The late Chief Justice Warren Burger died in 1995 at the age of 87, after a consequential career as a conservative head of the nation’s highest court and as the man who helped improve the modern-day judiciary—federal and state—during his 17 years as chief.

When chief justices die, they tend to be honored with a biography chronicling their lives and legacies, and a law school library collection of their papers and memorabilia.