Helen Hargrave, 1895 – 1985

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Committee on Law School Library Statistics, 1942–43
  • AALL Executive Board, 1942–43, 1951–54
  • Chair, Committee on Cooperation with the American Library Association, 1947–48
  • Chair, Committee to Cooperate with Joint Committee on Library Education of the Council of National Library Associations, 1950–51
  • AALL Vice President/President-Elect, 1956–57
  • AALL President, 1957–58

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Elected to the Order of the Coif, 1949
  • Distinguished Graduate Award, University of Texas Law School, 1979 (first woman to hold that honor)
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Subject–Title Index, Volumes 21–29 (1928–1936),” Law Library Journal 30 (January 1937 Supplement): 3–14.
  • “Subject – Author Index, Volumes 21–29 (1928–1936),” Law Library Journal 30 (January 1937 supplement): 14–16.
  • Manual for Law Library Inspectors. Austin: University of Texas, 1950.
    “Tarlton Library: The Law Library of the University of Texas,” Law Library Journal 47 (1954): 151–54.
  • “The Purpose of Annual Reports,” Law Library Journal 47 (1954): 329–31.
  • “Call on the Law Libraries,” Texas Bar Journal 24 (1961): 1035–36, 1084–88.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “A Tribute to Miss Helen Hargrave on Behalf of the Judiciary,” Texas Law Review 43 (1964): xi–xv
  • Roy Mersky, “Memorial,” Law Library Journal 77 (1984): 812–14.
  • Laura N. Gasaway, “Women as Directors of Academic Law Libraries.” In Law Librarianship: Historical Perspectives, edited by Laura N. Gasaway & Michael G. Chiorazzi, 497, 518–19. Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1996.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant Law Librarian, University of Texas Law Library, 1930–39
  • Law Librarian, University of Texas Law Library, 1940–65
  • Associate Professor of Law and Law Librarian, University of Texas, 1965–71
  • Professor Emeritus of Law and Director Emeritus, University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library, 1971–85

Education

  • B.A. and LL.B, University of Texas, Academic Dept. & Law School, 1926
  • Library study, Columbia University, Summer 1940

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to practice of law, Texas, 1926
  • During World War II, initiated the “U. of T. Law School News Sheet” that was sent to students and law school alumni in armed forces
  • Texas correspondent for Survey of Law Libraries conducted as part of ABA’s Survey of the Legal Profession
  • Chair, State Bar of Texas Committee on Law Libraries
  • Aided in creating law library at Texas Southern University after decision of Sweatt v. Painter, 339 U.S. 629 (1950)