Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Crook County Records Inventory
Circuit Court Case Files
Series documents cases heard before the circuit courts and the U.S. district courts. U.S. district courts were administered by the federal government during the territorial period and subsequently replaced by the circuit courts upon statehood in 1859. Case files include exhibits, transcripts, indexes, and legal documents such as indictments, subpoenas, fee bills, articles of agreement, bonds, summons, executions, petitions, and injunctions. The case files document civil and criminal actions such as debt, theft, divorce, land claims, arson, murder, rape, assault and battery, and boundary conflicts. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Exhibits [includes primarily bank, insurance policy, and business journals, registers, and ledgers related to various cases], 1910-1933 (24 volumes).
Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Index to Files [indexes circuit court, county court, probate, and road case files], vol. 1, ca.1882-ca.1921 (1 volume);
J.H. Haner vs. Crook County [Circuit Court Case Records], no. 2086, n.d. (5 volumes);
Old State Cases [Circuit Court Criminal Case Files], 1909-1917 (.30 cu.ft.);
Register Circuit Court [with index-also indexes case files], 1882-1891 (1 volume);
State Cases [Circuit Court Criminal Case Files], 1913-1919 (.20 cu.ft.);
Suits [Circuit Court Case Index], ca.1891-1912 (1 volume).
Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Trial Court Downstairs Vault:
Circuit Court Aperture Cards [Case Files], no. 5676-13440, 1953-1982 (8 feet of aperture cards);
[Circuit Court Case Files-with gaps and overlaps], no. 4169-4218, 1933-1934 (1 cu.ft.); no. 4294-4410, 1936-1939 (1.25 cu.ft.); no. 4558-4883, 1941-1947 (3 cu.ft.);
[Circuit Court Case Files-with gaps], no. 1-155, 1883-1886 (1.50 cu.ft.); no. 5618-13967, 1952-1983 (ca.130 cu.ft.);
Miscl. [includes miscellaneous circuit court orders, and motions-title varies], 1977-1978 (2 feet of aperture cards).
Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
Circuit Court Register [with index-also indexes case files], vol. 2-13, 1891-1983 (2.50 inches of microfilm jackets);
Circuit Registers/Actions [with index-also indexes case files], 1983-1985 (.50 inches of microfilm jackets).
Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Circuit Court Case Files], no. 4558-6174, 1941-ca.1956 (7 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Trial Court Storage Cage:
Assorted Circuit Court Files [Case-with gaps], no. 2279-7227, 1907-1963 (1 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Dupe Cards [Case Files-duplicates], no. 5676-12059, 1953-1980 (7 feet of aperture cards);
Circuit Court Judgment Rolls [includes other circuit court case files-with gaps], no. 156-4750, 1886-1944 (51 cu.ft.);
Civil Files [Circuit Court Case Files-includes other circuit court case files], no. 4884-5617, 1948-1953 (8 cu.ft.); no. 7486-7575, 1965 (1.25 cu.ft.).