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Eubanks, Elmer W.
Archive of a Police Patrolman's Logs from WWII-Era Cincinnati, Ohio]
Cincinnati, 1946. Twelve notebooks, [358]pp. total. 12mo. Stapled sheets, stapled at top edge. No covers. Some light wear and soiling, but generally clean and in a legible hand. World War II-era manuscript log books kept by Cincinnati, Ohio police officer Elmer Winder Eubanks (1913-2012). Eubanks began his career in law enforcement as a recruit in 1942 when he was issued badge number 325. He then walked the beat and rode in a patrol car in the city of Cincinnati until he was promoted to sergeant. The archive consists of twelve manuscript notebooks, each covering a single month of time during 1943 to 1946, in which patrolman Eubanks chronicles his daily activities early in his law enforcement career. Herein he investigates crimes and complaints, serves warrants and subpoenas, apprehends suspects, makes arrests and court appearances, transports suspects and property, monitors traffic, interacts with businesses and citizens, etc. Numerous local businesses and Cincinnati landmarks can be found throughout. A number of his entries reflect the wartime period, as he encounters falsified draft cards, servicemen in legal scrapes, and other similar matters. The racial overtones present during that period are embodied within some of author's entries, adding period context. Some of the many entires include: "Meade Ave. [gas] station attendant wanted us to give our permission for him to sell gas to two negros"; "Drunken negro causing trouble.G[one] O[n] A[rrival]"; "Met bus no 3813 at bus station driven by Art Broughton negros causing trouble on way into town here"; "454 Commercial Squar … [Click Below for Full Description]
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