Law and Order at the Archives

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Saturday, September 15, 2018
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, Georgia

The holdings of the National Archives at Atlanta include approximately 45,000 cubic feet of federal district and circuit court records dating from the 1790s to the early 1990s.  These records document both federal civil and criminal law within the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.  This year’s symposium, Law and Order in the Archives: Bootleggers, Counterfeiters, Privateers, and Everything in Between encourages research in these diverse records, features scholars whose published works were based on these holdings, and promotes the discovery of new scholars from universities and colleges across the Southeast and the nation.

There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required.

To register, please fill out the Registration Form and mail or email it to:

National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Rd.
Morrow, GA 30260


The deadline for registration is Monday, September 10, 2018.

Presenters Include:

Dr. Dan Pierce
Author of Corn from a Jar: Moonshining in the Great Smokey Mountains and Real NASCAR
Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Asheville

Dr. Faye Kert 
Author of Privateering: Patriots and Profits in the War of 1812 and Trimming Yankee Sails: Pirates and Privateers of New Brunswick

Dr. Michael T. Bertrand
Author of Race, Rock, and Elvis 
Professor of History, Tennessee State University

Dr. David Gilbert
Presentation:  Finding a crime to fit the punishment:  A German naval captain faces American justice in World War I 
Professor of History, Clayton State University

Maureen Hill  
​Presentation: An Introduction to Federal District and Circuit Court Records


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