Eighth Circuit Historical Society

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


  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Bylaws
  • Tax Exempt Status
  • Tax Deductible Contributions
  • Memo of July 14, 2004 Regarding Handling Historical Society Funds, Administrative Office of the United States Courts
  • Advisory Opinion No. 104 on Court Historical Societies and Learning Centers, Committee on Codes of Conduct
  • Historical Society Surveys
  • Proposed Resolutions with Proposed Amendments to Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, July 2003

               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 deductible.

               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.

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    Updated November 17, 2005
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