The Court Historical Society was formed in 1993 and adopted the mission of compiling and preserving the history of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
The Society has approximately 200 members throughout the Eastern District, mainly lawyers who practice in this court, but membership is open to all who have an interest in the Society's work.
The Society has compiled numerous oral histories; it has collected artifacts related to the court's work, and several of these are on display in each division; and it commissioned the writing of the court's history, which has been published in a book titled Justice in the Valley.
You may learn more about the Society by contacting Executive Director Don K. Ferguson at (865) 545-4234, Ext. 2222, or by writing to him at the Howard H. Baker United States Courthouse, 800 Market Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902.