The seeds of the TMSL Special Collections were sown in 2002 under the auspices of the then Dean of the Law School McKen Carrington and Director of the Law Library Marguerite Butler. It has since grown to encompass a wide range of topics from local politics to world history. However, the thrust of the Special Collections serves as a repository of information that directly and indirectly analyzes, interprets, discusses, and comments on the legal, political, social, and historical forces that have shaped and impacted people of African descent in the State of Texas and abroad. Additionally, a division of the Special Collections solely focuses on Civil Rights issues in the United States. Materials are generally non-circulating and must be viewed in the Law Library. Access to the Special Collections is available to the public Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, weekends by appointment only. For more information, please contact Mr. Richard Clark or Mr. Karim Rand at 713.313.1109 or 713.313.1005 respectively; or by Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.