University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James L. Shepherd, Jr. Papers, 1916-1964



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Shepherd, James Leftwich, 1893-1964
Title: Shepherd, James L., Jr., papers
Dates: 1916-1964
Abstract: James L. Shepherd, Jr. (1893-1964) received his B.A. degree in 1916 and his LL.B. degree in 1917 from the University of Texas at Austin and served as vice-president for the UT Ex-Students' Association. The papers relate to the University Permanent Funds, Alumni Center, administrative reorganization, contributions, memberships, and financial activities of the Ex-Students' Association, and additionally include documents for the 1911 and 1917 UT Law classes.
Accession No.: 73-008
OCLC No.: 965799721
Extent: 8in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

James L. Shepherd was born on January 22, 1893 in Huntsville, Texas. He earned his B.A. degree (1916) and LL.B. degree (1917) from the University of Texas at Austin. He was President of the State Bar of Texas, 1946-1947. In this position he had the task of encouraging the participation of young lawyers returning home from World War II. He worked in the American Bar Association for 38 years as an active member and then as chairman of the House of Delegates. Additionally, Shepherd served as vice-president for the UT Ex-Students' Association.

Source:

JAMES L. SHEPHERD JR., State Bar President, 1946-1947


Scope and Contents

The James L. Shepherd, Jr. Papers, 1916-1964, contain correspondence, minutes, lists, clippings, and printed material that relate to the administrative reorganization, contributions, memberships, and financial activities of the UT Ex-Students' Association. Announcements, brochures, a class roster, and scholarship materials that document the UT Law Class of 1917 can be found, as can correspondence concerning reunions, parties, and ceremonies of the UT Law Class of 1911, known as the "Eleveners". Furthermore, the papers relate to the Executive Council, a proposed amendment to the Constitution affecting University Permanent Funds, the new UT Law building, the Grievances Committee of the State, the Bar of San Antonio, and fundraising for the new UT Alumni Center.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Shepherd, James Leftwich, 1893-1964
Bradley, Palmer
Wilson, Logan, 1907-
Thedford, Betty Anne
Jester, Beauford Halbert, 1893-1949
Benedict, Harry Yandell, 1869-1937
Hildebrand, Ira P. (Ira Polk), 1876-1944
Hobby, William Pettus, 1878-1964
Rainey, Homer P. (Homer Price), 1896-
Smith, Thomas Vernor, 1890-1964
Tarlton, Benjamin Dudley
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. School of Law
Ex-students' Association of the University of Texas
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Abilene (Tex.)
Beaumont (Tex.)
Dallas (Tex.)
Eastland (Tex.)
El Paso (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)

Related Material

See also UT Ex-Students’ Association Records, 1883-2009


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James L. Shepherd, Jr. Papers, 1916-1964, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, March 1978.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3F518 UT 1911 Law Class records, 1916-1961
UT 1917 Law Class records, 1937-1964
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3F519 UT Ex-Students' Association records, 1954-1962