Electronic Resources

Electronic Resources

This ProQuest History Vault module contains a variety of collections from the Harvard Law School Library, highlighting three Supreme Court Justices, the first African-American federal judge, high-profile cases, and insights into developing ideologies and laws, as far back as 1861 with the Papers of Oliver Wendell Holmes, which span from the Civil War to the Great Depression.

The Papers of Louis D. Brandeis and Felix Frankfurter provide a behind-the-scenes view of the U.S. Supreme Court between 1919 and 1961. The Frankfurter Papers are of special note because they reveal how the Supreme Court approached the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the landmark school desegregation case.

The specific collections in Law and Society since the Civil War are the following: 

  • Albert Levitt Papers, 1927 - 1937 and 1965 - 1968
  • Felix Frankfurter Papers, Part I: U.S. Supreme Court, Case Files of Opinions and Memoranda, October Terms 1938 - 1961
  • Felix Frankfurter Papers, Part II: U.S. Supreme Court, Case Files of Opinions and Memoranda, October Terms 1953 - 1961
  • Felix Frankfurter Papers, Part III: Correspondence and Related Material, 1900 - 1965
  • Livingston Hall Papers, 1947 - 1973
  • Louis Dembitz Brandeis Papers, Part I: U.S. Supreme Court, October Terms 1916 - 1931
  • Louis Dembitz Brandeis Papers, Part II: U.S. Supreme Court, October Terms 1932 - 1938
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Papers, 1861 - 1935
  • Richard H. Field Papers, 1942 - 1978
  • Roscoe Pound Papers, Part I: Correspondence, 1907 - 1964
  • Roscoe Pound Papers, Part II: Writings, Lectures, Addresses, Teaching Notes, and Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1889 - 1964
  • Sacco-Vanzetti Case Papers, 1920 - 1928
  • Sheldon Glueck Papers, mainly 1926 - 1972
  • William H. Hastie Papers, Part I: Judicial Activities, 1916 - 1976
  • William H. Hastie Papers, Part II: Civil Rights, Organizational, and Private Activities, 1916 - 1976
  • Zechariah Chafee Jr. Papers, mainly 1916 - 1956
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