Answered By: Mindy Kent Last Updated: Dec 08, 2016 Views: 7
Documents on File:
If a footnote in a Harvard Law journal states that a document is "on file with the Harvard Law School Library," the document should have been deposited with Historical & Special Collections as part of the Documents on File Program. This program is a service offered to student journals at the Harvard Law School for the sole purpose of retaining unpublished, difficult to access, or ephemeral sources cited in the journal.
To request access to a document on file, email Historical & Special Collections to schedule a reading room appointment. This material is stored off-site and requires two business days' notice to retrieve from storage. The Historical & Special Collections reading room, the Root Room, is open by appointment only, Monday-Friday from 10:00-5:00.
Please include 1) the information from the footnote and 2) the full citation of the article where the footnote appears.
Access to the materials will be provided according to standard Historical & Special Collections Reading Room policies.