To preserve and promote knowledge of the history of the development of the law in the Tenth Circuit and the judges and notable lawyers who have served in the Circuit.


To promote awareness of federal courts in the Tenth Circuit, their function and history by:

  • Assisting in the preservation of items of historical significance, including the Byron White Collection
  • Assisting in the collection of materials related to court history
  • Presenting programs at state bar association meetings
  • Sponsoring programs and lectures in the courthouse
  • Delivering presentations at local schools
  • Planning sessions at the biennial Tenth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Supporting publication of articles about the development of federal courts
    • histories of specific events or cases
    • biographies or oral histories of judges and distinguished lawyers
  • Developing permanent or traveling exhibits


The Society was formed as a non-profit Colorado corporation in 2003 and qualifies under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as an educational and charitable organization. Contributions, including membership dues, are tax-deductible.

The Society invites readers of this website to join, contribute ideas and information, and participate in Society activities.

Related organizations

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Federal Judicial Center - education and research agency for the federal courts

United States Supreme Court Historical Society

The Historical Society of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Eighth Circuit Historical Society

Ninth Circuit Historical Society

The Eleventh Circuit Historical Society

The Federal Circuit Historical Society

Historical Society of the District of Columbia