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Records of District Courts of the United States


(Record Group 21)
1685-1993

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Table of Contents

  • 21.1 Administrative History
  • 21.2 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Alabama 1813-1976
    • 21.2.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.2.2 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
    • 21.2.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern District
    • 21.2.4 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District
    • 21.2.5 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Middle District
    • 21.2.6 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the Middle Division of the District of Alabama
    • 21.2.7 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District
    • 21.2.8 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern District
    • 21.2.9 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the Southern Division of the District of Alabama
    • 21.2.10 Consolidated records of the U.S. District and Circuit Courts
  • 21.3 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Alaska 1884-1991
    • 21.3.1 General records of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.3.2 Records of the First Division of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.3.3 Records of the Second Division of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.3.4 Records of the Third Division of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.3.5 Records of the Fourth Division of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.3.6 Records of the U.S. District Court
  • 21.4 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Arizona 1864-1991
    • 21.4.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.4.2 Records of the U.S. District Court
  • 21.5 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Arkansas 1838-1992
    • 21.5.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.5.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.5.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District
    • 21.5.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District
  • 21.6 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in California 1851-1989
    • 21.6.1 General records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District and for its predecessor, the District of California
    • 21.6.2 Records of the Southern Division (San Francisco) of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
    • 21.6.3 Records of the California Circuit Court (Special Circuit Court for the District of California)
    • 21.6.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Tenth Circuit
    • 21.6.5 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Ninth Circuit
    • 21.6.6 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern District
    • 21.6.7 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Central District
    • 21.6.8 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Central District
    • 21.6.9 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District
    • 21.6.10 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern District
    • 21.6.11 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
  • 21.7 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Colorado 1861-1960
    • 21.7.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.7.2 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.7.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
  • 21.8 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Connecticut 1789-1983
    • 21.8.1 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.8.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
    • 21.8.3 Records of other Connecticut courts
  • 21.9 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Delaware 1790-1988
    • 21.9.1 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.9.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
  • 21.10 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in the District of Columbia 1801-1993
    • 21.10.1 Records of the Washington County term of the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia (USCCDC)
    • 21.10.2 Records of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (USDCDC, 1801-63)
    • 21.10.3 Records of the U.S. Criminal Court for the District of Columbia
    • 21.10.4 Records of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia (SCDC, 1863-1936) and its successor, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (USDCDC, 1936- )
  • 21.11 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Florida 1828-1983
    • 21.11.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
    • 21.11.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern District
    • 21.11.3 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
    • 21.11.4 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District
    • 21.11.5 Records of the Southern District of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.11.6 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District
    • 21.11.7 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern District
  • 21.12 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Georgia 1789-1978
    • 21.12.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
    • 21.12.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern District
    • 21.12.3 Consolidated records of the U.S. District and Circuit Courts for the Northern District
    • 21.12.4 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the Northern Division of the District of Georgia
    • 21.12.5 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District
    • 21.12.6 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District
    • 21.12.7 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern District
    • 21.12.8 Consolidated records of the U.S. District and Circuit Courts for the Southern District
    • 21.12.9 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the Southern Division of the District of Georgia
  • 21.13 Records of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii (1959- ) and for its Predecessor, the Territory of Hawaii (1900-59) 1900-68
  • 21.14 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Idaho 1866-1990
    • 21.14.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.14.2 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.14.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
  • 21.15 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Illinois 1819-1982
    • 21.15.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
    • 21.15.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern District
    • 21.15.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.15.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.15.5 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Central District
    • 21.15.6 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District
    • 21.15.7 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern District
  • 21.16 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Indiana 1819-1974
    • 21.16.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
    • 21.16.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern District
    • 21.16.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District
    • 21.16.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern District
  • 21.17 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Iowa 1845-1981
    • 21.17.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
    • 21.17.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern District
    • 21.17.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District
    • 21.17.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern District
  • 21.18 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Kansas 1855-1991
    • 21.18.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.18.2 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.18.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
  • 21.19 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Kentucky 1790-1979
    • 21.19.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.19.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.19.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District
    • 21.19.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District
  • 21.20 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Louisiana 1806-1992
    • 21.20.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.20.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.20.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District
    • 21.20.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District
    • 21.20.5 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the District of Louisiana
    • 21.20.6 Records of the U.S. Provisional Court
  • 21.21 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Maine 1789-1970
    • 21.21.1 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.21.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
  • 21.22 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Maryland 1790-1972
    • 21.22.1 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.22.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
  • 21.23 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Massachusetts 1789-1971
    • 21.23.1 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.23.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
  • 21.24 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Michigan 1815-1970
    • 21.24.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.24.2 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.24.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.24.4 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District
    • 21.24.5 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District
  • 21.25 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Minnesota 1858-1979
    • 21.25.1 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.25.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
  • 21.26 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Mississippi 1823-1969
    • 21.26.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
    • 21.26.2 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the Northern Division of the District of Mississippi
    • 21.26.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District
  • 21.27 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Missouri 1831-1991
    • 21.27.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.27.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.27.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District
    • 21.27.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District
  • 21.28 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Montana 1868-1971
    • 21.28.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.28.2 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.28.3 Records of the U.S Circuit Court
  • 21.29 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Nebraska 1855-1981
    • 21.29.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.29.2 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.29.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
  • 21.30 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Nevada 1853-1969
    • 21.30.1 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.30.2 Records of state courts
  • 21.31 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in New Hampshire 1789-1977
    • 21.31.1 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.31.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
  • 21.32 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in New Jersey 1789-1982
    • 21.32.1 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.32.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
  • 21.33 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in New Mexico 1847-1968
    • 21.33.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.33.2 Records of the U.S. District Court
  • 21.34 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in New York 1685-1976
    • 21.34.1 Records of prefederal courts
    • 21.34.2 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
    • 21.34.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern District
    • 21.34.4 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.34.5 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.34.6 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District
    • 21.34.7 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern District
    • 21.34.8 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District
    • 21.34.9 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District
  • 21.35 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in North Carolina 1790-1978
    • 21.35.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.35.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.35.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District
    • 21.35.4 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District
    • 21.35.5 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District
    • 21.35.6 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the District of North Carolina
  • 21.36 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in North Dakota 1861-1964
    • 21.36.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.36.2 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.36.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
  • 21.37 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Ohio 1803-1971
    • 21.37.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
    • 21.37.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern District
    • 21.37.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District
    • 21.37.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern District
  • 21.38 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Oklahoma (including the Indian Territory) 1889-1988
    • 21.38.1 Records of U.S. courts in Indian Territory
    • 21.38.2 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
    • 21.38.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.38.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.38.5 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District
    • 21.38.6 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District
  • 21.39 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Oregon 1859-1975
    • 21.39.1 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.39.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
  • 21.40 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Pennsylvania 1787-1992
    • 21.40.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.40.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.40.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District
    • 21.40.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Middle District
    • 21.40.5 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District
    • 21.40.6 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District
  • 21.41 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico 1899-1973
    • 21.41.1 Records of the U.S. Provisional Court
    • 21.41.2 Records of the U.S. District Court
  • 21.42 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Rhode Island 1790-1991
    • 21.42.1 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.42.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
  • 21.43 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in South Carolina 1716-1980
    • 21.43.1 Records of admiralty courts
    • 21.43.2 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.43.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.43.4 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District
    • 21.43.5 Consolidated records of the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts
  • 21.44 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in South Dakota 1861-1978
    • 21.44.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.44.2 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.44.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
  • 21.45 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Tennessee 1797-1975
    • 21.45.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.45.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.45.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District
    • 21.45.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Middle District
    • 21.45.5 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the Middle Division of the District of Tennessee
    • 21.45.6 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District
    • 21.45.7 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District
  • 21.46 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Texas 1846-1994
    • 21.46.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
    • 21.46.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern District
    • 21.46.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.46.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.46.5 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District
    • 21.46.6 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern District
    • 21.46.7 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • 21.46.8 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District
    • 21.46.9 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District
    • 21.46.10 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • 21.47 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Utah 1870-1953
    • 21.47.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.47.2 Records of the U.S. District Court
  • 21.48 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Vermont 1791-1983
    • 21.48.1 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.48.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court
  • 21.49 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Virginia 1793-1991
    • 21.49.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.49.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.49.3 Consolidated records of the U.S. District and Circuit Courts for the Eastern District
    • 21.49.4 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District
    • 21.49.5 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District
    • 21.49.6 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • 21.50 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Washington 1849-1977
    • 21.50.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court and its successor superior (county) courts
    • 21.50.2 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.50.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.50.4 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District
    • 21.50.5 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District
  • 21.51 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in West Virginia 1819-1979
    • 21.51.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
    • 21.51.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern District
    • 21.51.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District
  • 21.52 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Wisconsin 1842-1987
    • 21.52.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court
    • 21.52.2 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.52.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District
    • 21.52.4 Consolidated records of the U.S. District and Circuit Courts for the Eastern District
    • 21.52.5 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District
    • 21.52.6 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District
  • 21.53 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Wyoming 1872-1954
    • 21.53.1 Records of the U.S. District Court
    • 21.53.2 Consolidated records of the U.S. District and Circuit Courts
  • 21.54 Motion Pictures (General)
  • 21.55 Still Pictures (General) 1840-1930

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21.1 Administrative History

Established: As elements of the federal court system by the Judiciary Act of 1789 (1 Stat. 76), September 24, 1789, pursuant to Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, which granted to Congress power "To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court," and Article III, Section 1, which vested judicial power in the Supreme Court "and such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish." Individual district courts, minimally one for each state, established by specific legislation.

Functions: Serve as the trial courts of general federal jurisdiction.

Finding Aids: Preliminary inventory in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.

Related Records:
General Records of the Department of Justice, RG 60.
Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85.
Records of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, RG 116.
Records of U.S. Attorneys, RG 118.
Records of the U.S. Court of Claims, RG 123.
Records of the U.S. Commerce Court, RG 172.
Records of the Office of the Pardon Attorney, RG 204.
Records of the Court of Claims Section (Justice), RG 205.
Records of the Solicitor of the Treasury, RG 206.
Records of the Supreme Court of the United States, RG 267.
Records of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, RG 276.
Records of the U.S. Tax Court, RG 308.
Records of U.S. Marshals, RG 527.

Note: In addition to U.S. district courts, this record group includes the records of U.S. territorial courts, U.S. circuit courts, and Confederate States district courts.

U.S. territorial courts were established by statute for organized territories of the United States. They had the form and jurisdiction of district courts, by which they were superseded when the territories became states.

U.S. circuit courts were established concurrently with U.S. district courts by the Judiciary Act of 1789. They shared with U.S. district courts original jurisdiction over criminal cases, tort suits by aliens, and all common law suits involving the United States. They had exclusive original jurisdiction over suits involving an alien, suits between citizens of different states, and suits in common law and equity where the disputed amount exceeded $500. They had appellate jurisdiction over cases heard in U.S. district courts comprising each circuit, except those cases that by law were heard immediately by the U.S. Supreme Court. Appellate jurisdiction was transferred from U.S. circuit courts to newly established U.S. circuit courts of appeals by the Judiciary Act of 1891 (26 Stat. 826), March 3, 1891. U.S. circuit courts were abolished, effective January 1, 1912, by the Judicial Code of 1911 (36 Stat. 1167), March 3, 1911, with jurisdiction, records, and pending cases transferred from each circuit court to the appropriate U.S. district courts.

Confederate States district courts were successors to U.S. district courts within the states comprising the Confederate States of America, 1861-65. At the end of the war, U.S. district courts resumed jurisdiction.

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21.2 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Alabama
1813-1976

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21.2.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Case files, 1813-18.

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21.2.2 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Northeastern Division (Huntsville), including minute books, 1826-1963; dockets, 1838-1957; case files, 1866-1963; final record books, 1875-1931; and records relating to naturalization, 1875-94, 1909-11, and 1923-26. Records of the Eastern Division (Anniston), including minute books, 1903-64; dockets, 1903-57; case files, 1903-63; civil order books, 1939-50; and final record books, 1907-30. Records of the Middle Division (Gadsden), including minute books, 1909-76; dockets, 1909-67; case files, 1910-63; and final record books, 1911-30. Records of the Southern Division (Birmingham), including minute books, 1885-1964; dockets, 1883-1967; case files, 1887-1967; final record books, 1891-1932; roll of attorneys, 1885-1947; and records concerning naturalization, 1909-62. Records of the Western Division (Tuscaloosa), including minute books, 1905-68; dockets, 1905-63; case files, 1905-63; and final record books, 1912-31. Records of the Northwestern Division (Florence), including minute books, 1909-75; dockets, 1909-57; case files, 1910-63; and records concerning naturalization, 1922- 29. Records of the Jasper Division, including minute books, 1912- 67; dockets, 1912-57; case files, 1912-63; and final record books, 1914-30. Records for all divisions including judgments of acquittals, 1946-74; civil judgment dockets, 1945-52; indexes to general minutes, 1885-1953; minute books, 1885-1965; civil order books, 1938-50; equity minute books, 1930-52; criminal minute books, 1938-64; declarations of intention, 1910-59; naturalization petitions and indexes, 1911-63; overseas naturalization petitions,1943-55; naturalization orders, 1926-70; and repatriation oaths, 1922-63. Also judgement and order books for both criminal and civil cases, 1951-76.

Microfilm Publications: M1547.

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21.2.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Northeastern Division (Huntsville), including dockets, 1874-1912; equity, law, and criminal case files, 1874-1911; and final record books, 1879- 1916. Records of the Eastern Division (Anniston), including general minute and order books, 1903-11; dockets, 1903-11; equity, law, and criminal case files, 1903-11; and final record books, 1904-12. Records of the Middle Division (Gadsden), 1909- 11, including minute books, dockets, and law and criminal case files. Records of the Southern Division (Birmingham), 1885-1911, including minute books; dockets; equity, law, and criminal case files; and final record books. Records of the Western Division (Tuscaloosa), including minute books, 1905-11; dockets, 1905-12; equity, law, and criminal case files, 1905-11; and final record books, 1905-12. Records of the Northwestern Division (Florence), including a minute book, 1901-11; dockets, 1909-12; and law and criminal case files, 1909-11.

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21.2.4 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Northern Division (Montgomery), including minute books, 1839-1958; dockets, 1839- 1958; case files, 1865-1965; final record books, 1839-1919; and records relating to civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1841- 1957, and to bankruptcy, 1842-1957. Records of the Eastern Division (Opelika), including minutes, 1914-54; dockets, 1910-58; and case files, 1918-65. Records of the Southern Division (Dothan), including minute books, 1910-54; dockets, 1908-56; case files, 1908-64; and records concerning civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1908-56.

Microfilm Publications: M1547.

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21.2.5 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Middle District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): General records, consisting of minute books, 1874-1911; dockets, 1839-1912; case files, 1874- 1911; and final record books, 1874-1911. Records of the Southern Division (Dothan), 1908-11, including a minute book and dockets.

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21.2.6 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the
Middle Division of the District of Alabama

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Garnishment case files, 1861-63.

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21.2.7 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): General records, consisting of docket books, 1821-1954; minute books, 1820-61, 1965-68; case files, 1821-1961, with index, 1821- 34; final record books, 1825-1924; records relating to bankruptcy, 1842-1966, and to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1829-1924; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1868-1956. Minute books of the Cahawba Division, 1822-28. Records of the Mobile Division, including minute books, 1820-1968; admiralty, civil, and criminal docket books, 1824- 1966; and records concerning naturalization, 1855-1969. Records of the Selma Division, including minute books, 1905-54; docket books, 1911-19; and records concerning naturalization, 1909-43.

Microfilm Publications: M1547.

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21.2.8 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): General records, consisting of dockets, 1837-1911, with indexes, 1837-60; case files, 1837-1911, with index, 1837-60; and final record books, 1836-1911. Records of the Mobile Division, including minute books, 1837-1965, case files, 1866-1966; and dockets, 1837-71. Minute books and dockets of the Selma Division, 1905-11.

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21.2.9 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the
Southern Division of the District of Alabama

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Minute books, 1861-65. Dockets, 1861-65. Case files, 1861-64. Records concerning naturalization, 1861-64. Records concerning garnishment and sequestration cases, 1861-65. Records of the clerk of the court, 1861-64. Final record books, 1861-65.

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21.2.10 Consolidated records of the U.S. District and Circuit
Courts

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Judgment docket, 1878-1913.

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21.3 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Alaska
1884-1991

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21.3.1 General records of the U.S. Territorial Court

Textual Records (in Anchorage): Civil (including admiralty, bankruptcy, and equity) and criminal case files, 1884-1900. Civil dockets, 1884-92. Execution dockets, 1886-1900. Records of the clerk of the court, 1890-1900, and U.S. Commissioners, 1886-1900.

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21.3.2 Records of the First Division of the U.S. Territorial
Court

Textual Records (in Anchorage): Records of the Juneau term, including dockets, 1900-55; journals, 1932-59; civil and criminal case files, 1900-60; coroner's inquest reports, 1900-59; election records, 1910-16, 1940-58; records relating to bankruptcy, 1905- 60, to naturalization, 1900-29, and to the granting of physicians' and surgeons' licenses, 1909-13; and records of the clerk of the court, 1900-60. Records of the Ketchikan term, including civil dockets, 1910-27; journals, 1917-55; records relating to civil and criminal cases, 1911-55; and case files, 1907-45. Records of the Skagway term, including dockets, 1900-18; criminal case files, 1901-9; and records concerning naturalization, 1901-17. Records of the Sulzer term, including journals, 1908-14. Journals and other records of the Tenakee or Tenakee Springs term, 1914-37. Records of the Valdez term, including dockets, 1902-9; journals, 1901-9; records concerning civil and criminal cases, 1901-9; and records relating to naturalization, 1907-9. Criminal case files and other records of U.S. Commissioners, First Division, Juneau Precinct, 1913-55.

Microfilm Publications: M1241, M1539.

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21.3.3 Records of the Second Division of the U.S. Territorial
Court

Textual Records (in Anchorage): Records of the Nome term, including records relating to admiralty cases, 1900-50; records concerning bankruptcy, 1901-54; and records relating to civil and criminal cases, 1901-57.

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21.3.4 Records of the Third Division of the U.S. Territorial
Court

Textual Records (in Anchorage): Records of the Anchorage term, including civil and criminal dockets, 1915-55; records concerning civil and criminal cases, 1915-60; domestic and foreign corporation case files, 1905-59; journals, 1916-60; judgment dockets, 1903-60; records relating to bankruptcy, 1915-60, and to naturalization, 1916-60; and records of the clerk of the court, 1928-55. Records of the Cordova term, including civil dockets, 1910-38; judgment dockets, 1905-40; journals, 1910-40; records relating to civil, criminal, and bankruptcy cases, 1911-40; and records concerning naturalization, 1912-59. Civil and criminal case files, and other records, of the Eagle City or Eagle term, 1900-2. Records of the Fairbanks term, including records concerning civil and criminal cases, 1903-9; records relating to bankruptcy, 1903-9, and to naturalization, 1888-1909 (bulk 1903- 9); and records of the clerk of the court, 1905-9. Naturalization records of the Kodiak term, 1931-60. Records of the Seward term, including civil dockets, 1911-27; judgment dockets, 1905-40; journals, 1911-40; records relating to civil, criminal, and bankruptcy cases, 1911-38; and records concerning naturalization, 1911-57. Records of the Valdez term, including civil dockets, 1909-29; judgment dockets, 1909-40; journals, 1909-40; records concerning civil cases, 1909-38; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1909-40, and to naturalization, 1909-42. Records of U.S. Commissioners, Third Division, Anchorage Precinct, including civil and criminal dockets, 1915-60; and records relating to civil and criminal cases, 1923-48. Civil and criminal dockets, 1910-15, of U.S. Commissioners, Third Division, Knik Precinct.

Microfilm Publications: M1539.

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21.3.5 Records of the Fourth Division of the U.S. Territorial
Court

Textual Records (in Anchorage): Records of the Fairbanks term, including records concerning civil and criminal cases, 1909-60; records relating to bankruptcy, 1909-60, and to naturalization, 1909-24; and records of the clerk of the court, 1909-58. Records of the Iditerod term relating to civil and criminal cases, 1910- 24; to bankruptcy, 1912-25; and to naturalization, 1895-1915. Records of the Ruby term relating to civil and criminal cases, 1912-20; to bankruptcy, 1913-16; and to naturalization, 1908-20.

Microfilm Publications: M1241, M1539.

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21.3.6 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Anchorage): Records of the District Court (Anchorage), including records relating to civil and criminal cases, 1960-67; records concerning naturalization, 1960-91; and records of the clerk of the court, 1960-69. Records of the District Court (Fairbanks), including records relating to civil and criminal cases, 1960-75; and records of the clerk of the court, 1965-73. Records of the District Court (Juneau), including civil case files, 1960-69; and records of the clerk of the court, 1960-68.

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21.4 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Arizona
1864-1991

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21.4.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Records of the clerk of the Supreme Court, 1873-1903. General records concerning naturalization, 1864-1912. Records of the First District (Tucson), including minutes, 1864-1912; dockets, 1882-1912; case files, 1882-1912; judgment books, 1866-1911; final records, 1882- 1912; and records of the clerk of the court, 1868-1912. Records of the Second District (La Paz, later Yuma), including minutes, 1877-1912; dockets, 1885-1912; case files, 1878-1912; records relating to criminal cases, 1885-1905; and records of the clerk of the court, 1876-1911. Records of the Third District (Prescott, later Phoenix), including minutes, 1864-1912; dockets, 1885-1912; case files, 1869-1912; and records of the clerk of the court, 1891-1912. Records of the Fourth District (Prescott), including minutes, 1891-1912; dockets, 1884-1912; case files, 1891-1911; and records of the clerk of the court, 1891-1911. Records of the Fifth District (Globe), including minutes, dockets, and case files, 1905-12; records relating to civil cases, 1907-11; and records of the clerk of the court, 1905-11.

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21.4.2 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Records of the Globe Division, including minutes, 1914-62; dockets, 1913-63; order books, 1951-68; and case files, 1914-69. Records of the Phoenix Division, including minutes, 1912-60; dockets, 1911-70; roll of attorneys, 1921-69; indexes, 1912-87; judgements and order books, 1969-72; case files, 1912-69; records relating to equity cases, 1913-38; bankruptcy records, 1908-67; naturalization records, 1864-91; and records of the clerk of the court, 1912-32, and U.S. Commissioners, 1912-55. Records of the Prescott Division, including minutes, 1914-59; dockets, 1913-69; case files, 1913-66; and records relating to civil and equity cases, 1914-52. Records of the Tucson Division, including minutes, 1913- 69; dockets, 1912-69; order books, 1963-72; case files, 1913-84; blotters, 1920-30; bankruptcy records, 1969; records concerning civil, equity, and criminal cases, 1913-52; records relating to naturalization, 1912-89; and records of the clerk of the court, 1912-14, and U.S. Commissioners, 1912-52.

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21.5 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Arkansas
1838-1992

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21.5.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): General records, consisting of dockets, 1838-1955; and case files, 1866-1911. Records of the Northern Division (Batesville), including dockets, 1909-54; case files, 1897-1970; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1898-1925. Records of the Eastern Division (Helena), including minutes, 1871-81; dockets, 1871-1954; case files, 1871-1972; records relating to bankruptcy, 1871-1933, to law and equity cases, 1889- 1938, and to criminal cases, 1898-1938; and records of the clerk of the court, 1871-1932, and U.S. Commissioners, 1897-1945. Records of the Western Division (Little Rock), including minutes, 1862-69; dockets, 1865-1954; case files, 1866-1969; records relating to bankruptcy, 1867-1948, to law and equity cases, 1894- 1954, and to criminal cases, 1869-1954; correspondence of the clerk of the court, 1912-37; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1937-53. Records of the Jonesboro Division, including dockets, 1912-25; case files, 1912-70; writ, execution, and commitment records, 1912-26; and records of the clerk of the court, 1928-32, and U.S. Commissioners, 1918-22. Case files of the Pine Bluff Division, 1961-70.

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21.5.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Records of the Northern Division (Batesville), including a law and equity docket, 1909-11; and law and equity case files, 1898-1911. Records of the Eastern Division (Helena), including dockets, 1872-1920; and law case files, 1871- 1911. Records of the Western Division (Little Rock), including minutes, 1838-60; dockets, 1865-1938; case files, 1865-1938; and records concerning law and equity cases, 1842-1930.

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21.5.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Records of the El Dorado Division, including minutes, 1925-57; dockets, 1925-89; case files, 1925-69; and records relating to equity and law cases, 1925-38, and to naturalization, 1925-92. Records of the Fayetteville Division, including minutes, 1940-54; dockets, 1940- 89; and case files, 1940-67. Records of the Fort Smith Division, including minutes, 1873-1954; dockets, 1866-1990, with indexes, 1866-1905; case files, 1866-1969; records concerning civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1865-1961; records relating to bankruptcy, 1867-1974, and to naturalization, 1872-1992; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1875-1942; and oaths of deputy marshals, 1868-1945. Records of the Harrison Division, including minutes, 1914-57; dockets, 1902-89; case files, 1901-67; records concerning civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1925-62; records dealing with bankruptcy, 1912- 79; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1900-50. Records of the Hot Springs Division, including minutes, 1940-57; dockets, 1940- 89; case files, 1940-69; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1940- 51. Records of the Texarkana Division, including minutes, 1912- 54; dockets, 1911-89; case files, 1887-1969; records concerning naturalization, 1907-59; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1895- 1965. Naturalization records of the Harrison, Hot Springs, and Texarkana Divisions, 1909-92.

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21.5.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Records of the Fort Smith Division, including minutes, 1891-1911; dockets, 1890-1912, with indexes, 1901-11; case files, 1889-1912; record books, 1889-1911; records relating to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1889-1926; and records concerning naturalization, 1900-11. Law case files of the Harrison Division, 1903-11. Case files and dockets of the Texarkana Division, 1889-1945.

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21.6 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in California
1851-1989

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21.6.1 General records of the U.S. District Court for the
Northern District and for its predecessor, the District of
California

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Judgment dockets, 1851-1916. Case files, 1851-1913. Records relating to admiralty, habeas corpus, and criminal cases, 1851-1984. Records of the clerk of the court, 1851-69, and U.S. Commissioners, 1851-1968. Microfilm copy of additional records (96 rolls), including minutes, 1851-1949; judgment and decree registers and books, 1851-1950; order books, 1913-50; and records relating to civil, equity, and criminal cases, 1870-1911. Naturalization records, 1917-72. Miscellaneous dockets, 1917-72. Bankruptcy records, 1938-71.

Microfilm Publications: M1249, T717, T1214, T1216, T1220.

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21.6.2 Records of the Southern Division (San Francisco) of the
U.S. District Court for the Northern District

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Case files, 1851-1953, with a microfilm copy of lists and indexes, 1867-1927 (6 rolls), and a microfiche copy of indexes, 1851-1972 (353 items). Bankruptcy case files, 1867-78, 1898-1945. Records relating to naturalization, 1852-1969.

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21.6.3 Records of the California Circuit Court (Special Circuit
Court for the District of California)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Case files, registers, and a judgment docket index, 1855-63.

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21.6.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Tenth Circuit

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General indexes to registers of U.S. and private cases, 1863-67. Equity docket registers of U.S. and private cases, 1863-67. Register of U.S. common law cases, 1863-67. Case docket register, 1863-66.

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21.6.5 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Ninth Circuit

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Consular court case records, 1863-76. Financial "sales book," 1856-70. Index to certificates of naturalization, 1868. Records of the office of the clerk and U.S. Commissioners, 1855-87.

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21.6.6 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Case files, 1855-1911. Microfilm copy of minutes, judgment and decree registers, and order books, 1855-1911 (30 rolls).

Microfilm Publications: T717, T1207, T1216.

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21.6.7 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Central
District

Textual Records (in Los Angeles, except as noted): Minute books, 1851-1954. Dockets, 1887-1979. Indexes to case files, 1887-1916. General case files, 1887-1907. Case files, 1854-1963 (in San Francisco). Records relating to bankruptcy, 1898-1969. Records relating to admiralty, civil, equity and civil law, and criminal cases, 1887-1970. Records concerning naturalization, 1887-1977.

Microfilm Publications: T1215, T1216.

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21.6.8 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Central District

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Minute books, 1887-1911. Dockets, 1887-1911. Case files, 1887-1911, with indexes. Records relating to civil cases, 1887-1911.

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21.6.9 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Minutes, 1929-69. Dockets, 1925-89. Case files, 1929-73. Bankruptcy records, 1929-72. Records relating to civil, equity, civil law, and criminal cases, 1929- 69. Naturalization records, 1955-73.

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21.6.10 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Records of the Northern Division (Fresno), including minute books, case files, and records relating to civil and criminal cases, 1900-11; and combined circuit and district court records relating to civil cases, 1900-29.

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21.6.11 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General records, including dockets, 1916-39; case files, 1916-70; records relating to naturalization, 1917-58; and records of the clerk of the court, 1916-25, and U.S. Commissioners, 1915-54. Records of the Sacramento Division (formerly, 1916-66, Northern Division of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District), including dockets, 1916-39; case files, 1916-73; records relating to naturalization, 1917-58; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1919- 64. Records of the Fresno Division (formerly, 1916-66, Northern Division of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District), including minute books, 1900-51; dockets, 1907-49; case files, 1900-67; and records relating to civil, common law and equity, and criminal cases, 1900-66.

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21.7 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Colorado
1861-1960

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21.7.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court

Textual Records (in Denver): Records of the First District (Denver), including dockets, 1862-76; case files, 1861-76; and records of the clerk of the court, 1862-76. Records of the Second District (Central City), including case files, 1862-74; and records of the clerk of the court, 1862-76. Records of the Third District (Pueblo), including docket books, 1874-76; case files, 1862-76; and records of the clerk of the court, 1862-76.

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21.7.2 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Denver): Records of the Denver Division, including dockets, 1876-1948; case files, 1876-1960; records relating to equity and chancery cases, 1878-1921, to judgments, 1877-1948, and to naturalization, 1876-1952; record books, 1876- 1945; final records, 1876-1917, with index; and records of the clerk of the court, 1876-1920. Records of the Del Norte Division, including dockets, 1879-1903; case files, 1879-1900; registers of actions, 1879-1903; a judgment book, 1885-92; and records concerning bankruptcy, 1898-1903. Dockets, case files, and record books of the Durango Division, 1917-35. Records of the Grand Junction Division, including dockets, 1917-36; case files, 1917- 34; and a record book, 1917-35. Records of the Montrose Division, including dockets, 1908-31; case files, 1903-35; record books, 1903-35; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1903-8. Records of the Pueblo Division, including dockets, 1907-49; case files, 1879-1950; registers of actions, 1879-1907; record books, 1878- 1942; final record books, 1898-1914; records concerning naturalization, 1903-49; and records of the clerk of the court, 1876-1929. Miscellaneous records of the Grand Junction, Durango, and Montrose Divisions, 1917-35.

Microfilm Publications: M1192.

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21.7.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Denver): Records of the Denver Division, including judgment books, 1878-1911; and dockets, civil case files, final record books, and records of the clerk of the court, 1876-1911. Records of the Del Norte Division, including dockets, 1881-1903; civil case files, 1879-1903; final record books, 1880- 1903; a judgment book, 1886-1919; and registers of actions, 1880- 1902. Dockets, civil case files, and a record book of the Montrose Division, 1903-11. Records of the Pueblo Division, including dockets, civil case files, and record books, 1880-1911; a judgment record book, 1881-94; and records concerning chancery cases, 1883-89. Miscellaneous records of the Grand Junction, Durango, and Montrose Divisions, 1917-35.

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21.8 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Connecticut
1789-1983

Related Records (in Boston): Nonfederal naturalization records for Connecticut, 1790-1974, in National Archives collection of donated materials.

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21.8.1 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Boston): Minute books, 1853-1955. Dockets and index cards, 1789-1983. Case files, 1790-1969. Records relating to bankruptcy, 1800-1970. Final record books, 1789-1917. Records concerning naturalization, 1842-1973. Admiralty records, 1929-66.

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21.8.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Boston): Minute books, 1853-1911. Dockets, 1790-1911. Case files, 1790-1911. Final record books, 1790-1911. Records relating to naturalization, 1893-1911.

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21.8.3 Records of other Connecticut courts

Textual Records (in Boston): Records concerning naturalization, filed with the city courts of Ansonia, 1893-1906; Hartford, 1875- 76; Meriden, 1903-40; and New Haven, 1843-1923.

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21.9 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Delaware
1790-1988

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21.9.1 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Minutes, 1845-1954. Dockets, indexes, bonds, commissioners' entries, orders, minutes, and naturalization records, 1790-1968. Case files, 1829-1972. Records relating to admiralty, civil, and law cases, 1798-1961, 1969. Records concerning naturalization, 1797-1953. Personal correspondence of Judge Hugh M. Morris, 1919-30. Bankruptcy case file (Lamont/Dupont/Copeland case), 1970-88.

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21.9.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Minutes, 1873-1911. Dockets, 1790-1911. Case files, 1824-1911. Records relating to law and appellate cases, 1849-1909. Records concerning naturalization, 1828-1902.

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21.10 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in the District
of Columbia
1801-1993

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21.10.1 Records of the Washington County term of the U.S. Circuit
Court for the District of Columbia (USCCDC)

History: USCCDC established by section 3 of an act of February 27, 1801 (2 Stat. 103), with court required to hold alternating sessions in DC's constituent counties of Washington and Alexandria. Pursuant to the retrocession of Alexandria County to Virginia by an act of July 9, 1846 (9 Stat. 35), USCCDC records for that county were transferred to Virginia. USCCDC abolished by section 16 of an act of March 3, 1863 (12 Stat. 762), with functions transferred to the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, established by same act. See 21.10.4.

Textual Records: Law, appellate, and criminal records, including docket books, 1801-63; minute books, 1801-63; records relating to cases ("Case Papers"), 1802-63; bonds to secure release of debtors, 1834-44; and grand jury lists and related records, 1809- 63. Chancery (equity) jurisdiction records, including divorce and other dockets, 1801-63; case files, 1804-63; and divorce records, 1860-63. Bankruptcy records, consisting of insolvency minutes, 1836-50; a docket, 1842-43; records concerning insolvency cases, 1814-January 1842, April 1843-1850; and records relating to bankruptcy cases, 1842-43. Slavery records, including fugitive slave case files, 1851-63; a manumission and emancipation record, 1821-62; and records relating to manumission and emancipation cases, 1857-63. Habeas corpus records, 1820-63. Lien law records, 1833-62. Marriage licenses, 1837-62.

Microfilm Publications: M433, M434, M1021.

Finding Aids: Janet Weinert, comp., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia," NC 2 (1964).

Related Records: USCCDC records for Alexandria County in custody of the clerk of Arlington County, VA.

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21.10.2 Records of the U.S. District Court for the District of
Columbia (USDCDC, 1801-63)

History: U.S. District Court for the District of Potomac established by section 21 of an act of February 13, 1801 (2 Stat. 89), with jurisdiction over "the territory of Columbia." Redesignated USDCDC pursuant to section 24 of an act of April 29, 1802 (2 Stat. 156), requiring chief judge of the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia (See 21.10.1) to hold district court sessions twice annually. USDCDC abolished by section 16 of an act of March 3, 1863 (12 Stat. 762), with functions transferred to the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, established by same act. See 21.10.4.

Textual Records: Administrative records, 1855-62. Minutes, 1801- 63. Admiralty records, consisting of case files, 1839-63; and a docket, 1857-63. Title pages of works submitted for copyright, 1854-63.

Finding Aids: Janet Weinert, comp., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia," NC 2 (1964).

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21.10.3 Records of the U.S. Criminal Court for the District of
Columbia

History: Established by an act of July 7, 1838 (5 Stat. 306). Abolished by section 16 of an act of March 3, 1863 (12 Stat. 762), with functions transferred to the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, established by same act. See 21.10.4.

Textual Records: Minutes, 1839-63. Dockets, 1838-63. Records relating to cases ("Case Papers"), 1838-63. Record of proceedings, 1844-59. Appearances, 1838-63. Recognizances, 1839- 61. List of convictions obtained by the court, 1831-53.

Finding Aids: Janet Weinert, comp., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia," NC 2 (1964).

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21.10.4 Records of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
(SCDC, 1863-1936) and its successor, the U.S. District Court for
the District of Columbia (USDCDC, 1936- )

History: SCDC established by an act of March 3, 1863 (12 Stat. 762), assuming functions formerly exercised by U.S. Circuit, District, and Criminal Courts for the District of Columbia (See 21.10.1, 21.10.2, and 21.10.3, respectively). Redesignated USDCDC, without change of jurisdiction or functions, by an act of June 25, 1936 (49 Stat. 1921).

Textual Records: General term minutes, 1863-1903. Law records, including minutes, 1863-64; dockets, 1863-1955; and case files, 1863-1950. Equity records, including minutes, 1863-1900; equity dockets and case files, 1863-99; equity dockets index, 1863-1938; and adoption dockets and case files, 1907-37. Civil action dockets and index to civil actions, 1938-49. Criminal records, including minutes, 1863-1934; criminal dockets and case files, 1863-1946; grand jury dockets, 1868-70, 1924-46; and case files, 1924-46. Habeas corpus and extradition records, including minutes, 1891-1931; dockets, 1863- 1933; case files, 1863-1933; and extradition requisitions, 1868- 77. Admiralty case files, 1863-68. Land case files, 1869-1929. Lien law case files, 1833-1934. Bankruptcy records, 1867-97, including case files, 1867-78. Records relating to naturalization, 1802-1926. Records relating to probate, 1801- 1934, including case files, 1801-78. Appellate jurisdiction records, 1870-1924. Records relating to mental competency actions, consisting of dockets, 1899-1946; index to mental health dockets, 1899-1972; minutes of hearings, 1924-28, 1937-38; and District Training School dockets, 1925-57. Records of Watergate-related cases, consisting of grand jury lists and orders, 1972-74; and civil, criminal, and miscellaneous case files, 1972-82. Criminal case files relating to United States vs. Marion S. Barry, Jr., 1990. Criminal case file relating to U.S. vs. John M. Poindexter ET. AL. (CR 80-08), 1987-93.

Specific Restrictions: As specified by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, sealed adoption records are not to be opened except on order of the court.

Finding Aids: Janet Weinert, comp., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia," NC 2 (1964); supplement in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.

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21.11 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Florida
1828-1983

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21.11.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Gainesville Division, including book records, 1898-1956; minutes, 1908-56; and civil, criminal, and admiralty case files, 1906- 73. Case files, dockets, and minutes of the Marianna Division, 1928-75. Records of the Pensacola Division, including book records, 1847-1974; equity order books, 1914-35; civil minute books, 1920-25; criminal case files, 1950-69; naturalization records, 1906-65, and civil and admiralty case files, 1860-1970. Records of the Tallahassee Division, including book records, 1847-1954; case files, 1845-1974; and general records, 1842-1945. Minutes and bankruptcy case files for the Apalachicola Division, 1847-68.

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21.11.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Book records, 1865-1913.

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21.11.3 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the
Northern District of Florida

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Minute books and execution dockets of the Middle Division (Marianna), 1861-64. Case files, minute books, and dockets of the Middle Division (Tallahassee), 1861-65. Minute books of the Western Division (Pensacola), 1864. Minute books and a judgment docket of the Apalachicola Division, 1862-64.

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21.11.4 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Middle
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Jacksonville Division case files, 1907-70; naturalization records, 1892-1975; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1950-70. Records of the Orlando Division, consisting of book records, 1933-65; minutes, 1936-59; and case files, 1927-69. Records of the Tampa Division, consisting of book records, 1963-64, bankruptcy index and docket books, 1961-70; civil case files, 1958-70; naturalization petitions, 1960-64; admiralty case files, 1961-66; and criminal case files,1938-70. Civil and criminal case files of the Ft. Meyers Division, 1966-70. Records of the Ocala Division, consisting of minutes, 1901-54; dockets and order books, 1902-68; case files, 1915-69; naturalization records, 1940-65, and circuit court records, 1901-15.

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21.11.5 Records of the Southern District of the U.S. Territorial
Court

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Record of proceedings ("Cartas") of the Key West Division, 1828-41.

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21.11.6 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Jacksonville Division, including minutes, 1888-1954; dockets, 1891-1968; general order books, 1897-1930; admiralty records, 1894-1966; bankruptcy records, 1898-1965; and case files, 1892-1963. Case files and dockets of the Orlando Division, 1927-65. Records of the Tampa Division, including minutes, 1879-1962; dockets, 1894-1962; and records relating to admiralty, civil, law, and criminal cases, 1886-1965. Records of the Fort Pierce Division, including dockets, 1932-55; case files, 1912-55; judgments, 1936-38; and order books, 1936-54. Records of the Miami Division, including book records, 1907-64; case files, 1916-73; criminal and civil docket sheets, 1917-69; general minutes, 1907-52; rough minute sheets, 1953-82; admiralty records, 1932-66; bankruptcy records, 1857-1983; and records concerning naturalization, 1907-70. Case files from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Miami, 1958-69. Records of the Key West Division, including territorial records, 1828-41; general records, 1829-1952; dockets, 1872-1952; admiralty records, 1841-1961; case files, 1886-1952; order books, 1932-48; judgments, 1938-48; and records concerning naturalization, 1847-1953. Civil and admiralty case files of the Ocala Division, 1951-63. General minutes and criminal records of the Fernandina Division, 1922-52.

Microfilm Publications: M1547.

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21.11.7 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Tampa Division, including general minutes, 1879-1911; dockets, 1903-11; and records relating to equity and law cases, 1877-1912. Dockets of the Key West Division, 1866-1911.

Microfilm Publications: M1360.

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21.12 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Georgia
1789-1978

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21.12.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Northern Division (Atlanta), including general minute books, 1849-1968; docket books, 1849-1965; case files, 1847-1968, with indexes, 1851-1978; orders relating to financial matters, 1880-1943; records concerning bankruptcy, 1867-78, 1898-1966; records relating to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1856-1931, and to naturalization, 1921-65; and records of the clerk of the court, 1853-1955. Records of the Eastern Division (Athens), including general minute books, docket books, and case files, 1901-26; orders concerning financial matters, 1902-19; and records relating to equity and criminal cases, 1901-26, and to naturalization, 1907-26. Records of the Western Division (Columbus), including minute books, 1891-1926; docket books, 1892-1927; case files, 1893-1926; records concerning equity and criminal cases, 1891-1926; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1891-1926. Records of the Northwestern Division (Rome), including minute books, 1900-65; docket books, 1901-59; case files, 1900- 62; a bankruptcy index, 1900-67; bankruptcy dockets, 1900-62; records relating to equity and criminal cases, 1903-38, and to naturalization, 1900-64; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1901- 46. Records of the Gainesville Division, including minute books, 1926-48; case files, 1938-69; and records concerning equity and criminal cases, 1926-56. Records of the Newnan Division, including minute books, 1935-61; docket books, 1933-52; and case files, 1934-66.

Microfilm Publications: M1547.

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21.12.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Northern Division (Atlanta), including minute books, 1872-1912; docket books, 1872- 1922; case files, 1883-1926; and records relating to equity cases, 1871-1922, and to naturalization, 1893-1912. Records of the Eastern Division (Athens), including minute books, 1901-11; docket books, 1901-14; case files, 1907-11; and records concerning equity cases, 1902-13. Records of the Western Division (Columbus), including minute books, 1891-1911; docket books, 1891-1913; case files, 1892-1912; and records dealing with equity and criminal cases, 1891-1912. Records of the Northwestern Division (Rome), including minute books, 1900-11; docket books, 1900-15; case files, 1900-25; and records concerning equity cases, 1900-25.

Microfilm Publications: M1184, M1547.

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21.12.3 Consolidated records of the U.S. District and Circuit
Courts for the Northern District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Rolls of attorneys admitted, 1883- 1940.

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21.12.4 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the
Northern Division of the District of Georgia

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Minute book, 1861-64. Docket books, 1861-63. Case files, 1861-63. Lists of witnesses, 1862-63. Records concerning sequestration and garnishment cases, 1861-63.

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21.12.5 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Middle
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Eastern Division (Athens), including minute books, 1938-50; general index books, 1927-50; dockets, 1929-31; case files, 1926-55; and records concerning naturalization, 1926-28. Records of the Southwestern Division (Albany), including docket books, 1926-64; and case files, 1926-67. Records of the Southwestern Division (Valdosta), including bankruptcy docket books, 1926-61; case files, 1926-53; and records dealing with equity cases, 1927-45. Records of the Western Division (Columbus), including case files, 1926-71, and bankruptcy docket books, 1926-67. Records of the Western Division (Macon), including docket books, 1926-73; minutes, 1926-50; case files, 1926-73; records relating to bankruptcy, 1926-53; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1926-52. General records of the Americus Division, 1907-53, and the Thomasville Division, 1936-55.

Microfilm Publications: M1547.

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21.12.6 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Northeastern Division (Augusta), including minute books, 1890-1927; docket books, 1892-1925; case files, 1898-1964; and records concerning equity, law, and criminal cases, 1891-1961. Records of the Eastern Division (Savannah), including minute books, 1789-1947; docket books, 1819-1938; index books, 1789-1928; case files, 1790-1960; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1842-87, and to admiralty, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1866-1966. Records of the Southwestern Division (Albany), including minute books, 1905- 25; docket books, 1906-26; case files, 1902-37; and final record books, 1912-23. Records of the Southwestern Division (Valdosta), including minute books, 1903-28; docket books, 1902-26; case files, 1909-26; and records relating to equity and law cases, 1906-26. Records of the Western Division (Macon), including minute books, 1880-1926; docket books, 1879-1926; index books, 1882-1928; case files, 1882-1926; records relating to civil, law, and criminal cases, 1883-1935; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1885-1926. Case files of the following divisions: Brunswick, 1938-66; Dublin, 1926-64; Swainsboro, 1949-64; and Waycross, 1923-66.

Microfilm Publications: M1172.

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21.12.7 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Northeastern Division (Augusta), including minute books, 1890-1911; docket books, 1891-1906; and records concerning equity, law, and criminal cases, 1890-1910. Records of the Eastern Division (Savannah), including minute books, 1790-1911; dockets, 1790- 1918; case files, 1790-1964; and records concerning equity, law, and criminal cases, 1822-1912. Records of the Southwestern Division (Albany), including a minute book, 1905-11; docket books, 1902-12; and records relating to law cases, 1906-9. Records of the Southwestern Division (Valdosta), including minute books, 1903-11; docket books, 1904-18; and records dealing with equity and law cases, 1885-1911. Records of the Western Division (Macon), including minute books, 1880-1911; docket books, 1906- 12; and records relating to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1881-1913.

Microfilm Publications: M1184.

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21.12.8 Consolidated records of the U.S. District and Circuit
Courts for the Southern District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Case files of the Macon Division, 1880-1911. Naturalization and other records of the Savannah Division, 1790-1911.

Microfilm Publications: M1172, M1184, M1547.

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21.12.9 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the
Southern Division of the District of Georgia

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Minute books, 1861-63. Docket books, 1861-64. Case files, 1861-64. Records relating to sequestration and garnishment cases, 1861-67.

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21.13 Records of the U.S. District Court for the District of
Hawaii (1959- ) and for its Predecessors, the Territory of Hawaii
(1900-59)
1900-68

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Minutes, 1900-59. Docket books, 1900-62. Case files, 1900-68. Judgments and decrees, 1900- 25, with indexes, 1900-51. Records relating to grand and petit juries, 1939-63. Records relating to admiralty, civil, common law and equity, habeas corpus, and criminal cases, 1900-68. Records relating to naturalization, 1900-61. Records of the clerk of the court, 1901-54.

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21.14 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Idaho
1866-1990

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21.14.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court

Textual Records (in Seattle): Judgment docket and book, 1867-90. Registers of civil and criminal actions, 1866-90.

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21.14.2 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Seattle): General records, including criminal dockets, 1899-1953; case files, 1885-1950; records relating to bankruptcy, 1906-63, and to criminal cases, 1892-1924; records of U.S. Commissioners, 1891-1928; and miscellaneous records, 1886- 1966. Records of the Northern Division (Moscow to 1911, then Coeur d'Alene), including journals (minute books), 1892-1914; dockets, 1892-1924; case files, 1892-1912; and judgment books, 1895-1916. Records of the Central Division (Boise to 1911, then Moscow), including journals (minute books), 1891-1913; criminal case files, 1891-1911; and registers, 1891-1907. Consolidated records of the Northern and Central Divisions, including journals (minute books), 1916-38; dockets, 1909-30; case files, 1891-1963; and judgment books, 1916-38. Records of the Eastern Division (Pocatello, 1911), including journals (minute books), 1915-30; dockets, 1895-1930; case files, 1891-1960; and judgment books, 1916-38. Records of the Southern Division (Pocatello to 1911, then Boise), including journals (minute books), 1893-1930; dockets, 1892-1930; case files, 1891-1960; and judgment books, 1890-1938.

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21.14.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Seattle): General records, 1891-1915. Records of the Northern Division (Moscow), including journals, 1893-1911; judgment books, 1893-1915; and a civil register and dockets, 1892-1919. Records of the Central Division (Boise), including journals (minute books), 1891-1911; a judgment book, 1891-1912; civil registers and dockets, 1890-1914; and a civil and criminal register, 1891-1907. Records of the Southern Division (Pocatello), including a journal, 1893-1914; a judgment book, 1893-1915; an execution book, 1891-1915, with index, 1891-1912; and a civil register, 1892-1908.

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21.15 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Illinois
1819-1982

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21.15.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Eastern Division (Chicago), including minute books, 1930-55; dockets, 1819-1971; ledgers, 1892-1951; case files, 1871-1969; records concerning admiralty, civil, chancery, law and equity, law, and criminal cases, 1871-1969; records concerning railroad arbitration cases, 1910-55; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1867-1968, and to naturalization, 1872-1982. Records of the Western Division (Freeport), including dockets, 1905-77; case files, 1905-69; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1905-69, and to civil and criminal cases, 1906-66. Bankruptcy referee minute books, docket sheets, and docket books, 1923-71, from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois at Chicago, Bankruptcy docket sheets, 1970, from the U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois at Rockford.

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21.15.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Eastern Division (Chicago), including dockets, 1837-1911; case files, 1871-1911, with indexes; records relating to civil, chancery, and law and equity cases, 1866-1911; and records concerning naturalization, 1906-11. Law and chancery record book of the Western Division (Freeport), 1905-11.

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21.15.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the nondivisional court at Danville, including minute books, 1952-68; docket books, 1923- 62; case files, 1923-65; records concerning civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1922-68; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1926-62, and to naturalization, 1906-62. Records of the nondivisional court at East St. Louis, including dockets, 1905- 62; case files, 1905-65; and records concerning civil, chancery, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1905-67.

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21.15.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Dockets, 1905-14. Case files, 1905- 11. Records relating to chancery, law and equity, law, and criminal cases, 1905-13.

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21.15.5 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Central
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Bankruptcy docket books, 1961-70. Civil and criminal case files, 1961-65. Peoria civil and criminal case files, 1966-69; and bankruptcy docket sheets, 1966-69. Rock Island bankruptcy docket sheets, 1966-69, and civil and criminal case files, 1965-69. Springfield bankruptcy docket sheets, 1966-67; criminal and civil case files, 1961-68; commissioner's transcripts, 1955-57; and naturalization records, 1958-66. Danville bankruptcy docket sheets, 1963-70; and civil and criminal case files, 1959-67.

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21.15.6 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Northern Division (Peoria), including dockets, 1883-1965, with indexes; case files, 1887-1965; records concerning civil, equity, and criminal cases, 1887-1966; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1898-1965, and to naturalization, 1903-59. Records of the Southern Division (Springfield and Quincy), including dockets, 1855-1958; case files, 1855-1965, with indexes; records relating to civil, equity, and criminal cases, 1888-1966; records relating to bankruptcy, 1842-1965, and to naturalization, 1856-1950; and records of the clerk of the court, 1863-1930, and U.S. Commissioners, 1894-1958. Benton civil case files, 1968. East St. Louis judgment indexes, 1905-28; bankruptcy docket sheets, 1963-70; criminal case files, 1938-52, 1962-68; civil case files, 1940-48, 1966; and civil minutes, 1951-65.

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21.15.7 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Northern Division (Peoria), including dockets, 1884-1912, with indexes; case files, 1884-1913, with indexes; and records relating to chancery, law and equity, and law cases, 1884-1914. Records of the Southern Division (Springfield), including dockets, 1838-1916, with indexes; case files, 1855-1912; records relating to chancery, law and equity, and law cases, 1837-1911; and records concerning naturalization, 1856-1903.

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21.16 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Indiana
1819-1974

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21.16.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Fort Wayne Division, including docket books, 1880-1965; criminal records, 1967-71; case files, 1879-1968; admiralty case files, 1958-66; order books, 1963-66; records concerning bankruptcy, 1898-1970; and records of the clerk of the court, 1880-1955, and U.S. Commissioners, 1897-1945. Records of the Hammond Division, including docket books, 1904-66; clerk's journals, 1961-66; case files, 1904-68; records concerning equity, law, and criminal cases, 1909-71; records relating to bankruptcy, 1904-71, and to naturalization, 1906-45; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1914- 52. Records of the South Bend Division, including docket books and sheets, 1930-70; case files, 1925-68; criminal and law order books, 1962-71; records relating to bankruptcy, 1898-1971; and clerk's minute books, 1942-70. Case files and other records of the Lafayette Division, 1955-74.

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21.16.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Fort Wayne Division, 1879-1911, including docket books; case files; and records relating to chancery, law, and equity cases. Case files, a civil docket book, and other records of the Hammond Division, 1908-11.

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21.16.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Evansville Division, including dockets, 1870-1968; case files, 1867-1969; records relating to bankruptcy, 1867-1970, and to civil, equity, and criminal cases, 1873-1964; and records of the clerk of the court, 1871-1966. Records of the Indianapolis Division, including docket books and sheets, 1854-1971; case files, 1839-1966; record books, 1819-1918; records concerning civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1908- 69; records relating to bankruptcy, 1867-1971, and to naturalization, 1865-1954; and records of the U.S. Marshal, 1849- 1930, and the clerk of the court, 1853-1956. Records of the New Albany Division, including journals (minute books), 1957-67; case files, 1898-1969; bankruptcy docket books, 1947-70; commissioner's records, 1956-71; and civil depositions, 1940-54. Records of the Terre Haute Division, including docket books, 1925-69; case files, 1925-69; and records dealing with civil and equity cases, 1927-69.

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21.16.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Evansville Division, including dockets and case files, 1868-1911; and records relating to law and equity cases, 1871-86. Records of the Indianapolis Division, including docket books, 1829-1911; case files, 1835- 1912; and records concerning U.S. Government, chancery, law and equity, and law cases, 1841-1911.

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21.17 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Iowa
1845-1981

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21.17.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Records of the Eastern Division (Dubuque), including minute books, 1850-1950; dockets, 1859-1922; case files, 1859-1947; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1867- 1979, and to equity, 1903-38. Records of the Central Division (Fort Dodge), including minute books, 1883-1922; dockets, 1883- 1949; case files, 1885-1969; naturalization records, 1883-1981; and records concerning equity and criminal cases, 1883-1968. Records of the Western Division (Sioux City), including minute books, 1882-1963, with index, 1882-1914; dockets, 1883-1938; case files, 1880-1969; bankruptcy records, 1964; and records dealing with equity and criminal cases, 1883-1965. Records of the Cedar Rapids Division, including minute books, 1891-1961; dockets, 1891-1963; case files, 1890-1970; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1898-1979, and to civil, equity, and criminal cases, 1891-1968. Naturalization records for all divisions, 1883-1981. Bankruptcy dockets for all divisions, 1918-66.

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21.17.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Records of the Eastern Division (Dubuque), including dockets, 1880-1912; case files, 1880-1911; and records concerning equity cases, 1880-1912. Records of the Central Division (Fort Dodge), including dockets, 1882-1912; case files, 1882-1911; and records concerning equity and law cases, 1882-1913. Records of the Western Division (Sioux City), including dockets, 1882-1914; case files, 1882-1911; and records relating to equity cases, 1882-1914. Records of the Cedar Rapids Division, including dockets, 1891-1915; case files, 1891-1911; and records concerning equity and law cases, 1891-1915.

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21.17.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Records of the Eastern Division (Keokuk), including dockets, 1845-1951; case files, 1845-1949; journals and other records, 1845-1928; records concerning chancery, equity, and criminal cases, 1858-1937; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1867-1945, and to naturalization, 1849- 88. Records of the Central Division (Des Moines), including dockets, 1867-1977; case files, 1848-1969; journals, 1859-1938; naturalization records, 1915-74; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1867-1962, and to equity cases, 1877-1938. Case files of the Middle Division (Iowa City), 1848-59. Records of the Southern Division (Creston), including dockets, 1901-49; and case files, 1900-66. Case files of the Southern Division (Burlington), 1849-1958. Case files of the Western Division (Council Bluffs), 1870-1969. Case files, dockets, and other records of the Davenport Division, 1904-68. Records of the Ottumwa Division, including dockets, 1907-62; case files, 1907-65; journals, 1907-37; and records concerning equity cases, 1907-37. Dockets for all divisions, 1865-1966.

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21.17.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Records of the Eastern Division (Keokuk), including dockets, 1880-1911; case files, 1880-1911; and records concerning equity cases, 1881-1911. Records of the Central Division (Des Moines), including dockets, 1859-1913; case files, 1862-1915; naturalization records, 1916-67; bankruptcy records, 1949-69; and records concerning equity cases, 1862-1909. Case files and dockets of the Southern Division (Creston), 1901- 12. Case files of the Western Division (Council Bluffs), 1880- 1911. Case files, dockets, and other records of the Davenport Division, 1904-13, and the Ottumwa Division, 1907-10.

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21.18 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Kansas
1855-199184

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21.18.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Case files, dockets, and other records of the First District (Leavenworth, including Calhoun and Lecompton), 1855-63. Case files, dockets, and other records of the Second District (Tecumseh and Lecompton), 1855-61. Case files of the Third District (Fort Scott), 1860-61.

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21.18.2 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Kansas City): General records, consisting of case files, 1949-63; and naturalization petitions, 1948-70. Records of the First Division (Topeka), including dockets, 1861- 1970; case files, 1861-1970; records concerning civil, equity, and criminal cases, 1860-1953; order books, 1960-69; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1867-1969, and to naturalization, 1856-1984. Records of the Second Division (Wichita), including dockets, 1890-1950; case files, 1890-1969; journals, 1890-1949; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1898-1971, to equity cases, 1913-38, and to naturalization, 1909-91. Records of the Third Division (Fort Scott), including dockets, 1892-1967; case files, 1898-1967; journals, 1892-1967; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1898- 1962, to civil and equity cases, 1893-1967, and to naturalization, 1915-67. Criminal and civil case files of the Kansas City Division, 1959-71. Case files, dockets, and other records of the annual term held at Wichita to try Indian Territory criminal cases, 1883-95.

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21.18.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Records of the First Division (Topeka), including dockets, 1862-1913; case files, 1862-1911; and records concerning civil, chancery, and equity cases, 1862- 1913. Case files, dockets, and other records of the Second Division (Wichita), 1890-1913. Case files, dockets, records relating to law and equity cases, and other records of the Third Division (Fort Scott), 1892-1914.

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21.19 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Kentucky
1790-1979

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21.19.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): U.S. District Commissioners criminal dockets for the entire Eastern District, 1908-57. Records of the Ashland (Catlettsburg) Division, consisting of docket books, 1901-77; civil, criminal, and admiralty case records, 1902-64; and records relating to U.S. Commissioners, 1905-46, 1962-63, and to naturalization, 1913-29. Records of the Covington Division, consisting of docket books, 1860-1979; civil and criminal case records, 1867-1964; bankruptcy records, 1867-1979; and records relating to U.S. Commissioners, 1907-32, and to naturalization, 1910-56. Records of the Frankfort Division, consisting of docket books, 1790-1977 (with gaps); records relating to civil, equity, and law cases, 1798-1964, and criminal cases, 1885-1964; records concerning naturalization, 1893-1952; and records concerning U.S. Commissioners, 1897-1906. Records of the Jackson Division, consisting of docket books, 1908-43; records relating to civil and criminal cases, 1908-64; and records concerning U.S. Commissioners, 1916-63. Records of the Lexington Division, consisting of docket books, 1920-79; records relating to civil and criminal cases, 1879-1966; records concerning naturalization, 1920-29; bankruptcy records, 1920-71; and records dealing with U.S. Commissioners, 1935-41. Records of the London Division, consisting of docket books, 1900- 78; criminal cases, 1902-64; civil case files, 1901-64; bankruptcy records, 1898-1979; and records relating to naturalization, 1913-73, and to U.S. Commissioners, 1925-35, 1955-76. Records of the Pikeville Division, consisting of docket books, 1936-79; civil and criminal cases, 1936-64; records relating to naturalization, 1938-58, and to U.S. Commissioners, 1972-76. Records of the Richmond Division, consisting of docket books, 1900-65; records relating to civil cases, 1905-38, and to criminal cases, 1900-40; records dealing with naturalization, 1912-28; and records concerning U.S. Commissioners, 1935-46.

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21.19.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Docket books of the following divisions: Ashland (Catlettsburg), 1902-12; Covington, 1860-1912; Jackson, 1911-12; London, 1901-12; and Richmond, 1901-12. Records of the Frankfort Division, consisting of docket books, 1790-1912; and records relating to civil, law, equity, bankruptcy, and chancery cases (including judgments and decrees), 1804-60. Criminal case files of the Covington Division, 1860-64.

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21.19.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Bowling Green Division, consisting of docket books, 1862-1969; case files, 1860-1963; grand and petit jury records, 1924-33; records of U.S. Marshals, 1878-97, the clerk of the court, 1855-1932, and U.S. Commissioners, 1889-1936; and records relating to civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1861-1947, to bankruptcy, 1867-1965, and to naturalization, 1920-21. Records of the Louisville Division, including records concerning naturalization, 1903-57; criminal cases, 1954-66; civil cases, 1945-66; bankruptcy cases, 1963-65; U.S. Commissioners' dockets, 1925-70; and index cards to bankruptcy cases, 1940-73. Records of the Owensboro term, consisting of docket books, 1889-1962; case files, 1894- 1966; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1899-1922, 1956-65, to civil and criminal cases, 1895-1966, and to U.S. Commissioners, 1900-45. Records of the Paducah term, consisting of docket books, 1860- 1964; bankruptcy books, 1915-65; and case files, 1867-1966.

Microfilm Publications: M1547.

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21.19.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Louisville term, consisting of docket books, 1861-1911; case files, 1860-1911; and records concerning civil and criminal cases, 1860-92. Records of the Paducah term, consisting of docket books, 1860-1913; and case files, 1869-1911.

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21.20 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Louisiana
1806-1992

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21.20.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Records of the Baton Rouge Division, including minutes, 1888-1932; dockets, 1899-1992; naturalization records, 1907-40; case files, 1893-1982; and records concerning bankruptcy, 1899-1946. Records of the New Orleans Division, including minutes, 1808- 1971; dockets, 1806-1973; case files, 1806-1970; records relating to admiralty, equity, and criminal cases, 1843-1968; records relating to bankruptcy, 1843-1946, and to naturalization, 1837- 1987; and records of the clerk of the court, 1884-1939, and U.S. Commissioners, 1928-62.

Microfilm Publications: M1082, M1115.

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21.20.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Case files, dockets, and other records of the Baton Rouge Division, 1888-1911. Records of the New Orleans Division, including minutes, 1838-1911; dockets, 1837-1915; case files, 1837-1911; records concerning admiralty, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1837-1911; records relating to naturalization, 1838-1911, and to the supervision of elections, 1868-92; and letters sent and received by the clerk of the court, 1845-1911.

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21.20.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Records of the Alexandria Division, including minutes, 1882-1942; a docket, 1886-1952; and records concerning naturalization, 1918-64. Minutes of the Lake Charles Division, 1905-34. Records of the Monroe Division, including minutes, 1881-1942; dockets, 1894-1905; and admiralty case files, 1886-1908. Records of the Opelousas Division, including minutes, 1823-1935; a criminal docket, 1882-97; case files, 1842-46; records concerning equity, law, and criminal cases, 1882-97; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1842-44, and to naturalization, 1930-55. Records of the Shreveport Division, including minutes, 1882-1948; dockets, 1893-1975; case files, 1881-1960; records concerning civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1909-45; records relating to bankruptcy, 1899-1913, and to naturalization, 1902-67; and records of the clerk of the court, 1902-26, and U.S. Commissioners, 1901-53.

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21.20.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Records of the Alexandria Division, including minutes, 1882-1911; and records relating to criminal cases, 1883-1904. Minutes of the Lake Charles Division, 1905-11, and the Monroe Division, 1881-1911. Records of the Opelousas Division, including minutes, 1882-1911; and dockets, 1881-1901. Records of the Shreveport Division, including minutes, 1882-1911; dockets, 1881-1911; criminal case files, 1882-1911; and records relating to law, equity, and criminal cases, 1883- 1911.

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21.20.5 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the
District of Louisiana

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Docket, 1861-62. Case files, 1861-62. Records relating to sequestration, 1861-62.

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21.20.6 Records of the U.S. Provisional Court

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Minutes, 1863-65. Docket, 1863- 65. Case files, 1863-65. Records concerning land condemnation, 1863.

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21.21 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Maine
1789-1970

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21.21.1 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Boston): General records, consisting of dockets, 1789-1969, with indexes, 1790-1886; case files, 1790- 1906; records relating to bankruptcy, 1800-78, and to naturalization, 1790-1906; and records of the clerk of the court, 1819-1912. Case files, dockets, and other records of the Northern Division (Bangor), 1916-65. Records of the Southern Division (Portland), including minute books, 1922-43; dockets, 1898-1966; case files, 1898-1970, with name index, 1789-1954; final record books, 1789-1922; and records concerning naturalization, 1851-1955.

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21.21.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Boston): Dockets, 1820-1911. Case files, 1820-1911. Records relating to naturalization, 1850-1911.

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21.22 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Maryland
1790-1970

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21.22.1 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Records of the Baltimore Division, including minutes, 1790-1972; dockets, 1790-1961, with indexes; case files, 1790-1971; records relating to bankruptcy, 1872-1956 and 1961; records concerning admiralty, equity, and criminal cases, 1799-1938 and 1961-69; records relating to naturalization, 1792-1959; and records of the clerk of the court, 1790-1961, and U.S. Commissioners, 1873-1952. Records of the Cumberland Division, including dockets, 1907-51; case files, 1908-47; records of cash disbursements and cash receipts, 1946-50; and records dealing with bankruptcy, 1933-35.

Microfilm Publications: M1031, M1168.

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21.22.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Records of the Baltimore Division, including minutes, 1790-1911; dockets, 1790-1911, with indexes; case files, 1801-1911; records relating to naturalization, 1796-1911; and records of the clerk of the court, 1826-1912. Records of the Cumberland Division, consisting of a law (civil) docket, 1907-12; law (civil) case files, 1907-12; a cash book of the clerk of the court, 1907-12; and a record of criminal proceedings conducted before U.S. Commissioner Robert R. Henderson, 1888-96.

Microfilm Publications: M931, M1010, M1168.

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21.23 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Massachusetts
1789-1971

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21.23.1 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Boston): Dockets, 1790-1970. Case files, 1790-1965. Final record books, 1789-1918, with indexes, 1806- 1918. Records relating to bankruptcy, 1801-1956; to admiralty, equity, and criminal cases, 1812-1969; to naturalization, 1789- 1971; to customs and internal revenue, 1803-80; and to seamen, 1872-1956. Records of the clerk of the court, 1803-1954.

Microfilm Publications: M1368, M1545.

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21.23.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Boston): Minute books, 1853-59. Dockets, 1800-1911. Case files, 1790-1911. Final record books, 1790-1911, with indexes, 1790-1847. Records relating to equity and criminal cases, 1834-1911. Records concerning naturalization, 1845-1911. Records of the clerk of the court, 1832-1911.

Microfilm Publications: M1368, M1545.

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21.24 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Michigan
1815-1970

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21.24.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court

Textual Records (in Chicago): Journal of the Supreme Court, 1815- 37. General case files, 1816-32.

Microfilm Publications: M1111.

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21.24.2 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Northern Division (Bay City), including minute books, 1912-43; docket books, 1894- 1950; case files, 1898-1968; bankruptcy records, 1907-69; and records concerning civil cases, 1938-69. Records of the Northern Division (Flint), including docket books, 1895-1965; civil and criminal case files, 1962-68; equity case files, 1913-41; and records relating to equity, 1912- 40. Records of the Southern Division (Detroit), including docket books, 1846-1953; ledger and cash books, 1940-54; case files, 1837-1969; records concerning admiralty, civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1869-1966; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1842-1968, and to naturalization, 1837-1970.

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21.24.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Case files, docket books, and other records of the Northern Division (Bay City), 1894-1911. Records of the Southern Division (Detroit), including journals, 1837- 1911; docket books, 1838-1911; case files, 1837-1911; and records relating to civil, chancery, equity, and law cases, 1837-1911, and to naturalization, 1837-1916.

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21.24.4 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Northern Division (Marquette), including docket books, 1878-1958; case files, 1878- 1968; records concerning admiralty, civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1878-1966; records relating to bankruptcy, 1898- 1945, and to naturalization, 1887-1946; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1888-1930. Records of the Southern Division (Grand Rapids), including journals, 1863-1966; docket books, 1863-1959; case files, 1863-1969; records concerning admiralty, civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1863-1966; records relating to bankruptcy, 1867-1959, and to naturalization, 1907-62; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1895-1946. Records of the U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan at Kalamazoo, including civil case files, 1967.

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21.24.5 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Northern Division (Marquette), 1878-1911, including docket books; case files; and records relating to civil, equity, and law cases. Records of the Southern Division (Grand Rapids), including case files, 1864- 1911; and records concerning civil, chancery, equity, and law cases, 1863-1911.

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21.25 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Minnesota
1858-1979

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21.25.1 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Kansas City, except as noted): Records of the First Division (Winona), including minute books, 1890-1949; dockets, 1891-1950; case files, 1891-1951; and records relating to equity cases, 1913-38, and to naturalization, 1895-1924. Records of the Second Division (Mankato), including minute books, 1890-1949; dockets, 1898-1949; case files, 1898-1951; and records relating to equity and criminal cases, 1913-49, and to naturalization, 1893-1944. Records of the Third Division (St. Paul), including minute books, 1859-1954; dockets, 1859-1961; bankruptcy dockets, 1963-65 (in Chicago); case files, 1864-1951; civil and criminal case files, 1966-68 (in Chicago); records concerning civil, chancery, equity, and criminal cases, 1858-1958; and records relating to naturalization, 1859-1956 and (in Chicago) 1861-1979. Records of the Fourth Division (Minneapolis), including minute books, 1890-1954; dockets, 1892-1967 (in Chicago); case files, 1892-1951; civil and criminal case files, 1966-69 (in Chicago); records concerning civil, equity, and criminal cases, 1913-54; criminal case files, 1966-69 (in Chicago); records relating to naturalization, 1890-1965; and records of the grand jury, 1906, and U.S. Commissioners, 1901. Records of the Fifth Division (Duluth), including minute books, 1890-1957 (in Chicago) and 1899-1949; dockets (including bankruptcy dockets), 1890-1969 (in Chicago); bankruptcy dockets, 1898-1943; case files, 1898-1969 (in Chicago); records concerning admiralty, civil, and equity cases, 1891-1943; records relating to naturalization, 1894-1969 (in Chicago); records of the clerk of the court, 1890-1902 and (in Chicago) 1894-1931; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1932-62 (in Chicago). Records of the Sixth Division (Fergus Falls), including minute books, 1890-1949; dockets, 1893-1950; case files, 1898- 1951; records concerning bankruptcy, 1903; records relating to civil, chancery, equity, and criminal cases, 1913-46; and records relating to naturalization, 1890-1947 and (in Chicago) 1890-1978.

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21.25.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Kansas City, except as noted): Records of the First Division (Winona), including minute books, dockets, and case files, 1890-1911; records relating to chancery cases, 1891- 1912; and records concerning naturalization, 1897-99, 1910. Records of the Second Division (Mankato), including minute books, dockets, and civil case files, 1890-1911; records relating to chancery cases, 1892-1910; and records concerning naturalization, 1897-1911. Records of the Third Division (St. Paul), including minutes, dockets, and case files, 1862-1912; records relating to admiralty, chancery, law, and criminal cases, 1859-1912; records concerning naturalization, 1864-1911; and records of the grand jury, 1862-73. Records of the Fourth Division (Minneapolis), including minute books, dockets, and case files, 1890-1911; records relating to chancery and criminal cases, 1890-1912; and records concerning naturalization, 1890-1912. Records of the Fifth Division (Duluth), including minute books, 1890-97 (in Chicago) and 1897-1911; civil docket books, 1890-1910 (in Chicago); case files, 1891-1911; records concerning civil cases, 1891-1911 (in Chicago); records dealing with chancery cases, 1889-1911 and (in Chicago) 1891-1911; records concerning naturalization, 1891-1911 (in Chicago); and records of the clerk of the court, 1895-1911. Records of the Sixth Division (Fergus Falls), including minute books, dockets, and case files, 1890- 1911; records relating to chancery cases, 1892-1911, and to naturalization, 1890-1911; and records of the clerk of the court, 1895-1911.

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21.26 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Mississippi
1823-1969

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21.26.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Eastern Division (Aberdeen), including dockets, 1877-1952, with indexes, 1882- 1942; naturalization dockets, 1930-53; case files, 1881-1963; records relating to civil, equity, and criminal cases, 1881-1963, and to bankruptcy, 1899-1950; and records of the clerk of the court, 1882-1931. Records of the Delta Division (Clarksdale), including dockets, 1912-43, with indexes, 1912-27; naturalization dockets, 1913-55; case files, 1912-63; records relating to civil and criminal cases, 1912-63, and to bankruptcy, 1913-52; and records of the clerk of the court, 1913-41. Records of the Western Division (Oxford), including dockets and minute books, 1839-1966; case files, 1858-1963; records relating to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1838-1963, and to bankruptcy, 1867-1950; and records of the former circuit court relating to civil, criminal, equity, and law cases, 1858-1912. Civil and criminal case files of the Greenville Division, 1950-64.

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21.26.2 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the
Northern Division of the District of Mississippi

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Issue and appearance docket, August 1861-April 1862, 1864 (in a U.S. District Court volume, 1857-68); execution docket, February 1862 (in a U.S. District Court volume, 1858-98); and bar docket, August 1861 (in a U.S. District Court volume, 1852-82).

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21.26.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Eastern Division (Meridian), including general minutes, 1902-27; dockets, 1895- 1937; case files, 1896-1963; and records relating to civil, equity, and criminal cases, 1900-65, and to bankruptcy, 1899- 1950. Records of the Southern Division (Biloxi), including dockets, 1888-1967; case files, 1888-1965; and records relating to civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1890-1965, to bankruptcy, 1899-1950, and to naturalization, 1906-65. Records of the Western Division (Vicksburg), including dockets, 1898-1946; case files, 1898-1965; records relating to equity cases, 1889- 1938, and to bankruptcy, 1898-1950; and records of the clerk of the court, 1907-32. Case files of the Hattiesburg Division, 1936- 65. Records of the Jackson Division (Natchez prior to 1835), including dockets, 1824-1969; case files, 1879-1966; records relating to admiralty, bankruptcy, civil action, criminal, equity, and law cases, 1848-1966, and to bankruptcy, 1867-1959; and records of the former circuit court, 1823-1911.

Microfilm Publications: M1547.

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21.27 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Missouri
1831-1991

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21.27.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Records of the Northern Division (Hannibal), including dockets, 1898-1956; case files, 1893-1965; and records relating to equity and criminal cases, 1887-1965, to bankruptcy, 1898-1965, and to naturalization, 1907- 91. Records of the Eastern Division (St. Louis), including dockets, 1858-1965; case files, 1857-1969; records relating to admiralty, civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1831-1963, to internal revenue cases, 1865-1922, and to Chinese exclusion cases, 1900-25; records relating to bankruptcy, 1867-1965, and to naturalization, 1855-1991; and records of the clerk of the court, 1942-71. Records of the Southeastern Division (Cape Girardeau), including dockets, 1905-59; case files, 1905-73; and records relating to civil, equity, equity and law, and criminal cases, 1905-73, and to bankruptcy, 1905-65.

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21.27.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Records of the Northern Division (Hannibal), including dockets, 1887-1913; case files, 1887-1912; and records concerning equity, equity and law, and law cases, 1887-1923. Records of the Eastern Division (St. Louis), including dockets, 1884-1909; case files, 1837-1913; and records relating to equity, equity and law, law, and criminal cases, 1831-1933, and to naturalization, 1849-1912. Records of the Southeastern Division (Cape Girardeau), including dockets, 1905- 11; case files, 1905-11; and records concerning equity, equity and law, and law cases, 1905-27.

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21.27.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Records of the Northern Division (St. Joseph), including dockets, 1887-1939; case files, 1890-1968; records concerning law and equity cases, and civil and criminal cases, 1887-1961; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1898-1959, and to naturalization, 1907-76. Records of the Central Division (Jefferson City), including dockets, 1857-1959; case files, 1862-1969; naturalization records, 1936-87; and records relating to civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1862-1959, and to bankruptcy, 1842-1952. Records of the Southern Division (Springfield), including dockets, 1887- 1945; case files, 1887-1969; and records relating to civil, equity, and criminal cases, 1887-1959, and to bankruptcy, 1898- 1948. Case files, naturalization records, and dockets of the Southwestern Division (Joplin), 1887-1983. Records of the Western Division (Kansas City), including court control documents, 1887-1954; dockets, 1879-1954; case files, 1879-1969; records concerning civil, equity, and criminal cases, 1879-1962; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1898-1959, and to naturalization, 1848-1991. Records of the Chillicothe Division, including dockets, 1938-59; and case files, 1924-63.

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21.27.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Records of the predecessor U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Missouri, 1872-1911. Case files and dockets of the Northern Division (St. Joseph), 1884-1912. Records of the Central Division (Jefferson City), 1872-1911, including dockets, case files, and records relating to equity and law cases. Records of the Southern Division (Springfield), including dockets, 1887-1913; case files, 1890-1911; and records concerning equity, law, and civil and criminal cases, 1890-1911. Law case files, including dockets, of the Southwestern Division (Joplin), 1887-1911. Records of the Western Division (Kansas City), including dockets, 1879-1911; case files, 1879-1911; and records relating to equity and law cases, 1879-1911, and to naturalization, 1906-11. Records of the Chillicothe Division relating to naturalization, 1876-1906.

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21.28 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Montana
1868-1971

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21.28.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court

Textual Records (in Seattle): Case files, 1868-86. Miscellaneous records, 1868-88. Records, including dockets, of the First (Bozeman), Second (Deer Lodge), Third (Helena), and Fourth (Miles City) Districts, 1868-89.

Microfilm Publications: M1236.

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21.28.2 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Seattle): Records of the Billings Division, including civil case files, 1956-63; and criminal case files, 1956-67. Records of the Butte Division, including minute books, 1893-1949; dockets, 1886-1967; case files, 1896-1969; records relating to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1890-1965; records concerning bankruptcy, 1898-1959; and records dealing with naturalization, 1894-1929. Records of the Great Falls Division, including minute books, 1924-49; dockets, 1919-54; case files, 1919-68; and records relating to naturalization, 1924-26. Records of the Helena Division, including minute books, 1890-1961; dockets, 1893-1950; case files, 1889-1956; records relating to civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1890-1971; and records concerning naturalization, 1892-1929.

Microfilm Publications: M1236, M1538.

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21.28.3 Records of the U.S Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Seattle): Records of the Butte Division, including minute books, 1893-1911; dockets, 1892-1911; case files, 1890-1912; and records relating to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1892-1911. Records of the Helena Division, including minute books, 1890-1911; dockets, 1890-1911; case files, 1890-1912; records relating to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1890-1911; records relating to naturalization, 1891-98; and records of combined jurisdictions, 1900-9.

Microfilm Publications: M1236.

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21.29 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Nebraska
1855-1981

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21.29.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Case files and other records of the Supreme Court, 1855-63. Case files, criminal dockets, and other records of the First District (Omaha), 1856-69. Case files, a criminal docket, and other records of the Second District (Nebraska City and Falls City), 1855-66. Case files and other records of the Third District (Dakota City), 1859-66.

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21.29.2 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Records of the Chadron Division, including journals (minute books), 1907-51; a docket, 1940-52; case files, 1907-55; and records concerning civil and equity cases, 1932-45. Records of the Grand Island Division, including journals (minute books), 1907-51; case files, 1907-55; and records relating to equity cases, 1910-38. Records of the Hastings Division, including journals (minute books), 1907-55; a docket, 1940-52; case files, 1907-55; and records dealing with equity and law cases, 1909-37. Records of the Lincoln Division, including journals (minute books), 1907-78; dockets, 1907-71; case files, 1907-69; naturalization records, 1933-78; and records relating to civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1907-74, and to bankruptcy, 1907-63. Records of the McCook Division, including journals, 1907-45; dockets, 1913-52; case files, 1907-57; and records concerning civil, equity, and law cases, 1912-52. Records of the Norfolk Division, including journals, 1907-52; a docket, 1940-52; case files, 1907- 55; and records relating to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1907-41, and to bankruptcy, 1916-23. Records of the North Platte Division, including journals, 1907-53; dockets, 1908-53; case files, 1908-55; and records relating to equity and law cases, 1907-42. Records of the Omaha Division, including journals, 1867- 1952; dockets, 1897-1954; case files, 1867-1969; naturalization records, 1930-48; records relating to civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1867-1947, and to bankruptcy, 1867-1951; and records of the clerk of the court, 1902-37. Bound court control records for all divisions, 1867-1981.

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21.29.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Records of the Lincoln Division, including journals, 1907-11; a docket, 1907-12; case files, 1907-12; and records concerning equity and law cases, 1879-1911. Records of the Omaha Division, including journals, 1867-1911; dockets, 1897-1911; case files, 1867-1911; and records dealing with equity and law cases, 1869-1913. General records, including case files, of the following divisions: Chadron, 1907- 11; Grand Island, 1907-11; Hastings, 1907-12; McCook, 1907-11; Norfolk, 1907-11; and North Platte, 1907-16.

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21.30 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Nevada
1853-1969

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21.30.1 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records: Case files and other records of the Las Vegas Division, 1954-69 (in Los Angeles). Case files and other records of the Reno Division, 1865-1963 (in San Francisco).

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21.30.2 Records of state courts

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Naturalization records of the First District (Fallon), 1877-1956; and the Second District (Reno), 1853-1949.

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21.31 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in New Hampshire
1789-1977

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21.31.1 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Boston): Journals (minute books), 1892-1948. Dockets, 1795-1971. Case files, 1802-1969. Final record books, 1789-1946. Records relating to bankruptcy, 1800-1968. Records concerning naturalization, 1884-1977. Records of the clerk of the court, 1791-1958. Miscellaneous records filed with the court, 1789-1960.

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21.31.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Boston): Journals (minute books), 1892-1911. Dockets, 1790-1911. Case files, 1790-1911. Final record books, 1790-1911. Records relating to naturalization, 1849-1911. Miscellaneous records filed with the court, 1790-1911.

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21.32 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in New Jersey
1789-1982

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21.32.1 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in New York): Microfilm copy of minutes, 1789- 1950 (58 rolls); dockets, 1863-1944 (30 rolls); and bankruptcy case files, 1867-78 (90 rolls). Case files, 1842-1966. Transcripts of testimony in admiralty, bankruptcy, equity, law, criminal, and miscellaneous cases, 1867-1941. Records concerning naturalization, 1838-1982.

Microfilm Publications: T928.

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21.32.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in New York): Microfilm copy of minutes, 1790- 1911 (4 rolls); and dockets, 1861-1911 (4 rolls). Records relating to equity and law cases, 1849-1916.

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21.33 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in New Mexico
1847-1968

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21.33.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court

Textual Records (in Denver): Records of the First District (Santa Fe), including dockets, 1882-1912; case files, 1847-1911; record books, 1860-1912; and records relating to naturalization, 1882- 1917. Case files, dockets, and record books of the Second District (Fernandez de Taos and Albuquerque), 1851-1912. Case files, dockets, record books, and other records of the Third District (Albuquerque and Las Cruces), 1851-1912. Records of the Fourth District (Las Vegas), including case files and dockets, 1887-1911; record books, 1887-1912; and records relating to naturalization, 1906-12. Case files, dockets, record books, and other records of the Fifth District (Roswell), 1891-1912. Case files, dockets, record books, and other records of the Sixth District (Alamogordo), 1904-11. Case files, dockets, record books, and other records of the Seventh District (Socorro), 1909- 11.

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21.33.2 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Denver): Dockets, 1896-1968. Case files, 1911-53. Record books, 1924-50. Records relating to civil and equity cases, 1912-49.

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21.34 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in New York
1685-1976

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21.34.1 Records of prefederal courts

Textual Records (in New York): Records of the Vice Admiralty Court of the Province of New York, including minutes, 1701-74; and records relating to cases, 1685-1838. Case records of the Court of Admiralty of the State of New York, 1784-88.

Microfilm Publications: M948, T842.

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21.34.2 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in New York): Minutes, 1812-1946. Bankruptcy dockets, 1929-50. Case files, 1867-1967. Records relating to civil and miscellaneous cases, 1901-64. Records of the clerk of the court, 1906-19, and U.S. Commissioners, 1897-1947.

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21.34.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in New York): Minutes, 1837-1911. Dockets, 1838- 1911. Case files, 1837-1911. Records concerning equity and law cases, 1837-1911.

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21.34.4 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in New York): Minutes, 1867-1947. Dockets, 1865- 1959. Case files, 1865-1968. Records relating to admiralty, civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1865-1968; to bankruptcy, 1867-1962; and to naturalization, 1865-1957. Records of the clerk of the court, 1865-1948, and U.S. Commissioners, 1867-1947.

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21.34.5 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in New York): Minutes, 1868-1911. Dockets, 1865- 1911. Case files, 1865-1911. Records concerning admiralty, law, and criminal cases, 1865-1911.

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21.34.6 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in New York): Minutes, 1789-1946. Judges' opinions, 1851-1917. Dockets, 1828-1966. Case files, 1790-1966, with indexes. Records relating to bankruptcy, 1800-1945; to admiralty, equity, and law cases, 1790-1966; and to naturalization, 1824-1959. Miscellaneous records, 1900-42. Subpoenas, complaints, and search warrants, 1911-25. Records of the clerk of the court, 1791-1933, and U.S. Commissioners, 1836-1915.

Microfilm Publications: M886, M919, M928, M933, M934, M937, M938, M965.

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21.34.7 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in New York): Minutes, 1790-1914. Dockets, 1795- 1912. Case files, 1790-1915, with indexes. Bonds, 1879-1915. Recognizances, 1797-1912. Records relating to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1791-1912; to customs and internal revenue, 1880- 1911; and to naturalization, 1845-1911.

Microfilm Publications: M854, M855, M882, M883, M884, M885.

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21.34.8 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in New York): Case files, 1812-1976. Records relating to civil, equity, and law cases, 1820-1949; and to bankruptcy, 1869-84. Records of the clerk of the court, 1906-19, and U.S. Commissioners, 1897-1947.

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21.34.9 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in New York): Case files, 1897-1911.

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21.35 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in North Carolina 1790-1978

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21.35.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Durham Division, including minute books, 1928-45; docket books, 1928-35; and case files, 1927-35. Records of the Elizabeth City Division (prior to 1872, Albemarle District, with seat in Edenton), including minute books, 1801-1955; dockets, 1801-1965; case files, 1793-1973; and records concerning naturalization, 1909-27. Records of the Fayetteville Division, including a minute book, 1915-44; commissioners' dockets, 1929-60; and case files, 1915-69. Records of the New Bern Division (prior to 1872, Pamlico District), including minute books, 1858-1955; dockets, 1838-1963; case files, 1890-1973; and records concerning admiralty, equity, and criminal cases, 1860-1966. Records of the Raleigh Division, including minute books, 1894-1950; docket books, 1890-1966; case files, 1895-1973; general order books, 1966-73; and records relating to equity and criminal cases, 1899-1940, and to naturalization, 1912-60. Records of the Washington Division, including minute books, 1905-54; docket books, 1905-62; admiralty records, 1908-64; and case files, 1905-73. Records of the Wilmington Division (prior to 1872, Cape Fear District), including minute books, 1795-1954; dockets, 1837-1959; case files, 1819-1965; admiralty case files, 1867-1964; and records relating to equity and criminal cases, 1900-32, and to bankruptcy, 1867-82. Records of the Wilson Division, including minute books, 1916-47; docket books, 1906-61; case files, 1915-73; and records dealing with equity and criminal cases, 1927-59.

Microfilm Publications: M1425, M1426, M1427, M1429, M1547.

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21.35.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Elizabeth City Division, including minute books, 1900-12; dockets, 1900-6; and case files, 1904-11. Case files, a law docket, and other records of the New Bern Division, 1900-11. Records of the Raleigh Division, including minute books, 1791-1911; docket books, 1791- 1913; and case files, 1790-1911.

Microfilm Publications: M1428.

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21.35.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Middle
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Durham Division, including minute books, 1935-54; docket books, 1936-48; and case files, 1935-56. Records of the Greensboro Division, including minute books, 1927-54; docket books, 1927-58; and case files, 1925-56. Records of the Rockingham Division, including minute books, 1927-54; docket books, 1927-52; and case files, 1927-56. Records of the Salisbury Division, including minute books, 1927- 54; docket books, 1927-46; and case files, 1927-56. Records of the Wilkesboro Division, including minute books, 1938-54; docket books, 1927-49; and case files, 1927-56. Records of the Winston- Salem Division, including minute books, 1926-53; docket books, 1926-50; and case files, 1925-56. Civil and criminal case files for all divisions in the Middle District, 1958-70.

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21.35.4 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Asheville Division, including minute books, 1902-50; docket books, 1872-1954; case files, 1871-1963; transfers of probation jurisdiction, 1954-76; and records relating to civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1871-1971, and to naturalization, 1912-71. Criminal case files, docket books, and other records of the Bryson City Division, 1923-47. Records of the Charlotte Division, including minute books, 1878-1949; docket books, 1878-1971; case files, 1878-1969; and records concerning criminal cases, 1879- 1918 and 1969-78. Records of the Greensboro Division, including minute books, 1872-1927; docket books, 1872-1929; case files, 1872-1926; and records dealing with criminal cases, 1872-1914. Case files, docket books, and other records of the Shelby Division, 1941-47. Records of the Statesville Division, including minute books, 1872-1928; docket books, 1869-1932; case files, 1870-1970; and records concerning criminal cases, 1868-1970. Records of the Wilkesboro Division, consisting of minute books, 1903-29, and docket books, 1902-28.

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21.35.5 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Asheville Division, including minute books, 1870-1911; dockets, 1872-1916; case files, 1872-1912; and records relating to equity and law cases, 1877-1916, and to naturalization, 1907-11. Case files, dockets, and other records of the Charlotte Division, 1878-1911. Records of the Greensboro Division, including minute books, 1872-1911; dockets, 1872-1922; and case files, 1872-1911. Records of the Statesville Division, including minute books, 1872-1911; docket books, 1872-1918; and case files, 1867-1911.

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21.35.6 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the
District of North Carolina

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Cape Fear Division (with seat in Wilmington; after February 1862, Salisbury), including general minute books, 1861-63; a docket, 1862-64; case files, 1862-64; and records concerning garnishment and sequestration cases, 1862-64. Records of the Pamlico Division (with seat in New Bern; after early 1862, Goldsboro), including general minute books, 1861-64; dockets, 1861-65; and records relating to garnishment and sequestration cases, 1861-63.

Microfilm Publications: M436, M1430.

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21.36 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in North Dakota
1861-1964

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21.36.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Appellate case files and other records of the Supreme Court, 1881-88. Case files and other records of the Third District (Fargo and Bismarck), 1861-89. Case files and other records of the Sixth District (Bismarck), 1884- 89. Criminal case files and other records of the Eighth District (Grand Forks), 1889.

Related Records: See South Dakota under 21.44.1 for additional records of the Supreme Court and for records of the First, Second, and Fifth Districts.

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21.36.2 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Kansas City): General records, consisting of dockets, 1890-1949, with indexes, 1890-1946; case files, 1898- 1957; and records concerning civil, law, bankruptcy, equity, and criminal cases, 1890-1962. Records of the Southeastern Division (Fargo), including dockets, 1890-1938; journals, 1890-1960; law case files, 1907-38; records concerning criminal, civil, and equity and law cases, 1890-1961; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1937-49, and to naturalization, 1890-1924. Records of the Northwestern Division (Devil's Lake), including general records, 1891-1938; records relating to bankruptcy, 1940-46; and law records, 1912-38. Law case files, dockets, and other records of the following divisions: Northeastern (Grand Forks), 1912-45; Central (Jamestown), 1916-36; Southwestern (Bismarck), 1890-1951; and Western (Minot), 1906-45. Attorney admission records for all divisions, 1886-1964.

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21.36.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Records of the Southeastern Division (Fargo), 1890-1911, including dockets, case files, equity and law records, and civil and criminal records. Records of the Southwestern Division (Bismarck), including dockets, 1890- 1912; case files, 1890-1912; records relating to naturalization, 1892-1906; and civil and criminal records, 1890-1911. Law case files of the Western Division (Minot), 1906-11.

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21.37 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Ohio
1803-1971

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21.37.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Eastern Division (Cleveland), including journals, 1855-1950; case files, 1855- 1969; records concerning admiralty, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1855-1966; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1867-1947, and to naturalization, 1855-1943. Case files and other records of the Western Division (Toledo), 1869-1968.

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21.37.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Eastern Division (Cleveland), including journals, 1855-1911; law and equity case files, 1855-1917; and records relating to chancery, law, and criminal cases, 1855-1911, and to bankruptcy, 1868-88. Records of the Western Division (Toledo), including U.S. Commissioners' dockets, 1891-96; case files, 1878-1911; and records concerning chancery and law cases, 1879-1911.

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21.37.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Eastern Division (Columbus), including docket books, 1898-1966; case files, 1880- 1954; records concerning admiralty, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1885-1968; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1898-1971, and to naturalization, 1916-51. Records of the Western Division (Cincinnati), including dockets, 1821-1966; case files, 1841- 1969; order books, 1803-1938; records concerning admiralty, civil, chancery, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1842-1966; records relating to bankruptcy, 1841-1966, and to naturalization, 1852-1956; and records of the clerk of the court, 1889-1934, and U.S. Commissioners, 1917-59. Records of Western Division cases tried before the nondivisional court at Dayton, including case files, 1915-68; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1915-69, and to naturalization, 1906-30.

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21.37.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Eastern Division (Columbus), including docket books, 1898-1911; case files, 1877- 1911; and records concerning chancery and law cases, 1880-1911. Records of the Western Division (Cincinnati), including dockets, 1808-1911, with indexes; journals (order books), 1807-1911; case files, 1847-1911, with indexes; and records relating to admiralty, chancery, law, and criminal cases, 1828-1911, and to naturalization, 1852-1905.

Microfilm Publications: T265.

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21.38 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Oklahoma
(Including the Indian Territory)
1889-1988

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21.38.1 Records of U.S. courts in Indian Territory

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Records of the Northern District (Muskogee), including minute books, 1898-1907; dockets, 1889- 1913; case files, 1889-1909; incorporation records, 1901-7; records relating to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1889-1910; and records relating to naturalization, 1889-1906, and to probate matters, 1889-1909. Records of the Central District (South McAlester Division), including "common law" record books, 1890- 1907, with index; dockets, 1890-1907; case files, 1898-1908; records relating to law, equity, and criminal cases, 1890-1907; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1898-1907, and to naturalization, 1890-1907. Records of the Central District (Wilburton Division), including a minute book, 1906-7; dockets, 1893-1907; and records relating to law, equity, and criminal cases, 1904-8. Records of the Southern District (Ardmore), including journals, 1890-1907; dockets, 1890-1907; law and equity case files, 1892-1904; records relating to law, equity, and criminal cases, 1890-1907; records relating to naturalization, 1896-1906, and to probate matters, 1891-1907; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1890-1907.

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21.38.2 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Dockets, 1925-60. Case files, 1898-1969. Records concerning bankruptcy, 1925-79. Records relating to civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1925-69. Records of U.S. Commissioners, 1906-44.

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21.38.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Minutes, 1907-41. Dockets, 1907- 70. Case files, 1907-69. Records relating to bankruptcy, 1907-67. Records concerning law, equity, and criminal cases, 1907-69. Records of U.S. Commissioners, 1919-70. Naturalization records, 1894-1988.

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21.38.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Minutes, 1910-11. Docket, 1908- 11.

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21.38.5 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Minutes, 1907-57. Dockets, 1907- 56. Case files, 1898-1964. Records relating to civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1907-83. Records concerning bankruptcy, 1907-57 and 1975-79. Records of U.S. Commissioners, 1915-73.

Motion Pictures (4 reels, in College Park): Exhibits from U.S. v. Bates et al., CR 10478 ("Machine Gun Kelly Case"), 1933-34. See also 21.54.

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21.38.6 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Minutes, 1908-12. Dockets, 1908- 11. Case files, 1907-12. Records concerning equity and criminal cases, 1908-11.

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21.39 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Oregon
1859-1975

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21.39.1 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Seattle): Correspondence, 1865-1949. Dockets, 1898-1975, with indexes. Journals, 1859-1938, with indexes, 1859- 1956. Case files, 1859-1971. Records relating to civil and criminal cases, 1860-1955, and to naturalization, 1868-1970. Records of the clerk of the court, 1876-1954, and U.S. Commissioners, 1882-1954.

Microfilm Publications: M1242, M1540.

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21.39.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Seattle): Correspondence, 1877-1911. Dockets, 1871-1911, with indexes. Journals, 1859-1911. Case files, 1870- 1911. Records relating to naturalization, 1872-1911. Records of the clerk of the court, 1873-1911.

Microfilm Publications: M1242, M1540.

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21.40 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Pennsylvania
1787-1992

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21.40.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Minutes, 1791-1954. Dockets, 1789-1990. Case files, 1789-1964, 1967-70. Civil REM cases, 1967. Prize case files, 1812-15, 1861-66. Indexes for admiralty, equity, and law cases, 1843-1926. Civil case indexes, 1928-72. Admiralty case files, 1965-66. Records relating to forfeitures in customs, internal revenue, prize, and other cases, 1792-1918; to criminal cases, 1850-1921 and 1928-72; to screened criminal cases, 1971-78; to bankruptcy, 1800-1952 and 1969-79;and to naturalization, 1795-1971. Records of the clerk of the court, 1787-1951.

Microfilm Publications: M966, M987, M988, M992, M993, M1057, M1248, T819.

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21.40.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Minutes, 1792-1911. Dockets, 1790-1911. Case files, 1790-1911. Praecipes, 1792-1880. Writs, 1790-1907. Bonds, 1841-1905. Records concerning criminal cases, 1835-66. Records of the clerk of the court, 1795-1911.

Microfilm Publications: M932, M969, M985, M986, M1248.

Motion Pictures (4 reels, in College Park): Exhibits from the equity case file on American Mutoscope and Biograph Company v. Lubin, 1903. See also 21.54.

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21.40.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Middle
District

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Minute books, 1901-65. Dockets, 1899-1967. Case files, 1901-62, 1969. Records relating to civil, equity, and criminal cases, 1900-52, 1960-71. Records concerning naturalization, 1901-90. Records of U.S. Commissioners, 1902-67. Records concerning bankruptcy, 1901-86.

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21.40.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Middle District

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Minute books, 1901-18. Dockets, 1898-1912. Case files, 1901-12. Records relating to naturalization, 1901-92.

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21.40.5 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Records of the Pittsburgh Division, including minutes, 1818-1959 and 1966-71; dockets, 1827-1980; praecipes and writs, 1840-1906; case files, 1842-1969; bankruptcy indexes, 1898-1947, 1969-80; bankruptcy docket books, 1939-79; admiralty case files, 1965-66; and records relating to civil and law cases, 1881-1950, and to naturalization, 1819-1979. Records of the Erie Division, including minutes, 1867-94; dockets, 1867-1968, and 1979-92; case files, 1938-70; records relating to naturalization, 1940-72; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1924-51.

Microfilm Publications: M1208.

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21.40.6 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Records of the Pittsburgh Division, including minutes, 1837-96; dockets, 1801-1913; case files, 1801-1917; and records concerning naturalization, 1881- 1911. Minutes, dockets, and other records of the Erie Division, 1868-1912.

Microfilm Publications: M987, M1208.

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21.41 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
1899-1973

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21.41.1 Records of the U.S. Provisional Court

Textual Records (in New York): Criminal docket, 1899-1900. Indexes to criminal cases, n.d.

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21.41.2 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in New York): Dockets, 1899-1940. Case files, 1930-59. Journals, 1915-51. Records concerning naturalization, 1900-73.

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Criminal case files, 1921-47; law and equity cases, 1919-42; and minute books, 1900-29.

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21.42 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Rhode Island
1790-1991

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21.42.1 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Boston): Minute books, 1790-1930. Dockets, 1800-1958. Case files, 1790-1972. Final record books, 1791-1922, with index, 1791-1888. Records relating to bankruptcy, 1800-1943 and 1965-69, and to naturalization including name indexes, 1796-1991. Records of the clerk of the court, 1790-1928. Miscellaneous records filed with the court, 1790-1959.

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21.42.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Boston): Minute books, 1790-1911. Dockets, 1790-1911. Case files, 1790-1911. Final record books, 1790-1911, with name indexes, 1790-1890. Records relating to naturalization, 1842-1911. Miscellaneous records filed with the court, 1791-1911.

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21.43 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in South Carolina 1716-1980

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21.43.1 Records of admiralty courts

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Minutes of the Court of Vice Admiralty of the Province of South Carolina, 1716-63. Final records of the State Court of Admiralty, 1787-89.

Microfilm Publications: M1180.

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21.43.2 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Minute books, 1789-1965. Dockets, 1866-1976. Case files, 1876-1966. Order books, 1941-53. Records relating to admiralty, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1796- 1949; to bankruptcy, 1870-1945; and to naturalization, 1790-1953. Records of the clerk of the court, 1866-1953, and U.S. Commissioners, 1898-1947. Civil, criminal, and naturalization indexes, 1908-65. Records relating to the sequestration of enemy property, 1861-64.

Microfilm Publications: M1181, M1182, M1183, M1547.

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21.43.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Minute books, 1790-1911. Dockets, 1857-1911. Case files, 1866-1911. Records relating to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1792-1911, and to naturalization, 1790- 1911. Records of the clerk of the court, 1885-98, and U.S. Commissioners, 1873-95.

Microfilm Publications: M1181, M1183, M1547.

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21.43.4 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Minute books, 1915-52. Case files, 1882-1965. Records relating to criminal cases, 1868-1915. Records of the clerk of the court, 1915-30, and U.S. Commissioners, 1897- 1919. Bankruptcy, civil, criminal, and naturalization minutes, dockets, and indexes, 1910-66.

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21.43.5 Consolidated records of the U.S. District Courts for the
Eastern and Western Districts

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Dockets, 1867-1915. Case files, 1866-1915, 1953-65. Decisions, 1866-1903. Bankruptcy index and civil and criminal indexes, 1867-1980. Records relating to criminal cases, 1866-1905, 1953-65. Records of the clerk of the court, 1875-1914, and U.S. Commissioners, 1873-96.

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21.44 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in South Dakota
1861-1978

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21.44.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Appellate case files of the Supreme Court, 1867-86. Case files and other records of the First District (Vermillion), 1861-80. Records of the Second District (Yankton) including dockets, 1868-80; case files, 1867-89; journals, 1861-90; bankruptcy minutes, 1868-71; and records of the clerk of the court, 1879-86. Journal of the Fifth District (Huron), 1889.

Related Records: See North Dakota under 21.36.1 for additional records of the Supreme Court and for records of the Third, Sixth, and Eighth Districts.

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21.44.2 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Kansas City): General records, 1887-1949, including final record books, 1895-1932. Records of the Northern Division (Aberdeen), including dockets, 1895-1948; case files, 1895-1963; journals, 1893-1958; and records concerning equity and criminal cases, 1896-1938. Case files, dockets, and other records of the Central Division (Pierre), 1890-1963. Records of the Southern Division (Sioux Falls), including dockets, 1880-1978; record books, 1955-62; case files, 1887-1963; journals, 1899-1961; and records relating to equity and criminal cases, 1887-1938. Records of the Western Division (Deadwood), including dockets, 1890-1948; case files, 1890-1963; journals, 1890-1961; and records concerning equity and criminal cases, 1890-1938.

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21.44.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Kansas City): General records relating to law and equity cases, 1890-1913. Law and equity case files of the Northern Division (Aberdeen), 1893-1907. Journal and equity order book of the Central Division (Pierre), 1890-1911. General records of the Southern Division (Sioux Falls), 1889-1911. Journals and equity order book of the Western Division (Deadwood), 1890-1911.

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21.45 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Tennessee
1797-1975

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21.45.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Northern Division (Knoxville), including minutes, 1854-1956; law, equity, civil, and criminal case files, 1898-1974; and records concerning bankruptcy, 1867-1969. Records of the Northeastern Division (Greeneville), including minutes, 1900-56; dockets, 1898-1957; law, equity, civil, and criminal case files, 1905-73; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1900-67, and to naturalization, 1911-74. Records of the Southern Division (Chattanooga), including minutes, 1880-1969; dockets, 1880-1961; law, equity, civil, and criminal case files, 1880-1970; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1898-1962, and to naturalization, 1907-57. Records of the Winchester Division, including minutes, 1941-64; civil and criminal dockets, 1941-58; civil and criminal case files, 1941-71; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1941-58, and to naturalization, 1942-45.

Microfilm Publications: M1547.

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21.45.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Northern Division (Knoxville), including minutes, 1864-1913; and law, equity, and criminal case files, 1852-1911. Records of the Northeastern Division (Greeneville), including minutes, 1900-11; and law and equity case files, 1904-12. Records of the Southern Division (Chattanooga), including minutes, 1880-1907; final record books, 1880-98; and law and equity case files, 1880-1911.

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21.45.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Middle
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Northeastern Division (Cookeville), including minutes, 1916-25; dockets, 1912- 50; civil, law, equity, and criminal case files, 1912-71; and records concerning bankruptcy, 1915-62. Records of the Columbia Division, including minutes, 1925-57; dockets, 1925-50; civil, law, equity, and criminal case files, 1925-71; and records dealing with bankruptcy, 1925-62. Records of the Nashville Division, including minutes, 1801-1924; dockets, 1814-1955; civil, law, equity, and criminal case files, 1799-1969; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1842-1963. Records of the Winchester Division, including minutes, 1925-38; dockets, 1926- 41; civil, equity, law, and criminal case files, 1926-43; and records concerning bankruptcy, 1925-43.

Microfilm Publications: M1213, M1215.

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21.45.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Middle District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Minutes, dockets, and final record books of the Northeastern Division (Cookeville), 1909-11. Records of the Nashville Division, including minutes and dockets, 1797- 1911; law, equity, and criminal case files, 1803-1911; and final record books, 1803-1911.

Microfilm Publications: M1212, M1214.

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21.45.5 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the
Middle Division of the District of Tennessee

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Case files, 1862-65.

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21.45.6 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Minutes, 1864-1960; order books, 1948-65; dockets, 1875-1975; and naturalization records,1906-67. Records of the Eastern Division (Jackson), including minutes, 1864-1955; dockets, 1871-1963; law, equity, civil, and criminal case files, 1880-1968; admiralty records, 1869-74; and records concerning bankruptcy, 1867-1962. Records of the Western Division (Memphis), including minutes, 1864-1934; dockets, 1864-1940; law, equity, civil, and criminal case files, 1865-1975; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1867-1969.

Microfilm Publications: M1213, M1215, T410.

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21.45.7 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Eastern Division (Jackson), including minutes, 1839-80; dockets, 1879-1911; and law and equity case files, 1879-1911. Records of the Western Division (Memphis), including minutes, 1864-1918; dockets, 1864- 1913; and law, equity, and criminal case files, 1864-1911.

Microfilm Publications: M1212, M1214.

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21.46 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Texas
1846-1994

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21.46.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Records of the Abilene Division, including minutes, 1879-1967, with index, 1879-1912; dockets, 1879-1957; case files, 1879-1976; records relating to civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1880-1976; records concerning naturalization, 1909-87; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1897- 1962. Records of the Amarillo Division, including minutes, 1908- 75; dockets, 1908-57; case files, 1908-73; records concerning equity, law, and criminal cases, 1918-38; records relating to naturalization, 1908-88; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1937- 56. Records of the Dallas Division, including minutes, 1879-1983, with index, 1879-1923; dockets, 1879-1983; case files, 1879-1976; records concerning equity, law, and criminal cases, 1879-1969; records dealing with naturalization, 1906-94; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1906-68. Records of the Fort Worth Division, including minutes, 1896-1957, with index, 1896-1914; dockets, 1896-1981; case files, 1896-1974; records relating to civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1896-1956; records concerning naturalization, 1906-82; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1900- 31. Records of the Lubbock Division, including minutes, 1928-57; dockets, 1928-57; case files, 1928-73; records relating to naturalization, 1929-62; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1928- 66. Records of the San Angelo Division, including minutes, 1896- 1956; dockets, 1897-1958; case files, 1899-1979; records concerning civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1896-1974; records relating to naturalization, 1908-54; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1893-1946. Records of the Wichita Falls Division, including minutes, 1917-57; dockets, 1917-57; case files, 1917- 73; records concerning civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1917-73; records relating to naturalization, 1917-80; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1927-78.

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21.46.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Records of the Abilene Division, including minutes, 1879-1911, with index; dockets, 1881-1911; and records relating to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1880-1912. Dockets, case files, and law and equity records of the Amarillo Division, 1908-12. Records of the Dallas Division, including minutes, 1879-1911, with index; dockets, 1902-39; and records concerning law and equity cases, 1879-1913. Records of the Fort Worth Division, including minutes, 1896-1911, with index; dockets, 1896-1921; case files, 1896-1911; and records relating to law and equity cases, 1896-1914. Records of the San Angelo Division, including minutes, 1896-1911, with index; dockets, 1896-1917; and records dealing with law and equity cases, 1896- 1912.

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21.46.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Records of the Beaumont Division, including minutes, 1897-1957, with index, 1897-1918; dockets, 1897-1964; case files, 1897-1970; records relating to admiralty, bankruptcy, civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1897-1970; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1953-71. Records of the Jefferson Division, including minutes, 1879-1954, with index, 1886-1918; dockets, 1879-1954; case files, 1879-1938; final record books, 1879-1917; records concerning admiralty, bankruptcy, civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1879-1970; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1877-1946. Records of the Marshall Division, including dockets, 1879-1952; and case files, 1879-1970. Records of the Paris Division, including minutes, 1916-63; dockets, 1911-53; case files, 1914-68; records concerning civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1923-68; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1889-1968. Records of the Sherman Division, including minutes, 1901-14, with index; a criminal docket, 1901-7; case files, 1902-69; final record books, 1899- 1919, with indexes; and records of the U.S. Commissioner, 1901- 35. Records of the Texarkana Division, including minutes, 1903- 26, with index, 1903-18; dockets, 1903-53; case files, 1903-71; records relating to bankruptcy, civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1903-71; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1903-50. Records of the Tyler Division, including minutes, 1878-1964; dockets, 1870-1955; case files, 1872-1970; final record books, 1878-1917; records concerning bankruptcy, civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1878-1950; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1932-60.

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21.46.4 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Records of the Beaumont Division, including minutes, 1897-1911, with index; and records concerning law and equity cases, 1897-1918. Records of the Jefferson Division, including minutes, 1879-1919, with index; dockets, 1879-1928, with indexes; criminal case files, 1889-98; final record books, 1881-1912; and records relating to law, equity, and criminal cases, 1879-1916. Records of the Sherman Division concerning equity and law cases, including dockets, 1901-17. Records of the Texarkana Division, 1903-11, including minutes, with index; dockets; and law case files. Records of the Tyler Division, including minutes, 1878-1911; dockets, 1872-1914; case files, 1880-84; final record books, 1878-1912; and records relating to law, equity, and criminal cases, 1872-1911.

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21.46.5 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Records of the Brownsville Division, including minutes, 1852-1953, with index, 1852-1916; dockets, 1868-1958; case files, 1905-69; records concerning admiralty, bankruptcy, civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1868-1969; records relating to naturalization, 1874-1929; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1891-1955. Records of the Corpus Christi Division, including minutes, 1912-57; dockets, 1912-54; case files, 1913-69; records concerning admiralty, bankruptcy, civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1913-69; records dealing with naturalization, 1913-77; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1927-71. Records of the Galveston Division, including minutes, 1846-1955, with index, 1866-72; dockets, 1846-1962; case files, 1866-1969; records relating to admiralty, bankruptcy, civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1866-1969; records concerning naturalization, 1871-1927; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1924-53. Records of the Houston Division, including minutes, 1907-82; dockets, 1907-54; case files, 1908-67; records relating to admiralty, bankruptcy, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1908- 60; records concerning naturalization, 1906-81; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1916-71. Records of the Laredo Division, including minutes, 1899-1954, with index, 1899-1913; dockets, 1899-1956; case files, 1889-1971; records concerning bankruptcy, civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1902-71; records dealing with naturalization, 1907-50; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1899-1957. Records of the Victoria Division, including minutes, 1906-57; dockets, 1907-66; case files, 1907-62; records relating to admiralty, bankruptcy, civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1906-66; records concerning naturalization, 1907-55; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1907-75.

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21.46.6 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Records of the Brownsville Division, including minutes, 1868-1911, with index; dockets, 1868-1911; equity case files, 1880-1911; and records relating to equity cases, 1868-1911. Records of the Galveston Division, including minutes, 1866-1912, with index, 1866-94; dockets, 1867- 1911; case files, 1867-1911; final record books, 1868-1915; records concerning equity cases, 1867-1911; and records relating to naturalization, 1867-96. Records of the Houston Division, including minutes and dockets, 1907-12; and law case files, 1909- 11. Records of the Laredo Division, including minutes, 1899-1911, with index; dockets, 1900-11; case files, 1900-11; and records relating to equity cases, 1900-10. Records of the Victoria Division, including minutes, 1906-15; dockets, 1907-11; case files, 1907-11; and records relating to equity cases, 1907-9.

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21.46.7 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the
Southern District of Texas

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Minutes and dockets of the Brownsville Division, 1861-65. Docket and other records of the Galveston Division, 1861-65.

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21.46.8 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Records of the Austin Division, including minutes, 1851-1964, with index, 1851-1968; dockets, 1852-1962; case files, 1867-1969; exhibits, 1889-1919; records relating to admiralty, bankruptcy, civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1868-1969; records concerning naturalization, 1872-1981; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1907-51. Records of the Del Rio Division, including minutes, 1906-64, with index, 1906-27; dockets, 1906-60; case files, 1906-70; records concerning bankruptcy, civil, law, and equity cases, 1906-70; records relating to naturalization, 1907-76; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1904-50. Records of the El Paso Division, including minutes, 1885-1964, with index, 1885-1908; dockets, 1886-1969; case files, 1885-1969; records concerning bankruptcy, civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1885-1969; records concerning naturalization, 1906-89; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1891-1946. Records of the Pecos Division, including dockets, 1914-31; case files, 1913-69; records relating to civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1913-69; records concerning naturalization, 1919-27; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1917-50. Records of the San Antonio Division, including minutes, 1879-1964, with index, 1879-1953; dockets, 1866-1987; case files, 1879-1966, with index, 1940-66; records relating to bankruptcy, civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1879-1980; records concerning naturalization, 1906-88; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1891-1950. Records of the Waco Division, including minutes, 1879-1962, with index, 1879-1959; dockets, 1879-1963; case files, 1897-1989; records concerning bankruptcy, civil, law, equity, and criminal cases, 1881-1962; records dealing with naturalization, 1906-82; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1902- 50.

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21.46.9 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Records of the Austin Division, including minutes, 1851-1912, with index, 1886-1902; dockets, 1867-1918, with indexes, 1886-1918; case files, 1857-1906; and records relating to law and equity cases, 1866-1922. Records of the Del Rio Division, including minutes, 1906-11, with index; docket, 1907-10; and law case files, 1906-10. Records of the El Paso Division, including minutes, 1885-1918, with index, 1885-98; dockets, 1886-1921; law case files, 1884-1912; and records concerning law and equity cases, 1889-1943. Records of the San Antonio Division, including minutes, 1879-1913, with index; dockets, 1879-1917; law case files, 1879-1912; and records relating to law and equity cases, 1879-1913. Records of the Waco Division, including minutes, 1879-1912, with index; dockets, 1879-1937; case files, 1879-1912; and records concerning equity and law cases, 1879-1911.

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21.46.10 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the
Western District of Texas

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Minutes, dockets, case files, and other records of the Austin Division, 1861-64.

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21.47 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Utah
1870-1953

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21.47.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court

Textual Records (in Denver): Case files, 1870-96.

Microfilm Publications: M1401.

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21.47.2 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Denver): Case files, 1900-53.

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21.48 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Vermont
1791-1983

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21.48.1 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Boston): Dockets, 1798-1956, including a microfilm copy of civil dockets, 1906-56 (8 rolls). Case files, 1791-1968, with indexes. Microfilm copy of indexes, 1906-83 (102 rolls). Journals, 1894-1971. Records relating to bankruptcy, 1802-1963. Records concerning naturalization, 1801-1983, including a microfilm copy of naturalization index and petitions, 1801-1972 (45 rolls). Records of District Judge Hoyt H. Wheeler, 1877-1905. Vermont population census schedules for the 1830 and 1840 censuses, 1830-40.

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21.48.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

Textual Records (in Boston): Dockets, 1792-1911, including a microfilm copy of a civil docket, 1907-1911 (1 roll). Case files, 1792-1911. Records relating to chancery, civil, law, and criminal cases, 1809-1911.

Microfilm Publications: M1299.

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21.49 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Virginia
1793-1991

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21.49.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Records of the Alexandria Division, including minutes, 1874-1947; dockets, 1863-1962; order books, 1873-1952; case files, 1863-1969; and records relating to bankruptcy, 1868-1947 and 1963-76, and to naturalization, 1909-81. Records of the Newport News Division, including minutes, 1938-82; case files, 1941-70, and 1972; admiralty case files, 1956-66; civil and criminal order books, 1943-80; and records concerning bankruptcy, 1941-49 and 1960-69. Records of the Norfolk Division, including minutes, 1801-1958; dockets, 1802-1956; order books, 1811-1958; case files, 1804- 1968; records relating to admiralty, law, and criminal cases, 1802-1949 and 1960-68, to bankruptcy, 1867-1953 and 1973-74, and to confiscation, 1863- 65; and records of the clerk of the court, 1817-1960. Records of the Richmond Division, including minutes, 1867-1921; dockets, 1867-1965, with indexes, 1865-1913; order books, 1874-1959; case files, 1842-1969; records relating to admiralty and criminal cases, 1870-88, to bankruptcy, 1842-1958, 1965-69, 1979-91 , and to naturalization, 1865-1960; and records of the clerk of the court, 1855-1935.

Microfilm Publications: M435, M1300.

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21.49.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): General records, consisting of minutes, 1866-68; dockets, 1876-1901; case files, 1803-1911; records relating to equity, law, and habeas corpus cases, 1795- 1910; and records concerning the supervision of elections, 1870- 94. Records of the Alexandria Division, including minutes, 1878- 1911; dockets, 1905-12; and case files, 1860-1911. Records of the Norfolk Division, including minutes, 1868-90; dockets, 1876-1911; order books, 1850-1911; and case files, 1871-1911. Records of the Richmond Division, including dockets, 1865-1912, with index, 1868-1911; case files, 1866-1912; order books, 1869-1911; and records relating to law cases, 1793-1868, to naturalization, 1867-1912, and to the supervision of elections, 1870-94.

Related Records: Most records of this court created prior to the Civil War are housed in the Virginia State Library, Richmond, VA.

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21.49.3 Consolidated records of the U.S. District and Circuit
Courts for the Eastern District

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Docket of cases tried at Alexandria, Norfolk, and Richmond, VA, 1894-96. Records of the clerk of the court, 1855-89.

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21.49.4 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Records of the Abingdon Division, including minutes, 1871-1916; dockets, 1866-1986; case files, 1868-1965; records relating to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1839-1939 and 1960-86, to bankruptcy, 1871-1948, and to naturalization, 1907-81; and records of the clerk of the court, 1839-1942, and U.S. Commissioners, 1875-1928. Records of the Big Stone Gap Division, including dockets, 1897-1949; case files, 1904-49; and records relating to law cases, 1904-51, and to bankruptcy, 1904-53. Records of the Charlottesville Division, including dockets, 1907-65; case files, 1908-58; and records relating to chancery and law cases, 1906-39, to bankruptcy, 1906- 61, and to naturalization, 1908-57. Records of the Danville Division, including minutes, 1871-1901; dockets, 1871-1956; case files, 1871-1971; records relating to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1871-1934, and to bankruptcy, 1871-1931; and records of the clerk of the court, 1883-1908. Records of the Harrisonburg Division, including minutes, 1871-1935; dockets, 1868-1959; case files, 1868-1967; records relating to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1871-1939, and to bankruptcy, 1871-1940; and records of judges, 1871-1933, and the clerk of the court, 1858-1937. Records of the Lynchburg Division, including minutes, 1878-91; dockets, 1871-1961; case files, 1871-1960; records relating to civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1871-1950 and 1959-69, and to bankruptcy, 1871-1940; and records of judges, 1880-1932, and the clerk of the court, 1871-1961. Records of the Roanoke Division, including dockets, 1903-61; case files, 1906-71; and records relating to equity and law cases, 1902-55, and to bankruptcy, 1903-61. Bankruptcy case files and other records of the Staunton Division, 1842-66. Records of the Wytheville Division, including case files, 1819-61; records relating to equity and law cases, 1839- 63; and records of the clerk of the court, 1819-61.

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21.49.5 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Records of the Abingdon Division, including dockets, 1839-1911, with index, 1899-1907; case files, 1871-1911; and records relating to civil, equity, and law cases, 1871-1911. Records of the Big Stone Gap Division, including equity case files, 1908-11; and records relating to equity and law cases, 1904-12. Records of the Charlottesville Division, including dockets, 1907-11; case files, 1907-11; and records concerning law and equity cases, 1906-12. Records of the Danville Division, including dockets, 1872-1909; case files, 1871-1912; and records relating to equity and law cases, 1872- 1909. Records of the Harrisonburg Division, including dockets, 1871-1921; case files, 1872-1911; and order books, 1871-1911. Records of the Lynchburg Division, including a minute book, 1871- 79; dockets, 1876-1912; case files, 1871-1911; and records concerning equity and law cases, 1874-1911. Records of the Roanoke Division, including a chancery docket, 1908-16; equity case files, 1908-11; criminal case files, 1961-65; and records relating to equity and law cases, 1902-11. Records of the Staunton Division, including a civil appearance docket, 1824-45; case files, 1820-60; records concerning equity cases, 1823-74; and records of the clerk of the court, 1807-70.

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21.49.6 Records of the Confederate States District Court for the
Western District of Virginia

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Miscellaneous case files of the Staunton Division, 1861-64. Sequestration case files of the Wytheville Division, 1861-64.

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21.50 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Washington
1849-1977

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21.50.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court and its successor
superior (county) courts

Textual Records (in Seattle): Records relating to naturalization, compiled by the U.S. Territorial Court and successor superior courts of the following counties: King, 1853-1924; Pierce, 1853- 1924; Snohomish, 1870-1975; and Thurston, 1849-1974.

Microfilm Publications: M1233, M1234, M1235, M1238, M1543.

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21.50.2 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Seattle): Records of the Northern Division (Spokane), including dockets and indexes, 1890-1962; journals, 1890-1962; case files, 1890-1970; registers and other records, 1890-1957; and records concerning naturalization, 1882-1960. Records of the Southern Division (Walla Walla), including dockets, 1890-1951; case files, 1890-1950; records relating to civil and equity cases, 1913-50; and records concerning naturalization, 1907-50. Records of the Southern Division (Yakima), including dockets, order books, and indexes, 1905-67; case files, 1905-70; records concerning equity cases, 1913-38; and records relating to naturalization, 1907-72.

Microfilm Publications: M1541.

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21.50.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Seattle): Records of the Northern Division (Spokane), including a minute book, 1890-1912; dockets, 1890- 1912; case files, 1890-1911; and records relating to equity and law cases, 1890-1911. Records of the Southern Division (Walla Walla), including a minute book, 1891-1911; dockets, 1892-1912; case files, 1890-1912; and records concerning civil, equity, law, and criminal cases, 1891-1912. Records of the Southern Division (Yakima), including dockets, 1906-12; and case files, 1905-11.

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21.50.4 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Seattle): Records of the Northern Division (Bellingham), including minutes, 1925-61; dockets, 1909-69; and case files, 1909-66. Records of the Northern Division (Seattle), including minutes, 1942-51; dockets, 1890-1970, with indexes; judgement and order books, 1932-75; case files, 1890-1972; civil seaman's case files, 1927-72; records relating to equity cases, 1891- 1938, and to naturalization, 1890-1970; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1891-1959, and bankruptcy records, 1931-72. Records of the Southern Division (Tacoma), including journals, 1905-66; minutes, dockets, and indexes, 1890-1964; general order books, 1957-71; case files, 1890-1977; admiralty cases, 1964-67; records relating to equity cases, 1913-38, and to naturalization, 1896-1970; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1897-1957.

Microfilm Publications: M1232, M1237, M1542.

Motion Pictures (in College Park): Jack Dempsey-Jack Sharkey and Jack Dempsey-Gene Tunney heavyweight boxing matches, respectively July 21 and September 22, 1927, used, 1927, by a grand jury investigating the alleged violation of an act of July 31, 1912 (37 Stat. 240), prohibiting the interstate traffic of prize fight films (5 reels). See also 21.54.

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21.50.5 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Seattle): Dockets and case files of the Northern Division (Bellingham), 1909-11. Dockets and case files of the Northern Division (Seattle), 1890-1911. Records of the Southern Division (Tacoma), including dockets and case files, 1890-1911; and journals, 1889-1911.

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21.51 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in West Virginia
1819-1979

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21.51.1 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Records of the Clarksburg Division, including minutes, 1819-69; dockets, 1867-1956; case files, 1834-1960 and 1963-75; records relating to equity, law, and criminal cases, 1892-1947, and to bankruptcy, 1868-1949; and records of the clerk of the court, 1820-1952, and U.S. Commissioners, 1908- 41. Records of the Elkins Division, including dockets, 1820-1961; case files, 1834-1975; records relating to equity and law cases, 1914-46; admiralty case files, 1958-66; and records of the clerk of the court, 1910-58, and U.S. Commissioners, 1918-57. Case files of the Fairmont Division, 1919-51 and 1963-75; and bankruptcy case dockets, 1952-76. Records of the Martinsburg Division, including dockets, 1899-1942; case files, 1888-1975; and records relating to equity and law cases, 1888-1948, and to bankruptcy, 1899-1949 and 1966-79. Records of the Parkersburg Division, including a law docket, 1925-32; case files, 1898-1944 and 1963-75; and records concerning equity cases, 1912- 23. Records of the Philippi Division, including dockets, 1907-22; case files, 1907-22; and records relating to equity and law cases, 1907-22, and to bankruptcy, 1907-34. Records of the Wheeling Division, including a minute book, 1843-61; dockets, 1877-1952; case files, 1856-1977; records relating to law cases, 1916-26, to bankruptcy, 1867-1972, and to naturalization, 1856- 62; and records of the clerk of the court, 1843-1945.

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21.51.2 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern
District

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Records of the Clarksburg Division, including dockets, 1897-1914; case files, 1889-1912; and records concerning equity and law cases, 1899-1911. Records of the Martinsburg Division, including dockets, 1902-26; law case files, 1887-1909; and records concerning equity and law cases, 1888-1912. Records of the Parkersburg Division, including dockets, 1869-1911; criminal case files, 1880-1910; and records concerning equity, law, and criminal cases, 1866-1911. Records of the Philippi Division, including dockets, 1907-11; case files, 1907-11; and records relating to law cases, 1907-11. Records of the Wheeling Division, including dockets, 1889-1911; case files, 1886-1911; and records relating to equity and law cases, 1873- 1911, and to naturalization, 1856-1911.

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21.51.3 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Case files of the Bluefield Division, 1901-65. Civil action case files, 1958-59 and 1963-68; and miscellaneous records, 1901-73, of the Huntington Division. Civil action case files from Charleston and Beckley, 1968-69. Criminal case files from Charleston and Beckley, 1917-69. Bankruptcy case records from Charleston, 1840-1962. Civil action case files from the Beckley Division, 1941-67.

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21.52 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Wisconsin
1842-1987

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21.52.1 Records of the U.S. Territorial Court

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records concerning bankruptcy, 1842-47.

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21.52.2 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Milwaukee term, consisting of docket books, 1847-1935; case files, 1847-1966; records concerning civil, chancery, equity, and criminal cases, 1862-1968; records relating to internal revenue, 1863-1906, to bankruptcy, 1867-1966, and to naturalization, 1906-82; and records of the clerk of the court, 1896-1923.

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21.52.3 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Milwaukee term, 1862-1911, consisting of docket books, journals, and case files.

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21.52.4 Consolidated records of the U.S. District and Circuit
Courts for the Eastern District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the Milwaukee term, 1848-62, consisting of docket books, journals, and case files.

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21.52.5 Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Journal of the Eau Claire term, 1965-66. Records of the La Crosse term, including docket books, 1870-1957; case files, 1871-1955; records relating to bankruptcy, 1870-1957, to civil and criminal cases, 1871-1955, and to naturalization, 1870-1900; and records of the clerk of the court, 1870-1951. Records of the Madison term, including minute books, 1870-1916; docket books, 1870-1987; judgment and order books, 1925-71; case files, 1848-1969; and records relating to admiralty, civil, chancery, and criminal cases, 1848- 1968, to bankruptcy, 1962-70; and to naturalization, 1873-1969. Records of the Superior term, including docket books, 1909-62; case files, 1909-67; records relating to civil and equity cases, 1913-66, and to naturalization, 1902-21; to bankruptcy, 1966-67; and records of the clerk of the court, 1912-58. Journals of the Wausau term, 1937-65.

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21.52.6 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western
District

Textual Records (in Chicago): Records of the La Crosse term, 1870-1911, including docket books, case files, and records relating to civil, chancery, and law cases. Records of the Madison term, including minute books, 1870-1911; docket books, 1862-1911; journals, 1870-1911; case files, 1862-1911; and records relating to civil and chancery cases, 1858-1911. Records of the Superior term concerning law and civil cases, 1909-11.

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21.53 Records of U.S. District and Other Courts in Wyoming
1872-1954

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21.53.1 Records of the U.S. District Court

Textual Records (in Denver): Case files of the U.S. District Court seated in Evanston, 1892-1920.

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21.53.2 Consolidated records of the U.S. District and Circuit
Courts

Textual Records (in Denver): General records, including minute books, 1899-1948; correspondence, 1895-1909; criminal dockets, 1904-54; final records, 1894-1909; master's reports, 1901-27; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1894-1935. Records of the U.S. District and Circuit Courts seated in Evanston, including dockets and other book records, 1872-1953; case files, 1890-1943; records relating to bankruptcy, 1899-1943; and records of U.S. Commissioners, 1894-1943. Case files of the U.S. District and Circuit Courts seated in Cheyenne, 1888-1950; Lander, 1911-23; and Sheridan, 1910-20.

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21.54 Motion Pictures (General)

See under 21.38.5, 21.40.2, and 21.50.4.

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21.55 Still Pictures (General)
1840-1930

Photographs: U.S. Supreme Court justices (1894 term), a bust of Justice Louis Brandeis, and paintings of various jurists, ca. 1840-1930 (PJ, 11 images).

Photographic Negatives: Portrait of President Andrew Johnson, by Mathew Brady, 1865 (X, 1 image).


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