About the Collection
The UT School of Law Buildings Photograph Collection is currently a group of 44 digitized photographs spanning from the late 1880s to 2009. The majority of photographs are from the 1980s through the 1990s. The collection also documents the architectural evolution of the Law School Complex, which includes Tarlton Law Library. The original photographs are a part of Tarlton Law Library’s archives. There are a total of five Law Buildings currently represented in this collection: Old Main, Pearce Hall, Townes Hall, Jesse H. Jones Hall, and the Connally Center.
The original photographs were selected for digitization on the basis of architectural and historical significance. Only photographs that clearly showed building attributes and evolution were selected. As a result the majority of photographs feature exterior views. The photographs document the construction and additions to the Law School Complex through the years, reflecting robust enrollment and an ever larger number of programs. For each photograph in this collection, there is an original master scan (TIFF format), an optimized master that has been cropped and straightened (TIFF format), and a smaller version for easy access (JPEG format)