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 Historical Society is governed by a board
of directors made up of representatives of each of the branches. The Historical
Society and its branches are tax exempt
organizations pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code, and contributions to the Historical Society are tax
The Historical Society welcomes inquiry and participation by all interested persons.
For information regarding membership, please contact Ann Fessenden, U.S. Court
of Appeals Library, 22.300 Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse, 111 S.
10th St., St. Louis, MO 63102 (email
Ann_Fessenden@ca8.uscourts.gov), or the branch for your court.