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California Supreme Court Historical Society Records MSS.0402
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Description
Institutional records of the California Supreme Court Historical Society, including records that predate the founding of the Society in 1989. Materials date from 1980-1993.
Background
The California Supreme Court Historical Society was founded in 1989 as a non-profit public benefit corporation to serve the interests of the bench and bar, the academic community and the general public. The Society is dedicated to preserving, documenting and promoting California judicial history through publications, academic research and educational initiatives. While the history of the California Supreme Court has been the focus of the Society’s efforts, it has also provided a forum for more broadly addressing the state’s judicial and legal past. The Society publishes the annual journal, California Legal History (formerly the California Supreme Court Historical Society Yearbook), as well as a biannual newsletter and periodic releases of monographic works. Working with judges, lawyers, historians, archivists and private and public agencies, the Society sponsors educational programming, and assists in the creation of exhibits and oral histories, and in the acquisition of historical judicial materials.
Extent
6.12 Cubic feet (13 archives boxes)
Restrictions
Use must comply with all applicable California and federal statutes and regulations, and with such rules and procedures as the California Judicial Center Library may adopt and promulgate. The security and safety of material in the collections must be assured at all times. Any use of materials or other behavior that creates risk of damage or loss to materials in the collections is prohibited and will result in immediate withdrawal of permission to use the collections. Permission to copy materials in Special Collections and Archives must be requested in advance and in writing.
Availability
The California Supreme Court Historical Society records are open to researchers upon approval of written request. Requests should be submitted to: California Judicial Center Library, Special Collections and Archives, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Room 4617, San Francisco, CA, 94102-7013, or by e-mail to archives@jud.ca.gov.