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

 Collection
Identifier: 1979-022

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the territorial and New Mexico district court records for Otero County, New Mexico (1899-1951). Included are record books (1899-1911), case files (1899-1951), and other court material. Record books consist of various dockets (1899-1912) and court proceedings record books (1899-1910). Dockets include criminal (1899-1912), civil (1899-1911), and judges criminal (1904) volumes. Court proceedings record books include criminal (1904-1906) and civil (1904-1908) hearings. Case files include criminal cases 1-756, 954 (1899-1915) and civil cases 1-5039 (1899-1951). Large gaps may exist between case files. Many criminal and civil case files are unnumbered. Most cases after 1911 are not part of this collection. Other court material consists of jury and court records.

Dates

  • 1899-1951, (bulk 1899-1915)

Language of Materials

English.

Access Restrictions

None

Copy Restrictions

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

Historical Note

Otero County, New Mexico was established in 1899 and formed part of the 3rd Judicial District of the United States Territorial Courts in New Mexico. In subsequent years Otero County was transferred from the 3rd to the 6th Judicial District (1904) and from the 6th to the 12th Judicial District (1971). Upon statehood in 1912, the Territorial Courts became the New Mexico District Courts.

Extent

10.5 linear feet + 8 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

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.

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 Otero County, 1899-1951, (bulk 1899-1915)
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::1979-022::Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Otero County)//EN" "nmar1979-022.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