San Joaquin County (Calif.) Sheriff's Records

Reprocessed by Michael Wurtz
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University of the Pacific Library
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211
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San Joaquin County (Calif.) Sheriff's Records

Collection number: MSS23

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University of the Pacific Library

Stockton, California
Processed by:
Reprocessed by Michael Wurtz
Date Completed:
2007
© 2007 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: San Joaquin County (Calif.) Sheriff's records
Dates: ca.1880 - ca.1920
Collection number: MSS23
Collector: Michael Canlis
Collection Size: 3 linear feet
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
Stockton, California 95211
Abstract: The collection consists of three County Jail Log Books, thirteen volumes of Mug Books containing approximately 7600 photographs, and a State of California Parole Violators ledger.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Preferred Citation

San Joaquin County (Calif.) Sheriff's records. MSS23. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

Biography / Administrative History

This collection consists of records kept by long-time San Joaquin County Sheriffs Thomas Cunningham(1871-1899) and Walter Sibley (1899-1915). Cunningham was an early advocate of many techniques of modern criminology, including fingerprinting. He kept thorough photographic records of all prisoners in his own jail and collected photographs of prisoners in other California jails as well.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of three County Jail Log Books, thirteen volumes of Mug Books (criminal photograph record books) containing approximately 7600 photographs, and a State of California Parole Violators ledger. The Jail Log Books provide: name of arresting officer, crime and punishment, as well as prisoner name and number. An index to names of individuals in the Mug Books is available.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Crime -- California -- San Joaquin County
Criminals -- California -- San Joaquin County
Law enforcement -- California -- San Joaquin County
San Joaquin County (Calif.) -- History --x Sources
Cunningham, Thomas, -- 1838-1900
Sibley, Walter

Other Finding Aids

An index to names of individuals in the Mug Books is available.

Container List

 

Box 1

 

Mug Books (criminal photograph record books)

 

-Unnumbered vol. [204 pp.; 612 photos] c.1880-1889

 

-Vol. 2 [204 pp.; 612 photos] 1889-1900

 

-Vol. 3 [204 pp.; 612 photos] 1900-

 

-Vol. 12 [200 pp.; 600 photos] c.1905

 

-Vol. 13 [200 pp.; 600 photos] c.1905

 

-Vol. 17 [200 pp.; 600 photos] c.1905

 

Box 2

 

Mug Books (criminal photograph record books)

 

-Vol. 20 [[204 pp.; 612 photos] c.1910

 

-Vol. 21 [204 pp.; 612 photos] c.1910

 

-Vol. 26 [200 pp.; 600 photos] c.1910

 

-Vol. 27 [200 pp.; 588 photos] c.1910

 

-Vol. 29 [211 pp.; 633 photos] c.1915

 

Box 3

 

Mug Books (criminal photograph record books)

 

-Vol. 32 [325 pp.; 880 photos] c.1915

 

-Vol. 33 [325 pp.; 880 photos] c.1915

 

Box 4

 

Records

 

-San Joaquin County Jail Record 1887-1891

 

-San Joaquin County Jail Record 1892-1894

 

Box 5

 

Records

 

-San Joaquin County Jail Record 1895-1896

 

-California Parole Violators book c.1908 – c.1920