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Spanning the Centuries

HLS MS 221, fol. 64r

Coustumes de la Ville et Eschevinage de Lille, 1579. HLS MS 221, fol. 64r.

An Exhibit of Recent Acquisitions, 1579-1868

Harvard Law School Library
Caspersen Room
May 5 – August 22, 2014
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

With a vast and rich collection of materials spanning ten centuries, Historical & Special Collections (HSC), in the Harvard Law School Library, is a treasure trove for those interested in tracing the history and development of the law, legal education, law practice, and the history of Harvard Law School. Part of HSC’s mission is to collect these materials in a wide variety of formats, including printed books, handwritten manuscripts, paper and electronic documents, portraits, photographs, drawings, and artifacts. Another key part of our mission is to preserve these materials and make them freely available for research through cataloging, processing, and digitization.

On view are some of our recent acquisitions. Case 1 showcases books and bound manuscripts that provide clues about who owned them and how they were used, while Case 2 features the latest additions to our true crime collections. Here is a link to a blog post and a slide show of the exhibit. It was curated by Karen Beck, Historical & Special Collections.

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