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Larson, John A. (John Augustus) Photographs from the John A. Larson papers.
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Title:

Photographs from the John A. Larson papers

Creator/Contributor:

Larson, John A. (John Augustus), 1892-1965, creator

Abstract:

Photographs related to John Larson's professional career and, particularly, early polygraphs.

Date:

1930 (issued)

Subject:

Criminology -- History -- 20th century -- Photographs
Lie detectors and detection -- Photographs
Criminologie -- Histoire -- 20e si├Ęcle -- Photographies
D├ętecteurs de mensonge -- Photographies
Polygraph operators
Larson, John A. (John Augustus) -- 1892-1965 -- Photographs

Note:

Compiled by John A. Larson.
Transferred from the John A. Larson papers (BANC MSS 78/160 cz).
In 1921, John Augustus Larson, a young medical student at the University of California, Berkeley, assembled the first American polygraph lie detector for Berkeley Chief of Police, August Vollmer. Larson went on to specialize in criminal psychology, working with police departments and mental hospitals in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, and South Dakota.
Photographs from the John A. Larson papers, BANC PIC 1978.202, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Type:

graphic
History.

Physical Description:

photoprint
approximately 40 photographs : black and white prints ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.

Language:

English

Origin:

California