Guide to the Detective E. B. Mortensen Daily Reports Collection, 1924-1929

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Detective E. B. Mortensen Daily Reports Collection
Dates: 1924-1929
Bulk Dates: 1924, 1926, 1928-29
Identification: SC/EBM
Creator: Mortensen, E. B.
Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: Daily reports of cases assigned and daily activities submitted by Officer E. B. Mortensen to Police Captain George K. Home.

Biographical Information:

E. B. Mortensen was a Police Detective in the Los Angeles Police Department during the 1920s.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records

Geographic Name:

Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Police Dept.

Topical Term:

Crime -- California -- Los Angeles
Criminals -- California -- Los Angeles

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Detective E. B. mortensen Daily Reports Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Scope and Contents

Daily reports of cases assigned and daily activities submitted by Officer E. B. Mortensen to Police Captain George K. Home. Daily entries include the date, time he reported for duty, locations around Los Angeles he visited throughout the day, and the time he left work. Where appropriate, depending on the day, Mortensen also included the number of interviews he conducted, arrests he made, reports he filed, calls he made, and the amount, in dollars, of stolen property he recovered. The collection consists of four volumes, dated 1924, 1926, 1928, and 1929, each of which includes a name index.