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August Vollmer : pioneer in police professionalism. oral history transcript / 1972-1983.
BANC MSS 73/89 c v.2; Phonotape 1512-1514 C
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Title:

August Vollmer: pioneer in police professionalism. oral history transcript / 1972-1983; Volume II : oral history transcript / 1972-1983

Creator/Contributor:

Carte, Gene Edward, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Carte, Elaine H., interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Robinson, Jane Howard, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

MacCormick, Austin Harbutt, 1893-1979, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

MacNamara, Donal E. J., interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Kenney, John Paul, 1920-, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Leonard, V. A. (Vivian Anderson), interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Gain, Charles A., 1925-, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Stone, Donald C. (Donald Crawford), 1903-1995, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Inbau, Fred Edward, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Monroe, David Geeting, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Parratt, Spencer D. (Spencer Delbert), 1902-, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Interviews with several individuals acquainted with Vollmer's contribution to subject of police reform. Copy of photograph inserted. Interviewees discuss the evolution of the School of Criminology, UC, Berkeley and contacts with O.W. Wilson, Volmer's role in advising younger criminal justice professionals, personal and professional recollections, Vollmer's career as teacher and writer about police administration, the scientific crime detection laboratory at Northwestern University, Leonarde Keeler's role in developing the polygraph, etc. With this, 1 box: unedited typed transcripts of tape-recorded interviews with David G. Monroe and Spencer Parrott relating to Vollmer; biographical information on interviewees; miscellaneous supporting documents.

Date:

1972 (issued)

Contents:

Education for the profession / Austin MacCormick -- Contrasting philosophies / Donal E.J. MacNamara -- Guidance to an academic career / John P. Kenney -- Vollmer's unique system of police service / V.A. Leonard -- Bay Area police chief reflects on Vollmer's influence / Charles Gain -- Reforming the police and other public services / Donald C. Stone -- Scientific crime detection: early efforts in Chicago / Fred E. Inbau.

Subject:

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Vollmer, August -- 1876-1955
Vollmer, August -- 1876-1955 -- Friends and associates
Wilson, O. W. (Orlando Winfield) -- 1900-1972
Keeler, Leonarde
MacCormick, Austin Harbutt -- 1893-1979 -- Interviews
MacNamara, Donal E. J -- Interviews
Kenney, John Paul -- 1920- -- Interviews
Leonard, V. A. (Vivian Anderson) -- Interviews
Gain, Charles A -- 1925- -- Interviews
Stone, Donald C. (Donald Crawford) -- 1903-1995 -- Interviews
Inbau, Fred Edward -- Interviews
Monroe, David Geeting -- Interviews
Parratt, Spencer D. (Spencer Delbert) -- 1902- -- Interviews
Keeler, Leonarde
Vollmer, August -- 1876-1955
Wilson, O. W. (Orlando Winfield) -- 1900-1972
Berkeley (Calif.). -- Police Department.
University of California, Berkeley. -- School of Criminology.
Berkeley (Calif.). -- Police Department.
University of California, Berkeley. -- School of Criminology.
Police -- United States
Police -- Study and teaching -- United States
Police
Police -- Study and teaching
United States
United States -- California -- Berkeley

Note:

tape recorded interviews conducted 1972-1976 by Gene Carte, Elaine Carte and Jane Howard Robinson for the Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1983 : and related material,
Introduction by Gene Carte.
Phonotapes also available.
Also available online.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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:

bibliography
biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
remote
1 volume ([183] pages) ; 28 cm + related material.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z1q90
BANC MSS 73/89 c v.2
Phonotape 1512-1514 C

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

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.

Related Item:

August Vollmer historical project
http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z1q90