I saw this recent blog post, So, what does the Indiana State Library actually do?, and was reminded of my visit there.
The Indiana State Library is across the street from the Indiana State House, similar to the way that the Capitol is across the street from the Library of Congress.
Indiana State Library and Indiana State House
One of my favorite places in the library is the Indiana Authors Room.
Indiana Authors Room
The library has a variety of resources in its Indiana Collection.
For more images and to learn more about the building’s history, check out this by Historic Indianapolis.
Last month I listened to oral arguments of two cases being appealed before the U.K.’s Supreme Court. The cases, one an appeal from England and Wales and the other an appeal from Scotland,dealt with the U.K. prime minister’s August 2019 decision regarding the prorogation of Parliament. I noticed that the lawyers presenting the cases referred on several […]
October 6, 2019, this coming Sunday, marks the centennial of the Icelandic Law on the Supreme Court of October 6, 1919 (Lög om hæstarjett Nr. 22 af 6 okt. 1919), which provided for the establishment of a Supreme Court in Iceland. The Supreme Court replaced the National Court (Landsyfirréttur), whose decisions could be appealed to the Supreme Court of Denmark. […]
One perfectly ordinary, sunny Tuesday morning at the end of summer, four planes headed out on trans-U.S. flights; they never made it to their intended destination. Like the attack on Pearl Harbor and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Robert F. Kennedy, every American beyond primary school age at […]
Today’s Pic of the Week is another in an occasional series featuring odd and/or outdated library equipment. We found the above-pictured object in the deep recesses of a supply cabinet. Unfortunately as is often the case, I am the last remaining Law Library staffer to have seen or used this item. It harks from the dark […]
Our picture of the week is Wheatland, the home of President James Buchanan. President Buchanan is not rated highly by historians due to his inability to prevent the Southern states from seceding from the Union, but he came to the office with impressive credentials, having served as a lawyer, Secretary of State, Minister to the […]
On Tuesday, May 21, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United States of America Tihomir Stoytchev, presented two copies of the commemorative reprint of Bulgaria’s Tarnovo Constitution to the Library of Congress. Adopted on April 16, 1879, the Tarnovo Constitution remained fundamental law of Bulgaria until 1947. Ambassador Stoytchev […]
The following is a guest post by Mirela Savic-Fleming, Special Assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress. Every day on my way home, I walk past the two-and-a-half story Georgian Revival Petworth Neighborhood Library. With the cherry blossom season recently ending, I somewhat nostalgically decided to share a photo that I took in April. The library […]
If you are visiting in Pennsylvania, you should make a stop at Eisenhower Farm in Gettysburg. President and Mrs. Eisenhower gave the house, the farm and the grounds to the United States government in 1967, and after their deaths, the National Park Service opened the site for visitors. President and Mrs. Eisenhower bought this farm […]
To celebrate National Library Week, I thought it would be great to highlight a library that I recently visited. I love seeing all of the libraries that people visit and share on In Custodia Legis. There has been such a wide range of institutions, including the New York Public Library, the New Mexico Supreme Court Library, […]