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Guide to the Jesse Brown Cook scrapbooks documenting San Francisco history and law enforcement [graphic], ca. 1895-1936
BANC PIC 1998.067--fALB  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Jesse Brown Cook scrapbooks documenting San Francisco history and law enforcement [graphic],
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1895-1936
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1998.067--fALB
    Creator: Cook, Jesse B. (Jesse Brown), 1860-1938
    Extent: 1 album (ca. 285 photographic prints)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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 reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jesse Brown Cook scrapbooks documenting San Francisco history and law enforcement [graphic], BANC PIC 1998.067--fALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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    Acquisition Information

    Single album separated from the rest of the Jesse B. Cook albums while in private possession. This album was purchased by The Bancroft Library in 1998 and reunited with the 35 related volumes, which were acquired in 1995 (BANC PIC 1996.003).

    Scope and Content

    This album is one of forty ledger books containing an estimated 12,300 items, including photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera. The albums were compiled by San Francisco policeman Jesse B. Cook (later Chief of Police and Police Commissioner), and include photographs by himself, by police photographer George W. Blum, and others. (The bulk of the albums have been accessioned as BANC PIC 1996.003--fALB). The present album is comprised of materials dating chiefly from 1910-1919 and includes police officers and San Francisco city officials (Mayor James Rolph and city supervisors, among others), civic events such as a Columbus Day commemoration and a parade to welcome French soldiers, preparations for the Panama Pacific International Exposition, and the US Navy Fleet Week of 1919. Some crime scene photographs are present, and there are numerous copy photographs of earlier historic San Francisco images. A group of collected photographs of Spanish mission buildings of California is also present.