Trial Transcripts of the County of New York

Court of General Sessions 1883-1927


The Lloyd Sealy Library of John Jay College of Criminal Justice has 425 microfilm reels of typewritten trial transcripts of the New York Court of General Sessions located in the Special Collections Room. The transcripts are the complete proceedings of some 2700 criminal trials from the 1800s through the 1920s. These transcripts contain primary material important not only in the study of the interaction between persons accused of crimes and the criminal justice system but in the study of immigration patterns and urban development during this period.

Electronic index now available

TRANSCRIPTS OF THE COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS (1883-1927) Form worksheet for contributing additional information

For access to the collection, contact Prof. Ellen Belcher, Special Collections Librarian via e-mail at EBELCHER@JJAY.CUNY.EDU or by mail at the Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 899 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10019.


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Questions or comments can be directed to Ellen Belcher via e-mail at EBELCHER@JJAY.CUNY.EDU.

Last updated 3/16/04.