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Celebrated trials have long been of popular interest and in the 19th and early 20th centuries books and pamphlets containing full or partial trial transcripts were widely published.
Historic Trials (Transcripts & Accounts)
Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture
Includes historic American and foreign manuscripts, books, broadsheets, and periodicals from 1790-1920.
Search for a specific murder.
Making of Modern Law
Digital images of legal treatises on US and British law published(1800-1926), trials (1600-1926), and primary sources (1620-1926).
Newspapers are an excellent source for trials. See the 'News' tab of this guide for more.
Law Library Catalog
The Law Library has many accounts of murder in the KF section of texts in the basement.
Louisville Free Public Library
True crime is very popular at the public library, and it is easy to get a library card as a Louisville resident.
American state trials by
Call Number: KF 220.A54 1914
Publication Date: 1914-1936
A collection of the important and interesting criminal trials which have taken place in the United States.