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Finding Aid for the Eugene Warren Biscailuz Papers, 1900-1962
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Eugene Warren Biscailuz Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1962
    Collection number: 773
    Creator: Biscailuz, Eugene W., 1883-
    Extent: 34 boxes (17 linear ft.) 46 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Eugene W. Biscailuz (1883- ) was the first superintendent of the California Highway Patrol and the sheriff of Los Angeles county. The collection consists of correspondence, photographic negatives, photographs, ephemera, election returns, scrapbooks, and memorabilia relating to Biscailuz's career.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Eugene W. Biscailuz, 1962 and 1964.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Eugene Warren Biscailuz Papers (Collection 773). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709372 


    Biscailuz was born March 12, 1883 in Los Angeles, California; attended St. Vincent's College; attended USC Law School, 1916; joined Los Angeles County sheriff's department in 1907; undersheriff, 1921-1929; became first superintendent of California Highway Patrol, 1929; returned as undersheriff, 1931-1932; appointed sheriff in 1932, elected in 1934; retired in 1958.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, photographic negatives, photographs, ephemera, election returns, scrapbooks, and memorabilia relating to the career of Eugene W. Biscailuz, first superintendent of the California State Highway Patrol and sheriff of Los Angeles County, 1932-1958.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Photographic negatives (Boxes 1-22).
    2. Correspondence (Boxes 23, 29-34).
    3. Photographs and ephemera (Boxes 24-28).
    4. Scrapbooks (Boxes 35-78, 80).
    5. LA County direct primary returns, June 8, 1954 (Box 79).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Biscailuz, Eugene W., 1883- --Archives.
    Sheriffs--California, Southern--Archival resources.