Raymond A. Goetz oral history collection

Raymond A. Goetz was born in Rockford, Illinois. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as an aviator. Goetz received his B.A. from Beloit College in Wisconsin in 1947 and his juris doctorate (1950) and M.B.A. (1963), both from the University of Chicago. After serving as a partner in a private law firm in Chicago, Goetz joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 1966, teaching contracts and labor law. Goetz was an arbitrator in many well-known Major League Baseball legal cases involving salary compensation. Raymond A. Goetz retired from KU in 1987 and died May 2, 2000.

Doug Bonney, a career labor lawyer, conducted oral history interviews of University of Kansas School of Law faculty and alumni and former colleagues of KU Law School professor and labor arbitrator Raymond Goetz. He conducted these interviews over the Zoom virtual conferencing application during the early months of 2022, and this collection consists of audio and video recordings of those meetings.

Related reading: Recording the Legacy of Prof. Raymond Goetz, KU Law Magazine (2023): https://law.ku.edu/about/news-events/ku-law-magazine/2022/goetz

More information about the collection and the participants is available in the finding aid for this collection: https://archives.lib.ku.edu/repositories/3/resources/5979

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