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Oral History Series

The Tarlton Law Library Oral History Series is a collection of oral history interviews conducted over the course of four decades with a variety of University of Texas School of Law faculty, alumni, and legal professionals. The series was conceived of by former director Roy Mersky with the intent of preserving first-hand accounts of events and developments in law school history from individuals whose careers helped shape the Law School and the legal history of Texas -- Robert Calvert, Joe R. Greenhill, Sr., and Jack Pope as Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Texas, W. Page Keeton as the long-time dean of the Law School, and Bill Powers, who served as Law School dean prior to becoming University president. 

The project was originally funded by a grant from the Texas Sesquicentennial Commission, and later by the University of Texas Law School Foundation and the proceeds of printed issue sales. Individual volumes are available for check-out at the Tarlton Law Library or may be viewed at the Special Collections reading room. To locate these oral histories, search by title or call number in our TALLONS catalog. 

List of oral histories published by the Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas School of Law:

W. Page Keeton: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Bill Brands. 1992. 80 pages. ISBN: 0-935630-42-2. 
KF292.T425 K43 1992

Oral History Interview with the Honorable Robert W. Calvert
A Texas Supreme Court Trilogy Vol. 1
Interviewed by H. W. Brands. 1998. 81 pages. ISBN: 0-935630-50-3. 
KFT1712.T49 1998

Oral History Interview with the Honorable Joe R. Greenhill, Sr.
A Texas Supreme Court Trilogy Vol. 2
Interviewed by H. W. Brands. 1998. 64 pages. ISBN: 0-935630-51-1. 
KFT1712.T49 1998

Oral History Interview with the Honorable Jack Pope
A Texas Supreme Court Trilogy Vol. 3
Interviewed by H. W. Brands. 1998. 104 pages. ISBN: 0-935630-52-X. 
KFT1712.T49 1998

Gus M. Hodges: An Oral History Interview
Tarlton Law Library Legal History Series No. 3
Interviewed by H.W. Brands. 2002. vii, 38 pages. ISBN: 0-935630-56-2. 
KF373.H552 H63 2002

Corwin W. Johnson: An Oral History Interview
Tarlton Law Library Legal History Series No. 4
Interviewed by Sheree Scarborough. 2003. vii, 38 pages. ISBN: 0-935630-57-0. 
KF292.T425 J63 2003

No. 1 - Joseph D. Jamail, Jr.: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Sheree Scarborough. 2005. 47 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-59-6. 
KF373.J35 J352 2002

No. 2 - Harry M. Reasoner: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Sheree Scarborough. 2005. 66 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-60-2. 
KF373.R427 R427 2005

No. 3 - Robert O. Dawson: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by J. Patrick Hazel. 2006. 37 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-63-3. 
KF373.D385 D38 2006

No. 4 - J. Leon Lebowitz: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Sheree Scarborough. 2006. 43 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-64-0. 
KF373.L39 L42 2006

No. 5 - Hans W. Baade: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Sheree Scarborough. 2006. 21 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-65-7. 
KF373.B25 B32 2006

No. 6 - James DeAnda: Fifty Years a Lawyer
Transcript of speech. 2006. 19 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-69-5. 
KF373.D42 D42 2007

No. 7 - Russell J. Weintraub: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Sheree Scarborough. 2007. 40 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-66-4. 
KF373.W367 W44 2007

No. 8 - Oscar H. Mauzy: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Sheree Scarborough. 2007. 57 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-68-8. 
KF373.M38 M38 2007

No. 9 - Roy M. Mersky: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by William J. Chriss. 2008. 75 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-73-2. 
KF373.M47 M47 2008

No. 10 - John F. Sutton, Jr.: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by William J. Chriss. 2009. 41 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-74-9. 
KF373.S87 S87 2009

No. 11 - M. Michael Sharlot: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by William J. Chriss. 2009. 37 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-76-3. 
KF373.S458 S53 2009

No. 12 - Ernest E. Smith: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by William J. Chriss. 2010. 40 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-78-3. 
KF373.S615 S65 2010

No. 13 - Lino A. Graglia: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Sheree Scarborough. 2011. 94 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-80-0. 
KF373.G673 G72 2011

No. 14 - Stanley M. Johanson: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by William J. Chriss. 2012. 73 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-81-7. 
KF373.J54 J64 2012

No. 15 - John J. Sampson: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Megan Blair. 2014. 53 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-85-6. 
KF373.S25 S25 2014

No. 16 - Mark G. Yudof: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Megan Blair. 2014. 53 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-85-6. $20
KF373.Y93. Y93 2014

No. 17 - Custis Wright: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Megan Blair. 2014. 22 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-87-9. 
KF373.W702 W74 2014

No. 18 - A Conversation with William Allison
Interviewed by Megan Blair. 2015. 45 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-88-6. 
KF373.A44 A45 2015

No. 19 - Cynthia Bryant: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Megan Blair. 2015. 25 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-89-3. 
KF373.B79 B79 2015

No. 20 - Olin Guy Wellborn: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Sheree Scarborough. 2015. 68 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-90-9. 
KF373.W368 W45 2015

No. 21 - Lucas A. Powe, Jr.: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Joe Noel. 2016. 52 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-91-6. 
KF373.P69 P69 2016

No. 22 - Jay Westbrook: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Joe Noel. 2018. 102 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-92-3. 
KF373.W385 W478 2018

No. 23 - David Anderson: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Joe Noel. 2019. 62 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-93-0. 
KF373.A53 A55 2019

No. 24 - William C. Powers, Jr.: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Joe Noel. 2021. 148 pages. ISBN: 978-0-935630-94-7. 
KF373.P693 P69 2021


Two unpublished oral histories are only available online:

Gloria K. Bradford: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by William J. Chriss. 2006/2011. 24 pages. 
Available online.

James W. McCartney: An Oral History Interview
Interviewed by Sheree Scarborough. 1996/2009. 14 pages.
Available online.


Three unpublished interviews are only available for viewing in the Special Collections reading room on the fourth floor of the Tarlton Law Library. Please contact archives@law.utexas.edu to make an appointment. 

Helen Hargrave – unpublished transcript available in Special Collections
Hal C. Horton – unpublished transcript available in Special Collections
J. Edwin Smith – unpublished transcript available in Special Collections