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The Papers of James Hoge Ricks 1916-1956 Ricks, James Hoge, Papers, 1916-1956 MSS 85-14

The Papers of James Hoge Ricks 1916-1956

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The Arthur J. Morris Law Library, Special Collections
Collection Number MSS 85-14


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Special Collections, University of Virginia Law Library
Collection number
MSS 85-14
Title
The Papers of James Hoge Ricks 1916-1956
Physical Characteristics
This collections consists of 13 boxes.
Language
English
Abstract
The James Hoge Ricks Papers, 1916-1956, consist of 13 boxes of selected correspondence and records of the first judge of the Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

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Preferred Citation

The Papers of James Hoge Ricks, 1916-1956, MSS 85-14, Box Number, Special Collections, University of Virginia Law Library.

Biographical/Historical Information

A native of Caroline County and a life-long Quaker, James Hoge Ricks (1886-1958) studied at Guilford College in North Carolina (A.B, 1905) and T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond (LL.B., 1908). He was admitted to the Bar in 1909 and became clerk and parole officer of the Juvenile Division of Police Court in 1912.

In 1916, Ricks became a judge of the new court at age twenty-nine and held the position until his retirement in 1956. The juvenile court movement was an outgrowth of the Progressive era, and throughout his life, Judge Ricks remained active in various social movements spawned by "humanitarian progressives" and the National Conference of Social Work (prior to 1917, the National Conference of Charities and Corrections).

Ricks was a founder and vice-president of the National Conference of Juvenile Court Judges, an organizer and officer of the Richmond Community Fund, and twice president of the National Probation Association.

Scope and Content Information

The Ricks Papers, 1916-1956, consist of 4 shelf feet of selected correspondence and records of the first judge of the Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. This collection of correspondence files and materials selected from the much larger main files of the court by graduate student George B. Curtis. In accordance with state law requiring confidentiality of case records, all case materials have been separated and returned to the court.

Contents List

[Biographical and Legal Notes] 1974, n.d.. 1, Box
Addresses 1924-1940, n.d.. 1, Box
Addresses and Historical Material 1930-1945. 1, Box
Articles by Ricks 1928. 1, Box
American Birth Control League 1925-1938. 1, Box
Bootblacks 1938-1926. 1, Box
Cadet Corps 1929-1935. 1, Box
Capital Punishment 1921-1935. 1, Box
Charles T. Booth (Charity Fund) 1936-1944. 1, Box
Boys Club 1925-1933. 1, Box
Child Welfare League of America 1925-1937. 1, Box
Child Welfare Conference n.d.. 1, Box
Children's Memorial Clinic 1938-1942. 1, Box
City Charter Commission of Richmond 1947. 1, Box
Civil Justices Court 1926, 1934. 1, Box
Clippings 1927, 1941-1946. 1, Box
Colored Playgrounds Recreation Association 1925-1946. 1, Box
Committee on Militarism in Education 1925-[1934?]. 2, Box
Community Council of Richmond 1940-1948. 2, Box
Community Fund of Richmond 1943-1946. 2, Box
Confidentiality of Records 1944. 2, Box
Court-Miscellaneous 1944-1945. 2, Box
Crimes-Causes and Effects 1936-1940. 2, Box
F. Lawton Crutchfield 1932-1936. 2, Box
Judge John A. Crutchfield 1930. 2, Box
Department of Justice-John W. Andrews 1946-1947. 2, Box
Detention Home 1927-1938. 2, Box
Desarmament-Vinson Bill 1934. 2, Box
FBI-J. Edgar Hoover 1939-1940. 2, Box
Friends Association of Colored Children 1944-1948. 2, Box
Girl Scouts of Richmond 1938-1943. 2, Box
Governor's Conference on Child Labor 1927-1935. 2, Box
Greek American Association 1923. 2, Box
Interracial Commission 1929-1939. 2, Box
Juvenile Court Anniversary 1941. 2, Box
Juvenile Court Charity Fund 1929-1946. 3, Box
Juvenile Court Committee-Virginia Conference of Social Work 1948-1950. 3, Box
Juvenile Court Memoranda 1942-1944. 3, Box
Juvenile Court-Photos, Building Plan n.d.. 3, Box
Juvenile Court Rules 1932-1945. 3, Box
Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Judges 1932-1945. 3, Box
Juvenile Court Survey 1941. 3, Box
Law and Court Decisions 1919-1950, n.d.. 3, Box
Mayor's Advisory Committee Survey on Juvenile Court 1940-1944. 4, Box
National Association of Juvenile Court Judges 1936-1953. 4, Box
Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court 1926-1946. 4, Box
Refresher Course-Juvenile Court Judges 1946. 4, Box
Roanoke-Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court 1937-1948. 4, Box
Survey-Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court ca. 1925, 1926. 4, Box
Virginia Council of Juvenile Court Judges 1945-1951. 4, Box
Miscellaneous Juvenile Courts 1936-1945. 4, Box
Juvenile Delinquency Conference 1946. 5, Box
Juvenile Protective Association 1926. 5, Box
A.S. Macfarlane 1929-1938. 5, Box
Maryland Industrial Training School for Boys 1923. 5, Box
Re: Joseph T. Martin Dinner ca. 1933. 5, Box
Mellon Foundation 1949-1952. 5, Box
Joe Mickens Case 1941-1942. 5, Box
Re: Mothers' Pension 1927-1936. 5, Box
National Child Labor Law 1925-1935. 5, Box
National Children's Bureau 1930-1944. 5, Box
National Committee for Mental Hygiene 1921-1942. 5, Box
National Conference of Social Work 1932-1947. 5, Box
National Conference on Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency 1946. 5, Box
National Council for the Prevention of War 1947-1950. 5, Box
National Crime Commission 1927-1932. 5, Box
National Probation Association 1930-1948.
Re: NRA Newspapers Publishers' Codes 1933. 6, Box
Navy Recruiting 1932-1940. 6, Box
Negro Crime Commission 1941. 6, Box
Negro Welfare Survey 1928-1937. 6, Box
New Legislation 1924-1948. 6, Box
New York School of Social Work 1925-1933. 6, Box
Paternity Legislation 1919-1941. 6, Box
Police Women-Washington 1926-1928. 6, Box
Probation and Parole 1938-1942. 6, Box
Probation Bill-Federal 1934-1941. 6, Box
Re: Prohibition and Liquor Control Law 1929-1937. 6, Box
Racial Integrity Law and Indians 1930. 6, Box
Richmond Bar Association 1937-1948. 6, Box
Richmond City Attorney 1933-1948. 6, Box
Richmond City Council Finance Committee 1932-1948. 6, Box
Richmond City Public Schools 1935-1947. 7, Box
Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-1935. 7, Box
Runaways 1943. 7, Box
Shrubbery Hill Parental School 1925-1927. 7, Box
Social Services Bureau 1941-1944. 7, Box
Trial Justices Association 1934-1945. 7, Box
Virginia Advisory Council 1935, 1945, 1949. 7, Box
Virginia Conference of Social Work 1926-1947. 7, Box
Virginia Governors-Price, Peery, Pollard 1932-1941. 7, Box
Virginia Governors-Darden and Tuck 1942-1948. 7, Box
Virginia League for Planned Parenthood 1947. 7, Box
Virginia State Bar Association 1930-1945. 7, Box
Visitors 1940. 7, Box
United Nations 1948-1949. 7, Box
WPA-General Correspondence 1939-1941. 7, Box
WPA- Probation Project 1937-1939. 7, Box
Orville Lee Whetzel 1946. 7, Box
YMCA & YWCA, Richmond, Virginia 1945-1948. 7, Box
Miscellany 1936-1947. 7, Box
Miscellaneous Pamphlets 1911-1942. 7, Box
Applications-Deputy Clerk 1930-1947. 8, Box
Applications-Miscellaneous Positions 1943-1948. 8, Box
Applications-Referee 1944-1946. 8, Box
Applications-Miscellaneous ca. 1944-1946. 8, Box
Applications-Chief Probation Officer 1947. 8, Box
Applications-Intake Officer 1943-1945. 8, Box
Applications Chief Probation Officer; Supt. of Detention Home 1943-1945. 8, Box
Applications-Counselor for Negro Children 1943-1945. 8, Box
Applications-Colored 1941-1943. 8, Box
Applications 1940-1945. 9, Box
ABC Board 1934-1948. 9, Box
Air Rifles and Guns 1927-1934. 9, Box
Boarding Houses for Children 1921-1933. 9, Box
Bethany Home 1935-1936. 9, Box
Boy Scouts of America 1924-1925. 9, Box
Boys' Home-Covington, Virginia 1936-1944. 9, Box
Bank Statements 1931-1954. 9, Box
Children's Home 1940-1944. 9, Box
Central Application Bureau 1939. 9, Box
Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company 1943. 9, Box
Children's Aid Society of Richmond 1940-1944. 9, Box
Church and Social Service Worker 1937. 9, Box
Council on Social Workers 1925-1935. 9, Box
Crime Prevention Bureau of Richmond 1937-1947. 9, Box
Directories-Social Workers, Probation Officers 1926-1937. 9, Box
Detention Home Rules 1934-1953. 9, Box
Detention Home-Staff and Advisory Committee 1940-1953. 9, Box
Detention Home-Medical Reports 1941-1954. 9, Box
Detention Home Repairs 1940-1948. 10, Box
Detention Home-Application for Assistant Matrons, Medical Inspector 1931-1947. 10, Box
Driver Permits 1927-1946. 10, Box
Estimates 1939-1942. 10, Box
Extradition ca. 1936-1940. 10, Box
Mrs. F. H. Fishburne (Charity Fund) 1937-1938. 10, Box
Family Service Society 1942-1947. 10, Box
Hanover Industrial School 1945-1948. 10, Box
Home Owners' Loan Corporation 1933-1934. 10, Box
J. M. Hord 1932-1937. 10, Box
W. T. Jones 1933-1941. 10, Box
Juvenile Court Insurance 1926-1946. 10, Box
Juvenile Court-Automobiles 1929, 1953. 11, Box
Juvenile Court Staff-Payroll 1927-1946. 11, Box
Magistrates 1939-1944. 11, Box
Manassas Industrial School 1935. 11, Box
Marriage Counseling Service 1948-1952. 11, Box
Medical Society of Virginia 1934-1945. 11, Box
Memorial Guidance Clinic 1947-1948. 11, Box
Memorial Home for Girls 1937-1944. 11, Box
Carroll R. Minor 1936-1937. 11, Box
Norfolk Community Fund 1934. 11, Box
National Youth Organization 1936-1943. 11, Box
Organization of Social Forces 1937. 11, Box
Parents' Council 1928. 11, Box
Parental School 1930-1931. 11, Box
Pensions 1942-1944. 11, Box
Prisoners of Aid Association 1930-1931. 11, Box
Probation Officers-Application and Requests 1939-1946. 11, Box
Public Welfare 1927-1941 . 11, Box
Ration Books 1943. 11, Box
Reading Lists n.d.. 11, Box
Miscellaneous Receipts 1944-1946. 11, Box
Records and Statistics 1924, n.d.. 11, Box
Requistions 1941-1943. 12, Box
Retirement System 1944-1945. 12, Box
Richmond Building Inspector 1934-1945. 12, Box
Richmond Chief of Police 1943-1948. 12, Box
Richmond City Comptroller 1931-1946. 12, Box
Richmond City Home 1944. 12, Box
Richmond City Council 1931-1948. 12, Box
Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney 1942-1944. 12, Box
Richmond Council of Churches 1925. 12, Box
Richmond Council of Social Agencies 1925-1946. 12, Box
Richmond Curfew Ordinance 1923-1944. 12, Box
Richmond Employment Bureau 1934. 12, Box
Richmond First Club 1953-1954. 12, Box
Richmond Home for Boys 1937, 1946. 12, Box
Richmond Mayors 1942-1948. 12, Box
Richmond Ordinances 1934-1948. 12, Box
Richmond Parks and Playgrounds 1931-1941. 12, Box
Richmond Public Safety 1941-1945. 13, Box
Richmond Public Works 1933-1948. 13, Box
Richmond Social Service Bureau 1941-1944. 13, Box
Russell Sage Foundation 1925. 13, Box
St. Mary's Industrial School 1925-1931. 13, Box
Salaries-Court Officers 1922-1923. 13, Box
Salem Baptist Orphanage 1937. 13, Box
Salvation Army 1925. 13, Box
School Attendance Officer-Richmond 1944-1947. 13, Box
Social Service Exchange 1926-1949. 13, Box
State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 1936. 13, Box
Stockdon, W.I. Jr. 1925-1944. 13, Box
Superintendent of Documents 1935. 13, Box
Travelers Aid Society 1933-1943. 13, Box
Trial Justices-Counties and Cities 1937-ca. 1940. 13, Box
Unemployment ca. 1932. 13, Box
U.S. Federation of Justice 1928-1930. 13, Box
Venereal Disease Control 1945. 13, Box
Virginia Conference Orphanage 1940-1943. 13, Box
Virginia-Attorney General 1931-1947. 13, Box
Virginia-Auditor 1942. 13, Box
Virginia-Commissioner of Labor 1932-1947. 13, Box
Virginia-Comptroller 1939-1943. 13, Box
Virginia-Department of Public Welfare 1944-1948. 13, Box
Virginia-Penitentiary 1936-1942. 13, Box
Virginia-Unemployment Compensation Commission 1937-1938. 13, Box
Virginia-Western State Hospital 1935. 13, Box
Virginia-Welfare Council 1935-1946. 13, Box
Visiting Teachers 1932-1933. 13, Box
War Memorial 1953-1954. 13, Box
William Byrd Community House 1928-1944. 13, Box
William and Mary College-Richmond Division 1929-1946. 13, Box
Miscellaneous 1920-1949. 13, Box