1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 29, 2020 1:18 PM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking Woods v. Miller Court Documents

    Jarobi Moorhead Newbie

      Hi, I am seeking any documents related to Woods v. Miller (1970)-- a class action suit filed on October 1, 1970 in Federal District Court in Clark County, Nevada (Las Vegas). This class action suit was filed by Jack Anderson and Mahlon Brown III and pertains to welfare rights being taken away from mothers without prior hearings. There is a similar class action case entitled Woods v. Miller (1970) filed in Pennsylvania which has made identifying this particular case even more difficult. Can you help point me in the right direction? I really appreciate any and all help with this! Thanks!

        • Re: Seeking Woods v. Miller Court Documents
          Rachael Salyer Tracker

          Dear Mr. Moorhead,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Civil Case Dockets, 1954-1983 and the series Civil Case Files, ca. 1952 - ca. 2004 for the U.S. District Court of Nevada, Las Vegas Term in the Records of U.S. District Courts (Record Group 21). These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at Riverside (RW-RS) at riverside.archives@nara.gov for information about and access to these records.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RW-RS. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          Please review these additional records related to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. Las Vegas Term in the Catalog. More information about Judicial Records at the National Archives, including federal district court records, is available on NARA’s website.


          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!