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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 2503604

Joseph Goodbar papers

Overview

This collection covers Goodbar's time as a law student at Boston University and Harvard, as well as his early career as an attorney and legal scholar.

Dates

  • 1927 - 1939

Conditions Governing Access

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Historical and Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Historical and Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

Extent

3 boxes (1 linear feet)
The Joseph Goodbar Papers span the years of 1895-1948, with the bulk of the material falling between 1927 and 1939. The material covers his study of law at Boston University and at Harvard between 1927 and 1933. It then follows his early career as a lawyer in Boston and a scholar writing about financial law. In addition, the collection contains some papers from his wife, Octavia Walton Goodbar, concerning the National Federation of Press Women, of which she was President from 1938-1939. The collection consists of course materials, student work, correspondence, memos, article drafts, newspaper and magazine clippings, pamphlets on literature and language, and a photograph.

Historical/Biographical Information

  • 1890 Born in St. Louis.
  • 1910 University of Arkansas, A.B.
  • 1910-c. 1927 Worked in business in Boston and Portland, Maine.
  • 1930 Boston University, L.L.B.
  • 1931 Harvard University, L.L.M.
  • 1931 Publication of The Youngstown Litigation Discussed under the Law of New York, Boston University Law Review.
  • 1932-1933 Further study at Harvard.
  • 1933 Publication of Dollar Bond Indentures of French and German Corporations, Boston University Law Review.
  • 1933-1946 Practiced law in Boston.
  • 1935 Publication of Managing the People's Money . New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press. 578 pp.
  • 1938-1939 Octavia Walton Goodbar, Joseph's wife, is President of the National Federation of Press Women.
  • 1940 Publication of Muddling through Monetary and Economic Law, Boston University Law Review.
  • 1945 Publication of Administrative Agency in Action, Boston University Law Review.
  • 1948 Publication of Bond Trustees as Statutory Trustees, Boston University Law Review,
  • 1948 Publication of No-Par Stock - Its Nature and Use, Miami Law Quarterly.
  • 1948 Publication of A Creative Capitalism . Coauthored with Lorenzo Bergeron. Boston: Boston University Press. 376 pp.
  • 1953 Died in Portland, Maine on July 21, 1953.
1890
Born in St. Louis.
1910
University of Arkansas, A.B.
1910-c. 1927
Worked in business in Boston and Portland, Maine.
1930
Boston University, L.L.B.
1931
Harvard University, L.L.M.
1931
Publication of The Youngstown Litigation Discussed under the Law of New York, Boston University Law Review.
1932-1933
Further study at Harvard.
1933
Publication of Dollar Bond Indentures of French and German Corporations, Boston University Law Review.
1933-1946
Practiced law in Boston.
1935
Publication of Managing the People's Money . New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press. 578 pp.
1938-1939
Octavia Walton Goodbar, Joseph's wife, is President of the National Federation of Press Women.
1940
Publication of Muddling through Monetary and Economic Law, Boston University Law Review.
1945
Publication of Administrative Agency in Action, Boston University Law Review.
1948
Publication of Bond Trustees as Statutory Trustees, Boston University Law Review,
1948
Publication of No-Par Stock - Its Nature and Use, Miami Law Quarterly.
1948
Publication of A Creative Capitalism . Coauthored with Lorenzo Bergeron. Boston: Boston University Press. 376 pp.
1953
Died in Portland, Maine on July 21, 1953.

Series List/Description

  1. Series I. Feilchenfeld, 1927-1929 1927-1929

    Mimeoed materials for 1927-1928 Harvardcourse entitled "Legal Problems of International Finance andCommerce," taught by Ernst Feilchenfeld,lecturer on International Law. Includes appendix of materialspublished in 1928-1929.

  2. Series II. Student work, 1927-1931 1927-1931
  3. ___ Subseries A. Boston University, 1927-1930 1927-1930 Notecardsand moot court materials from work for L.L.B. at BostonUniversity.
  4. ___ Subseries B. Harvard, 1930-1931 1930-1931 Work forL.L.M. at Harvard including writings oninternational law, securities, corporate finance, and convertiblebonds.
  5. Series III. Writings, 1931-1939 1931-1939

    Writingswhile not in school, including a petition for removal, memoranda,abstracted cases on corporate and financial law, drafts of twoarticles ("'Dollar Bond' Indentures of French and GermanCorporations" and "Muddling Through Monetary and Economic Law"), anda speech.

  6. Series IV. Maton Brothers Case 1932 1932

    Briefs andcorrespondence for Maton Bros. v. Central Illinois Public Service Co. Thecorrespondence originates with Vause and Kiger,a law office in Mattoon, Illinois, and was sentto Goodbar at the address of Ralph D.Stevenson, an attorney in Chicago.

  7. Series V. Personal 1930-1948 1930-1948
  8. ___ Subseries A. Clippings, 1930-1948 1930-1948 Newspaperand magazine clippings, mostly relating to banking, economics, labor,prohibition, and international relations. The clippings come from avariety of publications, including the New YorkTimes , the BostonHerald , the Boston EveningTranscript , and Nation'sBusiness .
  9. ___ Subseries B. National Federation of Press Women, 1937-1939 1937-1939 Consists chiefly of materials for an essay contest held by theFederation during 1937-1938, including the entries of the top scorersand feedback from the judges in the Money and Banking category.Includes later NFPW materials and a photo sent to OctaviaGoodbar.
  10. ___ Subseries C. Pamphlets on English and French Language andLiterature, 1895-1905 1895-1905 Eight small pamphlets including poems by Wordsworth, Carlyle's Essay on Burns , Macaulay's Essay on Boswell's Life of Johnson , a play by Musset, a treatise on French nouns, selectionsfrom Addison's The Spectator , and two copies of the first two cantos of Spenser's The Faerie Queen.
  11. Within each series and/or subseriesindividual items or folders are identified by box and folder number.For example, the number 5-12 corresponds to box 5, folder 12.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials donated to the Harvard Law School Library by Octavia Goodbar, date unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Ana Enriquez, June 2011
Link to catalog
Title
Goodbar, Joseph. Papers, 1927-1939: Finding Aid
Author
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
EAD ID
law00248

Repository Details

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