The NLG archives are managed by the Tamiment Library at New York University, within the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library. Over 300 boxes of documents span the Guild’s history, focusing on the court case National Lawyers Guild v. Attorney General, 1977-1989, which revealed that the Guild had been the target of a 40-year covert Federal Bureau of Investigation campaign of surveillance, infiltration, and intimidation.

To view a description of the collection, visit the Tamiment Library Guide to NLG Records.

If you are interested in viewing the collection in person, it is located at: Elmer Holmes Bobst Library: 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 10012 (see map below).

Note: Any materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.

For more information, contact the library at (212) 998-2630 or Shannon O’Neill at