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HOLLIS 12894061

Minow, Martha. Collection of research materials for the book, "In Brown's Wake: Legacies of America's Educational Landmark," 1966-2009: Finding Aid.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 12894061
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Martha Minow, 1954-
Title: Martha Minow collection of research materials for the book, "In Brown's Wake: Legacies of America's Educational Landmark"
Date(s): 1966-2009.
Quantity: 8 linear feet (8 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Research materials collected by Martha Minow while writing her book In Brown's Wake: Legacies of America's Educational Landmark.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

The collection was donated to the Harvard Law School Library by Martha Minow in September 2010, along with her collection of books also used in researching In Brown's Wake: Legacies of America's Educational Landmark.

Processing Information:

Processed by Margaret Peachy, October 2010.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Historical and Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Historical and Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

Historical/Biographical Information

Martha Minow has been a member of the Harvard Law School faculty since 1981, when she was hired as an assistant professor, and becoming a full professor in 1986. In 2009, Minow was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Law at Harvard University. As a professor, Minow taught a variety of courses including civil procedure, constitutional law, family law, international criminal justice, jurisprudence, law and education, nonprofit organizations, and the public law workshop.
In addition to her academic commitments, Minow has served on several national and international committees, including the Independent International Commission on Kosovo, which launched Imagine Coexistence, a program of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. Additionally, she is involved with the Divided Cities initiative that is building an alliance of global cities dealing with ethnic, religious, or political divisions.
Minow is also a prolific writer and editor with over 15 titles to her name. These titles include Family Matters: Readings in Family Lives and the Law, Women and the Law, Breaking the Cycles of Hatred: Memory, Law and Repair, and Just Schools: Pursuing Equality in Societies of Difference.
Minow completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan before earning a master's degree in education from the Harvard School of Education. She then went to Yale Law School for her J.D., after which she clerked for Judge David Bazelon of the United States Court of Appeals and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court.

Series List/Description

Scope and Contents

Martha Minow's collection of research materials supporting her work on, In Brown's Wake: Legacies of America's Educational Landmark mainly consists of articles from a variety of sources. Most of the articles were published in law journals, but several others were printed in popular newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times and The Economist. The collection also contains some memos and emails to Minow from research assistants and colleagues in the field. Most of the articles are not annotated, though, on occasion, Minow's typed notes are mixed in with the articles. While the bulk of the collected works were published 1990-2006, some of them date back to the 1960s.
Minow originally arranged her research materials by topic in discrete file boxes, and the series titles for this collection represent her original categories. Each series is divided into two subseries: cited materials and uncited materials. The cited materials are arranged by chapter, and each cited work is listed, with brief bibliographic information, in the container list below. Uncited materials are not described in the container list, but a more detailed list is available to researchers by consulting with Historical & Special Collections staff.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Discrimination in education -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Segregation in education -- Law and legislation -- United States.