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Bootlegging Court records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0188

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of one ledger containing court records of cases relating to bootlegging and illegal distillery operations. Although one of the crimes took place in north Alabama, there is no indication of where other crimes took place or where these cases were prosecuted.

Dates

  • 1871-1881

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical/Historical note

Bootlegging is the business of transportating goods that are deemed to be illegal or illegal to transport. Transporting alcohol in the 1920s and 1930s during the Prohibition-era was considered to be bootlegging.

Extent

0.075 Linear Feet (1 item)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

One ledger containing court records of cases relating to bootlegging and illegal distillery operations.

Provenance

Purchased from Cather and Brown Books, 1991

Processed By

Paul Musselman and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2006; updated by Andrew Harris, 2012

Source

Title
Guide to the Bootlegging Court records
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
May 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500