Guide to the Irving Goldstein (1897 - ) Papers

Collection Title: Irving Goldstein (1897 - ) Papers
Dates: 1919-1969
Identification: 17/13
Creator: Goldstein, Irving
Extent: 1 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: As an instructor at Northwestern University's School of Law, Goldstein taught trial technique from 1934 to 1947. From 1932 to 1946 he was director of and instructor in, the Lawyers Post Graduate Clinics. The Irving Goldstein Papers occupy one box and run from 1919 to 1969. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence which deals primarily with legal, teaching and publishing matters. The small amount of biographical material includes Goldstein's honorable discharge from World War I.
Acquisition Information: The Irving Goldstein Papers were donated to the Northwestern University Archives by his daughter-in-law, Shirley Goldstein, on August 7, 1991, as Accession # 91-136. The addition to the Papers was donated to the University Archives by Jeff L. Lewin, July 21, 1998.
Processing Information: William K. Beatty, December, 1993. Addition processed by Kevin B. Leonard; August 3, 1998.
Separated Materials: All photographs were transferred to the University Archives photographic collection. A small amount of material was transferred to other Archives reference files. Small amounts of extraneous and duplicate materials were discarded.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Irving Goldstein was born on February 3, 1897 in Chicago. He took an LL.B. at John Marshall Law School in 1919 and was admitted to the Illinois bar the same year. Most of his legal work was done as a member of Cohon & Goldstein.

As an instructor at Northwestern University's School of Law, Goldstein taught trial technique from 1934 to 1947. From 1932 to 1946 he was director of and instructor in, the Lawyers Post Graduate Clinics.

Goldstein married Grace Baron on June 20, 1922 and the couple has had three children.

Trial technique was Goldstein's major interest. His book with that title appeared in 1935.

Scope and Content

The Irving Goldstein Papers occupy one box and run from 1919 to 1969.

The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence which deals primarily with legal, teaching and publishing matters.

The small amount of biographical material includes Goldstein's honorable discharge from World War I.

The teaching files consist of lecture notes, questions, and exams. The Lawyers Post Graduate Clinics file (Folder 19) contains a substantial amount of material.

The small amount of publications materials refers mainly to Goldstein's successful lawyers post graduate clinics which were the subject of an article in Collier's (Folder 3). The other folder contains a few handwritten “lyrics” or poems by Goldstein.

Jeff L. Lewin's article, "The Genesis and Evolution of Legal Uncertainty about 'Reasonable Medical Certainty'", Maryland Law Review (1998) 57:2, pp. 380-504, has been added to the Irving Goldstein Papers, Series 17/13, at Box 1, Folder 1. The article makes reference to Goldstein's career and his publication Trial Technique.

Subjects

Subjects

College teachers--Illinois--Chicago

Law--Study and teaching--Illinois


Container List / Contents

  • Biographical Materials
    • Personal Data, 1948 - 1969Box 1, Folder 1
    • Certificates, 1919; 1945Box 1, Folder 2
    • Clippings, 1948 - 1955Box 1, Folder 3
    • Financial Records, 1925 - 1952Box 1, Folder 4
  • Correspondence
    • General Correspondence, 1934 - 1935Box 1, Folder 5
    • Correspondence, 1936 - 1939Box 1, Folder 6
    • Correspondence, 1940 - 1949Box 1, Folder 7
    • Correspondence, 1950Box 1, Folder 8
    • Correspondence, 1951Box 1, Folder 9
    • Correspondence, 1952Box 1, Folder 10
    • Correspondence, 1953 - 1959Box 1, Folder 11
    • Correspondence, n. d.Box 1, Folder 12
    • Subject - Grace Goldstein, 1944Box 1, Folder 13
    • Jewish War Veterans, 1938 - 1949Box 1, Folder 14
    • Mucher Estate, 1959Box 1, Folder 15
    • Veterans Administration, 1951 - 1952Box 1, Folder 16
    • Zenziper Estate, 1957Box 1, Folder 17
  • Teaching Files
    • Criminal Law, 1943 - 1945Box 1, Folder 18
    • Lawyers' Post Graduate Clinics, 1935 - 1957Box 1, Folder 19
    • Trial Techniques, 1938 - 1955Box 1, Folder 20
  • Publications
    • Lyrics, 1923 - 1925Box 1, Folder 21
    • "Trial Technique", 1935Box 1, Folder 22