Justices of Texas was made possible by a $15,500 grant from the Digital Library Services Division at The University of Texas at Austin. Awarded in 2006, the grant enabled the Library to digitize portraits from its Texas Jurists Collection, design and develop the Justices of Texas digital library, and undertake extensive biographical research on each of the justices represented.
The Tarlton Law Library gratefully acknowledges the assistance and cooperation of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, and its executive director Bill Pugsley, for generously sharing research materials and expertise.
Thanks to the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Center for Legal History, State Bar of Texas, for scanning several portraits in their collection for inclusion in Justices of Texas. Thanks to the Texas State Cemetery and the University of Houston Libraries' UH Through Time project for granting the Law Library permission to use select portraits from their websites.
Thanks also to the Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, for supplying biographical materials for a number of justices, and to John Anderson, photographs archivist at the Texas State Library & Archives, for assisting with the location of several portraits.
The project was carried out under the direction of Professor Roy M. Mersky, Harry M. Reasoner Chair in Law and Director of Research, and Jeanne Price, associate director for patron services. Scott Webel, print & digital publications designer, served as project coordinator and manager, designed the website, undertook administrative responsibilities, developed promotional materials, ensured that the project stayed within budget, and led the project to completion. Adrienne Sonder, archivist at the Library, oversaw the development of the content of the website, managed permissions and coordination with other archives and libraries, and managed the intellectual resources that were incorporated into the website. Lynne Adele, biographer and author of Spirited Journeys: Self-Taught Texan Artists of the Twentieth Century, undertook in-depth research on each of the justices and wrote all of the biographies, bringing together a variety of sources and information. Lynne also tracked down elusive portraits and data. Without her contributions, the site would be far less interesting. Tan-wen Ivy Hou, web assistant, transformed Lynne's work into a digital environment, and integrated the various parts of the resource into one digital library. Ivy's contributions ensured that the website functions and provides the experience and information that users expect.