Finding Aid for the Benjamin Harrison Papers, 1939-1960

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Benjamin Harrison Papers, 1939-1960

Collection number: 774

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Benjamin Harrison Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1939-1960
Collection number: 774
Creator: Harrison, Benjamin, 1888-1960
Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Repository: 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.
Language: English.

Administrative 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Benjamin Harrison Papers (Collection 774). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233116 

Biography

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.

Indexing Terms

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.


Container List

 

Correspondence and Papers, 1939-1960

Creator/Collector: Harrison, Benjamin, 1888-1960
Physical Description: (6 boxes. ca. 2000 items, unarranged)