This forty-first installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.
HeinOnline’s Harvard Research in International Law collection is another relatively small resource within Hein, however it provides focused access to Harvard’s international law research project of 1929-1939. This includes both the original materials, commentaries with analysis, as well as a link to Hein’s Law Journal Library which searches for relevant articles affiliated with this research. This preset search returns over 41,000 results; however this search contains options to search within and can be further refined (for example, a search within for “Bolivia” narrows these results down to only 1,323 results and could be narrowed even more).
As for the materials themselves, the original documents section provides a look at the documents themselves as produced and edited from 1929 to 1939. The commentaries take a look at this project from the vantage point of 2007 and give a modern analysis. An interesting aspect of this collection is definitely the time frame, as the years 1929-1939 (the decade culminating in the outbreak of World War Two in Europe) would have been a turbulent time in international law. From the first page of the original documents this frame of reference is readily apparent through mentions of the United Nations’ ill-fated predecessor, the League of Nations.
This collection would definitely be worth a look for anyone interested in international law or the 1929-1939 time period.
To access the Harvard Research in International Law collection in Hein, click here, select HeinOnline under “Legal Search Engines Research,” and select the collection from the list to your left. Happy Researching!