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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 15136127

Harvard Law School Ephemera collection


This collection contains ephemeral material created by individuals, student organizations, and offices at the Harvard Law School.


  • 1971-2015

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 Historical & Special Collections staff for further information or email to schedule a research appointment.

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 Historical and 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.


6 linear feet

This collection contains ephemeral material created by individuals, student organizations, and offices at the Harvard Law School. The collection includes event flyers that were posted on campus and distributed to students; surveys; formal invitations; student election flyers; and miscellaneous publications from offices, programs, and events. The bulk of the material was created in the 1990s, but there are items dating from 1971 through 2015. Much of the material was collected by a former Harvard Law School Library staff member who maintained a mailbox at the Law School in order to collect material distributed to the community. A smaller quantity of the material was donated by individuals from offices and programs at the Law School. Institutional records, most of which were memos circulated to faculty, staff, students, or a combination thereof, have been removed from this collection and are closed to researchers due to university records restrictions.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Related Materials

Harvard Law School poster collection, circa 1972 - present

General note

Within each series and/or subseries individual items or folders are identified by box and folder number. For example, the number 5-3 corresponds to box 5, folder 3.

Processing Information

Processed by Jane Kelly, May 2017. There was not a clear original order to this material, so it was arranged chronologically during processing.

Language of description

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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