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Finding Aid to the August Vollmer Papers, [ca. 1918-1955]
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Key to Arrangement

Boxes 1-35

Letters written to Vollmer

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from colleagues; friends; family; organizations to which he belonged and/or in whose work he was interested; federal. state and local agencies, etc. Arranged alphabetically. A partial list of correspondents follows the Key to Arrangement. Unlisted letters are arranged alphabetically in miscellanies preceding each letter of the alphabet. Unidentified and crank letters are in Box 35.
Boxes 36-39

Miscellaneous letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters addressed to Vollmer which have been grouped by subject or topic, as follow:
Box 36

Letters and related Papers re Lex v. Vollmer, 1924(breach of promise suit)

 

Letters commenting on proposed outline of study for prospective policemen, University of California, 1933

Scope and Content Note

(typed copies)
 

Letters re proposed course of study in police administration. 1932-1933, University of California

 

Letters in response to Vollmer's letter of March 30, 1933 to members of the Institute of Traffic Engineers requesting their suggestions with respect to proposed courses in traffic engineering

 

Letters of condolence on death of Mrs. Vollmer, 1946

Boxes 37-38

Letters requesting information from Vollmer on various subjects: about possibilities of careers in police work; about literature in the field of police administration; about schools offering courses in police administration, etc.

Box 39

Letters requesting help in seeking employment

 

Letters re speaking engagements

 

Letters from foreign police organizations

Boxes 40-46

Letters written by Vollmer, 1918-1955

Scope and Content Note

Primarily carbon copies; occasional drafts; very few letters for the period 1918-1928. After his retirement in 1937, the number of letters decrease, and many for this period are the original holograph letters written by Vollmer to v. A. Leonard, who gave them to The Bancroft Library in 1963. Arranged chronologically, with undated letters at the end.
Box 40

1918-Feb. 1930

Box 41

Mar. 1930-Aug. 1932

Box 42

Sept. 1932-Dec. 1933

Box 43

1934

Box 44

Jan. 1935-Feb. 1936

Box 45

Mar. 1936-Dec. 1938

Box 46

1940-1955 & n.d.

Ctn. 1

Biographical material

 

Biographical sketches

 

Chronology of events in Vollmer's life, 1896-1947

 

Who's Who proofs

 

Prospectus for a motion picture on Vollmer, etc.

 

Personalia

 

Marriage license

 

Certificates of awards and appointments with related material;

 

Membership cards

Medals

 

Astrological analysis, etc.

 

Bibliographies and Vollmer's bibliographical notes

 

Publishing contracts and copyrights

 

Financial records

 

Royalty statements

 

Reviews of books written by Vollmer

 

Invitations

 

Programs

 

Itineraries for trips

 

Material relating to his service in the Spanish-American War and World War I

 

Notes on police talks

 

Miscellaneous notes

 

August Vollmer Historical Project... Supplement; Some Sources of Information...

Ctn. 2

Manuscripts of his writings

 

The Criminal

 

The Police Beat

 

The Police in Modern Society

Scope and Content Note

Original title: The Police Problem
 

Complete Report of Chief August Vollmer Berkeley Police Department. for the Proposed Formation of the Berkeley Traffic Safety Commission, July 1926

Additional Note

(mimeographed copy)
 

Tear sheet from The Book Digest of Best Sellers for Crime, Crooks and Cops

 

Forewords, introductions, statements and book reviews written by Vollmer

 

Articles and speeches by Vollmer

Scope and Content Note

MSS and printed copies
 

Lecture notes-Police IA-General administration of justice

Ctn. 3

Notes for lectures; portions of articles or unpublished works, some with related clippings and other supporting data, grouped by Vollmer into the following subjects

Additional Note

[Material was originally in spring binders]
 

Berkeley police

 

Chief of police

 

The criminal

 

Criminal investigation (3)

 

Law enforcement

 

Patrolmen

 

Police organization and administration

 

Police problems

 

Police records systems

 

Police supervisory control

carton Ctns. 4-6

Subject files

Ctn. 4

American Social Hygiene Association

Scope and Content Note

Reports and newsletters
 

Berkeley, Calif. Police Dept.

Scope and Content Note

Lists of Berkeley policemen who filled executive positions in law enforcement organizations and teaching positions in colleges; minutes of meetings of officers, Sept. 1928; typescript copy of duty manual, etc.
 

Berkeley Inter-Racial Committee

Scope and Content Note

Copy of constitution, program for meetings, newsletters, etc.
 

Berkeley War Appeals Board

Scope and Content Note

Minutes of meetings; Vollmer's notes, etc.
 

Biographical sketches of various policemen

 

California. University, Berkeley. Miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

Notices of appointment to committees; programs; minutes of meetings of Dept. of Political Science, etc.
 

California. University, Berkeley. Bureau of Public Administration

Scope and Content Note

Reports, including memorandum containing suggestions for a project in the administration of criminal justice, submitted by Prof. Samuel C. May.
 

California. University, Berkeley. Dept. of Social Welfare

Scope and Content Note

Copies of memoranda to members of the committee on the Rosenberg lectureship in public social services and minutes of meetings of the committee.
 

California. University, Berkeley. School of Criminology

Scope and Content Note

Minutes of staff meetings; suggested courses of study for criminology; memoranda to staff; reading lists in police administration; roll of students in Vollmer's classes, etc.
 

Chicago. University

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda to staff of Political Science Dept.; clippings, etc.
 

Chicago. University. Police conference, 1929-30

Scope and Content Note

Program, notes, lists of registrants. minutes of sessions, copies of some of the speeches delivered, etc.
 

Coordinating Councils

Scope and Content Note

Minutes of meetings; progress reports; agenda for meetings, etc.
 

Cross, Laurence

Scope and Content Note

Campaign material for candidacy for mayor of Berkeley
Ctn. 5

East Bay Regional Park District

Scope and Content Note

Minutes of meetings of board of directors; reports and memoranda; organization charts; maps; copies of letters re the parks; clippings; copies of correspondence between the East Bay Utility District and the Regional Park Board re acquisition of lands, etc. International Association of Chiefs of Police-constitution, by-laws; reports, etc.
 

International Association of Chiefs of Police

Scope and Content Note

Constitution, by-laws; reports, etc.
 

Interstate Commission on Crime

Scope and Content Note

Reports and programs
 

Lamson murder case

Scope and Content Note

Clippings; statements; digest of brief in the appeal filed by David Lamson
 

Cesare Lombroso Storiadella vita e delle opera, narrata dalla figlia:

Scope and Content Note

Copy inscribed by Gina Lombroso Ferrero.
Ctn. 6

Miscellaneous articles re police, criminology, etc.

 

Miscellany (2)

 

National Committee for Mental Hygiene, Inc.

Scope and Content Note

Minutes, newsletters, memoranda, etc.
 

National Crime Prevention Institute

Scope and Content Note

Minutes of meetings, statement of objectives, etc.
 

National Probation Association

Scope and Content Note

Progress reports, minutes of meetings. programs, etc.
 

National Safety Council

Scope and Content Note

Status reports, minutes of meetings, memoranda, etc.
 

Pacific Coast Committee on American Principles and Fair Play

Scope and Content Note

Minutes of meetings, releases, reports, etc.
 

Pasadena, Calif.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous material re police survey
 

Piedmont, Calif.

Scope and Content Note

Material re proposed survey of police department
 

Police examinations

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous material
 

Police training programs

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous material
 

Portland, Ore.

Scope and Content Note

Material re police survey
 

Prison Association of California

Scope and Content Note

By-laws, minutes of meetings, etc.
 

San Francisco Retailers Council

Scope and Content Note

Transcript of hearings held before August Vollmer, arbitrator, June 1939
 

Social Science Research Conference of the Pacific Coast

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, programs, reports, etc.
 

Unemployment, vocational guidance, unemployed youth, etc.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous material
 

Western Conference on Government

Scope and Content Note

Programs and memoranda
 

YMCA

Scope and Content Note

Reports and leaflets
 

Floor plan for a proposed new police station, Berkeley, Calif. (6 sheets) and plancheck arch. sketches.

Ctn. 7

Clippings

See also Oversize volumes.

volume Oversize volumes

Three scrapbooks containing clippings re Vollmer on oversize shelf

oversize Oversize folders

Awards, tributes, membership certificates, etc.

 

Two sheets of a statistical Traffic Study Relation between Accidents and Total Traffic at Intersections Berkeley, Calif. 1930

 

Floor plan for a proposed new police station, Berkeley, Calif. (6 sheets)

 

Placheck architectural drawing

Partial List of Correspondents

 

Abbiss, Sir George, 1884-

 

15 letters, 1933-1941

Scope and Content Note

Written while serving with Scotland Yard. Some refer to the establishment of a police college at the Yard.
 

Abbott, Edith, 1876-

See Chicago. University.

 

Adams, Annette (Abbott), 1877-

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Adler, Herman Morris, 1876-

 

8 letters, 1929-1935

Scope and Content Note

Most of them written while professor of psychiatry, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.
 

Alameda, Calif. Chief of Police

see Smith, Vern.

 

Alameda Co., Calif. Civil Service Commission

 

4 letters, 1940-1941

Scope and Content Note

Re Vollmer's assistance in interviewing candidates for positions in the sheriffs office.
 

Alameda County Coordinating Councils

 

14 letters, 1939-1943 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Include letters written by Mrs. Augustus Dunaway while chairman, Child Welfare Commission, 10th district, American Legion, relating to the establishment of the Councils, which were to promote the welfare of youth by providing special activities and improving community conditions. Mrs. Dunaway served as president of the Councils.
 

Alcock, John H.

see Chicago. Police.

 

Alinsky, Saul David, 1909-

 

5 letters, 1943

Scope and Content Note

Written for the Industrial Areas Foundation and the Committee on Crime Prevention, American Prison Association.
 

Allen, John Joseph, 1899-

 

22 letters, 1946-1955 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Many are campaign letters, written while running for a seat in the U.S. Congress. Included also are form letters written to constituents.
 

Allman, James P.

see Chicago. Police.

 

Altrocchi, Rudolph, 1882-

 

Letter, Sept. 22, 1933

Scope and Content Note

Requesting Vollmer to speak at a meeting of the Harvard Club of San Francisco.
 

American Automobile Association

 

15 letters, 1933-1953

Scope and Content Note

Most of them from Burton W. Marsh, director of safety and traffic engineering.
 

American Bar Association

 

7 letters, 1934-1938

Scope and Content Note

Include letters written by Will Shafroth.

See also Robinson, James J.
 

The American City

 

4 letters, 1929-1937

Scope and Content Note

Re publication of articles on municipal police administration. Include letters from Harold S. Buttenheim, editor.
 

American Civil Liberties Union

 

2 letters, 1947-1952

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from the Northern and Southern California Branches.
 

American Eugenics Society Inc.

 

6 letters, 1929-1935 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Primarily form letters sent to all members.
 

American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology

 

5 letters, 1929-1943

Scope and Content Note

Primarily re aims and purposes of the organization. Include letters from Leon Green.

See also Baker, Newton F. and Gault, Robert H.
 

The American Law Institute

 

2 letters, 1940

Scope and Content Note

Re the Institute's program for handling youthful offenders.
 

American League to Abolish Capital Punishment

 

13 letters, 1930-1947

 

American Prison Association

 

12 letters, 1932-1952

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from James A. Johnston and G. Howland Shaw.

See also Alinsky, Saul D.
 

The American Social Hygiene Association

 

39 letters, 1929-1955

Scope and Content Note

Some are form letters addressed to members of the General Advisory Committee, of which Vollmer was a member.

See also Wilbur, Ray Lyman.
 

Anderson, William Henry, 1866-

 

3 letters, 1934

Scope and Content Note

Asks Vollmer's opinion re bringing suspects before a magistrate for legal questioning, and his opinion on comparative effectiveness of existing police system and a unified state police force.
 

Ashworth, Ray

 

6 letters, 1936-1946

Scope and Content Note

Most of them written while chief of police, San Antonio, Texas.
 

Aylesworth, Leon Emmons, 1869-

 

2 letters, 1930

Scope and Content Note

Requesting advice re police difficulties in Lincoln, Nebraska.
 

Babington, Suren H.

 

4 letters, 1938-1939 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Most of them written on behalf of the California Writers' Club.
 

Badè, William Frederic, 1871-1936

 

Letter, Dec. 12, 1933

Scope and Content Note

Re Vollmers participation in a round table conference on crime and the law, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California.
 

Baker, Newman Freese, 1898-1941

 

20 letters, 1930-1939

Scope and Content Note

Many written on behalf of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology; many with references to the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory, Northwestern University, and to the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.
 

Ball, Jau Don, 1880-1936

 

Letter, Jan. 22, 1936

 

BalI, Robert Jaudon

 

35 letters, 1934-1955 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Personal friend. Letters have many references to his work as court psychologist in Santa Barbara County and his views on social work and criminology.
 

Bancroft, Philip, 1881-

 

4 letters, 1938-1943

Scope and Content Note

Most of them refer to his political campaigns.
 

Bankers Protection company

 

4 letters, 1932-1934

Scope and Content Note

Re their "theft-proof" money bag.
 

Barrows, David Prescott, 1873-1954

 

6 letters, 1933-1939

Scope and Content Note

Most of them refer to matters involving the Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.
 

Bartlett, Louis, 1872-1960

 

6 letters, 1930-1948

 

Bates, Sanford, 1884-

see U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

 

Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.

 

2 letters, 1929

Scope and Content Note

Letter, Oct. 12, lists equipment for criminal identification.
 

Bay Counties Peace Officers Association

 

13 Letters, 1932-1943

Scope and Content Note

Several are form letters re meetings and speakers.
 

Beall, William P.

 

3 letters, 1946-1947

Scope and Content Note

Re the newly-organized Department of Police Science and Administration. State College of Washington, Pullman.
 

Beasly, William Arthur, 1866-1935

 

3 letters, 1934

Scope and Content Note

Two of the letters refer to a study of organization of law enforcement agencies on a state-wide basis, contemplated by the Commonwealth Club's Section on Administration of Justice.
 

Bechdolt, Frederick Ritchie, 1874-1950

 

Letter, Dec. 26, 1938

Scope and Content Note

Reporting on changes in the Carmel, California, police department.
 

Bellman, Arthur

 

3 letters, 1934-1938

Scope and Content Note

Letter, May 5, 1934, is a copy of a letter written to W. A. Gabrielson, chief of police. Honolulu, re his research problem in police administration.
 

Bender, Albert Maurice, 1866-1941

 

Signed carbon copy of a notice soliciting funds for benefit of the University of California art gallery, n.d.

 

Benjamin, Harry

 

14 letters, 1939-1952 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

N. Y. doctor with interest in criminology. Letter, May 18, 1949, comments on Vollmer's book, The Criminal. 1952 letters comment on California parole system.
 

Benjamin Ide Wheeler Service Medal Award Committee, Berkeley, Calif.

 

11 letters, 1934-1951

Scope and Content Note

Vollmer received the award in 1932 and later served as a member of the Committee.
 

Bennett, James Van Benschoten, 1894-

see U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

 

Berkeley, Calif. Chamber of Commerce

 

16 letters, 1929-1948

 

Berkeley, Calif. City Manager

 

12 letters, 1930-1951

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from Hollis R. Thompson. The 1930-1931 letters relate to Vollmer's decision to teach at the University of California; 1935 letters, to East Bay Regional Parks.

See also Edy, John N.
 

Berkeley, Calif. Community Welfare Commission

 

8 letters, 1930-1950

Scope and Content Note

From Margery Carpenter, Executive secretary. Some are carbon copies of letters, forwarded to Vollmer for his information.
 

Berkeley, Calif. Councilar Committee on Ballot Reform

 

3 letters, 1941

 

Berkeley, Calif. Mayor

 

31 letters, 1929-1955

Scope and Content Note

Most are form letters asking Vollmer to serve on various committees.
 

Berkeley, Calif. Police Dept.

 

173 letters, 1929-1955

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from Clarence D. Lee, John A. Greening, Elisabeth Lossing and John D. Holstrom. 1929-1931 letters were written by Department officers to Vollmer while he was on leave from Berkeley in Chicago.

See also Schmidt, Willard and Leonard, V. A
 

Berkeley Interracial Committee

 

9 letters, 1944-1948

Scope and Content Note

Many are form letters addressed to members and friends.
 

Berkeley Mental Health Association

 

5 letters, 1946-1949

Scope and Content Note

Form letters.
 

Berkeley Traffic Safety Commission Ltd.

 

19 letters, 1932-1948

Scope and Content Note

Primarily form letters re meetings.

See also California. Industrial Accident Commission.
 

Biscailuz, Eugene Warren, 1883-

 

6 letters, 1934-1951

Scope and Content Note

Written while sheriff of Los Angeles County. Enclosure to letter. May 14, 1936: copy of a report of a visit to Los Angeles by Colonel Frank Brook. Inspector of Constabulary for England and Wales.
 

Blaisdell, Allen Carrier, 1897-

 

3 letters, 1934-1949

Scope and Content Note

One written on behalf of International House, University of California, Berkeley.
 

Bloom, Murray Teigh, 1916-

 

Letter, n.d

Scope and Content Note

Requesting Vollmers views on gambling for an article he was planning.
 

Boolsen, Frank Mason

 

66 letters, 1937-1954 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

1937 letters comment on police training school at University of Toledo, Ohio, and on the Toledo Police Department. Letters from 1949 on, relate to his teaching career in the Department of Criminology, Fresno State College.
 

Bowler, Alida Cynthia

 

27 letters, 1929-1940

Scope and Content Note

1929-1930 letters, written while she was director of the Division of Public Relations, Los Angeles Police Department, refer to political difficulties in the department; some letters written thereafter comment on developments in Los Angeles. 1932-1934 letters written while she was Director of the Delinquency Unit, U.S. Children's Bureau.
 

Braden, Forrest

 

6 letters, 1945-1972

Scope and Content Note

Primarily commenting on his job as police chief in Terre Haute, Indiana.
 

Bradford, Lowell W.

 

12 letters, 1948-1955

Scope and Content Note

Most of them written in capacity of criminologist and scientific consultant, San Jose, California.
 

Brannon, Bernard C.

 

7 letters, 1953-1955

Scope and Content Note

Written while chief of police, Kansas City, Missouri.
 

Brasol, Boris Leo, 1885-

 

2 letters, 1930-1931

Scope and Content Note

Re an article he was planning on the scientific police movement in the United States.
 

Breen, Joseph I.

 

3 letters, 1934

Scope and Content Note

Written while assistant to the president, Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc.
 

Brereton, George H., 1901-

 

22 letters, 1931-1954

Scope and Content Note

Writing as assistant professor of the police training school. San Jose State Teachers College; as under-sheriff of San Diego County; as supervisor, peace officers training, California Department of Education; and as chief of the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation.
 

Brewer, John Marks, 1877-1950

 

2 letters, 1933-1937

Scope and Content Note

1933 letter comments on Vollmer's statement re juvenile delinquency.
 

Bridgeport, Conn. Civil Service Commission

 

22 letters, 1936-1946

Scope and Content Note

Re Vollmer's assistance in examinations for policemen.
 

Bristol, L. M.

 

3 letters, 1936-1937

Scope and Content Note

Commenting on status of police training in Florida and asking Vollmer to visit the University of Florida at Gainesville.
 

Brook, Frank

 

5 letters, 1934-1936

Scope and Content Note

Writing as county chief constable, West Riding of Yorkshire Constabulary, England. Letters written in 1936 comment on his visit to the United States.

See also Biscailuz, Eugene W.
 

Burke, Louis H.

 

2 letters, 1955

 

Bureau of Social Hygiene, Inc.

 

12 letters, 1929-1934

Scope and Content Note

Primarily from Lawrence B. Dunham, director. Many refer to criminology research projects.

See also Harrison, Leonard V.
 

Buttenheim, Harold Sinley, 1876-

see The American City.

 

Buwalda, Imra (Wann), 1894-

 

95 letters, 1929-1954 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Writing as a penologist and criminologist and as a personal friend.
 

Calahane, Cornelius F.

 

3 letters, 1931-1932

Scope and Content Note

Primarily re his proposed outline for police instructors.
 

Caldecott, Thomas W.

 

Letter, July 2, 1949

Scope and Content Note

Writing as member of the California legislature.
 

California. Adult Authority

 

7 Letters, 1947-1954

Scope and Content Note

Primarily re meetings, transmission of material, etc.
 

California. Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation

 

14 letters, 1930-1944

Scope and Content Note

Primarily from Clarence S. Morrill, chief of the Division, reporting on activities, transmitting reports, etc.

See also Brereton, George H. and Knoles, Fred A.
 

California. Bureau of Juvenile Research

 

4 letters, 1935-1936

Scope and Content Note

Re California Coordinating Councils. From Norman Fenton. director.
 

California. Dept. of Corrections

 

9 letters, 1947-1955

Scope and Content Note

Most of them from Richard A. McGee, director. Some refer to legislation affecting the Department and ask comment on training manuals.
 

California. Dept. of Education

 

45 letters, 1933-1955 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from the Commission for Vocational Education; Superintendents of Public Instruction Vierling Kersey and Walter F. Dexter; the Division of Secondary Education, and the Supervisor of Peace Officers Training, John P. Peper. Some letters refer to the coordinating council movement and to the promotion of pre-service training for policemen.

See also Brereton, George H.
 

California. Dept. of Social Welfare

 

4 letters, 1929

Scope and Content Note

Three from Anna L. Saylor, director. Re the mental hygiene survey proposed by the Department. Vollmer served as member of the Central Survey Committee.
 

California. Highway Patrol

see Cato, E. Raymond.

 

California. Industrial Accident Commission

 

2 letters, 1935

Scope and Content Note

Re the Berkeley Traffic Safety Commission.
 

California. Legal Dept.

 

2 letters, 1936

Scope and Content Note

From Charles Goff, re the Tom Mooney trial.
 

California. Office of Legislative Counsel

 

5 letters, 1936-1937

Scope and Content Note

Re legislation submitted by the Interstate Crime Commission. From Fred B. Wood, legislative counsel.
 

California. State Board of Prison Directors

 

14 letters, 1940-1943

Scope and Content Note

Primarily from president, Isaac Pacht, and member, George A. Briggs. Some refer to the appointment of wardens.
 

California, State College. Fresno

see Dienstein, William and Boolsen, Frank.

 

California. State College, San Jose

see Schmidt, Willard E.; MacQuarrie, Thomas W.; and Wiltberger, William A.

 

California. State Personnel Board

 

2 letters, 1938-1941

Scope and Content Note

Requesting Vollmer's help re examinations.
 

California. State Prison, San Quentin

 

19 letters, 1932-1954

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from directors of education and from wardens. including Clinton T. Duffy.
 

California. University. Extension Division

 

12 letters, 1932-1947

 

California. University. President

 

32 letters, 1930-1955

Scope and Content Note

From Robert G. Sproul and Monroe E. Deutsch. Some refer to a proposal to fingerprint all University students.
 

California. University. Press

 

29 letters, 1933-1940

Scope and Content Note

Include Letters from Samuel T. Farquhar. Many are letters of transmittal for royalty statements.
 

California. University. Regents

 

lo letters, 1931-1946

Scope and Content Note

Most of them refer to his appointment as professor of police administration.
 

California. University, Berkeley [various offices, bureaus, etc.] Include letters from the following:

 

Bureau of Occupations

 

2 letters, 1934-1937

 

Bureau of Public Administration

 

7 letters, 1932-1947

 

Chancellor

 

Letter from Vice-chancellor A. R. Davis, Nov. 1, 1955.

 

College of Agriculture

 

Letter, Apr. 27, 1940

 

College of Engineering

 

2 letters, 1933-1937

 

College of Letters and Science, Dean

 

Letter, Oct. 24, 1934

 

[Committee on Fingerprint Registration, 1935]

 

5 letters, Oct.-Dec. 1935

 

Dean of Students

 

Letter, June 17, 1948

 

Dean of the Graduate Division

 

4 letters, 1936-1946

 

Dept. of Civil Engineering

 

Letter, Feb. 3, 1936

 

Dept. of Economics

 

Letter, Oct. 17, 1933

 

Dept. of Physics

 

Letter, June 20, 1938

 

Dept. of Political Science

 

5 letters, 1934-1947

 

Dept. of Psychology

 

2 letters, 1935 & n.d

 

Dept. of Social Welfare

 

Letter, Nov. 27, 1939

 

Director of Admission

 

6 letters, 1931-1948

 

Division of Social Service

 

6 Letters, 1938-1938

Scope and Content Note

From Martha A. Chickering, chairman, re the Rosenberg lectureships in the social services.
 

ESMWT

 

Letter, Feb. 26, 1943

 

Faculty Club

 

4 letters, 1931-1938

 

International House

 

Letter, May 19, 1938

 

Library

 

5 letters, 1931-1955

 

Office of Relations with Schools

 

2 letters, 1941

 

Office of Summer Sessions

 

7 letters, 1929-1938

 

Office of the Comptroller

 

7 Letters, 1931-1937 & n.d

 

Office of the Registrar

 

4 letters, 1935-1937

 

Radiation Laboratory

 

Letter, Dec. 5, 1950

 

School of Criminology

 

Letter, Sept. 11, 1951

 

School of Education

 

Letter, May 29, 1936

 

School of Jurisprudence

 

2 letters, 1930-1937

 

University News Service

 

Letter, July 31, 1936

 

Medical Center, San Francisco

 

2 letters, 1945-1946

 

California. Youth Authority

 

8 letters, 1941-1954

 

California Committee on State Police

 

6 letters, 1935-1936

Scope and Content Note

Re meetings of the executive committee, positions on legislation, etc.
 

California Council on Oriental Relations

see Hume, Samuel J.

 

California Federation for Civic Unity

 

8 letters, 1947-1948

Scope and Content Note

Include letters written under former name, California Council for Civic Unity.
 

California Probation and Parole Association

 

8 letters, 1939-1948

Scope and Content Note

Most of them refer to annual meetings.
 

California Safety Council, Inc.

 

9 letters, 1935-1937 & n.d

 

California School Trustees Association

 

3 letters, 1945-1946

 

California Taxpayers Association

 

18 Letters, 1931-1936

Scope and Content Note

Primarily from James Mussatti, executive secretary, and Milbank Johnson, chairman of the board of directors. Several refer to surveys and conferences undertaken by the Association on various topics, including. in 1934-35. the proposed state police plan.
 

California Writers Club

see Babington, Suren H.

 

Calkins, Allard A., 1889-

 

12 Letters, 1944-1953

 

Cambell, Thomas E.

see U.S. Civil Service Commission.

 

Campbell, William Wallace, 1862-1938

 

3 letters, 1935

Scope and Content Note

Writing as president of the National Academy of Sciences, re the Marcellus Hartley Gold Medal to be awarded to Vollmer.
 

Capper. Arthur, 1865-1951

 

Letter, June 15, 1929

 

Castellanos, Israel

 

41 letters, 1929-1954

Scope and Content Note

Most of them written while director general of the Gabinete Nacional de Identificacion, Cuba. Several refer to his writings and to matters of mutual interest in police administration.
 

Cato, E. Raymond

 

11 letters, 1933-1938

Scope and Content Note

Written while chief of the California Highway Patrol.
 

Chamberlin, Henry Barrett, 1866-

see Chicago Crime Commission.

 

Chaney, Ralph Works, 1890-

 

Letter, Mar. 9, 1942

Scope and Content Note

Re East Bay Regional Parks.
 

Chavez, Carlos

 

Letter, Mar. 15, 1944.

 

Cheng, William

 

29 letters, 1947-1955

Scope and Content Note

A Chinese student who secured positions in police administration in China and then in Taiwan.
 

Chernin, Milton

 

17 letters, 1934-1955

Scope and Content Note

Several references to O. W. Wilson in the letters written during the war years. Some letters written for the School of Social Welfare and the Bureau of Public Administration, University of California.
 

Cherrington, Ben Mark, 1885-

 

2 letters, 1935

Scope and Content Note

Requesting Vollmer's help for the University of Denver Foundation for the Advancement of the Social Sciences.
 

Chicago. Police

 

23 letters, 1930-1942

Scope and Content Note

Most of them written by acting commissioner John H. Alcock and commissioner James P. Allman. Included also are letters from John D. Leonard, director of police training school, Chicago Park District Police Department; and Chicago Police Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory.

See also Kenneth R. Cox; Loesch, Frank J.; and Police "13-13".
 

Chicago. University

 

30 letters, 1929-1932

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from Edith Abbott, dean of the Graduate School of Social Science Administration and President Robert M. Hutchins.

See also White, Leonard D.
 

Chicago. University. [Correspondence re 1929 police conference]

 

79 letters, 1929

Scope and Content Note

The conference was held at the University of Chicago, November 11 and 12, to discuss uniform crime records and police statistics. [Cf. Vollmer's outgoing letters, Oct.-Nov. 1929.] Most of the letters are from chiefs of police and other municipal police department officials.

See also National Safety Council; New York. Police Department; Los Angeles. Police Department; Bureau of Social Hygiene, Inc.; Police "13-13".
 

Chicago. University. [Correspondence re 1930 police conference]

 

36 letters, 1930

Scope and Content Note

The conference was held at the University of Chicago, November 30, to promote cooperation between various law enforcement officials in the region. Included are letters from police chiefs and other law enforcement officials. [Cf. Vollmer's outgoing letters, Oct.-Nov. 1930.]

See also U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation; and National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement.
 

Chicago Crime Commission

 

4 letters, 1929-1944

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from Henry Barrett Chamberlin.
 

China. Embassy, U.S.

 

2 letters, 1947

Scope and Content Note

From the Office of the Military Attache. Inviting Vollmer to China as advisor to the chief of national police administration.
 

The Christian Science Monitor

 

8 letters, 1930-1937

Scope and Content Note

Some refer to Vollmer articles.
 

Civic Research Institute, Kansas City, Mo.

 

11 letters, 1929-1935

Scope and Content Note

Include letters written under the earlier name, Kansas City Public Service Institute. Some are copies of letters addressed to the Kansas City Police Department. Refer to telephone signal systems, testing applicants in police school, etc.
 

Clark, John Gee

 

2 letters, 1934-1935

Scope and Content Note

Requesting Vollmer's observations on rehabilitative value of employment of prisoners.
 

Close, O. H.

 

4 letters, 1933-1934

Scope and Content Note

Primarily re meetings with Vollmer on juvenile delinquency problem. Close was superintendent of the Preston School of Industry.
 

Cockrell, Ewing, 1874-

 

58 letters, 1929-1952 & n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Many refer to police training, to efforts to prevent crime and to enforce world peace, and to other matters of mutual interest; several written on behalf of United States Federation of Justice.
 

Coffee, Rudolph Isaac, 1878-

 

12 letters, 1929-1946 .

 

Cole, William

 

2 letters, 1935

Scope and Content Note

Writing as chief of the Washington State Patrol, re the change in status from Washington Highway Patrol.
 

Commission of Inquiry on Public Service Personnel

 

4 letters, 1934-1935

Scope and Content Note

From Luther Gulick, director of research.
 

Coordinating Councils, Inc.

 

114 letters, 1935-1955

Scope and Content Note

Primarily letters from Kenneth S. Beam, executive secretary, including those written by him while he was special field agent, National Probation Association, for coordinating councils, and consultant on councils for California Department of Education. Included also are letters written by local councils and council members. The organization served as "a research and service organization for the advancement of community coordination" in dealing with juvenile delinquency.

See also Kenyon Scudder; Virgil E. Dickson; California. Bureau of Juvenile Research; California. Dept. of Education; Los Angeles County Coordinating Councils; and Alameda County Coordinating Councils.
 

Copeland, Royal Samuel, 1868-1938

 

3 letters, 1929-1936

Scope and Content Note

Writing as U.S. Senator.
 

Coronado, Calif. Police Dept.

see Howell, Cletus I.

 

Cottrell, Edwin Angell, 1881-

 

5 letters, 1933-1943

Scope and Content Note

Letter, Jan. 31, 1933, comments on Vollmers proposed courses on police administration, University of California.
 

Council of State Governments

 

11 letters, 1935-1938

Scope and Content Note

Primarily from Henry W. Toll, executive director.
 

Cox, Kenneth R.

 

7 letters, 1930-1938

Scope and Content Note

Re police radio systems. With these: his report and recommendations to the Federal Radio Commission, 1930, on the police radio situation. Some letters written while supervisor of police radio, Chicago Police Department.
 

Crawley, F. J.

 

6 letters, 1930-1935

Scope and Content Note

Written while chief constable, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
 

Crime Club, Inc.

see Poling, James W.

 

Cronin, Melvyn I.

 

2 letters, 1938-1940

Scope and Content Note

Writing as California assemblyman.
 

Cross, Ira Brown, 1880-

 

3 letters, 1945 & n.d.

 

Crowther, Samuel

 

Letter, Oct. 18, 1930

Scope and Content Note

Re a series of articles on crime he was planning to write.
 

Curtis Brown, Ltd.

 

Letter, Dec. 4, 1950

Scope and Content Note

From Edith Haggard, re Albert Deutsch's article on Vollmer.
 

Dallas, Tex. City Manager

 

9 letters, 1944-1948

Scope and Content Note

Re Vollmer's survey of the Dallas Police Department and its follow-up.
 

Davis, James E.

see Los Angeles. Police Dept.

 

DeCoto, Ezra W.

 

2 letters, 1932

 

Detroit, Mich. Police Dept.

see Rutledge, William P.

 

Detroit Bureau of Governmental Research, Inc.

 

9 letters, 1929-1938

Scope and Content Note

From Lent D. Upson, director. Several re the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Letter. Apr. 5, 1938, solicits Vollmer's comment on the Detroit Police Merit Board and advice on police examinations.
 

Deutsch, Albert

 

28 Letters, 1948-1955

Scope and Content Note

Many refer to his article on Vollmer for Collier's and to other articles on criminology inspired by Vollmer.
 

Dexter, Walter F.

see Calif. Dept. of Education.

 

Dickson, Virgil E.

 

36 letters, 1930-1945

Scope and Content Note

Many written on behalf of the Berkeley Coordinating Council, while assistant superintendent and superintendent of Berkeley Public Schools.
 

Dienstein, William, 1909-

 

145 letters, 1935-1955

Scope and Content Note

Most of the letters, 1946-1953, comment on the criminology program at Fresno State College, where he served as coordinator of the criminology curriculum.
 

Dixon, Sir Arthur L.

 

61 letters, 1929-1954 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Writing on matters of mutual concern to English and American police. Some refer to Vollmer's visit to England in 1932-1933 and to Dixon's visit to the U.S. in 1950 and in 1952 to lecture on the British Police Service at the University of California.
 

Dockweiler, Henry I., 1893-

 

3 letters, 1934

Scope and Content Note

Re suggestions for improving criminal procedure to avoid the "third degree."
 

Doshay, Lewis J.

 

4 letters, 1954-1955

Scope and Content Note

Re medication for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
 

Dowbiggin, Sir Herbert L.

 

16 letters, 1935-1937

Scope and Content Note

Many refer to his visits to the U.S. and other parts of the world, while he was Inspector General of Police, Ceylon, to study the work of foreign police systems.
 

Drake, Grover C.

 

12 letters, 1934-1935

Scope and Content Note

Most of them, written while he was chairman of the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners, Santa Barbara, refer to the proposed employment of a police consultant for reorganization of Santa Barbara police.
 

Dudycha, George John, 1903-

 

2 letters, 1951

Scope and Content Note

Acknowledging Vollmer's assistance and suggestions for his forthcoming book on psychology for law enforcement officers.
 

Duffy, Clinton T.

see Calif. State Prison, San Quentin.

 

Dunham, Lawrence Boardman, 1882-

see Bureau of Social Hygiene, Inc.

 

Dunlap, Al

 

5 letters, 1929-1940

Scope and Content Note

Many of them written while president and editor, The Detective Publishing Company.
 

Dwyne, James P.

 

5 letters, 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

Re the organization of a Records Division for the Syracuse, N. Y. Police Department. Several references to Spencer D. Parratt.
 

Dykstra, Clarence Addison, 1883-1950

 

Letter, Apr. 8, 1948.

 

East Bay Regional Park District

 

229 letters, 1934-1954

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from Thomas J. Roberts, secretary, and from district managers Elbert M. Vail, Harold L. Curtis, and Richard E. Walpole. Vollmer served on the Board of Directors, 1935-1940.

See also Oakland, Calif. City Planning Commission; Harold French; Berkeley, Calif. City Manager; Charles Lee Tilden; and Ansel F. Hall.
 

Edy, John N.

 

26 letters, 1925-1945

Scope and Content Note

Written while city manager of Berkeley, California (with many references to the Police Department); city manager of Flint, Michigan, Dallas, Texas, and Houston, Texas, and Toledo, Ohio. Many refer to Vollmer's advice and assistance on reorganization of police departments.
 

Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969

 

Letter, Feb. 20, 1948

Scope and Content Note

Form letter written on behalf of brotherhood week.
 

Elder (Paul) & Company

 

Letter, Mar. 23, 1937

Scope and Content Note

Requesting Vollmer to speak in connection with his book, Crime, Crooks and Cops.
 

Eliot, Thomas Dawes, 1889-

 

2 letters, 1929

Scope and Content Note

Re approach to crime problems.
 

Elston, John Arthur, 1874-1921

 

2 letters, 1917

Scope and Content Note

Written while a member of the House of Representatives. Re Vollmer's proposal for a military intelligence service.
 

Eltse, Ralph Roscoe, 1885-

 

2 letters, 1933-1934

Scope and Content Note

Written while a member of the House of Representatives.
 

Eno, William Phelps, 1858-

 

2 letters, 1932

 

Erwin, E. Jack

 

2 letters, 1941

Scope and Content Note

Written while director, police education, University of Toledo.
 

Euthanasia Society of America

 

9 letters, 1938-1944

Scope and Content Note

Vollmer served as a member of the American Advisory Council.
 

Evans, Herbert McLean, 1882-

 

Letter, Mar. 6, 1936.

 

Farquhar. Samuel Thaxter, 1890-1949

see California. University. Press.

 

Feng, Yukon

 

24 letters 1930-1955

Scope and Content Note

A student who returned to China, worked for the Nanking police; for the Chekiang Police Academy; for the Ministry of Interior; and for the Keelung Municipal Government, Taiwan.
 

Fenton, Norman, 1895-

see California. Bureau of Juvenile Research.

 

Field, Russell

 

2 letters, 1929

Scope and Content Note

Written while Commissioner of Police, Kansas City, Mo., reporting on difficulties in the police department.
 

Fisher, Charles W.

 

Letter, July 14, 1933

Scope and Content Note

Writing as a member of the California Assembly, re the Institute of Child Welfare.
 

Fisher, Galen Merriam, 1873-1955

 

Note, ca. Sept. 14, 1942

Scope and Content Note

Written on a form statement requesting help in resettlement of Japanese evacuees.
 

Fitzgerald, Fred F.

 

20 letters, 1945-1953

Scope and Content Note

A former student who worked with the San Francisco Police Department and with the Law Enforcement Division of the City College of San Francisco.
 

Flexner, Abraham, 1866-

 

Letter, Dec. 20, 1929.

 

Florida. University

 

17 letters, 1936-1940

Scope and Content Note

Re Vollmer's participation in the peace officers short training course sponsored by the General Extension Division.
 

Ford, John Anson

 

3 letters, 1936-1939

 

Fosdick, Raymond Blaine, 1883-

 

Letters, June 13, 1929

 

The Foundation Press, Inc.

 

36 letters, 1947-1954

Scope and Content Note

Re publication of Vollmer's book The Criminal.
 

French, Harold

 

11 letters, 1934-1936

Scope and Content Note

Re the East Bay Regional Park project.
 

Fritz, Emanuel

 

Letter, Apr. 1, 1942

Scope and Content Note

Re selection of a manager for the Regional Park Board.
 

Frym, Marcel

 

Letter, Jan. 9, 1951.

Scope and Content Note

Commenting on The Criminal.
 

Funk & Wagnalls Company

 

3 letters, 1935-1937

Scope and Content Note

Letter, Mar. 5, 1937, refers to Crime, Crooks and Cops.
 

Gabrielson, William A.

 

101 letters, 1932-1953

Scope and Content Note

Most of them, written while he was chief of police, Honolulu. Hawaii, comment on his reorganization of the police department, training of officers. law enforcement problem, etc.
 

Game, Philip

 

2 letters, 1936

Scope and Content Note

Writing as Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, New Scotland Yard, London.
 

Garrett, Earl W.

 

36 letters, 1932-1951 & n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Comments on the many U.S. metropolitan police department surveys he conducted.
 

Gault, Robert Harvey, 1874-

 

93 letters, 1924-1955 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Many refer to the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology. Some are addressed to V. A Leonard.
 

Gausewitz, Alfred L.

 

2 letters, 1935-1936

Scope and Content Note

Re crime control measures in Wisconsin.
 

Gay, Frederick Parker, 1874-

 

3 letters, 1936-1937

Scope and Content Note

Re his research on E. E. Southard.
 

Gerk, Joseph A.

 

7 letters, 1930-1934

Scope and Content Note

Most of them written while chief of police, St. Louis, Missouri.

See also International Association of Chiefs of Police correspondence.
 

Germain, Walter M.

 

312 letters, 1932-1954 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Most of them written while he was supervisor of Crime Detection Division of the Saginaw, Michigan, Police Department. The majority of letters are carbon copies of letters written to various people and forwarded to Vollmer for his information, sometimes with an added personal note from Germain. Most of them deal with juvenile delinquency.
 

Glavinovich, Rose

 

3 letters, 1929-1930

Scope and Content Note

Refer to the Berkeley Police Department.
 

Glueck, Eleanor (Touroff), 1898-

 

3 letters, 1934-1947

 

Glueck, Sheldon, 1896-

 

13 letters, 1931-1947 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Letter, Aug. 23, 1933, comments on Vollmer's proposed courses of study for police administration, University of California.
 

Goddard, Calvin

 

21 letters, 1930-1937

Scope and Content Note

Writing as director of the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory, and as professor of political science, Northwestern University School of Law.
 

Goethe, Charles Matthias, 1875-1966

 

6 letters, 1935-1941

 

Grady, Henry Francis, 1882-1957

 

4 letters, 1939-1941 & n.d

 

Grassberger, Roland

 

3 letters, 1932-1933

Scope and Content Note

Re Vollmer's visit to Vienna.
 

Greening, John A.

see Berkeley, Calif. Police Dept.

 

Greenslet, Ferris, 1875-1953

 

Letter, Jan. 19, 1932

Scope and Content Note

Addressed to Samuel C. May; written on behalf of Houghton Mifflin Co.
 

Gregory, Blanche

 

5 letters, 1936-1941

Scope and Content Note

Writing as Vollmer's literary agent.
 

Griffenhagen & Associates. Ltd.

 

3 letters, 1930-1932

Scope and Content Note

Two refer to a study of police functions in various cities in New Jersey to which Vollmer lent assistance.
 

Griffin, Robert Orman

 

14 letters, 1931-1943

Scope and Content Note

Those written while captain of records, Honolulu Police Department, comment on the Department; letters, 1942-1943, written while chief of internal security, Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming.
 

Gulick, Charles Adams, 1896-

 

3 letters, 1934-1936

Scope and Content Note

Written from Austria, while engaged in his study of the Austrian labor movement.
 

Gulick, Luther

 

3 letters, 1933-1940

 

Hale, William Green, 1881-

 

2 letters, 1930

Scope and Content Note

Written while dean of the University of Southern California School of Law.
 

Hall, Albert H.

 

8 letters, 1930-1934

Scope and Content Note

Writing as managing director of the Schenectady Bureau of Municipal Research, Inc., and as director of the Bureau of Training and Research, Conference of Mayors and Other Municipal Officials.
 

Hall, Ansel Franklin, 1894-

 

4 letters, 1943

Scope and Content Note

Re East Bay Regional Park Project.
 

Halsey, Maxwell

 

19 letters, 1933-1939

Scope and Content Note

Writing on behalf of the National Bureau of Casualty and Surety Underwriters re traffic accident problems; and as assistant director, Bureau for Street Traffic Research, Harvard University and Yale University.
 

Hamilton, K. Hope

 

12 letters, 1944-1947 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Many of them written on behalf of Inter-America House, San Francisco.
 

Harper, Hugh D.

 

4 letters, 1929-1938

Scope and Content Note

Writing as chief of police, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
 

Harrison, Leonard Vance, 1891-

 

15 letters, 1932-1944

Scope and Content Note

Many of them written on behalf of the Bureau of Social Hygiene.
 

Hart, Hastings Hornell, 1851-1932

 

5 letters, 1929-1931

Scope and Content Note

Written while serving with the National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement, as chairman of the Advisory Committee on Penal Institutions. Probation and Parole. Enclosure to letter, Nov. 8, 1929: copy of letter from Thorsten Sellin with copy of his reply.
 

Hartshorne, Richard, 1888-

see Interstate Commission on Crime.

 

Hatfield, George Juan, 1887-1953

 

Letter, Feb. 29, 1936

Scope and Content Note

Written while lieutenant-governor of California, re project for voluntary registration of fingerprints.
 

Heinrich, Edward Oscar

 

8 letters, 1929-1951

Scope and Content Note

Letter, Dec. 23, 1929, discusses proposal for criminology program at the University of California. Letter, Nov. 14, 1933, is a copy of a letter addressed to Roger A. Lovett, commenting on proposed courses to qualify him as a forensic chemist.
 

Heinrich, Mortimer A.

 

14 letters, 1934-1947

Scope and Content Note

Letters from 1946 on, refer to his teaching courses in police administration at the University of Oregon and State College of Washington.
 

Hendrickson, Robert Clymer, 1898-

 

Letter, Oct. 15, 1953

Scope and Content Note

Writing as chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency, requesting Vollmer advice.
 

Hewitt, Roy Reno

 

2 letters, 1930

Scope and Content Note

Writing as dean of the College of Law, Willamette University, re its Police School.
 

Hoffman, Carl, 1882-1946

 

Letter, Nov. 6, 1936

 

Hoisington, R. M.

 

5 letters, 1934-1935

Scope and Content Note

Re study of police beats in Cincinnati, Ohio.
 

Holaday, William Perry, 1882-1946

 

Letter, Oct. 2, 1929

Scope and Content Note

Writing as member of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Appropriations for the District of Columbia, requesting advice on reorganization of the D. C. police department.
 

Holland, Ernest O., 1874-1950

 

15 letters, 1935-1949

Scope and Content Note

Writing as president of the State College of Washington, re Vollmer's participation in conferences on law enforcement. Several letters, 1941-1947, refer to V. A Leonard.
 

Holstrom, John D.

see Berkeley, Calif. Police Dept.

 

Honolulu, Hawaii. Police Dept.

 

11 letters, 1949-1955

Scope and Content Note

From Daniel S. C. Liu, chief of police. Many refer to problems and requests for advice.

See also Gabrielson, William A. and Griffin, Robert O.
 

Hoover, John Edgar

see U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

Houghton Mifflin Co.

see Greenslet, Ferris

 

Howell, Cletus I.

 

10 Letters, 1930-1949

Scope and Content Note

Several refer to his experiences as chief of police, Coronado, California. Letters, Nov. 9, 1931, and Mar. 4, 1932, comment on University of California proposed courses in police administration.
 

Hudson, Manley Ottmer, 1886-

 

3 letters, 1933-1934

Scope and Content Note

Writing as director of Research in International Law, Harvard Law School.
 

Hume, Samuel James, 1885-

 

3 letters, 1932-1936

Scope and Content Note

Writing as executive secretary of the California Council on Oriental Relations and as regional director of the California Crusaders.
 

Hunter, Muriel (Bruck)

 

16 letters, 1932-1935

Scope and Content Note

Vollmer's secretary. Some are carbon copies of letters addressed to Samuel C. May, reporting on progress in editing MSS in the Police Science Series for the Bureau of Public Administration.
 

Hunter, Thomas Park

 

32 letters, 1933-1935

Scope and Content Note

A former member of the Berkeley Police Department.
 

Huntington, Ellsworth

see American Eugenics Society Inc.

 

Hutchins, Robert Maynard, 1899-

see Chicago. University

 

Illinois. Dept. of Public Welfare

 

12 letters, 1931-1941

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from the Institute for Juvenile Research and the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation.
 

Industrial Areas Foundation

see Alinsky, Saul D.

 

Ingham, Edwin A.

 

2 letters, 1930.

Scope and Content Note

Writing as superintendent of operations, Coronado, Calif., re the situation in the police department.
 

Institute of Traffic Engineers

 

26 letters, 1930-1934

 

Inter-America House

see Hamilton, K. Hope

 

International Association of Chiefs of Police

 

143 letters, 1929-1955 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from William P. Rutledge, executive vice-president; Joseph A. Gerk, president; Bruce Smith, director of committee on uniform crime records. Many are form letters. Included also are memoranda addressed to members of the executive committee.
 

International City Managers Association

see Ridley, Clarence E.

 

Interstate Commission on Crime

 

61 letters, 1935-1939

Scope and Content Note

Primarily from Richard Hartshorne, chairman-president.
 

Iowa State Sheriffs Association

 

5 Letters, 1929-1930

Scope and Content Note

Re their annual school of instruction; requesting Vollmer's participation.
 

Japanese American Citizens League

 

22 letters, 1939-1952

Scope and Content Note

From various chapters and from national headquarters.
 

Jennings, Dean

 

6 letters, 1946-1950

Scope and Content Note

Several refer to his articles on Vollmer.
 

Johnson, Gardiner

 

4 letters, 1940-1945

Scope and Content Note

Re his candidacy for California legislature.
 

Johnson, Hiram Warren, 1866-1945

 

Letter, Mar. 23, 1935.

 

Johnson, Milbank

see California Taxpayers Association.

 

Johnston, James A., 1874-

see American Prison Association.

 

Jones, Herbert Coffin, 1880-1970

 

Letters, July 1, 1932

 

Jones, R. T.

 

2 letters, 1940

Scope and Content Note

Writing as governor of Arizona, re the Western Safety Conference.
 

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

see Baker, Newman F.

 

Kansas City, Mo. Police Dept.

 

10 letters, 1929-1955

Scope and Content Note

From various members of the Department.

See also Brannon, Bernard C.
 

Kansas City Public Service Institute

see Civic Research Institute, Kansas City, Mo.

 

Kavanaugh, Andrew J.

 

5 letters, 1932-1939

Scope and Content Note

Writing as chief of police, Rochester, N.Y. and as director of the Department of Public Safety, Miami, Fla.
 

Keeler, Charles Augustus, 1871-1937

 

6 letters, 1929-1930

Scope and Content Note

Most of them refer to his son, Leonarde.
 

Keeler, Leonarde, d. 1949

 

44 letters, 1930-1949

Scope and Content Note

Many references to the polygraph; his work with the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory of Northwestern University, and his private practice in criminal investigations and polygraph examinations.

See also Keeler, Charles A. and Leonarde Keeler Inc.
 

Keeler (Leonarde) Inc.

 

5 letters, 1950

Scope and Content Note

Some refer to the death of Leonarde Keeler.
 

Kefauver, Estes, 1903-

 

Letter, Oct. 10, 1955

Scope and Content Note

Writing as chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency.
 

Kefauver, Grayson Neikirk, 1900-1946

 

3 letters, 1933-1934

Scope and Content Note

Re the Western Regional Guidance Conference, Berkeley, Calif.
 

Kehrli, Herman

 

27 letters, 1934-1951

Scope and Content Note

Writing as director of the Bureau of Municipal Research and Service, University of Oregon; executive secretary of the Police Survey Commision; and executive secretary of the League of Oregon Cities. Re survey of the Portland Police Department and development of professional training for policemen at the University.
 

Keller, Franklin Jefferson, 1887-

 

7 letters, 1933-1935

Scope and Content Note

Writing as director of the National Occupational Conference.
 

Keller, Helen Adams, 1880-

 

Letter, Feb. 8, 1946

Scope and Content Note

An appeal letter for the deaf-blind.
 

Kelley, Douglas M.

 

5 letters, 1950-1951.

Scope and Content Note

Most of them refer to the Society for the Advancement of Criminology.
 

Kenney, John Paul, 1920-

 

10 letters, 1950-1952

Scope and Content Note

Most of them refer to his writings in the field of criminology; a few to the Society for the Advancement of Criminology.
 

Kersey, Vierling, 1890-

see California. Dept. of Education.

 

Kidd, Alexander Marsden, 1879-

 

4 letters, 1929-1949.

 

Kinsey, Alfred Charles, 1894-1956

 

2 letters, 1948-1949

Scope and Content Note

One refers to his research in San Quentin for study of sex offenders.
 

Kirk, Paul Louis, 1902-1970

 

2 letters, 1945-1951

 

Knight, Goodwin Jess, 1896-

 

Letter, Jan. 18, 1954

Scope and Content Note

Writing as governor of California, re a Conference on California's Children and Youth.
 

Knoles, Fred A.

 

13 letters, 1929-1945

Scope and Content Note

Comments on the Los Angeles Police Department, while employed in the statistician's office, and on California State Division of Criminal Identification and Investigation.
 

Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-

 

4 letters, 1930-1949

 

Knowland, William Fife, 1908-

 

4 letters, 1934-1955

Scope and Content Note

Writing as California assemblyman and as U.S. Senator.
 

Kooken, Don L.

 

11 letters, 1930-1954

Scope and Content Note

Include some written while he was with the Indiana State Police and some while chairman, Police Administration, Indiana University.
 

Krueger, Albert P.

 

2 letters, 1935-1937

Scope and Content Note

Associate professor, Department of Bacteriology, University of California, Berkeley.
 

Lambda Alpha Epsilon

 

5 letters, 1938-1948

 

Lamson, David Albert

 

11 letters, 1934-1936 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Most of them letters of appreciation for Vollmer's help during his trial for murder.
 

Lamson, Margaret

 

8 letters, 1933-1934

Scope and Content Note

Re her brother, David Lamson, who figured in the Lamson murder case.
 

[Lamson case correspondence]

 

24 letters, 1934-1936

Scope and Content Note

Letters from the general public re the Lamson murder case.

See also Lamson, David; Lamson, Margaret; Winters, Yvor; Williams, Edgar; Wilson, Charles M.; and Watson, Max.
 

Larson, John Augustus, 1892-

 

12 letters, 1930-1951

Scope and Content Note

Most of them written while assistant state criminologist. Illinois; many of them referring to testing of lie detectors.
 

Lasswell, Harold Dwight

 

2 letters, 1932-1938

 

Laubenheimer, J. G.

see Milwaukee, Wisc. Chief of Police.

 

Leach, Henry Goddard, 1880-

 

2 letters, 1930-1934

 

League of California Cities

 

4 letters, 1936-1939

Scope and Content Note

From Richard Graves, executive secretary.
 

League of Oregon Cities

see Kehrli, Herman.

 

Lee, Clarence D.

 

13 letters, 1942-1955

Scope and Content Note

Written after he left the Berkeley Police Department. 1942-43 letters refer to his work as chief of internal security, Minidoka Relocation Center.

See also Berkeley, Calif. Police Dept.
 

Leonard, Vivian Anderson, 1898-

 

671 letters, 1929-1955

Scope and Content Note

Written while he served on the Berkeley, Calif. police force. 1929-1933; as superintendent of identification, Fort Worth, Texas, Police Department. 1934-1939; and as professor of police science and administration, State College of Washington, Pullman, Washington. They refer to developments in police training activities of others in the field, surveys of police departments, literature in the field. etc. Some are carbon copies of letters addressed to other individuals forwarded to Vollmer for his information.
 

Leuschner, Armin Otto, 1868-1953

 

Letter, Jan. 31, 1935

 

Lindner, Clarence Richard, 1890-

 

2 letters, 1942

 

Lloyd, Geoffrey

 

Letter, Oct.18, 1937

Scope and Content Note

Thanking Vollmer for his hospitality on his visit to the U.S.
 

Loesch, Frank Joseph, 1852-

 

11 letters, 1929-1938

Scope and Content Note

Several refer to the survey of the Chicago Police Department.
 

Los Angeles. Police Dept.

 

64 letters, 1929-1955

Scope and Content Note

From various members of the department. 1929 letters, from police chief James E. Davis, refer to the attempt to remove him from office.

See also Bowler, Alida C.; and Knoles, Fred A.
 

Los Angeles [various offices]

 

Include letter, July 10, 1924

Scope and Content Note

From Mayor George E. Cryer expressing regret at Vollmer's resignation as chief of Police; and three letters, 1941-1945, from the Board of Civil Service Commissioners requesting Vollmer's assistance in police department examinations.
 

Los Angeles Co. Sheriff

see Biscailuz, Eugene W.

 

Los Angeles Co. [various offices]

 

Include 3 Letters, 1933-1934

Scope and Content Note

From the Bureau of Efficiency; three letters. 1933-1936, from the Civil Service Commission; letter, Apr. 15, 1937, from the sheriff's office; 3 letters, 1936-1941, from the Probation office; and 3 letters. 1933-1937, from the district attorney.
 

Los Angeles County Coordinating Councils

 

3 letters, 1942-1946

 

Los Angeles State College

 

19 letters, 1930-1951

Scope and Content Note

Include letters written under the earlier name, Los Angeles Junior College, Most refer to placement of trained police officers and to the training program.
 

Lossing, Elisabeth

see Berkeley, Calif. Police Dept.

 

Louisville, Ky. Dept. of Public Safety

 

11 letters, 1929-1936

Scope and Content Note

From George T. Ragsdale, superintendent of police training.
 

McCall, Donald F.

 

7 letters, 1947

Scope and Content Note

Written while acting head of the Department of Police Science and Administration [in the absence of V. A Leonard,] State College of Washington. Pullman, Washington.
 

McCandless, David A.

 

18 letters, 1951-1955

Scope and Content Note

Written while director of the Southern Police Institute.
 

MacCormick. Austin Harbutt, 1893-

see The Osborne Association.

 

McFarland, Henry

 

8 letters, 1933-1955

Scope and Content Note

Written while associate personnel examiner, California State Civil Service Commission; secretary-treasurer of the Western Regional Conference Civil Service Assembly; and director of the New York State Department of Civil Service.
 

McGee, Richard A.

see California. Dept. of Corrections.

 

MacLafferty, James Henry, 1871-1937

 

6 letters, 1924

Scope and Content Note

Written while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.
 

McMinn, Howard Ernest, 1891-

 

5 letters, 1938-1941

Scope and Content Note

Most of them written while park botanist, East Bay Regional Park District.

See also Mulford, Walter.
 

MacNamara, Donal E. J.

 

7 letters, 1949-1954

Scope and Content Note

Written while director of the law enforcement program. University of Southern California and as police consultant for Foreign Operations Administration.
 

MacQuarrie, Thomas William, 1879-

 

5 letters, 1934-1946

Scope and Content Note

Written while president of San Jose State College, re its police school.
 

Mandelstamm, Valentin, 1876-

 

14 letters, 1939-1952 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Most of them written on his visits to the U.S.; re his articles and books and thanking Vollmer for his help.
 

Martin, Charles Emanuel, 1891-

 

10 letters, 1932-1937

Scope and Content Note

Written while professor of international law and political science, University of Washington, Seattle. Most of them refer to the police training curricula.
 

Martin, Roscoe Coleman, 1903-

 

10 letters, 1934-1936

Scope and Content Note

Written while director of the Bureau of Municipal Research. University of Texas, Austin; re police training.
 

Mason, Max, 1877-

 

Letters May 4, 1935

Scope and Content Note

Enclosure: copy of his address delivered April 23, 1935, at a dinner meeting of the National Academy of Sciences on the occasion of presentation of the Marcellus Hartley Medal to Vollmer.
 

Mathews, Joseph Howard, 1881-

 

17 letters, 1934-1950

Scope and Content Note

Several refer to his interest and lectures in the field of scientific crime investigation.
 

Mathews, Shailer, 1863-1941

 

3 letters, 1929

Scope and Content Note

Written while Dean of the Divinity School of the American Institute of Sacred Literature, requesting a statement from Vollmer on difficulty in handling infringements of the Law "as related to the class of people who might be expected to support the law."
 

Maverick, Maury, 1895-

 

2 letters, 1939-1942

 

Mavity, Nancy Barr, 1890-

 

Letter, n.d

 

Maxwell, Sir John

 

4 letters, 1936-1943

Scope and Content Note

Writing as chief constable, Manchester, England.
 

May, Samuel Chester, 1887-

 

32 letters, 1929-1947

Scope and Content Note

Written while director of the Bureau of Public Administration, University of California, Berkeley. Many refer to the MSS by Vollmer, V. A Leonard and Clarence Taylor considered for publication by the Bureau.
 

Mel, Ko-Wang

 

9 letters, 1944-1953

Scope and Content Note

Written while a student in the Department of Police Science, Washington State College; from China; and from Taiwan while Dean of the Police Academy.
 

Menninger, Karl Augustus, 1893-

 

Letter, Nov. 13, 1930.

 

Merriam, Charles Edward, 1874-

 

Letter, May 1, 1928

Scope and Content Note

Typed copy. Offering Vollmer a position with the University of Chicago, to develop plans for a systematic effort to improve American police organization.
 

Merriam, Frank Finley, 1865-

 

9 letters, 1935-1937

Scope and Content Note

Written while governor of California.
 

Merriam, John Campbell, 1869-1945

 

Letter, Oct. 8, 1934

 

Michigan State College

 

2 letters, 1947-1952

Scope and Content Note

From the Department of Police Administration.
 

Miller, Justin, 1888-

 

13 letters, 1930-1937

Scope and Content Note

Some written while chairman, The U.S. Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Crime.
 

Milwaukee, Wisc. Chief of Police

 

3 letters, 1930-1932

Scope and Content Note

From J. G. Laubenheimer.
 

Minneapolis, Minn. Board of Estimate and Taxation

 

18 letters, 1929-1934

Scope and Content Note

Many of them refer to the survey of the Minneapolis Police Department along lines suggested by Vollmer and to the implementation of the survey.
 

Minnesota. University

 

3 letters, 1936

Scope and Content Note

From the Police Training Project, requesting Vollmers help.
 

Moley, Raymond, 1886-

 

2 letters, 1934

 

Morris, R. W.

 

13 letters, 1934-1953

Scope and Content Note

Written while chief of police, Geneva, N. Y. and while executive secretary of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police. Some refer to the reorganization of the New York State Police and the Syracuse, N. Y. Police Department.
 

Mosgrove, Alicia

 

Letter, Mar. 23, 1932

Scope and Content Note

Written while superintendent of the California Institution for Women; asking for Vollmer's ideas for the new institution.
 

Mosk, Morey Stanley, 1912-

 

Letter, June 18, 1940

Scope and Content Note

Written while executive secretary for Governor Culbert L. Olson.
 

Mott, Rodney L.

 

9 letters, 1933-1935

Scope and Content Note

Written while managing editor of State Government and director of the School of Social Sciences, Colgate University.
 

Moylan, Sir John

 

Letter, Mar. 9, 1938

Scope and Content Note

Written from New Scotland Yard.
 

Mühl, Anita Mary, 1886-

 

16 letters, 1933-1952 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Some refer to her interest in handwriting analysis.
 

Muehlberger, Clarence Weinert, 1896-

 

3 letters, 1937-1952

Scope and Content Note

Refer to reprints of reports of his scientific investigations.
 

Mulford, Walter

 

2 letters, 1936-1939

Scope and Content Note

Letter, Oct. 14, 1939, is a typed copy of a letter addressed to H. E. McMinn re the arboretum in Tilden Park.
 
 

Mussatti, James

see California Taxpayers Association.

 

National Academy of Sciences

 

9 letters, 1934-1955

Scope and Content Note

Some refer to the Public Welfare Medal awarded Vollmer in 1935; the rest of the letters are invitations to attend meetings.

See also Campbell, William W.; and Mason, Max.
 

National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement

 

6 letters, 1930-1931

Scope and Content Note

Most of them from the Section on Lawless Enforcement of the Law, re use of "third degree methods" and the "lie detector."

See also Loesch, Frank J. and Warner, Sam B.
 

National Committee for Mental Hygiene

 

19 letters, 1929-1949

Scope and Content Note

Many of them form Letters.
 

National Crime Prevention Institute

 

9 letters, 1936-1937

Scope and Content Note

From Rowland C. Sheldon, executive director.
 

National Institute of Public Administration

 

3 letters, 1930

Scope and Content Note

Re time studies on investigation of robberies, burglaries, etc.
 

National Probation and Parole Association

 

120 letters, 1936-1953

Scope and Content Note

Re Vollmer's sponsorship of financial appeals for improving probation work; the Association's participation in the coordinating council movement; Vollmer's position as member of the Western Advisory Council, etc.
 

National Recreation Association

 

16 letters, 1947-1951

Scope and Content Note

Re Vollmer's sponsorship of financial appeals.
 

National Safety Council

 

93 letters, 1929-1950 .

 

National Society for the Legalization of Euthanasia

 

3 letters, 1937-1938

 

Ness, Eliot

 

5 letters, 1935-1936

Scope and Content Note

Writing as safety director, Cleveland, Ohio, requesting information from Vollmer.
 

New London, Conn. Division of Police

 

3 letters, 1929-1933

Scope and Content Note

Requesting Vollmer's help with training programs.
 

New York, N. Y. Police Dept.

 

15 letters, 1929-1950

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from police commissioners Grover A. Whalen and Arthur W. Wallander, and chief inspector John J. O'Connell.
 

Niles, Harry M.

 

13 letters, 1929-1946

Scope and Content Note

Most of them written while chief of police, Portland, Oregon.
 

Northwestern University, Evanston, IlI.

 

7 letters, 1939-1955

Scope and Content Note

Many of them from the Universitys Traffic Institute.
 

Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory

see Goddard, Calvin; Baker, Newman F.; Keeler, Leonarde; and Wilson, Charles M.

 

Oakland, Calif. City Planning Commission

 

4 Letters, 1934-1935

Scope and Content Note

Re park projects.
 

Ogburn, William Fielding, 1886-

 

5 letters, 1930-1945

Scope and Content Note

Requesting Vollmer's opinion on various police matters.
 

Ogg, Frederic Austin, 1878-1951

 

Letter, Jan. 27, 1930.

 

Olander, Oscar G.

 

13 letters, 1933-1941

Scope and Content Note

Written while commissioner of Department of Public Safety, Michigan, with comments on training, police courtesy, etc.
 

Olney, Warren, 1904-

 

Letter, Jan. 8, 1953.

 

Olson, Culbert Levy, 1876-1962

 

Letter, Dec. 18, 1941

Scope and Content Note

Written while governor of California.
 

Olson, Emery Evans, 1892-

see University of Southern California.

 

Orbison, Thomas James, 1866-

 

3 letters, 1933

 

Oregon. Dept. of Vocational Education

 

4 letters, 1937-1947

Scope and Content Note

Re police training program.
 

Oregon. University. Bureau of Municipal Research and Service

see Kehrli, Herman.

 

Osaka, Japan. Metropolitan Police Dept.

 

3 letters, 1950-1951

Scope and Content Note

Re Vollmer's assistance to various members of the Department.
 

Osborn, Albert Sherman, 1858-

 

45 letters, 1929-1945

Scope and Content Note

Several refer to his books; 1931 letters refer to his lecture for Vollmer's students at the University of Chicago.
 

The Osborne Association, Inc.

 

2 letters, 1941

Scope and Content Note

From Austin H. MacCormick, executive director.
 

Ottolenghi, Salvatore, 1861-

 

Letters, Nov. 18, 1933.

 

Owen, Ruth (Bryan), 1885-1954

 

Letters, n.d

Scope and Content Note

Form letter written while serving as member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
 

Pacific Coast Committee on American Principles and Fair Play

 

21 letters, 1943-1945 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Primarily from Ruth W. Kingman, executive secretary. Vollmer served on the advisory board.
 

Pacific Rural Press

 

5 letters, 1937-1947

Scope and Content Note

From John E. Pickett, editor.
 

Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company

 

6 letters, 1932-1934

Scope and Content Note

Re police communication systems.
 

Pardee, George Cooper, 1857-1941

 

Letters, June 30, 1932

 

Parker, Alfred Eustace, 1899-

 

28 letters, 1930-1955 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Some refer to collaboration with Vollmer on Crime, Crooks and Cops, and to his other writings.
 

Parratt, Spencer Delbert, 1902-

 

36 letters, 1930-1954 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Re his courses at Syracuse University in the field of law enforcement and police administration; various studies undertaken, including study of police "third degree." etc. Letter, Feb. 7, 1933, comments on proposed courses in police administration, University of California.

See also Dwyne, James P.
 

Peace Officers Association of the State of California

 

6 letters, 1934-1952 & n.d

 

Peixotto, Jessica Blanche, 1864-1941

 

Letters, July 1, 1932

 

Perkins, Rollin Morris, 1889-

 

37 letters, 1934-1952

Scope and Content Note

Some refer to the peace officers. training course, University of Iowa, and to the publication of Vollmer's book, The Criminal.
 

Phillips, James H.

 

7 letters, 1938-1941 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Some written while he served in the California Assembly.
 

Piedmont, Calif. [various offices]

 

4 letters, 1936

Scope and Content Note

Re Vollmer's survey of the police department.
 

Pinney, Charles A.

see New London, Conn. Division of Police.

 

Ploscowe, Morris

 

12 letters, 1933-1937.

 

Police "13-13" [Chicago Police Department publication]

 

10 letters, 1929-1932

 

Police Chiefs News Letter

 

3 letters, 1936-1937

 

The Police Journal

 

21 letters, 1934-1945

 

[Police radio correspondence]

 

8 letters, 1930

Scope and Content Note

Responses to Vollmer's letter of Feb. 19, 1930 re use of police radio stations.
 

Poling, James W.

 

11 letters, 1934-1938

Scope and Content Note

Writing as editor of The Crime Club, Inc., re books on criminology.
 

Porter, Robert Langley, 1870-1965

 

Letter, July 18, 1933

 

Portland, Ore. [Various offices]

 

30 letters, 1929-1950

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from Police Department and the Mayor, etc. re training programs, surveys of the police department, etc.
 

Powers, Robert B., 1900-

 

4 letters, 1935-1947

Scope and Content Note

Letter, Apr. 3, 1935, written while he was chief of police. Bakersfield, California.
 

Prentice-Hall, Inc.

 

14 letters, 1935-1943 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Expressing interest in Vollmer's manuscripts.
 

Prison Association of California

 

19 letters, 1939-1949

Scope and Content Note

Vollmer served as president in 1940.
 

Radin, Max, 1880-

 

2 letters, 1934 & n.d

 

[Railroad correspondence]

 

7 letters, 1933

Scope and Content Note

Written by various lines, in response to Vollmer's letter of November 1. 1933, re cooperation with police authorities in the event of a disaster.
 

Rice, Thomas S.

 

4 letters, 1929-1935

 

Richardson, Friend William, 1865-1943

 

4 letters, 1933-1937

 

Richardson, Leon Josiah, 1868-1964

 

5 letters, 1933-1937

Scope and Content Note

Writing as director of extension, University of California.
 

Richmond, Winifred Vanderbilt, 1876-1945

 

5 letters, 1932-1940 & n.d

 

Ridley, Clarence Eugene, 1891-

 

23 letters, 1929-1948

Scope and Content Note

Writing as director of The International City Managers' Association and as editor of Public Management; referring to Vollmer's cooperation in research projects and writing articles for the magazine.
 

Rieber, Charles Henry, 1866-1948

 

4 letters, 1942-1946 & n.d

 

Rieber, Frank, d. 1948

 

26 letters, 1930-1948

Scope and Content Note

A few letters refer to sound recording instruments for police work.
 

Rieber, Winifred (Smith), 1872- [Mrs. Charles Henry Rieber]

 

9 letters, n.d

 

Ritter, Mary (Bennett) [Mrs. William E. Ritter]

 

2 letters, 1938-1944

 

Ritter, William Emerson, 1856-1944

 

2 letters, 1938-1939

 

Robinson, James Johnson

 

29 letters, 1930-1942

Scope and Content Note

Many of them written while director of the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, Indiana University School of Law; re mutual interest in criminal law, police training, etc.
 

Rowell, Chester Harvey, 1867-1948

 

Letters, Apr. 12, 1926

 

Rowell, Hubert N., 1866-

 

34 letters, 1930-1944 & n.d

 

Russell Chatham, Incorporated

 

3 letters, 1952

Scope and Content Note

Re polygraph.
 

Rutledge, Wiley Blount, 1894-1949

 

3 letters, 1937

Scope and Content Note

Writing as dean of College of Law, State University of Iowa.
 

Rutledge, William P.

 

6 letters, 1929-1930

Scope and Content Note

Written while commissioner, Police Department, Detroit. Michigan; some refer to politics in the department.
 

St. Louis, Mo. Chief of Police

see Gerk, Joseph A.

 

San Antonio, Tex. Chief of Police

see Ashworth, Ray.

 

San Francisco. Civil Service Commission

 

5 letters, 1942-1955

Scope and Content Note

Re Vollmers help with police examinations.
 

San Francisco. Junior Chamber of Commerce

 

4 letters, 1935-1936

 

San Francisco. Police Dept.

 

7 letters, 1933-1947

Scope and Content Note

Most of them from William J. Quinn, chief of police.
 

Santa Barbara, Calif. Board of Police and Fire Commissioners

 

5 letters, 1934

Scope and Content Note

From Grover C. Drake, chairman. Re Vollmer's survey of the police department.
 
 

Sayre, Francis Bowes, 1885-

 

2 letters, 1938

Scope and Content Note

Written while U.S. Assistant Secretary of State.
 

Schäfer, Stephen

 

9 letters, 1939-1948

 

Schilder, Leo Clark, 1900-

 

18 letters, 1939-1953

Scope and Content Note

Several written while serving as warden in various penal institutions.
 

Schmidt, Carl Louis August, 1885-1946

 

4 Letters, 1932-1937

Scope and Content Note

Two request Vollmer to lecture to his medical class, University of California Medical School, Division of Biochemistry.
 

Schmidt, Willard E.

 

27 letters, 1929-1954

Scope and Content Note

All but one date from 1941, while director of police training. Sacramento Junior College; while working with War Relocation Authority at Tule Lake; and while head of the Police School, San Jose State College.
 

Schultz, Oscar John Theodore, 1877-

 

6 letters, 1930-1931

Scope and Content Note

Re his study for the National Research Council on university activities in the field of crime prevention and detection.
 

Schumacher, John J.

 

2 letters, 1934

Scope and Content Note

Re question of federal or state jurisdiction for crime control.
 

Scott, Robert H.

 

3 letters, 1947-1949

Scope and Content Note

Two of them written while associate professor of police administration, Michigan State College.
 

Scudder, Kenyon Judson, 1890-

 

58 letters, 1933-1952

Scope and Content Note

Written while probation officer, Los Angeles County, and executive officer of Southern California Prison. Most of them refer to the coordinating council movement.
 

Seattle, Wash. [Various offices]

 

8 letters, 1936-1943

Scope and Content Note

Several refer to Vollmer's survey of the police department. Include letters from the city council and the police department.
 

Sellers, James Clark, 1891-

 

5 letters, 1934-1954

Scope and Content Note

Re his articles and mutual interest in handwriting analysis.
 

Sellin, Thorsten, 1896-

 

12 letters, 1931-1949

Scope and Content Note

Many of them written on behalf of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
 

Shafroth, Will, 1894-

see American Bar Association.

 

Shambaugh, Benjamin Franklin, 1871-

 

7 letters, 1937-1938

Scope and Content Note

Most of them re Vollmer's lecture at the University of Iowa and to Iowa police officers.
 

Shaw, Gardiner Howland, 1893-

see American Prison Association.

 

Sheldon, Rowland Caldwell, 1876-1936

see National Crime Prevention Institute.

 

Shelley, John Francis, 1905-

 

Letter, July 21, 1955

Scope and Content Note

Written while a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
 

Sherry, Arthur H.

 

Letter, Apr. 10, 1950

 

Sibley, Robert, 1881-1958

 

Letter, n.d

 

Sillitoe, Percy J.

 

10 letters, 1933-1945

Scope and Content Note

Most of them written while chief constable of Glasgow, Scotland. Several refer to his visit to the U.S. in 1933, and to his interest in police radio communication. Included is a mimeographed copy of his letter, Sept. 13, 1933, reporting on his observations during the U.S. visit.
 

Slesinger, Donald, 1897-

 

4 letters, 1930-1932

Scope and Content Note

Written while chairman of the Social Science Research Committee. University of Chicago.
 

Smith, Bruce, 1892-

 

9 letters, 1930-1936

Scope and Content Note

Many of them refer to his research project in the field of criminology.

See also International Association of Chiefs of Police.
 

Smith, Claud T.

 

8 letters, 1951-1952

Scope and Content Note

Written while serving as captain, Office of the Sheriff, Los Angeles County; re his research in the field of police records.
 

Smith, Vern

 

7 letters, 1929-1939

 

Smyth, William Henry, 1855-1940

 

2 letters, 1933-1934

 

Social Science Research Conference of the Pacific Coast

 

14 letters, 1931-1939

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from Henry E. Erdman, Arnold B. Hale, and William B. Munro.
 

Society for the Advancement of Criminology

see Kelley, Douglas M. and Kenney, John P.

 

Southern Police Institute

see McCandless, David A.

 

Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-

see California. University. President.

 

Stanley, William, 1891-

 

2 letters, 1934

Scope and Content Note

Re the U.S. Attorney General's Conference on Crime.
 

Stone, Donald Crawford, 1903-

 

27 letters, 1930-1939

Scope and Content Note

Include those written on behalf of the International Association of Chiefs of Police; the International City Managers' Association; and Public Administration Service. Some reflect his observations on police work in England.
 

Sullivan, Jerd F., Jr.

 

2 letters, 1944

 

Syracuse, N. Y. [Various offices]

 

7 letters, 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

From the mayor, the chief of police, and the director of municipal research; re Vollmer's survey and report on the police department.
 

Takahashi, Yusai

 

15 letters, 1929-1952

Scope and Content Note

Re his publications on the police system in Japan and comments on post-war reconstruction of the Japanese police force.
 

Taylor, Clarence Parker, 1899-

 

77 letters, 1931-1954 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Most of them written while traffic engineer, Department of Public Works, Massachusetts, and director of Highway Planning Survey, Maryland, Many refer to the book on traffic engineering on which he was working. Letter, July 3. 1931, proposes curriculum for street and highway traffic field.
 

Thomas, Lee Breckinridge

 

2 letters, 1939-1953

 

Thomas, Payne Edward Lloyd, 1919-

see Thomas (Charles C.) Publisher

 

Thomas, Charles Crankshaw

see Thomas (Charles C.) Publisher

 

Thomas (Charles C.) Publisher

 

337 letters, 1945-1955 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

From Charles C. Thomas and Payne E. L. Thomas.
 

Thompson, Hollis R.

see Berkeley, Calif. City Manager.

 

Tilden, Charles Lee

 

4 letters, 1934-1937

Scope and Content Note

Re the East Bay Regional Park project.
 

Tolan, John Harvey, 1877-1947

 

3 letters, 1937-1943

Scope and Content Note

Written while a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
 

Toll, Henry Wolcott, 1887-

see Council of State Governments.

 

Torrey, Harry Beal, 1873-1970

 

Letter, May 26, 1946

Scope and Content Note

Letter of condolence on death of Mrs. Vollmer.
 

Tucson, Arizona. [Various offices]

 

13 letters, 1939-1952

Scope and Content Note

Most of them refer to Vollmer's assistance in the oral examinations for the police department, 1939. Included are letters from the Civil Service Commission. city manager and police chief.
 

U.S. Bureau of Prisons

 

19 letters, 1929-1952

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from Sanford Bates and James v. Bennett. Some refer to meetings of the National Advisory Committee of the Coordinating Councils.
 

U.S. Children's Bureau. Delinquency Unit.

see Bowler, Alida Cynthia.

 

U.S. Civil Service Commission

 

13 letters, 1929-1941

Scope and Content Note

Many refer to testing of police officers.
 

U. S. Dept. of Commerce. National Conference on Street and Highway Safety

 

25 letters, 1929-1936

 

U.S. Dept. of Justice

 

7 letters, 1934-1941

Scope and Content Note

From various offices, including the Bureau of Prohibition.
 

U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

89 letters, 1930-1948

Scope and Content Note

Most of them from J. Edgar Hoover.
 

U.S. Office of Education

 

7 letters, 1931-1936

 

U.S. Office of Price Administration

 

2 letters, 1942

Scope and Content Note

Requesting Vollmer to serve as mileage rationing councilor.
 

U.S. War Dept.

 

15 letters, 1917-1943

Scope and Content Note

The 1917-1918 letters refer to Vollmer's assistance in training men for intelligence work.
 

United States Federation of Justice

see Cockrell, Ewing.

 

University of Southern California

 

13 letters, 1932-1949

Scope and Content Note

Include letters from Emory E. Olson and R. B. von Kleinsmid. Some refer to Vollmer's participation in a short course in public administration for public officials.
 

Upson, Lent Dayson, 1886-

see Detroit Bureau of Governmental Research, Inc.

 

Valentine, Lewis Joseph, 1882-

 

3 letters, 1936-1939

 

Van Cise, Philip Sidney, 1884-

 

4 letters, 1929-1936

 

Vollmer family

 

Letter from relatives in Germany

 

Warner, Sam Bass, 1889-

 

11 letters, 1929-1940

Scope and Content Note

Many refer to his work as a member of the National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement.
 

Warnock, C. S.

 

2 letters, 1931

Scope and Content Note

Re truth serums.
 

Warren, Earl, 1891-

 

12 letters, 1935-1951

Scope and Content Note

Written while district attorney of Alameda County; chairman of the board of managers of the State Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation; and as governor of California. Some letters are written for him by his secretary.
 

Washington. State College, Pullman

 

2 letters, 1939

Scope and Content Note

From the Division of General College Extension, re Vollmer's participation in a Pacific Northwest Law Enforcement Conference.

See also Holland, Ernest O.; Beall, William; Leonard, Vivian A.; and Heinrich, Mortimer.
 

Waste, William Harrison, 1868-1940

 

4 letters, 1929-1936

 

Watson, Max

 

12 letters, 1929-1933

Scope and Content Note

Written while adult probation officer, Santa Clara County. Two 1933 letters refer to the Lamson case.
 

Webb, Frank Elbridge, 1869-

 

5 letters, 1929-1930

 

Weber, George A.

 

4 letters, 1936-1938

 

Weigel, John C., 1886-

 

17 letters, 1929-1954

 

Westwick, Atwell

 

12 letters, 1939-1952

Scope and Content Note

Written while superior court judge, Santa Barbara, California.
 

Whalen, Grover A.

see New York. Police Dept.

 

White, Leonard Dupee, 1891-1958

 

19 letters, 1929-1942

Scope and Content Note

Written while on the faculty of the University of Chicago and while commissioner, U.S. Civil Service Commission.
 

Wichita, Kansas. Police Dept.

see Ashworth, Ray; and Wilson, Orlando W.

 

Wigmore, John Henry, 1863-

 

7 letters, 1928-1941

 

Wilbur, Ray Lyman, 1875-1949

 

6 letters, 1937-1945

Scope and Content Note

Most of them written on behalf of the American Social Hygiene Association.
 

Williams, Edgar

 

3 letters, 1933-1934

Scope and Content Note

Re the Lamson case.
 

Williams, Edward Huntington, 1868-1944

 

21 letters, 1929-1942

Scope and Content Note

Several refer to narcotics indictment brought against him and to the books he was writing.
 

Williams, Mary Floyd, 1866-1959

 

3 letters, 1943

Scope and Content Note

Re her proposed novel on the San Francisco 1851 Vigilance Committee.
 

Williams, Roger John, 1893-

 

2 letters, 1946

Scope and Content Note

Re his book, The Human Frontier.
 

Williamson, William E.

 

21 letters, 1941-1947

Scope and Content Note

The 1941 letters refer to teaching police administration at the University of Hawaii and to the Honolulu Police Department. The 1943 letters refer to his work at the Gila River Relocation Center.
 

Wilson, Charles M.

 

52 letters, 1932-1955

Scope and Content Note

Written while associated with the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory, Northwestern University; while director of the Chicago Police Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory; and superintendent of the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory.
 

Wilson, Herbert Emerson

 

20 letters, 1929-1953

Scope and Content Note

Written by an ex-convict during his imprisonment and after his release; many of them concern his autobiography and other writings.
 

Wilson, Orlando Winfield, 1900-1972

 

170 letters, 1929-1954 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Written while chief of police, Wichita, Kansas; professor of police administration, University of California; chief of the Public Safety Branch. Office of Military Government for Germany; and dean of the School of Criminology, University of California. Some are copies of letters addressed to others, referred to Vollmer for his information.
 

Wilson, Ray W.

 

11 letters, 1933-1953

Scope and Content Note

Most of them written while city manager, Phoenix, Arizona; several relate to the selection of the police chief.
 

Wiltberger, William Alden

 

282 letters, 1930-1955 & n.d

Scope and Content Note

Written while he was with the Berkeley police force; director of the Police School, San Jose State College; and an officer in the Air Force during World War II and after, some of his service being in the Air Intelligence School. Many letters comment on police training education and on proposed curriculum in police administration, University of California.
 

Wilton, George Wilton, 1862-

 

15 letters, 1950-1955

Scope and Content Note

Most of them refer to books he was writing about fingerprints; several ask for Vollmer's opinions.
 

Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968

 

6 letters, 1934

Scope and Content Note

Re the Lamson case.
 

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers, 1868-

 

15 letters, 1932-1943

Scope and Content Note

Requesting information about important developments in police administration.
 

Yee, Frank Ki Chun, 1904-

 

143 letters, 1930-1955

Scope and Content Note

Mr. Yee was one of Vollmer's Chinese students who returned to China, taught in a police academy, and worked in the Department of Police Administration, Ministry of Interior, and for the Taiwan Provincial Police. He later emigrated to the U.S.
 

Young, Clement Calhoun, 1869-1947

 

4 letters, 1930-1934

Scope and Content Note

Include those written while governor of California.
 

Young Men's Christian Associations

 

48 letters, 1932-1955

Scope and Content Note

Most of them from the YMCA of the University of California. Several refer to the free speech policy for Stiles Hall.