One of the primary goals of the Tarlton Law Library's archival and manuscript collection is to collect, preserve, and make available the records of enduring value created by The University of Texas School of Law. The collections also chronicle the outstanding contributions that Law School faculty and alumni have made to the legal institutions of Texas and the United States. The archives contain valuable documents relevant to legal history and the history of legal education in Texas and the United States.
Detailed finding aids for many of our archival collections are available via Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO), a consortium of the major research archives in Texas.
The links listed below navigate to specific information about each topical collection of papers and related material in our Online Guide to the Archives.
Collections relating to The University of Texas School of Law:
Special Collections maintains the permanently valuable records of the School of Law, as well as the archives of several Law School and law-related organizations. Related materials include the Law School Photograph Collection, the Faculty Writings Collection, a growing collection of oral history interviews, and a comprehensive collection of Law School and Law Library periodicals and publications. The papers of several Law School deans and professors provide insights on legal scholarship, legal education, the history of the Law School, and national affairs.
Collections Relating to Texas Legal History:
Collections Relating to U.S. Legal History:
Collections with a national scope include the papers of Judge Joseph C. Hutcheson, Jr., of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; those of Norman Black, of the Southern District of Texas; and those of William Wayne Justice, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas and a Senior United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Justice Tom C. Clark:
The Tom C. Clark Papers include over 480 linear feet of case files, correspondence, literary productions, speeches, printed material, political cartoons, artifacts, scrapbooks and photographs, which include a virtually complete record of Clark's 18 years as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1949-1967).