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