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Treasures of the Riesenfeld Center

An online exhibit highlighting the diversity of materials and broad sweep of time represented in the Law Library's, Arthur C. Pulling Rare Books Collection. 

Walter F. Mondale
Spokesman for Reform and Justice
in the U.S. Senate

A digital collection devoted to the senatorial career of Walter F. Mondale (’56). Winner of the 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award.


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Law Library News

New Digital Exhibit: "Magna Carta, 800 Years: Rights and the Rule of Law"

To mark Constitution Day, and in celebration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the University of Minnesota Law Library has digitized its year-long exhibit,  ...

New Rare Acquisitions!

Hayward's Confession (Minneapolis, 1895) The Riesenfeld Center has recently been fortunate to acquire several new titles for its rare books collection. Among these are three  ...

Granville Sharp, Early Champion of Abolitionism

Magna Charta cum statutis (London: Richard Tottell, 1556) One of the Law Library's most prized copies of Magna Carta was once owned by Granville Sharp  ...

Elizabeth Pickering: The First Woman to Print Books in England

Colophon from: The Great Charter, Called in Latin Magna Carta ...London: Elizabeth Pickering, 1540/41. To continue our series of posts on books related to Magna  ...

Magna Carta is Coming!

Magna Carta. London: Robert Redman, 1539 Next year is a remarkable anniversary for Magna Carta, one of the great documents and symbols of individual rights,  ...

New Rare Books and Rare Baseball Cards

Millar, An Historical View... London, 1787. The Riesenfeld Center has been very fortunate over the holiday season to receive several wonderful gifts. These include a  ...