Street Address
1414 Colorado Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Mailing Address
State Bar of Texas, PO Box 12487
Austin, TX 78722
phone: 512-463-1463 x2711
fax: 512-463-1475
Museum Type(s)
Hank Bass, Director
phone: 512-463-1463 x2711
Sean Moroney, Archivist
phone: 512-463-1463 x2712
Alexandra Myers, Director of Archives


Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Center for Legal History in Austin, TX is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.


The Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Center for Legal History opened in May 1991. It opened as an archives and research center which would also produce exhibits. It was the product of years of effort by member of the State Bar of Texas who wanted to make sure the history of the Texas bench and bar was preserved. The History Center still operates primarily as an archives and research center. It has produced exhibits, but sporadically. New plans are underway, however, to expand both its artifact holdings and the accessibility and breadth of its archival holdings. Long range goals include a permanent exhibit space, educational programs, and a permanent artifact collection.

Artifacts Collections

State Bar of Texas records 1939 and collection of Texas Bar Association records 1882 - 1938.