Stephen F. Austin State University

Federal Court History in East Texas

The multifaceted project combines oral history, photographs, and historical narrative creating a unique history of the Eastern District Court of Texas.

Over 45 oral histories were conducted as part of the project. These include interviews with sitting and retired judges and magistrates, attorneys, politicians, and court clerks. Adding to these, friends and spouses of judges and magistrates were also interviewed.

Scroll through the list below to listen to the interviews. Transcripts of each interview are also available.



Judges and Magistrates

Friends and Spouses