U.S. MARSHALS BOOKS
The following is a list of books that are either in whole or part about U.S. Marshals and or Deputy U. S. Marshals. This is by no means a complete list. The rest of the page are places and items to use in research.
"We rode with Our Lives in Our Hands: Deputy U.S. Marshals of Indian Territory" By Juliet L.Golanska, US Park Service Historian
Record Group 21 - Records of District Courts of the United States
Record Group 26 - Records of U.S. Coast Guard26.3 - Records of the Revenue Cutter Service Service 1790 -1915)
26.3.1 - General Records
Record Group 29 - Records of the Bureau of Census
29.02 - Administrative Records of the Census Office 1790 to 1870
29.2.1 - Records of the 4th to 9th Census
Record Group 60 - General Records of Department of Justice
1. Appointment Clerk Records on U.S. Marshals
2. Division of Accounts on U.S. Marshals
3. Letters from U.S. Marshals to Attorney General
Record Group 87 - Records of the United States Secret Service
Record Group 94 Records of the Adjutant Generals Office
Record Group 118 - Records of the U.S. Attorneys (formerly United States Marshals) From 1821 to 1980, there are 4,687 cu. ft.
Record Group 206 - Records of the Solicitor of the Treasury
Record Group 217 - Accounting Offices of the Department of the Record Group 217
217.6.3 - Records of the Judiciary Division
217.10 5th Auditor, Record of payments made to U.S. Marshals , Deputy U.S. Marshals, Special Deputy's, Office Deputy's etc. 1801 to 1920 1,043 Lin. FT.
217.10.1 - General Records
Record Group 527 - Records of the United States Marshals Service, 1845-1950
527.1 Administrative History
Established: The position of U.S. Marshal was established by Section 27 of the Judiciary Act of 1789 (1 Stat. 87), September 24, 1789, authorizing the appointment of one Marshal for each Federal judicial district. The Executive Office for United States Marshals (EOUSM) was the first organization to supervise U.S. Marshals nationwide. EOUSM was established, effective December 17, 1956, by announcement of Deputy Attorney General William P. Rogers, November 30, 1956. It functioned under the Office of the Deputy Attorney General until November 28, 1967, when it was transferred to the Administrative Division by DOJ Order 386-67, same date. It continued in that division until May 12, 1969, when it was superseded by the Office of the Director, United States Marshals Service. The United States Marshals Service was established in the Department of Justice by DOJ Order 415-69, May 12, 1969. USMS records include those of the Office of the Director, USMS, and those of USMS district and subdistrict offices located in the various Federal judicial districts.
Functions: Each U.S. Marshal is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The duties of each U.S. Marshal and, by delegation, of each deputy U.S. Marshal, include protecting the Federal court(s) in their judicial district, together with court officials and trial participants; investigating and apprehending fugitives from Federal justice; ensuring the safety of endangered Government witnesses; maintaining custody of, and transporting, Federal prisoners; executing court orders and arrest warrants; managing, and disposing of, property forfeited to the Government by drug traffickers and other criminals; and responding to such emergency situations as civil disturbances and terrorist incidents.Related Records: Records of United States Attorneys, RG 118 (formerly Records of United States Attorneys and Marshals, RG 118).Records of District Courts of the United States, RG 21.General Records of the Department of Justice, RG 60.
527.2 Records of U.S. Marshals, Southern Judicial District of Alabama 1885-1923
Textual Records (in Atlanta): Letters sent, 1885-87. Subject files, 1907-23.
527.3 Records of U.S. Marshals, Arizona Judicial District 1875-1923
Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Letters sent, 1901-04. Correspondence relating to Indian cases, 1917-23. Appointments and oaths of U.S. Marshals and Deputy Marshals, 1875-1912.
527.4 Records of U.S. Marshals, Northern Judicial District of California 1874-1919
Textual Records (in San Francisco): Correspondence relating to significant cases, 1874-1919.
527.5 Records of U.S. Marshals, Southern Judicial District of Florida 1890-1927
Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Deputy U.S. Marshal, Key West Division, including letters sent, 1921-26; letters received, 1907-26; and fiscal records consisting of a cash book, 1890-1904, and an expense ledger, 1921-27.
527.6 Records of U.S. Marshals, Southern Judicial District of Indiana 1893-1915
Textual Records (in Chicago): Letters sent, 1897-1908. Letters received, 1893-1910. Correspondence relating to Chinese immigration cases, 1905-15.
527.7 Records of U.S. Marshals, Kansas Judicial District 1864-1918
Textual Records (in Kansas City): Records of U.S. Marshals, Kansas Judicial District, including records of appointment, 1867- 94; docket books, 1874-1908; and records (15 ft.) concerning issuances to German aliens of residency, transit, and employment permits, 1917-18. Records of U.S. Marshals, First Division, Kansas Judicial District, including letters sent, 1901-12; letters received, 1864-1918 (with gaps); and docket books, 1874- 88.
527.8 Records of U.S. Marshals, Western Judicial District of Missouri 1879-83
Textual Records (in Kansas City): Expenditure records, 1879-83.
527.9 Records of U.S. Marshals, Nevada Judicial District1939-50
Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Daily dairies, 1939-50.
527.10 Records of U.S. Marshals, Southern Judicial District of New York 1845-52, 1868
Textual Records (in New York): Letters received, 1845-48, 1868. Orders received, 1848-52.
527.11 Records of U.S. Marshals, South Dakota Judicial District 1893-1906
Textual Records (in Kansas City): Letters sent, 1893-1906.527.12 Records of U.S. Marshals, Wyoming Judicial District 1873-99
Textual Records (in Denver): Abstracts of compensation to witnesses, petit jurors, and grand jurors, 1875. U.S. Marshal's civil docket, 1878-93, and criminal docket, 1879-93. Marshal's ledgers, 1887-99. Record of public funds, 1890-96. Description and history of convicts in the U.S. penitentiary of Laramie City, Wyoming, 1873-92. Register of writs, 1879-96.
527.13 Records of U.S. Marshals, United States Court for China 1935-41
Textual Records: Case files relating to investigations involving U.S. citizens in China, 1935-41.
U.S. Marshals Day Books from Different Districts; approx 40 books.
Letters to the Attorney General of the United States from U.S. Marshals.
United States Marshals Service
Dave Turk, Historian, US Marshal Service, Information on U.S. Marshals and Deputies.History on Establishing the Official Seal of the United States Marshals Service by Attorney General's Order 407-68. Dated 12/11/68
Photos of Different Marshals and Deputies.Have some District Histories. (Not all)
U.S. Park Service, Ft. Smith, AR
U.S. Marshals Index by Angie Carter & Jim Simms
Payments made to Deputy U.S. Marshals from 3/22/1882 to 5/31/1883 from the Collection of Fadjo Cravens Jr.Deputies Buried at Oak Cemetery
U.S. Marshal Boles Day Book 3/22/1882 to 5/31/1883
Oaths of Office of U.S. Marshals and Deputy Marshals
Ft. Smith, AR. Newspapers
Fort Smith Herald, Court operations, different yearsFort Smith Elevator, Court operations, different Years (they reported about Deputies in Court and Deputies coming to town and leaving town)
Record Group 21, U.S. District Court Records, Western District of Arkansas, entry 3W18A , Dec. 1992
National Association of Deputy U.S. Marshals
DUSM News ,dated 1942 to 1970
NADUSM Directory's 1951 and 1956
Department of Justice
Register of Department of Justice (one book for each year from 1888 to present, not every year printed) (books can be found at libraries)
Annual Report of the Attorney General (starting 1870 thru Present, not all years have Marshals & Deputies listed)
Department of Justice Bulletins " U.S. Marshal" Dated from 1940's thru 1960's
U.S. Marshals Museum (records currently unavailable, museum items in storage)
U.S. Marshal Day Books of MontanaU.S. Marshal Day Books of Idaho
U.S. Marshal Day Books of Arizona
U.S. Marshal Day Books of Missouri.
District of Wyoming Courts
Court Docket Books
Book of Grand Jury Subpoenas
University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
Records and Photos of U.S. Marshals and Deputy U.S. Marshals of OT, IT, Okla. and Arkansas40 rolls of microfilm on Indian Pioneer papers history
Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
Marshals and Deputies of the Old West.
Wyoming State Library
Depository of Federal Books for each branch of the Federal Government. Has list of Marshals, Deputy's and other related items.
University of Kansas
Has a section on history of Lawmen and outlaws.
Different Issues"Was Wyatt Earp Really A Deputy U.S. Marshal" by Gary Roberts Jan-Feb 1961 issue.
"Wyatt Earp Cleared of Fix" by Wyatt Earp Nov 1982 issue
The Oklahombres Trail Guide
Oklahoma State Trooper Magazine
Most issue since 1996 (4 a year) have an article on U.S. Marshals or Deputy U.S. Marshals in Oklahoma or Indiana Territory.
National Association For Outlaw and Lawman History, Inc. & Western Outlaw-Lawman History Association Inc.
These organizations joined to create Wild West History Association
William R. Schnitger,Western History Research Center, University of Wyoming
Frank Canton, History Research Center, University of Wyoming
Thomas Jefferson Carr, History Research Center, University of Wyomin,g
Joseph LeFors, Western History Research Center, University of Wyoming
Nathaniel K. Boswell, Western History Research Center, University of Wyoming
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