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

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Container List

Series II. Speeches, Addresses and Writings, 11949, 1953, 1955, 1957-1973, undated (bulk dates 1958-1973)

Scope and Content

Series II consists primarily of draft texts, some of which are annotated, manuscripts as well as published versions of manuscripts of over eighty-six orations and writings written and delivered by Bernard Botein. Materials include addresses, tributes, memorials, remarks, statements, reports, proposals and articles, as well as associated notes and correspondence, and relate to his service with various organizations, committees and taskforces. Many of the materials cover the period during his service as Supreme Court Justice, particularly during his appointment as Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department for Manhattan and the Bronx (1958-1968). This includes two folders of press releases from the Appellate Division covering the periods of 1958-1962 and 1963-1968.

Examples of works include The Gentle Art of Judge-Baiting (1957),  Our Courts Face the Future (1958),  A Judge Votes for the Jury (1960) and  A Twenty-Four Hour Arraignment Court (1967), and can be found in various legal and non-legal publications in this series including the  Bar Bulletin of New York State Bar Association,  New York Law Journal,  Journal of the American Judicature Society,  Life magazine and the  New York Times.

The series also contains several inventories that provide additional contextual information about the orations and writings found here. Inventories are located in Box 19/Folder 1. The majority of items are crossed referenced to a chronological index, up to 1973. These items can also be referenced by supplementary indexes including an alphabetical index that lists materials up to 1969.

Additional materials can also be found in Series 1 within the files of specific organizations.

Arrangement

Some individual files destined for Series II. Speeches, Address and Writings, have been added.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Indexes and Inventories
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 2 …This Right Was Dearly Won; The Protection of Property and Personal Rights
1946,1949
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Memorial Day Address; Address before Lawyers Division of the Federation of Jewish Charities, Honoring Monroe Goldwater.
1953
Box: 19 Folder : 4 The Civil Courts of New York State and City; Who Are the Accident Victims-the Parties, the Public or the Courts?
1955; 1957
Box: 19 Folder : 5 The Gentle Art of Judge-Baiting; Address at the Annual Dinner of the Bronx County Bar Association
1957-1958
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Remarks upon the Induction of Justice Birdie Amsterdam; Our Courts Face the Future;
1958
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Statement at Legislative Hearing on the Concurrent Resolution Proposed by the Temporary Commission on the Courts; Our Sixth Sense - Our Sense of Justice.
1958
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Address at Institute of Law Administration regarding the Judicial Conference Court Reorganization Plan; Thanksgiving Day Address.
1958
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Address at Seventieth Annual Dinner of Brooklyn Bar Association; Court Modernization.
1958
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Press Releases, Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court.
1958-1962
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Book Reviews: Review of Not Guilty; Review of  Klein: Judicial Administration and the Legal Profession.
1958,1963
Box: 19 Folder : 12 Address at Memorial Service for Honorable Albert Cohn; Address at Annual Meeting of Family Location Service, Inc.
1959
Box: 19 Folder : 13 Address at Fifty-Second Annual Meeting of American Association of Law Libraries; Commencement Address to Graduating Class of New York Law School.
1959
Box: 19 Folder : 14 Judge Votes for the Jury.
1960
Box: 19 Folder : 15 Our Social Problem Courts; Address at Municipal Court Building Opening; New Horizons for the Organized Bar.
1960-1961
Box: 19 Folder : 16 Society’s Challenge to Legal Aid.;  Current Court Problems: Bar Dinner
1960, 1961
Box: 19 Folder : 17 Address at Dedication Ceremonies of the City and Municipal Courts Building; Address at the New York Association of Plaintiffs' Trial Lawyers.
1961
Box: 19 Folder : 18 Address to Women's City Club
1962
Box: 19 Folder : 19 Statement on Court Reorganization
1962
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Remarks at Annual Meeting of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
1963
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Shifting the Center of Gravity of Probation; Address on Receipt of Medal of City Bar Association.
1963
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Press Releases, Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court.
1963-1968
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Address before National Association of Municipal Judges.
1964
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Proposal to Establish An Institute of Criminal Justice
1965
Box: 20 Folder : 6 The Manhattan Bail Project: Its Impact on Criminology and the Criminal Law Processes
1965
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Bar Association Participation in the National Program to Encourage Pre-Trial Release Without Bail; Address at Annual Dinner of Citizens Union of the City of New York.
1965
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Commencement Address at Yeshiva University; Opening Address at Institute on the Operation of Pretrial Release Projects at Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
1965
Box: 20 Folder : 9 The Cost of Providing Defense for Indigents in Criminal Cases; The Case Against Instant Justice; In Tribute to the Late Honorable Francis L. Valente.
1965-1966
Box: 20 Folder : 10 Commencement Address, Brooklyn Law School.
1966
Box: 20 Folder : 11 The Criminal and Family Courts
1966
Box: 20 Folder : 12 The New Hospitalization Provisions of New York's Mental Hygiene Law.
1966
Box: 20 Folder : 13 Statement at Hearing of State Senate Judiciary Committee.
1966
Box: 20 Folder : 14 Remarks of Presiding Justice Bernard Botein at Ceremonies Launching the 24-Hour Program; A Twenty-Four Hour Arraignment Court.
1967
Box: 20 Folder : 15 Talk at Luncheon Meeting of the Committee for Modern Courts (at Overseas Press Club)
1967
Box: 20 Folder : 16 Talk at Luncheon Meeting of the Committee for Modern Courts (Rochester, N.Y.)
1967
Box: 20 Folder : 17 Talk at Annual Luncheon of National Conference of Judicial Councils.
1967
Box: 20 Folder : 18 Remarks in Introducing Resolution on Judicial Selection
1967
Box: 20 Folder : 19 Six Decades of Achievement
1967-1968
Box: 20 Folder : 20 Remarks at First Regional Meeting at Special Committee on Evaluation of Disciplinary Enforcement at American Bar Association.
1968
Box: 20 Folder : 21 Excerpts from Remarks at Dinner of National Conference of Metropolitan Courts; Remarks at Dedication of the Burton A. Zorn Room.
1968
Box: 20 Folder : 22 Civil Liberties and Civil Disorders: Are They Reconcilable?
1968-1969
Box: 20 Folder : 23 Address honoring Judge Harold Stevens; Book of the Times.
1969
Box: 20 Folder : 24 The Role of the Family Lawyer in the Future; Luncheon Address to Newly Admitted Lawyers.
1969
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Statement of the Special Committee on Racial and Religious Prejudice
1969
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Charles Abrams.
1970
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Remarks upon receiving the Gold Metal; Remarks at St. Nicholas Society Dinner.
1970
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Draft Article re: State Judicial Budget
1971
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Life magazine article.
1971
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Law Day; Induction Ceremonies at City Hall.
1971
Box: 21 Folder : 7 New York State Bar Association Address; Two Cheers for Merit Selection of Judges; Statement, Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Law Day Statement
1972
Box: 21 Folder : 8 French Jurist Paper; Judges and Their Critics; Handler. Introduction.
1973
Box: 21 Folder : 9 The New York Judicial System.
1973
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Remarks for Law Day Dinner; Remarks for Law Day Symposium; Law Day Message for New York Law Journal.
1973
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Statement for the Committee for Modern Courts, Inc.; A Statement at the Public Hearing of the Board of Estimate.
1973
Box: 21 Folder : 12 Bail Procedures in England and the United States; Address on the Induction of Judge Waltemade
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 13 The Judge as Teacher and Student; Judicial Selection in France, Germany, Italy and Japan.
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 14 Toast to Herbert H. Lehman; New York County Lawyer's Association
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 15 Report on Pretrial Release Practices in Sweden, Denmark, England and Italy; Rusted Scales of Justice.
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 16 Statement for Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Issue of New York Law Journal; Social Services in the Courts.
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 17 Tamiment Institute Book Award to Merlo J. Pusey; Twentieth Century Problems in Nineteenth Century Courts.
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 18 An Address to the Twenty-Third Street Association
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 19 Voice of America
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 20 New York State Bar Association Statement.
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 21 Dean Jerome Prince Speech.
undated

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