Monday, January 14, 2013

True Crime at the Harvard Law Library

The Harvard Law School Library announces the exhibit, Extra! Extra! Read All About It: A Tale of True Crime, in its Caspersen Room, running from January 3 – April 26, 2013.  The Law Library’ explains:
Crime fascinates us and the public consumption of crime narratives has existed for centuries, from the dissemination of crime broadsides in the eighteenth century to today’s true crime television shows such as 48 Hours.  Featuring materials from the Harvard Law School Library’s Historical & Special Collections, this exhibit examines a short chapter in the United States’ history of true crime narratives. Topics include: serialized true crime literature, crime photography in newspapers, and the representation of family life in the media’s coverage of the Sacco and Vanzetti case.

Hat tip: H-Law.