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Digitizing The Brooker Collection: From Dower To The Dow, Laurel Davis Apr 2019

Digitizing The Brooker Collection: From Dower To The Dow, Laurel Davis

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2019 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit focused on the Robert E. Brooker collection of land use documents and marked the completion of a project to digitize those documents


The Library Of Robert Morris, Civil Rights Lawyer & Activist, Laurel Davis, Mary Sarah Bilder Jun 2018

The Library Of Robert Morris, Civil Rights Lawyer & Activist, Laurel Davis, Mary Sarah Bilder

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

This article analyzes the Robert Morris library, the only known extant, antebellum, African American-owned library. The seventy-five titles, including two unique pamphlet compilations, reveal Morris’s intellectual commitment to full citizenship, equality, and participation for people of color. The article provides a model for the interpretation of lawyers' libraries.


Robert Morris: Lawyer & Activist, Laurel Davis Feb 2017

Robert Morris: Lawyer & Activist, Laurel Davis

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2017 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit explored the life and career of Robert Morris, the second African-American lawyer in the Unites States. Materials from the John J. Burns Library at Boston College and the Boston Athenaeum were featured.


Exploring Magna Carta, Laurel Davis Mar 2015

Exploring Magna Carta, Laurel Davis

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring/Summer 2015 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit marked the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta by following the history of the text, from early printed Magna Cartas, to statutory compilations, to discussions of the Magna Carta in the American Colonies.


Francis Bacon: Of Law, Science, And Philosophy, Laurel Davis Sep 2013

Francis Bacon: Of Law, Science, And Philosophy, Laurel Davis

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Fall 2013 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit brought together editions of Francis Bacon's works ranging from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century.


Marching Across The Putative Black/White Race Line: A Convergence Of Narratology, History, And Theory, Carol L. Zeiner May 2013

Marching Across The Putative Black/White Race Line: A Convergence Of Narratology, History, And Theory, Carol L. Zeiner

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

This Article introduces a category of women who, until now, have been omitted from the scholarly literature on the civil rights movement: northern white women who lived in the South and became active in the civil rights movement, while intending to continue to live in the South on a permanent basis following their activism. Prior to their activism, these women may have been viewed with suspicion because they were “newcomers” and “outsiders.” Their activism earned them the pejorative label “civil rights supporter.” This Article presents the stories of two such women. It examines their stories from the perspective of the ...


The Michael H. Hoeflich Collection Of Roman Law Books - Spring 2013: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Laurel Davis Apr 2013

The Michael H. Hoeflich Collection Of Roman Law Books - Spring 2013: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Laurel Davis

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2013 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibition featured books on the subject of Roman law donated to the Boston College Law Library by Michael H. Hoeflich. This exhibit was the second of two on this topic.


The Law Among Nations [Virtual Exhibit], Laurel Davis Sep 2012

The Law Among Nations [Virtual Exhibit], Laurel Davis

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Digital version of a Fall 2012 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library.


Law Among Nations, Laurel Davis Sep 2012

Law Among Nations, Laurel Davis

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Fall 2012 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit featured early works related to international law, in editions ranging from the 15th to the 18th century.


The Golden Age Of Legal Publishing In Massachusetts, Laurel Davis Sep 2011

The Golden Age Of Legal Publishing In Massachusetts, Laurel Davis

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Fall 2011 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit included legal books published in Massachusetts from 1649 to 1878.


The Golden Age Of Legal Publishing In Massachusetts [Virtual Exhibit], Laurel Davis Sep 2011

The Golden Age Of Legal Publishing In Massachusetts [Virtual Exhibit], Laurel Davis

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Digital version of a Fall 2011 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit included legal books published in Massachusetts from 1649 to 1878.


The Michael H. Hoeflich Collection Of Roman Law Books - Spring 2011: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck Apr 2011

The Michael H. Hoeflich Collection Of Roman Law Books - Spring 2011: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2011 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibition featured books on the subject of Roman law donated to the Boston College Law Library by Michael H. Hoeflich. This exhibit was the first of two on this topic.


Recent Additions To The Collection - Fall 2010: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck Sep 2010

Recent Additions To The Collection - Fall 2010: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Fall 2010 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library.


Books And Their Covers: Decorative Bindings, Beautiful Books, Karen S. Beck Apr 2010

Books And Their Covers: Decorative Bindings, Beautiful Books, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2010 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit focused on books related to the law with bindings that were decorative or otherwise of historic interest. Publication dates of featured books range from the 15th to the 20th century.


Recent Additions To The Collection - Fall 2009: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck Sep 2009

Recent Additions To The Collection - Fall 2009: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Fall 2009 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. Many of the books in the exhibit are described as "works likely to have been owned and used by working English and American lawyers who lived during the fifteenth through nineteenth centuries."


A Law Student Collects: Simon Greenlear And Michael Morales: Spring 2009, Karen S. Beck, Michael Morales Apr 2009

A Law Student Collects: Simon Greenlear And Michael Morales: Spring 2009, Karen S. Beck, Michael Morales

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2009 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit featured books, manuscripts, and ephemera related to the early American legal educator Simon Greenleaf.


Recent Additions To The Collection - Spring 2008: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck Apr 2008

Recent Additions To The Collection - Spring 2008: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2008 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library.


Recent Additions To The Collection - Spring 2007: A Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck Apr 2007

Recent Additions To The Collection - Spring 2007: A Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2007 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library.


Kitty Preyer And Her Books, Karen S. Beck Jan 2006

Kitty Preyer And Her Books, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a 2006 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit featured selections from the collection of Kathryn Conway "Kitty" Prior, which was donated to the Boston College Law Library in 2005. The books range from the 17th to the 20th century and cover a variety of topics related to the law.


Recent Additions To The Collection - Spring 2005: A Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck Jan 2005

Recent Additions To The Collection - Spring 2005: A Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2005 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The books in the exhibit are described as "many of the books likely to have been owned and used by a seventeenth-century practicing common lawyer – not necessarily a 'typical' lawyer’s library, but rather the library of a particularly wealthy and learned practitioner."


Highlights From The Brooker Collection, 1716-1930: The Robert E. Brooker Iii Collection Of American Legal And Land Use Documents, Karen S. Beck Jan 2004

Highlights From The Brooker Collection, 1716-1930: The Robert E. Brooker Iii Collection Of American Legal And Land Use Documents, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2004 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit featured highlights from the Robert E. Brooker III Collection of American Legal and Land Use Documents. The documents reveal telling details about American life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Digital copies of many Brooker Collection documents are available as part of Boston College's Digital Collections.


Notable Notes: A Collection Of Law Student Notebooks, Karen S. Beck, Ann Mcdonald Sep 1999

Notable Notes: A Collection Of Law Student Notebooks, Karen S. Beck, Ann Mcdonald

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Fall 1999 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibition featured notebooks produced by American and British law students in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.


Law & Order Made Amusing: A Selection Of Law Books For Children From The Collection Of Morris L. Cohen, Karen S. Beck, Mary Sarah Bilder, Ann Mcdonald, Sharon Hambly O'Connor Mar 1998

Law & Order Made Amusing: A Selection Of Law Books For Children From The Collection Of Morris L. Cohen, Karen S. Beck, Mary Sarah Bilder, Ann Mcdonald, Sharon Hambly O'Connor

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 1998 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit featured selections from Morris L. Cohen's collection of law books for children.


The French Declaration Of The Rights Of Man And Of Citizens Of 1789, The Reign Of Terror, And The Revolutionary Tribunal Of Paris, Vincent Robert Johnson Dec 1990

The French Declaration Of The Rights Of Man And Of Citizens Of 1789, The Reign Of Terror, And The Revolutionary Tribunal Of Paris, Vincent Robert Johnson

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


Aspects Of Saudi Arabian Law And Practice, Joseph L. Brand Dec 1986

Aspects Of Saudi Arabian Law And Practice, Joseph L. Brand

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


Law As A Tool Of Social Engineering: The Case Of The Republic Of South Africa, Lee W. Potts Dec 1982

Law As A Tool Of Social Engineering: The Case Of The Republic Of South Africa, Lee W. Potts

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Importance Of Roman Law For Western Civilization And Western Legal Thought, Franz Wieacker Sep 1981

The Importance Of Roman Law For Western Civilization And Western Legal Thought, Franz Wieacker

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


Letter From Lemuel Shaw To Caleb Cushman, August 4, 1856, Lemuel Shaw Aug 1856

Letter From Lemuel Shaw To Caleb Cushman, August 4, 1856, Lemuel Shaw

The Correspondence of Lemuel Shaw

This letter, from Shaw to an attorney possibly named Caleb Cushman (not the more well-know Massachusetts historical figure Caleb Cushing) discusses attorney's fees awarded by the Supreme Judicial Court.


Draft Letter From Lemuel Shaw To The Massachusetts Senate Judiciary Committee, April 7, 1854, Lemuel Shaw Apr 1854

Draft Letter From Lemuel Shaw To The Massachusetts Senate Judiciary Committee, April 7, 1854, Lemuel Shaw

The Correspondence of Lemuel Shaw

This draft letter was Lemuel Shaw's response to the Senate Judiciary Committee's request for information about why no Supreme Judicial Court decisions had been published since 1851.


Letter To Lemuel Shaw From The Massachusetts Senate Judiciary Committee, April 7, 1854, Samuel D. Parker, Isaac Davis, William Aspinwall Apr 1854

Letter To Lemuel Shaw From The Massachusetts Senate Judiciary Committee, April 7, 1854, Samuel D. Parker, Isaac Davis, William Aspinwall

The Correspondence of Lemuel Shaw

This letter accompanied an Order from the Massachusetts Senate asking Lemuel Shaw to explain why no Supreme Judicial Court decisions had been published between 1851 and 1854.