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Archival Materials

Tarlton Law Library's Special Collections department houses many archival collections relating to U.S. legal history, Texas legal history, and the history of the law school. We are the repository for papers of the former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark, the Uniform Law Commission Archives, and records related to the founding of the Texas Law Review and the Texas Journal of Women and the Law.

We will gladly assist you with cite-checking archival sources, help facilitate communications with other archival repositories, and provide research guidance related to our collections. Please reach out to to see how we can help.

Given our mission of collecting materials related to Texas Law, we are interested in acquiring documents regarding the creation and activities of law journals on campus. This includes mission statements, symposium papers, documents related to journal events, photos, videos, and similar materials. Please let us know if you would like to make a donation.

Rare Books

Tarlton Law Library's Rare Book Collection includes Texas legal literature dating from the period of Mexican Independence, through the Republic and into the early twentieth century. This collection is complemented by robust collections of material from all the precursors to Texas law: Roman, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American law. The rare books collections also includes over 200 editions of law dictionaries from 1476 to 1900.