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Manuscripts and Archives (Repository) Guide to Collections on Law: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

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

Partial Collections List: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Law

A few materials in the Manuscripts and Archives collection may be of interest to those researching the development of U.S. civil liberties and civil rights law; the collections below are a sample of these materials. The material below and other similar material includes legal documents of particular cases, documentation that sheds light on the political and social context of these cases and associated causes, and the personal papers of attorneys who dedicated their careers to civil liberties and civil rights issues both within and beyond Connecticut. Most of the collections in this area consist of documents from the 20th century.

If the material 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.