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Records for the proceedings of the Criminal Court of Atlanta, Fulton County

Collection number: ahc.MSS1186

Scope and Content

This collection contains the records of the 1912 term and include a description, date, and the names of witnesses and lawyers involved. The majority of the records are for petty crimes, such as theft, simple larceny, and gaming.


  • 1912-1938


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Criminal Court of Atlanta, Fulton County, was established to determine the innocence or guilt of a defendant for a crime committed within the boundaries of Fulton County, Georgia. The court was founded in 1856, in 1871 it became part of the City Court of Atlanta and oversaw trials not held at the Superior Courts, and in 1891 it became an independent court. Its name changed to the Criminal Court in 1935. The governor appointed judges who held their position for four years.


0.63 linear ft. (one document case and one half document case)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1987

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.

Records for the proceedings of the Criminal Court of Atlanta, Fulton County
Allison Maier
July 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305