Exhibit Updates

Come check out the “B-side” of Historical & Special Collections!

The staff of Historical & Special Collections have put together an exhibit that brings together lesser-known, yet surprisingly wonderful items from all parts of the collection. Come see several items around the theme of hair, books with wonderful surprises, and an example of a rare photographic process on display for the first time at the Library!

Harvard Law School Shield Exhibit Now on Display

The library has mounted a small exhibit, on display in the Areeda Hall entrance area through the summer, about the recent retirement of the Harvard Law School (HLS) Shield. The exhibit includes a brief overview of the events that led to the shield’s retirement along with the HLS Shield Committee Report and President Faust’s response on behalf of the Harvard Corporation.

New exhibit in honor of the 100th anniversary of Louis D. Brandeis's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court

In honor of the centennial anniversary of Louis D. Brandeis’s confirmation to the United States Supreme Court, a new exhibit  celebrates his significant and lasting relationship with the Harvard Law School (HLS).

Divided into three sections, it looks at his evolving relationship with the Law School from his student days, to his time as a devoted alumnus working to improve the school, and finally while he was a Supreme Court justice employing and mentoring HLS graduates.