2006 Southwestern Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting
"As the chair of the 2006 Local Arrangements Committee, and on behalf of the entire Southwestern Association of Law Libraries and the Tarlton Law Library, I thank you all for attending the 2006 SWALL annual meeting in Austin, April 6-8. The Program Committee put together an outstanding program. We are currently adding presentation files and handouts to our website. You can find them on our Presentation Files Page. For those of you who will be returing to Austin, below are links to more information about all that Austin has to offer."
-- Kumar Percy, Local Arrangements Chair
The Southwestern Association of Law Libraries arranged for the meeting to be held in the historic Driskill Hotel.
Getting to Austin
Getting around Austin
Tours of Austin
The Ransom Center will be the location for the SWALL reception and main event on April 7. Holding thirty million literary manuscripts, one million rare books, five million photographs and over 100,000 works of art, the Ransom Center is one of the world's finest cultural archives.
The Ransom Center is currently hosting two fascinating exhibits about the history of writing and photography. For more information about the Ransom Center 's many exhibits and events check the Center's events calendar.
The Jamail Center for Legal Research, Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas will host a reception on April 6 for SWALL members. The Jamail Center is one of the nation's largest research Law Libraries, holding more than one million physical volumes and offering electronic access to millions more documents.
Of specific interest to librarians are the Library's holdings of Rare Books and Archives and Manuscripts. The two collections hold a wealth of historical information focused on U.S., British, Mexican, and Texas legal history. They also serve as an archive of the University's history and the legal scholars who have been part of the School of Law.
The Law Library houses the Hyder Collection, consisting of over four thousand print, paintings and objects of art, many of which concern the history of law and law-making.
Housed on the UT campus, the library holds forty million pages of historical documents which include the papers from the entire public career of Lyndon Baines Johnson and also from those of close associates. The museum provides a window to American history during President Johnson's life (1908 – 1973) as well as his presidency through its permanent historical and cultural exhibits.
Part of the University of Texas, the Center for American History is a research collection of American history, specializing in the history of Texas, the South, the Southwest, the Rocky Mountain states, the University of Texas, and Congress.
This library within the University of Texas is one of the premier collections of material from and about Latin America and the Spanish-speaking people of the United States.
On the second floor of the historic and renovated Texas Capitol, the library serves the information needs of the Texas Legislature. The library is also the premier source for Texas legislative history.
Located near the Texas Supreme Court, the library serves the legal research needs of the Texas Supreme Court, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the Texas Attorney General, Texas state agencies and the citizens of Texas.
Serving the legal research needs of Travis county's courts and citizens, the library offers legal research materials as well as on site reference attorneys who can assist citizens research their family law issues.
The largest U.S. state capitol, it is an impressive example of late 19th century public architecture. The Capitol provides free tours.
As the local history collection of the Austin Public Library, the Austin History Center provides the public with information about the history, current events, and activities of Austin and Travis County.
Located between the Capitol and the University, the museum tells the story of Texas in displays and with the aid of an IMAX theater.