University of Arizona

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are now welcome to visit Special Collections without an appointment from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. 

Special Collections will close at 12 pm on Monday, December 5th for the event Satellites: bringing an astronomy archive to the stage.

Docket of Preliminary Hearings

Page from Docket of Preliminary Hearings

Louis C. Hughes, (1844-1915) was an Arizona pioneer, lawyer, newspaper publisher, and politician. Hughes established the Arizona Daily Star in 1877, publishing until his death in 1915. He served as district attorney, probate judge, attorney general for Arizona, U.S. Court Commissioner, member and secretary to the Board of World's Fair Commissioners of Arizona, Governor of Arizona, 1893-1896, and chancellor of the Board of Regents, 1897-1898.

This collection includes a holograph docket of preliminary hearings held before L.C. Hughes as U.S. Commissioner, and various other records pertaining to the District Court in which he served, covering the period February 4, 1887 to January 5, 1889.