Finding Aid for the Eugene Warren Biscailuz Papers, 1900-1962

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2001
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Eugene Warren Biscailuz Papers, 1900-1962

Collection number: 773

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2002
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Eugene Warren Biscailuz Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1900-1962
Collection number: 773
Creator: Biscailuz, Eugene W., 1883-
Extent: 34 boxes (17 linear ft.) 46 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Eugene W. Biscailuz (1883- ) was the first superintendent of the California Highway Patrol and the sheriff of Los Angeles county. The collection consists of correspondence, photographic negatives, photographs, ephemera, election returns, scrapbooks, and memorabilia relating to Biscailuz's career.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

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  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Eugene W. Biscailuz, 1962 and 1964.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eugene Warren Biscailuz Papers (Collection 773). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Biscailuz was born March 12, 1883 in Los Angeles, California; attended St. Vincent's College; attended USC Law School, 1916; joined Los Angeles County sheriff's department in 1907; undersheriff, 1921-1929; became first superintendent of California Highway Patrol, 1929; returned as undersheriff, 1931-1932; appointed sheriff in 1932, elected in 1934; retired in 1958.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, photographic negatives, photographs, ephemera, election returns, scrapbooks, and memorabilia relating to the career of Eugene W. Biscailuz, first superintendent of the California State Highway Patrol and sheriff of Los Angeles County, 1932-1958.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Photographic negatives (Boxes 1-22).
  2. Correspondence (Boxes 23, 29-34).
  3. Photographs and ephemera (Boxes 24-28).
  4. Scrapbooks (Boxes 35-78, 80).
  5. LA County direct primary returns, June 8, 1954 (Box 79).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Biscailuz, Eugene W., 1883- --Archives.
Sheriffs--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Scrapbooks.
Negatives.


Container List

 

Biscailuz Negatives

Box 1

no.2 - 60.

Box 2

no.61 - 106.

Box 3

no.107 - 159.

Box 4

no.160 - 210.

Box 5

no.211 - 301.

Box 6

no.302 - 361.

Box 7

no.362 - 420.

Box 8

no.421 - 480.

Box 9

no.481 - 540.

Box 10

no.541 - 590.

Box 11

no.591 - 650.

Box 12

no.651 - 729.

Box 13

no.731 - 810.

Box 14

no.811 - 900.

Box 15

no.901 - 980.

Box 16

no.981 - 1053.

Box 17

no.1054 - 1134.

Box 18

no.1135 - 1220.

Box 19

no.1221 - 1290.

Box 20

no.1291 - 1380.

Box 21

no.1381 - 1440.

Box 22

no.1441 - 1519.

Box 23a

Correspondence and Calendar Requests, 1958-1959.

Box 34

Correspondence, 1961-1962.

 

Documents and Correspondence, Los Angeles City and County, 1859-1879

Box 24

Photographs and Ephemera.

Boxes 25-27

Photographs.

Box 28

Ephemera.

Box 29

Correspondence A - B.

Box 30

Correspondence C - H.

Box 31

Correspondence H - M.

Box 32

Correspondence M - R.

Box 33

Correspondence R - Z.

 

Scrapbooks and Press Clippings

Box 35, pkg 1

December 1932-December 1934.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 36, pkg 1a

January 1935-August 1937.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 37, pkg 2

June 1936-April 1937.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 38, pkg 3

April 1937-November 1937.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 39, pkg 4

November 1937-August 1938.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 40, pkg 5

August 1938-September 1939.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 41, pkg 5a

August 1939-August 1940.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 42, pkg 6

September 1939-December 1940.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 43, pkg 7

September 1940-December 1940.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 44, pkg 7a

January 1941-December 1941.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 45, pkg 7b

January 1941-August 1941.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 46, pkg 7c

April 1941-December 1941. Los Angeles County Civilian Defense Committee.

Box 47, pkg 8

August 1941-December 1941.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, press clipping.
Box 48, pkg 9

January 1942-May 1946.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 49, pkg 9a

January 1942-May 1944. Civilian Defense Activity in Los Angeles County.

Box 50, pkg 10

January 1942-December 1942.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 51, pkg 11

January 1943-August 1944.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 52, pkg 12

August 1944-January 1946.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 53, pkg 12a

August 15-20, 1945. Climax of World War II and Death of Roosevelt.

Box 54, pkg 13

January 1946-October 1947.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, press clipping.
Box 55, pkg 13a

June 1946-June 1949.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 56, pkg 14

November 1947-June 1949.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 57, pkg 14a

June 1949-December 1950.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 58, pkg 15

August 1949-July 1951.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 59, pkg 15a

December 1950-August 1952.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 60, pkg 16

August 1951-March 1954.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 61, pkg 17

August 1952-August 1953.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 62, pkg 17a

August 1953-March 1954.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 63, pkg 18

March 1954-August 1954.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 64, pkg 19

August 1954-December 1954.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 65, pkg 20

January 1955-September 1955.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 66, pkg 21

October 1955-March 1956.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 67, pkg 22

March 1956-May 1956.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 68, pkg 23

May 1956-December 1956.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 69, pkg 24

December 1956-March 1957.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 70, pkg 25

March 1957-June 1957.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 71, pkg 26

June 1957-August 1957.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 72, pkg 27

August 1957-October 1957.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 73, pkg 28

May 1957-October 1957.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 74, pkg 29

November 1957-March 1958.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 75, pkg 30

May 1958-August 1958.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 76, pkg 31

August 1958-November 1958.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 77, pkg 32

November 1958-April 1959.

Physical Description: Scrapbook, clippings.
Box 78, pkg 33

April 1934-November 1936. Scrapbook, clippings Collected by Major J.B. Loving.

Box 79, pkg 34

June 8, 1954. Direct Primary Returns Los Angeles County, California.

Box 80

April 1946-December 1946.