A Guide to the Texas Bar Foundation Oral History Collection, 1998-2009
The Texas Bar Foundation (TBF) formed in 1965 in order to enhance the rule of law and the system of justice in Texas. The largest charitably-funded bar foundation in the country, the TBF has distributed more than $10 million in grants and accepts contributions from more than 7,500 Texas attorneys. The Foundation distributes awards to honor professional achievements. The Outstanding 50-Year Lawyer Award recognizes attorneys, who have practiced law for fifty or more years while adhering to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession. Oral histories about the recipients perpetuate the memory of their service and provide material for future scholars.
Texas Bar Foundation. http://www.txbf.org/ (accessed August 24, 2010).
The Texas Bar Foundation Oral History Collection, 1998-2009, consists of transcripts of the oral histories about the recipients of the Outstanding 50-Year Lawyer Award. The interviews discuss the honorees for 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2007-2009, including Barefoot Sanders, Charles W. Barrow, Warlick Carr, Mary Lou Robinson, Albert Armendariz, Sr., and numerous others.
This collection is open for research use.
Texas Bar Foundation Oral History Collection, 1998-2009, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers