On this day in 1777, the first Constitution of the United States, the Articles of Confederation, was adopted by the Continental Congress. Our latest rare book video features the first printing of the Articles of Confederation. This item is held by the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress.
Our latest rare book video features the trial of Aaron Burr. This item is held by the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress.
Sophie Higgerson, a junior fellow in the Collection Services Division at the Law Library of Congress, explores the Law Library’s collection of 18th century French statutes, focusing on the enforcement of the salt tax in pre-revolutionary France.
Our latest rare book video features the Malleus Maleficarum, a 15th century treatise used to try persons accused of witchcraft.
Our latest rare book video features a recent Law Library of Congress acquisition, President Harry S. Truman’s law school notebook.
The latest installment in our Rare Book Video series features a legal writ handwritten by a young lawyer named Abraham Lincoln in 1839.
The latest installment in our Rare Book Video series features the trial of Richard Lawrence for his assassination attempt on President Andrew Jackson. Lawrence believed that he was King Richard III and Jackson’s veto of the bill to reauthorize the charter of the Second Bank of the United States had deprived him of a dispensation […]
The third installment of our Rare Book Video series focuses on an item that is included as an entry in our Piracy Trials collection on Law.gov–The Arraignment, tryal, and condemnation of Captain William Kidd, for murther and piracy, upon six several indictments, at the Admiralty-Sessions, held by His Majesty’s commission at the Old-Baily, on Thursday […]
Today, we return to the Law Library’s vault to explore our collection of rare books and manuscripts. The second installment in our series of rare book videos features the illustrated trial of Rep. Daniel Sickles for shooting Philip Barton Key II, a trial that is often referred to as the trial of the century for the 19th century. […]
This video is the first in a series that will take you inside the Law Library’s vault to explore our collection of rare books and manuscripts. The first installment features a Law Library favorite, George Washington’s copy of the Acts of the First Session of the First Congress under the Federal Constitution. Please leave a comment if […]