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Description
Papers includes correspondence and clippings. Photographs include Milton Moore, Oakley's husband and Universal Film cameraman; movie stills, particularly of the serial "Black Box Mystery" (1915); movie poster for "Her First Arrest" (1914); and items reflecting her capacity as chief of police.
Background
Laura Oakley (1879 - 1957) was a silent film actress and comedienne. She was elected Chief of Police in 1913, shortly after Universal City was incorporated, when 8 of the 28 city officials were won by women. Little over a year later, she was sworn in as a police officer of Los Angeles and given a number 99.
Extent
(Boxes: 1 letter; 1 ov folder)
Restrictions
Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder
Availability
Research is by appointment only