Mike Widener presents forum, "Race on the Stand"
the Standing Committee on Professional Awareness (SCOPA) sponsored the
forum, "Race on the Stand: African American History in the Law
Library's American Trials Collection," at the Sterling Memorial Library
Lecture Hall. Mike Widener, the Rare Book
Librarian for Yale's Lillian Goldman Law Library discussed the
Library's American Trials Collection and its importance to a variety of
topics in African American history. This
collection contains some particularly significant holdings related to
African American history, including various Abolitionist pamphlets
and records of the Amistad trials (1839-1840).
Mike begins his presentation to the Yale University Librarians and
Staff on the Law Library's American Trials Collection. Below, Mike
discusses the history of the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue, one of the key
events within the Abolitionist movement leading into the American Civil
you are interested in learning more about the Law Library's American
Trials Collection, please visit the Paskus-Danziger Rare Book Room on
L2 within the Law Library. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. During these hours, the room is used exclusively for
research using rare books, the door to the reading room is locked with
entrance permitted by buzzer only, and an attendant is always
present. It is advisable to call ahead to make sure the collection
will be available, contact Mike Widener at email@example.com or call (203) 432-4494.
Yale Law Library's new website!
Last week, the Lillian Goldman Law Library launched its brand new
website. In addition to a new layout, we've tried to bring you all the
same library resources you expect from us in an easy to use format. In
the months ahead, look for new pages and resources to be added. Also,
don't forget to check out our new Library Blog. Our law librarians will use the blog to bring you up to date on what's new in the world of legal information.
If you have questions or comments about the new site, please contact
Tom Boone, Reference Librarian for Electronic Services [thomas.boone