Austin History Center

Austin Lawyers' Auxiliary Records

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Austin Lawyers' Auxiliary
Title: Austin Lawyers' Auxiliary Records
Inclusive Dates: 1950-2008
Abstract: The Austin Lawyers' Auxiliary (formerly known as the Austin Lawyers' Wives' Club) collection consists of documents and photographs related to the organization, including financial and administrative records, membership records, newsletters, correspondence, photographs and scrapbooks dating from it origination in 1950 to 2008.
Identification: AR.1994.063
Quantity: 2.7 linear feet (2 boxes and 5 scrapbooks)
Location: Archives stacks and Oversized Volumes
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The Austin Lawyers' Auxiliary (formerly known as the Austin Lawyers' Wives' Club) was organized in 1950 with the purpose was "to promote sociability among its members." The name of the organization was changed to Austin Lawyers' Auxiliary in 1991. The organization holds social and speaker events as well as assisting the legal professional through philanthropic endeavors including a scholarship fund for law students at The University of Texas Law School.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains five scrapbooks dating from 1950-1977 (1950-1966, 1966-1970, 1970-1973, 1973-1974, 1976-1977), the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 President's notebooks, newspaper clippings from 1991 and 1995, and yearbooks dating from 1950 through 1993. The scrapbooks consist of newspaper clippings, event flyers, yearbooks, correspondence and photographs. The President's Notebook includes financial and administrative records, membership and dues records, newsletters, event programs and flyers, correspondence and photographs.


Arranged into four series:
I. Scrapbooks
II. President's Notebook
III. Newspaper clippings
IV. Yearbooks


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Benesh, Jennifer.
Borgelt, Mary Ellen.
Austin Lawyers' Auxiliary.
Austin Lawyers' Wives' Club.
Austin (Tex.)
Women—Societies and clubs.

Related Material

Austin Files: Laywers - Austin Lawyer's Wives Club L2200 (3)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated by current (2010) club president.

Preferred Citation

Austin Lawyers' Auxiliary (AR.1994.063). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Austin, TX.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1982/036, DO/1996/076

Donation Date: 1982, 2010

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2010.

Materials originally housed in a 3-ring binder were removed and foldered in original order and the notation (3RB) has been added to the folder tab.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Scrapbooks, 1950-1977

Oversized Volumes 1950-1966

II. President's Notebook, 2006-2008

Box Folders
1 1-7 President's notebook 2006-2007
8-11 President's notebook 2007-2008

Newspaper Clippings, 1991, 1995

Box Folder
1 12 Clippings, 1991, 1995

Yearbooks, 1950-1993

1 Yearbooks, 1950-1975
2 Yearbooks, 1976-1993