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Ryan Greenwood
Curator of Rare Books & Special Collections


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Riesenfeld Rare Books Research Center

Room N-30, Walter F. Mondale Hall, University of Minnesota Law Library

The Law School’s Stefan A. Riesenfeld Rare Books Research Center holds one of the outstanding collections of rare legal books in the United States. The books form the Arthur C. Pulling Rare Books Collection, containing more than 25,000 volumes of rare and special texts printed between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries. The Collection is a resource for the study of English and American law and history, as well as continental and other foreign law, and is open for the use of students and scholars.

The Pulling Collection is housed in the convenient facilities of the Riesenfeld Center, which include its reading room, modern exhibit space and reception area. The Center is also home to the Law School Archives, documenting the Law School’s notable history and the work of its faculty. Beyond research, the Center supports exhibits, events and programs related to its collections, as well as teaching at the Law School.

We invite visitors to explore the links and menu at left, to learn more about the Pulling Collection and Law School Archives, and discover the award-winning digital collections, exhibits and publications that are available through this site.