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Guide to the Bootlegging Court records MSS.0188

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

May 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-12-06T20:23-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2012
Collection Title:

Bootlegging Court records

Unit ID:

MSS.0188

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 item)

Dates:

1871-1881

Abstract:

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.

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.

Processing Information:

Processed By

Paul Musselman and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2006

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from Cather and Brown Books, 1991

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

Processed by

Unknown; updated by Andrew Harris, 2012

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.

Source(s)

Alabama (localbroad)

Criminal justice, Administration of -- Alabama (lcsh)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Legal documents (aat)

Sports, Recreation and Leisure (localbroad)

Court Records Box 3362