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Ball (Sidney A.), Policewoman Daily Calendars Collection
SPC.2017.003  
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box 1, folder 1

Daily Calendar 1934

Scope and Contents

In this day planner, Sidney Ball lists activities such as lunch, dinner, and shopping engagements, trips horseback riding, plans for events such as attending concerts, operas, and movies, and trips to San Francisco and Palo Alto, California. Also included are a few newspaper clippings regarding parole reform. Some notable entries include:
  1. May 1st: "Policewomen attend state police officers ball at new Police Club House"
  2. May 16th: "Attend Meeting State Social Service Conference. Chief Davis speaks"
  3. May 17th: "All Policewomen on 12 hour duty"
  4. May 30th: "Work. Dictate twenty-five reports"
  5. November 15th: "A Woman was brought to me today because she had tried to commit suicide- her husband with whom she had been divinely happy had been killed suddenly in an auto accident"
box 1, folder 1

Daily Calendar 1937

Scope and Contents

In this day planner, Sidney Ball discusses activities such as lunch and dinner plans, attending movies, shopping trips, and a trip to Death Valley, California. Some notable entries include:
  1. January 12th and February 9th: "Academy of Criminology"
  2. January 17th: "Playing in snow. Ed. Threw sno ball at motorcycle officer- I take blame."
  3. February 3rd: "Took boys to hotel. Stopped by officers- accused not making Blvd. stop- not given ticket"
box 1, folder 2

Daily Calendar 1946

Scope and Contents

Daily Calendar from 1946: In this day planner, Sidney Ball kept a record of birthdays, days she was on duty, days she had off, staff club meetings, Latin American committee meetings,dinner and lunch plans, trips to Camp Pendleton, nature studies through the Southern California Camp Association, poems, and notes taken possibly during a counselor's course on leadership. Some notable entries include:
  1. April 16th: "Police Academy"
  2. April 23rd: "Policewomen's Dinner"
  3. May 6th: "Policewomen's Meeting"
  4. July 2nd: "74 men killed in line of duty- no pension"
box 1, folder 2

Daily Calendar 1947

Scope and Contents

In this day planner, Sidney Ball kept a record of a shopping list for goods purchased in Mexico, parties, attendance at the Pacific Coast Camp Conference, trips to Nova Scotia, Maine, West Virginia and Lexington, KY, observations and interactions with people that had been arrested, a record of school days, notes regarding leadership qualities and notes on a course taken in which discussions included advice for successful teaching. Some notable entries include:
  1. January 16th: "class well trained police work"
  2. January 30th: "we booked a boney old woman with a possible fractured ankle- she was very angry tore the cast off her leg + threw it thru the lobby"
  3. January 31st: "Tonight we booked a mean old Irish Biddy- who told me I looked like a mean old Bulldog- later when I went close to where she was she say, there's going to be a dog show in Glendale on Sunday. Wish I could enter you"
  4. March 10th: "drunk arrested accused of prostitution denied charge- says 'I only trick with my boyfriend he takes five tricks a day and gives me $10.00"
  5. July 21st: "Boat trip threw man overboard- murder?"
box 1, folder 3

Daily Calendar 1950

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:
  1. January 29th: "Tillie Sheolioe- said it was so nice to be in jail + have the care + protection of p/w their badges"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
box 1, folder 3

Daily Calendar 1954

Scope and Contents

This day planner consists of entries regarding parties, dinners, luncheons, staff club meetings, recipes, rehearsal dates for an unnamed show, as well as a detailed meeting with a fortune teller, and notes on child and adolescent development, social interactions, and education.
box 1, folder 4

Daily Calendar 1955

Scope and Contents

Daily Calendar from 1955: This day planner consists of names, addresses, shopping lists, directions, and dinner plans, as well as observations about people and incidents that happened at a police station. Some notable entries include:
  1. February 2nd: "Max Wilson. Start with W.A. 46- ending in 1948 (mch) 33 drunk arrests- been on AA since- re-hab started with farm. He remarked- 'only happiness at that time in my life ever provided"
  2. September 7th: "toor new pol. Bldg."