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New Exhibit at the PLRC

On March 14, the Pritzker Legal Research Center debuted its spring exhibit, Color of Law: Andy Austin’s Chicago Courtroom Sketches. The exhibit features eleven pieces from the Andy Austin Collection, which the artist generously donated to the library last year.

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Fall Exhibit: Clarence Darrow

For Alumni Weekend, the PLRC debuted its fall exhibit, Clarence Darrow: Selections from the Arnold Greenberg Clarence Darrow Collection. Featuring photographs, rare books, correspondence, and others materials, the exhibit presents snippets of Darrow’s life, from his relationships with his wife

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Resource Spotlight: Ancestry.com

Although it’s often used for genealogy, Ancestry can also be a valuable tool for legal research. Containing census records, military records, and immigration records, it can be helpful when looking into the history of a person or place, and especially

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  Is he safe…or out? The Pritzker Legal Research Center is getting ready for its spring exhibit featuring photographs from past faculty-student softball games. Do you have any photographs or memories from your time on the field? If so, we’d

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New Acquisition for the Dean Hansell Collection

The Pritzker Legal Research Center is delighted to receive a 17th-century religious and political tract from the Honorable Dean Hansell to add to the collection that bears his name. An alumnus of the Law School (JD ’77), Judge Hansell has

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Throwback Thursday: A Forgotten Tune

“We’ll See Them Through” by John Henry Wigmore On April 20, the Pritzker Legal Research Center launched its spring exhibit, We’ll See Them Through: Northwestern Prtizker School of Law in the World War I Era. The title is taken from

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A Dred Scott Dissent

In honor of Black History Month, today’s Throwback Thursday (#tbt) features excerpts from our copy of The Case of Dred Scott in the United States Supreme Court. This book, which was published in 1860, gives background on this historic case,

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Pritzker Legal Research Center! To celebrate today, we’re sharing some images from a particularly appropriate volume from our rare book collection, Marriage Ceremonies: Or, the Ceremonies Used in Marriages in all Parts of the World

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#ColorOurCollections: Day 3

  In our final post for #ColorOurCollections, we’re jumping centuries and continents, taking our entry from Matthew Nathan Pinkerton’s Murder in All Ages. This inscribed volume, which was published in Chicago in 1899, examines the crime of homicide by studying a selection of infamous

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#ColorOurCollections: Day 2

Along with other special collections libraries across the country, this week we’re sharing pictures from our rare books in coloring page format as part of the #ColorOurCollections campaign. (If you missed our first page, check it out here!) For the

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