Register of the Logan (John B.) Papers, 1919-1939

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Logan (John B.) Papers, 1919-1939

Collection number: Mss2.L831

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
October 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Logan (John B.) Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1919-1939
Collection number: Mss2.L831
Creator:
Extent: 0.1 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Logan (John B.) Papers, Mss2.L831, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

Personal Names

Logan, John B.

Subjects

Afro-American soldiers -West (U.S.)
Afro-Americans -Arizona
Afro-Americans -California
Crime -Arizona
Crime -California

Biography

John B. Logan, an African American soldier, was born in Morrillton, Ark. and enlisted in the U.S. Army (1914). Discharged in 1919, Logan subsequently reenlisted (1919) and was discharged for the second time as a Sergeant, 10th Cavalry, U.S. Army, Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. (1931) following his conviction for murdering a woman named Concha Silvas who had stolen his life savings. Logan received a sentence of from twenty-five to forty years in the Arizona State Penitentiary, Florence AZ. His sentence was commuted by the Governor (1936) and he subsequently spent some time in the San Francisco Veterans Hospital for treatment of service related injuries before being arrested for hit-and-run driving in San Joaquin County (1939). Nothing is known of Logan's life after that date.

Scope and Content

The Logan Collection consists of Logan's Army discharge papers (1919; 1931); his parole papers for a second degree murder conviction; correspondence with the Veterans Bureau concerning his pension and possible parole from prison; and, miscellaneous personal papers.

Container List

 

1.1: U.S. Army Discharge papers, 1919

 

1.2: Do., 1931

 

1.3: N.W. White, Veterans Admin. to JL, 9-16-31 [awards partial disability allowance]

 

1.4: Notification of conditions of discontinuance of disability allowance, 1934

 

1.5: Gen. James F. McKinley to JL, 6-16-33 [re increase in pension]

 

1.6: W.T. Hardaway, Veterans Administration to JL, 8-10-33 [re disability allowance]

 

1.7: JL, Florence AZ to H.L. Conner, Medical Corps, 8-33

 

1.8: N.W. White, Veterans Administration to JL, 9-15-33

 

1.9: Do., 1-6-34

 

1.10: George E. Brown, Veterans Administation to JL, 1-10-34

 

1.11: JL to N.W. White, Veterans Administration, 1-11-34

 

1.12: JL to Frank Thomas, County Attorney, Cochise County AZ, 11-5-32

 

1.13: JL to John Wilson Ross, Bisbee AZ, 11-5-32

 

1.14: N.W. White, Veterans Administration to JL, 1-13-34

 

1.15: Do., 1-24-34

 

1.16: JL to N.W. White, 3-21-34

 

1.17: N.W. White, Veterans Administration to JL, 3-23-34

 

1.18: George E. Brown, Veterans Administration to Sen. Carl Hayden, 7-25-34

 

1.19: W.T. Hardaway, Veterans Administration to JL, 7-13-34

 

1.20: J.E. Gavin, Scty. to Sen. Hayden to Chas. W. Harris, Florence AZ, 7-26-34

 

1.21: Georeg E. Brown, Veterans Administration to JL, 9-1-34

 

1.22: Kelly Turner, Scty. to Sen. Hayden to Charles W. Harris, 9-11-34

 

1.23: Certificate of commutation of John Logan's sentence, 5-15-35

 

1.24: Parole proclamation, 3-26-36

 

1.25: Robert D. Maxwell Co., San Diego: Sales Contract w/ JL for 1933 Chrysler, 6-26-36

 

1.26: Charlie Thompson, San Diego to JL, 8-1-36

 

1.27: George E. Brown, Veterans Administration to JL, San Francisco, 2-21-39

 

1.28: C.T. Smith, Veterans Administration to JL, San Francisco, 3-9-39

 

1.29: Abbé Wallace, Atlanta GA to JL, 3-14-39

 

1.30: George E. Brown, Veterans Administration to JL, 3-20-39

 

1.31: Do., 4-6-39

 

1.32: Contra Costa County Coroner's Subpoena to JL, 6-23-39

 

1.33: San Joaquin County citation for hit-and-run driving, 7-22-39

 

1.34: Names w/ addresses on scraps [5 items]

 

1.35: Newspaper clippings [re black celebrities; 4 items]

 

1.36: New Orleans Hotel adv. card [name & address on reverse]