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American Prisoners of War" includes compelling firsthand narratives from World War II POWs Robert Preston Taylor, Rufus W. Smith, and Roy Maxwell Offerle; World War I POW Pat O'Brien; Vietnam War POW Congressman Sam Johnson; and Andersonville prisoner Prescott Tracy, as well as resources on American prisoners of the Korean War and a selection of POW-related film and radio documentaries. Most of the veterans featured...
In honor of Women’s History Month, we are sharing “Oveta Culp Hobby” from American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Countryby Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Copyright © 2004 by Kay Bailey Hutchison. Courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers.
This is a collections and primary source resource that contains the papers of Justice Tom C. Clark, and Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Cases of the Supreme Court. Tom C. Clark is, to date, the only Texan who has ever served on the Supreme Court of the United States. Born in Dallas, Texas, September 23, 1899, Clark received his law degree from the University of Texas in 1922. He joined the Justice Department in...
The Samuel Peterson Diaries were purchased by Tarlton Law Library in 2007 and added to Rare Books and Special Collections. This virtual exhibit was originally designed to complement a physical exhibit displayed in the Susman-Godfrey atrium of Jones Hall in Spring 2008. The Rare Books and Special Collections department at Tarlton Law Library serves as the repository for the Law School's historical materials and...
Justices of Texas 1836-1986This digital library describes the 160 individuals who, as members of the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals from 1836 to 1986, shaped the rights of Texas citizens. Justices of Texas includes, for each justice, a portrait, a biography, citations to opinions, and links to resources with additional information.
An article from the Tarlton Law Library at The University of Texas on Raul A. Gonzalez Jr.
After returning to Spain, Cabeza de Vaca wrote an account of his years in the Americas. First published in 1542, this extraordinary adventure story has thrilled readers for centuries. Cabeza de Vacas account is also of great anthropological and historical importance. In Texas alone he identified 23 Indian groups, describing in detail their clothes, languages, eating habits, rituals, homes, and migrations.
Debates in the Texas Constitutional Convention of 1875, published by The University of Texas at Austin.
Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, begun and held at the City of Austin, September 6, 1875.
Journal of the Reconstruction Convention, 1868.
Constitution of the State of West Texas (1868).
Journals of the Constitutional Convention, 1866.
Constitution of the State of Texas (1866)-Rejoining the United States.
Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas 1861. Edited from the original in the department of state by Ernest William Winkler, State Librarian. Texas Library and Historical Commission, the State Library.
The Constitution of Texas (1861) (Seceding from the U.S. and joining the Confederate States).
Constitution of the State of Texas (1845)-joining the US.
Constitution of the Republic of Texas (1836).
Unanimous Declaration of Independence by the Delegates of the People of Texas.
Declaration of the People of Texas in General Convention assembled.
Original scanned document.
Constitution of the State of Coahuila and Texas (1827).
Federal Constitution of the United Mexican States (1824).
The Texas Constitution adopted in 1876