Research Materials 

 

U.S. MARSHALS BOOKS

The following is a list of books that are either in whole or part about U.S. Marshals and or Deputy U. S. Marshals. This is by no means a complete list. The rest of the page are places and items to use in research.

 

AUTHOR

TITLE

Adams, Ramon F. Six Gun and Saddle Leather
Asfar Outlaws and Lawman of the West Vol. II
Ball, Larry United States Marshals of Arizona & New Mexico
Ball, Larry Desert Lawman
Bell, Bob The Illustrated Life & Times of Wyatt Earp
Atichinson After The Moonshinner
Berkman, Ted My Prisoner
Bossenecker, John Badge and Buckshot
Bond, Ervin Percy Bowden
Brady, Paul L. The Black Badge: Deputy United States Marshal Bass Reeves
Brayer, Herbert O. Range Murder
Breihan, Carl W. Great Lawman of the West
Breihan, Carl W. Lawman & Robbers
Browing, James A. Violence was no Stranger
Bryant, Will Great American Guns And Frontier Fighters
Burchardt, Bill Black Marshal
Burrows, Charles Differing Opinions
Burt, Olive W. American Murder Ballads and Their Stories
Burton, Art Black Red & Deadly
Cain, Del Lawmen of the Old West  (The Good Guys)
Calhoun, Frederick S. The Lawman
Canton, Frank Frontier Trails
Cantwell, Bert A History of the U.S. Marshal in the District of Kansas
Carlson, Chip Joe Lefors
Carlson, Chip Killing Men is My Specialty
Convis, Charles L. Lawmen ,  True Tales of the Old West Vol #14
Corcoran, Bitter Harvest
Chaput, Don Virgil Earp
Chaput, Don Dr. Goodfellow
Chenoweth, James H. Down Darkness Wide
Croy, Homer He Hung Them High
Croy, Homer Trigger Marshal, The Story of Chris Madsen
Crichton, Kyle S.

Law and Order, "The Life of Elfego Baca"

Cruthcher, T.P. SPURRIER: Among the wildcats & Moonshiners
Cummings, Federal Justice

Cunningham, Eugene

Triggernometry
Darrow, Mary Ann From Mainsprings To Steel Bars
DeArment, Robert K. Alias Frank Canton
DeArment, Robert K. George Scarborough
DeArment, Robert K. Outlaws and Lawmen of the Old West: Best of NOLA.      
Dodge City Dodge City Lawman
Dunan, Andrew J./ Dennis McBride Building Hoover Dam
Earley, Pete & Gerald Shur Witsec      
Earson Gun Fighters Moon
Eaton, Frank Pistol Pete
Eaton, Frank Campfire
Ellison, Robert Territorial Lawmen of Nevada Vol # 1
Emery, Court of the Dammed
Ernst, Robert & Stumpf, George Deadly Affrays:  Violent Deaths of the United States Marshals Service 1789 -2004
Etulain, Richard W.  With Badges & Bullets
Farris, David A. Oklahoma Outlaw Tales
Frey, Elnora Atlas of Wyoming Outlaws
Gard, Wayne Frontier Justice
Garves, Richard S. Oklahoma Outlaws
Green, Michael United State Marshals Service
Haines, J.D. M.D. Wiley G. Haines - Frontier U.S. Deputy Marshal
Haley, J. Evetts Jeff Milton "A Good Man with a Gun"
Hanes, Bailey C. Law and Outlaws            
Hanson, Margaret Power River Country
Harrington, Hanging Judge
Harrington, Marie On The Trail of Forgotten People
Harris, Wesley Neither Fear Nor Favor
Henderson, Dee The Guardian
Henry, Will I, Tom Horn
Herman, S. W. Hell on the Border
Herring, Ed Sam Baker, Winston County Gunfighter
Herring, Ed Malice, Murder, Mayhem
Holbrook, Stewart H. Wyatt Earp, U.S. Marshal
Holland, Thomas R. Oklahombres Revisited
Hooker, Born out of Season
Horan, James D. Across the Cimarron
Huffines, Alan A Pilgrim Shadow
Hunt, William Distant Justice
Johnson, Famous Lawmen of the Old West
Jones, W.F. Experiences of a Deputy U.S. Marshal
Jordan, Frontier Law and Order
Katz, William Black Indians
Katz, William The Black West
Katz, William Black People Who Made the Old West
Katz, William Eyewitness
Keller Seith Bullock
Krakel, Dean Saga of Tom Horn
Lake, Stuart N. Wyatt Earp, Frontier Marshal
Lavergne, Gary M. Bad Boy From Rosebud
LeFors, Joe Wyoming Peace Officer
MacDonald, A. B. Hands Up
MacPherson / MacLaren Outlaws and Lawmen of the West Vol. # 1
Masterson, W. B. (Bat) Famous Gun Fighters of the Western Frontier
May, Robin Gunfighters
McBride, Arvil Evaders
McBride, Dennis In the Beginning
McCarty, The Gunfighters
McCarty, John H. Reminiscences
McCullough, Harrell Selden Lindsey
McKelvie, Martha Lawman of the West
McKennon, C. H. Iron Men
Marohn, Richard C. The Last Gunfighter 
Medaris, Gene North Country Marshal
Meeks, Bonnie Heck Thomas, My Papa
Miller, Nyle H. and  Snell, Joseph W. Why the West was Wild
Miller, Nyle H. and  Snell, Joseph W. Great Gunfighters of the Kansas Cow Towns 1867 - 1886
Miller, Nyle H.  Kansas Frontier Peace Officers before TV
Miller The Silent Agent
Miller, Floyd Bill Tilghman, Marshal of the Last Frontier
Miller, Rick Sam Bass & Gang
Miller, Wilber R. Revenuers and Moonshiners
Nix, E. D. Oklahombres
Odom, Tony History of The United States Marshals Service
O'Neal, Bill Encyclopedia of Western Gunfighters
O'Neal, Bill Cattleman and Sheepherders
Owens, Ron Oklahoma Heroes
Peck, Henry L. The Proud Heritage of LeFlore County
Pence, Mary Lou The Story of a Frontier Lawman ( N. K. Boswell)
Pexton, John Pages from Converse County Past (Frank Wolcott)
Poe, Sophie Buckboard Days
Prassel, Frank The Western Peace Officer
Ramsland, Katherine The U.S. Marshals: The Long Arm of the Law
Reynolds, Bill Troubles in New Mexico   Vol. #1
Reynolds, Bill Troubles in New Mexico   Vol. #2
Reynolds, Bill Troubles in New Mexico   Vol. # 3
Rockwell, Wilson Memoirs of a Lawman
Rosa, Joe Gun Law
Rosa, Joe The Gunfighter, Man or Myth
Rosa, Joe The Vengeance of Frank Eaton
Rosa, Joe Age of the Gunfighter
Sabbac, Robert Too Tough to Die
Sacks, B. Arizona's Angry Man
Schoenderger, Dale The Gunfighters
Samuelson, Nancy B. Shoot from the Lip
Sherrard, Ray and   Stumpf, George Badges of the U.S. Marshals
Shirley, Glenn Gunfight at Ingalls
Shirley, Glenn Purple Sage
Shirley, Glenn Buckskin and Spurs
Shirley, Glenn Guardian of the Law
Shirley, Glenn Heck Thomas, Frontier Marshal
Shirley, Glenn Law West of Fort Smith
Shirley, Glenn Red Yesterdays
Shirley, Glenn Shotgun for Hire
Shirley, Glenn Six Gun and Silver Star
Shirley, Glenn Thirteen Days of Terror
Shirley, Glenn The Fourth Guardsman
Shirley, Glenn Toughest of them All
Shirley, Glenn West of Hell's Fringe
Speer, Bonnie The Killing of Ned Christie
Speer, Bonnie Portrait of a Lawman, U.S. Deputy Marshal Heck Thomas
Sommers, Robin History of The United States Marshals
Sonnichsen, C. L. Roy Bean, Law West of the Pecos
Strong, My Frontier Days & Indian Fights on the N.P.
Stroud, Carsten Deadly Force in the Street with U.S. Marshals
St. Luke Church 100 years of Worship
Tilghman, Zoa Marshal of the Frontier
Torres, Donald Handbook of Federal Police and Investigative Agencies
US Marshal Service  Marshal
US Marshal Service Index of U.S. Marshals 1789 to 1960
US Marshal Service Index of U.S. Marshals 1789 to Present (1992)
US Marshal Service Index of U.S. Marshals 1789 to Present (1994)
Utley, Robert M. Billy The Kid
Victor, Rae Anna Century of Honor, Excellence and Valor in Washington Law Enfor.
Van Eaton, Frank Hell on the Border
Ward, Ronnie J. "Catch  'Em Alive" Jack Abernathy
West, C. W. Outlaws and Peace Officers of Indian Territory
White, Dale Fast Draw Tilghman
White, Virgil D. Index of U.S. Marshals 1789-1960
Wilbanks, William Forgotten Heroes, Alaska
William, Gerald The Alaska State Troopers
Wheeler, Richard S. Masterson

 

ARTICLES

"We rode with Our Lives in Our Hands: Deputy U.S.  Marshals of Indian Territory"
By Juliet L. Golanska, US Park Service Historian

 

RESEARCH MATERIAL


National Archives 

Record Group 21       -      Records of District Courts of the United States  

Record Group 26       -      Records of U.S. Coast Guard

                      26.3       -       Records of the Revenue Cutter Service 1790 -1915) 

                   26.3.1       -       General Records

Record Group 29       -       Records of the Bureau of Census

                    29.02        -      Administrative Records of the Census Office

                                              1790 to 1870

                  29.2.1        -        Records of the 4th to 9th Census

Record Group 60       -      General Records of Department of Justice

                                            1. Appointment Clerk Records on U.S. Marshals

                                             2. Division of Accounts on U.S. Marshals

                                             3. Letters from U.S. Marshals to Attorney General

Record Group  87    -         Records of the United States Secret Service

Record Group 94                Records of the Adjutant Generals Office

Record Group 118     -       Records of the U.S. Attorneys (formerly United States Marshals)                                                                

                                              From 1821 to 1980  There is 4,687 cu. ft.  

Record Group 206      -       Records of The Solicitor of the Treasury

Record Group 217       -      Accounting Offices of the Department of the Record Group 217

                   217.6.3       -      Records of the Judiciary Division 

                    217.10              5th Auditor

                                               Record of payments made to U.S. Marshals , Deputy U.S. Marshals,

                                              Special Deputy's, Office Deputy's etc. 1801 to 1920   1,043 Lin. FT.

                   217.10.1     -      General Records

Record Group 527        -     Records of the United States Marshals Service. 


1845-1950

Table of Contents

bullet 527.1 Administrative History
bullet 527.2 Records of U.S. Marshals, Southern Judicial District of Alabama 1885-1923
bullet 527.3 Records of U.S. Marshals, Arizona Judicial District 1875-1923
bullet 527.4 Records of U.S. Marshals, Northern Judicial District of California 1874-1919
bullet 527.5 Records of U.S. Marshals, Southern Judicial District of Florida 1890-1927
bullet 527.6 Records of U.S. Marshals, Southern Judicial District of Indiana 1893-1915
bullet 527.7 Records of U.S. Marshals, Kansas Judicial District 1864-1918
bullet 527.8 Records of U.S. Marshals, Western Judicial District of Missouri 1879-83
bullet 527.9 Records of U.S. Marshals, Nevada Judicial District 1939-50
bullet 527.10 Records of U.S. Marshals, Southern Judicial District of New York 1845-52, 1868
bullet 527.11 Records of U.S. Marshals, South Dakota Judicial District 1893-1906
bullet 527.12 Records of U.S. Marshals, Wyoming Judicial District 1873-99
bullet 527.13 Records of U.S. Marshals, United States Court for China 1935-41

527.1 Administrative History

Established: The position of U.S. Marshal was established by Section 27 of the Judiciary Act of 1789 (1 Stat. 87), September 24, 1789, authorizing the appointment of one Marshal for each Federal judicial district. The Executive Office for United States Marshals (EOUSM) was the first organization to supervise U.S. Marshals nationwide. EOUSM was established, effective December 17, 1956, by announcement of Deputy Attorney General William P. Rogers, November 30, 1956. It functioned under the Office of the Deputy Attorney General until November 28, 1967, when it was transferred to the Administrative Division by DOJ Order 386-67, same date. It continued in that division until May 12, 1969, when it was superseded by the Office of the Director, United States Marshals Service. The United States Marshals Service was established in the Department of Justice by DOJ Order 415-69, May 12, 1969. USMS records include those of the Office of the Director, USMS, and those of USMS district and sub district offices located in the various Federal judicial districts.

Functions: Each U.S. Marshal is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The duties of each U.S. Marshal and, by delegation, of each deputy U.S. Marshal, include protecting the Federal court's) in their judicial district, together with court officials and trial participants; investigating and apprehending fugitives from Federal justice; ensuring the safety of endangered Government witnesses; maintaining custody of, and transporting, Federal prisoners; executing court orders and arrest warrants; managing, and disposing of, property forfeited to the Government by drug traffickers and other criminals; and responding to such emergency situations as civil disturbances and terrorist incidents.

Related Records:
Records of United States Attorneys, RG 118 (formerly Records of United States Attorneys and Marshals, RG 118).
Records of District Courts of the United States, RG 21.
General Records of the Department of Justice, RG 60.
 

527.2 Records of U.S. Marshals, Southern Judicial District of Alabama
1885-1923
 

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Letters sent, 1885-87. Subject files, 1907-23.

527.3 Records of U.S. Marshals, Arizona Judicial District
1875-1923
 

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Letters sent, 1901-04. Correspondence relating to Indian cases, 1917-23. Appointments and oaths of U.S. Marshals and Deputy Marshals, 1875-1912.

 

527.4 Records of U.S. Marshals, Northern Judicial District of California
1874-1919

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Correspondence relating to significant cases, 1874-1919.

 

527.5 Records of U.S. Marshals, Southern Judicial District of Florida
1890-1927

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of the Deputy U.S. Marshal, Key West Division, including letters sent, 1921-26; letters received, 1907-26; and fiscal records consisting of a cash book, 1890-1904, and an expense ledger, 1921-27.

 

527.6 Records of U.S. Marshals, Southern Judicial District of Indiana
1893-1915

Textual Records (in Chicago): Letters sent, 1897-1908. Letters received, 1893-1910. Correspondence relating to Chinese immigration cases, 1905-15.

527.7 Records of U.S. Marshals, Kansas Judicial District
1864-1918
 

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Records of U.S. Marshals, Kansas Judicial District, including records of appointment, 1867- 94; docket books, 1874-1908; and records (15 ft.) concerning issuances to German aliens of residency, transit, and employment permits, 1917-18. Records of U.S. Marshals, First Division, Kansas Judicial District, including letters sent, 1901-12; letters received, 1864-1918 (with gaps); and docket books, 1874- 88.

527.8 Records of U.S. Marshals, Western Judicial District of Missouri
1879-83

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Expenditure records, 1879-83.

527.9 Records of U.S. Marshals, Nevada Judicial District
1939-50

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Daily dairies, 1939-50.

527.10 Records of U.S. Marshals, Southern Judicial District of New York
1845-52, 1868

Textual Records (in New York): Letters received, 1845-48, 1868. Orders received, 1848-52.

527.11 Records of U.S. Marshals, South Dakota Judicial District
1893-1906
 

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Letters sent, 1893-1906.

527.12 Records of U.S. Marshals, Wyoming Judicial District
1873-99
 

Textual Records (in Denver): Abstracts of compensation to witnesses, petit jurors, and grand jurors, 1875. U.S. Marshal's civil docket, 1878-93, and criminal docket, 1879-93. Marshal's ledgers, 1887-99. Record of public funds, 1890-96. Description and history of convicts in the U.S. penitentiary of Laramie City, Wyoming, 1873-92. Register of writs, 1879-96.

 

527.13 Records of U.S. Marshals, United States Court for China
1935-41
 

Textual Records: Case files relating to investigations involving U.S. citizens in China, 1935-41.

U.S. Marshals Day Books from Different Districts; approx 40 books.

Letters to the Attorney General of the United States from U.S. Marshals.


United States Marshals Service 

History on Establishing the Official Seal of the United States Marshals Service by Attorney General's Order 407-68.  Dated 12/11/68

Photos of Different Marshals and Deputies.

Have some District Histories. (Not all)


U.S. Park Service,  Ft. Smith, AR

U.S. Marshals Index by Angie Carter & Jim Simms

Payments made to Deputy U.S. Marshals from 3/22/1882 to 5/31/1883 from the Collection of Fadjo Cravens Jr.

Deputies Buried at Oak Cemetery

U.S. Marshal Boles Day Book 3/22/1882 to 5/31/1883

Oaths of Office of U.S. Marshals and Deputy Marshals


Ft. Smith, AR.  Newspapers

Court Operations Fort Smith Herald Different years

Court Operations Fort Smith Elevator Different Years (they talk about Deputies in Court and Deputies coming to town and leaving town)

Record Group 21,  U.S. District Court Records, Western District of Arkansas,  entry 3W18A ,  Dec. 1992



Cordry,  Dee

The Outlaw and Lawman Map of Oklahoma Dated 1989

 

Rankin, Joseph   

Rankin's Diary, Territory of Wyoming


National Association of Deputy U.S. Marshals

DUSM News ,dated 1942 to 1970

NADUSM Directory's 1951 and 1956


Department of Justice

Register of Department of Justice (year)
(One book for each year from 1888 to Present
Not every year printed)
( Books can be found at Libraries)

Annual Report of the Attorney General
(Starting 1870 thru Present, not all years have Marshals &
Deputies listed)

Department of Justice Bulletins " U.S. Marshal"
Dated from 1940's thru 1960's

 

U.S. Marshals Museum  (records currently unavailable, museum items in storage) 

U.S. Marshal Day Books of Montana

U.S. Marshal Day Books of Idaho

U.S. Marshal Day Books of Arizona

U.S. Marshal Day Books of Missouri.

 

District of Wyoming Courts

Court Docket Books

Book of Grand Jury Subpoenas


University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

Records and Photos of U.S. Marshals and Deputy  U.S. Marshals of OT, IT, Okla. and Arkansas

40 rolls of Micro film on Indian Pioneer Papers History


Denver Public Library, Denver, CO 

Marshals and Deputies of the Old West.

 

Wyoming State Library 

Depository of Federal Books for each branch of the Federal Government. Has list of Marshals, Deputy's and other related items.



University of Kansas

Has a section on history of Lawmen and outlaws.

 

Web Sites

www.lexisnexis.com/academic/guides/jurisprudence/attorney_general/ag7184.htm

 

MAGAZINES

True West

Different Issues

"Was Wyatt Earp Really A Deputy U.S. Marshal" By Gary Roberts Jan-Feb 1961 issue.

"Wyatt Earp Cleared of Fix" By Wyatt Earp Nov 1982 issue



Wild West 

Different Issues


Oklahombres

Different Issues

The Oklahombres Trail Guide

Oklahombres Address:
4611 Koerner Rd.
Piedmont, OK. 73078

Oklahoma State Trooper Magazine

Most  issue since 1996 - 2004  (4 a year) have an article on U.S. Marshals or Deputy U.S. Marshals in Oklahoma or Indiana Territory.

National Association For Outlaw and Lawman History, Inc. 

Different Issues

NOLA Address:
RR2 Box 148-A
932 East Main Street
Yorktown, TX 78164-9538

 

Western Outlaw-Lawman History Association Inc. 

Different Issues

WOLA Address
P.O. Box 70
Hillsboro, OR. 97123

Manuscript File

William R. Schnitger
Western History Research Center University of Wyoming

Frank Canton
Western History Research Center University of Wyoming

Thomas Jefferson Carr
Western History Research Center University of Wyoming

Joseph LeFors
Western History Research Center University of Wyoming

Nathaniel K. Boswell
Western History Research Center University of Wyoming

BOOK STORES WITH LAWMAN BOOKS

New, Used, Hard to find books on Lawman and Outlaws. May not have them when you call, But you can be put on a list and when they get them you will be notified.

T.A. SWINFORD, Bookerseller, Inc.
703 E. Western
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone 623-925-5445

e-mail tasbooks@extremezone.com

PAHASKA BOOKS
8436 Samra Drive
West Hills, CA 91304
Phone 818-348-9795

THE EARLY WEST
Box 9292
College Station, TX 77842
Phone 1-800-245-5841

OLD WEST BOOK ROUNDUP 
Young & Sons Enterprises
P.O. Box 759
Apache, OK 73006
Phone: 580-588-2093
www.oldwestbookroundup.com
e-mail: ryoung9583@aol.com

THE MOORE LIBRARY
P.O. Box 12158
Tallahassee, FL. 32317

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE
814 S. First Street
Hamilton, MT. 59840
Phone 406-375-9334

BURKWOOD BOOKS
Box 172
Urbana, IL 61803
Phone: 217-344-1419

EMMETT HARRINGTON
Fine Books
251 Post Street, Suite 312
San Francisco, CA. 94108
Phone:  415-646-0060
FAX: 415-646-0070
E-Mail: emmettbook@aol.com

Gene W. Baad
Books on The West
824 Lynnwood Ave NE
Renton, WA. 98056-3805
Phone 425-271-6481
E-mail bookwest@eskimo.com

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This information compiled by:

George Stumpf
P.O. Box Box 311
Cheyenne, WY. 82003
Updated: 03/05/2006




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