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A Guide to the Effie Knowles Case Records

Finding aid prepared by John R. Nemmers

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
August 2004


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Knowles, Effie
Title: Effie Knowles Case Records
Dates: 1936-1978
Abstract: Case records related to The Seminole Indians of Florida v. The United States before the Indian Claims Commission. Specifically, these records pertain to a 1976 petition for attorney fees to be awarded to Effie Knowles.
Extent: 1 Linear feet. 2 Boxes.
Identification: MS 146
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Effie Knowles began her practice of law in 1926. For a period of 19 years, beginning in 1934, she served as an attorney in the Department of Justice. She returned to private practice in 1953 in Miami, and served as an attorney for the Seminole Tribe of Florida for over 20 years, beginning in 1955.


Scope and Content

Case records related to The Seminole Indians of Florida v. The United States before the Indian Claims Commission. Specifically, these records pertain to a 1976 petition for attorney fees to be awarded to Effie Knowles. The majority of the files contain exhibits submitted by Knowles supporting her petition for fees to be awarded for legal services rendered from 1955 until 1976. Much of the services rendered, as is represented by the exhibit documents, involved research of the Seminole Indians of Florida, in particular Florida land and land use. In addition to the petition exhibit files, the collection also includes material related to a motion to dismiss appeal before the U.S. Court of Claims, correspondence with other attorneys, and statements before the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs. The majority of the records in this collection are photocopies of originals.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Effie Knowles Case Records, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Box
1 Assignment of Fees Agreements (Various), 1958-1977
1 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibits 1-4, Petition for Attorney's Fees, 1945-1967
1 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 5, Petition for Attorney's Fees, n.d.
1 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibits 6-24, Petition for Attorney's Fees, 1938-1978
1 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 25, Petition for Attorney's Fees, n.d. (ca. 1976)
1 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 26, Petition for Attorney's Fees, n.d.
1 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibits 27-28, Petition for Attorney's Fees, 1949-1976
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 29A, Petition for Attorney's Fees, 1967
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 29B, Petition for Attorney's Fees, 1970
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 30, Petition for Attorney's Fees, n.d.
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 31, Petition for Attorney's Fees, n.d.
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 31A, Petition for Attorney's Fees, n.d.
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 32, Petition for Attorney's Fees, 1964
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 33, Petition for Attorney's Fees, 1965
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 34, Petition for Attorney's Fees, 1968
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 35, Petition for Attorney's Fees, n.d.
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 38, Petition for Attorney's Fees, n.d.
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 39, Petition for Attorney's Fees, 1968-1969
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 40, Petition for Attorney's Fees, 1969
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 42, Petition for Attorney's Fees, n.d.
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 43, Petition for Attorney's Fees, 1938
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Exhibit 44, Petition for Attorney's Fees, n.d.
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Index to Exhibits - Petition for Attorney's Fees, 1936-1978
2 Indian Claims Commission: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Petition and Motion Regarding Attorney's Fees, 1976-1978
2 Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs: Statement of Sonosky, Marvin J., Attorney for Seminoles, 1978
2 Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs: Statement of Tommie, Howard, Tribal Chairman, 1978
2 U.S. Court of Claims: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Motion to Dismiss Appeal, 1977
2 U.S. Court of Claims: Seminole Indians of Florida vs. U.S.: Response to Motion to Dismiss Appeal, 1955-1976
2 Waybright, Roger J., Attorney for the Seminole Indians of Florida - Correspondence, 1955-1957

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Seminole Indians
Seminole Indians--Claims
United States. Indian Claims Commission



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