852 RARE: The Weekly Special – Manuscript collections now open for research

In an effort to get more manuscript collections out of the backlog and available to researchers, the staff in Historical & Special Collections have been busy over the last six months organizing and describing nine new Modern Manuscript collections.  Spanning both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, these collections cover a variety of topics including an account of the Nuremberg trials from an unusual perspective, and an early Massachusetts court case involving Harvard and a bridge across the Charles river.  For those fans of the classic Harvard Law School tale, The Paper Chase, we also have a collection of the author’s drafts now available. We are grateful to Amelia Wilber, Janet Katz, and Ana Enriquez, colleagues who participated in the library’s 20% program and volunteered their time to work on these projects. The staff of Historical & Special Collections are grateful for their work.

Take a moment to see what these collections are all about!

1.       Joseph Goodbar Papers

2.       Papers relating to Mexican government debts held by Louis Hargous and George Hammeken, 1840-1881

3.       Papers relating to John Jay Osborn’s books: The Paper chase; The Only thing I’ve done wrong; and The Associates. 1971-1978 (inclusive).

4.       Jule E. Stocker, “Draft of the book, “Drawing Will”

5.       Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge. Records, 1828

6.       E. Merrick Dodd Papers

7.       Ingeborg Kalnoky collection of Nuremberg Guest House papers

8.       Class notes of Irvin Bieser

9.       Class notes of Leo Gottlieb


Post contributed by Edwin Moloy, Curator of Modern Manuscripts and Archives

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