|In 1946, with the support of the
NAACP, Heman Marion Sweatt applied for admission to The University of
Texas School of Law. The University registrar rejected his
application because Sweatt was an African American and UT was a
segregated institution. Sweatt, with NAACP counsel, sued.
Although Sweatt lost in state court, the United States Supreme Court
in 1950 ordered the integration of The University of Texas School of
Law and also The University's Graduate School.
This archive contains historical records linked to the Sweatt v. Painter litigation. These materials include university records, litigation materials, newspapers, and oral histories. For display, most of these records are text files, although some manuscripts are graphics files.
Dean Charles T. McCormick Papers
President Theophilus S. Painter Papers
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