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


    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.


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

    Genres and Forms of Material