New England Law | Boston has a unique heritage. Founded in 1908 as Portia Law School for the legal education of women, New England Law | Boston has offered an affordable legal education to many who may not otherwise have considered a career in the law.
The history of the school is preserved in the Archives Room (209A) in the library in the form of yearbooks, course ledgers, class documents, newspaper articles, photographs, and other memorabilia. Also represented are catalogs from the affiliated Calvin Coolidge College of Liberal Arts (1936-1968) and a collection of some personal papers of the
school’s founder, Arthur W. MacLean. This collection is gradually being digitized for wider accessibility.
The Mary Jo Frug Women and the Law Collection
is housed in room 007.