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Register of the Logan (John B.) Papers, 1919-1939
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Logan (John B.) Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1919-1939
    Collection number: Mss2.L831
    Extent: 0.1 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Logan (John B.) Papers, Mss2.L831, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    Personal Names

    Logan, John B.


    Afro-American soldiers -West (U.S.)
    Afro-Americans -Arizona
    Afro-Americans -California
    Crime -Arizona
    Crime -California


    John B. Logan, an African American soldier, was born in Morrillton, Ark. and enlisted in the U.S. Army (1914). Discharged in 1919, Logan subsequently reenlisted (1919) and was discharged for the second time as a Sergeant, 10th Cavalry, U.S. Army, Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. (1931) following his conviction for murdering a woman named Concha Silvas who had stolen his life savings. Logan received a sentence of from twenty-five to forty years in the Arizona State Penitentiary, Florence AZ. His sentence was commuted by the Governor (1936) and he subsequently spent some time in the San Francisco Veterans Hospital for treatment of service related injuries before being arrested for hit-and-run driving in San Joaquin County (1939). Nothing is known of Logan's life after that date.

    Scope and Content

    The Logan Collection consists of Logan's Army discharge papers (1919; 1931); his parole papers for a second degree murder conviction; correspondence with the Veterans Bureau concerning his pension and possible parole from prison; and, miscellaneous personal papers.