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Collection Overview
Title: Samuel H. Becker papers
Dates:1925-1962
Location:73/3
Call Number:M07
Volume:0.15 cubic ft. (1 box)
Scope and Content Abstract:The papers of Samuel H. Becker comprise approximately .2 cubic foot of material and are arranged alphabetically by subject.  The collection documents Becker's studies at the Evening School of Law and includes lecture notes prepared by NU instructors, examinations from law courses taken at NU, legal briefs written by Becker, and newspaper clippings about Becker.
Historical Abstract:Samuel H. Becker graduated from Northeastern University Evening School of Law in 1936, earning a Bachelor of Law degree.
Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Becker, Samuel H., 1907-1990

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). School of Law
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Class of 1936

  • Law -- Study and teaching
  • Law examinations
  • Lawyers
  • Taxicab drivers -- Massachusetts -- Boston

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Michele Lee, January 1996

Scope and Content Note

The papers of Samuel H. Becker comprise approximately .2 cubic foot of material and are arranged alphabetically by subject.  The collection documents Becker's studies at the Evening School of Law and includes lecture notes prepared by NU instructors, examinations from law courses taken at NU, legal briefs written by Becker, and newspaper clippings about Becker.

Biographical Note

Samuel H. Becker graduated from Northeastern University Evening School of Law in 1936, earning a Bachelor of Law degree. His law education, which began in 1924, was interrupted by a family illness.  Becker resumed his legal studies in 1934 while working full-time as a driver for the Checker Cab Company.  Eighteen years later, at the age of 51, he passed the Bar Examination.  He and his wife, Selda, had one child named Harold Eliot.

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BoxTitleDate
Commencement
1Program1933     
1Program, Invitation, and Admittance Ticket1936     
1"Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs. Henry F. McCormack"1962     
1"Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs. Uriah N. Marshall"1962     
Courses
1Business Associations: Lecture Notes and Course Outlineca. 1934
1Common Law Pleading: Lecture Notes and Course Outlineca. 1934
Contracts     
1Final Examination1926
1Half Hour Test1925     
Massachusetts Practice
1Final Examination1936     
1First Examination1936     
1Pleading III: Final Examination1934     
1Property III: Lecture Notesca. 1934     
1Torts: Lecture Notes (2 folders)ca. 1934     
1Trusts: Final Examination1934     
1Graduate Courses in Law, Helen West Bradleeca. 1927     
1Memorabilian.d.
1Newspaper Clippings1936, ca. 1954     
1Reference Note: "Form and Requisites of Complaint, Petition or Statement in General"ca. 1925