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The information for this flyer was taken from the following:
Celardo, John and Nancy Malan, comp. Guide to Records in the National Archives-Northeast Region, New York, New York. Reference Information Paper
94. National Archives and Records Administration, 1996.
Marion M. Johnson and Henry T. Ulasek, comp., Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, PI 116 (1959).
Morris, Jeffrey B. Federal Justice in the Second Circuit: A History of the United States Courts in New York, Connecticut, and Vermont 1787 to 1987. Second Circuit Historical Committee, 1987.
Descriptive Pamphlets for microfilm publications relating to court records.