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Guide to the Papers of Bernard Botein
1929-1975 (bulk 1968-1973)
 MS 68

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Description is written in English.

Container List

Series I. Organizational Files, Bulk, 1968-1973 1961-1974

Scope and Content

Series I consists of materials accumulated and produced by Bernard Botein during the course of his service and participation in over forty-two legal, civic, philanthropic and political organizations and on committees and taskforces, significantly in the areas of court reform and reform of criminal justice administration. In addition, the series contains several files covering others topics including racial and religious prejudice. Materials present information on the investigative, commemorative and administrative activities of these groups.

Legal groups represent various bar associations and other organizations of attorneys, judges and legal educators, particularly the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1969-1973), the Vera Institute for Justice (1964-1972), Legal Aid Society (1969-1972) and the New York City Rand Institute (1969-1973). The collection represents several specific committees and taskforces in which Bernard Botein was active including the City of New York, Office of the Mayor’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (1968-1969), the Appellate Division for Manhattan and the Bronx’s Departmental Committee on Court Administration (1969-1971, 1973) and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles' Taskforce on the Administrative Adjudication of Traffic Violations (1969). In politics, materials from Botein's participation in the political campaigns of George McGovern, John V. Lindsay and Manhattan District Attorney Frank Hogan are represented here, as well as civic organizations like the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA) (1970-1974).

The series contains original, photocopied, and secondary materials and includes correspondence, reports, proposals, preparatory materials for studies and research areas, newspaper clippings, published articles and other printed materials.

Some texts of Judge Botein’s orations and writings including academic addresses, public statements, speeches and articles, as well as copies of legal publications and legislative documents are partially represented here, in addition to Series II. Series IV also contains additional groupings of files pertaining to specific areas of research and study.

Arrangement

Materials in Series I were re-filed in alphabetical order by organization, committee or taskforce name, and materials relating to the same organization and year were consolidated into a single folder.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 African Student Aid Fund
1971-1973
Box: 1 Folder : 2 American Arbitration Association
1969
Box: 1 Folder : 3 American Arbitration Association
1970-1971
Box: 1 Folder : 4 American Bar Association: The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
1970
Box: 1 Folder : 5 American Bar Association: Community Action for Legal Services, Inc. (CALS)
1970-1971
Box: 1 Folder : 6 American Bar Association: Task Force on Standards of Judicial Administration
1970-1971
Box: 1 Folder : 7 American Bar Association
1971
Box: 1 Folder : 8 American Bar Association
1973
Box: 1 Folder : 9 American Bar Foundation: Institute of Criminal Justice
1965
Box: 1 Folder : 10 American College of Trial Lawyers
1973
Box: 1 Folder : 11 American Friends of Boy's Town Jerusalem
1973
Box: 1 Folder : 12 American Jewish Committee: Learned Hand Award
1972
Box: 1 Folder : 13 American Judicature Society: Bernard Botein Award
1971
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Committee on Professional Responsibility
1969
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Twelfth Night Event
1969
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: President
1969-1970
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Special Committee on Judicial Selection and Tenure
1969-1970
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Committee on Memorials
1969-1971
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Committee on Criminal Courts
1969-1971
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Committee on Professional Responsibility
1970
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Congratulatory Letters
1970
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Centennial Committee, Decentralization of Government of New York City Study, Reports and Proposals
1970
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Centennial Committee, Decentralization of Government of New York City
1970
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Speeches and Statements
1970-1971
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: League of Women Voters of the City of New York, Re: State Unified Court Budget
1971
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: President
1971
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: 1 of 2
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: 2 of 2
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: President
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Association of the Bar of the City of New York
1973
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Membership Forms
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Banton Boys
1969-1970
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Brotherhood in Action, Inc. I
1968-1970
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Brotherhood in Action, Inc. II
1971-1973
Box: 4 Folder : 4 City of New York, Bronx County Civil Court: Study on Landlords and Tenant Parts
1972
Box: 4 Folder : 5 City of New York, Office of the Major: Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 1 of 2
1968
Box: 4 Folder : 6 City of New York, Office of the Major: Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 2 of 2
1968
Box: 4 Folder : 7 City of New York, Office of the Major: Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 1 of 2
1969 January-May
Box: 5 Folder : 1 City of New York, Office of the Major: Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 2 of 2
1969 January-May
Box: 5 Folder : 2 City of New York, Office of the Major: Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 1 of 2
1969 June-December
Box: 5 Folder : 3 City of New York, Office of the Major: Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 2 of 2
1969 June-December
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Citizens Union: The William Jay Schieffelin Award for Distinguished Public Service
1970
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Citizens Union: Regarding Abolition of City Marshals
1971
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Committee for Modern Courts Fund, Inc.
1973
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Council on Law-Related Studies
1969-1971
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Council on Law-Related Studies
1972
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Council on Law-Related Studies
1973-1974
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Council of New York Law Associates
1970-1971
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Council of New York Law Associates
1973
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Courts-Departmental Committee on Court Administration (Appellate Division of Manhattan and the Bronx): Correspondence and Report, Re: film "The True and The Just"
1969
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Courts-Departmental Committee on Court Administration (Appellate Division of Manhattan and the Bronx): Correspondence, Re: Honorable William J. vanden Heuvel
1969-1971
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Courts-Departmental Committee on Court Administration (Appellate Division of Manhattan and the Bronx)
1970
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Courts-Departmental Committee on Court Administration (Appellate Division of Manhattan and the Bronx)
1971
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Courts-Departmental Committee on Court Administration (Appellate Division of Manhattan and the Bronx)
1973 January-March
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Courts-Departmental Committee on Court Administration (Appellate Division of Manhattan and the Bronx)
1973 May-June
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Courts-Departmental Committee on Court Administration (Appellate Division of Manhattan and the Bronx)
1973 July-August
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Courts-Departmental Committee on Court Administration (Appellate Division of Manhattan and the Bronx)
1973 September-December
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction: Intoxication Problem
1969, 1971
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction: Housing Code Removal, 1 of 3
1970
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction: Housing Code Removal, 2 of 3
1970
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction: Housing Code Removal, 3 of 3
1970
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction: Correspondence, responses re: Housing Maintenance Violation Code Removal
1970
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction: Draft Report, Re: Tax Certiorari
1970
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction
1970-1971
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction: Correspondence
1970-1971
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction: Housing Code Removal
1970-1971
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction: Reports
1970-1971
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction: Selected Meeting Minutes
1970-1972
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction: Committee Business
1971
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction
1972 January-February
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction
1972 March
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction
1972 April
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction
1972 May-June
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction: Correspondence re:diversion programs
1972
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction: Housing Code
1972
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction: Membership
1972
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction: Report, Achieving Prompt Trials in New York City
1972
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction
1973
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Courts-Subcommittee on the Elimination of Inappropriate and Unnecessary Jurisdiction: Notes
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Federation of Jewish Philanthropies
1969
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Ford Foundation
1965-1968
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Grand Jury Association of New York County, Inc.
1969-1970
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Institute of Judicial Administration
1966-1967
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Institute of Judicial Administration
1972
Box: 10 Folder : 6 The International League for the Rights of Man: Correspondence, re: Human Rights Appeal to United Nations
1970
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA): Board of Trustees
1970
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA): Board of Trustees
1971
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA)
1972
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA): Correspondence, Legal Services Proposal
1973
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA)
1974
Box: 11 Folder : 2 John Jay Law Club
1970-1971
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Law Center Foundation, New York University: Board of Trustees
1965-1968
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Law Center Foundation, New York University: Board of Trustees
1973
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Lawyers for Frank Hogan
1973
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Lawyers for Lindsay
1969-1971
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Lawyers for McGovern
1972
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Lawyers Square Club
1972
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Legal Aid Society
1969 January-June
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Legal Aid Society
1969 July-December
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Legal Aid Society
1970 March-June
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Legal Aid Society
1970 July-December
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Legal Aid Society
1971
Box: 11 Folder : 14 Legal Aid Society
1972
Box: 11 Folder : 15 Lemberg Center, Brandeis University
1969
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Long Island University: Judicial Administration Program, Advisory Board
1971
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Los Angeles County Bar Association
1971
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Milton Helpern Library of Legal Medicine
1972
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Morris High School, Bronx
1973
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Municipal Art Society
1970
Box: 12 Folder : 6 National Council on Crime and Delinquency
1964-1966, 1968
Box: 12 Folder : 7 New School for Social Research: Center for New York City Affairs
1969-1970
Box: 12 Folder : 8 New York City Democratic Committee: Jerry Finkelstein
1969-1971
Box: 12 Folder : 9 New York City-Rand Institute: 1 of 2
1969
Box: 12 Folder : 10 New York City-Rand Institute: 2 of 2
1969
Box: 12 Folder : 11 New York City-Rand Institute: Chairman Judge Botein
1969 May-September
Box: 13 Folder : 1 New York City-Rand Institute: Chairman Judge Botein
1969 October-December
Box: 13 Folder : 2 New York City-Rand Institute
1970 January-March
Box: 13 Folder : 3 New York City-Rand Institute
1970 April-June
Box: 13 Folder : 4 New York City-Rand Institute
1970 July-December
Box: 13 Folder : 5 New York City-Rand Institute: Correspondence, Report-Rental Housing in New York City
1970
Box: 13 Folder : 6 New York City-Rand Institute: Court Records, McKinsey Case
1970-1971
Box: 14 Folder : 1 New York City-Rand Institute
1971
Box: 14 Folder : 2 New York City-Rand Institute: Evaluation Report [draft], Ford Foundation
1971
Box: 14 Folder : 3 New York City-Rand Institute
1972
Box: 14 Folder : 4 New York City-Rand Institute
1973
Box: 14 Folder : 5 New York Civil Liberties Union: New York Committee Against Preventive Detention
1969
Box: 14 Folder : 6 New York State Bar Association
1969-1971
Box: 14 Folder : 7 New York State Bar Association
1972
Box: 14 Folder : 8 New York State, Court of Claims
1973
Box: 14 Folder : 9 New York State, Constitutional Convention
1966-1967
Box: 14 Folder : 10 New York State, Constitutional Convention
1967
Box: 15 Folder : 1 New York State, Department of Motor Vehicles: Taskforce on the Administrative Adjudication of Traffic Violations (1 of 3)
1969
Box: 15 Folder : 2 New York State, Department of Motor Vehicles: Taskforce on the Administrative Adjudication of Traffic Violations (2 of 3)
1969
Box: 15 Folder : 3 New York State, Department of Motor Vehicles: Taskforce on the Administrative Adjudication of Traffic Violations (3 of 3)
1969
Box: 15 Folder : 4 New York State Joint Legislative Committee on Crime and Its Causes, Control and Effect on Society
1968
Box: 15 Folder : 5 New York State, Legislative Assembly: Temporary State Commission on Living Costs and the Economy
1973
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Practicing Law Institute: 1 of 2
1969-1970 January-May
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Practicing Law Institute: 2 of 2
1969-1970 June-December
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Practicing Law Institute
1971-1972
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Special Committee on Racial and Religious Prejudice
1969
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Special Committee on Racial and Religious Prejudice: Special Committee Report
1969
Box: 16 Folder : 5 State of Israel Bonds
1972
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Temporary Committee on Black-Jewish Relations
1968-1969
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Touro College
1973
Box: 17 Folder : 1 University of Michigan Law School: Thomas M. Cooley Lectures
1968, 1970
Box: 17 Folder : 2 University of Puerto Rico, School of Law
1961-1963
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Vera Institute of Justice
1964-1966
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Vera Institute for Justice: British-American Narcotics Conference, 1 of 2
1964-1966
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Vera Institute for Justice: Bail Reform
1966-1967
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Vera Institute for Justice: British-American Narcotics Conference, 2 of 2
1967
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Vera Institute for Justice
1967
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Vera Institute for Justice
1968
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Vera Institute for Justice: 1 of 2
1968-1969
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Vera Institute for Justice: 2 of 2
1968-1969
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Vera Institute for Justice
1970-1971
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Vera Institute for Justice: 1 of 3
1970-1971
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Vera Institute for Justice: 2 of 3, Program Proposals
1972
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Vera Institute for Justice: 3 of 3, Program Proposal
1972
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Walter E. Meyer Research Institute of Law: Project, Trouble Humans and Court Processes
1966-1968, 1972
Box: 18 Folder : 8 The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation
1969-1970, 1973

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