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Stereoscope: The Journal of the Historical Society is published seasonally by the Society, recounting the proceedings of the Society, and often features in-depth articles about the Court's colorful past. Persons interested in submitting articles are invited to contact David Gass (616) 831-1717.
Volume 18 Issue 2 (Spring 2021)
The Gentleman Judge: Remembering the Hon. Benjamin F. Gibson
by Hugh W. Brenneman, Jr.

Volume 18 Issue 1 (Winter 2020)
A Lincoln Legacy: The History of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
by David Gardner Chardavoyne with Hugh W. Brenneman, Jr.

Volume 17 Issue 1 (Spring 2019)
Courts & Lawyers in Grand Rapids - A Look at the Early Years
by Thomas R. Dilley

Volume 16 Issue 1 (Fall 2018)
Solomon Withey's March 29, 1871 Commencement Address to the University of Michigan Law School
by David J. Gass

Volume 15 Issue 2 (Fall 2017)
The First Federal Court in Michigan, 1787 to 1836
by David G. Chardavoyne

Volume 15 Issue 1 (Summer 2017)
Claiming Their Place: Pioneering Women of the Law in the Western District of Michigan
by Ruth S. Stevens

Volume 14 Issue 1 (Spring 2016)
The Western District of Michigan, 1863 to 1900
Volume 13 Issue 1 (Spring 2015)
U.S. District Judge Richard Alan Enslen, 1931-2015

Volume 12 Issue 2 (Fall 2014)
The District of Michigan 1837-1863
by David J. Gass
Volume 12 Issue 1 (Spring 2014)
The Eastland Tragedy and The Western District of Michigan
by Bill Jack
Volume 11 Issue 4 (Winter 2013)
In Memoriam: Judge Wendell A. Miles
(April 17, 1916 - July 31, 2013)
Volume 11 Issue 3 (Fall 2013)
In Memoriam: Judge Albert J. Engel
(March 21, 1924 - April 5, 2013)
Volume 11 Issue 2 (Spring 2013)
The Law and Abraham Lincoln
by Richard Norton Smith
Volume 11 Issue 1 (Winter 2013)
150th Celebration of the Western District of Michigan - March 12, 2013
A Brief and Shining Moment: Abraham Lincoln and Latin America
by Patrick E. Mears
Volume 10 Issue 2 (Summer 2012)
Bull Moose Tracks in Marquette, Michigan. An Excerpt From Colonel Roosevelt, by Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Edmund Morris
Introduction by James Mitchell
Volume 10 Issue 1 (Winter 2012)
Of American Labor Rights, Labor Relations and Labor Unions
by Patrick E. Mears

Volume 9 Issue 1 (Summer 2011)
The Michigan Trust Company, et al. v. Simmons Company: Julius Amberg Shocks the Simmons Company for Its Looting of the Berkey & Gay Furniture Company
by Patrick E. Mears

Volume 8 Issue 2 (Summer 2010)
Letters to the Editor Issue
by Patrick E. Mears, Journal Editor

Volume 8 Issue 1 (Winter 2010)
From the Palmer Raids to the Bridgman Raid: The Trials of the Nascent American Communist Movement
by Patrick E. Mears

Volume 7 Issue 2 (Winter 2009)
Remembering Judge W. Wallace Kent
by Michael A MacDonald

Volume 7 Issue 1 (Summer 2009)
To Err is Human, To Moo Bovine: The Rose of Aberlone Story
by Norman Otto Stockmeyer

Volume 6 Issue 2 (Winter 2008)
"The Greatest of All Lincoln Club Days"
by Michael A. MacDonald

Volume 6 Issue 1 (Summer 2008)
Reflections at the Service and Celebration for the Hon. Stephen W. Karr
by the Hon. Hugh W. Brenneman, Jr.

Volume 5 Issue 4 (Winter 2007)
Our First District Judge and the Civil War
by David J. Gass

Volume 5 Issue 3 (Fall 2007)
A River of Litigation
by Michael A. MacDoald

Volume 5 Issue 2 (Summer 2007)
"Perkins v. Sperry" and the Grand Rapids Attorney who Cross-examined General Billy Mitchell
by James A. Mitchell
Click here to see a video of a "dirigible as aircraft carrier" in action.

Volume 5 Issue 1 (Winter 2007)
Honorable Wendell A. Miles: Soldier, Prosecutor, Professor, Court Historian, and Judge Extraordinaire
by Patrick E. Mears

Volume 4 Issue 2 (Summer 2006)
Of Congressional Witch-Hunts in Academia: The Case of "United States of America v Horae Chandler Davis"
by Patrick E. Mears

Volume 4 Issue 1 (Winter 2006)
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Dinner for Hillman Advocacy Program held on January 18, 2006

Volume 3 Issue 2 (Spring 2005)
Diamond Reo's Legacy
by Mark Alan Latterman
***Memorial Issue: In Memory of Trustee Mark Latterman, 1941-2004

Volume 3 Issue 1 (Winter 2005)
History and the Practice of Law: a Review of the Past to Look at the Future
by Stephen C. Bransdorfer

Volume 2 Issue 2 (Fall 2004)
On the Road to Watergate: The Criminal Prosecution of Senator Truman H. Newberry
By Patrick E. Mears

Volume 2 Issue 1 (Summer 2004)
The Taxing Journey of the Daniel Ball
by Michael W. Puerner

Volume 1 Issue 3 (Fall 2003)
A "Flakey" Patent Case

Volume 1 Issue 2 (Spring 2003)
Remembering The Bankruptcy Judges
by James D. Gregg, Chief Judge
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan

Volume 1 Issue 1 (Winter 2003)
The Catcher, "The Quick Lunch King" and Baseball's Reserve Clause: Major League Litigation in Grand Rapids
by Patgrick E. Mears