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In order to locate the court records you are seeking, you will first need to identify the court where the case was filed. For example, if the case was filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia. 1936- or in another federal court, then the records may be in the custody of the National Archives. If it was filed in a non-federal court, then you would need to contact the records office of that court in order to request a copy of the records.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Index to Civil Cases and Dockets, 9/16/1938-1978 for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the Records of District Courts of the United States (Record Group 21) that relates to the series Civil Docket Books, 9/16/1938-12/31/1986, which consists of docket books of civil cases heard by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Civil cases tried in Municipal Court (M.C.) and in District Court (D.C.) are also included in this index, although those cases will not appear in the Civil Docket Books. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to and information about these records.
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