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New Story Map: Documenting World War I

The newest addition to the Law Library’s Story Map collection has arrived. Documenting World War I: The Great War through the Lens of the Law Library’s Collections is our contribution to the wealth of information about  World War I at the Library of Congress. This Story Map introduces readers to the multitude of declarations of […]

Royal Blood: Exploring Ancestral Claims to Nobility in the Spanish Kingdom

The following is a guest post by Johannah Ball, who served as a fall 2021 remote intern transcribing and researching documents in the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress.  Herencia is a rich collection of Spanish government documents from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Many documents fit into definite […]

Lincoln and Logan – Pic of the Week

Since Abraham Lincoln‘s birthday is tomorrow we thought we might share some Lincoln-related resources, chief among them a document written in Lincoln’s hand that the Law Library recently acquired. The document is a complaint that Lincoln wrote when he was practicing law with Stephen Trigg Logan (1800-1880). Lincoln worked with Logan from 1841-1844, following his […]

17th Century Wardrobe Regulation in the Kingdom of Spain

The following is a guest post by Francesca Marquez, who served as a fall 2021 remote intern transcribing and researching documents in the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. If, in the words of Victor Hugo, “curiosity is a sort of gluttony. To see is to devour[,]” then life […]

Thurgood Marshall House – Pic of the Week

February is Black History Month. To kick things off, our Pic of the Week showcases the childhood home of United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Thurgood Marshall was the first African American appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1908, Marshall attended segregated public schools and was denied admission to […]