The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
U.S. Courts Library. Eigth Circuit
111 S. 10th Street, Room 22.300
St. Louis, Missouri
Repository URL: http://www.lb8.uscourts.gov/index.htm
Repository code: mosuca
Repository description (CRHP): The library holds several interviews with African American judges and judges handling school desegregation cases. In addition, there are recordings and transcripts of court ceremonies for African American judges (including recordings of the investiture, portrait ceremony, and memorial session of Theodore McMillian, the first African American appointed to the federal bench in the 8th Circuit).
Repository description (extant): The primary mission of the U.S. Courts Library for the 8th Circuit is to serve the information needs of all federal judges, chambers staff, and other court personnel located in the seven states of the Circuit. This mission is carried out by our headquarters library in St. Louis together with nine branch libraries located in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Fargo, Kansas City, Lincoln, Little Rock, Minneapolis, Omaha and St. Paul.
In addition to serving the federal courts, the library provides limited service to other federal agencies, state and local courts, law firms, and the public.
[. . .] As a whole the library maintains just over 300,000 volumes. We also have additional holdings that are maintained on microfiche. The library's collection has been developed to meet the information needs of our court clientele. The focus of the collection is on primary and secondary federal legal materials. The library also holds primary materials and some secondary materials for the states of the 8th Circuit. The collection is rounded out by various non-legal materials that we believe can be useful to court personnel, members of the bar, and the public.
Repository type: Federal Repository
[Interviews with African American judges]
[Interviews with judges on school desegregation cases]