Saturday, March 5, 2011

Weekend Roundup

  • Over at The Historical Society, Dan Alloso has posted some thoughts on using nineteenth-century credit reports (such as those available in the R. G. Dun & Co. Collection at Harvard's Baker Library) as a primary source. (image credit)

  • The Archivist of the United States reports that the papers of the Founding Fathers (well, six of them) are headed to the internet. Read more about it here.
  • Through June 2011, the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library is displaying a selection of antiquarian and modern Roman law books (read the announcement here). These come from a collection donated by Michael H. Hoeflich (University of Kansas School of Law).
  • The SEC Historical Society has posted downloadable oral histories of two eminent scholar-judges, Frank Easterbook and Richard Posner. Judge Posner's interview includes brief but (to me, at least) revealing comments on clerking for Justice Brennan and working for Philip Elman at the FTC and Thurgood Marshall in the Solicitor General's office. DRE
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