ABOUT THE SOCIETY HISTORY OF THE COURT PUBLICATIONS BECOME A MEMBER BOARD MEMBERS PHOTO ARCHIVE
 

President Reagan signs the legislation authorizing the creation of the Federal Circuit, the Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1982, in a Rose Garden ceremony on April 2, 1982.

The Federal Circuit Historical Society was established in 1999 for the purpose of expanding public awareness of the history and heritage of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

A few of the current projects underway are:

  • Recording oral histories to preserve the history of the court in the actual words of the judges and other individuals who are part of the story. The Society assembles and conducts audio and video interview of the judges. It publishes transcripts of the oral histories which could be made available to researchers, and will continue to conduct interviews of all of the judges of the Court.
  • Helping to preserve documents, records, data, and other significant information about the Federal Circuit, including items that are of national significance, such as the papers, articles, and speeches of all judges of the Court.
  • Using the Society’s website and other means to publish documents, recordings, and other information of historical significance about the Federal Circuit.
  • Collecting or acquiring, through gift or loan, or by purchase, documents, recordings, or objects of historical significance concerning the Federal Circuit, and incorporating them into continuing displays and educational exhibits in the Howard T. Markey National Courts Building or elsewhere.
  • Publishing an annual journal of historical articles about the court.
As a member, you will:
  • Support the activities of the Society.
  • Be invited to periodic meetings and educational events held by the Society.
  • Be entitled to attend the Society’s annual meeting.
  • As the Society expands, receive mailings and written publications.
In addition to its courthouse in the National Courts Building, completed in 1967, the Federal Circuit occupies the Tayloe House, the former Cosmos Club (now the Federal Circuit Annex), and the adjacent Dolley Madison House on Lafayette Square, which was built in 1820.

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THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, c/o FINNEGAN HENDERSON,
901 NEW YORK AVENUE, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001-4413