A Guide to the James L. Shepherd, Jr. Papers, 1916-1964
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.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
James L. Shepherd, Jr. Papers, 1916-1964, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by archives staff, March 1978.
Detailed Description of the Papers