The creation of the Barbara Steffens Hedin Alcove on Law, Literature, and the Arts was made possible by a generous donation to the University of Minnesota Law Library by Douglas A. and Barbara S. Hedin. The nucleus of the Law, Literature and the Arts Collection is Mr. and Mrs. Hedin's extensive collection of legal fiction, including both classic and popular works of fiction. The collection includes plays featuring the bench and bar, poetry, legal humor, artwork, movies and television series. It also includes secondary works that comment on the relationship of law to literature and art.
The Alcove Collection is located just inside the wooden doors on the 2nd floor of the law library.