Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society

Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society

The building where this historical society's main office is located holds a wealth of archival materials, including an extensive collection of judges' and attorneys' oral histories.

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society (NJCHS) was founded in 1985 to collect, preserve and present to the public the history of law in the western United States and the Pacific Islands and educates children and the general public about the judicial system, the rule of law, and other civic values.

The organization takes its name from the U.S. Courts for the Ninth Circuit, the court circuit that adjudicates federal law in nine western states and the Pacific Islands--Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.