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Harvard University and Harvard Law School shifted to remote teaching and learning, as of Monday, March 23. For more information and the latest updates, please visit the HLS coronavirus information page.


In keeping with the Library’s mission to support the teaching and research programs of the Harvard Law School, Historical & Special Collections collects, catalogs, and provides access to printed materials, manuscripts, and visual materials that document the history of the law in general and that of the Harvard Law School in particular. The collections are broken down into four primary collecting areas: rare books and early manuscripts, modern manuscripts, the Red Set, and art and visual materials. Begin your research by searching HOLLIS, the Harvard Library catalog.



Image Credits: Photograph of Harvard Law School yearbooks by George Taoultsides. All other photographs by Brooks Kraft, 2014.