The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Toledo Chief of Police miscellaneous papers, 1924-1947

MSS-162

Size: .25 linear feet

Provenance: received from Ms. Judy Sikorski, Spring 2002

Access: open

Collection Summary: Collection contains Toledo Police Department Records at the Central Station, including suspect lists; fines; and arrest and conviction records.

 

Subjects: Crime and Criminals, Municipal Government

Related Collections:

Processing Note:

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

 

Completed by:  Kim Brownlee, June 2002: last updated: July 2014


 

Scope and Content Note

 

Toledo Chief of Police miscellaneous papers, 1924-1947, consist of correspondence, police department records, and one scrapbook.  The correspondence consists of two files covering the dates from 1924-1927.  The police records consist of the records of arrests, convictions, and fines handled by the Central Station of the Toledo Police Department, for various dates from 1922-1925, and a list of names of women that we have called a "suspect list," which is probably a list of known prostitutes living and operating in the city at the time (however, the list is undated).

 

The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings that cover a few major events from 1942-1947.  These events include: 

 

The shooting of Toledo Police Detective Lieut. John McCarthy, 1947

The capture of fugitives Florence & Harold Lehaney (killers of the Gleason children), 1947

Explosion in Texas City, Texas, 1947

Osinski/Ditmyer triple murder, 1947

Boston night club fire, 1942

miscellaneous loose clippings:

"Sweetheart of Hero"

"Brewery Horses Come Back"

"Shoots Down 6 Jap Planes (Lieut. Edward H. O'Hare)

"Hawaiian Damage in Jap Sneak Punch" (Pearl Harbor)

Toledo City Council, 1960

page from the Peach Section of the Blade, Oct. 27, 1941

 

The relationship of this scrapbook to the Chief of Police's papers is unclear.

 


 

Series List

 

S1

Correspondence

1924-1927, 2 folders

arranged chronologically

This series contains correspondence to and from Chief of Police Harry Jennings addressing a variety of topics.

 

S2

Police Department Records

1922-1925, 2 folders

arranged chronologically

This series consists of the Arrest, Conviction, and Fine Records for the Central Station of the Toledo Police Department, and a "Suspect list."

 

S3

Scrapbook

1942-1947, and loose clippings from various other dates, 1 scrapbook

the original arrangement of the scrapbook has been maintained

The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings that cover a few major events from 1942-1947.

 


 

Folder List

 

Box

Folder

Arrangement

S1.  Correspondence

1

1

Correspondence from Chief of Police Harry Jennings, 1926

2

Correspondence to Chief of Police Harry Jennings, 1924-1927. (3 items)

S2.  Police Department Records

3

Arrest, Conviction, and Fine Records, various dates from 1922-1925

4

Suspect list, n.d.

S3.  Scrapbook