Conservation and Digitization of the Trials Pamphlet Collection at Cornell University Library

A project to conserve and digitize the 321 pamphlets in the Trials Pamphlet collection at the Cornell University Law Library. The pamphlets range in date from the late 1600s to the late 1800s. As a collection, these trial pamphlets capture a formative period in American history from the early years of the republic, through the turmoil of the Civil War, to the emergence of the United States as a leading industrial nation in the late 1800s. Because cases were not officially reported on until the 1830s, the collection is one of the few ways to research trials from the 18th and early 19th centuries. The project will ensure in-person access to the original artifact at Cornell and provide worldwide access to the collection via the Internet. With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Park Service through the Save America's Treasures program. See the project web page For additional information contact Barbara Eden <>.