Finding Aid for the Robert H. Scott papers, 1926-1943

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UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert H. Scott papers
Date (inclusive): 1926-1943
Collection number: 735
Creator: Robert H. Scott
Extent: 0.5 boxes (0.25 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Abstract: Robert H. Scott served in several legal and judicial posts in Los Angeles County including Deputy Public Defender, Municipal Court Judge, Justice of the Peace, and Superior Court Judge. The collection consists of copies of published articles authored by Scott and others largely focusing on the prevention and punishment of juvenile delinquency as well as two clippings scrapbooks.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.

Processing Note

Processed by Heather Lowe in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert H. Scott papers (Collection 735). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233750 

Biography

Robert Harrison Scott was born in Northern Michigan to Alfred James and Annis Brown Scott. In 1903, he moved to Los Angeles with his family, later graduating from Los Angeles High School in 1909. He studied at the University of California, Berkeley graduating in 1915. That same year he was accepted to the California Bar Association and practiced law until enlisting as a lieutenant in the United States Army. After returning from the First World War, he was appointed Deputy Public Defender of Los Angeles County. Scott was then elected as Justice of the peace in 1922, and went on to become a Municipal Court judge two years later. In 1926, Scott was elected to the position of Superior Court Judge, where he split his time between criminal and juvenile court. During this time, he began to devote much of his time and scholarship to the improvement of prevention and discipline of juvenile delinquency.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of published articles written by Robert H. Scott as well as a few articles on the topic of juvenile delinquency written by others. Also included in the collection are 2 clippings scrap books.

Organization and Arrangement

The articles and journals in the collection are arranged alphabetically by journal title. The scrapbooks are housed in an oversize box.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Scott, Robert H.--Archives.
Judges--California--Los Angeles.
Juvenile justice, Administration of--California--Los Angeles.

Genres and Forms of Material

Scrapbooks.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Bar Bulletin, 1943 February.

Scope and Content Note

Includes reprint of the article "War Time Adoptions" written by Scott.
Box 1, Folder 2

California Decisions, vol. 6 no. 104, 1941 November 28.

Scope and Content Note

Contains profile of Scott on verso of front cover.
Box 1, Folder 3

Civil Affairs, vol. 5 no. 8, 1938 April.

Scope and Content Note

Issue includes article by Scott titled "Streamlining Juvenile Justice" on pages 1-2, 7-8.
Box 1, Folder 4

The Commonwealth, vol. 12 no. 20, 1936 May 19.

Scope and Content Note

Issue includes article by Scott titled "Probation and the Public" on pages 311-316.
Box 1, Folder 5

Los Angeles Bar Association Bulletin, vol. 11 no. 9, 1936 May.

Scope and Content Note

Issue includes article by Scott titled "Our Juvenile Court Today" on pages 221-224.
Box 1, Folder 6

Los Angeles Bar Association Bulletin, vol. 13 no. 1, 1937 September 16.

Scope and Content Note

Issue includes article by Scott titled "The Function of Juvenile Court in the Community" on pages 15-22.
Box 1, Folder 7

Los Angeles Bar Association Bulletin, vol. 17 no. 1, 1941 September.

Scope and Content Note

Issue includes article by Scott titled "The Future of the Juvenile Court" on pages 18-24.
Box 1, Folder 8

Los Angeles Bar Association Bulletin, vol. 17 no. 6, 1942 February.

Scope and Content Note

Issue includes article by Scott titled "Youth and War-born Delinquency" on pages 127-130.
Box 1, Folder 9

Los Angeles Bar Association Bulletin, vol. 19 no.4, 1943 December.

Scope and Content Note

This folder includes a reprint from the article "Juveniles and Justice" that first appeared in the Los Angeles Bar Association Bulletin.
Box 1, Folder 10

The State Bar Journal of the State Bar of California, vol. 13 no. 4-5, 1938 April-May.

Scope and Content Note

Issue includes article by Scott titled "Parents by Proxy" on pages 55-57.
Box 1, Folder 11

The Tax Digest, vol. 19 no. 4, 1941 April.

Scope and Content Note

Issue includes article by Scott titled "Forestry Camps for Juvenile Delinquents" on pages 121-123, 136-138.
Box 1, Folder 12

The Tax Digest, vol. 20 no. 9, 1942 September.

Scope and Content Note

Issue includes article by Scott titled "War Against Juvenile Delinquency: Prevention-not just correction" on pages 121-123, 136-138.
Box 1, Folder 13

Bound collection of articles, 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Bound collection of articles first appearing elsewhere. Articles included in the collection are: "Problems of Juvenile Detention," "Forestry Camps for Delinquent Boys," "Institutional Care for Boys in California."
Box 1, Folder 14

Los Angeles Examiner. Building Better Manhood Beginning in Boyhood, ca. 1942.

Scope and Content Note

Large pamphlet advertising work as a paper delivery boy at the Los Angeles Examiner. Features brief article by Scott.
Box 1, Folder 15

Kiwanis Magazine, vol. 18 no. 9, 1933 September.

Scope and Content Note

Includes article by Scott titled "Recreation vs. Juvenile Delinquency" on pages 402-403.
Box 1, Folder 16

Boylan, John. Parents on Trial. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Probation Department, 1938.

Scope and Content Note

Title page has inscription to Scott from the author.
Box 2, Folder 1

Small clippings scrapbook, 1928.

Box 2, Folder 2

Large clippings scrapbook, 1936-1941.