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THE AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTES’S RESTATEMENTS OF THE LAW

Guide to the Archival Collection, Riesenfeld Research Center

 


Access

Restatements in the Archival Collection of the American Law Institute in the Riesenfeld Center can be discovered in the University of Minnesota’s library catalog. For example, the keyword search–restatement contracts archival–will result in three hits, one of which is “Restatement of the law of contracts: [archival collection]. Each entry in the catalog is linked to a finding aid on that particular topic

The finding aid includes all items in the Archival Collection for a particular Restatement topic. The finding aid provides a detailed description of each item, including dates of coverage, contents, and shelf location.

Use of the Archival Collection is unrestricted. However, the items are for use only in the Riesenfeld Center Reading Room and do not circulate.

Alternative Sources

Many Restatements are also found in the Law Library’s General (circulating) Collections, as well as the Reserve Collection. In addition, they are available in the following online sources to which the Library subscribes: Westlaw, Lexis, and HeinOnline.

Arrangement

The Finding Aids for the Archival Collection of the Restatements are arranged in detail based on the classification schedule on the following pages. Broadly, they are arranged:

Primarily by the Restatement series:

[Original or First]
Second
Third

By topic under each Restatement series:

Agency
Conflict of Laws
Contracts
Etc.

By type of material (drafts, state annotations, etc.) under each topic
By date under each type of material
At the end are the hardbound Restatement volumes