Legal History and Rare Books SIS

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Meetings and Programs

2004 AALL Annual Meeting in Boston, July 11-15


  • LHRB-SIS Business Meeting July 12, 2003 5:15-6:15 p.m.


D-4 Creating and Maintaining Legal History Collections: Collections Development and Analysis Issues for the Law Librarian, Monday, July 12th, 4:15 - 5:15

In the last decade, a growing need has developed to establish legal history collections and provide substantive research in historical sources of the law. This program will address issues and concerns related to the needs of law libraries supporting legal history research and curricula, including formulating collections development policies for legal history programs, funding, material
availability (e.g., rare books, out-of-print dealers), format availability (e.g., original, facsimile, electronic), and the benefits and drawbacks of original vs. other formats (e.g., English Reports on CD-ROM, Old Bailey Proceedings on the Web, 19th Century Legal Treatises in microform).

Laura Anne Bedard, Coordinator and Speaker Georgetown University Law Center, Edward Bennett
Williams Library

Christopher Knott, Moderator Georgetown University Law Center, Edward Bennett Williams Library

Karen S. Beck, Boston College Law Library

Michael G. Chiorazzi, University of Arizona College of
Law Library


  1. List of Rare Book Dealers (PDF)
  2. Collection Development Policies for Law Library Special Collections (PDFs)

LH&RB Roundtable: Dr. Morris Cohen discusses "Joseph Story and the Encyclopedia Americana" Sunday, July 11th 4:15 - 5:15

Archivist Caucus: Tuesday, July 13th, 7:30 - ?


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