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Sadie Alexander Exhibit 

March 27, 2024

The Archives & Special Collections team created the permanent exhibit, “Sadie Tanner Mossel Alexander (1898-1989), Class of 1927” to honor the legacy of Sadie Alexander, the first Black woman to graduate from Penn Carey Law.


Working with the American Law Institute Collections 

February 29, 2024

Biddle Law Library’s Archives and Special Collections intern, Abigail Boyer, reflects on working with the American Law Institute’s collections.


Records of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges 

January 5, 2024

The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) was founded in 1926 to provide continuing legal education to judges, lawyers, and other practitioners. The NCBJ records have been reprocessed and now document all 97 years of the organization’s history.


Roswell B. Perkins & the American Law Institute 

May 8, 2023

Roswell (Rod) B. Perkins served as the sixth president of the American Law Institute (ALI) from 1980 to 1993. His President Files are available for research in the Archives of the American Law Institute at the Biddle Law Library.


Archives Closed to Visitors until June 19 

May 1, 2023

Due to upcoming renovations, Archives & Special Collections will be closed to visitors until June 19. To contact the department, send an email to


Henry J. Sommer Papers and Consumer Rights 

March 24, 2023

Material has been added to the Henry J. Sommer Papers that document his lifelong work in bankruptcy and consumer law. The updated collection is now available for research.


Itty Bitty Biddle Books: New Exhibition 

February 7, 2023

New exhibition featuring some of Biddle Law Library’s more tiny books in the rare book collections of Archives and Special Collections Department. 


Judge Joe Lee and Bankruptcy Reform 

December 9, 2022

The Judge Joe Lee Papers are now processed and available for research at the Biddle Archives.


Spotlight on the Arlin Adams Papers 

November 15, 2022

The Judge Arlin Adams Papers are available for research at the Biddle Archives.


Celebrating ALI’s 100th Anniversary 

November 2, 2022

New exhibition celebrating Penn Carey Law’s contribution to the American Law Institute’s first century is now on view at the Biddle Law Library. Learn more about the Law School’s important role in the development of the ALI.


Ready for Research: Bernard G. Segal Papers 

September 26, 2022

The Bernard G. Segal Papers have been processed and are available for research in the Biddle Archives.


Past, Present & Future: Biddle Law Library 

April 13, 2022

The current exhibition in the library’s Gateway highlights significant people and events in the history of Biddle Law Library.