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Guide to the Hadwick Thompson Papers
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Photographs

Physical Description: 2 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes 20 photographs of Hadwick Thompson working as an Oakland police officer, Thompson attending political and social events, and assorted photographs of the Thompson family.

Arrangement

Arranged by photograph identification number.
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Chrome School class photograph (Hadwick Thompson back row, 2nd from the left), Glenn County, California [001] 1924

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Oakland police department basketball players [002] circa 1940s

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Hadwick Thompson speaking to grammar school students, Hoover School, Oakland, California [003] circa 1948

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Hadwick Thompson in police uniform, State Police Officer Station, San Francisco, California [004] 1947

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Hadwick Thompson arresting seven bank robbers who robbed eight banks in the Bay Area over a period of three weeks, 52nd St. and Market St. in Oakland, California [005] 1969

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Hadwick Thompson in police uniform standing in front of Johnny’s Barbershop [006] undated

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Exchanging of badges, pictured (left-right): Hadwick Thompson Jr., Hadwick Thompson Sr., Ken Paulson Jr., Ken Paulson Sr. [007] 1972

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Hadwick Thompson in police uniform standing in Mexican restaurant [008] circa 1950s

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Hadwick Thompson arresting man in front of the Clef Club Wolf Records [009] circa 1947

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Group photograph of Oakland fire and police officers, pictured (left-right): B.A. Gray, Willie Thomas, Otto Honore, Jimmie Stanislaus, Ernest Allen, Eugene Jones, Hadwick Thompson, Royal Towns (fire engine) [010] 1953

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Hadwick Thompson Sr. giving Hadwick Thompson Jr. police badge [011] 1972

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(left-right): Hadwick Thompson, Wade Johnson, Jimmy Perkins, Officer William Lovejoy [012] undated

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Hadwick Thompson at Police Citizen Committee ceremony [013] circa 1965

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Hadwick Thompson at Police Citizen Committee ceremony [014] circa 1965

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Hadwick Thompson with group of men and women at the Men of Tomorrow Christmas dinner [015] 1966

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Portrait of Hadwick Thompson, Faces Around the Bay [016] undated

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Hadwick Thompson, Martin Luther King Jr., Oakland Mayor Clifford E. Rishell, and members of the Ministerial Alliances of Oakland [017] 1965

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Citizens holding Oakland Police Department award batches [018] 1965

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Men of Tomorrow planning award board meeting, pictured (left-right): Markus Foster, Charles Baker, Hadwick Thompson [019] 1965

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Catholic breakfast meeting, pictured (left-right): Hadwick Thompson, Judge Fisher, Wiley Manuel, Assistant State Attorney General [020] 1951

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Judge Joseph Kennedy, Hadwick Thompson, Miss Men of Tomorrow, Inc., Lionel Wilson, [021] 1965

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Adele Thompson Anderson and unidentified man at the Larks Club, Berkeley, California [022] 1939

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Hadwick Thompson teaching police science class at Merritt College [023A/B] 1978

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Hardwick Thompson with grandsons Eric Thompson (left) and Odell Sylvester (right) in football uniforms [024] 1989

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Chrome School class reunion [025] 1965

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Portrait of Thompson family, pictured (left-right): Sally Mae Thompson, William J. Thompson, Edwin Thompson, Hadwick Thompson, Stine Thompson, Sacramento, California [026] 1901

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Portrait of Col. Alvin Coffey [027] undated

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Unidentified man smoking [028] circa 1940s

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Hadwick Thompson riding tractor on his rice farm in Williams, California [029] 1987

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Hadwick Thompson and Mitch Daniels in Oakland police uniforms [030] circa 1947

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Edna Ora Thompson reading to her children Hadwick Thompson (right), Adele Thompson (far left), and Betty Thompson (left) [031] circa 1920s

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Hadwick William Thompson, Edna Ora Thompson, and unidentified man [032] 1941

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Portrait of four men in military uniforms, pictured (left-right): Edwin Thompson, three unidentified soldiers, France [033] 1918

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Portrait of Thompson family, pictured: W. Hadwick Thompson (standing), Edna Thompson (seated), Hadwick A. Thompson (seated on chair arm), Adele Thompson (standing), Elizabeth Thompson (seated) [035] circa 1920s

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Portrait of Hadwick Thompson and Lily Aubert Thompson [036] 1943

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Portrait of Peter J. Williams [037] undated

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Portrait of Orafina Coffey Williams [038] undated

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Edna Williams standing next to fence [039] undated

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Hadwick Thompson in police uniform [040] undated

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Correspondence 1986-1990

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes a letter written by an U.S. Navy commander to Hadwick Thompson as a representative of the National Black Chamber of Commerce complaining about service he received while in Oakland. Also includes an invitation to a reception honoring Colin Powell.
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Printed material 1989-2002

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes Hadwick Thompson's funeral program, biographical timeline, business cards, and the Lake Merritt Breakfast Club roster which includes a photograph of Thompson.