Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Arkansas Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation records, MS.000310
The Arkansas Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation was established by Governor Harvey Parnell in 1931 to keep records of criminals jailed or fined in every county of the state. Forms were filled out by local law enforcement officers and sent to the state office in Little Rock, listing the name of the criminal, the nature of the crime, and the amount of fine or jail sentence given.
This collection contains a folder from each Arkansas county with the records, forms, and correspondence sent from local law enforcement officers to the central office in Little Rock, Arkansas, from 1931 to 1933. It also includes correspondence arranged alphabetically by the name of the criminal and receipt books kept by the central office.