852 RARE : The Digital Record

Since 1946 Harvard Law School students have reported all the news that’s fit to print in The Record. Now, anyone who is interested in the history of the school, as reported from students’ perspectives, can read The Record from the comfort of their home.  Historical & Special Collections, which holds a nearly complete run* of the student paper has just completed digitizing volumes 1-113 (1946-2001).

The front page of the November 5, 1959 issue (volume 20, no. 6). HOLLIS 116790.
The front page of the November 5, 1959 issue (volume 20, no. 6). HOLLIS 116790.

Currently there are two means of accessing the digitized issues: through a Harvard Library ListView page and through the finding aid.  The ListView page is linked from both HOLLIS records for The Record. (There are two due to a title change in 1955/1956).

The ListView page allows users to employ full-text search across the entire corpus of The Record. Users can also select individual issues to view in the Page Delivery Service (PDS). Once in PDS, users can full-text search within the opened issue.

The finding aid offers users the same issue-level access through PDS to The Record.

So go ahead, see why the Legal Aid Bureau made the front page of the inaugural issue or how the first co-ed class was received in 1950.

Many thanks to the staff of Harvard Law School Library’s Digital Lab and Harvard Library’s Imaging Services for their fine work on this project.

*If you have spare copies of the following issues that you’d like to donate to the Library, please [email protected]

Vol. 11, no. 11; Vol. 12, no. 9; Vol. 23; Vol. 38; Vol. 45, no. 6; Vol. 51; Vol. 55, nos. 1, 5, 6, 9; Vol. 99, nos. 7, 8.

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