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Bradford (Ralph B.) Collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2009-070

Content Description

A variety of materials from the career of Ralph B. Bradford in the Santa Barbara Police Department from 1935-1940 and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department from 1940-1943, including; six (6) photo albums, forty-one (41) photographs, twelve (12) negatives, four (4) objects, three (3) books, and two (2) pieces of ephemera.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Russell R. Bradford

Restrictions Apply



  • 1934 - 1943



41 Photographic Prints

12 Negatives (Photographs)

6 Binders

6 Item(s)

3 Volumes


1) Typescript, "My Life of Crime (And My Father's)" by Russell R. Bradford 2) Manual, "Functions of the Bureau of Identification and Investigation in the Sheriff and Police Departments" by Ralph Bradford 3) Album, "Marihuana" by Ralph Bradford 4) Photo album "Fotofolio" (crime and accident scenes, misc. police work) 5) Photo album "Evidence Burglar Jobs Casts No. 7." 6) Typescript re. Japanese sub attack at Ellwood 7) Nine (9) photos of Ellwood attack 8) Photo album, "Handwriting Photomicroscopy No. 8." 9) Photo album, "Fingerprinting Jobs and Latents No. 2." 10) Photo album, "Photography Candid - Aerial No. 6." 11) Green canvas photo album. 12) Nine I.D. cards re. Ralph Bradford 13) Fourteen (14) b/w photos of Ralph Bradford, friends and family 14) Six (6) b/w photos of cock fight 1940 15) Twelve (12) photo negatives of cock fight 1940 16) Two (2) copies 1934 Rancheros Visitadores roster 17) One 12x loupe 18) One (1) Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office helmet 19) One (1) white Civil Defense helmet 20) One (1) white canvas bag with leather handles and leather Rancheros Visitadores emblem.