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Chicago Police Department collection [manuscript], 1866-1969.
Chicago (Ill.). Police Department.
Phys. desc: 
4 linear ft. (2 boxes, 3 wrapped v.)
2 folders in Alpha1.
1 microfilm reel ; 16 mm. Meetings, 1960-1964.
2 microfilm reels : neg. ; 35 mm. (Camera neg. of personnel registers).
2 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. (Reader copy of personnel registers).
Personnel registers (3 v.: 1890-1897, 1897-1904, 1904-1910) providing departmental and biographical information on police officers appointed from 1866 to 1910 and one news clipping scrapbook (1 v.) relative to the police and to crime and criminals, 1912-1914. The personnel registers list name, birth date and place, former occupation, date of appointment, resignation, fines, promotions, etc. Entries are arranged by the first letter of the last name in each volume (within the listings for each letter, the entries are not in alphabetical order).
Microfilm is available of the 3 personnel registers and 1 scrapbook: Reel 1: Personnel registers vol.1-vol.2, 1890-1904; Reel 2: Personnel register vol.3, 1909-1910; Scrapbook vol., 1912-1914. Also present in the collection is a microfilm of a report of Chicago Police Dept. staff meetings, ca. 1960-1964.
Collection also includes a box of mug shots mounted on cardboard ca. 1900-1920. Mug shots include information on physical description, arresting officer, and crime committed.
The Alpha1-storage materials (ca. 1880s) consists of one folder of arrest files that note the name of the person arrested and date, location, and a brief description of the crime. Also included is a folder of Lt. Edward J. Steele papers. These consist of arrest and incident reports, including maps and correspondence.
The "Chicago Police Department Red Squad and related records" is a separate collection at Chicago History Museum, Research Center.
The Illinois Regional Archives Depository, IRAD, in Ronald Williams Library at Northeastern Illinois University (5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL) holds Chicago City Civil Service Commission Eligibility and Promotion Registers, 1895-1970, that contain biographical details about many police officers and fire fighters. For more information, please see:
Subject corp: 
Chicago (Ill.). Police Department. -- Officials and employees.
Subj topic: 
Police -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 19th century.
Police -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century.
Radicalism -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 19th century.
Subject geo: 
Chicago (Ill.) -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Portrait photographs.
Identification photographs.
Copy/Holding information
Call No.CopyCollectionStatusMaterial 
MSS Alpha1 C Manuscripts-Use pink callslipChecked In 
MSS Alpha1 Steele Manuscripts-Use pink callslipChecked In 
MSS Lot C Manuscripts-Use pink callslipChecked In 
MSS Lot Cmug shotsManuscripts-Use pink callslipChecked In 
MSS Micro Cregisters 2 r.Manuscripts-Use pink callslipChecked In(1989.0512)
MSS MicroM Cmaster microfilmManuscripts-Microfilm masterChecked In 

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