- Mallery, Joseph A.
- Joseph A. Mallery Papers
- 1924-1960 (inclusive)19241960
- 1 container., (1.25 linear feet of shelf space.)
- Collection Number
- Cage 684
- Includes correspondence, election campaign items, newsclippings, legal and personal documents, etc.
- Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Joseph A. Mallery was born near Winlock, Washington, on April 27, 1896. Before attending college he worked as a teacher, principal, and janitor for Scantygrease Grade School. He attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, for one year and completed his degree at the University of Washington. He received his LL.B. from the law school in 1926. That fall he was elected and served as the prosecuting attorney for Cowlitz county until 1928. In 1928 Mallery became an assistant U.S. district attorney in Tacoma. He worked as an assistant attorney until 1934 when he became a justice of the peace. Shortly thereafter he also served as a police judge in Tacoma. In 1940 he was elected Superior Court judge in Pierce County. Two years later he became a candidate for the state Supreme Court. He won election and served on the bench until 1962. He died twenty years later, March 2, 1982.
For a more in-depth biographical sketch, see: Charles H. Sheldon. The Washington High Bench: A Biographical History of the State Supreme Court, 1889-1991. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 1992.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The papers consist of correspondence, election campaign materials, news clippings, pamphlets, personal writings, and legal documents, most concerning legal and judicial matters in Washington. A large portion of the papers concern several legal cases during the years from about 1946 to 1948. Other papers concern Justice Mallery's election campaigns.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
[Item Description]. Cage 684 , Joseph A. Mallery Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The papers are arranged in informal subject or topical files and simply continue practices used by Justice Mallery.
Charles H. Sheldon had acquired the papers from Justice Mallery about 1980 while doing research on judges and courts in Washington.
The papers of Joseph A. Mallery (Accession number MS2000-10) were transferred to the Washington State University Libraries in March of 2000 by the heirs of Mr. Sheldon, accompanying the papers of Mr. Sheldon.
Additional Washington State University collections of Washington State Supreme Court justices include: Warren W. Tolman, Cage 4619; John Stanley Webster, Cage 459; Orris Lee Hamilton, Cage 495; Robert Thomas Hunter, Cage 25.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|1 / 1||Election campaign material||1940-1960|
|1 / 2||Correspondence re: election campaigns||1948, 1950|
|1 / 3||Newspaper clippings--elections||1948-1960|
|1 / 4||Correspondence regarding Price v. Evergreen Cemetery Co. decision||1960|
|1 / 5||Newspaper clippings re: Price v. Evergreen Cemetery Co. decision||1960|
|1 / 6||P.U.D. case--legal forms and decisions||1946|
|1 / 7||Correspondence re: P.U.D. case and resulting Millard probe||1947-48|
|1 / 8||Newspaper clippings re: P.U.D. case||1947|
|1 / 9||Newspaper clippings re: Justice Millard probe||1947|
|1 / 10||Newspapers re: Justice Millard probe||1947-1948|
|1 / 11||Special reports re: the Feak case||1948|
|1 / 12||Correspondence on the Feak case to and from Clark R. Belknap, Attorney||1948-1949|
|1 / 13||Correspondence to and from Justice Mallery, re: Feak case||1948-1954|
|1 / 14||Correspondence to Jack Feak re: Feak case||1949|
|1 / 15||Handwritten and typescript notes on the Feak case||1948|
|1 / 16||Legal documents related to the Feak case||1948-1949|
|1 / 17||Legal documents related to the Feak case||1950-1954|
|1 / 18||Newspaper clippings re: Feak case||1948-1950|
|1 / 19||Financial statements including checks, bank statements, and correspondence||1945-1945|
|1 / 20||Marriage licenses, Justice of the Peace court, Tacoma||1939- 1943|
|1 / 21||Newspaper clippings, misc.||1947-1953|
|1 / 22||Writings--economic essays||1933, 1936, undated|
|1 / 23||Writings--literary efforts, plays, fictional stories, and poems||1924, undated|
|1 / 24||Personal correspondence||1944-1948, 1950, 1959|
|1 / 25||Programs for speaking engagements||1947-1951|
|1 / 26||Decisions of the Supreme Court of Washington (publication)||1960|
|1 / 27||Annual Reports of the Prosecuting Attorney of Cowlitz County||1927-1928|
|1 / 28||Washington State Bar News||August-October 1947, April 1948|
|1 / 29||Fraternal Order of Eagles--newspaper clippings and flyers||1946 and undated|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Reverse discrimination--Trials, litigation, etc.,--Washington (State) -- Archives
- Belknap, Clark R.--Trials, litigation, etc., -- Archives
- Berger, George H.--Trials, litigation, etc., -- Archives
- Feak, J.W., (Jack W.)--Trials, litigation, etc., -- Archives
- Mallery, Joseph A., 1896-1982 --Archives (creator)
- Millard, William J.--Trials, litigation, etc., -- Archives
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People--Trials, litigation, etc.,--Washington (State) -- Archives
- Washington (State) Supreme Court--History
- Judges--Washington (State)--Correspondence
Titles within the Collection
- Washington state bar news, Vol. 1 (1947) waps