The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth
Eastern District of Missouri Branch
The Eastern District branch of the Historical society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit relies upon the efforts of the following subcommittees:
The subcommittee members have responded well to the substantial effort that is required to satisfactorily complete the work that is assigned. The Book Subcommittee is in search of an author. A recent development may terminate that search. The Subcommittee To Prepare Oral Histories of Senior and Retired Judges has circulated questionnaires to senior and retired judges. These questionnaires will be used to prepare for the oral video taping. Recently, a potential resource to film the oral histories was contacted. No arrangements have been formalized. The Subcommittee on the Most Notable Cases is preparing a list of the twenty most notable cases decided in the Eastern District of Missouri. The cases will be assigned and researched. Videos will be made of the person presenting the research, and a written summary of each case will be prepared. Photographs of former courthouses in Cape Girardeau and Hannibal have been secured by the Subcommittee on Architecture . The Office of the National Archives has been contacted, and this Subcommittee has received a long list of documents pertaining to the Eastern District of Missouri. A list of notable personalities who made contributions to the Eastern District is being prepared. For surviving personalities, videos will be made. For deceased persons regarded as notable personalities, videos of friends or acquaintances will be prepared. In some cases, research may be conducted, and the person preparing the research will present the material on video.
All of this material will be available for use in interactive presentations in the Learning Center and will be archived for research purposes.