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Brown vs. Board of Education, U.S. District Court, Topeka, Kansas, Civil Case T-316

Creator: United States. District Court (Kansas)

Date: 1951-1955

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: MICROFILM roll AR1939

Unit ID: 194479

Space Required/Quantity:

  • 1.00 Microfilm roll(s) (35mm)

Title (Main title): Brown vs. Board of Education, U.S. District Court, Topeka, Kansas, Civil Case T-316

Scope and Content

Scope and content: 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). Includes original complaint, orders, motions, briefs, and other court documents as well as some transcripts of proceedings, exhibits (including a map and other records related to Topeka school districts and boundaries, news articles, and Board of Education minutes), and two Supreme Court decisions.

Contents: Guide to microfilm reel no. AR 1939, by dates:

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

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

Locators:

No Locators Identified

Microfilm:

  • AR 1939: Oliver Brown, et. al., vs. Board of Education, Topeka, KS 1954-1954

Index Terms

Subjects

    United States. District Court (Kansas) -- Records and correspondence
    Topeka (Kan.). Board of Education -- Trials, litigation, etc.
    Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka
    School integration -- Kansas
    Segregation in education -- Kansas

Creators and Contributors


Agency Classification:

    Federal Agencies. Courts. District Court, U.S.. U.S. District Court of Kansas.