Rare Books and archives

The Jerome Hall Law Library’s Rare Book Collection includes holdings of continental European and English law printed before 1850 and American imprints before 1877. Of particular interest are the holdings of territorial and early state statutes and reports of the United States; English and American legal treatises; and early Indiana statutes, reports and legal treatises including first editions of Blackford Reports, Indiana Reports, and McDonald’s Treatise.

The Archive Collection in the Jerome Hall Law Library contains a wealth of material pertaining to both the history of the Maurer School of Law and the Jerome Hall Law Library. Holdings include the papers of the Deans of the Law School from 1922 to 1990, the Faculty Writings Collection, and a vast array of institutional publications, photographs, and historical documents.

In addition, the Jerome Hall Law Library Archive contains a diverse collection of personal papers and files. Among the holdings are the personal case files of Judge David F. Hamilton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; the private papers of Judge Wilbur F. Pell (Retired), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and his wife, Mary Chase Pell; Retired Colonel Guy M. Kinman; and the personal files of a number of Maurer School of Law faculty members including F. Reed Dickerson; Douglass G. Boshkoff; Val Nolan, Jr., and F. Thomas Schornhorst.