**Beginning 3/07/2022 Biddle Archives will be reopening for on-site research visits. Please allow two weeks notice for scheduling research appointments.
The Archives of Biddle Law Library preserves, promotes, and provides access to the the papers and records of two major legal organizations: The American Law Institute (ALI), and the National Bankruptcy Archives. The archives also house Penn Law's historic records and a number of smaller collections, including the personal papers of early Penn Law Dean and ALI co-founder William Draper Lewis, Penn Law graduate and Philadelphia lawyer Bernard G. Segal, and United States Court of Appeals Judge David L. Bazelon. A collection of records from the law school includes the notes of various 19th century professors and students, minutes of the Alumni Society, and photographs. Paper and electronic finding aids are available online and by request.
For more information on the collections:
Use of the Biddle Law Library Archives is by appointment only. Some collections are stored off-site and so researchers should schedule their visits no less than two weeks in advance of their intended research dates.
For questions concerning the Archives, the Rare Books Collection, or other special collections at Biddle, please contact:
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Note: Email is preferred.
University of Pennsylvania Law School
|Monday 10:00 - 4:00|
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|Philadelphia, PA 19104||Friday 10:00 - 4:00|