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The Archives of the American Law Institute (ALI)

The ALI was established in 1923 by judges, lawyers, and law professors in an effort to promote the clarification, simplification, and scholarship of the law. The ALI Archives contains over 800 cubic feet of material documenting the administration, organization and work of the Institute, from early projects like the restatement of basic legal subjects to a collaboration with NCCUSL in developing and monitoring the Uniform Commercial Code. (more…)

The National Bankruptcy Archives (NBA)

In 2000 the Biddle Law Library and the American College of Bankruptcy collaborated to establish the National Bankruptcy Archives (NBA), a national repository of materials relating to the history of debtor-creditor relations, bankruptcy and the reorganization of debt. The NBA currently contains over 1,000 linear feet of personal papers and institutional records. (more…)

Manuscript Collections

The Biddle Law Library Manuscript Collections include the papers of George Wharton Pepper, Bernie Segal, William Draper Lewis, and David L. Bazelon. (more…)

Penn Law School Archives

The library maintains a selection of Law School records. Some records relating to the operations of Penn Law, however, are maintained by the University Archives. Please contact us for more information.

  • Legal Oral History Project Files, 1923-1959 (BLL.001)
  • Law School Collection, 1873-2014 (BLL.002)
  • Law School Photograph Collection, 1950s-1990s (BLL.003)

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