April 24 – 30 Preservation Week!

The American Library Association website has info about Preservation Week. Preservation is a core responsibility of libraries. Library collections need to be cared for. Otherwise, books will fall apart or other calamities will occur. Taking care of the things we have is important, so is preserving the past. Preservation and the past has a special place in law libraries. Laws are among the many things law libraries preserve; state laws and regulations are always being replaced, updated, and transformed. There are many laws that deal with preservation too; here are a couple resources to help you enter this important area of law:

Historic Preservation Law in a Nutshell by Sara C. Bronin & Ryan Rowberry
Available at SU Law Library LAW-Reserve (KF4310.B76 2014)

The Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation by David Harmon, Francis P. McManamon, & Dwight T. Pitcaithley
Available at SU Law Library LAW-4th Floor (KF4310.A96 2006)


Washington Digital Archives

Washington state is way ahead of most states in digitizing and providing access to state and local records that might have legal, fiscal or historical value. The Digital Archives currently include 28 different collections ranging from those useful for genealogy purposes (marriage and death records) to those interesting to legal researchers (frontier justice and city council resolutions).