Austin History Center

Travis County Bar Association Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Travis County Bar Association
Title: Travis County Bar Association Records
Inclusive Dates: 1976-1981
Abstract: The Travis County Bar Association (now the Austin Bar Association) was founded in 1893 as a nonprofit professional organization for attorneys. The collection provides a brief look into the activities of the organization from 1976 through 1981.
Identification: AR.1992.020
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Archives Stacks
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The Travis County Bar Association (now the Austin Bar Association) was founded in 1893 as a nonprofit professional organization for attorneys. Its mission is to promote professionalism and camaraderie within the legal community, to aid in the administration of justice, to enhance the delivery of and access to quality legal services, to educate the public about the legal system, and to actively participate in the success of the community at large. The name was changed from Travis County Bar Association to Austin Bar Association in 2004. The Bar Association is also affiliated with the Austin Young Lawyers Association, the Lawyer Referral Service and Volunteer Legal Services.


Scope and Contents

Board of Directors correspondence, the "Travis County Bar Association Directors' Book", financial records, committee records and event flyers in this collection highlight the activities of the Travis County Bar Association (TCBA) from 1976 to 1981. The administrative records and correspondence document the goals of the 1980-1981 Board of Directors. Also included are materials relating to the revision of the TCBA Constitution and By-Laws by the Constitution and By-Laws Commie in 1976-1977 as well as administrative and financial records of Austin Lawyers Care and the Lawyer Referral Service dated 1980 and 1981.


Arrangement

Arranged by materials type.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Randle, Gibson R.
Schless, Michael J.
Organizations:
Austin Bar Association.
Travis County Bar Association.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
Lawyers--Texas--Austin.

Related Material

Periodicals

Austin Lawyer

Austin Lawyers Journal

Austin Lawyers Magazine

Travis County Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Section: The Network Report

General Collection

A 347.99764 TR One Hundredth Anniversary of the District Courts of Travis County, Texas, 1840-1940

A 340.0976431 TR Travis County Bar Association Pictorial Membership Directory-a small selection of years is available.


Separated Material

October 1980 and February 1981 issues of the Travis Bar Association Newsletter were transferred to the Periodicals Collection.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Materials were donated by a member of the Travis County Bar Association.

Preferred Citation

Travis County Bar Association (AR.1992.020). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1992/073

Donation Date: 1990

Processing Information

Collection arranged and finding aid created by Molly Hults/2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Travis County Bar Association, 1976-1981

Box Folder
1 1 Board of Directors, 1980-1981
2 "Travis County Bar Association Directors' Book", 1980-1981
3 Financial records, 1980-1981
4 Constitution and By-Laws Committee, 1976-1977
5 Austin Lawyers Care, 1981, undated
6 Lawyer Referral Service, 1980-1981, undated
7 Event flyers, 1980