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Records of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division

These records are held in the National Archives regional facility in Chicago, Illinois.

Record Group 21


Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

General Records, 1835-1912
Registers of Mixed Cases, 1859-1912
Register of Judgements, Mixed Cases, 1859-1911
Appearance Docket Books (Nos. 1-33), 1859-1908
U.S. Government Cases ("General Record Book"), 1841-1855
Order Books, Mixed Cases (Nos. A-Z), 1837-1880
Mixed Case Files, 1833-1912

Civil Records, 1829-1911
Civil Docket Books, 1908-1911
Execution Docket (Nos. A-E), 1829-1863
Judgement Dockets, 1835-1861

Chancery Records, 1841-1911
Complete Record Book, Chancery, 1841-1911
Chancery Order Books (Nos. W-Z, 1-41), 1876-1911
Railroad Receivership Records, Chancery, 1879-1883
Records of J.D. Howland, Master in Chancery, 1872-1877

Law and Equity Records, 1841
Complete Record Book, Chancery and Law, 1841

Law Records, 1837-1911
Registers of Law Cases, ca.1870-1880
Law Record Books (Nos. 2-57), 1837-1911
Law Order Books (Nos. 1-20), 1880-1911

U.S. Marshal's Records, 1874-1897
U.S. Marshal's Docket Books for District and Circuit Courts, 1874-1879
U.S. Marshal's Record of Execution of Judgements, 1878-1897
Marshal's Prisoner Record Book, 1878-1892

Clerk's Records, 1838-1912
Clerk's Docket Books, 1874-1884
Clerk's Record of Appointments of U.S. Commissioners, 1874-1896
Records of Admissions to Practice in Federal Court, 1878-1898
Register of Jurors, Circuit and District Courts, 1879-1881
Records of Jurors and Witnesses, 1863-1895
Clerk's Fee Books, 1838-1858
Clerk's Registry of Funds, 1867-1912

U.S. Commissioner's Records, 1879
U.S. Commissioner's Register of Sales, 1879

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Records of the U.S. District Court

General Records, 1819-1958
Register of Judgements, Mixed Cases, 1912-1914
Appearance Dockets (Nos. 1-21), 1858-1908
Complete Records of Mixed Cases, 1819-1919
Order Books, Mixed Cases, 1832-1938
Order Books, Criminal and Miscellaneous, 1939-1958
Minute Book, Mixed Cases, 1821-1839
Judgement Dockets, Mixed Cases, 1923-1943
Mixed Case Files, 1838-1913
Records of Miscellaneous Petitions and Orders, 1931-1954
Miscellaneous Docket Sheets, 1959-1971 1 cf.

Admiralty Records, 1854-1866
Admiralty Journal, 1854-1857
Admiralty Record Book, 1854-1866

Bankruptcy Records--Act of 1867, 1867-1889
Registers of Bankruptcy Cases, 1867-1878
Bankruptcy Register's Dockets (Nos. 1-4), 1867-1878
Minute Books of Register John W. Ray, 1868-1871
Bankruptcy Minute Books (Nos. 1-36), 1867-1897
Bankruptcy Discharge Journal, 1879-1883
Bankruptcy Fee Books, 1867-1878
Bankruptcy Case Files, 1867-1878

Bankruptcy Records -Act of 1898, 1898-1981
Register of Bankruptcy Cases, 1898-1931
Bankruptcy Docket Books, 1898-1981
Bankruptcy Minute Books (Nos. 1-41), 1898-1962
Bankruptcy Statistical Reports, 1909-1916
Bankruptcy Case Files, 1898-1949
Bankruptcy Referees' Records of Proceedings, 1898-1946
Bankruptcy Referees' Docket Books, 1946-1952
Bankruptcy Transcripts, 1960-1968
Adversary Bankruptcy Docket Sheets, 1979-1981

Civil Records, 1908-1982
Civil Docket Book, 1908-1913
Civil Action Docket Books, 1938-1960, 1969-1971
Civil Order Books (Nos. 1-7), 1938-1964
Civil Case Files, 1938-1969
Appealed Civil Case Files, 1971-1972
Civil Transcripts, 1952-1969
Civil Transcripts, 1956-1969
Civil Depositions, 1960-1969
Appealed Civil Case Files, Civil Dispositions, and Transcripts, 1971-1982

Chancery Records, 1872-1917
Records of J.D. Howland, Master in Chancery, 1872-1877
Chancery Record Books (Nos. 125-136), 1911-1917
Register of Claimants, Chancery Case 7814, 1886

Equity Records, 1912-1938
Equity Docket Books (Nos. 1-11), 1913-1938
Equity Journals (Nos. 1-24), 1912-1938
Equity Appeals Journal, 1913-1923
Equity Case Files, 1913-1938

Law Records, 1854-1938
Execution Docket Book, 1854-1862
Law Docket Books (Nos. 1-17), 1913-1938
Law Case Files, 1913-1938

Criminal Records, 1854-1981
Registers of Criminal Cases, 1912-1931
Criminal Docket Books, 1908-1964
Record Books of Government Cases (Nos. 1-5), 1854-1866
Criminal Record Books (Nos. 1-25), 1879-1918
Criminal Order Books (Nos. 1-11), 1912-1925, 1958-1967
Criminal Case Files, 1879-1969, 1972-1981
Criminal Transcripts, 1952-1969

Naturalization Records, 1865-1954
Declarations of Intention, 1906-1948
Naturalization Record Book, 1903-1906
Naturalization Petition and Record Books (Nos. 1-49), 1907-1945
Military Naturalization Petition Books (Nos. 1-3), 1918
Naturalization Application Files, 1865-1954
Naturalization Certificate Stubs, Military Petitions, 1917-1924

U.S. Marshal's Records, 1849-1930
U.S. Marshal's Docket Books for District and Circuit Courts, 1874-1879
U.S. Marshal's Docket Book, 1879-1884
U.S. Marshal's Record of Execution of Judgements, 1878-1897
U.S. Marshal's Records of Letters Sent, 1849-1878
Marshal's Prisoner Record Book, 1878-1892 U.S. Marshal's Ledger, 1901-1914
Marshal's Orders for Removal, 1923-1930

Judge's Records, 1880-1922
Judge's Dockets (1880, 1904-1922), 1880-1922

Clerk's Records, 1853-1956
Clerk's Docket Books, 1921-1922
Clerk's Minute Books ("Diaries"), 1903-1956
Clerk's Record of Appointments of U.S. Commissioners and Bankruptcy Referees, 1897-1951
Register of Jurors, Circuit and District Courts, 1897-1881
Registers of Jurors and Witnesses, 1885-1925
Clerk's Registry Dockets of Funds, 1868-1889
Clerk's Financial Journals, 1879-1899
Clerk's Fee Book, 1853-1863
Clerk's Ledger, 1912-1943
Registry Orders, 1934-1935
Compensation Vouchers, 1883-1884

U.S. Commissioner's Records, 1879-1962
Registers of U.S. Commissioner's Dockets, 1889-ca. 1894
U.S. Commissioner's Criminal Docket Books, 1879-1923
U.S. Commissioner's Criminal Docket Books, 1947-1962
Record of U.S. Commissioner's Transcripts, 1928-1953

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