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University of Minnesota Law School Archives

Riesenfeld Rare Books Research Center


The University of Minnesota Law School Archives is located in the Riesenfeld Rare Books Research Center. The Archives includes all books written by Law School faculty; publications of the Law School; publications of the Law School centers and institutes; DVDs of Law School lectures and events; and Law School photographs prior to 2003. It includes a variety of historical information, including Law School lecture notes; commencement bulletins; reports; and clippings. In addition,

The University of Minnesota Archives, located in Elmer L. Andersen Library, also includes significant collections related to the history of the Law School. The University of Minnesota Archives includes Law School papers from 1889-1980. It also includes the papers of Dean Everett Fraser, Dean William B. Lockhart, Dean Carl A. Auerbach, and Dean Robert A. Stein. Consult the University of Minnesota Archives web page for detailed information on these and other collections related to the Law School.

Researchers interested in photographs of students may wish to consult the Gopher, the yearbook of the University of Minnesota, published from 1886-1965. The Gopher is held at Wilson Library and the University of Minnesota Archives. Class photographs are held in Law School Archives in the Riesenfeld Center. Please note that class photographs have not been taken every year.

Please contact Ryan Greenwood, Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections, with questions regarding Law School Archives.