RG 008 Attorney General

    Although Iowa had an Attorney of the Territory appointed by the president in 1838; the State Constitution of 1846 did not provide for an Attorney General. The Office was established in January 1853. The earliest surviving records from the Attorney General in the Archives date from the 1860s. The following is a partial list of the records in our holdings. A complete list of the record series is available at the Research Center in Des Moines.

    GeneralDate Span
    Applications for Admission to the Bar 1902-1920
    Cases, Civil 1930-1949
    Cases, Criminal and Civil 1885-1925
    Cases, Criminal and Civil, Docket Sheets (Closed) 1974-1982
    Correspondence, Admissions to the Bar 1889-1923
    Correspondence, Appointments 1889-1908
    Correspondence, Cases, Criminal and Civil 1885-1925
    Correspondence, Corporations 1889-1924
    Correspondence, Court Cases 1888-1924
    Correspondence, Daily Files 1958-1960
    Correspondence, Executive 1957-1960, 1967-1986, 1991-1994
    Correspondence, Informal Legal with State Agencies 1970-1978
    Correspondence, Lands, Islands and Lake Beds 1889-1924
    Correspondence, Law Enforcement 1899-1923
    Correspondence, Legislative Liaison 1975-1977
    Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1889-1923, 1991-1994
    Correspondence, Requests for Opinions and Advice 1865-1923
    Correspondence, Subject Files 1991-1994
    Correspondence, Tax Cases 1939-1941
    Docket Books 1962-1987
    Letter Books 1895-1917
    Miscellaneous 1910-1923
    Opinions 1856-1900, 1973-1990
    Press Releases, Consumer Protection 1974-1978
    Reapportionment Files 1960s
    Reapportionment Cases 1972
    Register of Court Cases 1972
    Reports 1911-1923
    Supreme Court Dockets 1904-1913