Skip to main content

SCOUT

Special Collections Online at The University of Tennessee

Donald Paine Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2640

This collection houses records of historical trials (including transcripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, etc.) and two texts from seminars that Paine attended.

Dates

  • circa 1900-1995

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

6 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses records of historical trials (including transcripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, etc.) and two texts from seminars that Paine attended.

Biographical/Historical Note

Donald Franklin Paine was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1939. He earned his B.A. (1961), M.A. (1963), and LL.B. (1963) from the University of Tennessee. Immediately after graduation, Paine served in the Army as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. He was discharged in 1966 and returned to Tennessee, where he authored the Tennessee Law of Evidence (1974). Paine practiced law with Paine, Tarwater, and Bickers in addition to researching Tennessee's legal history. He was a Reporter to the Supreme Court Advisory Commission on Rules of Practice and Procedure, wrote a monthly column for the Tennessee Bar Journal, and lectured for the Tennessee Law Institute, the University of Tennessee College of Law, and the Tennessee Judicial Conference. Paine has also served as President of the Knoxville Bar Association (1983) and of the Tennessee Bar Association (1986-1987). Paine died on November 18, 2013.

Arrangement

This collection consists of six boxes.

Acquisition Note

Don Paine donated these papers to Special Collections in October of 1996.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480