Acknowledgments - Texas Constitutions 1824-1876

The Texas Constitutions Digitization Project was made possible by two $20,000 TexTreasures grants from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The first grant in 1999 enabled the Library to digitize and publish the historical Texas Constitutions. The second grant in 2002 funded the digitization and publication of Constitutional convention materials, as well as the creation of indices that facilitate better access to the Constitutions themselves.

Launched in June 2013, the revised Texas Constitutions 1824-1876 is a collaborative work involving many staff members of the Tarlton Law Library. Erik Beck, Circulation Assistant and then MSIS candidate, performed an initial survey and analysis of the existing website as his Capstone project for the School of Information. Jane O’Connell, Deputy Director, and Elizabeth Haluska-Rausch, Curator of Rare Books, reviewed and selected the material included in the revised website. Ms. O’Connell also edited the introductory material and oversaw the project. General editing, Spanish language versions, and bibliographic information were the responsibility of Dr. Haluska-Rausch. Melanie Cofield, Digital Resources Librarian, supervised the development of the new website and with Jonathan Baltazar, Software Developer, made the new version a reality.  Amy Schweiss, Special Collections Assistant, created and edited the new high resolution scans. George Pasterk, Circulation Assistant, assisted with code development for image display. Will Schroeder, student worker, proofread and tested the indices. Lastly, none of this would have been possible without the ongoing support of the Tarlton Law Library’s Director, Professor Barbara Bintliff.

The Tarlton Law Library gratefully acknowledges the assistance and cooperation of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, its Director, Dr. Don E. Carleton, Ann Serrano, Librarian for Books, Rare Books, and Serials, and Zach Vowell, Digital Archivist, for assisting us in our scanning project, and allowing items from their collections to be scanned for inclusion in the Texas Constitutions Digitization Project.