July 19, 2002
Avalon Update: YLS Online Document Project Continues to Grow
The Avalon Project at Yale Law School currently offers a troop of around 6,600 historical and legal documents online, which received around one million hits a week during the academic year. And the archive continues to grow under the direction of William Fray, the manager of network services at YLS and founder of Avalon.
Fray has recently added a complete version of Blackstone's Commentaries (it runs four volumes in paper), as well as a collection of African-American history and autobiography. The section on government documents relating to the terrorist attacks of September 11 on Avalon now encompasses more than 1,500 individual entries. Future additions will include the transcripts of the trial of Joan of Arc.