Exhibit Updates

New Exhibit Coming this February

Historical & Special Collection is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibit, Centuries of Japanese Legal Tradition, which will feature manuscripts and scrolls from the Harvard Law School Library’s Japanese collection dating from 1158 to 1860. Manuscript highlights include along an annotated copy of Japan’s first modern criminal code and an illustrated primer for women. Visitors will also be able to see scrolls which are some of the oldest items in our collection. Opening in late February in the Caspersen Room, Langdell Hall 4th...

Read more about New Exhibit Coming this February

Come see our latest exhibit, Queering the Collection: LGBTQ+ History ca.1600-1970

Many library collections contain rich stories of individuals across centuries who transgressed sexual and gender norms, as well as documentation of the people and systems against which they transgressed. These historical artifacts can help shape new narratives around queer history and identity, or enrich old ones.... Read more about Come see our latest exhibit, Queering the Collection: LGBTQ+ History ca.1600-1970

New Exhibit Coming this Fall!

Coded language and oblique references pose challenges to researchers of queer history. However, library collections contain rich stories of individuals who transgressed sexual and gender norms across centuries, as well as documentation of the people and systems against which they transgressed. ... Read more about New Exhibit Coming this Fall!

Caspersen Room will be closed in January 2019

The Caspersen Room, on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall, will be closed the month of January 2019 for a filming project and exhibit work. Watch this space for details of our next exhibit, opening in February 2019, featuring HLS and the Bauhaus!