University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Louisiana Records, [ca. 1930-1945]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: United States District Court for the District of Louisiana
Title: Louisiana, Records
Dates: [ca. 1930-1945]
Abstract: Created by Works Progress Administration employees, the Louisiana Records, [ca. 1930-1945] chronicle court cases in Louisiana between 1806-1831.
Extent: 2 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Following the creation of the first American court in Louisiana in 1804 for the Territory of Orleans, the United States District Court for the District of Louisiana was created weeks before the state was admitted to the Union in 1812. The federal court has been subdivided and reorganized several times in its history.


Scope and Contents

Created by Works Progress Administration employees, the Louisiana Records, [ca. 1930-1945] chronicle court cases in Louisiana between 1806-1831. The typewritten transcripts are entitled “Conspicuous cases in the United States District Court” and document sundry cases heard by the court in the early 19th century.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
United States. District Court (Louisiana) -- Archives
Subjects
Law reports, digests, etc. -- Louisiana
Places
Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Sources

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Louisiana Records, [ca. 1930-1945], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2R88 Conspicuous cases in the United States District Court: book E, Volume I, 1806-1820
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2R89 Conspicuous cases in the United States District Court: book E, Volume II, 1818-1831