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Manuscripts and Archives (Repository) Guide to Collections on Law: Lawyers

A guide to Yale Manuscripts and Archives law-related collections.

Partial Collections List: Lawyers

MSSA's collection includes a wealth of lawyers' personal and professional papers. Researchers interested in the history of the legal profession or other aspects of legal practice may find the sample collections below of interest. Most of MSSA's holdings in this area are from the 19th and 20th centuries and include papers from a wide range of legal practice areas and law-related activities. The attorneys represented in the collection include Connecticut attorneys, prominent members of other states' bars, and attorneys of national renown. Some of these lawyers also pursued academic and judicial careers that are documented within their papers.

 

If the attorney that you are interested in does not appear on this list, search the Yale Finding Aids Database, the Yale Library ORBIS catalog, or the Lillian Goldman Law Library's MORRIS catalog.