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The story of the Santa Rita No. 1 is a lesson on dreams coming true because of tenacity and not giving up. The Permian Basin discovery marked the beginning of the West Texas oil boom. Because the well was on univerisity land, both UT and A and M have financially benefitted from royalties sine 1923. Cynthia Jordan visits children throughout the state of Texas, telling the Santa Rita story with music and song. For you...
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.
The historical map collection has over 28,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials.
W. D. Smith Commercial Photographywas Fort Worth's leading commercial photographer during the mid- to late-20th century. This digital collection contains over 150 photographic negatives taken by the company during the 1940s-1950s as well as numerous 19th century Texas photographs collected by W.D. Smith
Birds and Watchers by Jessie Maye Smith is a website to read about the birds of North Texas in the Fort Worth Telegram newspaper columns written by bird enthusiast Jessie Maye Smith. Her weekly column, which ran from 1953 to 1974, chronicles the winged wild life of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.
The Tejano Voices Project focuses on one hundred seventy six oral history interviews with Tejano and Tejana leaders from across the state conducted by Dr. Jose; Angel Gutiearrez, associate professor of political science at the University of Texas at Arlington. These interviews were conducted in 1992-2006, and emphasize the personal stories and struggles of the interviewees, many of whom are the first individuals of...
An article from the Tarlton Law Library at The University of Texas on Raul A. Gonzalez Jr.
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).