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Records of the United States Commerce Court

(Record Group 172)
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  • 172.2 COURT RECORDS 1911-13 26 lin. ft.


Established: In the judicial branch, February 8, 1911, pursuant to an act of June 18, 1910 (36 Stat. 539), also known as the Mann-Elkins Act.

Predecessor Agencies:

  • United States Circuit Courts (1887-1911)
Functions: In accordance with the Interstate Commerce Act of 1877, enforced, suspended, annulled, or set aside, in whole or in part, orders of the Interstate Commerce Commission; and tried cases arising under the act.

Abolished: Effective December 31, 1913, by an act of October 22, 1913 (38 Stat. 208).

Successor Agencies: U.S. District Courts (1914- ).

Finding Aids: Hardee Allen and Janet Weinert, comps., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the United States Commerce Court," NC 4 (1962).

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the United States Commerce Court in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

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History: U.S. Circuit Courts designated by the Interstate Commerce Act (24 Stat. 384), February 4, 1887, to adjudicate proceedings instituted by the Interstate Commerce Commission against carriers. Responsibility transferred to U.S. Commerce Court, 1911. SEE 172.1.

Textual Records: Docket, court journal, roll of attorneys, and calendar of cases, 1911-13. Case files, 1911-13. Stenographic minutes and reporters' transcripts of court proceedings, 1911-13. Letters sent by the marshal, 1911-13.

Related Records: Additional records of the U.S. Commerce Court in RG 60, General Records of the Department of Justice. Records of cases pending at the time the court was abolished in RG 21, Records of District Courts of the United States.

Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
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