Scope and Content
Title: Benjamin Harrison Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1939-1960
Collection number: 774
Harrison, Benjamin, 1888-1960
6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Benjamin Harrison (1888-1960) was a lawyer and Democratic Party leader in California. He served as city attorney for Needles
(1918-37), was appointed U.S. district attorney for the Southern district of California (1937), and U.S. district judge for
the area in 1940. The collection consists of correspondence, briefs, notes, and news clippings.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including
copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Restrictions on Access
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to
the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
[Identification of item], Benjamin Harrison Papers (Collection 774). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Harrison was born on December 18, 1888 in San Bernardino, California; studied law privately; admitted to California bar in
1914; became Democratic Party leader in California; practiced at Needles, California (1917-23) and San Bernardino (1923-37);
served as city attorney for Needles, 1918-37; appointed U.S. district attorney for the Southern district of California (1937),
and U.S. district judge for the area in 1940; he died on August 13, 1960.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of correspondence, briefs, notes, and news clippings.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Harrison, Benjamin, 1888-1960--Archives.
United States. District Court (California: Southern District).
Lawyers--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Judges--California, Southern--Archival resources.