FDA Notices of Judgment Collection, 1906-1964

The FDA Notices of Judgment Collection is a digital archive of the published notices judgment for products seized under authority of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act. The NJs are resources in themselves but also lead users to the over 2,000 linear foot collection of evidence files used to prosecute each case. The evidence files are a rich documentary resource filled with legal correspondence, lab reports and data, photographs, and product labeling and containers. This digital library, created using the SPER system, allows for browsing the collection as well as searching the collection's metadata and full-text. Currently available:

  • Foods and Drugs, 1908-1936 (cases 1-31,157)
  • Drugs and Devices, 1940-1963 (cases 1-7,060)
  • Cosmetics, 1940-1964 (cases 1-256)

As we complete work on other portions those will be released on an ongoing basis. Users are welcome to visit NLM to use the hard copies at any time.


Evidence Files Archival Collection Box Lists

The Evidence Files are controlled by various Sample, S., or IS numbers found in the Numbers metadata field and just below the NJ title in the hard copies. Please contact the Curator about accessing the archival collection or obtaining copies of the box lists.



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Cartoon advertisement for Midol pain medication, 1937
Cartoon advertisement for Midol pain medication, 1937, Food and Drugs Sub-Collection

Advertisement for Bromo Seltzer, 1939
Advertisement for Bromo Seltzer, 1939, Food and Drugs Sub-Collection


Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications This collection is archived by SPER, a DSpace based system developed at the Communications Engineering Branch of Lister Hill Center at NLM.  For further information and feedback, contact the collection's curator.