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Emory Law Archives and Manuscripts Research: Remote Emory Archive Access

Emory Law Archives COVID-19 Announcement

In response to the COVID-19 virus and in accordance with Emory University Libraries, the Emory Law Archives will be closed to visitors beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. During this period of closure, the ELA will continue to provide limited remote services, as we are able, including responding to research queries and holding research appointments remotely, but reproduction services will be limited and reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Do You Have A Question for the Law Archives?

If you have a question for the archives, please complete this form to schedule a research appointment. 

Accessing the Archives from Off-Campus

Emory Law Archives Access - In-Person Only

Emory Law Archives: The ELA acquires, preserves, and makes available to researchers materials of permanent historical and research value. At this point, the ELA does not offer digital materials for remote access. Researchers may search the finding aids to learn about the collection and compile a list of resources to examine when the archive reopens. 

To search only Emory Law materials, click on “Find Manuscripts & Archives” then “See all EmoryFindingAids related to Law materials.”

To complete an Advanced Search by keyword, click on Advanced Search, and limit the Repository to either the “Emory University Archives” or “Emory Law Archives, Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library.”

Emory University Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library - Online Access

Emory Rose Library - The Rose Library offers online Web Archives, which include websites produced by Emory's administrative offices, schools, departments, institutes, centers, and programs, as well as its faculty, student, and alumni organizations. With this web archiving initiative, the Emory University Archives seeks to expand on preexisting holdings as well as document previously underrepresented areas and constituencies.

The Rose Library is currently closed to visitors due to COVID-19. The Rose Library staff  Rose Library staff will continue to provide limited remote services, as we are able, including answering reference questions, requests from University staff and researchers and reprographic services. To contact the Rose Library, email their team at, or visit the services page for more information.

Emory Archive - Database Subscriptions

Emory Libraries subscribes to various archive databases to support your archive research from afar. Please check our selection for the most widely used archive databases from the Emory subscriptions.

Emory Law - History

Emory Law Archives

The Emory Law Librarians and Emory Law Archivist created a commemorative Emory Law Centennial guide to get a high-level overview of the history of Emory Law.  This guide was created in 2016 specifically for Emory Law’s Centennial celebration and includes a complied history of Emory University School of Law. 

MacMillan Law Library

Within the MacMillan Law Library collection, there are compiled histories of Emory University, which you may search for on Emory's DiscoverE catalog. To start, here is a list of books and articles about the history of Emory University to consider:

Rose Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library

The Rose Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library (part of Woodruff libraries) offers a variety of digital resources, including a searchable web collection and past issues of Emory University's newspaper, the Emory Wheel (1919-2009)This newspaper is searchable and available remotely using an Emory ID and Password. The Rose Library also has a page dedicated to its remote resources.

Subject Guide

Emory Archives