University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library

Guide to the Law Wives Club Records, 1947-1976

Collection Summary

Creator: Law Wives Club of the University of Texas School of Law
Title: Law Wives Club Records
Dates: 1947-1976
Abstract: The collection contains documents created, collected, distributed, and received by the Law Wives Club during their activity at the UT Law School from 1947 to 1976, limited to official club materials.
Size: 2.5 linear feet (6 boxes) and 8 oversized scrapbooks.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin,
727 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705-3224, (512) 471-7263.

Historical Background

The Law Wives Club of the University of Texas School of Law was formally established in 1947 by several wives of UT Law School students to facilitate camaraderie and address the interests of law students' spouses. The club functioned in both social and philanthropic capacities, organizing social events for club members, Law School students, faculty, and staff, fundraising for scholarships and Austin welfare resources, and volunteering for city-wide charitable organizations. The club disbanded in 1976 after nearly thirty years of steady membership.

Contents of the Collection

The collection contains scrapbooks, notebooks, yearbooks, newsletters, and club officers’ reports of the Law Wives Club of the University of Texas School of Law. The materials reflect the club’s social and community service activities. Among those activities are projects for underserved children and servicemen in Vietnam, annual social events, and Law School functions including Assault and Flattery.

Arrangement of the Collection

Arranged in the following series: Administrative records, 1947-1972; Vice president’s files, 1960-1968; General materials, 1949-1976; and Scrapbooks, 1950-1971.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

The collection and any reproductions of the collection are made available for the purposes of private study, scholarship, and research only.

Tarlton Law Library does not hold the copyright to the materials, unless it has been transferred to the library by the creator. It is the researcher's responsibility to determine the copyright status and to obtain permission from the copyright holder before publishing any materials from the collection.

Some collections may contain sensitive or confidential information protected under federal and state privacy laws. The researchers are encouraged to report any such information to staff.

The University of Texas at Austin is not responsible for violations of intellectual property rights and any other laws or for liability to any person for defamation or invasion of privacy that result from unauthorized use of the collection by the researcher.

Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. School of Law. Law Wives Club.
University of Texas at Austin. School of Law--History.
Austin (Tex.)

Related Material

The Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Collection may be found at Texas Women’s University.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Law Wives Club Records, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Reprocessed by Katy Telling, 2017.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Administrative Records, 1947-1972

box folder
1 1 Activities reports, December 1947 - May 1952
2 Activities reports, June 1952 - May 1955
3 Activities reports, June 1955 - May 1957
4 Activities reports, June 1957 - May 1959
5 Activities reports, January-May 1967
6 Pressbook, 1951-1952
7 Yearbook, 1953-1954
8 Business meeting minutes, 1953-1957
box folder
2 1 President's Book; Calendar of Events and Reports of Officers, 1959-1960
2 President's Book; Reports of Standing and Special Committees, 1959-1960
3 Reports, bylaws, and constitutions, 1960-1970
4 Committees' and officers' reports, June 1960 - May 1961
5 Committees' and officers' reports, January-May 1962
6 Committees' and officers' reports, 1963
7 Committees' and officers' reports, January-June 1964
box folder
3 1 Committees' and officers' reports, June-December 1964
2 Administrative notebook, 1965
3 Financial reports, 1967-1972
4 Austin Gift List to soldiers in Vietnam, 1965
5 Austin Gift List to soldiers in Vietnam, 1965
6 Office of historial reports, 1968-1971
7 Treasurer and historian reports, 1971
box folder
4 1 Yearbook Committee, 1948-1958
2 Yearbook Committee, 1959-1971

Vice president's files, 1960-1968

box folder
4 3 Vice president's reports, 1961-1968
4 Board minutes, 1962-1968
5 Club minutes, 1962-1968
6 Board rosters, calendars, 1961-1968
7 Financial reports, 1961-1968
8 Newsletters, 1962-1968
9 Special committee reports, 1960-1968
10 Rosters, 1962-1966

General Materials, 1949-1976

box folder
5 1 Miscellaneous materials, 1949 and undated
2 Guestbook, 1950-1951
3 Newsletters, 1971-1976
4 Judicious Dishes recipe book, 1973

Scrapbooks, 1950-1971

box folder
5 5 Activities scrapbook, 1950-1951
6 Activities scrapbook, 1952-1953
box folder
6 1 Activities scrapbook, 1953-1954
2 Miscellaneous scrapbook pages, 1956-1957
box folder
7 1 Scrapbook, 1957-1958
2 Scrapbook, 1958-1959
box folder
8 1 Scrapbook, 1959-1960
2 Scrapbook, 1960-1961
box folder
9 1 Scrapbook, 1962
2 Scrapbook, 1963
box folder
10 1 Scrapbook, 1965-1969
box folder
11 1 Scrapbook, 1969-1971