852 Rare: Recently opened Modern Manuscript collections

852 Rare: Recently opened Modern Manuscript collections

Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce several new Modern Manuscript collections now open for research.  This material dates from the late nineteenth century to the present day and spans the legal history of the United States and other countries.  The collections include both professional and personal papers that document the work of Harvard Law School faculty and graduates. Together these collections present a subset of the over 200 Modern Manuscript collections held by Historical & Special Collections.

The Lloyd L. Weinreb Papers cover the entirety of Weinreb’s professional career as professor, lawyer, and author. The collection spans the 1960s to 2010s, and contains correspondence, teaching materials, reports, publications, and photographs. The majority of the collection is professional in nature, though there is a small quantity of personal materials.

The Gary J. Greenberg Papers span the years 1967-1973. From 1967-1969, he worked as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The material dated after this time reflects Greenberg’s ongoing interest and involvement in civil right issues; specifically, busing and school segregation. The collection contains correspondence, case files, clippings, publications, memos, and notes. The material is primarily professional in nature. Gary Greenberg graduated from HLS in 1966.

The Andrzej Henryk Wojcik Collection of Cuban criminal and civil court documents cover two separate periods of time and two different aspects of the Spanish colonial magistrate system in Cuba.. There are 88 criminal cases from 1890, which were decided by a panel of three colonial magistrates. Additionally, there are 119 civil court cases from 1881, which were decided by a panel of either three or five colonial magistrates.

The David Charny Papers span the years 1971-2000 with the bulk of the materials falling between the years of 1985 and 2000. The collection contains teaching material, research notes, paper drafts by Charny and others, correspondence, and other professional material.

Jeffrey Toobin research collection, 1984-2012 consists of material for his book, American Heiress: the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst. It is a comprehensive collection of material about Patty Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation Army. Jeff Toobin graduated from HLS in 1986.

And an original letter written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. to Lady Clare Castletown that will complement the 49 letters currently held by Historical & Special collections. (The letter will be open to researchers after conservation work has been completed.)

These collections are open to all researchers. Anyone interested in using the collection should contact Historical & Special Collections to schedule an appointment.

 

 

 

One single comment

  1. Evan Guthrie says:

    I appreciate the update. That Jeffrey Toobin research collection looks very interesting.

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