Marian Oldfather Boner, 1909 – 83

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • President, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, 1969–70
  • Secretary, 1970–73
  • President-Elect, 1973–74
  • President, 1974–75
  • Immediate Past President,1975–76
  • Chair, Constitution and By-Laws Committee,1979–80
  • Member, Ethics Commission, 1981–82
  • Chair, Ethics Commission, 1982–83

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Elected Life Member of AALL, 1982
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2001
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “One If By Land, Two If By Sea: A Comparative Study of Remedies Available to Injured Seamen and Land Workers,” Texas Law Review 30 (1952): 489–501.
  • “The Plastic Code in Action,” Pts. 1–5, Texas Law Review 36 (1958): 561–83; 36 (1958): 733–44; 37 (1959): 529–48; 39 (1960)20–40; 39 (1960): 151–71 (with Robert W. Stayton).
  • “The Internal Revenue Service: A Microcosm of Government,” Texas Law Review 36 (1958): 779–97.
  • “Erie v. Tompkins: A Study in Judicial Precedent,” Pts. 1 and 2, Texas Law Review 40 (1962): 509–25; 40 (1962): 619–40.
  • “Acquisition of Microforms in Law Libraries,” Law Library Journal 63 (1970): 66–69.
  • Basic Lists for Texas Law Libraries. Austin: University of Texas Tarlton Law Library, 1971. Tarlton Law Library Legal Bibliography Series, No. 5.
  • Austin: University of Texas Tarlton Law Library, 1971. Tarlton Law Library Legal Bibliography Series, No. 5.”How the Law School Library Can Help the Practicing Lawyer,” Texas Bar Journal 34 (1971): 1003. 
  • “Index to Chambers Opinions of Supreme Court Justices,” Law Library Journal 65 (1972): 213–20.
  • “The American Association of Law Libraries 1906–1973,” International Journal of Law Libraries 1 (1973): 23–30.
  • A Reference Guide to Texas Law and Legal History. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1975.
  • Basic Lists for Texas Law Libraries. Austin: University of Texas Tarlton Law Library, 1979.
  • “The Attorney as Author: Books Written and Used by Texas Lawyers.” In Centennial History of the Texas Bar, 1882–82. Burnet, TX: Eakin Press for Committee on History and Tradition of the State Bar of Texas, 1981.
  • “Women and the Law in Texas,” Texas Bar Journal, 45 (1982): 44–47.
  • “Lawyers Who Governed Texas,” Texas Bar Journal 45 (1982): 898–902. 
  • “Administration of State and Court Law Libraries.” In Law Librarianship: A Handbook, edited by Heinz Peter Mueller and Patrick E. Kehoe, 87–101. Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman & Co, 1983. American Association  of Law Libraries Publication Series No. 19.
  • A Reference Guide to Texas Law and Legal History: Sources and Documentation. 2d ed. Austin, TX: Butterworth Legal Publishing, 1987 (with Karl T. Gruben and James E. Hambleton).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Barbara Serota, “[Memorial to] Marian Boner,” Law Library Journal 75 (1982): 547.
  • Jane Olm, “[Memorial to] Marian Boner],” Law Library Journal 75 (1982): 548–49.
  • James E. Duggan, “Gallagher Award Recipients Exemplify Professionalism and Innovation,” AALL Spectrum 5 (June 2001): 4.

Professional Positions

  • Research Assistant, University of Texas Law School Foundation, 1957–60
  • Reference Librarian, University of Texas School of Law Library, 1960–66
  • Assistant Professor of Law and Associate Law Librarian, University of Texas, 1965–68
  • Associate Professor of Law and Associate Law Librarian, University of Texas, 1968–72
  • Director, Texas State Law Library, 1972–81

Education

  • B.A., University of Texas, 1930
  • M.A., University of Texas, 1931
  • LL.B., Order of the Coif, University of Texas, 1955

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to the Practice of Law, Texas, 1955
  • Member, Austin Library Commission, 1970–?