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Student-Created Material in Historical & Special Collections

Historical & Special Collections contains a wide range of material that documents the history of Harvard Law School, including material created by HLS students. This guide contains a growing list of collections and individual items that were created by students during their time at HLS.

Ready to do some research?

If you're interested in doing research about student organizations and student life, start by searching HOLLIS+, the Harvard library catalog, and OASIS, the centralized access point to search across manuscript collections at Harvard.

Have questions about finding resources? Check out Harvard Law School Graduates: A Biographical Research Guide for additional sources related to the history of HLS or send us an email at

Ready to look at material in the HSC reading room?

Fill out the Historical & Special Collections appointment request form or email us directly at Appointments in the Root Room, the Historical & Special Collections reading room, are available Monday-Friday from 10:00-5:00. Closing and special hours can be found on our website.


Highlights from the HLS Ephemera Collection

Interested in exploring ephemeral material such as flyers and invitations? Email to request more information about using this collection!HLS Black Law Students Association Black History Month Event Calendar, 1994

Image Credit: BLSA Black History Month Events Calendar; February 1994; Harvard Law School Ephemera Collection. Historical & Special Collections. Harvard Law School Library.

Sweeny Todd Flyer; 1994; Harvard Law School Ephemera CollectionImage credit: Sweeny Todd Flyer; 1994; Harvard Law School Ephemera Collection. Historical & Special Collections. Harvard Law School Library.