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Historical and Special Collections

  • The account of Elizabeth Brownrigg, executed after she was found guilty of causing the death of a servant she had been torturing

    Of Sammelbands, Coutumes and Broadsides

    May 6, 2014

    A current exhibit in HLS Library’s Historical & Special Collections department highlights some new and unusual acquisitions, many of which were meant to be accessible to people untrained in the law.

  • Editorial Board of Volume 51 of the Harvard Law Review

    Lounging with the Law Review

    July 24, 2013

    The Harvard Law School Library Blog, “Et Seq.,” frequently publishes historical documents and images from the law school’s archives. For a recent post, they showcased a historical image of the editorial board of Volume 51 of the Harvard Law Review celebrating a successful year outside of Austin Hall.

  • “Extra! Extra! Read All About It: A Tale of True Crime.”

    HLS Library tells ‘A Tale of True Crime’

    January 23, 2013

    On Jan. 11, the Harvard Law School Library announced the opening of a new exhibit titled “Extra! Extra! Read All About It: A Tale of True Crime.” Featuring materials from the library’s Historical & Special Collections, the exhibit examines a short chapter in the United States’ history of true crime narratives, covering topics such as serialized true crime literature, crime photography in newspapers, and new angles on the media coverage of the Sacco and Vanzetti case.