Guide to the Berkeley Police Dept. Records, 1909-1932

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Guide to the Berkeley Police Dept. Records, 1909-1932

Collection number: BANC MSS 72/227 c

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Berkeley Police Dept. Records,
Date (inclusive): 1909-1932
Collection Number: BANC MSS 72/227 c
Creator: Berleley, (Calif.) Police Dept.
Extent: Number of containers: 49 boxes and 15 cartons
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Records for the period of August Vollmer's administration. Primarily Vollmer's correspondence with other law enforcement officers, city officials, private organizations and government agencies, professional associations, and private individuals, relating to all phases of the Department's operations, the introduction of reforms and modern technology, his interest in formal police training, his consultation work, etc. Also included are "special and general orders" issued by Vollmer and some miscellaneous papers including speeches and statements, budget data, etc. A small file of letters written by Vollmer's successors (1932-1951) also in the collection.
Languages Represented: English

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Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Berkeley Police Dept. Records, BANC MSS 72/227 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collection

  • Title: August Vollmer Papers,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-B 403

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The records of the Berkeley Police Department for the period of August Vollmer's administration (1905-1932) were given to The Bancroft Library by the Department in April 1972, complementing Vollmer's personal papers (C-B 403), which were a gift of his estate in 1956-1957.

Scope and Content

The records of the Berkeley Police Department consist primarily of Vollmer's correspondence with other law enforcement officers, city officials, various organizations and government agencies, professional associations, and private individuals, relating to all phases of the Department's operations, the introduction of reforms and modern technology into the Department, his interest in formal police training, his consultation work, etc. Included also in the collection are "special and general orders" issued by Vollmer and some miscellaneous Papers, including speeches and statements, budget data, reports on officers' meetings, etc. The papers are described in greater detail in the Key to Arrangement which follows.
Additional documentation on Vollmer is available in "August Vollmer: Pioneer in Police Professionalism," (73/89 c) which consists of transcripts of a series of tape-recorded interviews with colleagues and friends.

Key to Arrangement

 

Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Prior to July 1925, the Department's correspondence was arranged in two groups -"General" and "Official" and alphabetically (albeit roughly) within each group. In July 1925, the filing system was changed to a numeric one, starting with the file designation "L l." Indices to the files were not extant, however, when the records were given to the Library, and, to facilitate research access to the collection, letters from more important individuals and organizations were segregated, arranged alphabetically into one series and indexed. [See boxes 1-16 below]. Vollmer's letters (except for the most routine ones relating to missing persons and fingerprint identification) were removed and arranged chronologically. [See boxes 17-47 below]. The rest of the correspondence was refoldered and retained in original order. The correspondence is now arranged as follows:
Boxes 1-16

Letters Received

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization. An index follows the Key to Arrangement.
Boxes 17-47

Letters Sent, 1932-1951

Scope and Content Note

Consisting of carbon copies of letters written by Vollmer, and by other members of the Department on his behalf. Most of the letters date from 1909, with only a couple of letters for the earlier period. The file includes originals of letters written by Vollmer when on leave, to other members of the Department. Arranged chronologically. Also included: a small file of letters written by his successors, J. A. Greening and J. D. Holstrom, and other members of the Department.
carton Ctns. 1-5

Miscellaneous "General" letters, [prior to July 1925]

carton Ctns. 6-9

Miscellaneous "Official" letters, [prior to July 1925]

carton Ctns. 10-15

Miscellaneous letters, L 1 - L 11895

 

Miscellaneous Papers

Box 48

Speeches, statements, reviews, etc. written by Vollmer

 

Reports on officers' meetings, BPD, 1926-1929

 

Miscellaneous memoranda, circulars, reports, instructions, etc.

 

Budget data

Physical Description: (2 folders)
 

Copies of bulletins from the city manager to department heads and city employees

 

Material re Berkeley, Calif. Citizens Police, including by-laws, minutes of meetings, clippings

 

Material re Berkeley Junior Traffic Police

 

Material re traffic control in Berkeley

 

University of California

Scope and Content Note

Report of discussion at luncheon meeting, Faculty Club, 4/2/31, and list of courses in special training of detectives and police officers, summer session, 1917.
 

Clippings

 

Miscellany

 

"Special and General Orders" issued by Vollmer, 1908-1932

Box 49

5" x 8" cards

Additional Note

Arranged by order number. Retained in original box, which indicates it was originally one of two boxes. Only one, however, was located in the Department's store room.

Partial List of Correspondents

 

Abbott, Alden H.

 

2 letters, 1922.

 

Adams, Annette (Abbott), 1877-

 

9 letters, 1920-1927.

 

Adams, John Taylor, 1862-1939

See Republican Party. National Committee

 

Adler, Herman Morris, 1876-

 

42 letters, 1919-1932.

Additional Note

Most of them written while criminologist, Illinois Dept. of Public Welfare. Several references to William A. Wiltberger and John A. Larson. Also, with these: two letters written on his behalf by his wife and by his clinic manager.
 

Alameda Co., Calif. District Attorney's Office

 

62 letters, 1909-1931.

Additional Note

Include letters from Philip M. Carey, William H. Donahue, W. H. L. Hynes, M. J. Clark, T. P. Wittschen, Earl Warren, Ezra W. Decoto, R. H. Chamberlain and J. Frank Coakley. Some refer to prohibition problems.
 

Alcock, John H.

See Chicago. Police

 

Alexander, Wallace McKinney, 1869-1939

See Anti-Race Track Gambling League

 

All-American Conference on Venereal Diseases

 

7 letters, 1920.

Additional Note

Vollmer was appointed to the General Conference Committee.
 

Allen, C. S.

 

3 letters, 1920-1921.

Additional Note

Re proposed legislation amending the indeterminate sentence act.
 

Allen, John Weston, 1872-

See National Crime Commission

 

American Academy of Political and Social Science

 

5 letters, 1926-1931.

Additional Note

Most of them written on behalf of The Annals of ...

See also Thorsten Sellin
 

American Association for Labor Legislation

 

Letter, Mar. 5, 1931.

Additional Note

Form letter from John R. Commons, vice-president.
 

American Association for Organizing Family Social Work

 

Letter, Jan. 20, 1922.

Additional Note

Requesting information how social organizations might cooperate with police departments.
 

American Automobile Association

 

2 letters, 1924.

Additional Note

Requesting information on traffic regulations in Berkeley.
 

American Bar Association

 

2 letters, 1922.

Additional Note

Re Vollmer's speaking engagement before the Association.
 

The American City

 

17 letters, 1917-1931.

Additional Note

Primarily re publication of articles. Include letters from Harold S. Buttenheim, editor.
 

American Civil Liberties Union

 

Letter, Aug. 27, 1920.

Additional Note

Form letter. Enclosure: extracts from an article on free speech and the police.
 

American Eugenics Society, Inc.

 

17 letters, 1926-1932.

Additional Note

Vollmer served as a member of the advisory council.
 

The American Humane Association

 

5 letters, 1911-1919.

 

American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology

 

19 letters, 1912-1931.

Additional Note

Letters from the California chapter and from Newman F. Baker and Andrew A. Bruce included. Many letters written on behalf of the Journal ...

See also Sam B. Warner and Robert H. Gault
 

American League for the Prevention of Legalized Crime

 

4 letters, 1920.

Additional Note

Anti-capital punishment organization.
 

American League to Abolish Capital Punishment

 

4 letters, 1930-1932.

Additional Note

Include a letter, Feb. 27, 1930, from Noel Sullivan.
 

American Legion

 

9 letters, 1923-1924.

Additional Note

Re opportunities for former servicemen to enter Berkeley police force.
 

American Legislators' Association

 

9 letters, 1926-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from Henry W. Toll. Vollmer served as an advisor for the organization.
 

American Political Science Association

 

Letter, Mar. 26, 1930.

Additional Note

From Benjamin F. Shambaugh, requesting Vollmer's participation in a meeting.

See also King, Clyde L.
 

American Prison Association

 

13 letters, 1920-1921.

Additional Note

Include telegram from George W. Wickersham, president. Most of the letters from O. F. Lewis, general secretary.

See also Hart, Hastings H.
 

American Protective League

 

3 letters, 1918-1919.

 

American Safety League Service

See Hughes, Frederic S.

 

American Social Hygiene Association

 

40 letters, 1916-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from Thomas D. Eliot. Vollmer was a member of the general advisory committee.
 

American Society for Psychical Research, Inc.

 

Letter, Mar. 24, 1930.

Additional Note

Inquiring about the polygraph.
 

The American Year Book

 

4 letters, 1925.

Additional Note

Re Vollmer's article on preventive work in delinquency.
 

Anti-Capital Punishment League

 

Letter, Feb. 23, 1916.

Additional Note

Enclosure: list of people serving on California Anti-Death Penalty League.
 

Anti-Capital Punishment League of California

 

Letter, Apr. 2, 1914.

 

Anti-Narcotic Association of California

 

3 letters, 1927.

 

Anti-Race Track Gambling Committee

 

Letter, Sept. 23, 1926.

 

Anti-Race Track Gambling League

 

Letter, Oct. 10, 1912.

Additional Note

Form letter from Wallace M. Alexander, chairman, Finance Committee.
 

Anti-Saloon League of America

 

2 letters, 1921.

Additional Note

From Ernest H. Cherrington, general manager.
 

Anti-Saloon League of New York

 

Letter, Jan. 24, 1922.

Additional Note

Re statistics for arrests for intoxication in Berkeley.
 

Anti-Tobacco League

 

Letter, Dec. 20, 1910.

 

Appleton (D.) & Company

 

7 letters, 1922-1923.

Additional Note

Addressed to John A. Larson, re publication of his book on fingerprint system.
 

Arlett, Arthur, 1875-1921

 

Letter, Mar. 20, 1916.

 

Armes, William Dallam, 1860-1918

 

6 letters, 1910-1915.

 

The Ashby Club, Berkeley, Calif.

 

Letter, Dec. 3, 1919.

Additional Note

Protesting sale of land, by a Berkeley policeman, to a Japanese.
 

Babington, Suren H.

 

2 letters, 1927.

 

Bacon, Leonard, 1887-

 

Letter, Nov. 3, 1924.

Additional Note

Addressed to Mayor F. D. Stringham.
 

Badger (Richard G.) Publisher

 

4 letters, 1918.

 

Baker, Newman Freese, 1898-1941

See American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology

 

Ball, Jau Don, 1880-1936

 

63 letters, 1915-1930 & n.d.

Additional Note

Most of them refer to his work in criminal psychology.
 

Bar Association of San Francisco

 

Letter, Feb. 4, 1920.

Additional Note

Printed letter announcing a meeting, with speakers, on the topic of application of modern science in police work.
 

Barbour, Henry Ellsworth, 1877-1945

 

2 letters, 1926.

Additional Note

Re litigation of interest to Vollmer.
 

Barrows, David Prescott, 1873-1954

 

3 letters, 1917-1925.

Additional Note

Enclosures to two letters written in 1917: copies of reports of the Committee on Defense and Security of the State Council of Defense re centralization of police forces in the state during the war period. One letter written while president of the University of California.
 

Barry, John Daniel, 1866-1942

 

3 letters, 1925-1931.

 

Bartlett, Louis, 1872-1960

 

Letter, Aug. 2, 1923.

Additional Note

See also Berkeley, Calif. Mayor
 

Bechdolt, Frederick Ritchie, 1874-1950

 

Letter, July 12, 1919.

 

Bell, Golden Woolfolk, 1886-

 

2 letters, 1921.

Additional Note

Complaining about a dangerous traffic situation in Berkeley.
 

Benjamin, Raymond, 1872-

See Republican Party. California. State Central Committee

 

Berkeley, Calif. Chamber of Commerce

 

98 letters, 1909-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from Wells Drury (secretary and president), Charles A. Keeler (managing director), Roy O. Long (president), Hollis Thompson (managing director). Enclosure to letter, Sept. 15, 1928: copy of a letter, Sept. 5, 1928, from Rudolph I. Coffee.
 

Berkeley, Calif. City Attorney

 

33 letters and memoranda, 1909-1931.

Additional Note

Include letters from Frank D. Stringham and Frank V. Cornish. Most of them written in reply to requests for opinions on ordinances, legislation, etc.
 

Berkeley, Calif. City Clerk

 

147 letters, 1909-1930.

 

Berkeley, Calif. City Manager

 

554 letters and memoranda, 1923-1932.

Additional Note

From John N. Edy and his successor, Hollis R. Thompson. Some are carbon copies of letters referred to Vollmer (or acting police chief) for his information. Included is a mimeographed copy of Edy's report, Nov. 23, 1923, to the mayor and council on the Berkeley fire. Memoranda, Apr. 30, and June 25, 1928, discuss Vollmer's proposed rules and regulations for the Department.
 

Berkeley, Calif. Fire Dept.

 

5 letters, 1926-1930.

 

Berkeley, Calif. Mayor

 

37 letters, 1910-1931.

Additional Note

From Beverly L. Hodghead, J. Stitt Wilson, Charles D. Heywood, S. C. Irving, Louis Bartlett, Frank D. Stringham and T. E. Caldecott.
 

Berkeley, Calif. Public Schools

 

42 letters, 1916-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from Virgil E. Dickson, assistant superintendent.
 

Berkeley, Calif. Traffic Safety Commission

 

38 letters, 1927-1929.

 

Berkeley, Calif. [various city offices]

 

137 letters and memoranda, 1909-1931.

Additional Note

Include letters from the Commission of Public Charities, Commissioner of Public Works, City Treasurer, Superintendent of Streets, License Collector, Park Commission, Commissioner of Finance and Revenue, Civic Art Commission, Board of Health, Board of Education, Health Department, Commissioner of Finance and Revenue, Public Library, City Engineer, Street Department.
 

Berkeley Downtown Association

 

7 letters, 1922-1924.

 

Berkeley Golden Jubilee Committee

 

3 letters, 1916.

 

Berkeley Welfare Society

 

19 letters, 1921-1932.

 

Better Business Bureau, Oakland, Calif.

 

2 letters, 1921.

 

Biscailuz, Eugene Warren, 1883-

See California. Highway Patrol

 

Black, Jack

 

Letter, Jan. 3, 1927.

Additional Note

Refers to his book, You Can't Win.
 

Blaisdell, Allen C.

See California. University, Berkeley. International House

 

Bowles, Alida C.

 

39 letters, 1922-1932.

Additional Note

Re her interest in police work and crime statistics, her work in the Los Angeles Police Department as director of the Division of Public Relations, political difficulties in the LAPD, etc.
 

Boy Scouts of America

 

17 letters, 1910-1924.

Additional Note

Include letters from Robert G. Sproul, president of the Berkeley Council.
 

Boynton, Albert E.

See California. Committee on Efficiency and Economy

 

Braud, Paul J.

 

28 letters, 1927-1930.

Additional Note

Former newspaper reporter on a police beat. Many of the letters discuss police, crime, corruption, etc., in Los Angeles; some refer to the book he was writing, for which Vollmer wrote the introduction.
 

Breed, Arthur Hastings, 1903-

 

10 letters, 1913-1932.

Additional Note

Written while California state senator.
 

Briggs, Arthur Hyslop, 1858-1934

See California Anti-Saloon League

 

Bruce, Andrew Alexander

See American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology

 

Brunk, Hugh W., 1868-

 

9 letters, 1915-1932.

 

Bureau of Public Personnel Administration

 

26 letters, 1923-1932.

Additional Note

Primarily re testing procedures for policemen.
 

Bureau of Social Hygiene, Inc.

 

8 letters, 1914-1932.

Additional Note

From John D. Rockefeller, Jr., chairman; Lawrence B. Dunham, executive officer.

See also Katherine B. Davis and Leonard V. Harrison.
 

Buttenheim, Harold Sinley, 1876-

See The American City

 

Buwalda, Imra (Wann), 1894-

 

18 letters, 1928-1932.

Additional Note

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

Cahalene, Cornelius F.

 

2 letters, 1924.

Additional Note

Re his book, The Policeman.
 

Caldecott, Thomas E.

See Berkeley. Mayor

 

California. Adjutant General's Office

 

4 letters, 1916-1920.

Additional Note

Letter, June 16, 1917, refers to Vollmer's recommendations for reorganization of the San Diego Police Department.
 

California. Board of Charities and Corrections

 

15 letters, 1913-1923.

 

California. Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation

 

41 letters, 1917-1932.

Additional Note

Primarily from Clarence S. Morrill and Fred A. Knoles.
 

California. Commission for the Study of Problem Children

 

Letter, Feb. 14, 1929.

 

California. Committee on Efficiency and Economy

 

6 letters, 1918-1919.

Additional Note

Include letters from Albert E. Boynton, chairman.
 

California. Crime Commission

 

5 letters, 1927-1929.

Additional Note

Enclosure to letter June 25, 1928: copy of Chief James E. Davis' plan for a state department of criminal justice.
 

California. Highway Patrol

 

12 letters, 1930-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from Eugene W. Biscailuz and E. Raymond Cato.
 

California. Recreational Inquiry Committee

 

35 letters, 1913-1915.

Additional Note

Vollmer was appointed a member of the committee by Governor Hiram W. Johnson. Included are letters from Herbert C. Jones, Grace M. Fernald, James E. Rogers, and Bessie D. Stoddart. Also, at the end of the file: replies from various organizations concerning recreational resorts and parks in California; copies of the Committee's reports, etc.
 

California. State Board of Control

 

6 letters, 1917-1918.

 

California. State Board of Prison Directors

 

5 letters, 1912-1927.

 

California. State College, San Jose

 

4 letters, 1930-1951.

Additional Note

Include letters addressed to Vollmer's successors. From Thomas W. MacQuarrie and Willard E. Schmidt; re police training programs.
 

California. State Hospital, Agnew

 

9 letters, 1917-1930.

 

California. State Prison, San Quentin

 

17 letters, 1913-1921.

Additional Note

Primarily from James A. Johnston, warden.
 

California. University. College of Agriculture

 

3 letters, 1916-1932.

 

California. University. Comptroller

 

17 letters, 1915-1931.

Additional Note

Include letters from Robert G. Sproul.
 

California. University. Extension Division

 

6 letters, 1914-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from Leon J. Richardson.
 

California. University. President

 

19 letters, 1912-1932.

Additional Note

Primarily from secretaries Farnham P. Griffiths, Clare M. Torrey and Newton B. Drury; Monroe E. Deutsch (vice-president); Baldwin M. Woods; Robert G. Sproul (president).

See also Barrows, David P.
 

California. University. Regents

 

Letter, June 7, 1932.

 

California. University, Berkeley

Additional Note

Include letters from the following:
 

Appointment Secretary

 

3 letters, 1916-1932

 

Associated Students

 

3 letters, 1914

 

Bureau of Public Administration

See May, Samuel C.

 

Dean of Undergraduates

 

4 letters, 1931-1932

 

Dean of Women

 

Letter, Sept. 25, 1916.

Additional Note

From Lucy Ward Stebbins.
 

Dept. of Civil Engineering

 

2 letters, 1911-1931

 

Dept. of Education

 

3 letters, 1926-1930

 

Dept. of English

 

2 letters, 1928

 

Dept. of Grounds and Buildings

 

7 letters, 1910-1931

 

Dept. of Hygiene

 

3 letters, 1915-1920

 

Dept. of Military Science and Tactics

 

5 letters, 1929-1931

 

Dept. of Physics

 

Letter, Oct. 27, 1931

 

Dept. of Political Science

 

Letter, Apr. 23, 1930

 

Division of Vocational Education

 

Letter, Nov. 17, 1931

 

Institute of Child Welfare

 

Letter, Aug. 19, 1930

 

International House

 

4 letters, 1930-1931.

Additional Note

Include letters from Allen C. Blaisdell, director.
 

Library

 

4 letters, 1914-1918

 

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

 

2 letters, 1927.

Additional Note

From Joseph Grinnell.
 

Psychological Laboratory

 

2 letters, 1915-1926

 

School of Jurisprudence

 

2 letters, 1926-1928

 

Summer Sessions

 

7 letters, 1916-1929

 

Misc. offices

 

California. University, Los Angeles

 

10 letters, 1925-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from Ernest C. Moore.
 

California. University, San Francisco

 

5 letters, 1919-1920.

Additional Note

Most of them refer to speaking engagements.
 

California. [various state offices]

 

82 letters, 1909-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from the Office of the Attorney General; Board of Fish and Game Commissioners; Bureau of Juvenile Research; Commission for the Reform of Criminal Procedure; Dept. of Finance; Dept. of Institutions; Dept. of Public Works; Dept. of Social Welfare; Dept. of State; Dept. of State Printing; Division of Motor Vehicles; Division of Narcotic Enforcement; Highway Commission; Institution for Women; Legislative Counsel Bureau. Railroad Commission; State Board of Education; State Board of Equalization; State Board of Forestry; State Board of Health; State Board of Pharmacy; State Civil Service Commission; State Commission in Lunacy; State Prison at Folsom.
 

California Academy of Social Sciences

 

7 letters, 1923-1926.

Additional Note

Include form letters from Samuel C. May, secretary.
 

California Anti-Saloon League

 

18 letters, 1917-1925.

Additional Note

Include letters from Arthur H. Briggs, D. M. Gandier.
 

California Association of Highway Patrolmen

 

12 letters, 1921-1927.

 

California Campaign Federation

 

3 letters, 1916-1918.

Additional Note

Prohibition organization.
 

California Civic League. San Francisco Center. Public Dance Hall Committee

 

2 letters, 1923-1927.

 

California Committee on Public Safety

 

3 letters, 1930.

 

California Conference of Social Work

 

17 letters, 1916-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters written under former name, California State Conference of Social Agencies.
 

California Economic Research Council

 

Letter, Mar. 14, 1931.

 

California Joint Immigration Committee

 

Letter, Jan. 30, 1925.

Additional Note

From V. S. McClatchy, secretary.
 

California League of Women Voters

 

4 letters, 1925-1931.

Additional Note

From the Oakland Forum and the San Francisco Center.
 

California League to Abolish Capital Punishment

 

Letter, May 25, 1932.

Additional Note

From George L. Killion, executive secretary.
 

California Manufacturers Association

 

Letter, Mar. 10, 1920.

Additional Note

Requesting assistance in prohibiting the sale of the magazine, The Liberator.
 

California Society for Mental Hygiene

 

9 letters, 1916-1918.

Additional Note

Also with these: a file of letters written by members of a committee of the Society (with Vollmer as chairman) appointed to study California laws governing the commitment of the insane.
 

California State Automobile Association

 

49 letters, 1923-1931.

Additional Note

Primarily re traffic problems; many refer to the formation of the Public Safety Department.
 

California State Chamber of Commerce

 

4 letters, 1931-1932.

Additional Note

Primarily re street and highway safety.
 

California State Conference of Social Agencies

 

7 letters, 1916-1918.

 

California Traffic Officers' Association

 

19 letters, 1918-1920.

Additional Note

Many are form letters.
 

Carey, Philip M.

See Alameda Co., Calif. District Attorney's Office

 

Carnegie Institution of Washington

 

6 letters, 1921-1930.

Additional Note

Some from John C. Merriam, president. Some refer to Vollmer's suggestion for a school for police officers.
 

Carrara, Mario, 1866-

 

2 letters, 1920 & n.d.

 

Carter, Albert Edward, 1881-

 

4 letters, 1926-1938.

Additional Note

One written for him by his secretary. Letters refer to congressional legislation in which Vollmer was interested.
 

Carter, Royle A.

See Commonwealth Club of California

 

Castellanos, Israel

See Cuba [Various offices]

 

Cato, E. Raymond

See California. Highway Patrol.

 

Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America

 

Letter, Oct. 3, 1922.

 

Chapin, William Wallace, 1874-1957

 

Letter, May 15, 1919.

 

Charity Organization Society of Berkeley

 

34 letters, 1911-1921.

Additional Note

Vollmer served on the Board of Directors.
 

Cheney, Sheldon Warren, 1886-

 

Letter, Nov. 9, 1912.

 

Cherrington, Ernest Hurst, 1877-

See Anti-Saloon League of America

 

Chicago. Police

 

9 letters, 1930-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from John H. Alcock, Commissioner of Police, the Citizens' Police Committee and the Chicago Crime Commission.
 

Chicago. University

 

50 letters, 1927-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from Frederic Woodward; Harold D. Lasswell; E. W. Puttkammer; Harold F. Gosnell; C. F. Huth; Donald Slesinger; and Rodney L. Mott.
 

Chisholm, B. Ogden

 

15 letters, 1924-1925.

Additional Note

Most of them refer to his post as International Prison Commissioner.
 

The City Club of New York

 

2 letters, 1932.

Additional Note

From Harry W. Marsh, civic director; requesting Vollmer's views on question of immediate arraignment of prisoners.
 

Civic Research Institute, Kansas City, Mo.

 

28 letters, 1929-1931.

Additional Note

Written primarily under its earlier name, Kansas City Public Service Institute. Re police signal systems, testing applicants in police school, Kansas City police system, etc.
 

Clark, Neal McCullough

 

4 letters, 1931.

Additional Note

Re an article he was writing for The American Magazine on Vollmer.
 

Cleary, Charles W.

 

5 letters, 1919-1921.

Additional Note

Writing as California assemblyman; re legislation of interest to Vollmer.
 

Cloudman, Harold C.

 

2 letters, 1927.

Additional Note

Writing as California assemblyman.
 

Cockrell, Ewing, 1874-

 

25 letters, 1926-1931.

Additional Note

Relating primarily to the United States Federation of Justice.
 

Coffee, Rudolph Isaac, 1878-

 

9 letters, 1923-1932.

Additional Note

See also Berkeley, Calif. Chamber of Commerce: enclosure to letter, Sept. 15, 1928.
 

Colburn, Robert W.

 

Letter, July 27, 1922.

Additional Note

Writing while California assemblyman.
 

Collier's

 

Letter, Oct. 20, 1924.

Additional Note

Re an article on the Los Angeles Police Department.
 

Colorado Municipal League

 

Letter, Apr. 4, 1930.

Additional Note

Re training school for policemen and peace officers.
 

Committee on Drug Addictions

See Davis, Katharine Bement

 

Commons, John R.

See American Association for Labor Legislation

 

Commonwealth Club of California

 

65 letters, 1916-1932.

Additional Note

Most of them form letters re meetings of committees of which Vollmer was a member. Included are letters from A. M. Kidd, E. A. Walcott, William S. Wollner, J. R. Molony, Sylvester J. McAtee, Samuel C. May, Stuart R. Ward, Royle A. Carter, Edward G. Sheibley and C. C. Powell.
 

Connor, Torrey

 

Letter, June 8, 1927.

 

Contra Costa Hills Fire Protection Committee

 

Letter, Jan. 4, 1924.

Additional Note

Carbon copy of letter addressed to city manager, Berkeley.
 

Coakley, J. Frank

See Alameda Co., Calif. District Attorney's Office.

 

Coolidge, Mary Elizabeth Burroughs (Roberts) Smith, 1860-1945

 

9 letters, 1915-1924.

 

Coolidge-Dawes Republican League of Berkeley

 

Letter, Oct. 2, 1924.

 

Cornish, Frank V.

See Berkeley, Calif. City Attorney

 

Crail, Joe, 1877-1958

 

3 letters, 1932.

Additional Note

Writing as congressman from California.
 

Crawley, F. J.

 

6 letters, 193l.

Additional Note

Written while chief constable, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. Enclosure to letter, June 6, 1931: copy of letter from Calvin Goddard, May 28, 1931.
 

Cross, Ira Brown, 1880-

 

4 letters, 1917-1932.

 

Cuba [various offices]

 

22 letters, 1926-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from the Secretaría de Gobernación; Cabinete Nacional de Identificacion de Personas; El Jefe de la Policia Nacional, Havana; Laboratorio Central de Antropologia Penitenciaria, etc. Letters from Israel Castellanos included. Primarily relating to police administration in Cuba. Some refer to Vollmer's work instructing the police forces in Cuba.
 

Curry, Charles Forrest, 1858-1930

 

2 letters, 1926.

Additional Note

Written while congressman from California.
 

Davis, James E.

See Los Angeles. Police Dept.

 

Davis, Katharine Bement, 1860-1935

 

7 letters, 1921-1931.

Additional Note

Some written on behalf of the Committee on Drug Addictions and the Bureau of Social Hygiene, Inc.
 

Davison, Frederick Trubee, 1896-

See National Crime Commission

 

Dawson, Charles B.

 

Letter, May 2, 1925.

Additional Note

Writing as California assemblyman.
 

Decoto, Ezra W.

 

4 letters, 1924-1926.

Additional Note

See also Alameda Co., Calif. District Attorney's Office.
 

The Detective Publishing Co.

 

23 letters, 1910-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from Al Dunlap, president and editor. Some refer to a proposed National Bureau of Identification and to publication of articles on police administration.
 

Detroit Bureau of Governmental Research, Inc.

 

33 letters, 1920-1930.

Additional Note

Include letters from L. D. Upson. Many refer to Vollmer's advisory work with the Detroit Police Dept.
 

Deutsch, Monroe E.

See California. University. President

 

Devine, Edward Thomas, 1867-1948

See U.S. National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement

 

Dickson, Virgil E.

See Berkeley, Calif. Public Schools

 

Dixon, Sir Arthur L.

 

7 letters, 1928-1930.

Additional Note

Writing on matters of mutual concern to English and American police.
 

Drury, Aubrey, 1891-

 

2 letters, 1920-1923.

 

Drury, Newton Bishop, 1889-1978

See California. University. President

 

Drury, Wells, 1851-1932

 

2 letters, 1920-1925.

Additional Note

See also Berkeley, Calif. Chamber of Commerce.
 

Dunham, Lawrence Boardman, 1882-

See Bureau of Social Hygiene, Inc.

 

Edy, John N.

See Berkeley, Calif. City Manager

 

Eloesser, Leo

 

Letter, Oct. 24, 1922.

 

Elston, John Arthur, 1874-1921

 

21 letters, 1911-1921.

 

Emergency Peace Federation

 

Letter, [ca. Mar. 1917].

Additional Note

Form letter from Fanny Garrison Villard, chairman, urging citizens to keep America out of war.
 

Encell, Harry Albert, 1880-

 

2 letters, 1913-1918.

 

Encyclopaedia Britannica

 

6 letters, 1927-1928.

Additional Note

Re Vollmer's article on the technique of detection and identification, prepared for the 14th edition.
 

Etcheverry, Bernard Alfred, 1881-1954

 

Letter, Mar. 26, 1914.

 

Everywoman

 

2 letters, 1917.

Additional Note

Refer to Vollmer's article for the magazine.
 

Faulkner, Fred

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Feldman, Herman, 1894-1947

 

Letter, Apr. 5, 1927.

 

Fernald, Grace Maxwell, 1879-

See California. Recreational Inquiry Committee

 

Fisher, Charles W.

 

Letter, June 13, 1932.

Additional Note

Writing as California assemblyman.
 

Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947

 

Letter, Nov. 10, 1926.

 

Fitts, Buron R.

 

2 letters, 1924-1926.

 

Flaherty, Lawrence J., 1878-1926

 

Letter, Mar. 16, 1926.

Additional Note

Writing as U.S. congressman from California.
 

Fleishhacker, Herbert, 1872-1968

 

Letter, Aug. 3, 1920.

 

Forbes, Russell, 1896-

See National Municipal League

 

Ford, John Anson, 1883-

 

5 letters, 1921-1922.

Additional Note

Re his articles on crime and detection.
 

Ford, Tirey Lafayette, 1857-

 

Letter, Jan. 27, 1922.

 

Fosdick, Raymond Blaine, 1883-

 

7 letters, 1916-1927.

 

Fox, Chris B.

 

Letter, Apr. 17, 1923.

Additional Note

Writing as member of the California Assembly.
 

Frederick, Karl T.

 

Letter, Feb. 10, 1927.

Additional Note

Re proposed legislation on firearms regulation.
 

Fredericks, John Donnan, 1869-1945

 

Letter, Mar. 18, 1926.

Additional Note

Writing as U.S. congressman from California.
 

Free, Arthur Monroe, 1879-1953

 

3 letters, 1926.

Additional Note

Writing as U.S. congressman from California.
 

French, William J., 1871-

 

Letter, Jan. 25, 1922.

Additional Note

Transmitting pamphlet, "The Police and the Radicals."
 

Fryer, John, 1839-1928

 

Letter, Mar. 18, 1914.

 

Gabrielson, William A.

 

100 1etters, 1910-1926.

Additional Note

Primarily re his work with the San Diego Police Dept.
 

Gandier, D. M.

See California Anti-Saloon League

 

Garrett, Earl W.

 

15 letters, 1930-1932.

Additional Note

Several refer to the Chicago police survey.
 

Gault, Robert Harvey, 1874-

 

107 letters, 1917-1932.

Additional Note

Most of them written on behalf of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology and the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. A few refer to his research on language of the deaf. His note, June 30, 1925, to Vollmer is written on the carbon copy of his letter to Helen Keller.
 

Gelder, George, 1881-

 

3 letters, 1915-1926.

 

Glueck, Bernard

 

3 letters, 1917-1919.

Additional Note

Two of them written while director of the Psychiatric Clinic, Sing Sing Prison.
 

Glueck, Sheldon, 1896-

 

Letter, Feb. 5, 1931.

 

Goddard, Calvin

 

15 letters, 1930-1931.

Additional Note

Writing as director of the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory.

See also F. J. Crawley correspondence.
 

Goddard, Henry Herbert, 1866-

 

4 letters, 1916-1926.

Additional Note

Primarily re psychological testing.
 

Goethe, Charles Matthias, 1875-1966

 

8 letters, 1914-1925.

Additional Note

Several refer to his interest in the State Recreational Inquiry Committee.
 

Good Government Association

 

Letter, Mar. 5, 1926.

 

Gosnell, Harold F.

See Chicago. University

 

Grant, Edwin E.

See State Law Enforcement League

 

Greening, John A.

 

13 letters, 1926-1930.

Additional Note

Member of Berkeley police force.
 

Gregory, Warren, 1864-1927

 

Letter, June 1, 1910.

 

Griffiths, Farnham P.

See California. University. President

 

Grinnell, Joseph, 1877-1939

See California. University, Berkeley

 

Gulick, Luther Halsey, 1865-1918

See National Institute of Public Administration

 

Hamilton, Mary E.

 

3 letters, 1924-1925.

Additional Note

From New York's "first policewoman."
 

Harris, Elmer Blaney

 

2 letters, 1927.

Additional Note

Re "Chicago May," a criminal in whom Vollmer took an interest.
 

Harrison, Leonard Vance, 1891-

 

3 letters, 1927-1932.

 

Hart, Hastings Hornell, 1851-1932

 

24 letters, 1922-1930.

Additional Note

Several written on behalf of the American Prison Association and his interest in penology.
 

Heinrich, Edward Oscar, 1881-1953

 

41 letters, 1916-1931.

Additional Note

Most of them refer to teaching courses at University of California summer session and at training school for Berkeley police officers.
 

Heney, Francis Joseph, 1859-1937

 

Letter, Feb. 10, 1921.

 

Hewitt, Roy Reno

 

3 letters, 1930-1931.

Additional Note

Inviting Berkeley Police Dept. participation in the Police School at Willamette University.
 

Heywood, Charles D.

See Berkeley, Calif. Mayor

 

Hichborn, Franklin, 1869-1963

 

Letter, Oct. 3, 1918.

 

Hildebrand, Joel Henry, 1881-

 

Letter, Dec. 16, 1914.

 

Hoag, Ernest Bryant, 1868-1924

 

26 letters, 1916-1923 & n.d.

Additional Note

Several refer to courses in criminology he was teaching.
 

Hobson, Richmond Pearson, 1870-1937

See World Conference on Narcotic Education

 

Hodghead, Beverly Lacy, 1865-1928

 

3 letters, 1911-1916.

Additional Note

See also Berkeley, Calif. Mayor
 

Hoffman, Carl, 1882-1946

 

3 letters, 1911-1932.

 

Hoover, Herbert Clark, 1874-1964

See U.S. Dept. of Commerce

 

Hoover, John Edgar, 1895-1972

See U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Howe, Louis McHenry

See National Crime Commission

 

Hughes, Frederic Sumner

 

3 letters, 1917.

Additional Note

Written on behalf of the American Safety League Service and the Nathan Hale Volunteers Bureau of the U.S.A.
 

Hume, Samuel James, 1885-

 

Letter, Feb. 24, 1932.

 

Huth, C. F.

See Chicago. University

 

Hynes, William H. L.

See Alameda Co., Calif. District Attorney's Office

 

Illinois Association for Criminal Justice

 

3 letters, 1928-1929.

 

Institute of Public Administration

 

Letter, Mar. 5, 1932.

Additional Note

References to the Chicago Police Dept.
 

Institute of Traffic Engineers

 

5 letters, 1931-1932.

 

International Association for Identification

 

72 letters, 1915-1932.

 

International Association of Chiefs of Police

 

133 letters, 1910-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from the various officers and from its Committee on Uniform Crime Records. Several letters, ca. 1928-1931, refer to efforts to establish a National Division of Identification and Information in the Department of Justice. Enclosure to letter, Apr. 21, 1930: comments on the "Survey of Crime Statistics" made for the U.S. National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement.
 

International Association of Police Women, Inc.

 

23 letters, 1919-1930.

 

International Bureau of Traffic Police

 

2 letters, 1923.

 

The International City Managers Association

 

42 letters, 1925-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from Clarence E. Ridley, executive secretary, and Donald C. Stone, research director.
 

International Police Conference

 

14 letters, 1923-1929.

Additional Note

Several refer to proposed legislation for a “National Police Bureau.”
 

Irish, John Powell, 1843-1923

 

Letter, Apr. 6, 1922.

 

Irving, Samuel C.

See Berkeley, Calif. Mayor

 

Japanese Association of America

 

Letter, [1920].

Additional Note

Form letter, protesting proposed Anti-Alien Land Initiative Law. Enclosure: "Facts in the Case." [pamphlet]
 

Jepson, Willis Linn, 1867-1946

 

4 letters, 1916-1930.

 

Johnson, Hiram Warren, 1866-1945

 

21 letters, 1911-1930.

Additional Note

Several written for him while governor of California by his executive secretary, Martin C. Madsen.
 

Johnston, James A.

See California. State Prison, San Quentin

 

Jones, Herbert Coffin, 1850-1970

See California. State Recreational Inquiry Committee

 

Jordan, Frank Chester, 1860-1939

 

Letter, Feb. 23, 1927.

 

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

See Robert H. Gault and Thorsten Sellin

 

Kahn, Florence (Prag), 1866-1948

 

2 letters, 1926.

Additional Note

Writing as member of Congress, re legislation in which Vollmer was interested.
 

Kansas City, Mo. Chamber of Commerce

 

26 letters, 1929.

Additional Note

Re Vollmer's survey of the Kansas City Police Dept. Also included: some related correspondence re results of the survey, and clippings.

See also Civic Research Institute, Kansas City
 

Kansas City Public Service Institute

See Civic Research Institute, Kansas City, Mo.

 

Kaun, Alexander Samuel, 1889-1944

 

2 letters, 1931.

 

Keeler, Charles Augustus, 1871-1937

 

4 letters, 1921-1931.

Additional Note

Also with these, letter, Dec. 11, 1925, written by his wife, Ormeida.

See also Berkeley, Calif. Chamber of Commerce
 

Keeler, Leonarde, d. 1949

 

22 letters, 1925-1932.

Additional Note

Many references to the polygraph; his work in the Division of the Criminologist, State of Illinois and with the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory, Northwestern University.
 

Kelsey, H. C.

 

2 letters, 1927.

Additional Note

Written while California assemblyman, re legislation in which Vollmer was interested.
 

Kent, William, 1864-1928

 

Letter, Sept. 4, 1926.

Additional Note

Printed letter addressed to Anti-Race Track Gambling Committee expressing disapproval of proposed race track gambling bill. With this: letter, Dec. 6, 1919, written for Kent-for-Senator Headquarters, with promotional literature.
 

Kidd, Alexander Marsden, 1879-

 

26 letters, 1916-1930.

Additional Note

Primarily discussing criminology program for the University of California.

See also Commonwealth Club of California for form letters written while chairman.
 

Killion, George Leonard, 1901-

See California League to Abolish Capital Punishment

 

King, Clyde Lyndon, 1879-

 

4 letters, 1929.

Additional Note

Referring primarily to meetings of the American Political Science Association.
 

Kingman, Harry Lees, 1892-

 

5 letters, 1931-1932.

 

Kirchwey, George Washington, 1855-

 

3 letters, 1925-1928.

 

Kleinsmid, Rufus Bernhard von, 1875-

 

Letter, Sept. 13, 1930.

Additional Note

Writing as president of University of Southern California, concerning help with courses in police administration.
 

Knoles, Fred A.

See California. Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and Los Angeles. Police Dept.

 

Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-

 

2 letters, 1930.

 

Knowland, Joseph Russell, 1873-1966

 

8 letters, 1912-1930.

Additional Note

Included also is a printed statement announcing his candidacy for U.S. Senate.
 

Kuno, Hoshi Saburo, 1865-1941

 

11 letters, 1914-1925.

 

Kyne, Peter Bernard, 1880-1957

 

3 letters, 1914-1929.

 

Larson, John Augustus, 1892-

 

160 letters, 1922-1932.

Additional Note

Include carbon copies of letters, written while he was in the Research Dept. of the Berkeley Police School, some of which refer to publication of his book on fingerprint systems. Most of the letters were written while associated with the Illinois Division of the Criminologist; many refer to use of the "lie-detector," psychological testing, etc.
 

Lasswell, Harold Dwight, 1902-

See Chicago. University

 

Law Enforcement League, San Francisco

 

2 letters, 1916.

 

Lea, Clarence Frederick, 1874-1964

 

2 letters, 1926.

Additional Note

Writing as member of Congress.
 

League for the Abolition of Capital Punishment

 

6 letters, 1926-1929.

 

League of California Municipalities

 

5 letters, 1931.

 

League of Nations Non-Partisan Committee

 

Letter, Dec. 12, 1922.

 

League of Women Voters

 

2 letters, 1931.

Additional Note

From the Berkeley and Territory of Hawaii Leagues. The letter from Hawaii, Oct. 27, 1931, requests information and advice on work of policewomen.
 

League to Protect the Initiative

 

Letter, Feb. 28, 1920.

Additional Note

Form letter, from Los Angeles.
 

LeConte, Joseph Nisbet, 1870-1950

 

Letter, Oct. 14, 1927.

 

Lee, Clarence D.

 

9 letters, 1914-1929.

Additional Note

Writing as member of the Berkeley police force, to Vollmer when the latter was out of town.
 

Leitz (E.) Inc., New York

 

6 letters, 1923.

Additional Note

Re laboratory equipment ordered for the Department.
 

Leonard, Vivian Anderson, 1898-

 

5 letters, 1925-1932.

Additional Note

Letter, Mar. 29, 1930, is carbon copy of a letter addressed to Gary, Indiana Police Department, re use of radio by Berkeley police.
 

Levey, Edgar C.

 

3 letters, 1925.

Additional Note

Writing as member of the California Assembly, re his firearms restriction bill.
 

Lineberger, Walter Franklin, 1883-1943

 

4 letters, 1926.

Additional Note

Writing as U.S. Representative from California.
 

Los Angeles. Police Dept.

 

31 letters, 1925-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from Fred A. Knoles, statistician; chief of police R. Lee Health; various detectives; Division of Public Relations; chief of police James E. Davis; and others.
 

Los Angeles. [various offices]

 

4 letters, 1915-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from the Efficiency Dept., Office of the Mayor and Civil Service Commission.
 

Los Angeles Bar Association

 

3 letters, 1928-1929.

Additional Note

Re inquiry into methods of illegal and criminal law enforcement.
 

Los Angeles Co., Calif. [various offices]

 

5 letters, 1916-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from the Civil Service Commission and Probation Office.
 

Los Angeles Times

 

3 letters, 1931.

 

McAtee, Sylvester J.

See Commonwealth Club of California

 

McClatchy, Carlos Kelly, 1891-1933

 

Letter, Mar. 10, 1921.

 

McClatchy, Valentine Stuart, 1857-1938

See California Joint Immigration Committee

 

McClenahan, H. C.

 

3 letters, 1918.

Additional Note

Re establishment of San Francisco Psychopathic Clinic.
 

McDuffie, Jean (Howard), 1880-1955

 

Letter, Jan. 23, [1918].

 

McGovern, Chauncey

 

7 letters, 1922-1925.

Additional Note

Consulting criminologist.
 

MacLafferty, James H.

 

7 letters, 1922-1923.

Additional Note

Most of them written while serving in U.S. Congress.
 

McMurray, Orrin Kip, 1869-1945

 

Letter, Dec. 7, 1927.

Additional Note

Re proposed program in criminology at the University of California, Berkeley.
 

MacQuarrie, Thomas William, 1879-

See California. State College, San Jose

 

Marston, William M.

 

Letter, Oct. 25, 1922.

 

Martin, Lillien Jane, 1851-1943

 

18 letters, 1917-1922.

Additional Note

Include letters written for the California Society for Mental Hygiene. Also in the file are copies of letters and memoranda addressed to Dr. Martin re establishment of a state psychopathic hospital.
 

Mason City, Iowa. City Manager

 

7 letters, 1928.

Additional Note

Re a request for aid in reorganizing the city's police department.
 

May, Samuel Chester, 1887-1955

 

5 letters, 1924-1931.

Additional Note

Written primarily for the Bureau of Public Administration, University of California, Berkeley.

See also California Academy of Social Sciences and Commonwealth Club of California
 

Melvin, Henry Alexander, 1865-1920

 

4 letters, 1914-1918.

 

Menninger, Karl Augustus, 1893-

 

3 letters, 1930-1931.

 

Merriam, Charles Edward, 1874-

 

9 letters, 1928-1930.

Additional Note

Several refer to University of Chicago's police administration program.
 

Merriam, Frank Finley, 1865-

 

Letter, Dec. 22, 1923.

 

Merriam, John Campbell, 1869-1945

See Carnegie Institution of Washington

 

Merritt, Ralph Palmer, 1883-

 

2 letters, 1920-1924.

 

Metcalf, Woodbridge, 1888-

 

2 letters, 1927.

 

Michael, Jerome

 

3 letters, 1930.

Additional Note

Requesting assistance on matter of establishing criminological institute at Columbia University.
 

Miller, Amos Calvin

 

7 letters, 1928-1929.

Additional Note

Re Illinois Association for Criminal Justice's survey of the Chicago police.
 

Miller, Justin, 1888-

 

7 letters, 1927-1928.

 

Molony, J. R.

See Commonwealth Club of California

 

Moore, Ernest C.

See California. University, Los Angeles

 

Morrill, Clarence S.

See California. Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation

 

Mott, Rodney L.

See Chicago. University

 

Mundell, William Anderson, 1881-1947

 

2 letters, 1913-1917.

 

Municipal Administration Service

 

5 letters, 1931.

Additional Note

Re preparation of a pamphlet by Vollmer on police administration.
 

Narcotic Research Association

 

2 letters, 1928.

 

Nathan Hale Volunteers Bureau of the U.S.A.

See Hughes, Frederic S.

 

The Nation

 

2 letters, 1922.

Additional Note

Requesting Vollmer's reaction to an editorial on the "third degree."
 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

 

Letter, Feb. 19, 1915.

Additional Note

From the Northern California Branch. Requesting Vollmer to prevent the exhibition of the movie "The Clansman" in Berkeley.
 

National Bureau of Criminal Identification

 

7 letters, 1918-1922.

 

National Bureau of Standardization

 

3 letters, 1918.

Additional Note

Re the company's uniform system of statistical records for standardization of police methods.
 

National Committee for Mental Hygiene

 

35 letters, 1916-1932.

 

National Comm. on Police Welfare

 

3 letters, 1922-1923.

 

National Committee on Prisons and Prison Labor

 

Letter, Aug. 18, 1930.

 

National Congress on Recreation

 

Letter, June 23, 1915.

Additional Note

From Eustace M. Peixotto, chairman, executive committee.
 

National Crime Commission

 

14 letters, 1926-1927.

Additional Note

Include letters from F. Trubee Davison, chairman; J. Weston Allen, Louis McH. Howe and others. Also in the file: press releases, statements, copies of proposed legislation to regulate sale and possession of firearms, etc.

See also Chester H. Rowell
 

National Institute of Public Administration

 

3 letters, 1925-1931.

Additional Note

From Luther Gulick and Bruce Smith.
 

National Interracial Conference

 

2 letters, 1928.

Additional Note

Inquiring about Berkeley's program for the Negro community.
 

National Municipal League

 

6 letters, 1930-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from Clinton Rogers Woodruff and Russell Forbes. Enclosure to letter, Aug. 28, 1931: draft of model administrative code for police and private police.
 

National Municipal Review

 

2 letters, 1921.

Additional Note

Requesting an article from Vollmer.
 

National Police Conference

 

7 letters, 1921-1922.

Additional Note

Letter, Jan. 30, 1922, discusses proposal for National Police Bureau.
 

National Police Journal

 

35 letters, 1917-1922.

 

National Probation Association, Inc.

 

8 letters & telegrams, 1927-1930.

Additional Note

Letters, 1928-29, refer to Harmon Foundation Award to Vollmer.
 

National Safety Council

 

95 letters, 1922-1931.

Additional Note

Included are letters from the Eastbay Safety Council.
 

National Security League, Inc.

 

3 letters, 1915-1919.

 

National Urban League

 

Letter, Apr. 18, 1931.

 

New York State Committee on Mental Hygiene

 

2 letters, 1927.

Additional Note

Requesting Vollmer's opinion on proposed change in New York criminal code.
 

Northwestern University

 

9 letters, 1922-1932.

Additional Note

Several letters written on behalf of the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory's American Journal of Police Science.

See also Calvin Goddard and Leonarde Keeler
 

Older, Fremont, 1856-1935

 

3 letters, 1916-1926.

 

Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1870-1957

 

Letter, Oct. 19, 1925.

Additional Note

Commenting on use of fingerprints for identification in business offices.
 

Olney, Warren, 1870-1939

 

2 letters, 1911.

 

Olson, Emery Evans, 1892-

See University of Southern California

 

Osborn, Albert Sherman, 1858-

 

39 letters, 1923-1932.

Additional Note

Most of them refer to his writings and lecture engagements. Also with these: letter, Nov. 3, 1926, written by his son, Albert D. Osborn.
 

Overbrook Institute, Sawtelle, Calif.

 

Letter, Dec. 11, 1925.

Additional Note

Re treatment of drug addicts.
 

The Pacific Police Chronicle

 

4 letters, 1924-1925.

Additional Note

Comment on Vollmer's contributions to the magazine.
 

Pardee, George Cooper, 1857-1941

 

3 letters, 1928-1932.

Additional Note

Congratulatory letters.
 

Parker, Alfred Eustace, 1899-

 

5 letters, 1926-1932.

Additional Note

Refer to his writings on police work.
 

Parsons, Edward Lambe, 1868-

 

2 letters, 1916-1931.

 

Peace Officers' Association of State of California

 

29 letters, 1923-1931.

Additional Note

Several refer to proposed legislation of interest to members.
 

Peixotto, Eustace M.

See National Congress on Recreation

 

Peixotto, Jessica Blanche, 1864-1941

 

3 letters, 1930-1932.

Additional Note

See also Red Cross. U.S.
 

Plehn, Carl Copping, 1867-1945

 

Letter, Sept. 29, 1925.

 

Police "13-13"

 

9 letters, 1929-1931.

Additional Note

Chicago Police Department publication.
 

The Police Journal

 

24 letters, 1922-1931.

 

The Police Review

 

8 letters, 1924-1929.

 

Policeman's News

 

77 letters, 1915-1921.

Additional Note

Include letters written under its former name, Policeman's Monthly.
 

Pomeroy, Hugh R.

 

Telegram, Apr. 27, 1923.

Additional Note

Writing as California assemblyman.
 

Pound, Louise, 1872-

 

Letter, July 1, 1925.

Additional Note

Requesting an article for American Speech re vocabulary of criminals.
 

Powell, C. C.

See Commonwealth Club of California

 

Prison Association of New York

 

Letter, Mar. 5, 1921.

Additional Note

Asking Vollmer for information on legislation providing for indeterminate sentence.
 

Public Administration Clearing House

 

2 letters, 1932.

Additional Note

Re their planned directory of associations of public officials.
 

Puttkammer, E. W.

See Chicago. University

 

Quinn, James G.

 

2 letters, 1918-1920.

 

Ray, Perley Orman, 1875-

 

5 letters, 1920-1921.

 

Recreation League of San Francisco

See Rogers, James Edward

 

Red Cross. U.S. American National Red Cross

 

22 letters, 1917-1925.

Additional Note

Include letters from various chapters, from Pacific Division headquarters, and from Jessica B. Peixotto for ARC Institute for Home Service, University of California, Berkeley.
 

Reinhardt, Aurelia (Henry), 1877-1948

 

Letter, Oct. 5, 1917.

 

Republican Party. California. State Central Committee

 

2 letters, 1918-1920.

Additional Note

From Raymond Benjamin, chairman.
 

Republican Party. National Committee

 

Letter, Feb. 1, 1922.

Additional Note

From John T. Adams, chairman.
 

Rice, Thomas S.

 

7 letters, 1928-1929.

Additional Note

Comments on his interest in police laboratories, modus operandi system, work for the Crime Commission of New York State, etc. Clippings of his articles from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle included.
 

Richardson, Friend William, 1865-1943

 

36 letters, 1911-1928.

 

Richardson, Leon Josiah, 1868-1965

See California. University. Extension Division

 

Richmond, Winifred Vanderbilt, 1876-1945

 

Letter, May 7, 1932.

 

Ridley, Clarence Eugene, 1891-

See International City Managers' Association

 

Rieber, Charles Henry, 1866-1948

 

Letter, Oct. 5, 1918.

 

Rieber, Winifred (Smith), 1872-

 

Letter, Nov. 19, 1917.

 

Ritter, Mary (Bennett)

 

Letter, June 29, 1932.

 

Robinson, James Johnson

 

9 letters, 1927-1932.

Additional Note

Re mutual interest in criminal law and criminology.
 

Rogers, James Edward, 1884-

 

6 letters, 1914-1915.

Additional Note

Many of them written on behalf of The Recreation League of San Francisco.

See also California. Recreational Inquiry Committee
 

Rolph, James, 1869-1934

See San Francisco. [various offices]

 

Rowell, Chester Harvey, 1867-1948

 

3 letters, 1926-1932.

Additional Note

Two 1926 letters refer to the National Crime Commission.
 

St. Sure, Adolphus Frederic, 1869-1949

 

Letter, Aug. 8, 1924.

 

San Francisco. [various offices]

 

9 letters, 1917-1927.

Additional Note

Include letters from the Mayor's Office, Police Dept., Dept. of Public Works, Grand Jury, etc.
 

San Francisco. Chamber of Commerce

 

Letter, June 21, 1922.

Additional Note

Protesting separation of the Southern Pacific-Central Pacific lines.
 

San Francisco Bureau of Governmental Research

 

5 letters, 1918-1922.

 

Satterwhite, William T.

 

Letter, Jan. 22, 1917.

Additional Note

Writing as California assemblyman.
 

Saudek, Robert, 1880-1935

 

2 letters, 1930.

 

Saylor, Anna L.

 

14 letters, 1919-1930.

Additional Note

Most of them written while member of the California assembly and director of the Dept. of Social Welfare.
 

Schneider, Albert, 1863-1928

 

115 letters, 1916-1928.

Additional Note

Reflecting his interest in police training and criminology; teaching summer classes for police schools; work as consultant with various police departments; teaching at UC, Berkeley, etc.
 

Scribner's (Charles) Sons

 

Letter, Mar. 15, 1927.

 

Scudder, Kenyon Judson, 1890-

 

3 letters, 1931.

 

Sellin, Thorsten, 1896-

 

8 letters, 1927-1931 & n.d.

 

Shambaugh, Benjamin Franklin, 1871-

See American Political Science Association

 

Sharpe, May C.

 

28 letters, 1927-1928.

Additional Note

"Chicago May," former convict. Re publication of her life story and Vollmer's efforts to help her.

See also Elmer Harris correspondence
 

Sheibley, Edward G.

See Commonwealth Club of California

 

Sheppard, Morris, 1875-1941

 

Letter, Mar. 23, 1932.

Additional Note

Writing as U.S. senator; asking Vollmer's opinion on a bill.
 

Shortridge, Samuel Morgan, 1861-1952

 

6 letters, 1921-1930.

Additional Note

Writing as U.S. senator.
 

Sibley, Robert, 1881-1958

 

7 letters, 1927-1929.

 

Sierra Electric Co., Inc.

 

5 letters, 1928-1929.

Additional Note

Re proposed teletype systems for police work.
 

Simpson, Sidney Post, 1898-

See U.S. National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement

 

Slesinger, Donald

See Chicago. University

 

Sloss, Hattie L. (Hecht)

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Smith, Bruce, 1892-

See National Institute of Public Administration

 

Smith, Grant Horace, 1865-1944

 

Letter, Oct. 2, 1918.

 

Smyth, William Henry, 1855-1940

 

2 letters, 1929-1941.

 

Southard, Elmer Ernest, 1876-1920

 

4 letters, 1917-1919.

Additional Note

Re Vollmer's interest in establishment of a psychopathic hospital in California.
 

Southern California Academy of Criminology, Los Angeles

 

6 letters, 1927-1932.

 

Southern California Law Review

 

2 letters, 1928.

 

Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-1976

See Boy Scouts of America; California. University. President; and California. University. Comptroller

 

Stanford University

 

4 letters, 1928.

 

State Law Enforcement League

 

9 letters, 1918-1927.

Additional Note

Include letters from Edwin E. Grant.
 

State Peace Officers' Journal

 

3 letters, 1929-1930.

 

Stebbins, Lucy Ward, 1880-

 

Letter, Aug. 13, 1929.

 

Stephens, William Dennison, 1859-1944.

 

8 letters, 1917-1928.

Additional Note

Include letter written for him, while governor of California by his private secretary; and a letter, Aug. 13, 1918, from Stephens for Governor Club.
 

Stoddart, Bessie D.

See California. Recreational Inquiry Committee

 

Stone, Donald Crawford, 1903-

 

2 letters, 1930.

Additional Note

See also International City Managers' Association
 

Stow, Edgar W.

 

2 letters, 1923.

Additional Note

Written while state assemblyman.
 

Stringham, Frank Devello, 1872-

See Berkeley, Calif. Mayor and Berkeley, Calif. City Attorney

 

Sullivan, Noel, 1890-1956

 

Letter, Apr. 10, [1931].

Additional Note

See also American League to Abolish Capital Punishment
 

The Survey

 

4 letters, 1916-1930.

 

Swartz, Herman Frank, 1871-

 

Letter, Apr. 18, 1925.

 

Swing, Philip David, 1894-

 

4 letters, 1922-1926.

Additional Note

Writing as congressman from California.
 

Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930

 

Letter, Apr. 20, 1927.

 

Taylor, Clarence Parker, 1899-

 

42 letters, 1927-1932.

Additional Note

Most of them written while traffic engineer, Dept. of Public Works, Mass. Many references to his traffic research work.
 

Terman, Lewis Madison, 1877-1956

 

Letter, Feb. 11, 1916.

 

Thelen, Max, 1880-1972

 

2 letters, 1921-1923.

 

Thompson, Hollis R.

See Berkeley, Calif. City Manager; and Berkeley, Calif. Chamber of Commerce

 

Thurston, Eugene T.

See Commonwealth Club of California

 

Toll, Henry Wolcott, 1887-

See The American Legislators' Association

 

Torrey, Harry Beal, 1873-1970

 

3 letters, 1931.

 

True Detective

 

2 letters, 1929.

Additional Note

One refers to an editorial for the magazine, written by Vollmer.
 

Tully, Richard Walton, 1877-1945

 

4 letters, 1927-1930.

Additional Note

Refer to the litigation over his play, The Bird of Paradise.
 

Tyrrell, Edward J., 1880-

 

3 letters, 1915-1921.

Additional Note

Writing as California state senator.
 

U.S. Bureau of the Census

 

6 letters, 1913-1921.

 

U.S. Children's Bureau

 

3 letters, 1920-1925.

Additional Note

Asking Vollmer's opinion on effect of street trades on children.
 

U.S. Civil Service Commission

 

8 letters, 1917-1929.

 

U.S. Committee on Industrial Relations

 

2 letters, 1916.

 

U.S. Council of National Defense

 

3 letters, 1919.

 

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

 

23 letters, 1922-1932.

Additional Note

Include letter from Herbert Hoover; and letters from the National Conference on Street and Highway Safety.
 

U.S. Dept. of Justice

 

57 letters, 1908-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from the Office of the Superintendent of Prisons and Prisoners, the Attorney General (George W. Wickersham), the Bureau of Criminal Identification, various U.S. attorneys, various U.S. marshals, Bureau of Prohibition, etc.
 

U.S. Federal Board for Vocational Education

 

2 letters, 1919.

 

U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

64 letters, 1917-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from J. Edgar Hoover.
 

U.S. Federal Radio Commission

 

Letter, Sept. 16, 1930.

Additional Note

Re application for license for construction.
 

U.S. Forest Service

 

14 letters, 1918-1925.

Additional Note

Primarily re law enforcement aspect of the Service.
 

U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service

 

3 letters, 1923-1928.

 

U.S. Internal Revenue Service

 

34 letters, 1918-1927.

 

U.S. National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement

 

45 letters, 1929-1931.

Additional Note

Include letters from George W. Wickersham, chairman; Max Lowenthal, secretary; Sidney P. Simpson; Charles H. Willard; Edward T. Devine; New York Committee of One Thousand. Enclosures to letter, July 29, 1930: information re use of radio by police departments for the detection and apprehension of criminals. Also in the file: "Abstracts from Report on Police Made for the National Commission ...".

See also Sam B. Warner letters and letter, Apr. 21, 1930, in letters from International Association of Chiefs of Police re opinion of the Commission's survey of crime statistics.
 

U.S. Navy Dept.

 

26 letters, 1915-1923.

Additional Note

Include also letters from U.S. Naval Training Station, U.S. Navy Yards, Office of Naval Intelligence, etc.
 

U.S. Post Office Dept.

 

23 letters, 1910-1931.

Additional Note

Most of them from the San Francisco Post Office.
 

U.S. Public Health Service

 

4 letters, 1920-1921.

 

U.S. Secret Service

 

20 letters, 1909-1932.

Additional Note

Primarily from the San Francisco district office.
 

U.S. Treasury Dept.

 

18 letters, 1914-1930.

Additional Note

Include letters from U.S. Customs Service; Liberty Loan Committees (World War I); Bureau of Prohibition, etc.
 

U.S. War Dept.

 

54 letters, 1911-1932.

Additional Note

Include letters from Office of Military Intelligence; Commission on Training Camp Activities; Benicia Arsenal; National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice; Chemical Warfare Service, etc. Enclosure to letter, Apr. 20, 1920: completed questionnaires on "Estimate of Radical Strength" in Berkeley.
 

United States Federation of Justice

See Cockrell, Ewing

 

University of Southern California

 

2 letters, 1931-1932.

Additional Note

From Emery E. Olson.
 

Upson, Lent Dayson, 1886-

See Detroit Bureau of Governmental Research, Inc.

 

Veiller, Lawrence

 

2 letters, 1928.

Additional Note

Enclosure to letter, May 9: carbon copy of his letter, same date, to Lent D. Upson. Discussion of treatment of second termers, bail, etc.
 

Villard, Fanny Garrison

See Emergency Peace Federation

 

Waite, John Barker, 1882-

 

Letter, Jan. 5, 1927.

 

Walcott, Earle Ashley, 1859-1931

See Commonwealth Club of California

 

Warner, Sam Bass, 1889-

 

21 letters, 1922-1931.

Additional Note

Some written on behalf of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, the National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement.
 

Warren, Earl, 1891-1974

See Alameda Co., Calif. District Attorney's Office

 

Waste, William Harrison, 1868-1940

 

17 letters, 1910-1932.

Additional Note

Some refer to laws regulating commitment and care of the insane. Letter, Feb. 29, 1932, is a carbon of his reply to a high school student on question of swift punishment as a deterrent to crime.
 

Whitaker, Clem

 

5 letters, 1931.

Additional Note

Re legislation to abolish capital punishment.
 

White, Leonard Dupee, 1891-1958

 

39 letters, 1926-1932.

Additional Note

References to Vollmer's courses at University of Chicago, Chicago police survey, etc.
 

Wickersham, George Woodward, 1858-

See American Prison Association; U.S. National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement; and U.S. Dept. of Justice

 

Williams, Edward Huntington, 1868-1944

 

13 letters, 1925-1931.

 

Wilson, Charles M.

 

2 letters, 1931-1932.

 

Wilson, Herbert Emerson

 

6 letters, 1930-1932.

Additional Note

Written by a convict; many of them refer to his writings and to Vollmer's interest in his case.
 

Wilson, Jackson Stitt, 1868-1942

See Berkeley, Calif. Mayor

 

Wilson, Orlando Winfield, 1900-1972

 

119 letters, 1925-1943.

Additional Note

Written while chief of police, Fullerton, Calif., and police chief, Wichita, Kansas. Letters written after July 1932 are addressed to Vollmer's successors.
 

Wiltberger, William Alden

 

166 letters, 1924-1953.

Additional Note

Most of them written while working in the Social Science Division of the International Exposition, Chicago 1933, and while director of the Department of Public Safety, St. Petersburg, Fla. and director of the Police School, San Jose State College. Letters written after July 1932 addressed to Vollmer's successors. Enclosure to letter, Mar. 18, 1932: carbon copy of letter addressed to him by John A. Larson.
 

Wollner, William S.

See Commonwealth Club of California

 

Woman's Christian Temperance Union

 

37 letters, 1918-1926.

Additional Note

Include letters from various offices: Alameda Co., San Francisco, Stockton, Sacramento, etc. Many of the letters, ca. 1919, refer to efforts of the organization on behalf of proposed legislation to establish a state psychopathic hospital in California.
 

Women Peace Officers Association of California

 

2 letters, 1931.

 

Wood, Arthur Evans, 1881-

 

Letter, Nov. 12, 1928.

 

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers, 1898-

See National Municipal League

 

Woods, Baldwin Munger, 1887-1956

See California. University. President

 

Woodward, Frederic

See Chicago. University

 

Woodworth, Robert Sessions, 1869-1962

 

Letter, Apr. 4, 1932.

 

World Conference on Narcotic Education

 

4 letters, 1926.

Additional Note

Include letters from Richmond P. Hobson.
 

World League Against Alcoholism

 

3 letters, 1923-1926.

 

Wright, Henry W.

 

Letter, Apr. 6, 1917.

Additional Note

Writing as member of California Assembly.
 

Young, Clement Calhoun, 1869-1947

 

9 letters, ca. 1917-1930.

Additional Note

Include letters written while California Assemblyman and governor.
 

Young, Sanborn

 

6 letters, 1925-1932.