Special Collections

Corpus-Juris-BooksThese are closed stacks collections that may be access by members of the South Texas College of Law Houston community, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Outside researchers and members of the general public must contact the Special Collections Librarian for an appointment. Items from Special Collections are not eligible for interlibrary loan and must be used in the Jones Reading Room under the supervision of library staff. Users must comply with the Rules for the Use of Special Collections Materials.

Manuscript-Collections-on-TThe Rare Book Collection

The Rare Book Collection supports the legal education and research needs of the South Texas College of Law Houston and is available for use by outside scholars and researchers. The Rare Book Collection contains an impressive collection of seminal works in legal history, English Common Law, Spanish and Mexican law, and Texas legal history.

Exhibit-AreaThe Manuscript Collection

The Manuscript Collection seeks to chronicle the legal history of Houston and Texas through the papers of alumni, faculty, area lawyers, law firms and members of the judiciary. It includes the papers of Sam Streetman, The Townes Family, Charles Fairman, Frank Andrews, Fred Parks, and the trial materials of the Pennzoil v. Texaco case.

The Archives

The Archives is the institutional repository for the South Texas College of Law Houston, and as such seeks to preserve and collect departmental records, school publications and ephemera, and has a large photograph collection. For a sample, please visit our Archival Images page.

  • For more information on the Manuscript Collections and Archives, please visit the Online Guide to the Archives.
  • Visit the library’s Digital Collections here.
  • To learn more about the history of South Texas College of Law Houston click here.