Robert Sharp Bean papers, 1909-1931  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bean, Robert S. (Robert Sharp), 1854-1931
Title
Robert Sharp Bean papers
Dates
1909-1931 (inclusive)
Quantity
15.0 linear feet, (10 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 008
Summary
Robert Sharp Bean (1854-1931) served in the Oregon Circuit Court from 1882-1890, in the Oregon Supreme Court from 1890-1909, and in U.S. District Court from 1909-1931.The papers consist of correspondence, letters relating to cases before the court, legal files and case files.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Sharp Bean (1854-1931) was born in 1854 to Obadiah Roberts and Julia Sharp Bean, and raised ten miles north of Eugene. He became a respected judge known for his impartiality. Bean served in circuit court from 1882-1890, in the Oregon Supreme Court from 1890-1909, and in U.S. District Court from 1909-1931.

A graduate of the University of Oregon in 1878, Bean became a UO regent in 1882, and received a law degree in 1895. In 1880 he married Ida Elizabeth Condon, daughter of Dr. Thomas Condon, the famous Oregon geologist. The couple had five sons, three of whom survived the judge.

In 1926, Bean became director of the Oregon Historical Society in Portland. During his life he served a total of 49 years on the bench and 21 years as a regent of the University of Oregon, and upon his death in 1931, was the University's oldest alumnus.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers consist of correspondence, letters relating to cases before the court, legal files and case files.

Correspondence is organized chronologically, and includes about 8,000 letters from 1909-1931.

Case and legal files are organized alphabetically by name or title.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Sharp Bean papers, Ax 008, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Courts--Oregon
  • Judges--Oregon
  • Judges--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Personal Names :
  • Bean, Robert S. (Robert Sharp), 1854-1931
  • Bean, Robert S. (Robert Sharp), 1854-1931--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. District Court (Oregon).
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Case files
  • Correspondence
  • Legal files