The Eleventh Circuit Historical Society is a private, nonprofit organization
incorporated in Georgia on January 17, 1983.
Although the Society has no legal connection with
the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, or the federal government,
the Society's primary purpose is to keep a record of the history of the courts
of the Eleventh Circuit as institutions and of the judges who have constituted these
courts. In this regard, the Society considers the judges in the old Fifth Circuit from the
states of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia to be included in our area of interest.
In addition, the Society continually strives towards our broader mission
of fostering public appreciation of the role and impact of the federal court
system in the states encompassed by the Eleventh Circuit.
Since the formation of the Society came shortly after the creation of the Circuit,
this timing is especially exciting because the Society can write history as current history,
not as research history.
The Society is devoted to preserving our courts' heritage through the collection of portraits,
photographs, videotaped oral histories, documents, news articles, books, artifacts,
and personal memorabilia.
The Society has a permanent office located in the Elbert P. Tuttle United States
Court of Appeals Building in Atlanta. Our Board of Trustees is composed of
lawyers and legal scholars who represent the historical interests of Alabama, Florida,
The Society's archival activities are partially funded by grants and other special gifts,
but we depend primarily upon our members for our financial support and general maintenance.
If you would like information on becoming a member, or have historical information, artifacts,
or memorabilia for the Historical Society, please contact us at (404) 335-6395.
The latest edition of the Society's newsletter as well as past editions are available on the Historical Society's website.
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