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SFH 93  
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  • Title: San Francisco District Attorney's Office trial transcript and clippings scrapbooks,
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1968
    Date (bulk): bulk
    Identifier/Call Number: SFH 93
    Creator: California. District Attorney (San Francisco County)
    Physical Description: 9 oversize flat boxes, 1 manuscript box (10 Linear Feet)
    Contributing Institution: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 557-4567
    info@sfpl.org
    Abstract: Compilations of newspaper clippings related to criminal cases investigated and/or prosecuted by the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and news coverage of the Office itself; together with a set of grand jury transcripts of a 1918 homosexual "vice scandal" on Baker Street.
    Physical Location: The collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.

    Access

    The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], San Francisco District Attorney's Office trial transcript and clippings scrapbooks (SFH 93), San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.

    Provenance

    The collection is of uncertain provenance; it was received from either the City Attorney's or District Attorney's Office in 1976.

    Historical

    The San Francisco District Attorney's Office prosecutes criminal cases that take place in the City and County of San Francisco.

    Scope and Contents

    Compilations of newspaper clippings related to criminal cases investigated and/or prosecuted by the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and news coverage of the Office itself; together with a set of grand jury transcripts of a 1918 homosexual "vice scandal" on Baker Street and a vice trial the People of the State of California vs. Ralph Teichmann. Clippings consist of two oversize scrapbooks on the 1935-1937 graft probe and trials of the San Francisco Police Department; clipping service coverage of the District Attorney's Office from the mid-1940s through the late 1960s; and scrapbook compilations on individual criminal cases from the late 1940s through the late 1960s.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized in four series: Series 1: Grand Jury transcript of Baker St. "vice"investigation; Series 2: San Francisco graft trials; Series 3: Clipping service coverage of District Attorney's Office, and Series 4: Case clippings.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Crime -- California -- San Francisco.
    Criminal justice, Administration of -- California -- San Francisco.
    Gays -- California -- San Francisco -- Social conditions -- 20th century
    Trials (Sex crimes) -- California -- San Francisco
    Trials (Sodomy) -- California -- San Francisco
    California. District Attorney (San Francisco County) -- Archives
    California. District Attorney (San Francisco County)
    Teichmann, Ralph G. E.