Scope and Contents
Daily Calendar from 1950: In this day planner, Sidney Ball kept a record of observations, conversations, names, and actions
regarding people who had been arrested, as well as lists of addresses, movie plans, big sisters league meetings, dinner plans,
and concerts. This day planner also includes a few forms, such as a memo for the illness of a policewoman, request for overtime,
a municipal court subpoena list, and a summons to see Sgt. Shields regarding an injury a woman claimed to have received from
policewomen during the time of her arrest. Some notable entries include:
- January 29th: "Tillie Sheolioe- said it was so nice to be in jail + have the care + protection of p/w their badges"
- February 14th: "Betty Coyle slapped + scratched p/w. Onorio while in 501 Pris. Placed in dk. Tank. When placed in dk. tk.
Kicked Sgt Ball on Chest"
- August 15th: "Maria Kunn- Accused arr. officers making improper advances- (p/w Howes) But when talked wit her- said she did
not care to make charges- it would not do any good. Explained 'not so' still did not think would get to make charges said
theatrical bus 'looked cute last night'. Said was probably staggering on street but did not see why they had to arr. her was
going to call car"