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Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Union County,

 Collection
Identifier: 1976-021

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the territorial and New Mexico district court records for Union County, New Mexico (1893-1919). Included are record books (1893-1917), case files (1894-1919), and miscellaneous jury records. Record books consist of various dockets (1894-1912) court proceedings record books (1893-1913), a clerk's cash book (1908-1910), and a day book (1913-1917). Dockets consist of criminal (1895-1911), civil (1894-1912), judge's criminal and civil (1896-1909), and judge's trial (1894-1895) volumes. Court proceedings record books cover criminal and civil hearings. Case files include criminal cases 1-649 (1895-1911) and civil cases 1-1993 (1894-1919). Large gaps exist between case files.

Dates

  • 1893-1919

Language of Materials

English.

Access Restrictions

Original case files are extremely fragile. Use microfilm only.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Historical Note

Union County, New Mexico was established in 1893 and formed part of the 4th Judicial District of the United States Territorial Courts in New Mexico. In 1912 Union County was transferred from the 4th to the 8th Judicial District. Upon statehood in 1912, the Territorial Courts became the New Mexico District Courts.

Extent

25.25 linear feet + 20 v. + 19 rolls

Organization

The collection is organized into five series:
  1. I. Docket Books
  2. II. Record Books (Journals)
  3. III. Miscellaneous Record Books
  4. IV. Miscellaneous Records
  5. V. Criminal Case Files
  6. VI. Civil Case Files

Alternate Format

Microfilm available.

Related Materials

Naturalization records are located in the "Naturalization Records by New Mexico Courts" (Accession Number 1959-281).

Additional court material is located in the "Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Court Clerk" (Accession Number 1974-033).

Most statehood material remains with the Judicial District Court Clerk.

General

Contact Information

  1. New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
  2. Archives and Historical Services Division
  3. 1205 Camino Carlos Rey
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
  5. Phone: 505-476-7908
  6. Fax: 505-476-7909
  7. Email: archives@rain.state.nm.us
  8. URL: http://www.state.nm.us/cpr/ahsd_top.htm
Title
Inventory of the Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Union County, 1893-1919
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Processed by Staff
Date
©2000
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1976-021::Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Union County)//EN" "nmar1976-021.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

Contact:
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7913