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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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Oh the Irony…Booth and Lincoln Halls

Has anyone else caught the irony currently residing in the west end of Levy Mayer? A single floor separates Booth Hall from Lincoln Hall, and while Lincoln Hall unmistakably commemorates our sixteenth president Abraham Lincoln, who besides John Wilkes Booth

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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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#ColorOurCollections: Day 1

This week, special collections libraries across the country are participating in the #ColorOurCollections campaign, pairing the recent popularity of adult coloring books with the fun and fascinating pictures found in their rare book collections. Aside from our comprehensive circulating collection,

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Stepping Out of the Library: A Visit to UChicago

To end the year on an amiable note, a group of our PLRC law librarians visited the University of Chicago’s Law School in early December.  We met with UChicago’s law librarians to discuss pressing issues facing our resources and special

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Extended Hours for Exams

The Pritzker Legal Research Center will extend its hours for NU Law’s Reading and Examination periods. Beginning Thursday, December 1, and continuing through Wednesday, December 14, the library’s hours are: Monday-Friday: 7:30AM-12:00AM Saturday-Sunday: 9:00AM-12:00AM See the library’s calendar here: Good

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Pritzker Legal Research Center Closed for Labor Day

The Pritzker Legal Research Center will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. It will reopen at 7:30am on Tuesday, September 6. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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Fall semester hours to begin on Thursday, August 25

The Pritzker Legal Research Center’s fall semester hours will be in effect August 25-November 30: Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-11pm Friday: 7:30am-8pm Saturday: 9am-6pm Sunday: 9am-11pm In observance of Northwestern University holidays, the Pritzker Legal Research Center will be closed on: Monday, September

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