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Side view of exhibit case, books flat on exhibit deck next to paper exhibit labels.
September 29, 2023. Banned Book Exhibit in the Caspersen Room in Langdell Hall. Credit: Tony Rinaldo 2023

Historical & Special Collections curates a major exhibit each year in the Law Library’s Caspersen Room on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall. Smaller exhibits also rotate in and out of the Caspersen Room bookcases and at the Areeda Hall entrance to the Library.

Current Exhibit

New Exhibit Coming Later This Summer

More information coming soon!

Temporary Closure: Caspersen Room

The 4th floor of Langdell Hall is temporarily closed and the Caspersen Room is not currently accessible.


Explore both new and migrated online exhibit content via Harvard Library’s CURIOSity platform.

Exhibit Addenda (2015-2024)

Exhibit Addenda was a website that featured companion content for Historical & Special Collections’ physical exhibits, as well as online exhibits. It debuted in January 2015 and was retired in April 2024.

Select content from the Exhibit Addenda site was migrated to CURIOSity.

Looking for Historical & Special Collections exhibit content not available on CURIOSity? You can view past versions of the Exhibit Addenda site via Archive-It (a web archiving service built at the Internet Archive). The archived Exhibit Addenda site was collected by the Harvard University Archives, as part of their collection of “A-Sites: Archived Harvard Websites.”

The Exhibit Addenda site is also searchable via the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.


Still not finding what you are looking for? Please contact with questions.