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Archives and Special Collections

Photo of wooden Peregrinus carving: an odd four legged animal shape with a wide fox like tail, hindquarters of a dog, a head and beak like a pelican, wearing boots and painted orange and white.

The Archives and Special Collections Department at the Tarlton Law Library holds, protects, and preserves the records of enduring value created by the University of Texas School of Law, the papers of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark, the Uniform Law Commission Archive, the papers of Texas Supreme Court justices and federal judges, and the papers of University of Texas School of Law alumni, faculty, and deans. These remarkable collections contain materials relevant to legal history and the history of legal education in Texas and the United States. The department welcomes researchers. University of Texas faculty and students are especially encouraged to use these resources.

The Department of Archives and Special Collections has three staff members available to assist you with your research. Liz Hilkin, Head of Archives and Special Collections, earned a JD from Mercer University School of Law and an MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin. Evelina Stulgaityte, Assistant Archivist, earned a BA from the University of Virginia and an MLIS from McGill University. Kate Roden, Archives Assistant, earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MLS from Texas Woman's University.

The Department is located on the fourth floor of the Tarlton Law Library in room 4.209. For driving directions and parking at the Law Library, please see Location and Parking. The department is generally open to researchers 8:00-5:00, Monday through Friday, excluding university holidays. As staffing of the department is limited, researchers are asked to contact the archives staff well in advance of an anticipated visit to ensure the best use of researcher and staff time during the visit. For more information about conducting research from our collections, please contact us.

Contact Information

Liz Hilkin
Head of Archives and Special Collections
(512) 471-7071
Evelina Stulgaityte
(512) 471-7263
Kate Roden
Archives Assistant
(512) 471-7263