The Ralph Malcolm Boyd Collection comprises one scrapbook that contains a mixture of dated, undated, identified, and unidentified
photographs and newspaper clippings related to the life of Lodi, California, police officer, Ralph Malcolm Boyd. The scrapbook
affords insights into Boyd's career, as well as his vacations, cabin at Lake Tahoe, family, friends, and twenty-fifth wedding
Ralph Malcolm Boyd was born in Sutter Creek, California, in 1892. He is known to have worked in San Joaquin County as a yardman
for Southern Pacific Railroad while a young man. In November 1934, at the age of forty-two, he joined the Lodi Police Department,
where he served for more than twenty-two years. The holder of Badge No. 1, Boyd patrolled from a motorcycle and issued parking
citations in Lodi's business district. He retired in 1956 after a short career in the City's Finance Department. One year
later, he took up police duties again, this time with the Dixon, California, Patrol System. Boyd died in Livermore, California,
in 1969, leaving behind his wife, Leona Ida Powell Boyd (1903-1991).
The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary
Collection is open for research by appointment.