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Finding Aid for the Robert H. Scott papers, 1926-1943
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
0.5 boxes (0.25 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
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.
Availability
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.