Monday, October 10, 2011

Introducing the Doswell Collection

In April 2011, the Goodson Law Library received a generous donation from John Simpson of Charlotte, North Carolina: a collection of books and memorabilia related to the Nuremberg Nazi war crime trials, named in honor of his uncle, Marshall Doswell. The J. Marshall Doswell, Jr. Nuremberg Trials Collection was unveiled on July 29 at a gathering in the library’s Riddick Rare Book & Special Collections Room, which featured remarks from Mr. Simpson and Mr. Doswell (pictured at right), as well as Duke Law Professors Paul Carrington and Madeline Morris.

For the next few weeks, you can view a selection of The J. Marshall Doswell, Jr. Nuremberg Trials Collection in the window of the Riddick Room. The display includes books and media about the Nuremberg trials, photographs of the July 29 event, and memorabilia such as a commemorative medal and a shoulder patch worn by U.S. forces who served at Nuremberg during the trials.

The Doswell Collection items are being added to the Duke Libraries’ online catalog. Additional works about this important time period in world history and international criminal law can be found with a subject heading search for “Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946” and “Nuremberg War Crime Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-1949”. For assistance with locating these materials, be sure to Ask a Librarian.