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

 Collection
Identifier: 1976-039

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the territorial and New Mexico district court records for San Juan County, New Mexico (1887-1954). The bulk of the material covers the years 1887-1914. Included are record books (1887-1926), case files (1887-1954), and other court material. Record books consist of various dockets (1887-1926) and court proceedings record books (1887-1913). Dockets include criminal (1887-1909), civil (1887-1913), judges (1888-1907, 1912-1914, 1926), and judgement (1887-1909) volumes. Judges dockets cover civil trials (1888-1926). Case files consist of criminal cases 104-1156 (1897-1954) and civil cases 1-1541 (1887-1924). Large gaps may exist between case files. Many criminal and civil case files are unnumbered. Most of the cases after 1913 are not part of this collection. Other court material includes a letterpress copybook for the 1st Judicial District, jury records, bar admissions, and miscellaneous court order and records.

Some material in Spanish

Dates

  • 1887-1954 (bulk 1887-1914)

Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions

Outsized record books are extremely fragile. Use microfilm only.

Copy Restrictions

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

Historical Note

San Juan County, New Mexico was established in 1887 and formed part of the 1st Judicial District of the United States Territorial Courts in New Mexico. Upon statehood in 1912 the Territorial Courts became the New Mexico District Courts. In 1961, San Juan County was transferred from the 1st to the 11th Judicial District.

Extent

11 linear feet + 13 v. + 1 roll

Organization

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

Microfilm Edition

Microfilm available.

Related Material

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 Clerks" (Accession Number 1974-033).

Most statehood material remains with the Judicial District Court Clerk.

Separated Material

Photographs received with the collection are located in the "New Mexico First Judicial District for San Juan County Photograph Collection" (Accession Number 0073).

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 San Juan County, 1887-1954 (bulk 1887-1914)
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::1976-039::Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for San Juan County)//EN" "nmar1976-039.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