Saturday, January 23, 2016

Weekend Roundup

  • An online research resource that may be of interest: digitized records of the Southern Christian Advocate's "Lost Friends" column, which "featured messages from individuals searching for loved ones lost in slavery." The column ran from 1877 into the first decade of the twentieth century. (H/t: Lawyers, Guns & Money, via Dean Rowan)  
  • William Baude, University of Chicago Law School, and Judd Campbell, Executive Director, Stanford Constitutional Law Center, have posted Early American Constitutional History: A Source Guide, “a concise guide to source materials relevant to late 18th-century and early 19th-century constitutional history in the United States, often with accompanying reflections about using these sources in historical and legal scholarship.”
Credit: Claire Stamler-Goody
  • Also from the University of Chicago Law School: A visit to the D’Angelo Law Library’s Rare Books Collection, partially pictured at right, with Alison LaCroix and R.H. Helmholz.
  • Just posted on the website of the DC Circuit Historical Society is the oral history of Bruce J. Terris, who served in the Solicitor General’s office in the late 1950s and 1960s and then became a public interest lawyer.
  • Here’s the line-up for the Clough Graduate Workshop at Boston College, which meets Tuesdays at Noon at 10 Stone Avenue, Room 201.
  • Hart Publishing’s January sale, with a 50% discount on selected titles, including legal history.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.