National Archives at Chicago

Records of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts,
Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division (Detroit)

These records are held in the National Archives regional facility in Chicago, Illinois.

Record Group 21


Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

General Records, 1837-1911

Journals, 1837-1911 (18 vols.)

Civil Records, 1844-1911

Civil Record Books ("Record of Judgement"), 1844-1882 (2 vols.)
Special Motion Book, 1889-1911 (2 vols.)

Chancery Records, 1838-1911

Chancery Calendars (Dockets), 1838-1911 (13 vols.)
Chancery Order Books, 1861-1911 (5 vols.)
Chancery Case Files, 1838-1911 (95 cubic feet)

Equity Records, 1885-1909

Final Record Books-Equity, 1885-1909 (44 vols)

Law Records, 1837-1911

(Law) Calendars, 1837-1911 (15 vols.)
Law Case Files, 1837-1911 (72 cubic feet)

Habeas Corpus Records, 1837-1911

Habeas Corpus Docket Books, 1837-1911 (2 vols.)

Criminal Records, 1837-1911

Criminal Case Files, 1837-1911 (4 cubic feet)

Naturalization Records, 1837-1916

Declarations of Intention, 1874-1912 (3 vols.)
Naturalization Application File, 1837-1906 (3 cubic feet)
Register of Declarations of Intention, 1837-1916 (1 vol.)
Register of Final Papers Issued, 1837-1916 (1 vol.)
Naturalization Certificate Stubs, 1908-1911 (1 box)
Register of Aliens, 1837-1906 (1 vol.)
Naturalization Petition Book, 1908-1911 (1 vol.)


Records of the U.S. District Court

General Records, 1837-1955

Masters and Commissioners, 1838-1895 (1 vol.)
Index of Attorneys, 1905-1922 (1 vol.)
Roll of Attorneys, 1837-1911 (1 vol.)
Judgment Docket Index, 1913-1952 (8 vols.)
Calendar, U.S. Cases, 1837-1857 (1 vol.)
General Dockets, 1846-1943 (57 vols.)
Journals (Law Journals), 1837-1939 (118 vols.)
Minute Book No. 5, 1872-1874 (1 vol.)
Judgment Record, 1838-1863 (1 vol.)
Miscellaneous Order Book, 1910 (1 vol.)
General Case Files, 1837-1857 (2 cubic feet)
General Case Files, 1846-1944 (379 cubic feet)
Miscellaneous Orders, 1939-1955 (7 cubic feet)

Admiralty Records, 1869-1871

Clerk's ("Taxed Costs") Fees in Admiralty, 1869-1871 (1 vol.)

Bankruptcy Records - Act of 1841, 1842-1843

Bankruptcy Calendars, 1842-1843 (2 vols.)
Bankruptcy Case Files, 1842-1843 (23 cubic feet)

Bankruptcy Records - Act of 1867, 1867-1884

Bankruptcy Calendars, 1867-1884 (5 vols.)
Register's Docket-Bankruptcy, 1867-1870 (1 vol.)
Bankruptcy Case Files, 1867-1884 (46 cubic feet)

Bankruptcy Records - Act of 1898, 1898-1968

Bankruptcy Dockets, 1898-1968 (100 cubic feet)
Financial Reports of Referees, 1923-1941 (18 cubic feet)
Bankruptcy Ledger, 1898-1904 (1 vol.)
Bankruptcy Case Files, 1898-1941 (1,516 cubic feet)
Referee's Files, 1903-1938 (65 cubic feet)

Civil Records, 1912-1969

Civil Dockets, 1938-1952 (39 vols.)
Civil Journal, 1938-1939 (1 vol.)
Special Motion Book, 1912-1916 (1 vol.)
Civil Case Files, 1938-1969, 1977 (1,193 cubic feet)

Equity Records, 1873-1943

Equity (Civil) Dockets, 1912-1943 (72 vols.)
Equity Journals, 1912-1939 (39 vols.)
Calendar-Civil (Equity) Cases in Bankruptcy, 1903-1908 (1 vol.)
Equity (Chancery) Order Book, 1912-1926 (1 vol.)
Equity Short Books, 1927-1932 (2 vols.)
Equity Case Files-Suits by Assignees, 1873-1882 (2 cubic feet)
Civil (Equity) Case Files-Cases in Bankruptcy, 1903-1908 (1 cubic foot)
Equity Case Files, 1912-1943 (371 cubic feet)

Law Records, 1874-1880

Calendar-Suits by Assignee, 1874-1880 (1 vol.)
Law Case Files-Suits by Assignee, 1874-1880 (2 cubic feet)

Criminal Records, 1851-1971

Criminal Docket Books, 1851-1953 (40 vols.)
Index of Criminal Bonds and Witness Bonds, 1929-1931 (1 vol.)
Criminal Case Files, 1851-1971 (550 cubic feet)

Naturalization Records, 1837-1998

Naturalization Application Files, 1837-1897 (4 cubic feet)
Declarations of Intention, 1856-1989 (307 vols.)
Naturalization Hearing Dockets, 1912-1920 (1 box)
Register of Declarations of Intention, 1837-1916 (1 vol.)
Register of Final Papers Issued, 1837-1916 (1 vol.)
Naturalization Petition and Record, 1907-1991 (1,004 vols.)
Overseas Military Naturalization Petitions and Records, 1942-1956 (1 cubic foot)
Naturalization Order Book, May 2, 1932-February 26, 1935 (1 cubic foot)
Naturalization Depositions, 1909-1974 (46 cubic feet)
Naturalization Certificate Stubs, 1909-1991 (23 cubic feet)
Register of Aliens, 1837-1882 (1 box)
Repatriation Records, 1918-1970 (3 cubic feet)
Naturalization Court Order Books, Oct, 1, 1926-Dec. 21, 1998 (1 cubic foot)
Naturalization Transfer Case Files, March 30, 1953-1993 (1 cubic foot)
Naturalization Monthly Reports, 1969-1975 (1 cubic foot)
Naturalization Index, 1907-1995 (32 cubic feet)
Naturalization Court Order Books, 1926-1998 (9 cubic feet)

Clerk's Records, 1912-1954

Clerk's Quarterly Report of Moneys Paid, 1912-1925 (1 cubic foot)
Ledger, 1940-1946 (1 vol.)
Cash Books, 1947-1954 (4 vols.)

U.S. Commissioners' Records, 1879-1905

U.S. Commissioners' Calendars, 1879-1905 (3 vols.)

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