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The JANUS-based Squire Archive (Reference GBR/3207/SQL) is a publicly-accessible database, hosted by the University of Cambridge. Each catalogued item in the database has a descriptive narrative that is searchable. Physical material, consisting of papers and miscellaneous items are housed on the third floor of the Squire Law Library. This material may not be borrowed, however researchers may apply for access by appointment to Lesley Dingle, tel: 01223 330083, e-mail:

This archive has been established around the core collection of the late Professor Kurt Lipstein, and we gratefully acknowledge a generous grant from the William Senior Fund administered by Clare College for providing the resources to undertake this initial setup.

We intend placing materials acquired from others in our Eminent Scholars Archive into the JANUS electronic/paper archive as they become available.


The papers, letters and manuscripts of the late Professor Kurt Lipstein (1909-2006) were generously donated by his family to Clare College, which then passed them to the Squire Law Library for curation. This collection of more than 2000 items, was creatively archived by Dr Richard Flower (formerly of Clare College, now of Sidney Sussex College) during the summer of 2007.

We acknowledge valuable assistance from Mrs Anne Hughes (Forbes Mellon Librarian, Clare College), Dr Patricia McGuire (King's College Archivist), Ms Elizabeth Stratton (Clare College Archivist), Ms Rachel Rowe (Smuts Librarian for Commonwealth Studies), and Mr Robert Steiner (Manuscript Archivist, University Library). The Law Faculty Computing Officers are also thanked for their support. 

Categories in the Kurt Lipstein (KL) Janus Archive: