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District Attorney Records

 Collection — other: 36 boxes
Identifier: 01-CR31

Scope and Contents

The records of the District Attorney’s Office include case files and working papers, case dismissals and pardons, investigative case files, narcotics case files, notes and research, and correspondence. The records range in date from 1936 until 1983.

The first series, case files and working papers, consists of civil and criminal case records divided by the court in which the case was filed. The courts include the Travis County Court at Law, Travis County District Court, and Travis County Justice of the Peace Courts. The records in this series are arranged by case number. Working papers refers to investigative research, correspondence, and notes relating to a specific case.

The second series, case dismissals and pardons, contains case files for cases dismissed by a judge in a Travis County District Court, Austin Municipal Court, or Travis County Justice Court. Pardons contain cases pardoned by the State of Texas.

The third series, investigative case files, consists of reports, notes, and correspondence relating to a specific defendant or person of interest. These files do not have a case number associated with them and are arranged by date.

The fourth series, narcotics investigation files, consists of reports, notes, and correspondence relating to a narcotics investigation. Many of the files contain arrest records from the Texas Department of Public Safety. These files do not have a case number associated with them and are arranged by date.

The fifth series, notes and research, contains non-Travis County case files and court rulings, evidence unassociated with a case, and handwritten notes.

The sixth series, correspondence, includes correspondence relating to the 1974 Marcus Goldsmith Trial and the 1983 arrest of anti-KKK demonstrators in Austin.

Dates

  • 1936-1985

Creator

Extent

39.60 Cubic Feet

0.00 unknown

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Records with cases numbers are arranged in order by their case number. All other records are arranged by date.

Creator

Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Travis County Archives Repository

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Austin Texas 78751