A Guide to the Roy L. Steinheimer Jr., 1968-1992 Steinheimer, Roy Lee Jr. 00023

A Guide to the Roy L. Steinheimer Jr., 1968-1992

A Collection in
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives
Collection number 023


Washington and Lee University, School of Law, Lewis F. Powerll, Jr. Archives

Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives
Washington and Lee University
School of Law
Lexington, Virginia 24450-0303
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Email: powell@wlu.edu
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Processed by: John N. Jacob

Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives, School of Law, Washington and Lee University
Collection number
Roy L. Steinheimer Jr., 1968-1992
Physical Characteristics
5 cubic feet.
Lewis F. Powell Jr. Archives stacks
Personal, professional and teaching papers and books of Roy L. Steinheimer.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Roy L. Steinheimer Jr. Papers, 1955-1985, Ms 006, Lewis F. Powell Jr. Archives, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA Roy L. Steinheimer Jr., Accession # 00023, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives, School of Law, Washington and Lee University

Acquisition Information

Processing Information

In original folders and arranged much as received.

Biographical Information

Roy L. Steinheimer Jr. was born on Dec. 2, 1916, in Dodge City, Kansas, to Roy L. Steinheimer Sr. and Nettie E. Steinheimer. He grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas. He received his A.B. in economics in 1937 from the University of Kansas and his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1940. He practiced law with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City for 10 years before returning to the University of Michigan, where he taught from 1950 to 1968.

Steinheimer came to Washington and Lee in 1968 as dean, and after his 1983 retirement from that post continued to teach at the law school. During his tenure as dean, the Law School moved into a new building, welcomed its first women students, further diversified its student body, and strengthened its national profile.

As a professor and writer, Steinheimer's primary field was commercial law. He served on the Uniform Commercial Code committees of the American and Michigan state bar associations and lectured widely on the code. Steinheimer wrote many articles and books, including the two-volume Uniform Commercial Code Forms with Practice Comments (1969) and the two-volume Desk Reference to the Uniform Commercial Code (1964).

In 1984, he spent a semester at the University of Alabama as the first occupant of the John Sparkman Distinguished Professorship. In 1985, he was named the Robert E.R. Huntley Professor of Law at Washington and Lee and taught commercial transactions and consumer protection. He retired from Washington and Lee in 1987. From 1989 to 1999, however, he served as an adjunct professor of law. He died in Lexington, Virginia January 8, 2015.

Contents List

Personal Papers 1968-1986
  • Carton 1
    Biographical Materials 1968-1986
  • Carton 1
    Law Commencements 1982-1984
  • Carton 1
    Speeches 1973-1984
Teaching Materials 1968-1992
Carton 1-3
Materials include lecture notes, printed materials, and exams.

Consumer Protection course records are at the end of carton 1. Commercial Transactions is in carton 2. Commercial Transactions II is in carton 3.

Published Materials 1962-1974
Carton 4-5

Steinheimer was author or co-author for all materials in Carton 4. Carton 5 contains bound "Case and Points" likely used in teaching.

Titles in Carton 4: Michigan Laws Annotated, 1967-1969, Volumes 1-2 and 21-23; Bills and Notes, American Case Book Series, 1962; Michigan Sales Law and the Uniform Commercial Code, Volume 2, 1962; Desk Reference to the Uniform Commercial Code, Volume 1, 1968; Michigan Negotiable Instruments Law and the Uniform Commercial Code, 1960; An Introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code Course HandbookAn Introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code Course Handbook, 1974 (looseleaf).

Titles in Carton 5: Cases and Points, William B. Sachs v. Luett Peabody and Company; Aimelle Weidenfeld v. Lawyers Trust Co.; Cases and Points, John C. McNamara v. The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Cases and Points, Peter F. Lyncy v. George D. Baily, et al. Cases and Points, Spang Chalfant, Inc. and H. G. Morrow v. Federal Trade Commission.