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Historical Links

Library of Congress: American Memory-US History and Culture:

American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.


Federal Courts Home Page:

U. S. Courts information, including The Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts


Federal Judicial Center:

The Federal Judicial Center is the education and research agency for the federal courts. This site contains the results of Center research on federal court operations and procedures and court history, as well as selected educational materials produced for judges and court employees.


The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit

The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit is a not-for-profit corporation organized and operating under the laws of the State of Missouri. The Historical Society's mission is to preserve and celebrate the rich history of the federal courts of the seven states that make up the Eighth Circuit. Toward this end, the Historical Society has organized separate branches for each of the United States district courts located in Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota, as well as a branch for the circuit court of appeals that encompasses all of these states.


The Supreme Court Historical Society (SCHS):

Contains: History of the Courts, How the Courts Work

The Supreme Court Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the history of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Society, a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1974, was founded by the late Chief Justice Warren E. Burger who served as its first honorary chairman. The Society accomplishes its mission by conducting public and educational programs, publishing books and other materials, supporting historical research, and collecting antiques and artifacts related to the Court's history. These activities and others increase the public's awareness of the Court's contributions to our nation's rich constitutional heritage.

Minnesota Historical Society:

The Minnesota Historical Society is a private, non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849 to preserve and share Minnesota history. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota's past through interactive and engaging museum exhibits, extensive libraries and collections, 25 historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.