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Brown v. Board of Education - Microfilm

Microfilm reel no. AR 1939

This microfilm contains documents from the case Oliver Brown, et al vs. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas as filed in U.S. District Court. These are federal records; the originals are held by the National Archives Central Plains Region (Kansas City, MO). This microfilm is not available through interlibrary loan. It is available for use in the reference room of the Center for Historical Research. The guide serves as a timeline of events in the historic court case.

1951

  • February
    • 28 - Complaint - 8 pages
  • March
    • 1 - Order - 1 page
    • 2 - Certificate of Service - 1 page
    • 5 - Order - 1 page
    • 5 - Certificate of Service - 1 page
    • 9 - Summons - 1 page
    • 9 - Order - 1 page
    • 22 - Notice of Amended Complaint - 1 page
    • 22 - Amended Complaint - 7 pages
  • April
    • 13 - Motion for Additional Time to Plead - 1 page
    • 16 - Order (granting additional time) - 1 page
  • May
    • 15 - Defendants' Motion for a More Definite Statement and to Strike - 4 pages
    • 16 - Affidavit of Service - 1 page
    • 22 - Certificate of Service - 1 page
    • 29 - Amendment to Paragraph Eight of the Amended Complaint - 1 page
  • June
    • 4 - Order - 2 pages
    • 5 - Certificate of Service - 1 page
    • 7 - Answer of Defendants to Amended Complaint as Amended in Paragraph 8 - 5 pages
    • 15 - Separate Answer of the State of Kansas - 3 pages
    • 18 - Certificate of Service - 2 pages
    • 20 - Subpoenas Issued - 1 page
    • 20 - Defendants' Request for Stipulation - 78 pages
    • 20 - Defendants' Supplemental Request for Stipulation - 12 pages
    • 22 - Praecipe for Subpoena - 1 page
    • 22 - Subpoenas Issued - 1 page
    • 22 - Requested Stipulation by Plaintiffs - 5 pages
    • 25 - Civil Subpoena - 1 page
    • 26 - Civil Subpoena - 1 page
    • 26 - Civil Subpoena - 1 page
    • 26 - Civil Subpoena - 1 page
    • 26 - Civil Subpoena - 1 page
    • 26 - Transcript of Proceedings - 11 pages
    • 26 - Civil Subpoena - 1 page
    • 26 - Civil Subpoena - 1 page
    • 26 - Civil Subpoena - 1 page
  • July
    • 23 - Proposed Findings of Fact - 2 pages
    • 23 - Table of Cases, Statutes and Other Authorities, Jurisdictional Statement, the Complaint, Summary of Argument, Argument - 31 pages
    • 23 - Brief of Defendants - 42 pages
    • 24 - Defendants' Requested Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law - 3 pages
  • August
    • 3 - Findings of Fact - 6 pages
    • 3 - Opinion of the Court (Huxman) - 11 pages
    • 3 - Final Decree - 2 pages
    • 27 - Order to Correct Final Record - 2 pages
  • October
    • 1 - Petition for Appeal - 2 pages
    • 1 - Assignment of Error and Prayer for Reversal - 3 pages
    • 1 - Order Allowing Appeal - 2 pages
    • 1 - Citation of Appeal - 1 page
    • 1 - Cost Bond - 2 pages
    • 1 - Basis of Jurisdiction on Appeal to Supreme Court x/Opinion of the Court - 24 pages
    • 1 - Statement Required by Paragraph 2 Rule 12 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States - 2 pages
    • 1 - Acknowledgement of Service - 1 page
    • 5 - Praecipe - 2 pages
    • 16 - Transcript of Proceedings June 25-26, 1951 - 284 pages
    • 30 - Pre-Trial Conference - 81 pages
  • November
    • 5 - Order Extending Time to File and Docket Record on Appeal in the Supreme Court of the United States - 1 page

1955

  • June
    • 30 - Mandate - 4 pages
  • August
    • 2 - Motion for Hearing on Formulation of Decree and Judgment - 2 pages
    • 25 - Order (for Hearing) - 1 page
  • September
    • 10 - Civil Subpoena - 1 page
  • October
    • 5 - Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs' Claims that Defendants have Failed to Meet Their Obligations under the Supreme Court's Ruling - 7 pages
    • 8 - Order (costs) - 1 page
    • 20 - Statement of Law - 12 pages
    • 28 - Opinion and Order - 5 pages

Exhibits

  • A - Map of School Districts - Oversized
  • B-1 - Description of School Boundaries for School Year 1955-1956 - 2 pages
  • C-1 - Preliminary Schedule of Enrollment in Topeka Public Schools for Grades Kindergarten through Sixth, September 9, 1955 - 4 pages
  • P - Minutes of Board of Education Meetings held: September 3, 1953, September 8, 1953, January 20, 1954, February 7, 1955, and February 23, 1955 as relates to the termination of segregation - 6 pages
  • Q - Minutes of Board of Education Meeting held January 19, 1955 as relates to termination of segregation - 2 pages
  • R - Article "Another Step in Intergration on Agenda for School Board," Topeka State Journal, January 18, 1955 - 1 page
  • S - Article "Segregation Advice Asked," Topeka Daily Capital, January 20, 1955 - 1 page
  • T - Article "Topekans Asked to Make De-Segregation Suggestions," January 20, 1955 - 1 page
  • U - Article "School Board Still Open to Suggestions," January 20, 1955 - 1 page
  • V - Article "De-Segregation a Major Topic of School Board," Topeka State Journal, February 5, 1955 - 1 page
  • W - Article "Board to Consider Integration Step," Topeka Daily Capital, February 7, 1955 - 1 page
  • X - Article "Board Takes Third Step in Integration," Topeka Daily Capital, February 8, 1955 - 1 page
  • Y - Article "Board 'Hesitant' to Condemn for New School East," Topeka State Journal, February 8, 1955 - 1 page

Opinions

  • Opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States, May 31, 1955 - 5 pages
  • Opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States, May 17, 1955 - 12 pages