Friday, April 13, 2012

On the LHB Facebook Page: Corporations

This week on the Legal History Blog Facebook Page, we provided links to suggested reading and other sources on religion and legal history including Sarah Barringer Gordon’s, The Spirit of the Law and this video from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of A.E. Dick Howard on the Supreme Court and religious freedom.

Next week, we’ll have sources and readings on corporations such as the SEC Historical Society’s on-line archive.  As guest blogger Felice Batlan recently noted:
The SEC Historical Society’s on-line archive is now almost a decade old but remains underutilized by scholars.   Its collection includes important documents covering a time span between the late eighteenth century and the present day.  For example, its earliest document is the Buttonwood Agreement (1792), which might be considered the original founding document of what would become the New York Stock Exchange.  Its most recent document is a 2011 report involving financial accounting standards.  The collection also includes dozens of oral histories from SEC commissioners, division heads, other senior officials, and judges, such as Manny Cohen, Frank Easterbrook, and Roderick Hill. 

See the complete post here.