The American Society for Legal History
THE ENDOWMENT FOR THE FUTURE OF THE SOCIETY
September 1, 2009
The American Society for Legal History was founded in 1956, and since then its membership has grown
substantially while our field has flourished in the world of scholarship. The ASLH is now recognized as
one of the most important scholarly groups in the fields of historical and legal research. It is respected
at home and abroad, and our annual meetings' programs, our book series Studies in Legal History, and
our journal Law and History Review have all set high standards of excellence. The journal and the
series are widely recognized as among the best places to publish in our field; and the annual meetings are very
pleasant occasions that bring together legal historians from all disciplines to exchange ideas and to learn about
the latest advances in this growing field of research and teaching.
The Society successfully completed a $500,000 endowment campaign
in 2007 that will ensure that we have the capacity to sustain
current programs. However, to respond to new opportunities in publishing and other scholarly activities,
continued funding is needed. We invite all ASLH members to
support the Society, and we welcome tax-deductible contributions from
foundations, individuals, law firms, and companies. Every contribution is of importance,
and we welcome gifts at all levels.
Please consider joining our donors list and contributing to this important effort for the support of scholarship
and teaching in legal history. For your convenience, please print out and mail or e-mail the attached
For instructions on contributions of securities, please get in touch with
Craig Klafter. Thank you very much for considering this appeal, and
for your valued support.
Sarah Barringer Gordon
Chair, Finance Committee and
Past Chair, "Future of the Society" Committee
ASLH Office Address:
American Society for Legal History, Inc.
c/o Claire Riley
Harvard Law School
1545 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
P.S. The Society is a public charity authorized to
receive tax-deductible donations pursuant to Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code. Our ruling letter may be viewed by clicking here (pdf).