Read about the history of GW Law’s Library in A Legal Miscellanea: “Life of a Library: A History of The George Washington University Law Library.” Using archival materials from Gelman’s Special Collections Research Center, the article provides a look at how the Law Library developed. It features a rare focus on the earlier years of the “first” founding of GW Law in 1826 before its reopening after the Civil War in 1865.
The article includes many fascinating facts about the early days of the law school and the library. Images and photos bring the early history to life.
GW Law has been celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2015-2016. The 50th anniversary of the Law Library’s move to its current building in Foggy Bottom, The Jacob Burns Law Library, will be marked in 2017.