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Accessing and Donating Student Material in Historical & Special Collections: Student Organization Material

Student Organization Collections

These collections have been formally processed and a description of the material appears in the finding aids below. Most finding aids include a high-level overview of the collection as well as a detailed container list that includes the title of the folders in each box.

HLS Chancery Club Records
HLS Drama Society Records
HLS Forum Records
HLS Republicans Records
HLS Student Law Club Records

Student Organization Newsletters and Serial Publications

Much of the material related to student organizations in Historical & Special Collections has been cataloged individually and is not necessarily brought together into one collection. The links below will bring you to single items related to various official and unofficial student organizations. Organizations that have a large quantity of material have been highlighted in separate sections of this guide.

Black Law Students Association

Although there is not a single, formally processed collection of material documenting the Harvard Law School Black Law Students Association (BLSA), there are many publications that have been individually cataloged. Consult the list below to review BLSA publications that are in Historical & Special Collections.

Harvard Environmental Law Society

Although there is not a single, formally processed collection of material documenting the Harvard Environmental Law Society, there are many publications that have been individually cataloged. Consult the list below to review Environmental Law Society publications that are in Historical & Special Collections as well as the Harvard University Archives.

The Record

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Digitized issues from 1946-2001 can be accessed through the HollisLinks search page. The HollisLinks page allows users to employ full-text search across the entire corpus of The Record. Users can also search within an opened issue.

More recent issues (2002-present) can be found by searching HLRecord.org.

HOLLIS+ Catalog Records:
Harvard Law School Record (1946-1955)
Harvard Law Record (1956-2002)
The Record (2002-present)

Women's Law Association

Although there is not a single, formally processed collection of material documenting the Harvard Law School Women's Law Association (WLA), there are many publications that have been individually cataloged. Consult the list below to review WLA publications that are in Historical & Special Collections.

Find something that we missed?

This list is by no means comprehensive and we are adding to it every chance we get! If you come across an item or collection in Historical & Special Collections that was created by HLS students and that you feel should be added to this LibGuide, please feel free to alert us to it. Send us an email at specialc@law.harvard.edu.

Highlights from Student Organization Material

The Outlaw, v. 1, n. 4, February 1971 published by the Outlaw Collective at the Harvard Law SchoolThe Outlaw, a student publication printed and distributed by the Harvard Law Guild, gives us a glimpse of student discourse on campus during the early 1970s.