965, specializing in corporate, commercial, and banking law. Steinberg ended his full-time involvement in the firm, resigning as a partner in 2003. Starting a new career in 2004, Steinberg became a member of the Office of Career Services at Seton Hall University School of Law counseling law school students; and in 2006 began teaching a seminar in land use practice. An active Harvard alumnus, Steinberg is a member of the Harvard Club of New Jersey, serving as president from 1980 to 1981, and a member of the Club’s Scholarship Committee interviewing student scholarship applicants and speaking before high school groups. A long-time member of the Democratic Party Steinberg has been locally active in politics as well as serving on his municipality’s zoning and planning board, and the Historical Preservation Conservation Commission. Steinberg married Vivian M. Tomich on June 29, 1961. Their children were Jason LeVow (1964), Lisabeth Nicole (1966), Leslie Vica (1969-1975), Victoria Leigh (1979).

Arrangement

The collection is organized into two series:
  1. Personal correspondence and other records, 1952-1959
  2. Harvard ephemera collected by Steinberg, 1867, 1936-2012

Acquisition information

Gift of Joseph LeVow Steinberg
  1. Accession number: 2019.218; 2019 April 20.

Related Material

In the Harvard University Archives
  1. Labor in Massachusetts Politics: the Internal Organization of the CIO and AFL for Political Action (HU 92.56.808): Steinberg’s thesis completed in 1956.
  2. Ragan Henry letters to Joseph LeVow Steinberg, 1953, 1959-1959 : an inventory (HUM 340): the letters provide insight into the life and experiences of a black Harvard student and cross-racial friendships.
  3. Howard Muson letters to Joseph LeVow Steinberg, Ragan Henry, and Robert C. Sussman, 1953-1958 : an inventory (HUM 345): the letters highlight the social life of an undergraduate student at Harvard, his experiences as a young adult in California post-graduation, and cultural differences between the west and east coasts of the United States.
In the Harvard Law School Library
  1. Class notes of Joseph L. Steinberg, 1956-1959: the collection consists of class notes taken by Joseph LeVow Steinberg from lectures given by faculty members at the Harvard Law School.

References

  • Steinberg, Joseph LeVow. Harvard Class of 1956, Sexennial Report. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Printing Office, 1962.
  • Steinberg, Joseph LeVow. Harvard Class of 1956, Decennial Report. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Crimson Printing Office, 1966.
  • Steinberg, Joseph LeVow. Harvard Class of 1956, Fifteenth Anniversary Report. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Crimson Printing Office, 1971.
  • Steinberg, Joseph LeVow. Harvard Class of 1956, Twentieth Anniversary Report. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Crimson Printing Office, 1976.
  • Steinberg, Joseph LeVow. Harvard Class of 1956, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Report. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Printing Office, 1981.
  • Steinberg, Joseph LeVow. Harvard Class of 1956, Forty-fifth Anniversary Report. Burlington, Massachusetts: Goodway Graphics, 2001.
  • Steinberg, Joseph LeVow. Harvard Class of 1956, Fiftieth Anniversary Report. Lowell, Massachusetts: DS Graphics, 2006.
  • Steinberg, Joseph LeVow. Harvard Class of 1956, Fifty-fifth Anniversary Report. Stoneham, Massachusetts: WordTech Corporation, 2011.
  • Steinberg, Joseph LeVow. Harvard Class of 1956, Sixtieth Anniversary Report. North Andover, Massachusetts: Flagship Press, Inc., 2016.

Processing Information

Joseph LeVow Steinberg personal archive was processed in May-August 2019 by Dominic P. Grandinetti. Processing included rehousing the records into appropriate containers and the creation of this finding aid.
Link to catalog
Title
Joseph LeVow Steinberg personal archive, 1867, 1936-2012: an inventory
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
EAD ID
hua09019

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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