Free and open to the public. The case files consist of civil, criminal and chancery actions filed in the St. Louis Circuit court, its predecessors and subsidiary courts. They possess exceptional evidential, informational, and intrinsic value, documenting the legal basis of the early court system, profiling local individuals of national prominence, and illustrating broad themes of American intellectual and social history. They are the ìlifeî records of the populace that are often overlooked in favor of the more common birth, death, and marriage records when doing genealogical research. There is no other judicial collection of comparable value in the United Sates that documents the westward expansion and the crossroads of activity that defined St. Louis.
1114 Market Street, Room 245
St. Louis MO 63101
Contact Name: Michael Everman, Supervising Archivist