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present The Harvard Law School Library has digitized its own collection of the School's catalogs and has made them available on the internet. The catalogs dates from 1835/1836--a time when there were only two members of the faculty (Joseph Story and Simon Greenleaf) and 52 students. Many of the changes at the school that occurred over the next 170 years are documented in these catalogs. Offering information on faculty, courses, policies, and student lists, the catalogs are a rich source of information for researchers interested legal education in general and the history of Harvard Law School in particular. Because the catalog has gone through three name changes since 1835, the catalogs are accessible through three different records in HOLLIS (Harvard's on-line library catalog). A catalogue of the Law School in Harvard University (1835/36-1868/69): HOLLIS 11365376 <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HLS.LIBR:1459156> The Law School of Harvard University (1878/89-1970/71): HOLLIS 374288 <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HLS.LIBR:1477540> Harvard Law School Catalog (1970/71-2005/06): HOLLIS 374287 <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HLS.LIBR:1279600> Beginning in the academic year 2006/2007, the course catalog is only available online through the Law School's website. For a complete list of the Library's digital collections, see http://www.law.harvard.edu/library/special/exibits/digital/index.html David Warrington CA Librarian for Special Collections Harvard Law School Library Cambridge, MA 02138 617-496-2115 firstname.lastname@example.org