Collecting State Court Files: How Law Schools and Libraries Can Preserve History (and Use Technology to Do It)

Rachael Samberg, Stanford Law School

In 1875, a jury committed Mary Todd Lincoln to an insane asylum. Recently, two Illinois State Supreme Court justices discovered her trial papers still on file with the Cook County Clerk. A thousand miles away in Houston, a task force has just helped overhaul the Texas court records preservation rules, so that files like John Wesley Hardin’s murder trial are spared from destruction.

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21 June 10:30 - 11:30
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