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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 8106179

Harvard Law School Republicans Records


The bulk of the collection relates to issues of freedom speech stemming from the disruption, and subsequent cancellation of a Harvard Law School Republicans sponsored speech given by former Nicaraguan Contra leader Adolfo Calero in October, 1987.


  • 1986-1990

Conditions Governing Access

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

Permission to quote from materials must be granted by the President of the HLS Republicans or his/her designee.


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The records of the collection span the years 1986-1990. The majority of the material covers the period from 1987 through 1988. The collection includes correspondence; memoranda; constitutions; clippings; fliers; reports; proceedings; pamphlets; brochures; speeches, lists and articles. The bulk of the records are related to the issues of freedom of speech stemming from the disruption and subsequent cancellation of a Harvard Law School Republicans sponsored speech given by former Nicaraguan Contra leader Adolfo Calero in Oct. of 1987. Club business, as well as campus, local, state and national Republican Party political activities are documented. A folder worth noting is 2-17, which contains correspondence and battle updates from Resistencia Nicaraguense, the political arm of the Contras

Historical/Biographical Information

The Harvard Law School Republicans are a student group, publicly formed in April of 1987 (see Harvard Law Record v 8 no. 9).

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Records of the Harvard Law School Republicans were presented to the Law School ca. 1990 by Andrew Thomas, president and appointed representative of the organization.

Processing Information

Processed by David M. Read, June 1999.

Harvard Law School Republicans. Records, 1986-1990: Finding Aid.
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections Repository

Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections (HSC) collects, preserves, and makes available research materials for the study of the law and legal history. HSC holds over 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 100,000 rare books, and more than 70,000 visual images.

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