Collection Summary

Creator: Folk, Ernest L.
Title: The Papers of Ernest L. Folk III
Accession: MSS 90-2
Description: 12 boxes
Location: This collection is stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections before your visit to ensure your papers are available.
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Digitized Content: 0 objects
Addenda

Collection Description & Arrangement

The Folk collection is comprised of three cartons of professional correspondence; working files concerning consulting work; drafts, notes, etc. for articles; and a few folders regarding his home in Ivy. There is one carton of assorted teaching materials concerning law and the arts.

Biographical & Historical Information

A graduate of Roanoke College and of UVA Law School in 1958, Ernest Linwood Folk was a known scholar in the fields of corporate and securities law, as well as arts and entertainment law. At UVA he earned both an LL.B. and M.A. and was a member of the editorial board of the Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif. He joined the UVA law faculty after teaching at the law schools of the University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina. He had previously been an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, from 1956-59, as well as a visiting professor at Columbia, Michigan, and Duke law schools. He was a Reporter for the 1967 revision of the Delaware General Corporation Law, a statute governing more than half the nation’s Fortune 500 companies. From 1970 to 1976, he edited the Securities Law Review. As a professor at UVA, he taught such classes as Corporate Finance, Non-Profit Corporations, Business Planning, Law and the Visual Arts, Law and the Performing Arts, and Securities Regulation. He published The Delaware General Corporation Law: A Commentary and Analysis.

Folk, who himself was wheelchair-bound, impacted the community by raising awareness of the issue of handicapped access, serving as Chairman of the University’s Handicapped Concerns Committee. In this role, he succeeded in obtaining from the Virginia General Assembly special appropriations to pay for handicapped access to sidewalks and special handicapped parking spaces throughout campus. When Folk died suddenly in 1989, the Virginia Law Weekly noted, “He will best be remembered by the student body as a friendly professor who made every effort to interact with his students.”

Acquisition Information

Date Received 1990
Donor Information This collection was donated to the Law School by the executor of his estate in March of 1990.

Content List

Box 1:

  • 1970-79; Academic Career
  • 1975; Airlie House
  • 1968-73; Airline Transportation of the Disabled [2 folders]
  • 1982; American Association of Law Schools (AALS)
  • 1971; Avco Memoranda: Final Drafts
  • 1973-76; Cary & Folk Casebook: Introductory Chapter
  • 1975; Cary & Folk Casebook: Chapter I
  • 1975; Cary & Folk Casebook: Chapter II
  • 1975; Cary & Folk Casebook: Chapter III

Box 2:

  • 1969-1975; Cary & Folk Casebook: Correspondence
  • 1965-1974; Cary & Folk Casebook: Suggestions for Changes
  • 1973; Consultation: Caplin, Drysdale, Lockwood

Corporation Law (next 25 entries):

  • 1980; American Law Institute: Correspondence
  • 1972-76; Bar Review of Delaware
  • 1977-80; Bar Review of Delaware
  • 1967-68; Comparisons of Delaware and New York Model Acts
  • 1967; Corporation Service Company: Article on New Delaware Law
  • 1967; Corporation Service Company: Revision of "Red Book"
  • 1972-75; Corporations: Successes and Failures of Prominent Businessmen
  • 1965; Cumulative Voting: Memo to Willimon

Box 3:

  • 1976-77; Delaware Commentary
  • 1977-78; Delaware Corporation (DCL)
  • 1979; DCL: Correspondence
  • 1964; DCL Revision: "The Folk Report" [3 folders]
  • 1967-68; DCL Law Review Article
  • 1967; DCL: Publicity

Box 4:

  • 1968-75; Delaware Correspondence [3 folders]
  • 1971-72; Delaware Correspondence [2 folders]
  • 1980-1981, Delaware Court of Chancery
  • 1968; Delaware Incorporations
  • 1964-67; General Corporation Law (GCL) Revisions: Correspondence and Minutes [3 folders]

Box 5:

  • 1963-66; Ghana Partnership Article: Notes and Draft
  • 1967; Lecture: Delaware Bar Association
  • 1972-75; Miscellaneous
  • 1973-77; Sequestration [6 folders]

Box 6:

  • 1970; Sequestration and Foreign Attachment Cases: Delaware [2 folders]
  • 1973; Virginia National Bank; Memo 1980-88; Correspondence [3 folders]
  • 1972-84; Correspondence: Pulled from clipping files [2 folders]
  • 1964-73; Cumulative List of Publications

Box 7:

  • 1964; Foundation Correspondence
  • 1976; GEICO Registration Statement
  • 1974; General Housewares Corporation
  • 1977-78; General Housewares Corporation: Gordon Erikson
  • 1985-87; Graduate Students 1986-87; Chamie Grandy
  • 1979; Great Books 1982; Ivy Home: Reconstruction of Guest Room
  • 1979-80; Ivy Home: Utility Charges

Box 8:

Law and the Visual Arts (LVA):

  • 1980-81; Art and the Law: Bibliography
  • 1981-83; Art and the Law: Surveillance File
  • 1978-79; Art and the Law: Education, Symposia, Books, Jobs
  • 1985-88; Arts in Virginia
  • 1983-87; Art Law Correspondence
  • 1979, 1988; Bibliographies [3 folders]
  • 1988; Edward Damich Correspondence
  • 1989; Exam Samples [2 folders]
  • 1980; Fine Art and Law: Student Assistants

Box 9:

  • 1988; Law, Policy, Ethics, and Philosophy
  • 1977; Lectures: Art of the High Renaissance in Rome
  • 1972; Lectures: Italian Trecento 1988; Merryman and Elsen: Chapter 7
  • 1981, 1988; Miscellaneous [4 folders]
  • 1979-1980; Outlines
  • 1985; Outline: Law and the Performing Arts
  • 1974-85; Potential Guests and Speakers
  • 1980; Projected Course

Box 10:

  • 1982-83; Supplemental Materials [2 folders]
  • 1986-87; LVA Clipping Material: Entertainment Law [2 folders]
  • 1987; LVA Teaching Material: Volumes 2-4
  • 1967; Lecture: Close Operations
  • 1967; Lecture: Comparative Observations of DCL
  • 1972-73; Lecture: Corporation in Modern Society
  • 1972; Lecture: New Developments in Corporation Law

Box 11:

  • 1973; Lecture: Review of Corporation Law Developments
  • 1972-73; Henry Manne: Corporations in Modern Society Correspondence
  • 1976; Memo to William C. Brashares
  • 1971; Memo to Nizer Frim: DCL, Section 271
  • 1977; Merrill Lynch Case [2 folders]
  • 1981-82; Miscellaneous
  • 1976; National Student Marketing
  • 1978-81; New Home Landscaping

Box 12:

  • 1980; New York Apartments
  • 1977-78; New York Law Journal Article
  • 1980; Notes of Previous Research Assistants
  • 1981-82; Office File
  • 1977; Paul, Hastings, Janofsky, and Walker Consultation
  • 1984-87; Recommendation Letters
  • 1973; Rohr Industries, Inc.: Opinion [2 folders]
  • 1988; Summer Research Grant
  • 1971; Gabriel Vasquez; IFC Galleries
  • 1972-76; Uniform Commercial Code, Section 8

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