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Emory Law Archives and Manuscripts Research

Emory Law Archives

The Emory Law Archives acquires, preserves, and makes available to researchers materials of permanent historical and research value. The archives’ holdings span the 14th through the 21st centuries and support research in many areas of law and policy.

Subject areas include:

  • Civil and Human Rights 
  • Feminist Jurisprudence
  • History of Emory Law School
  • Law and Religion
  • Transactional Law

The Archives Room is located on the first floor of MacMillan Law Library in room M118. Manuscript and archival collections held include the records of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project and the papers of Martha Albertson Fineman, Harold J. Berman, and Catherine G. Roraback, as well as historical records of Emory Law School.

Student Archive Research - Checklist

Archival Research Checklist for Students

*Complete these steps before making an appointment with the archivist.*

1. Review the Emory Law Archives (ELA) LibGuide to learn about archival research and the ELA archive. 

2. Read the "Archival Research Skills" tab to learn how to use finding aids to search the ELA archive.

3. Conduct a search for your topic of interest on ArchivesSpace, the Emory Libraries finding aids database. See all finding aids related to Emory Law’s materials here.

4. Make a list of archival material you would like to view, including the box number and folder number for each item. 

5. Review the "Visiting the Archives" tab for available hours and archive visiting procedures

6. Make a request for an appointment with the archivist using the student research consultation form

Emory Libraries Archives

Guide Authorship and Currency

Originally published in April 2020 by Erin Grimes.

Last updated on September 29, 2023 by Anna Sturgill.

Questions for the MacMillan Law Library?

Have a question for the Law Library?  Reach out to us via one of our question forms:

Faculty Research or Staff Question?
Please complete our Faculty Request form.

Student Research Question?
Please complete our Student Research Request form. 

MacMillan Library Hybrid Research Services:

          Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
          Saturday - Sunday: Closed 

MacMillan Library Building Hours (May 13 - August 16, 2024):

Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Reference Desk:
Monday: 1pm - 3pm
Tuesday: 10am - 12pm; Virtual only: 1pm - 3pm
Wednesday: 10am - 12pm; Virtual only: 2pm - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 12pm; Virtual only: 1pm - 3pm
Friday: 10am - 12pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

IT Help Desk:
Monday - Friday: 
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Emory Law Archives:
Physical archives: By appointment only.
Digital archives: More information available here
Limited remote services are available on a case-by-case basis. 
Questions?  Email Anna Sturgill, Law Librarian for Archives and Assessment Services