Guide to the Orris Lee Hamilton Papers
1953-1978

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hamilton, Orris Lee
Title: Orris Lee Hamilton Papers
Dates: 1953-1978 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 10 containers. (9 linear feet of shelf space.) (1760 items.)
Collection Number: Cage 495
Summary: 9 ft. Summary Reports, correspondence, and printed materials relating to judicial conferences, court rules and committees such as the Washington State Judicial Conference.
Repository: Washington State University Libraries
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections

Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
(509) 335-6691
http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/
mascref@wsu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Justice Orris L. Hamilton was born in Prosser, Washington, on November 10, 1914. He attended Washington College of Law at American University, and was awarded an LL.B. there in 1940. His legal career included practice with law firms in Seattle and Prosser followed by elected positions as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington, as Prosecuting Attorney for Benton County, and as Superior Court Judge for Benton and Franklin Counties. He served as Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Washington from 1962 until his retirement in 1978.

Content Description

The Orris Lee Hamilton Papers range from 1953 to 1978, with the majority dating from the period 1969 to 1976. In general, these papers contain materials received by Justice Hamilton and retained by him for reference and information.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation :  

[Item Description]. Cage 495, Orris Lee Hamilton Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The papers have been arranged into four series: Judicial Conferences, Court Rules, National Center for State Courts, and Committees.

Judicial conferences, by far the largest series, contains three kinds of material: the proceedings of the conference, correspondence and other papers related directly to the conferences, and booklets, drafts, and reports evidently collected at conferences but not related directly to them. The Court Rules series contains rulings, drafts, and other papers pertaining to courtroom procedure. The National Center for State Courts series contains literature and proposals from the Center. The Committees series, subdivided by specific committees, is made up of reports, correspondence, and other papers.

Acquisition Information :  

The Orris Lee Hamilton papers were donated to Washington State University Libraries in June, 1979 (MS 79-28) by Justice Hamilton.


Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series I: Judicial Conferences
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 1 National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Uniform Rules of Evidence, 1953
1 item.
1 2 Pacific Northwest Seminar for Trial Judges, 1962
5 items.
1 3 Washington. Sixth Judicial Conference and Superior Court Judges Association, 1962
2 items.
1 4 Washington. Judicial Conference (1963), 1963-1965
2 items.
1 5 Washington. Seventh Judicial Conference and Superior Court Judges Association, 1963
3 items.
1 6 Washington. Judicial Conference. Summaries, 1963
1 item.
1 7 Washington. Eighth Judicial Conference and Superior Court Judges Association, 1964
3 items.
1 8 Washington. Judicial Conference. Advanced Reading, 1964
3 items.
1 9 Washington. Ninth Judicial Conference. Report of the Special Commission to Study the Problem of Adequate Counsel for the Indigent Defendant and the Public Defender System, 1965
2 items.
1 10 Washington. Ninth Judicial Conference and Annual Meeting of the Superior Court Judges Association, 1965
3 items.
1 11 Washington State Bar Association. Annual Meeting, 1966
1 item.
1 12 Washington. Judicial Conference, 1966
3 items.
1 13 Washington. Tenth Judicial Conference and Annual Meeting of the Superior Court Judges Association, 1966
1 item.
1 14 Appellate Judges Conference. Appellate Court Opinions, 1966
1 item.
1 15 Washington. Eleventh Judicial Conference and Annual Meeting of the Superior Court Judges Association, 1967
1 item.
1 16 Washington. Twelfth Judicial Conference and Annual Meeting of the Superior Court Judges Association, 1968
8 items.
1 17 Washington. Judicial Conference, 1968
2 items.
1 18 Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge. Nineteenth Annual Awards, 1968
26 items.
1 19 Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge. Twentieth Annual Awards, 1969
17 items.
2 20 American Law Institute. Forty-sixth Annual Meeting. Report, 1969
1 item.
2 21 American Law Institute. Forty-sixth Annual Meeting. Program, 1969
1 item.
2 22 Washington. Judicial Conference, 1969
2 items.
2 23 Washington. Thirteenth Judicial Conference and Annual Meeting of the Superior Court Judges Association, 1969
1 item.
2 24 Conference of Chief Justices. Twenty-first Annual Meeting. Proceedings, 1969
13 items.
2 25 Conference of Chief Justices. Twenty-first Annual Meeting. Proceedings (1969), 1967-1969
5 items.
2 26 Washington. Fourteenth Judicial Conference and Annual Meeting of the Superior Court Judges Association, 1970
6 items.
2 27 American Judicature Society. Current Issues on the Judiciary. For the National Conference on the Judiciary, 1971
5 items.
2 28 Washington. Fifteenth Judicial Conference and Annual Meeting of the Superior Court Judges Association, 1971
1 item.
2 29 American Judicature Society. Selected Readings on the Administration of Justice and Its Improvement, 1972
2 items.
2 30 National Conference of Chief Justices. Twenty-fourth Annual Meeting, 1972
1 item.
2 31 Washington. Sixteenth Judicial Conference and Annual Meeting of the Superior Court Judges Association, 1972
1 item.
2 32 National Conference on Criminal Justice. Working Papers, 1973
13 items.
2 33 Washington. Seventeenth Judicial Conference and Annual Meeting of the Superior Court Judges Association, 1973
2 items.
2 34 Washington. Eighteenth Judicial Conference and Annual Meeting of the Superior Court Judges Association, 1974
2 items.
2 35 Appellate Judges Seminar. General Session, 1974
2 items.
2 36 Washington. Nineteenth Judicial Conference and Annual Meeting of the Superior Court Judges Association, 1975
3 items.
2 37 Washington. Twentieth Judicial Conference and Annual Meeting of the Superior Court Judges Association, 1976
3 items.
3 38 National Rifle Association. Firearms Laws and Court Decisions, undated
1 item.
3 39 Chief Justice's Report to Governor, 1958-1972
3 items.
3 40 Lamoreaux, Steven. The Right of Privacy: A Bibliography, 1890-1961; undated
1 item.
3 41 Washington State Law Enforcement Training Manual, 1963
1 item.
3 42 Various Papers and Publications, 1963-1971
11 items.
3 43 Citizens Conference on Washington Courts. Meeting(1972), 1966-1972
15 items.
3 44 Citizens Conference on Washington Courts. Meeting(1972), 1966-1972
13 items.
3 45 U.S. President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice. Task Force on the Administration of Justice. Task Force Report: The Courts, 1967
1 item.
3 46 Washington. Judicial Conference. Programs, 1968-1969
2 items.
3 47 American Law Institute. Forty-fifth Annual Meeting. Contracts. Tentative Draft No. 4, 1968
1 item.
3 48 American Law Institute. Forty-sixth Annual Meeting. Contracts. Supplement to Tentative Draft No. 4, 1969
1 item.
3 49 American Law Institute. Forty-sixth Annual Meeting. Torts. Tentative Draft No. 14, 1969
1 item.
3 50 American Law Institute. Forty-sixth Annual Meeting. Torts. Tentative Draft No. 15, 1969
1 item.
3 51 Washington. Office of the Administrator for the Courts. District and Justice Court Activity Report, 1969
1 item.
3 52 Harris, Richard. "The Annals of Politics: Justice," New Yorker, 8 November-22 November l969, 1969
1 item.
3 53 Council of State Governments. State Court Systems: A Statistical Summary, 1970
1 item.
3 54 Hawaii Judicial Seminar, 1970
21 items.
3 55 National Conference on the Judiciary (1971), 1970-1971
25 items.
3 56 National Conference of Chief Justices and Court Administrators. Pamphlets, Articles, Resolutions, Etc. (1972), 1970-1972
11 items.
3 57 National Conference of Chief Justices and Court Administrators. Pamphlets, Articles, Resolutions, Etc., 1972
2 items.
3 58 National Conference of Chief Justices and Court Administrators. Correspondence (1972), 1970-1972
1 item.
4 59 National Conference of Chief Justices and Court Administrators. Correspondence (1972), 1971-1972
1 item.
4 60 Conference of Chief Justices (1971), 1968-1971
8 items.
4 61-62 Conference of Chief Justices, 1971
26 items.
4 63-64 Washington. Judicial Conference. Papers, 1971
39 items.
4 65-66 Washington. Judicial Conference. Papers (1972), 1971-1972
60 items.
4 67 Washington. Court of Appeals. Conference on Opinion Writing (1972), 1971-1972
4 68 Washington. Judicial Conference. Papers, 1972
26 items.
4 69 Washington. Judicial Council. Comparative Analysis of American Bar Association Standards for Criminal Justice with Washington Law, Rules and Legal Practice, 1972
2 items.
4 70 National Governors Conference Mutual Assistance Program for Criminal Justice. Sources of Information on Criminal Justice, 1972
2 items.
4 71 Proceedings ... Honoring ... Charles L. Powell on ... His Attaining Senior Status as U. S. District Judge, 1972
1 item.
4 72 American Bar Association. Conference, 1972
3 items.
4 73-74 Washington. Judicial Council. Meeting, 1972
13 items.
4 75 Appellate Judges Conference on Criminal Justice (1972), 1971-1972
26 items.
4 76 Council of State Courts Representatives Meeting, 1973
21 items.
4 77 U.S. Department of Justice. Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. The Community and Criminal Justice, 1973
1 item.
4 78 National Conference on Criminal Justice. Program, 1973
4 items.
4 79 Burger, Warren E. Report on the Federal Judicial Bench, 1973
1 item.
4 80 Puget Sound. University. School of Law. Curriculum, 1973
27 items.
4 81 Puget Sound. University. School of Law. Board of Visitors, 1973-1974
3 items.
4 82 Puget Sound. University. School of Law. Curriculum Committee, 1973-1974
9 items.
4 83 Appellate Judges Seminar, 1974
16 items.
4 84 Western Regional Conference of State Court Representatives, 1974
8 items.
5 85 Washington Citizens Conference on Courts, 1975
2 items.
5 86 Washington. Judicial Conference. Papers, 1976
7 items.
5 87 Five-State Judicial Conference, 1976
4 items.
5 88 Washington. Appellate Judges Seminar, 1976
15 items.
5 89 U.S. Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1976
8 items.
5 90 Meeting on Continuing Legal Education and Trust Account Audit Rules, 1976
6 items.
5 91 Washington. Appellate Judges Seminar, 1977
10 items.
5 92 Puget Sound. University. School of Law. Board of Visitors Meeting, 1977
2 items.
5 93 Council of State Court Representatives. Meeting, 1977
3 items.
5 94 Washington. Appellate Judges Seminar, 1978
5 items.

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Series II: Court Rules
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
5 95 Proposed Rules for Judicial Information System, undated
1 item.
5 96 Revised Rules on Appeal, 1969
1 item.
5 97-98 Supreme Court Rules, 1969-1977
25 items.
5 99 T2.03: Traffic Rule, 1971
4 items.
5 100 Rules for Traffic Court, 1971-1974
6 items.
5 101-102 Rules CAROA 33 and 34; ROA 33 and ROAI 34, 1971-1972
15 items.
5 103 Rules for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction, 1971-1972
4 items.
5 104 Rules for Superior Court, 1971-1973
5 items.
5 105 Rules of Criminal Procedure, 1972-1973
3 items.
5 106 Rules for Discipline of Judges, 1972-1975
5 items.
5 107-109 Rule APR 9: Legal Interns, 1976-1977
24 items.
5 110 Discipline Rules for Attorneys; Proposed Rules and Regulations for Trust Account Audits, 1976-1977
3 items.
5 111 CR 3, 4, 5, 55 and 82, 1976-1978
13 items.
5 112 Proposed Rule Changes from Rules Committee, 1977
10 items.
5 113 DRA 2.4(a)(4): Discipline Rules for Attorneys; Disciplinary Board Membership, 1977
1 item.
5 114 RAP 9.7(a): Rules of Appellate Procedure; Clerk's Papers, 1977
1 item.
5 115 CrR 3.6: Court Duty in Suppression Hearings, 1977
3 items.
5 116 Cr 41, 1977-1978
2 items.
5 117 CrR 3.3: Speedy Trial, 1977-1978
12 items.
6 118-119 Code of Professional Responsibility: Canon 2: Advertising, 1977-1978
15 items.
6 120 CR 77(f): Sessions, 1977-1978
15 items.
6 121 Rules of Evidence, 1977-1978
6 items.
6 122 General Rules, 1978
12 items.
6 123 Guidelines for Judicial Campaigns, 1978
1 item.
6 124 Proposed Juvenile Court Rules, 1978
9 items.

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Series III: National Center for State Courts
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
6 125 File 1, 1972-1973
22 items.
6 126-128 File 2, 1973-1975
31 items.
6 129-131 File 3, 1975-1978
47 items.
6 132 Washington Judicial Article Task Force. Papers of 20 May 1976, 1976
7 items.
6 133 Washington Judicial Article Task Force. Papers of 25 June 1976, 1976
8 items.
6 134 Washington Judicial Article Task Force. Papers of 22 July 1976, 1976
94 items.
6 135 Washington Judicial Article Task Force. Papers of 19 August 1976, 1976
90 items.
6 136 Washington Judicial Article Task Force. Papers of 10 September 1976, 1976
46 items.
6 137 Washington Judicial Article Task Force. Papers of 24 September 1976, 1976
5 items.
6 138 Washington Judicial Article Task Force. Papers of 30 September 1976, 1976
5 items.
6 139 Washington Judicial Article Task Force. Papers of 7 October 1976, 1976
3 items.
6 140 Washington Judicial Article Task Force. Papers of 10 November 1976, 1976
62 items.
6 141 Washington Judicial Article Task Force. Accompanying Papers, 1975-1976
11 items.
7 142 Conference (1972), 1971-1972
10 items.
7 143 Council Meeting, 1974
10 items.
7 144 Washington Appellate Courts Project. Final Report, 1975
1 item.
7 145 Annual Report (1975), 1975-1976
2 items.
7 146 Western Judicial Conference, 1976
8 items.
7 147-148 Western Regional Conference, 1977
20 items.
7 149 Conference (1978), 1977-1978
24 items.

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Series IV: Committees
Container(s)
Description
Washington Judicial Council
Box
Folder
7 150 September Agenda, 1969
2 items.
7 151 December Agenda, 1969
1 item.
7 152 February Agenda, 1970
1 item.
7 153 November Agenda, 1970
1 item.
7 154 Crime, Law, and Correction ... A Report, 1969
1 item.
7 155 The Small Claim: An Interim Report ..., 1969
1 item.
7 156 Traffic Bail in Washington State, 1969
1 item.
7 157 Agenda and Exhibits, 1969
2 items.
7 158 Referral Letters, 1970-1972
11 items.
7 159 Letters and Papers, 1970-1972
5 items.
7 160 Proposed Amendments to Criminal Rules, 1975
1 item.
7 161 Rules, Summary, Minutes, 1976
1 item.
7 162-164 State-Federal ... Council, 1971-1973
49 items.
7 165 1970-1971 Washington Judicial Council, 1970-1971
18 items.
8 166-167 1970-1971 Washington Judicial Council, 1970-1971
37 items.
8 168-170 1972-1973 Washington Judicial Council, 1971-1975
35 items.
8 171 Alternate Provisions for Revision ..., 1969
1 item.
8 172 Finley Memorandum, 1970
2 items.
8 173-175 1970-1977 File, 1970-1977
44 items.
8 176-177 1975 File, 1974-1976
19 items.
8 178 Task Force Committee (1975), 1975-1976
5 items.
8 179 Task Force Committee (1976), 1976
10 items.
8 180 Revised Article. Draft 1, 1976
11 items.
Court Congestion
Box
Folder
8 181-183 File 1, 1977
31 items.
8 184-185 File 2, 1971-1978
20 items.
8 186-187 File 3, 1978
22 items.
Bench-Bar-Press
Box
Folder
8 188 File 1, 1971-1978
12 items.
8 189 File 2, 1971-1978
20 items.
9 190 File 3, 1971-1978
17 items.
9 191 Seminar, 1973
2 items.
Continuing Legal Education
Box
Folder
9 192-193 1975-1976 Program, 1975-1976
15 items.
9 194 1977-1978 Program, 1977-1978
8 items.
Citizens' Committee on Washington Courts
Box
Folder
10 195-196 File 1, 1966-1975
27 items.
10 197-198 West Virginia File, 1974-1975
42 items.
10 199 Wisconsin. Citizens' Study Committee on Judicial Organization. Report, 1973
1 item.

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Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Personal Names :
  • Hamilton, Orris Lee --Archives  ( creator)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Washington State Judicial Conference
    • Occupations :
    • Judges--Washington (State)--Correspondence

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