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The California Appellate Court Legacy Project

The California Appellate Court Legacy Project continues the study of the history of the California Courts of Appeal begun with the 2005 Centennial Celebration. The Project committee has developed and produced oral history interviews of Justices of the Courts of Appeal. Hon. Judith L. Haller, Associate Justice, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, chairs the committee.

The majority of the Justices who provided interviews have retired from the Courts. The majority of the interviews were conducted by current or retired Justices. Interviews have been videotaped or audiotaped. The resulting archive is intended to serve as an historical record of the Justices' experiences and the evolution of the California appellate courts. See additional information >>

Other members of the committee are:

DVD recordings of oral history interviews conducted by the Project and a topical index of the interviews are available in the library. To schedule a time to view the Appellate Court Legacy DVDs, or for additional information, please contact Research and Reference Services, by phone to 415-865-7178 or by email to


Connecting to Collections Bookshelf

On August 5, the Institute of Museums and Library Servicesannounced the recipients of Connecting to Collections Bookshelf,and CJCL was among them. The Bookshelf is a core collection of conservation books, DVDs, and online resources provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, our nation's primary source of federal funding for museums and libraries. In accompanying text, IMLS Director Anne-Imelda Radice describes award recipients asthose "in the forefront of the call to action on behalf of America's collections."

IMLS's press release provides additional information
The IMLS Bookshelf was made possible by a cooperative agreement with the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) with support from the Getty Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. It is part of Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action, a strategic initiative by IMLS to address the challenges described in A Public Trust at Risk: The Heritage Health Index Report on the State of America's Collections. The report concluded that:

For additional information visit the IMLS websiteor contact email CJCL.