Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

School of Law:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1967-2013, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. School of Law
Title: School of Law Records,
Dates: 1967-2013
Abstract: Records of the Texas Tech University School of Lursing from 1967-2013.
Collection # U 111.2
Quantity: 2 Boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Texas Technological College underwent much expansion and growth during the term of President Grover E. Murray. Among those changes was the establishment of the School of Law in the mid-1960s. A 1930 graduate of Texas Tech, Alvin R. Allison, was elected to the Board of Directors in 1961, and it was during this time in which he worked to create a new law school. He gathered statistical data to present to the Board of Directors and the Academic Affairs Committee in 1962. By May of 1962 the Board authorized a study to look at establishing a school of law at Texas Tech. When the Board did not give its full support towards the proposed school in its December meeting Allison sought support from outside organizations and colleagues to endorse the proposal. He was successful and in July of 1963 the Board agreed to apply to the Texas Commission on Higher Education for permission to create a new school of law. The Texas Legislature approved the proposal in 1965.

Allison was chosen to serve as the first Dean of the Law School in July of 1966. Professor U. V. Jones was hired as the first Law Librarian and the first year of the new school began in the fall of 1967. Accreditation from the Supreme Court of Texas was approved in June of 1968 and the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association granted provisional approval in February of 1968.

More on the history of the School of Law can be found in Allison's article in the Texas Tech Law Review at http://hdl.handle.net/10601/21


Scope and Content

The collection consists of variuos Texas Tech University Law School brochures, correspondence, course catalogs, event programs, newsletters, student handbooks, and student and faculty user guides for the Law Library. Of particular interest is the materials concerning the founding of the Law School at Texas Tech. This includes budget information, correspondence, a resolution by the Lubbock County Bar Association, an architect's proposal for the proposed facilities, and the groundbreaking and dedication ceremony programs.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Tech University. School of Law
Texas Tech University. School of Law--Curricula
Texas Tech University. School of Law--Faculty
Places
Lubbock (Tex.)
Subjects
Law Schools--Texas--Lubbock
Universities and colleges--Curricula--Catalogs

Related Material

Allison, Alvin R. "The History of the School of Law of Texas Tech University," Texas Tech Law Review Vol. 1 Rev. 37, 1969-1970, p. 37-58.

Quilliam, W. Reed. Texas Tech University School of Law: the First 35 Years, 1967-2002. New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2006

Alvin R. Allison Papers, 1946-1985

Craig and Gwen Brummett oral history interview [sound recording], 1988

Aurora Chaides Hernandez oral history interview [sound recording], 1998

Victor Hernandez oral history interview [sound recording] 1998

Frank E. Murchison oral history interview [sound recording], 1998

Marilyn Phelan oral history interview [sound recording], 1998

William Reed Quilliam oral history interview [sound recording], 1973

William Reed Quilliam oral history interview [sound recording], 1998

University News and Publications Records, 1925-2000


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

School of Law Records, 1967-2013, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gifts, undated

Processed by

B. Lynn Whitfield, November 2015


Collection Inventory

 

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Banquet programs, 1967-2008
2 Biographical information on the first graduating class, 1969
3 Brochures and programs, 1976-2006
4 Budget, 1965-1982
5 Correspondence, 1965-1984
6 Correspondence: Connally, John, 1965-1968
7 Correspondence: Dupree, George W., 1965
8 Correspondence: Heatly, W. W., 1965
9 Correspondence: Key, Marion, 1965-1982 and undated
10 Correspondence: Law School Foundation, 1967-1982
10b Correspondence: Law School Foundation, 1968-1982
11 Correspondence: Lubbock County Bar Association, 1965
12 Correspondence: Parsley, Bill, 1965
13 Correspondence: Texas State Government, 1964-1965
14 Course Bulletins, 1966-2013
15 Directory: Texas attorneys who are Texas Tech graduates, undated
16 Directory: Texas attorneys who are Texas Tech graduates, undated
15 Faculty publications booklets, 2003-2004
16 Directory: Texas attorneys who are Texas Tech graduates, undated
17 Groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies, 1968-1970
18 Honors Day, 1975-1978
19 Hooding ceremony programs, 1975-2008
20 Law Bridge '99 sprial bound workbook, 1999
21 Loan collection records, 1980
22 The Lawyers Placement Edition, 1974-1980
box folder
2 1 Lubbock County Bar Association, 1965
2 Lubbock Legal Secretaries, undated
3 Newsletters, 1981-2005
4 Program of Space Requirement for the School of Law (bound item), undated
5 Strasburger and Price Honors and Awards Banquet programs, 1995-2003
6 Student and faculty user guides, 2001-2004
7 Student handbooks, 1997-1998