The seeds of the TMSL Special Collections transpired in 2002 under the auspice 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. The thrust of the Special Collections embodies 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 connections abroad. Additionally, the TMSL Special Collections in conjunction with the University Library Special Collections together serves as the largest repository of this type in the Southwest United States.
Materials are generally non-circulating with restricted use in the TMSL 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 Aldridge-Rand at 713.313.1109 or 713.313.1005 respectively; or by Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.