Scope and Content
Title: Irving Hill papaers
Collection Number: N/A
Hill, Irving, 1915-1998
Approximately 16,617 items in 58 boxes and 1 oversize folder
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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Abstract: This collection consists of Judge Irving Hill's personal and professional papers.
Language of Material: The records are in English.
The collection is open for qualified researchers.
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission
from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical
property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances,
the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the curator of this
collection for further information.
[Identification of item], Irving Hill papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
The Irving Hill papers were donated to The Huntington Library by the Hill 1982 Trust on April 26, 2002.
Irving Hill (Feb. 6, 1915 - Mar 18, 1998) was a United States federal judge based in Los Angeles, California. Hill was born
on February 6, 1915 in Lincoln, Nebraska, eight years after his parents had immigrated to the U.S. from Russia in 1907. After
his graduation from Lincoln High School in 1932, Hill spent the next four years (1932-36) at the University of Nebraska. In
his senior year Hill was named the state’s sole nominee for the Rhodes Scholarship. In 1936 Hill entered Harvard Law School
and graduated cum laude in 1939. He was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and president of his graduating class. Hill married
his college sweetheart Maydee Taylor in 1939. From 1939 to 1944, Hill worked for the Department of Justice in Washington,
D.C., including assignments in the Anti-Trust (1939-40) and the Criminal (1942-44) division. From 1940-1942, Hill was on the
legal staff of the Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Department of the Interior, at Portland, Oregon. In 1944, Hill volunteered
for combat service as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to sea duty in the Armed Guard Branch of the Navy which
placed Navy personnel aboard merchant chips to operate their guns and communication equipments. Following his U.S. Navy duties,
Hill returned in 1946 to the Justice Department in the Office of the Assistant Solicitor General. He retired from the Justice
Department in the Fall of 1946, moved to California, and became associated with the firm Pacht, Warne, Ross and Bernhard.
In 1947 Hill and his partners formed their own legal firm, originally named Hill, Jones, and Attias and later renamed Hill,
Greenberg and Glusker. In 1961 Hill was appointed to the California Superior Court by Governor Pat Brown. He was appointed
in 1965 by California Chief Justice Roger Traynor to the Appellate Department of the Superior Court. In late 1965, Hill received
from President Lyndon Johnson an appointment to be a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California. He was reassigned
to the newly-authorized U.S. District Court, Central District of California in 1966. From 1979-1981 Hill served as Chief Judge
for the Central District Court. He achieved senior status in 1980 but chose to remain on the bench. Hill passed away in his
chamber on May 18, 1998. Irving and Maydee Hill had three sons: Lawrence, Steven, and Richard.
Scope and Content
The Irving Hill papers are organized into five series: 1) Correspondence, Manuscripts, and Ephemera 2) Committees 3) Legal
cases and Trial Notes 4) Color Slides 5) Oversize.
The Correspondence, Manuscripts, and Ephemera Series contains Irving Hill’s personal and professional papers, including correspondence,
dockets, court instructions and orders, newspaper clippings, photos, and speeches. The vast majority of the professional papers
originated from Hill’s tenure as a U.S. District Court judge. This series is arranged alphabetically by genre.
The Committees Series includes papers related to Hill’s involvement in various committees of the U.S. District Court and civic
organizations. This series is organized alphabetically by committee names.
Legal Cases and Trial Notes make up the entirety of the third series. Legal case files are subject files of U.S. District
Court cases presided by Judge Hill. The legal case files are organized alphabetically by name. Trial notes are handwritten
notes kept by Judge Hill in his courtroom. Most of the trial notes are individually labeled with the case name and the date
of the trial. Trial notes are organized by date, per original order.
The Color Slides Series documents Irving and Maydee Hill’s personal travel narratives. As avid photographers and travelers,
the Hills have traveled to Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and South America. They have also traveled extensively throughout
the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. This series is arranged alphabetically and chronologically.
The Oversize Series contains items that need special housing. They include card files, certificates, large photos, commemorative
plaques and gavel, and resolutions.
Personal and Corporate Names
Hill, Irving, 1915-1998
Alaimo, Anthony A.
American Bar Association
American Board of Trial Advocates
American Jewish Committee
Arizona State University. College of Law
Arnold, Kenneth James
Baird, Lourdes Gillespie, 1935-
Boldt, George H. (George Hugo), 1903-1984
Boy Scouts of America
Braun, Jerome I.
Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-1996
Browning, James R., 1918-2012
Burger, Warren E., 1907-1995
Burris, Donald S., 1943-
California. Office of the Attorney General
California. Superior Court (Los Angeles County)
California Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Carter, Gene, 1935-
Chandler, Otis, 1927-2006
Clark, Ramsey, 1927-
Clark, Tom C. (Tom Campbell), 1899-1977
Clarke, Thurmond, 1902-1971
Coffin, Frank M. (Frank Morey), 1919-2009
Conti, Samuel, 1922-
Corman, James C. (James Charles), 1920-2000
Cranston, Alan, 1914-2000
Cyr, Conrad K. (Conrad Keefe), 1931-
Danielson, George E.
Debs, Ernest E., 1904-2002
Democratic National Committee (U.S.)
Douglas, William O. (William Orville), 1898-1980
Federal Judicial Center
Feikens, John, 1917-2011
Firth, Robert, 1918-1984
Fletcher, Betty Binns, 1923-
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Gadbois, Richard A. (Richard Arthur), 1932-1996
Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher
Guy, Ralph B., 1929-
Hall, Peirson M. (Peirson Mitchell), 1894-1979
Hatter, Terry J., 1933-
Hauk, A. Andrew, 1912-2004
Holifield, Chet, 1903-
Howard University. School of Law
Hug, Procter, 1931-
Idaho State Bar
Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
Judicial Conference of the United States
King, Cecil R. (Cecil Rhodes), 1898-1974
Kirkpatrick and Lockhart
Kuchel, Thomas H.
Lay, Donald P., 1926-2007
Legge, Charles A., 1930-
Letts, J. Spencer, 1934-
Lord, Joseph S.
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Lucas, Malcolm M.
Magnin, Edgar F. (Edgar Fogel), 1890-1984
McKusick, Vincent L. (Vincent Lee), 1921-
McLaughlin, Linda Lee Hodge, 1942-
Mecham, Leonidas Ralph
Mikva, Abner J.
Mosk, Stanley, 1912-2001
Murphy, Diana E.
Nies, Helen Wilson, 1925-1996
Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society
Nussbaum, Max, 1908-1974
O'Brien, Lawrence F.
O'Connor, Earl E., 1922-
O'Melveny and Myers
Orloff, Chet, 1949-
Pan American World Airways, Inc.
Penne, James J.
Pepperdine University. School of Law
Perkins Coie LLP
Quackenbush, Justin L., 1929-
Rafeedie, Edward, 1929-2008
Raskind, Leo J.
Real, Manuel L.
Rehnquist, William H., 1924-2005
Renfrew, Charles B.
Roosevelt, James, 1907-1991
Rosenn, Max, 1910-2006
Rymer, Pamela Ann, 1941-2011
Schwartz, Milton Lewis, 1920-2005
Schwarzer, William W.
Selya, Bruce M. (Bruce Marshall), 1934-
Seymour, Stephanie K., 1940-
South Africa. Consulate General (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
State Bar of California
Stotler, Alicemarie H., 1942-
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer
Tacha, Deanell Reece, 1946-
Tashima, A. Wallace
Times Mirror Company
Trask, Benjamin H.
Traynor, Roger J.
Trott, Stephen S.
Tulane Law School
Tunney, John V. (John Varick), 1934-
United States. Administrative Office of the United States Courts
United States. Bankruptcy Court (California : Central District)
United States. Bureau of Prisons
United States. Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit)
United States. Court of Appeals (8th Circuit)
United States. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit)
United States. Court of Appeals (10th Circuit)
United States. Court of Claims
United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services
United States. Dept. of Justice
United States. District Court (California : Central District)
United States. District Court (Hawaii)
United States. District Court (Louisiana : Western District)
United States. District Court (Pennsylvania : Eastern District)
United States. District Court (Virginia : Eastern District)
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
United States. Marshals Service
United States. Tax Court
United States Attorney's Office
United States Postal Service
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles. School of Law
University of California, San Diego
University of Judaism
University of Kansas
University of Kansas. School of Law
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
Van de Kamp, John K.
Wallace, J. Clifford (John Clifford), 1928-
Watson, W. Marvin (William Marvin), 1924-
Weinstein, James, 1953-
Wilkenfeld, Harold C.
Williams and Connolly
Wolff, Michael A., 1945-
Wright, Donald R. (Donald Richard), 1907-1985
Younger, Evelle J.
Zeitlin and Ver Brugge (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Habeas corpus--United States
Judges--Salaries, etc.--United States
Religious discrimination--United States
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Letters (correspondence)--United States
Personal papers--United States--20th century.
Professional papers--United States--20th century.