Changes are coming to Historical & Special Collections!
Open to all researchers regardless of their affiliation, Historical & Special Collections houses one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of research materials for the study of legal history. Its chief mission is to acquire, catalog, preserve, and make available to researchers materials that document the history of the law in general and of Anglo-American law in particular. Historical & Special Collections holds nearly 3,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 100,000 rare books, and more than 70,000 visual images.
Tuesday-Friday, 10am to 5pm
The Historical & Special Collections reading room will be closed on the following days:
- August 31, 12:00-2:00
- September 21, 1:00-5:00
- September 27, 12:00-1:00
- October 5, 12:00-5:00
- Please have a look at our recently updated reproduction services and policies.
- Historical & Special Collections is now using HOLLIS Special Request! Researchers can request material through HOLLIS and register in advance. This registration will be valid at all archives and special collections that use Harvard Library Special Collections Request.
Image credits: Photos by Brooks Kraft, 2014.