UT School of Law Buildings Photographs

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UT School of Law Buildings Photographs

 

The “The UT School of Law Buildings Photograph Collection” is a group of 44 digitized photographs spanning from the late 1880s to 2009. However, the majority of photographs are from the 1980s through the 1990s. The collection is meant to show the architectural evolution of the Law School Building Complex, which includes Tarlton Law Library, over time. The original photographs are a part of Tarlton Law Library’s archives.

There are a total of five Law Buildings currently represented in this collection: Old Main, Pearce Hall, Townes Hall, Jesse H. Jones Hall, and the Connally Center. Additionally, there are photographs of the Eidman Courtroom. The Capitol Building, which the UT Law School at one point occupied, is not yet represented in this collection. The original photographs were selected for digitization on the basis of architectural and historical significance. Only photographs that clearly showed building attributes and evolution were selected. The majority of photographs, therefore, are from exterior views.

When viewing the UT School of Law Buildings Photograph Collection, one can appreciate that the construction and additions to the Law School Complex through the years have resulted from an increasingly large enrollment, and this success is clearly visible with each era of buildings.

For each photograph in this collection, we provide an original master scan (TIFF format), an optimized master, cropped and straightened (TIFF format), and a smaller version for easy access (JPEG format). Additional items in the collection include documentation created as part of Alida Villatoro’s Capstone project in Spring 2011.

For more information on items in the collection contact: Elizabeth Haluska-Rausch, Director of Special Collections, Tarlton Law Library, at ehaluska@law.utexas.edu.

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