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

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

Partial Collections List: Notable Legal Cases

Legal researchers are often interested in the historical and political development of particular legal cases. Most of this information can be obtained through traditional legal research, but archival research often provides valuable supplementary insights. Attorneys' and litigants' personal papers are especially valuable for learning more about the context of some litigation. The list below is meant to give you a sense of the type of cases and other legal proceedings that you may explore at Manuscripts and Archives. If the material that you are seeking does not appear below, it may be best to contact the Manuscripts and Archives Reference Desk or the Lillian Goldman Law Library's Reference Desk for more information.