National Archives at Atlanta

Law and Order in the Archives: Bootleggers, Counterfeiters, Privateers, and Everything in Between

Saturday, September 15, 2018
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, Georgia

The holdings of the National Archives at Atlanta include approximately 45,000 cubic feet of federal district and circuit court records dating from the 1790s to the early 1990s.  These records document both federal civil and criminal law within the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.  This year’s symposium, Law and Order in the Archives: Bootleggers, Counterfeiters, Privateers, and Everything in Between encourages research in these diverse records, features scholars whose published works were based on these holdings, and promotes the discovery of new scholars from universities and colleges across the Southeast and the nation.


How to Register

Pre-registration is required.

To register, please fill out the Registration Form and mail or email it to:

National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Rd.
Morrow, GA 30260


The deadline for registration is Monday, September 10, 2018.


Presenters Include:

Dan Pierce


Dr. Dan Pierce


Author of Corn in a Jar: Moonshining in the Great Smoky Mountains and Real NASCAR


Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Asheville

Faye Kert



Dr. Faye Kert


Author of Privateering: Patriots and Profits in the War of 1812 and Trimming Yankee Sails: Pirates and Privateers of New Brunswick

David Gilbert


Dr. David Gilbert


Presentation: Finding a Crime to Fit the Punishment:  A German Naval Captain Faces American Justice in World War I


Professor of History, Clayton State University

Maureen Hill


Dr. Michael T. Bertrand


Author of Race, Rock, and Elvis


Professor of History, Tennessee State University

Maureen Hill


Maureen Hill


Presentation: An Introduction to Federal District and Circuit Court Records


Archivist, National Archives at Atlanta