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James V. Bennett Collection, 1905-1971 | SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: James V. Bennett Collection, 1905-1971Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1933-1971

Extent: 31.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The Bennett Collection contains correspondence, case histories, articles, newsletters, books, photographs, recordings and other materials, arranged by subject. The majority of the collection is itemized according to the format [J38] 31-1 (1); representing James [J__] the date [J38]=1938, the item number and page numbers.

Subjects: Prison reformers - United States - History, United States. Bureau of Prisons - History

Forms of Material: Bennett, James V. (James Van Benschoten), 1894-1978 - Correspondence, Prisoners - United States - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The materials that make up this collection represent the life and work of James Van Benschoten Bennett. More specifically, the materials portray his role as the second Director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and as a prolific prison reformer. The most popular theme represented in the collection is prison policy and reform – which is often discussed in articles and speeches composed by Bennett. The collection also contains numerous correspondence and case histories of prison inmates. Pictorial documentation of Bennett as well as many other important personnel is also present as are several recordings of songs reflective of the prison culture.

Collection Historical Note

James Van Benschoten Bennett was born on August 28, 1894 in Silver Creek, New York. He served as an aviation cadet in World War I. Bennett graduated from Brown University in 1918 and later received a law degree from George Washington University. In 1919 his federal government career began following his appointment as an Investigator for the U.S. Bureau of Efficiency. In 1928 Bennett penned “The Federal Penal and Correction Problem” which served as a vital catalyst for the creation of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

The creation of the Federal Prison Industries, Inc. in 1934 is considered as one of Bennett’s most significant achievements. He worked as Assistant Director for the Federal Bureau of Prisons up until 1937 when he was named Director following Sanford Bates’ retirement. As Director, Bennett was a very active reformer of correctional policies and an advocate for the rights of prison inmates. He was instrumental in opening special institutions for juveniles, rehabilitation centers and halfway houses. These efforts are reflected in his mantra that “We must not rob a man of all hope.” The first “open prison’ was instituted by Bennett in 1938 in Seagonville, Texas. This was a no walls, no bars and a gun free facility. He became president of the National Parole Conference in 1939 and later served as President of the Washington Council of Social Agencies. The Celler-Hennings Act was enacted in 1958 as a result of Bennett’s advocacy for more equity in the process of federal sentencing. The Act empowered the Federal Bureau of Prisons to make sentencing recommendations to the judiciary as well as recommendations relating to sentencing reform.

Much of Bennett’s work in the criminal justice system, and more specifically his work with inmates, focused on creating an environment that was best suited to the rehabilitation of prison inmates. He was also an advocate for improved communication systems within the Federal Bureau of Prisons, with the goal of creating a more cohesive and effective network. Another major contribution Bennett made during his tenure as Director was to continue the advancement of the inmate classification system that was vital in focusing on the specific needs of prisoners and attempting to satisfy those needs.

Bennett served as the head of several other organizations during his career. He was the President of the National Association for Better Broadcasting, the Joint Commission on Correctional Manpower and Training and the American Correctional Association. Bennett was honored with The President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service by President Eisenhower in 1959. He also received the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award and the Selective Service Medal.

Bennett retired as Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1964. However, his speaking engagements and his writings on prison related issues allowed him to remain very much a part of the criminal justice system. In 1970 he wrote I Chose Prison, which continued his focus on the well-being and proper treatment of prisoners.

James V. Bennett died in Maryland on November 19, 1978 leaving his wife, Olympia, a son, Edmund and two daughters, Ann Humbert and Brenda Bell.

Subject/Index Terms

Prison reformers - United States - History
United States. Bureau of Prisons - History

Administrative Information

Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: Some materials in this collection are restricted due the personal nature of some content. Restrictions are noted at the file level

Use Restrictions:

The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department to request permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio or video recording.

Preferred Citation: James V. Bennett Papers. Thomason Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


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Folder 1: Earl Warren portrait autographed to James Bennett, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sepia tone - 8" x 10". Fair. Unknown location
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 2: Group of five photographs of James V. Bennett visiting dorms and a shop, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 5 - 6 1/2" x 4 1/2". Fair. Unknown location
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 3: Supreme Courst Justices photograph, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 4' x 5 1/2, B/W, 11" x 5 1/2". Good.  Photograph is copyrighted to National Geographic Society
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 4: Group photograph of men with James V. Bennett holding newspaper, circa 1963-1965Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 7 3/4" x 6". Fair. Unknown location
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 5: Group photograph of men with James V. Bennett walking in front, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 7 3/4" x 6". Fair. Unknown location
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 6: James V. Bennett and two men standing in front of prison, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sepia tone - 8" x 10". Fair. Unknown location
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Folder 7: James V. Bennett and two unknown men in meeting, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sepia tone - 8 " x 10", Fair. Unknown location,  possible Japanese or Chinese meeting?
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Folder 8: James V. Bennett in front of mural on wall, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sepia tone - 3" x 4". Fair
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Folder 9: James V. Bennett portrait, circa 1960-1964Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sepia tone - 2 - 8" x 10". Fair. 2 copies
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Folder 10: James V. Bennett portrait, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sepia tone - 5"x 7". Fair
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 11: Two unidentified negatives, no dateAdd to your cart.
Negatives-  5"x 7". Fair
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Folder 12: James V. Bennett sitting in chair in front of buffet table, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Color, 5" x 7". Fair
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Folder 13: James V. Bennett standing outside the Department of Justice, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 8" x 10". Good. 2 copies
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 14: James V. Bennett, prisoner, and priest talking inside a cell, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 8" x10". Unknown location
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 15: Lake with tree lined shore, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Color, 8" x 11". Fair. Unknown location
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 16: King Peter of Yugoslavia watching a boxing match with his hosts, circa June 28 (no year)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 8" x 10". Good.  Attorney General Francis Biddle, Director James V. Bennett, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Photograph by John D. Andelet, Washington D. C
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 17: Unknown woman, possible wife of James V. Bennett, inside cover, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sepia tone, 5" x 8". Fair
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 18: Utsunomiya Prison The Guide of Pictures, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 4 - 3 1/2" x 5". Fair. 4 photographs titled Spot sales of prison products, Baseball game of the prisoners, Sumo match of the prisoners, The panorama view of Utsunomiya prison.  Includes pink guide to the photographs
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 19: Group photograph of three men, James V. Bennett and Sanford Bates and unknown man, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sepia tone - 8" x 10". Fair.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 20: "The Lock-Step Parade", American Prison Congress, 1933Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sepia tone - 8" x 10". Fair. Atlantic City
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 21: Joseph W. Sanford, Warden, 1937Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sepia tone, 8" x10". Fair
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 22: Assistant Attorney General, Group photograph with James V. Bennett 2nd from left, 1956Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 8" x 10". Good
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 23: Assistant Attorney General, Group photograph with James V. Bennett in the middle, 1956Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 8" x 10". Good
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 24: James V. Bennett standing next to the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service, 1959 JanuaryAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 8" x 10". Fair. Certificate and medal
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 25: James V. Bennett accepting the Award of the President of the United States for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service , June , 1959, 1959 JanuaryAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 8" x 10". Good. From President Eisenhower
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 26: Leavenworth Prison photograph of James V. Bennett handing a baseball to youngster Steve Dickson, 1959 July 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 8" x 10". Good. Murray Dickson, pitcher, K. C. Athletics, Warden Taylor looks on.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 27: Leavenworth Prison group photograph with James V. Bennett, 1959 July 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 8" x 10". Good.  Murray Dickson, pitcher, K. C. Athletics, youngster Steve Dickson, and Warden Tyler
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 28: Wardens Conference, Boulder, Colo., 1962 JuneAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Color, 3 1/2" x 5. B/W, 8" x 10". Fair/Good. H.S. McKee photographer. Group photograph, with seating chart including list of names. James V. Bennett, Gladys Bowman, Phil Conley, and two unknown men poise with plaques, Wm. Berkley Payne Cameramen Incorporated, Washington, D. C.  photographer. group photograph of head table,  left to right - Sanford Bates, unknown, Myrl E. Alexander, Mrs. J. V. Bennett, J. Chas Taylor, James V. Bennett standing, Mrs. Myrl E. Alexander, 2 copies. group photograph of head table, Mrs. Myrl E. Alexander (dark glasses), James V. Bennett, Sanford Bates (standing), J. Chas Taylor, Mrs. J.V. Bennett, Myrl E. Alexander, 2 copies. group photograph, left to right, Dr. Charles E. Smith, Fred Wilkinson, Mary Sileston, James V. Bennett, Frank Loveland, Myrl E. Alexander. Group photo, left to right, Stanford Bates, James V. Bennett, Myrl E. Alexander. James V. Bennett and Myrl E. Alexander. Dr. Harold Janney and unknown man, photographed by Ralph Fernandez. Mr. & Mars. Harold Janney, and two unknown men, photographed by Ralph Fernandez. James v. Bennett, Dr. Harold Janney, Myrl E. Alexander, photographed by Ralph Fernandez. Dr. Harold Janney in middle, two unknown men.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 29: Attorney General Office, 1962 OctoberAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 8" x 10". Good.  13 photographs, some are duplicates, Robert Kennedy and James V. Bennett, includes a letter from James McShane, Chief for United States Marshalls to James V. Bennett concerning the letters.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 30: Bennett Hall, 1st Anniversary with James Bennett handing out goodies, 1962 DecemberAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 - Color photographs, 1 - 5" x 5", 3 - 3" x 5". Fair. Group photograph (2), 2
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Folder 31: James V. Bennett shows off his medal from Ecuador, 1963-1965Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 8" x 10". Fair.
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Folder 32: James V. Bennett in his office, 1963-1965Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 8" x 10". Good.  2 photographs, exact date unknown.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 33: James V. Bennett and G. Taylor in Taylor's office, 1963 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Color, 3 1/2" x 5. Fair.
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Folder 34: Group photo of Chillicothe Chapel Dedication, 1963 May 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
8/W, 8' x 10". Fair. Photograph from Columbus Dispatch with L to R - unknown, Olin Minton, Rev. Saltzgiver, James V. Bennett.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 35: Candid group photographs of a picnic with James V. Bennett, 1963 AugustAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 8" x 10".  Fair. The letter RI '63 on back of each of the 6 photographs.  James V. Bennett is in some of the photographs.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 36: James V. Bennett visits Leavenworth Prison, 1963 October 31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 38 - 3 1/2" x 5. Fair. 38 photographs
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Folder 37: James V. Bennett and Mr. Jaen of Panama, 1963 NovemberAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"  and 2 - 8" x 10". B/W, 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and 1 -0 8" x 10". Fair. Standing in front of the United States of America flag and shaking hands.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 38: James V. Bennett receives is presented an award from Eugene Zemaus of the John Howard Association, 1964 SeptemberAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 8" x 10".
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 39: James V. Bennett receives an award from Committee on Purchasing Blind-Made Products, 1964 OctoberAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 4 - 8" x 10". Fair.  National Institute for the Blind, General Council of Workshop for the Blind. 4 photographs.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 40: James V. Bennett appears before the United State Senate, 1965 August 31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 8" x 10". Fair. Senator Simpson, James V. Bennett and Senator Gruening on Senate floor. Letter from Senator Ernest Gruening, accompanies the photograph.
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Folder 41: James V. Bennett portrait, 1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 8" x 10". Good.
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Folder 42: Metal Column Art Sculpture, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W. Fair
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Folder 43: Portrait of William Del, 1933 March 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W. Fair
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Folder 44: Group photo with Bennett on stage addressing audience, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W. Fair.
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Folder 45: Bennet with Gladys Bowman; Bennett with Myrl Alexander, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Bennett with a group of military men receiving medals, undatedAdd to your cart.
Dr. and Mrs. Harold Janney; Myrl Alexander; Dr. Charles E. Smith; Fred Wilkinson; Mary Fileston; Frank Loveland
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sanford Bates, unknown man, James V. Bennett, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sepia tone - 8" x 10", 8 1/2" x 10 3/4". Fair. Unknown location, Thomason Room copy is printed on metal and attached to wood.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 2: Group photograph of the Federal Prisons Bureaus Wardens Annual Conference, with James V. Bennett, 1938 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
[O.V] B/W, 11.5" x 10". Fair. Springfield, MO.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 3: James V. Bennett accepting award from unknown man, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
[O.V] Sepia tone - 8 "x 10". Fair.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 4: James V. Bennett and unidentified man in unknown prison, 1957 September 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
[O.V] B/W, 9.5" x 13.5". Fair. Life Magazine photo by William Palmer, #52134
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 5: James V. Bennett and unidentified man in unknown office, 1957 September 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
[O.V] B/W, 9.5" x 13.5". Fair. Life Magazine photo by William Palmer, #52134
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 6: George "Gid" Daedt portrait autographed to James V. Bennett, 1976 September 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
[O.V] B/W, 11 1/2" x 14". "A great American distinguished public servant and our long time highly cherished friend"
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 7: Joseph W. Sanford portrait, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
[O.V] Sepia, 2 -7" x 10" proof and 1 - 11" x 14" proof. Fair. 3 copies.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 8: Lt. General Joe Swing, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
[O.V] B/W, 11" x 14". Fair. Photograph is autographed to Jim Bennett
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 9: William P. Rogers, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
[O.V] B/W, 11" x 14". Good. Photograph is autographed to Philip R. Burger " With warm regards"
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 10: Honorable Herbert Brownwell, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, and staff in the Attorney General's Office, Department of Justice Building, Washington D. C., 1954 DecemberAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
[O.V] B/W, 13 1/4" x 10". Fair.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 11: Portrait of Ugo Carusi, assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, 1938 NovemberAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
[O.V] Sepia tone - 11" x 14". Fair; Autographed to James V. Bennett
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Folder 12: James V. Bennett and President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1966 June 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
[O.V] B/W, 11" x 14". Fair. A2674, 27A
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 13: Supreme Court Justice Portrait, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
[O.V] B/W, 11" x 14". 4 copies. Fair.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 14: Unknown group photograph of five men, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
[O.V] Sepia tone - 10" x 14". Fair. Photograph by Meadow Brook Studios, Hempstead, R. I, in case, inside cover
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 15: Warren E. Burger, Supreme Court Justice portrait, no dateAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
[O.V] B/W, 12" x 14 1/2". Fair. Autographed to James V. Bennett
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 16: Bobby Kennedy, Attorney General of US, portrait, no dateAdd to your cart.
B/W, 11 3/4" x 14 1/2". Fair. Autographed to Jim Bennett, black framed
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 17: Eleanor Roosevelt portrait autographed to James V. Bennett, no dateAdd to your cart.
B/W, 10 1/2" x 12 3/4". Fair. Black framed
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Other Information: Thomason room
Folder 18: Felix Frankgurter portrait, Supreme Court Justice, no dateAdd to your cart.
B/W, 10" x 14". Fair. Autographed to James V. Bennett, black framed
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Other Information: Thomason room
Folder 19: Harry Truman portrait, no dateAdd to your cart.
B/W, 11 1/2" x 14 1/4". Fair. Autographed to James V. Bennett, black framed
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Other Information: Thomason room
Folder 20: Warren E. Burger, Supreme Court Justice portrait, no dateAdd to your cart.
B/W, 12" x 15". Fair. Autographed to James V. Bennett, suit and tie, black framed
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Other Information: Thomason room
Folder 21: Warren E. Burger, Supreme Court Justice, no dateAdd to your cart.
Color, 11 1/4" x 14". Good. Caricature of him, autographed to Jim Bennett, silver framed
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Other Information: Display Case 7
Folder 22: Harlen f. Stone, Supreme Court Justice painting, 1944 NovemberAdd to your cart.
B/W oil painting, 11 1/2" x 14 1/2". Fair. Autographed to James  V. Bennett, by Curris,  blacked framed
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Other Information: Display Case 7
Folder 23: Tom Clark, Supreme Court Judge, portrait, 1949 DecemberAdd to your cart.
B/W, 11 3/4" x 14 1/2". Fair. Autographed to James V. Bennett, black framed
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Other Information: Display Case 7
Folder 24: Earl Warrren, Supreme Court Judge portrait, 1956 March 17Add to your cart.
B/W, 11 1/2" x14 1/2". Fair. Autographed to James V. Bennett, black framed
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Other Information: Display Case 7
Folder 25: Leonard Haerd portrait autographed to James V. Bennett, October 10, 1957Add to your cart.
[O.V] Sepia tone, 14" x15" black framed. Fair.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Other Information: Display Case 7
Folder 26: Luncheon to honor Stanley Reed, Solicitor General by Department of Justice for his appointment as associate  Justice of the Supreme Court of the US, 1938 January 29Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 20" x 9 1/2". Fair. Raleigh Hotel, Washington, D. C. Photograph by Tenescher Photo, Washington D. C. This item is located in Series 3 Box 2.  The information stating that the current location is Display 7 is incorrect due to a database error.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Other Information: Display Case 7
Folder 27: Congress of Correction, 73rd Annual, Sponsored by The American Prison Association, 1943 November 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, 19 1/2" x 12". Fair. Hotel Pennsylvania, New York. Group Panoramic photo by Drucker-Hilbert Co. New York. This item is located in Series 3 Box 2.  The information stating that the current location is Display 7 is incorrect due to a database error.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Other Information: Display Case 7
Folder 28: Portrait of Robert Brownell Junior autographed to James V. Bennett, no dateAdd to your cart.
This item is located in Series 3 Box 2.  The information stating that the current location is Display 7 is incorrect due to a database error.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Other Information: Display Case 7
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bill Cox Recordings, 1934 September 7Add to your cart.
78rpm/ Side 1A Writer: Cox/ Side 1A Title: The Gangster's Yodel/ Side 2 Artist: Cox/ Side 2B Writer: Cox/ Side 2B Title: My Gamblin' Days/ Melotone/ M 13194-A, B/ Poor, record has piece missing on right side
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 2: Bill Cox and Cliff Hobbs Recordings, 1937 October 18-19Add to your cart.
78rpm/ Side 1A Writer: Bill Cox and Cliff Hobbs/ Side 1A Title: Heart Broken Prisoner/ Side 2 Artist: Bill Cox and Cliff Hobbs/ Side 2B Writer: Bill Cox and Cliff Hobbs/ Side 2B Title: Crepe on the Door/ Conqueror/ 9005/ Poor, record is missing right front corner.
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 3: Bill Nettles and his Dixie Boys Recordings, 1937Add to your cart.
She's runnin - 11/1/1937    Prisoners - 6/22/1937 78rpm/ Side1A Writer: Norman Nettles/ Side 1A Title: She's Runnin' Wild/ Side 2 Artist: Bill Nettles/ Side 2B Writer: Bill Nettles and his Dixie Boys/ Side 2B Title: A Prisoner's Farewell/ Vocation/4075/ Poor, record has piece missing on right side
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 4: Buck Jones Recordings, 1937 October 20Add to your cart.
78rpm/ Side 1A Writer: Ezra Paulette and His Beverly Hillbillies/ Side 1A Title: On the Texas Prairie/ Side 2 Artist: Buck Jones/ Side 2B Writer: Tex Ritter/ Side 2B Title: Girl of the Prairie/ Conqueror/ 8954/ Fair, scratched
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 5: Carl and Harty Recordings, 1936-1937Add to your cart.
Answer to - 1/25/1937  - I'm goin - 10/7/1936 78rpm/ Side 1A Writer: Carl and Harty/ Side 1A Title: Answer to the Prisoner's Dream/ Side 2 Artist: Carl and Harty/ Side 2B Writer: Carl and Harty/ Side 2B Title: I'm Going Home This Evening/ Conqueror/ 8853/ Fair, scratched
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 6: Con Conrad and Gene Autry Recordings, 1928; 1931Add to your cart.
Don't send - 9/7/1928  Gangster's - 2/25/1931 78rpm/ Side 1A Writer: Frankie Wallace/ Side 1A Title: Don't Send My Boy to Prison/ Side 2 Artist: Gene Autry/ Side 2B Title: A Gangster's Warning/ Conqueror/ 7704A B/ Fair, scratched
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 7: Ezra Paulette and His Beverly Hillbillies Recordings, 1937 October 20Add to your cart.
78rpm/ Side 1A Writer: Ezra Paulette and His Beverly Hillbillies/ Side 1A Title: My Little Cow Pony and I/ Side 2 Artist: Ezra Paulette and His Beverly Hillbillies/ Side 2B Writer: Guy Massey/ Side 2B Title: The Prisoner's Song/ Conqueror/ 9011/ Poor, record in broken in half
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 8: Gene Autry Recordings, 1930Add to your cart.
He's in the - 11/19/1930  Yodeling - 11/18/1930 78rpm/ Side 1A Writer: Gene Autry/ Side 1A Title: The Yodeling Hobo/ Side 2B Writer: Jimmy Rodgers/ Side 2B Title: He's in the Jail House/ Conqueror/ 7708/ Good condition
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 9: Hobo Jack Turner Recordings, 1929 February 4Add to your cart.
78rpm/ Side 1A Writer: Hobo Jack Turner/ Side 1A Title: Oklahoma Blues/ Side 2 Artist: Hobo Jack Turner/ Side 2B Writer: Rodgers/ Side 2B Title: In the Jail House Now/ Velvet Tone/ 7047-V/ Fair, scratched
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 10: Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra Recordings, 1935 October 22Add to your cart.
78rpm/ Side 1A Writer: Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra/ Side 1A Title: 1-My Dream, 2-I Never Stole a Thing But a Donkey, 3-Csardas/ Side 2 Artist: Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra/ Side 2B Writer: Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra/ Side 2B Title: The Wooden Spoon/ Victor/ 25221-A,B/ Poor, record is cracked and missing small piece on end
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 11: Martin and Roberts Recordings, 1932 March 24Add to your cart.
78rpm/ Side 1A Writer: Martin and Roberts/ Side 1A Title: Prisoner No. 999/ Side 2 Artist: Martin and Roberts/ Side 2B Writer: Martin and Roberts/ Side 2B Title: Ninety-Nine Years (Is almost for Life)/ Conqueror/ 7967A,B/ Poor, record has piece missing on lower left side
Originals or Copies Note: Originals
Folder 12: Prairie Ramblers Recordings, 1939 February 7Add to your cart.
78rpm/ Side 1A Writer: David-Redmond-McCarthy/ Side 1A Title: They Can't Shoot Me in the Morning/ Side 2 Artist: Prairie Ramblers/ Side 2B Writer: Redmond-David-Gordon/ Side 2B Title: Please Send Me to Jail, Judge!/ Conqueror/ 4729/Fair
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Folder 13: Prairie Ramblers Recordings, 1938Add to your cart.
He was -  2/17/1938  I'll be - 2/21/1938 78rpm/ Side 1A Writer: Prairie Ramblers/ Side 1A Title: He Was A Traveling Man/ Side 2 Artist: Prairie Ramblers/ Side 2B Writer: McCarthy-Redmond-Mysels/ Side 2B Title: I'll Be Hanged (If They're Gonna Hang Me)/ Conqueror/ 9002/ Poor, record is cracked
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Folder 14: Shelton Brothers (Bob and Joe) Recordings, 1935 December 19Add to your cart.
78rpm/ Side 1A Writer: Baxter/ Side 1 A Title: 'Leven Miles From Leavenworth/ Side 2 Artist: Shelton Brothers  (Bob and Joe)/ Side 2B Writer: Shelton Brothers (Bob and Joe)/ Side 2B Title: Budded Roses/ Decca/ 5180A,B/ Fair, scratched
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Item 1: Postcard Book on Punishment and Torture, circa 1952Add to your cart.
Book containing postcards that illustrate historic punishment and torture

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