Opening of Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun Papers
at Library of Congress, March 4, 2004
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 4
Manuscript Reading Room, Madison Building
101 Independence Ave. S.E.,
Washington, D.C., (202) 707-5387
Access to the Blackmun papers will be on a first come,
first served basis. All patrons must have a reader
registration card, which should be obtained in advance
in Room LM 140 of the Madison Building.
TIME LIMITS ON MARCH 4:
All readers will be limited to a four-hour time shift
in the morning, afternoon or evening on March 4,
if the number of researchers exceeds the ninety
seats in the reading room: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;
1 to 5 p.m.; and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
All personal belongings, including coats, briefcases,
notebooks and pens must be stored in the cloakroom
of the reader registration station, or in the lockers in
the Manuscript Reading Room. Paper and pencils for
taking notes will be provided in the reading room.
Readers may bring in laptop computers.
REQUESTING ITEMS IN THE MANUSCRIPT READING ROOM:
Original documents from the cases that are online will
not be served to patrons in the reading room; however,
a surrogate paper copy will be available for research.
Other original materials can be requested in the reading
room on a first come, first served basis.
The 362-page guide (finding aid) to the Blackmun papers
will be available on the Library's public Web site,
< http://www.loc.gov/>, at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, March 4.
Other materials, including case files for eight major
cases and videotapes and transcripts of interviews with
Justice Blackmun, will be available only from designated
computers. These files cannot be downloaded or e-mailed;
however, individual pages can be printed on-site.
Multiple paper copies both of the collection guide and
the transcripts of the interviews will be available for
Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940, [log in to unmask]
Jill D. Brett (202) 707-2905, [log in to unmask]
Manuscript Division (202) 707-5387