Sunday, August 4 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
206 - SCOTUS Refocus: Advocacy for Judicial Papers [GOV]

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The papers of Supreme Court justices, as is the case for all federal judges, are not subject to regulation. The speakers present background information on justice papers, illustrate their value for historians and the public, and discuss challenges that arise for repositories in processing and managing them. They also discuss how regulation would help increase the amount of information preserved, make archivists' access decisions easier and more consistent, and manage researchers' expectations.

Jessica Farrell: The History and Future of SCOTUS Records Regulation
Irene Gates: Managing and Processing the Antonin Scalia Papers at the Harvard Law School Library
Ed Moloy: Managing and Processing the Antonin Scalia Papers at the Harvard Law School Library
Michelle Marie Trumbo: Availability and Accessibility of Supreme Court Justices’ Papers

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Jessica Farrell

Community Facilitator, Educopia Institute
Jess is community facilitator for the Software Preservation Network and BitCurator Consortium. Previously she was curator of digital collections at Harvard Law School Library and has held past positions at McDonald's Corporation, Armstrong-Johnston Archival Services, the College of... Read More →

Irene Gates

Project Archivist, Justice Antonin Scalia Papers, Harvard Law School Library
Irene has been the project archivist for the Scalia papers since last August. She previously worked at the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, the Harvard Business School Baker Library, and the Boston City Archives.

Ed Moloy

Curator of Modern Manuscripts, Harvard Law School Library

Michelle Marie Trumbo

Executive Director, Legal Information Preservation Alliance
Michelle Trumbo is Executive Director of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance, a non-profit consortium of law libraries undertaking projects to preserve print and digital legal information.

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