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Here’s your Friday peek at our construction progress. First, a new opening for the future home of a copier on the 2nd floor. Next we have photos of new office walls taking shape on the 2nd and 3rd floors, which appear to have caught up with each other on progress. Finally, a look at column and soffit framing on the 3rd floor.
Tonight, Tuesday, June 19, Historical & Special Collections is celebrating Cambridge Open Archives and both of our tours are fully booked! We're very excited to welcome members of the Cambridge community to Historical & Special Collections this evening to explore material from the former Community Legal Assistance Office and Cambridge Tenants' Union. @harvardlaw and Harvard Library staff are welcome to join us tomorrow, June 20, between 12:00 and 1:30 for a bonus open house. No RSVP required for HLS & HL staff.⠀
Image credit: Flyer produced by the Community Legal Assistance Office listing services offered. The Records for the Community Legal Assistance Office, Box 6, folder 1, Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections.⠀
#hlslspecialcollections #cambridgeopenarchives #cambridgehistory
We promised you some sneak peeks behind our construction doors. As you can see, we’re still deconstructing. First we have some full waste bins. Next, a look at the take down of the ceiling in the 2nd floor south. Finally, you can see that the 3rd floor south, which started a week earlier, is further long: the carpet is gone and the pillars have been taken down to just the support beams. Stay tuned for more updates!
What’s behind our mysterious construction doors on floors 2 and 3? Stay tuned for periodic peeks at the progress on the new homes of Library Administration and our Research/TLC units! Spoilers: right now we’re in midst of the DEconstruction phase!
If you're still on campus @harvardlaw this summer you should check out some of the free books available in the library's microforms room. An eclectic mix of possible summer reading choices awaits you! Stop by the microforms room on the second floor of the library across from the computer lab and browse the shelves. #freebooks #harvardlaw #librariesofinstagram
This year Historical & Special Collections is celebrating Cambridge Open Archives’ 10th Anniversary as part of two weeks of tours at 15 archives, libraries, and special collections around Cambridge! Get a closer look at special collections and archival material here at HLS, as well as 14 other archives at Harvard and across the city. HSC will be hosting two public tours on June 19, one at 5:00 and another at 6:00. Register to visit us (and more!) at bit.ly/hsccoa18! Stay tuned for more info on a bonus open house for @harvardlaw and Harvard Library staff on 6/20!⠀
Image credit: Unite to Support Rent Control flyer, Records of the Cambridge Tenants’ Union, Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections, Box 11, Folder 1.⠀
#hlslspecialcollections #cambridgeopenarchives #cambridgehistory
Our HLS Bicentennial exhibit, "Collections | Connections: Stories from the HLS Library," tells the story of @harvardlaw through six themes. Today we are highlighting the theme keepers of memory!⠀
The Raza Review (HOLLIS 12755680) was published by the Chicano Law Students Association (ChLSA) and members of the Alliance for Chicano Legal Issues in the early 1980s. The newsletter intended to provide a link between current Chicano students and alumni; promote employment and recruitment information; and facilitate fundraising for future ChLSA programming. In response to the growing number of members who were not Mexican, the Chicano Law Students Association changed its name to La Alianza in 1981, the year after this issue of Raza Review was published. ⠀
Material created by individual students and student organizations reflects changing demographics and diverse voices present in the historical narrative. Other records in the collection document both long-standing tradition and challenges to institutional power. See this item and more about the history of the Harvard Law School in "Collections | Connections," on view in the library's Caspersen Room through August 2018! #hlslspecialcollections #harvardlaw
Congrats @harvardlaw students for finishing another year! If you're still on campus, come by the library and check out one of the games from the microforms room. You don't have to stick around the library if you don't want to-- check these games out at the circulation desk and play wherever you want! #librariesofinstagram #gamenight
We’re hiring! The Harvard Law School Library seeks an experienced, collaborative, and service-oriented processing archivist for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2018. Reporting to the Curator of Modern Manuscripts within the Historical & Special Collections unit (HSC), the successful candidate will survey United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s collection of scholarly and professional work, develop a multi-year processing plan, and begin describing the collection in an Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aid.

Learn more and apply at http://bit.ly/45636BR. 
Photo: Justice Antonin Scalia’s @harvardlaw Year Book portrait, 1960. Justice Scalia graduated from the Harvard Law School in 1960. He worked at a large law firm, taught law at the University of Virginia, the University of Chicago, and Stanford; and held several administrative posts in the federal government. He served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, before being appointed to the Supreme Court in 1986. The collection includes material relating to all of these activities.
Today we were delighted and honored to welcome Ben Ferencz, @Harvard_Law class of 1943, back to the Library. Ferencz is the last living prosecutor from the Nuremberg Military Tribunals—the records of which we are in the process of scanning, analyzing, and making available to the world. 
While touring the Library, Mr. Ferencz remembered his student days studying here and looking up from time to time at a quote from Elihu Root, which he recalled by heart: "Make us effective and useful for the advancement of the cause of Peace and Justice and Liberty in the World.” The frequently studied words became a guidepost in his work. 
Learn more about Mr. Ferencz’s life and work at his website, http://www.benferencz.org. Learn more about the HLS Library’s Nuremberg Trials Project at http://nuremberg.law.harvard.edu and http://bit.ly/scannmt.
Our HLS Bicentennial exhibit, "Collections | Connections: Stories from the Harvard Law School Library," tells the story of @harvardlaw through six themes. Today we are highlighting the theme Supreme Court Clerks and their Justices! You can visit the exhibit daily from 9-5 through mid-August.⠀
Did you know that no other law school has produced more Supreme Court Justices than HLS? Pictured here (HOLLIS olvwork354077) is HLS student Felix Frankfurter (LL.B. 1906) at the beginning of a legal career that would include clerking for a Supreme Court justice, teaching at HLS, and serving as a Supreme Court justice. Frankfurter lived all three years of law school just a short walk from campus at 1707 Cambridge Street, a multifamily house built in 1845. He's pictured here in his boarding house around 1905.⠀
Not only has HLS produced many Supreme Court Justices, but many HLS graduates have clerked for the Court and then returned to HLS to teach. A select number of those alumni have gone on to become Justices and, in turn, employed HLS students as clerks. This cycle can be traced back to 1882, the first year of a remarkable era, in which there has been a continuous streak of at least one Justice on the Court who attended HLS. That streak continues to this day. #hlslspecialcollections #scotus #scotushistory
Finals are here and the library is packed, so please don't leave your laptop unattended! If you need to do so, you can check out one of these laptop locks at the circulation desk. We also have phone and computer chargers, noise cancelling headphones, and just about anything else you'll need to settle in and prepare for finals. Ask staff at the the circ desk what else we have! Once you're done with your work (or if you need a break) you can even check out lawn games. #librariesofinstagram #finals #harvardlaw