New Orleans Police Department
Correspondence regarding fugitives, 1946-1964

City Archives

New Orleans Public Library


Date range: 1946-1964
Size of collection: 1 box
Terms of Access: Available to registered researchers by appointment


Arrangement

The correspondence was filed by the Police Department under the name of the state enquiring about a fugitive or the state to which NOPD was directing its own enquiry. Folders are arranged alphabetically by the state and in a rough chronological order therein. Correspondence with Canada, Mexico and Uruguay follows U.S. correspondence.

Scope Note

Correspondence--including telegraphs and radiograms--to and from the New Orleans Police Department regarding fugitives from other police jurisdictions, escapees from correctional institutions, missing persons, etc. Occasionally, mug shots, finger print cards, and "wanted" flyers are included. The bulk of correspondence, naturally, is with states nearest to Louisiana (Texas and Mississippi, for example). Correspondence from Washington, D.C. includes several letters signed by J. Edgar Hoover.

The following states are represented:
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New Orleans
New York
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Washington, D.C.
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Canada
Mexico
Uruguay


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coded: January 5, 1999
coded by: Irene Wainwright


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