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Law enforcement, race relations: 1930-1960 : oral history transcript / and related material, 1969-1971.
Phonotape 542 A; BANC MSS 72/98 c v.1; BANC MSS 72/98 c v.2
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Title:

Law enforcement, race relations: 1930-1960 : oral history transcript: and related material, 1969-1971

Creator/Contributor:

Powers, Robert B., 1900-, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Kenny, Robert W. (Robert Walker), 1901-1976

Creator/Contributor:

Lomax, Almena.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Comments on his investigation, as police chief of Bakersfield, of the murder of Earl Warren's father; his service, under Attorney General Robert W. Kenny and Governor Warren, on the Law Enforcement Advisory Committee and as coordinator of law agencies and race relations; the return of the Japanese Americans from concentration camps in 1944; his role in the Oakland police inquiry, 1950. Photographs and copies of relevant documents inserted. Appended: photocopies of the following - article and memorandum by Almena Lomax re Warren; Powers and Kenny correspondence and memoranda re the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover; articles by Powers; clippings re Oakland Police Department investigation; transcript of Powers' tape-recorded interview with Betty Toomes re a 1949 school integration incident in Arizona; clippings and a letter re a racial incident involving the police in Bakersfield, 1969.
With this: photocopy of Power's history of the Bakersfield Police Department; printed copy of A Guide to Race Relations for Police Officers; typed carbon of Powers' movie script, Race Relations.

Date:

1969 (issued)

Subject:

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Warren, Earl -- 1891-1974
Kenny, Robert W. (Robert Walker) -- 1901-1976
Warren, Methias -- d. 1938
Bakersfield (Calif.). -- Police Dept.
Oakland (Calif.). -- Police Department.
United States. -- Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Police -- California
Law enforcement -- California
Race discrimination -- California
Race discrimination -- Arizona
Japanese -- California
African Americans -- California
California -- Politics and government
United States -- California -- Berkeley

Note:

Robert B. Powers; tape recorded interview conducted by Amelia R. Fry in 1969. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, Calif., 1971 :
Introduction by Robert W. Kenny.
Phonotapes also available.
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
Also available online.
Copyright by The Regents of the University of California. This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Type:

Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
[34], 180 leaves ; 28 cm. + related material.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z1p7c
Phonotape 542 A
BANC MSS 72/98 c v.1
BANC MSS 72/98 c v.2

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
Copyright by The Regents of the University of California. This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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