A Guide to the Louisiana Records, [ca. 1930-1945]
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.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
Louisiana Records, [ca. 1930-1945], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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.
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