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Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University
Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: 2503604
Creator: Goodbar, Joseph
Title: Papers, 1927-1939
Quantity: 3 boxes, 1 linear foot
Abstract: 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.
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.
- Series I. Feilchenfeld, 1927-1929
Mimeoed materials for 1927-1928 Harvard course entitled "Legal Problems of International Finance and Commerce," taught by Ernst Feilchenfeld, lecturer on International Law. Includes appendix of materials published in 1928-1929.
- Series II. Student work, 1927-1931
- Series III. Writings, 1931-1939
Writings while not in school, including a petition for removal, memoranda, abstracted cases on corporate and financial law, drafts of two articles ("'Dollar Bond' Indentures of French and German Corporations" and "Muddling Through Monetary and Economic Law"), and a speech.
- Series IV. Maton Brothers Case 1932
Briefs and correspondence for Maton Bros. v. Central Illinois Public Service Co. The correspondence originates with Vause and Kiger, a law office in Mattoon, Illinois, and was sent to Goodbar at the address of Ralph D. Stevenson, an attorney in Chicago.
- Series V. Personal 1930-1948
Within each series and/or subseries individual items or folders are identified by box and folder number. For example, the number 5-12 corresponds to box 5, folder 12.
- Subseries A. Clippings, 1930-1948
Newspaper and magazine clippings, mostly relating to banking, economics, labor, prohibition, and international relations. The clippings come from a variety of publications, including the New York Times, the Boston Herald, the Boston Evening Transcript, and Nation's Business.
- Subseries B. National Federation of Press Women, 1937-1939
Consists chiefly of materials for an essay contest held by the Federation during 1937-1938, including the entries of the top scorers and feedback from the judges in the Money and Banking category. Includes later NFPW materials and a photo sent to Octavia Goodbar.
- Subseries C. Pamphlets on English and French Language and Literature, 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, selections from Addison's The Spectator , and two copies of the first two cantos of Spenser's The Faerie Queen.
- Born in St. Louis.
- University of Arkansas, A.B.
- 1910-c. 1927
- Worked in business in Boston and Portland, Maine.
- Boston University, L.L.B.
- Harvard University, L.L.M.
- Publication of The Youngstown Litigation Discussed under the Law of New York, Boston University Law Review.
- Further study at Harvard.
- Publication of Dollar Bond Indentures of French and German Corporations, Boston University Law Review.
- Practiced law in Boston.
- Publication of Managing the People's Money . New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press. 578 pp.
- Octavia Walton Goodbar, Joseph's wife, is President of the National Federation of Press Women.
- Publication of Muddling through Monetary and Economic Law, Boston University Law Review.
- Publication of Administrative Agency in Action, Boston University Law Review.
- Publication of Bond Trustees as Statutory Trustees, Boston University Law Review,
- Publication of No-Par Stock - Its Nature and Use, Miami Law Quarterly.
- Publication of A Creative Capitalism . Coauthored with Lorenzo Bergeron. Boston: Boston University Press. 376 pp.
- Died in Portland, Maine on July 21, 1953.
- See The Class notes of Joseph Ernest Goodbar, 1930-1933. at HLSL.