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

 Collection
Identifier: 1980-034

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the territorial and New Mexico district court records for Chaves County, New Mexico (1890-1937). The bulk of the material covers the years 1891-1914. Included are record books (1891-1914) and case files (1890-1937). Record books consist of criminal (1892-1912) and civil (1891-1913) dockets and court proceedings record books (1891-1914). Case files consist of criminal cases 1-1344 (1890-1913) and civil cases 1-9275 (1891-1937). Large gaps may exist between case files.

Dates

  • 1890-1937 (Bulk 1891-1914)

Language of Materials

English.

Access Restrictions

None

Copy Restrictions

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

Historical Note

Chaves County, New Mexico was established in 1889 and formed part of the 5th Judicial District of the United States Territorial Courts. Upon statehood in 1912, the Territorial Courts became the New Mexico District Courts.

Extent

34.5 linear feet + 19 v.

Organization

Collection is organized into four series:
  1. I. Docket Books
  2. II. Record Books (Journals)
  3. III. Criminal Case Files
  4. IV. Civil Case Files

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 Clerk" Accession Number 1974-033 Most statehood material remains with the Judicial District Court Clerk.

Other records from this district 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 Chaves County, 1890-1937 (Bulk 1891-1914)
Status
Edited Full Draft
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::1980-034::Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Chaves County)//EN" "nmar1980-034.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