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Guide to the William J. Miller Collection
2010-008  
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Description
This collection contains law enforcement memorabilia collected by Captain William J. Miller of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department. Items of interest include newspapers, photographs, court records, personal files, ephemera, police records, administration records, history, correspondence, books, and audio discs.
Background
Captain William J. Miller was the eighth member of law enforcement in his family, serving 20 years in the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department. His various roles included Corrections' Division Commander, Commander of Patrol, Detention, Personnel and Training Divisions, Deputy, Sergeant, and Lieutenant prior to attaining rank of Captain. He attended the University of San Francisco and San Jose State and taught in the Law Enforcement Program at San Jose City College. He held advanced certificates in California Peace Officer's Standards and Training Commission (P.O.S.T.). He became a historian of the Sheriff's Department and was a member of California Pioneers of Santa Clara County and San Jose Historical Museum. He also served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.
Extent
10 boxes and miscellaneous ephemera, including various unboxed items.
Restrictions
The Archives can claim physical ownership only for some collections. Users are responsible for securing permission of the copyright holder for publication or quotation.
Availability
Collection is open for research.