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, Dan

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

Atkinson, George

After The Moonshiner

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, James

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, Homer

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, J. Gladston

Court of the Dammed

Ernst, Robert & George Stumpf

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, Fred

Hanging Judge

Harrington, Marie

On The Trail of Forgoton 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, Mayham

Holbrook, Stewart H.

Wyatt Earp, U.S. Marshal

Holland, Thomas R.

Oklahombres Revisited

Hooker, Ralph

Born out of Season

Horan, James D.

Across the Cimarron

Huffines, Alan

A Pilgrim Shadow

Hunt, William

Distant Justice

Johnson, Dorothy

Famous Lawmen of the Old West

Jones, W.F.

Experiences of a Deputy U.S. Marshal

Jordan, Philip

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, Kenneth

Seth 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, Lea

The Gunfighters

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, 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 Hip

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, Henry

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

Centery of Honor, Elcellence and Valor in Washington Law Enfor.

Van Eaton, Frank

Hell on the Border

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 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 1790-1870

                    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

527.1 Administrative History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 subdistrict 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 

Dave Turk, Historian, US Marshal Service, Information on U.S. Marshals and Deputies.

           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

 


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

www.oklahombres.org

 

Oklahoma State Trooper Magazine

Most issues since 1996  (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.  and the Western Outlaw-Lawman History Association Inc. 

These organizations joined to create the Wild West History Association.

www.wildwesthistory.org

 

           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.

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PAHASKA BOOKS
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    Phone 818-348-9795

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

OLD WEST BOOK ROUNDUP 
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    P.O. Box 759
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    Phone: 580-588-2093
    www.oldwestbookroundup.com
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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
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Gene W. Baad
    Books on The West
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    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
09/29/2005