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  • Modern Manuscripts

    August 2, 2022

    What is in the Modern Manuscripts Collection? In 1964 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter wrote to Professor Alexander M. Bickel of the Yale Law…

  • Historical & Special Collections Policies

    August 1, 2022

    Reading Room Use Materials in Historical & Special Collections are open to all researchers regardless of academic affiliation. In order to gain access to materials…

  • Rare Books & Early Manuscripts

    August 1, 2022

    The Rare Book Collection contains over 100,000 printed books, pamphlets, broadsides and other material, with imprints between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection has…

  • The Red Set

    August 1, 2022

    The History of the Red Set The history of the Red Set dates from the 1890s when the Library began to preserve in a non-circulating…

  • Art & Visual Materials

    July 29, 2022

    The Art & Visual Materials Collection documents the legal profession and the history of the law, as well as the history of the Harvard Law…

  • The Collections

    July 26, 2022

    Rare Books & Early Manuscripts Materials from around the world, from 1160 to today International in scope, the Rare Books collection contains over 100,000 printed…

  • Search Tools & Reference Help

    July 26, 2022

    Historical & Special Collections staff can help you… Use Harvard search tools such as HOLLIS, HOLLIS for Archival Discovery, and…

  • History of Historical & Special Collections

    July 26, 2022

    Although the Historical & Special Collections Department was only organized as an administrative unit in 1985, the history of the collecting of historical legal materials…