Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

California Trail Court Records Collection

California Trail Court Records Collection


This collection consist of Historical California Court Records.  Stanford Law School Library received these records as of the Judicial Council of California, Improvement in Records Management Systems in California’s Trial and Appellate Courts (Cal. R. Of Ct.10.855) ruling.  Where individual institutions can serve as caretaker of Historical Trail Court Records.  When originating County Court Clerk are ready to disposable trails’ records they must give Sixty days’ notice of plan destruction.  A list of acceptable institutions can request to transfer of the Court’s records to the new hosting organization.  Stanford Law School started to collect these records in 1964 under Professor Lawrence M. Friedman, who accepted San Bernardino County’s records for research purposes.  Stanford Law School continue to accept historical court records from various counties’ court. 

Finding Aid prepared by:

Robert Crown Law Library 
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 
Phone: 650.723.2465
 Fax: 650.725.0253