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Manuscripts and Archives (Repository) Guide to Collections on Law: Connecticut Political and Legal History

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

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Partial Collections List: Connecticut Legal and Political History

Researchers interested in the legal, political, and social history of Connecticut and/or New Haven will find a wide range of valuable primary sources at Manuscripts and Archives. Most of these collections document the political and governmental careers of individuals who shaped law and politics in the Nutmeg State.

Most of the representative collections listed below are the personal papers of both lawyers and non-lawyers who made significant contributions to the law and politics of Connecticut and/or New Haven. A few collections are records of organizations that espoused various legal and political causes. Researchers are welcome to consult with the MSSA staff for more information about this area of MSSA material.

If the documents that you are interested in do 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.

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