Jane Kelly

852 Rare: From Pentonville to Van Diemen’s Land

Broadsides, ephemeral publications printed for a very specific purpose, often offer a glimpse into a specific moment in history that could easily be lost. Historical & Special Collections holds hundreds of broadsides, including the rather battered notice to prisoners in London’s Pentonville Prison shown here. The notice lays out the three possible outcomes prisoners faced, all of which …

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852 Rare: The Fainwood

There are often times when items found in Historical & Special Collections (HSC) have little or no explanation, but the mystifying nature of these discoveries can be part of what makes them so delightful and, sometimes, so bizarre. The image of “The Fainwood” shown below comes from the 1977 Harvard Law School Yearbook and presents us with an …

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New Exhibit: Women at HLS

Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce that its new exhibit Women at HLS: 60 Years of Transformation is on view in the library’s Caspersen Room from now until December 13, 2013. Since women were first admitted to Harvard Law School in 1950, they have transformed the Law School, the legal profession, and public life. A special …

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852 RARE: Lounging with the Law Review: A Shoeless Celebration

This image shows the editorial board of Volume 51 of the Harvard Law Review celebrating another successful year outside of Austin Hall. In the center of the photograph, Edwin E. Huddleson, Jr., the Review’s President, is hoisted up by his colleagues and classmates. Sidney H. Willner, the note editor of Volume 51, stands with one fist raised and …

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