History departments around the world.
Yahoo's guide to colleges and universities.
The Institute for Constitutional Studies.
The Institute for Constitutional Studies ("ICS") is a university-based institute dedicated to ensuring that
future generations of Americans understand the substance and historical development of the U.S. Constitution.
Established by the Supreme Court Historical Society, ICS is now located at the George Washington University
and associated with the GWU Law School. The Institute is co-sponsored by the American Historical Association,
the Association of American Law Schools, the American Political Science Association, and the Organization of
American Historians. ICS prepares younger scholars and educators to convey to their readers and students the
important role the Constitution has played in shaping American society.
The Supreme Court
In 1846, Dred Scott and his wife Harriet filed suit for their freedom in the St. Louis Circuit Court.
This suit began an eleven-year legal fight that ended in the U.S. Supreme Court, which issued a
landmark decision declaring that Scott remain a slave. This decision contributed to rising tensions
between the free and slave states just before the American Civil War.
The records displayed in this exhibit document the Scotts' early struggle to gain their freedom
through litigation and are the only extant records of this significant case as it was heard in the St.Louis
FindLaw's searchable database of the Supreme Court decisions since 1893 (U.S. Supreme Court Decisions: US Reports 150-,
1893-). Browsable by year and
US Reports volume number and searchable by citation, case title and full text.
This is a free service that will remain free.
The OYEZ Project contains many hundreds of hours of audio materials delivered
through a free player
available from Progressive Networks. Simply download and install
the Real Player for your operating system.
Of course, you will need a sound capable computer and speakers. The Project
also contains dozens of panoramic
images of the Supreme Court Building. To view these images in the Tour
section, you will need to download and
install QuickTime (for Windows or for MacOS). QuickTime is available from
The U.S. Air Force has agreed to release a historic file of Supreme
Court decisions from its FLITE ("Federal Legal Information Through Electronics")
system. The file
consists of over 7,000 Supreme Court opinions dating from 1937 through
1975, from volumes 300
through 422 of U.S. Reports.
The LII collection of historic decisions of the US Supreme Court contains
over 600 of
the court's most important decisions through the whole period of its existence.
decisions can be accessed by party name, by topic, and by opinion author.
Sweatt v. Painter documents.
On October 26, 1992, Congress passed Public Law 102-525, establishing Brown
v. Board of Education National Historic Site to commemorate the landmark Supreme Court decision
aimed at ending segregation in public schools. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously declared
that "separate educational facilities are inherently "unequal" and, as such, violate the 14th Amendment to the
United States Constitution, which guarantees all citizens "equal protection of the laws." The site
is located at Monroe Elementary School in Topeka, Kansas. Monroe was the segregated school attended by the lead plaintiff's
daughter, Linda Brown, when Brown
v. Board of Education of Topeka was initially filed in 1951.
The Supreme Court Historical Society.
Municipal ordinances and codes
In an effort to make municipal codes throughout the nation more accessible
to the public, Seattle Public Library staff have prepared this list of links to city and county
codes available for unrestricted searching on the World Wide Web.
WESSWEB has two goals:
* to provide western Europe specialists with information for their work
* to provide WESS members with information about the Section.
WESSWEB does not intend to replicate the excellent guides prepared in Europe,
but to supplement them and make links among them from an international
Fire for the Ploughman: A Gallery of Characters and Places.
Medieval Multimedia: Digitalizing the Middle Ages
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index covers journal articles, book reviews,
and essays in books about women,
sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Because of the explosion
of research in Women's Studies during the
past two decades, scholars and students interested in women during the
Middle Ages find an ever-growing flood of
publications. Identifying relevant works in this mass of material is further
complicated by the interdisciplinary nature
of much of the scholarship. In order to help researchers find current articles
and essays quickly and easily, librarians and scholars began compiling the Medieval Feminist Index (MFI) in July
1996. Books written by a single author are
not indexed in MFI; for these, check library catalogs that have strong
collections in medieval studies.
Latin Word List. This upgrade of the Latin Word List contains some eight
thousand entries, although a
significant number are duplicates to allow the presentation of additional
possible translations and some few are
idiosyncratic personal reminders. Please note that this is only a word
list offering some possible translations and is no
substitute for working closely with a good dictionary. It can nevertheless
be quite helpful, particularly if you download
it to your own machine, where you can add to it and where your word processor's
thesaurus can greatly increase the
number of possible English translations.
The Internet Medieval Sourcebook is organized as three main index
pages, with a number of supplementary documents. Each individual section is still large - an organizational
goal here is to avoid incessant "clicking" to get
between pages and to information.
The Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL) is a collection of some
of the most important literary
works of Classical and Medieval civilization.
Iter, meaning 'a journey' or 'a path' in Latin, is a non-profit research
project with partners in Toronto, Canada (the headquarters), New York City, and Tempe, Arizona. The goal of Iter
is to increase access to all published
materials pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700),
through the creation of online bibliographic databases.
Guide to Medieval Terms, which includes legal terms:
This is the Ancient Legal History Sourcebook.
This is the Medieval Legal History Sourcebook.
is a production of the Triangle Legal History Seminar, a regional group of
faculty and graduate students interested in legal history. The site provides an
annotated overview of online legal history resources in English, from all
historical periods and regions of the world. These resources will be of interest
to students hoping to orient themselves to the field or to begin legal history
research, to teachers who wish to create new legal history courses, and to
academics who wish to apply for research funding.
European view of legal history on the internet.
Rutgers University Libraries guide to American and British
history. This site is no longer actively maintained.
The Labyrinth provides free, organized access to electronic resources in
medieval studies through a World
Wide Web server at Georgetown University. The Labyrinth's easy-to-use menus
and links provide connections to databases, services, texts, and images on other servers around the world.
Each user will be able to find an Ariadne's thread through the maze of information on the Web.
Romlinger Legal Services - internet legal research tool.
C. Greek's Criminal Justice Links
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Legal History Links Page
Civil Rights Oral History Bibliography
Firstgov Reference Center and General Government
Search Online Law Reviews
The page that was formerly located here was long out of date. Instead of
comprehensive listing of law-related web sites, it has now been replaced
with a set of
jumping-off points for legal research on the Web. As this is primarily a service for
University of Bristol students and staff, it is biased towards UK-based
(and specifically English) sites.
This site provides information on Roman law sources and literature,
the teaching of Roman law, and the
persons who engage in the study of Roman law. Anyone who wishes to submit
material to this site should inquire at
the address below. Contributors may retain the copyright to their
The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields
of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We do not intend to mount only static
text but rather to add value to
the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the
body of the text.
The Avalon Project will no doubt contain controversial documents. Their
inclusion does not indicate
endorsement of their contents nor sympathy with the ideology, doctrines,
or means employed by their authors. They are included for balance and because in some cases they are
by our definition a supporting
The History Guide, located at the Lower Saxony State and University Library, Göttingen (Germany), is an internet-based subject gateway to scholarly relevant information
in history (main area Anglo-American History). Resources are described and evaluated with a set of metadata. New
resources are continuously added to the
database, already cataloged ones regularly double-checked and updated.
English legal history materials.
British legal history: selected links on the web.
The Selden Society, founded in 1887 to encourage the study and advance
the knowledge of the history of English law.
The Ames Foundation, founded in 1910 by contributions of the friends of
James Barr Ames for the purpose of continuing the advance of legal knowledge and aiding the improvement of
The TEAMS Middle English Texts are published for TEAMS (The Consortium
for the Teaching of the Middle Ages) in association with the University of Rochester by
Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo,
Michigan. The goal of the TEAMS Middle English text series is to make available to
teachers and students texts which occupy an important place in the literary and cultural canon but which have not
been readily available in student editions. The National Endowment for the Humanities has supported the creation
of this website through a grant to sustain the Middle English Texts Series.
American Historical Review.
Since its founding in 1949, American Quarterly
has established itself as an outstanding guide to American studies. The
journal promotes a broad humanistic understanding of American culture and encourages cross-disciplinary work. American Quarterly is the official publication of the American Studies Association.
Early America Review is a journal of fact and opinion on the
people issues and events of 18th-century America.
Columbia Law Review.
Cornell Law Review.
Duke Law Journal
Emory Law Journal
Essays in History, the annual journal sponsored by the
Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia, is now in its
Harvard Law Review.
Home to about a dozen historical magazines on American,
world, cultural, and military history.
Studies in the Philosophy of History
The Organization of American Historians publishes the Journal of American History.
a leading scholarly publication in the field of American
Journal of British Studies.
The Journal of Economic History is devoted to the interdisciplinary study
of history and economics, and is of interest not
only to economic historians but to social and demographic
historians, as well as economists in general.
Journal of the History of Ideas
The Journal of Military History --published in January, April, July, and October-- includes scholarly articles and book reviews on
topics in military history from all chronological
periods and geographical areas.
Journal of Modern History
Journal of Southern History
Scholarly journals, especially in history, available for searching,
viewing, browsing, and printing.
Law and History Review
Michigan Law Review.
New York University Law Review.
Renaissance Quarterly publishes interdisciplinary articles (twelve to sixteen a year) and reviews (about thirty to thirty-five an
issue) which cover the most important recent scholarly developments in
Reviews in American History
Stanford Law Review.
University of Chicago Law Review
University of Southern California Law Review.
University of Wisconsin - Madison Law Review.
Virginia Law Review.
The leading journal in its field of interest, The William and Mary
publishes refereed scholarship in history and
related disciplines from the initial Old
World - New World contacts contacts to the early nineteenth century and beyond.
Yale Journal of the Humanities.
Study Guide for Homer's Odyssey by Robin Mitchell-Boyask, Temple University.
These materials are intended for the fair use of all students and teachers. Any links should be duly
credited to the author, and students should
always cite in papers any help this guide has given them.
References will be to pages, not line numbers, in Robert Fitzgerald's translation.
Important names, ideas or words are
underlined, indicated hyperlinks to further information. When using the
hyperlinks you must remember that you will
often read variants in the myths which Homer uses; try to figure out which
departures are significant and which myths
help you understand the Homeric versions better.
Homer's Odyssey: Index of Web Pages
Greek and Roman language resources.
University of Toledo: Latin Language Bookmarks
Site links are provided to assist teachers and students of the Classics
in acquiring information about other resources available to them on the Internet. There are also links to publishers'
Web sites in the Publishers Directory section of the Software Directory.
The importance of such classical authors as Ovid to the art, music, and
literature of western civilization is legendary, yet many are not familiar with the original works that have
provided this inspiration. The University of
Vermont's rare book department contains an extensive collection of illustrated
works of Ovid. Included are several
editions of engravings by the 17th century German artist, Johann Wilhelm
Bauer, depicting 150 scenes from the
Metamorphoses. Each scene has a brief description in both Latin and German.
Some plates from a 1640 edition of the
translation done by George Sandys are also available.
A virtual community for teaching and learning the classics.
VRoma is first and foremost a community of scholars, both teachers and
students, who help to create on-line resources
for teaching Latin and ancient Roman culture and who use these resources
in their courses. Many of these "VRomans"
learned the skills they use to contribute to the project in the context
of workshops held in the summers of 1997 and
1998. Using the VRoma MOO, e-mail, and our web discussion board, they continue
to collaborate "virtually" even after
the workshops have ended, in order to refine the skills required for successful
on-line collaborative teaching and learning.
1100+ Photographs of Ancient Rome and Greece by Leo C. Curran.
The Perseus Project: an evolving digital library.
At this web
site you find a description of the Roman Forum.
Links via Law Libraries and Providers
Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington Law Library
Library of Congress
Biddle Law Library University of Pennsylvania Law School
Lillian Goldman Law Library – Yale Law School
Temple is one of the four Inns of Court. The other Inns are Middle Temple, Grays
Inn and Lincoln's Inn. These are incorporated associations which have existed
since the 14th Century. They play a central role in the recruitment , training
and professional life of barristers, holding the exclusive rights to call
candidates to the bar of England and Wales.
American Legal History Texts
Columbine Review Commission report on the worst school shooting in U.S. history.
AUDIO COLLECTION - HARVARD LAW SCHOOL FORUM. The Harvard Law School Forum
is currently digitizing
and posting to the web its collection of speeches and panel discussions
from the last 40 years. Tapes (and even transcription
discs) of some seventy historic programs have been lying in a file cabinet
for years. Some probably have not
been played since their recording. To release these important programs
to the public, they are being posted on the Forum website.
The Ames Foundation, based at Harvard Law School, supports research into legal history through publications (notably the
yearbooks of Richard II) and grants. The site includes a
catalog of their publications.
The Southern Poverty Law Center
Yale Law School Avalon Project
National Constitution Center
Independence Hall Association
Colonial Williamsburg Official Website
Documents in the news.
Anti-Defamation League Website
Catalog of U.S. Government publications. The Catalog is a search
and retrieval service that provides bibliographic records of U.S. Government information resources. Use it to
link to Federal agency online resources or identify
materials distributed to Federal Depository Libraries. Coverage begins
with January 1994 and new
records are added daily. Start searching below or learn more about the
Catalog and how to
search it effectively.
The Digital National Security Archive contains more than 35,000 of the
most important declassified documents that led to policy decisions. There are twelve complete collections:
Afghanistan, Berlin Crisis 1958-1962, Cuban Missile Crisis, El Salvador, Iran-Contra Affair, Intelligence Community,
Iran Revolution, Military Uses of Space,
Nicaragua, Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Philippines, and South Africa. The
National Security Archive is an
independent non-governmental research institute and library located
at The George Washington University in
Washington, D.C. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents
acquired through the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA).
Federal depository library gateways.
Literature of Legal History
The Online US Constitution
American Legal History Texts
General Legal History Texts
Documenting the American South -- UNC at Chapel Hill Library
Documents for American Legal History (Robert Palmer, University of Houston Law Center.
Famous American Trials (Douglas
Linder, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of
Sweatt v. Painter Archive (Thomas Russell, University of Texas School of Law)
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents
and Debates, 1774-1873.
Confederate States of America, The Statutes at Large of the Confederate States
of America, Commencing with the First Session of the
First Congress;1862. Public Laws of the
Confederate States of America, Passed at the First Session of the First
Private Laws of the Confederate States of America, Passed at the First Session
of the First
Legal History website edited by Thomas D. Russell, University of Texas at Austin School of
State Legal History
Alabama Department of Archives and History
The Supreme Court of Alabama is composed of
a chief justice and eight associate
justices. As the highest state court, the
Supreme Court has both judicial and
Supreme Court has authority to review
decisions rendered by the other courts of
the state. It also has authority to
determine certain legal matters over which
no other court has jurisdiction and to issue
such orders necessary to carry out its
general superintendence over the courts in
Alabama. The Alabama Supreme Court has
exclusive jurisdiction over all appeals
where the amount in controversy exceeds
$50,000 and appeals from the Alabama Public
The chief justice is the administrative
head of the state's judicial system.
The Alaska State
Historical Records Advisory Board (ASHRAB) is a state board that reviews and
recommends grant proposals from Alaska to the National Archives, and encourages
and promotes historical record preservation throughout Alaska.
Alaska State Library Home Page
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Alaska State Library, PCA 384-285 MORE Quick Information Directory (Hours,
Telephone Fax Numbers, Addresses More) Services Programs Services to State, and
Alaska Supreme Court Opinions
The Arizona History and Archives Division identifies, collects, preserves
and provides access to the
historical manuscripts, re offered to
public libraries to strengthen county and local library services, and to
government agencies of the cities, counties and state to assist them in the
management of official records. State and federal grants for public libraries
and other authorized services are administered and monitored. Special library
and information services are offered for the visually and physically disabled
Arizona Supreme Court.
Arkansas archives and Historical Reference.
Arkansas Supreme Court
The California State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary
of State, continues to serve in the spirit of those early instructions, providing
a repository for the state's permanent governmental records as well as other materials documenting California history.
The Online Archive of California, the American Heritage Virtual
Archive, the Museums and the Online Archive of California, and the California Heritage Digital Image Access Project are four collaborative projects to create a searchable online union database of finding aids to archival collections. This database includes the finding aids to repositories from several institutions statewide and is continuing to expand.
California Courts home page
The mission of the Colorado State Archives is to
ensure the preservation of the state's permanent legal records and information
and to promote their use by the citizens of Colorado. Records management,
archives management and micrographics quality control are administrative
functions provided to state and local government agencies in Colorado to ensure
the preservation of Colorado's permanent legal and historical records.
Information and research functions provide for citizen access to public records
created by the legislative, executive and judicial branches of state government.
Colorado Supreme Court
Columbine Review Commission report to Governor Bill Owns. This report
looks at the worst
shooting in U.S. school history.
Since 1855, the Connecticut State Library has acquired historical records
from the three branches of State
government. In 1909, the General Assembly made the State Library the official
Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts
Law Library System of the Connecticut Judicial Branch
Delaware Public Archives is one of the oldest public archives programs in the
country. Created by the General Assembly in 1905, the Archives cut the ribbon on
its current home on December 7, 2000.
Delaware Supreme Court
The Florida Photographic
Collection is a nationally recognized component of the State Archives of Florida
and contains more than 850,000 photographs, and approximately 2,500 movies and
video tapes. Over 128,500 of the photographs have been scanned and placed on
Florida Bureau of Archives and Records Management
Florida Supreme Court
The mission of the Georgia Department of Archives and History is to select
and ensure the preservation
and accessibility of government and other information constituting Georgia’s
Chartered by the Georgia legislature in 1839, The Georgia Historical Society
is a private, non-profit organization
that serves as the historical society for the entire state of Georgia.
For nearly 160 years, the Society has fulfilled its
mission to collect, preserve, and share Georgia's history through a variety
of exciting educational outreach programs:
Georgia Supreme Court
The Hawaii State Archives has over 10,000 cubic feet of material within
its collections. The largest groups of government
records include Records of the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, Judiciary
Records, and Governor's records.
Over 483 collections of private papers, manuscripts and records documenting
the social, economic, civic or political
history of Hawaii.
The Supreme Court of Hawai`i is the
State's court of last resort. The Supreme Court hears appeals that are properly
brought before the court upon applications for writs of certiorari to
Court of Appeals and applications for transfer from the Intermediate Court
Idaho State Historical Society
Idaho State Judiciary.
The Abraham Lincoln Association has placed the entire 1953
version of Roy P. Basler et al., eds., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
This searchable textbase
does not include the two smaller supplements published later. The
textbase is made available through the efforts of the Humanities TextInitiative. You can conduct simple, boolean, and proximity searches and
there is also a word wheel for the entire text.
This on-line version of the Descriptive Inventory of the Archives of the
State of Illinois, Second Edition, is a continuation of the efforts of the Illinois State Archives to make its
records holdings as fully known and accessible as practicable.
Illinois Supreme Court
The Indiana Supreme Court has generously partnered with the Indiana
State Archives in sponsorship of a new
database of Indiana Supreme Court cases
The cases begin with the first session in 1817 following Indiana’s
entrance into the Union on December 11, 1816. Territorial Cases will
soon be added. Researchers will notice some overlapping of court
proceedings between the territorial period and statehood. These historic
cases involve freedom suits, Native American land claims, railroads,
numerous criminal appeals, and legal disputes.
Indiana Supreme Court
The function of the State
Archives of Iowa is to document the rights of citizens, the actions of state
officials, and the state experience. The State Archives of Iowa represents a
public trust upon which our democracy depends and as such it must be an advocate
for openness and accountability in government. The State Archives works to
ensure that the essential evidence of government is created, maintained for as
long as it is needed, and is available to the citizens of the state and to the
public in general.
Kansas State Historical Society
The Society operates State Historic Sites around Kansas. Here's some information about the fifteen sites that are open to the public.
Kansas Supreme Court
Founded in 1836, the Society is a state agency and non-profit membership
organization that reaches across the commonwealth to collect oral histories, promote folklife traditions, erect
highway historical markers, publish historical resources, advise community museums, and organize special traveling exhibits.
Judicial System and our legal processes are often misunderstood by citizens.
This web site is designed to answer some of your questions about Kentucky's
Court of Justice, one of our three branches of government, and to familiarize
you with its operation.
Welcome to the website of the Historic New Orleans Collection. Through
it, you can learn about current exhibitions
and public programs, our publications, a complex of historic buildings,
research collections, guided tours
and gift shop. We hope that we will assist you in discovering and appreciating
the history, art, and culture of one of the world's
most fascinating places.
Louisiana Supreme Court
USGenWeb Maine Archives (Digital Library)
State of Maine Judicial Branch.
The Maryland State Archives is the historical agency for Maryland and serves
as the central depository for government records of permanent value. Records date
from the founding of the colony in 1634 to the 1990s.
Preserving Massachusetts historical and legal records and promoting their
use by its citizens.
Massachusetts Supreme Court Official Website
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Slip Opinions
The Michigan legislature.
The Michigan Attorney General.
With documents dating back to 1797, the State Archives of
Michigan houses much of Michigan's record heritage.
Connect with Minnesota's people and their stories, past and present. You'll
find lots to discover.
Welcome to the Minnesota
Judicial Branch, a fully unified system of trial and appellate courts
administered by the Minnesota Judicial Council.
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Mississippi Supreme Court
The Missouri State Archives is the official
repository for state records of permanent and historical value. Its
mission is to foster an appreciation of Missouri history and
illuminate contemporary public issues by preserving and making
available the state's permanent records to its citizens and their
The Missouri Judiciary consists of three levels of courts: The trial courts
(also known as the circuit courts), an intermediate appellate court (the
Missouri Court of Appeals) that is divided into three regional districts, and
the Supreme Court of Missouri.
The Montana Historical Society is the oldest historical organization in
the West. Founded in 1865, nearly a quarter century before statehood, the Society was initially a private organization
restricted to prominent Montana
As we all know, access to justice is the cornerstone of our
democratic system of government. This website is one important tool
to ensure that people of Montana and others have easy access to
public information about the Montana Judicial Branch.
I hope you
find this website useful and that it helps you to better understand
Montana's court system, the people we serve, and the talented and
dedicated people who work and volunteer in Montana courts.
Nebraska State Historical Society Home Page. The official source for Nebraska History
Nebraska Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Opinions
of the Nebraska Supreme Court And Court of Appeals (Criminal/Juvenile
Nevada Historical Society - Nevada History on the Web. These links lead to various WWW sites about Nevada's
history. Their contents range from classroom
material, to commercial inducement, to the work of amateur historians,
to tourist information, to academic
NSLA - Archives Records - State Historical Records Advisory Board Nevada State
Archives and Records Management State Historical Records Advisory Board
About the State Historical Records
Advisory Board State Historical Records Advisory Board Members Nevada Revised
Statute - Chapter 378A
Grants for Historical...
Nevada Supreme Court Executive Branch | Legislative Branch | Judicial Branch
Federal Representatives Nevada Supreme Court.
New Hampshire Division of Records Management and Archives
Hampshire State Library
Judicial Branch, state of New Hampshire.
The State Archives operates New Jersey's research
for public records of enduring
historical value. Current holdings amount to nearly 33,000 cubic feet of paper
over 28,000 reels of microfilm. Located at 225 West State Street in downtown
the State Archives provides reference and consultative services to thousands of
researchers, historians and public record-keepers annually.
New Jersey Supreme Court
The Archives and Historical Services Division is the central
archives of New Mexico State Government. The agency is mandated by law to
collect, preserve and make available to the public and all branches of
government, permanent public records, historical manuscripts, photographs and
other materials that contribute to the understanding of New Mexico history.
Records at the State Archives are available to the public in accordance with the
New Mexico Public Records Act and agency rules. All records are open for use
except those specifically restricted by law. The Division offers reference
assistance on-site, by telephone, mail or e-mail.
New Mexico Supreme Court - State Judiciary and Court
Information. Case Search facility to allow a search by name or case number for cases
heard in either district or magistrate courts.
York State Archives was established in 1971 and opened its doors to the public
in 1978. It is a program of the State Education Department, with its main
facility located in the Cultural Education Center on Madison Avenue in Albany.
There it cares for and provides access to more than 130 million documents that
tell the story of New York from the seventeenth century to the present.
The Society is dedicated to presenting exhibitions and public programs, and
fostering research that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the
world of today. Founded in 1804, its holdings cover four centuries of American
history, and include one of the world’s greatest collections of historical
artifacts, American art and other materials documenting the history of the
United States as seen through the prism of New York City and State.
thousand of the Society’s most treasured pieces are on permanent display in the
Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture, and a self-guided audio
tour brings these artifacts to life with anecdotes and stories. Our collections
provide the foundation for exploration of the nation’s richly layered past and
support the Society’s mission to provide a forum for debate and examination of
issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.
The Court of Appeals, New York State's highest
court, is composed of a Chief Judge and six Associate Judges, each appointed to
a 14-year term. New York's highest appellate court was established to articulate
statewide principles of law in the context of deciding particular lawsuits. The
Court thus generally focuses on broad issues of law as distinguished from
individual factual disputes. There is no jurisdictional limitation based upon
the amount of money at stake in a case or the status or rank of the parties.
North Carolina Division of Archives and History
The North Carolina Collection, a department in the Academic Affairs Library,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
began the formal development of a photographic archive in 1929.
The Supreme Court of North Carolina is the state's highest
court, and there is no further appeal in the state from their decisions. This
court has a chief justice and six associate justices who sit together as a panel
in Raleigh. The Supreme Court has no jury, and it makes no determination of
fact; rather, it considers error in legal procedures or in judicial
interpretation of the law.
The State Archives and Historical Research Library division is responsible for
the documentary collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. It
is the official state archives, and acquires and preserves all types of research
materials relating to North Dakota and the Northern Great Plains, including
manuscript collections, books, periodicals, maps, newspapers, audio and video
materials, and photographs.
North Dakota Supreme Court
Ohio History Central is a dynamic online encyclopedia of Ohio's history,
archaeology and natural history. Using timelines, images,
artifacts, maps and documents, Ohio's rich history is chronicled.
Current and future entries will give an overview of
prehistoric and historic Native Americans and their cultures, Ohio's geology
and geography, the diversity of the state's
wildlife, and the growth of the region from settlement to statehood and
Ohio Supreme Court decisions.
Oklahoma Historical Society
Oklahoma Supreme Court Network
Final report of the commission to study the 1921 Tulsa race riot.
Shortly after its formation, the
Society opened its first office and museum in
and began the development of a
regional research library and a collection of historical artifacts. In 1917 the
Society moved into
Portland’s Public Auditorium (now
Keller Auditorium), and in 1966 moved to its current location at the corner of
SW Jefferson and Park in downtown
The journal of record for Oregon
history, the Oregon Historical Quarterly , has been published
continuously since 1900. Over 150 books on
history, politics and culture,
as well as biographies, field guides and exhibit catalogs, have been published
by OHS since the OHS Press was established in 1929.
The OHS artifacts collection
comprises over 85,000 artifacts, including ancient objects from the earliest
settlements, and obje/span>
The OHS Research Library contains one
of the country’s most extensive collections of state history materials,
including approximately 25,000 maps, 30,000 books, 8.5 million feet of film and
videotape, 16,000 rolls of microfilm and 12,000 linear feet of documents. The
Research Library’s photographic archives include over 2.5 million images from
pre-statehood to the present day.
Oregon Supreme Court
official agency of the Commonwealth for the conservation of Pennsylvania’s
historic heritage, the powers and duties of the Commission fall into these
principal fields: care of historical manuscripts, public records, and objects of
historic interest; museums; archaeology; publications; historic sites and
properties; historic preservation; geographic names; and the promotion of public
interest in Pennsylvania history. To see the legislation that describes the
powers and duties of the Commission, see
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (the "Pennsylvania History Code").
Pennsylvania State Archives is a major repository for official historical
records of state government and other manuscripts and materials. Our 25 historic
sites and museums (widely known as the
Pennsylvania Trail of History® ) collect, preserve, and interpret
objects and commemorate important events, people, and places. The PHMC publishes
Pennsylvania Heritage® magazine, books, and leaflets on
historical subjects; sponsors workshops and conferences; and installs and
maintains more than 2,000 historical markers. The Commission offers historic
preservation services, museum and preservation grants, and technical assistance;
internships and scholars in residence opportunities; museum and distance
learning programs; and so much more.
Pennsylvania Judicial System
As one of three equal and independent branches of state government,
Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System's role is to preserve the rule of law and
guarantee the rights and liberties of citizens. It does so by fairly resolving
disputes brought before juries and judges as prescribed by law and by
administering all aspects of the judicial process consistent with provisions of
the Constitutions of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of
Rhode Island Supreme Court.
Supreme Court consists of a Chief Justice and four (4) justices. In selecting
justices of the Supreme Court, the Judicial Nominating Commission publicly
submits three (3) to five (5) names to the Governor. The Governor appoints the
justice from the names received, and the appointee must receive the advice and
consent of both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
the court of last resort, the Supreme Court is the final interpreter of state
law. The Supreme Court has final appellate jurisdiction over questions of law
and equity, supervisory powers over other state courts, and general advisory
responsibility to the legislative and the executive branches of state government
concerning the constitutionality of legislation. Regulating admission to the
Rhode Island Bar and disciplining its members are also responsibilities of this
Less obvious places to research in Rhode Island.
Archives, a Division within the
Office of the Secretary of State, acts as the official custodian and trustee for
possessing permanent historical value. These records are made available for
research at our facility located in downtown Providence. Our main reception
area features exhibits and displays that are free and open to the public.
The Department preserves and promotes the documentary and cultural heritage
of South Carolina. Explore
the links below to learn more about South Carolina's rich history through
The South Carolina
Legal History Collection at the University of South Carolina School of Law -
A Selected Annotated Bibliography
South Dakota Library
South Dakota Supreme Court
Tennessee State Library and Archives.
Opinions of the Tennessee Supreme Court from 1995.
Opinions of the Tennessee Supreme Court from 1995.
The Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, dedicated to preserving the
history of the state's highest civil court, is ten years old, and as of
yet does not have a web site.
State Archives houses the state's court
next best site in the state for legal research would be the UT School of Law Tarlton Law Library site.
general academic archives by far is the UT Center for American History, which
includes judicial and legal collections
The Texas State Historical Association, the p
The online New Handbook of Texas, the best starting point for
research on any individual involved with Texas legal history.
Texas Historical Commission
Historical Association The South Texas Historical Association was founded in
1954 "to encourage the organization and to aid in the development of local
historical societies and to discover, collect, preserve, and publish historical.
Texas Supreme Court
This web site contains Gammel's "The Laws of Texas" Vol 1-10 in
electronic form with indexes. This covers laws from 1823-1905 and is a
very rare collection in hardcopy.
Utah's online library.
Utah State Archives.
Utah state courts.
Vermont state archives.
Vermont Supreme Court opinions since volume 161.
The Virginia Historical Society's mission is to collect, preserve, and
interpret the commonwealth's past for the education
and enjoyment of present and future generations.
The Supreme Court of Virginia . The Supreme Court of
Virginia is one of the oldest continuous judicial bodies in the United States.
Washington State Historical Society.
Washington State Archives Central Regional Branch
State Sam Reed opened the doors of America's first government digital archives
built from the ground up - a facility designed to salvage critical, public
records from local and state government that are born electronic.
Washington State Supreme Court.
Opinions of the West Virginia Supreme Court back to 1991.
Wisconsin Historical Society.
Wisconsin court system.
Wyoming State Archives.
Wyoming Territorial Supreme Court
United States District Court: Wyoming
Legal History Courses
Western Legal Tradition.
American legal history at University of Pittsburgh School of
The Southern Historical Collection, long known for its strong collections
of antebellum plantation, Civil War, and Reconstruction
South materials continues to acquire 18th- and 19th-century manuscripts
along with substantial collections
of 20th-century materials. The holdings are diverse. There are letters
written by Southerners from remote
parts of the world, journals of plantation owners from throughout the South, documents of people
who spent their entire lives in small North Carolina communities, and oral
history interviews with textile
workers and bank presidents.
Documenting the American South (DAS) is a collection of sources on Southern
history, literature and culture
from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. It is organized into
the projects listed above. The next one, now in the planning stage, will feature North Caroliniana.
The Academic Affairs Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
sponsors DAS, and the texts come primarily from its Southern holdings. An editorial
board guides its development.
The Valley of the Shadow Project takes two communities, one Northern and
one Southern, through the experience
of the American Civil War. The project is a hypermedia archive of thousands of sources
for the period before, during, and after the Civil War for Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin
County, Pennsylvania. Those sources include newspapers, letters, diaries, photographs, maps,
church records, population census, agricultural census, and military records. Students can explore
every dimension of the conflict and write their own histories, reconstructing
the life stories of women,
African Americans, farmers, politicians, soldiers, and families. The project
is intended for secondary
schools, community colleges, libraries, and universities.
Manuscript Collections and Archives
National Archives homepage.
Harvard Law School Library, Special Collections.
Watergate tapes and transcripts.
Library of Congress homepage.
Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Cases from the FBI FOIA Reading Room which have been selected for
inclusion at this site. These cases have been placed in categories by type
of records and also alphabetically listed.
Catalog of Manuscript Collections
NUCMC, or the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, is a free-of-charge
cooperative cataloging program operated by
the Library of Congress. Check out the resources below to find out more
about our program, about archives and manuscript
repositories, and about topics of interest to archivists and their institutions'
of the Old Bailey, London, 1674-1834. A fully searchable online edition of the
largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published,
containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central
of Justice Statistics
U.S. Census Bureau
A collaborative database on the history of violent crime from
the medieval period to the present.
The Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities is an
organization of scholars engaged in interdisciplinary, humanistically oriented
legal scholarship. The Association brings together a wide range of people
engaged in scholarship on legal history, legal theory and jurisprudence, law and
cultural studies, law and literature, law and the performing arts, and legal
and Society Programs
University of California, Berkeley Center for the Study of Law and Society
University of Wisconsin, Madison Law School Institute for Legal Studies
New York University's Institute for Law and Society
Columbia Law School Center for the Study of Law and Culture
Edinburgh Law School Centre for Law and Society
Law and Economics Programs
University of California,
Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law Program in Law and Economics.
University of Chicago School of Law Program in Law and Economics
Harvard Law School Center for Law, Economics, and Business.
Yale Law School Law, Economics, and Organization Workshop.
Stanford Law School, John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics.
University of Michigan Law School Center for Law and Economics
University of Pennsylvania Law School Center for Law and Economics
University of Southern California Center for Law, Economics, and Organization
American Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Law Society of Scotland
National Bar Association
Oliver Wendell Holmes
King, Jr. Biography and Links
Abraham Lincoln Association
Justice Thurgood Marshall: A Selected Bibliography
Presidents of the United States Internet Public Library
The Booker T. Washington Papers
Women's Legal History Biography Project
The site, part of the Federal Judicial Center's Web page,
provides a major, previously-unpublished reference source for the history of the
federal courts. The Courts section of the site contains the legislative
histories of courts and circuits within the federal judiciary, as well as
lists of chief judges and information on the location of the official records
of each court. The section on Landmark Judicial Legislation presents the text
of 21 statutes related to the organization and administration of the
judiciary. Each act is introduced by a note describing its historical
significance. Other features of the site include the on-line presentation of
an exhibit of historic photographs of federal courthouses and a selection of
reports on topics related to federal judicial history. The site was prepared
by the staff of the Center's Federal Judicial History Office, which welcomes
reference questions submitted at the site. The Center, an agency within
the judicial branch of government, was created by Congress in 1967 to provide
the federal courts continuing education and training, and research on court
operations and procedures. One of the Center's statutory mandates is to
"conduct, coordinate, and encourage programs relating to the history of the
judicial branch of the United States government.
This site is a great resource for looking up relatively
recent legislative information and researching new federal laws.
Global Legal Resources
More than 4000 links to legal sites in more than 40
JURIST, the Legal Information Network is directed by Professor Bernard J.
Hibbits of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in consultation with an
international Advisory Board.
Academic Info is an independent online subject directory of over 25,000 hand-picked educational resources for high school and college students. Academic Info also features subject guides with information about distance education and online degree options, as well as admissions test preparation resources (SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, USMLE, TOEFL).