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Student Orgs: Historical & Special Collections is posted up in Areeda 524 til 1pm to provide support in managing or archiving your records! We’re also set up to forensically copy your data if you have any records to donate to the archives. 💻 💾📀 Join us to learn more about what we’re doing or co-work on a project of your own! #harvardlaw #hlslspecialcollections #studentlife #archives
It's not too late to learn what haunts the HLS Library. Sleepwalkers, witches, and molasses--and more! Sign up for an afternoon tour at bit.ly/hhlsl17!
Hello @harvardlaw! This horrifying hairy hand hopes you've signed up for one of the #hauntedhlsl tours on 10/30 & 10/31 at 12:10, 4:00, & 5:00! Sign up at bit.ly/hauntedhlsl2017.⠀
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Many law students may already be familiar with the story of the hairy hand, but if not, we're happy to fill you in! In 1922, an eleven-year-old boy scarred the palm of his hand from contact with an electrical wire. A few years later, a doctor used skin grafted from the boy's chest to fix the scarring, but this caused his palm to grow hair. In what was to become a famous case in first-year law classes, the doctor was sued for breach of contract (Hawkins v. McGee, 84 N.H. 114, 146 A. 641 (1929)), and the court ruled in the boy’s favor. #hlslspecialcollections #harvardlaw
Interested in a quick graveyard visit to get in the Halloween spirit? 👻 Here's an image of US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall's grave in Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond, VA. (HOLLIS 6831884) Unlike the more than 500 cabinet cards in Historical & Special Collections that feature formal portraits of legal figures, this one shows only a grave. ⚰️ Marshall died in 1835, though this image most likely dates from the late 1890s. It is from the studio of G.W. Davis and has been retouched, but to what end we don't know. It’s also unclear when and how it found its way into the Library's collection. ⠀
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Want more from your spooky library? Sign up for our second annual Haunted HLSL Halloween Tour at bit.ly/hauntedhlsl2017. Tours are 10/30 & 10/31 at 12:10, 4:00, & 5:00. 🎃🦇☠️
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#chiefjusticejohnmarshall #cabinetcard #graves #shockoehillcemetery #hlslspecialcollections #hauntedhlsl
Ever wonder what the HLS Library website looked like in 2008? Well, now you know! This screen shot shows the Library's website as it was captured by Harvard University Archives on February 6, 2008. Check it out at bit.ly/hlslwebsite2008! Today, Historical & Special Collections is developing its own web archives alongside the #webarchiving work taking place across campus. See what has been captured so far at bit.ly/hlslwebarchives! #hlslspecialcollections #librariesofinstagram
Happy Friday the 13th, @harvardlaw! You might not be superstitious, but October is shaping up to be pretty spooky here at the library so check out the coffin on the first page of this pamphlet from 1790. The text on it reads, "We part to meet again." The pamphlet (HOLLIS 15141499) tells the story of Edward M'Namara, who was hanged for forgery in Bristol, England. In addition to the creepy coffin on the front of the pamphlet, this item is interesting because of the poetry it contains. M'Namara wrote a series of verses for "his Sweetheart" before he was executed. If you're in the mood for more odd and creepy anecdotes and items from the Library's collections, join us for our second annual Haunted HLSL Halloween Tour! 🦇⚰️👻Sign up at bit.ly/hauntedhlsl2017. Tours are 10/30 & 10/31 at 12:10, 4:00, & 5:00. 🎃#hlslspecialcollections #hauntedhlsl #coffins
Now open for research in Historical & Special Collections: the Stanley S. Surrey papers! The collection documents Surrey's contributions to tax law as both a public servant and professor of law. He served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, was an active member of the American Law Institute, and was a professor at Harvard for 30 years. Love tax law? Come do some research in the collection! (Image credit: Surrey Papers, box 416, folder 8.) #hlslspecialcollections #archives #harvardlaw #taxlaw
Here's one last image from us for the 2017 edition of #bannedbooksweek: a collage from Tuesday's #readout. Thanks to all our students and staff for reading some great selections. #Bannedbooksweek may be over for this year, but it's a holiday you can celebrate all year long--keep on #reading! #hlslbannedbooks #bannedbooksweek2017 #bannedbooksreadout #librariansofinstagram
Professors Tatun Khanna, Vikramaditya Khanna and @harvardlaw's David Wilkins speak about The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization:The Rise of the Corporate Legal Sector and Its Impact on Lawyers and Society in today's #hlslibrarybooktalk. If you missed it, watch the HLS YouTube channel next week for the recording! #india #law #legalprofession #globalization
Here's one more item from Historical & Special Collections in honor of #bannedbooksweek! This pamphlet, titled "Decision of the court…of May 4, 1751 condemning to fire a book entitled l’Asiatique Tolerant by Laurent Angliviel for being scandalous, seditious, and contrary to the Roman Catholic & Apostolic Church," was published in Grenoble, France in 1751.⠀
(HOLLIS 5509776)  #bannedbooks2017 #hlslbannedbooks #hlslspecialcollections
This book, "She'elot u-teshuvot ha-ga'on Rabenu Nisim" (HOLLIS 14139499), is from Historical & Special Collections' Responsa Collection! "Responsa" refers to material composed of written decisions given by legal scholars in response to questions asked of them. Published in 1557, the pages of this book still bear the heavy marks of a censor's pen, which a former owner also made note of above the bookplate in the second image. #bannedbooksweek #censorship #hlslspecialcollections #hlslbannedbooks
As part of our celebration of Banned Books Week, we're also highlighting material from Historical & Special Collections that relates to censorship and book banning. The item shown here (HOLLIS 15124682), published in Lyon in 1763, is a pamphlet entitled "The French Observer" on [or about] the book titled "Excerpts of Dangerous Assertions." The book was sentenced to be torn up and burned! #bannedbooksweek #bannedbooks2017 #hlslbannedbooks #harvardlaw #hlslspecialcollections