Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Guide to the Berkeley Police Dept. Records, 1909-1932
BANC MSS 72/227 c  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (238.71 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
 
Table of contents What's This?
  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Berkeley Police Dept. Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1909-1932
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 72/227 c
    Creator: Berleley, (Calif.) Police Dept.
    Extent: Number of containers: 49 boxes and 15 cartons
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Records for the period of August Vollmer's administration. Primarily Vollmer's correspondence with other law enforcement officers, city officials, private organizations and government agencies, professional associations, and private individuals, relating to all phases of the Department's operations, the introduction of reforms and modern technology, his interest in formal police training, his consultation work, etc. Also included are "special and general orders" issued by Vollmer and some miscellaneous papers including speeches and statements, budget data, etc. A small file of letters written by Vollmer's successors (1932-1951) also in the collection.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Berkeley Police Dept. Records, BANC MSS 72/227 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Collection

    • Title: August Vollmer Papers,
      Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-B 403

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The records of the Berkeley Police Department for the period of August Vollmer's administration (1905-1932) were given to The Bancroft Library by the Department in April 1972, complementing Vollmer's personal papers (C-B 403), which were a gift of his estate in 1956-1957.

    Scope and Content

    The records of the Berkeley Police Department consist primarily of Vollmer's correspondence with other law enforcement officers, city officials, various organizations and government agencies, professional associations, and private individuals, relating to all phases of the Department's operations, the introduction of reforms and modern technology into the Department, his interest in formal police training, his consultation work, etc. Included also in the collection are "special and general orders" issued by Vollmer and some miscellaneous Papers, including speeches and statements, budget data, reports on officers' meetings, etc. The papers are described in greater detail in the Key to Arrangement which follows.
    Additional documentation on Vollmer is available in "August Vollmer: Pioneer in Police Professionalism," (73/89 c) which consists of transcripts of a series of tape-recorded interviews with colleagues and friends.