Inventory of the Dept. of Justice. Criminal Identification and Investigation Records

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California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Dept. of Justice. Criminal Identification and Investigation Records

Inventory: F3672



California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California State Archives
  • 1020 "O" Street
  • Sacramento, California 95814
  • Phone: (916) 653-2246
  • Fax: (916) 653-7363
  • Email: ArchivesWeb@sos.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/
Processed by:
The California State Archives staff
© 2000 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dept. of Justice. Criminal Identification and Investigation Records
Inventory: F3672
Creator: California. Dept. of Justice
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dept. of Justice. Criminal Identification and Investigation Records, F3672, California State Archives.

Arrangement and Description

Folder F3672:1-26

1. San Quentin State Prison, mug books 1889-1920.

Physical Description: (26 vols.)

Scope and Content Note

Arranged numerically by prison number, #'s 13681-13932, 14437-14638, 15193-15444, 15698-16201, 16466-28671, 31311-34064. Two photographs of each prisoner, as received in street clothes and in prison garb with head shaved.
Folder F3672:27

2. Index to discharged prisoners from San Quentin 1888-1907.

Physical Description: (1 vol.)

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically and chronologically thereunder. Information included: name; date of discharge; county of commitment; crime; sentence; prison number; remarks.
Folder F3672:28-31

3. Folsom State Prison, mug books 1891-1901, 18-20

Physical Description: (4 vols)*

Note

*NOTE: number (F3672:28-29) received from the California State Library but are described here because of similarity in content.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged numerically by prison number, #'s 2430-4893, 9860-10640, 10793-11584. Most prisoners photographed in street clothes and prison garb as above.
Folder F3672:32-54

4. Topical Mug Books Ca. 1916-43

Physical Description: (23 vols.)

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of convicted felons gathered from police agencies in western United States. Photographs are grouped by crime and thereunder by race, sex and height. Each volume or group of volumes is organized as follows:
  • a. Male, white, 5'4" - 6'0" and above
  • b. Foreigners
  • c. Negroes
  • d. Mexicans
  • e. Philippinos
  • f. Japanese and Chinese
  • g. Hindus
  • h. Females
Crime categories include:
Folder F3672:32-35

a. Bunco

Folder F3672:36

b. Burglary

Folder F3672:37

c. Counterfeiters

Folder F3672:38-42

d. Fraudulent checks

Folder F3672:43-46

e. Holdup, stick-up

Folder F3672:47-49

f. Lewd and Lascivious conduct

Folder F3672:50

g. Pickpocket, highbinders (Chinese Tongmen), and shoplifters

Folder F3672:51

h. Robbery

Folder F3672:52-53

i. Safe burglars

 

Miscellaneous

Folder F3672:54

a. Hindus

 

b. International Workers of the World

Folder F3672:55

5. The Detective, official journal of the police authorities and sheriffs of the United States, vols. xxxl, no 361- (XL) xxxx, no. 480 (Nov. 1915-Oct. 1925). Broken series

Folder F3672:56-67

6. Journal of the American Bankers Association vols. IX, no. 7 - XXII, no. 6 (Jan. 1917-Dec. 1929) Broken series.