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Law Library Special Collections

Accessing the Collection

Items in the First Amendment and Civil Rights Collection may be used in the Law Library and, for those with borrowing privileges at the Regent University Law Library, may be checked-out for normal loan periods.

About The First Amendment & Civil Rights Collection

  Over 300 monographs and government documents with a focus on the development of civil rights law and its impact on American life, particularly after World War II.
All items relate to a right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and included in the Constitution. Topics range from religious activity to freedom of the press, academic freedom, and the impact of events such as the Kent State civil disturbances.
Included is the text of hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee and the Senate Sub-Committee on Internal Security, held during the "Red Scare" period after World War II.