Stephen J. Smith collection of research materials on the Savannah Police Department
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Stephen J. Smith collection of research materials on the Savannah Police Department

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Smith, Stephen J.
Title: Stephen J. Smith collection of research materials on the Savannah Police Department
Dates: 1860-1997
Extent: 2.0 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Identification: MS 1944

Biographical/Historical Note

Stephen J. Smith was a captain for the Savannah Police Department and was an avid researcher of the police department's history.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Stephen J. Smith's research on the history of the Savannah Police Department from the 1860s to 1997. Included are articles, clippings, photographs, police bulletins, videotape with interviews, research notes, and papers written by Smith on the police department's history as well as police officers shot in the line of duty throughout its history.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 2 boxes:

Box 1: Photographs, clippings, bulletins, research notes, 1890-1993

Box 2: Photographs, articles, collecting cards of Savannah police officers, videotape, bulletins, research notes, 1860s-1997


Index Terms

Articles.
Bulletins.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Collecting cards.
Photographs.
Research notes.
Savannah (Ga.). Police Department--History.
Smith, Stephen J.
Videotapes.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection is processed at the Basic Level (or collection level). There is no detailed inventory for this collection as it is not fully processed. To request that this collection be added to our priority list of collections to be fully processed as staffing and funding allow, please contact the Library and Archives staff.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.