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

 Collection
Identifier: 1979-011

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the territorial and New Mexico district court records for Curry County, New Mexico (1909-1945). The bulk of the material covers the years 1909-1917. Includes are records books (1909-1915), case files (1909-1917), and other court material. Record books consist of various dockets (1909-1915) and a court proceedings record book (1909-1912). Case files include criminal cases 1-381 (1909-1911) and civil cases 1-527 (1909-1912). Large gaps may exist between case files. Other court materials consist of miscellaneous court orders and jury records (1914-1945).

Dates

  • 1909-1945 (bulk 1909-1917)

Language of Materials

English.

Access Restrictions

None

Copy Restrictions

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

Historical Note

Curry County, New Mexico was established in 1909 and formed part of the 5th Judicial District of the United States Territorial Courts in New Mexico. In 1921 Curry County was transferred from the 5th to the 9th Judicial District. Upon statehood in 1912, the Territorial Courts became the New Mexico District Courts.

Extent

8 linear feet + 5 v.

Organization

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

Related Material

Most statehood material remains with the Judicial District Court Clerk.

Other records for this district court are available at the National Archives Field Branch in Denver, Colorado.

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 Curry County, 1909-1945 (bulk 1909-1917)
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::1979-011::Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Curry County)//EN" "nmar1979-011.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