Location and Hours
The Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives is located in Sydney Lewis Hall, the home of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, in historic Lexington, Virginia. See "Directions" at the bottom right of this page for maps, travel information, and floor plans of the law school building.
The archives is generally open to researchers from 9:00-5:00, Monday-Friday with the following exceptions: Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving and the day following, and December 24 through New Year's Day. As this area is staffed by one archivist, there will inevitably be days during the year, and times during certain days, when the archives will be closed due to illness, vacation, staff assignments in other areas of the building, or staff business outside of the law school. Researchers are urged to contact the archives staff well in advance of an anticipated visit, to insure proper assistance during their stay.