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James J. Crossley papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 015

Scope and Contents

Collection includes correspondence (1894-1954): personal and formal, college class notes from Yale University (1898), addresses, legal documents, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, published materials, maps, photographs, his diary which documents his experiences during WWI, and other miscellaneous materials.

Dates

  • 1894-1954

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and 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 and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

James Judson Crossley (1869-1957) was a lawyer in Winterset, Iowa., a member of the Iowa State Senate, 1900-1907, and an active supporter of the statewide primary law. From 1908-1914 he was U. S. attorney, 4th District, Alaska. He then settled in Portland, Oregon He served on the Mexican border as an officer in Company C, 3d Oregon Infantry. From 1917 to 1919 he was in France and Germany, a captain with the 162d Infantry, A.E.F., serving with the 41st, 42d, and 6th divisions

Extent

1.75 linear feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Crossley was a lawyer in Winterset, Ia., a member of the Iowa State Senate, 1900-1907, and an active supporter of the statewide primary law. Collection includes correspondence (1894-1954): personal and formal, college class notes from Yale University (1898), addresses, legal documents, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, published materials, maps, photographs, his diary which documents his experiences during WWI, and other miscellaneous materials.

Arrangement

Collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence, Class Notes, Addresses, Legal Documents, Legal Documents, Newspaper Clippings, Scrapbooks, Published Materials, Photographs, Diary, and Miscellaneous Materials.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Physical Description

2 containers

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the James J. Crossley Papers
Status
4 Cataloged Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Jenn Newby
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA