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San Joaquin County (Calif.) Sheriff's Records
MSS23  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Other Finding Aids

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San Joaquin County (Calif.) Sheriff's records
    Dates: ca.1880 - ca.1920
    Collection number: MSS23
    Collector: Michael Canlis
    Collection Size: 3 linear feet
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
    Stockton, California 95211
    Abstract: The collection consists of three County Jail Log Books, thirteen volumes of Mug Books containing approximately 7600 photographs, and a State of California Parole Violators ledger.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections 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 researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    San Joaquin County (Calif.) Sheriff's records. MSS23. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

    Biography / Administrative History

    This collection consists of records kept by long-time San Joaquin County Sheriffs Thomas Cunningham(1871-1899) and Walter Sibley (1899-1915). Cunningham was an early advocate of many techniques of modern criminology, including fingerprinting. He kept thorough photographic records of all prisoners in his own jail and collected photographs of prisoners in other California jails as well.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of three County Jail Log Books, thirteen volumes of Mug Books (criminal photograph record books) containing approximately 7600 photographs, and a State of California Parole Violators ledger. The Jail Log Books provide: name of arresting officer, crime and punishment, as well as prisoner name and number. An index to names of individuals in the Mug Books is available.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Crime -- California -- San Joaquin County
    Criminals -- California -- San Joaquin County
    Law enforcement -- California -- San Joaquin County
    San Joaquin County (Calif.) -- History --x Sources
    Cunningham, Thomas, -- 1838-1900
    Sibley, Walter

    Other Finding Aids

    An index to names of individuals in the Mug Books is available.