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Johan Thorsten Sellin papers

Ms. Coll. 694

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Sellin, Johan Thorsten, 1896-1994
Title:
Johan Thorsten Sellin papers
Date [inclusive]:
1886-1990
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 694
Extent:
82 boxes
Language:
English
Language Note:
Languages included in the collection are English, Swedish, French, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Norwegian and Portuguese.
Abstract:
The Johan Thorsten Sellin Papers include correspondence; biographical materials; drafts of writings; notes; clippings about Sellin’s work; minutes; reprints of criminology articles; memorabilia; and some photographs. The material is largely professional, not personal, and documents Sellin’s research as a penologist and his career as a teacher of sociology and criminology, as well as his works in Swedish-American causes.
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Biography/History

Johan Thorsten Sellin was a sociologist and internationally-recognized criminology expert. Born in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden in 1896, he emigrated to Canada in 1913 and enrolled in Swedish-American Augusta College in Rockport, Illinois in 1914. After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree there in less than two years (1915), Sellin earned a Masters degree in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania (1916) and taught for a time at the University of Minnesota (1916-1920). After marrying Augustana classmate Amy Anderson in 1920, Sellin moved to Philadelphia once more and finished his doctorate (1922) at the University of Pennsylvania and began a long and productive career in the Deptartment of Sociology there, for which he served as chairman from 1944 to 1959. Though frequently undertaking visiting lectureships at European universities, Sellin continued to teach as professor of sociology and criminology at the University of Pennsylvania until his retirement in 1968.

Sellin’s research interests were wide and varied within the field of criminology, but he was particularly known for his books and researches on penology ( Pioneering in Penology, 1944), penal slavery (  Slavery and the Penal System, 1976), juvenile delinquency (  The Criminality of Youth, 1940;  The Measure of Delinquency, 1964; and  Delinquency in a Birth-Cohort, 1972 – the latter two co-authored with Marvin E. Wolfgang), social theory (  Culture Conflict and Crime, 1938), and the ineffectiveness of capital punishment (  Capital Punishment, 1967 (ed.); and  The Penalty of Death, 1980). He was also a pioneer in the application of criminal statistics: he drafted the Uniform Criminal Statistics Act (adopted by the United States Department of Justice in 1969) and served as a criminal statistics consultant to the United States Bureau of the Census during the 1930s.

Interested in applying his research in a practical way, Sellin was a consultant to the Swedish Penal Code Commission (1946-1947), the prison experiment at the state prison colony at Norfolk, Massachusetts (1933-1934, while he was a staff member at the Bureau of Social Hygiene in New York), and the American Law Institute Youth Correction and Model Penal Code projects. He also served as an official commissioner for the United Nations on Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (1949-1956), a member of the board of inspectors for Philadelphia County Prisons (1939-1950), and the chairman of the Philadelphia Police Advisory Board (1959-1963).

Sellin was also an active member of numerous state, national and international organizations relating to sociology and criminology, including the American Philosophical Society, the American Society of Criminology, the Osborne Association, the Pennsylvania Committee on Penal Affairs, the Pennsylvania Council to Abolish the Death Penalty, and the United States Social Science Research Council. He furthermore served as secretary-general of the International Penal and Penitentiary Commission (1949-1951), the vice-president and later president of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation (1956-1965, 1965-1971), and president of the International Society of Criminology (1956-1965). Sellin did all of this while editing the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (1929-1968).

International recognition of his researches also brought Sellin a number of honors: he was awarded the Swedish Order of the North Star in 1955, taught as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Cambridge in 1959-1960, and received honorary degrees from Augustana College, the University of Uppsala, the University of Leiden, the University of Copenhagen, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Brussels. In 1985 the University of Pennsylvania Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law was renamed in his honor as the Sellin Criminology Center.

Sellin remained an active scholar long after his retirement from the University of Pennsylvania, and continued to write on criminology from his home in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, until his death in 1994.

Scope and Contents

The Johan Thorsten Sellin Papers are made up of 63 boxes of material including correspondence; biographical materials; drafts of writings; notes; clippings about Sellin’s work; minutes; reprints of criminology articles; memorabilia; and some photographs. The collection spans through Sellin’s professional life, beginning with correspondence from before Sellin had received his doctorate through to the very last years of his life. The material contained in this collection is largely professional, not personal, and documents Sellin’s interests and works as a scholar and teacher of sociology and criminology, as well as his works in Swedish-American causes.

The Correspondence series, the largest single series within the collection, contains numerous items from both individuals and organizations in a variety of languages (English, Swedish, French, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese). The majority of the correspondents are sociologists, criminologists, other social scientists, lawyers, politicians or judges. Items mostly relate to the evolution of criminology as a discipline throughout the 20th century, as well as its international study. Topics covered particularly well within this series include the history of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation (1932-1971), the prison experiment at the state prison colony in Norfolk, Massachusetts (1933-1934), the development of the Uniform Criminal Statistics Act (1944-1969), the development of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law (ca. 1950-1985), and the United Nations commission on Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (1949-1956).

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Hannah Ewing

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation.
  • International Society of Criminology.
  • University of Pennsylvania. Sociology.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Memorabilia
  • Negatives (photographic)
  • Photographs
  • Research notes
Subject(s)
  • Capital punishment
  • Corrections
  • Criminal statistics
  • Criminology
  • Reformatories
  • Sociology

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Other Finding Aids

For a complete listing of correspondents, do the following ns2:title search in Franklin: Johan Thorsten Sellin Papers.

Bibliography

International Who's Who 1988-89. London: Europa Publications, 1988

Pace, Eric. “Thorsten Sellin, Criminology Expert, Dies at 97.” New York Times, 20 September 1994

Wolfgang, Marvin E. “Thorsten Sellin (26 October 1896 - 17 September 1994).” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 140:4 (Dec. 1996): 581-586

Collection Inventory

I.  Correspondence, 1920-1993.

Series Description

Letters are arranged alphabetically by the names of the correspondents and then chronologically. Items are primarily professional in content, mostly relating to Sellin’s criminological researches, his professional capacities as professor and chairman of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, and his organizational and consulting contributions. Other correspondence includes items relating to Sellin’s role as a prominent Swedish-American figure, and personal correspondence with the many international legal and sociological figures he befriended throughout his long career.

Box Folder

A - American Prison (1933-1936).

1 1-40

American Prison (1942-1954) - Annals.

2 41-68

Anttila - Brasol.

3 69-153

Batholm - Cobin.

4 154-221

Cochrane - Dictionary.

5 222-284

Di Gennaro - Forsman.

6 285-349

Forst - Grünhut.

7 350-409

Grygier - Humber.

8 410-478

Hunt - International Penal.

9 479-512

International Society of Criminology, 1948-1969.

10 513-540

International Society of Criminology (1970-1988) - Killian.

11 541-603

Kilmuir - MacCormick.

12 604-671

Mack - National Committee.

13 672-758

National Council - Pennsylvania Magazine.

14 759-824

Pennsylvania Prison - Prison Labor Authority (1934 Mar-Oct).

15 825-875

Prison Labor Authority (1934 Nov-1935) - Roscoe.

16 876-950

Rosenberger - Schwartz.

17 951-1001

Scott - Social Science Research Council (1933-1937).

18 1002-1062

Social Science Research Council (1942-1955) - Stone.

19 1063-1109

Stöwe - UNESCO.

20 1110-1180

United Nations.

21 1181-1209

United States - Varney.

22 1210-1269

Veiller - Wolfgang.

23 1270-1328

Wolfson - Zuyderhoff.

24 1329-1358

Sellin, Amy.

24 1359-1361

Unidentified.

24 1362-1367

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II.  Biographical Materials, 1934-1970.

Series Description

Items consist of bibliographies of Sellin’s criminological writings, copies of his editorial and general curriculum vitae, and various biographical sketches of Sellin.

Box Folder

Bibliographies, 1938-1959.

24 1368

Curriculum vitae, 1940-1941.

24 1369

Biographical sketches, 1922-1993.

24 1370

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III.  Writings, 1914-1990.

Series Description

Predominantly comprising shorter works such as articles and reports, this series also includes a small amount of material related to book-length projects, as well as texts for speaking engagements such as lectures or congressional testimony; a small number of obituaries or biographies written by Sellin about colleagues; letters to the editor and other open letters; and reviews by Sellin of works by others. For reviews by others of works by Sellin, see the Writings by Others series. The Miscellaneous subseries includes a small amount of work from Sellin’s undergraduate and graduate studies.

A.  Books.

Box Folder

Amsterdam Houses of Correction in the 16th and 17th Centuries, 1943.

25 1371-1375

A Bibliographical Manual for the Student of Criminology, 1935-1963.

25 1376-1378

Crime and Punishment in the Eighteenth Century.

25 1379-1383

Culture Conflict and Crime, 1974-1978.

25 1384-1385

Slavery and the Penal Code, 1976.

25 1386-1394

Untitled manuscripts, circa 1952-1953.

25 1395-1404

B.  Articles.

Box Folder

A - Crime, 1927-1990.

26 1405-1433

Criminal - G, 1929-1969.

27 1434-1470

H - Problems, 1928-1980.

28 1471-1517

Project - St, circa 1932-1969.

29 1518-1559

Sw - Untitled, circa 1928-1979.

30 1560-1582

C.  Lectures.

Box Folder

Cambridge Lectures, 1960.

30 1583

Canadian Bar Association, 1965.

30 1584

Capital Punishment, 1965.

30 1585

Carroll Prize, 1960.

30 1586

Commentaries.

30 1587

"Crime", 1932.

30 1588

"A Debate on Capital Punishment", 1962.

30 1589

"Les débats concernant l’abolition de la peine capitale: une réstrospective", 1980.

30 1590

"En inledning till kriminalsociologien", circa 1943.

30 1591-1596

International Criminological Congress, 1960.

30 1597

Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden, 1960.

30 1598

"Statistics on recidivism in the United States", 1955.

30 1599

UN Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, 1965.

30 1600-1601

U.S. House of Representatives, 1968-1972.

30 1602-1603

"What can be done to curb the growth rate of crime in Philadelphia?", 1946.

30 1604

Unidentified, after 1972.

30 1605

D.  Obituaries.

Box Folder

Baba, Yoshitsugu, 1978.

30 1606

Bates, Sanford, 1972.

30 1607

Carroll, Denis, 1957-1958.

30 1608

Hart, Hastings Hornell, circa 1941.

30 1609

Lichtenberger, James Pendleton, circa 1953.

30 1610

Osborne, Thomas Mott.

30 1611

Patterson, Ernest Minor, 1970.

30 1612

E.  Reviews.

Box Folder

A - B, circa 1944-1962.

31 1613

Ca - Ch, 1947-1972.

31 1614

Cr, 1936-1980.

31 1615

D - F, 1931-1971.

31 1616

H - I, 1969-1975.

31 1617

K - P, 1937-1987.

31 1618

R - S, 1970-1987.

31 1619

T - V, 1935-1980.

31 1620

F.  Miscellaneous.

Box Folder

Early writings, undated.

31 1621

Penn lecture notes, 1915.

31 1622

Doctoral exams, 1916-1922.

31 1623

Professional, undated.

31 1624

Public letters, 1930-1967.

31 1625

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IV.  Organization Materials, 1930-1988.

Series Description

Minutes, notes, reports, brochures, and mailings from the many professional, scholarly, and activist organizations with which Sellin was affiliated on the city, state, national, and international level. Some correspondence is in this series as well. Arranged alphabetically by name of the organization.

Box Folder

Académie de droits de l'homme, 1956-1960.

31 1626

American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1967-1972.

31 1627

American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1975-1981.

31 1628

American Bar Association. Section of Criminal Law, 1935.

31 1629

American Institute of Accountants, 1925.

31 1630

American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, 1913.

31 1631

American Law Institute, 1932-1934.

31 1632

American Law Institute, 1940-1958.

31 1633

American Law Institute. Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice, 1934-1938.

32 1634-1637

American Law Institute. Joint Committee on the Improvement of Criminal Justice, 1931.

32 1638

American League to Abolish Capital Punishment, circa 1928-1938.

32 1639

American League to Abolish Capital Punishment, 1939-1969.

32 1640

American Philosophical Society, 1970-1976.

32 1641

American Philosophical Society, 1976-1983.

32 1642

American Prison Association, 1930-1953.

32 1643

American Society of Criminology, 1960-1968.

32 1644

American Society of Criminology, 1972-1975.

33 1645

American Sociological Association. Section of Criminology, 1961.

33 1646

American Statistical Association, 1934-1937.

33 1647

California Legislature. Assembly Interim Committee on Criminal Procedure, 1963-1965.

33 1648

California Legislature. Senate Fact Finding Committee on Judiciary, 1963.

33 1649

Centre National de Criminologie, undated.

33 1650

Centro Nazionale di Prevenzione e Difesa Sociale, 1959.

33 1651

Citizens' Association of Chicago, 1937-1938.

33 1652

Columbia University School of Law, 1929-1930.

33 1653-1660

Comité d'Études et d'Action pour la Diminution du Crime, 1933.

33 1661

Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 1934.

33 1662

Committee on Government Statistics and Information Services, 1934.

33 1663

Congrès International de Défense Sociale, 1961, 1971.

33 1664

Council of Europe, 1959.

33 1665

Council of Europe, 1980-1981.

34 1666-1670

Criminological Research Bulletin, 1933-1939.

34 1671

Institut International de Sociologie, 1957-1961.

34 1672

Institute of Criminal Science, 1937.

34 1673

Institute for Research on Crime and Deliquency, 1955-1956.

34 1674-1675

International Association of Penal Law, 1953-1972.

34 1676-1681

International Association of Penal Law, 1973-1981.

35 1682-1686

International Congress of Criminology, 1938-1965.

35 1687-1690

International Congress of Sociology, 1950.

35 1691

International Course in Criminology, 1963.

35 1692

International Criminal Police Commission, 1951.

35 1693

International Penitentiary Commission, 1928-1938.

35 1694

International Penal and Penitentiary Congress, 1930-1950.

35 1695

International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation, 1958-1988.

35 1696

International Society of Criminology, 1951-1962.

36 1697-1712

International Society of Criminology, 1967-1975.

37 1713-1714

International Statistical Institute, 1927-1937.

37 1715

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1972-1981.

37 1716

National Civic Federation, 1914.

37 1717

National Committee for Mental Hygiene, 1920.

37 1718

National Committee on Prisons and Prison Labor, 1919-1932.

37 1719

National Guilds League, 1920.

37 1720

Osborne Association, 1967-1983.

37 1721-1722

Pennsylvania Committee on Penal Affairs, 1927-1946.

37 1723

Pennsylvania Committee on Probation, 1933-1934.

37 1724-1727

Pennsylvania Council to Abolish the Death Penalty, 1960-1962.

37 1728-1729

Pennsylvania Department of Welfare, 1944.

37 1730

Pennsylvania State Assembly Joint State Goverment Commission, 1969.

37 1731

Pennsylvania Governor's Commission on Penal and Correctional Affairs, 1952-1959.

37 1732-1734

Pennsylvania Prison Society, 1961.

38 1735

Philadelphia Advisory Commission on Commitments, Detention, and Discharge of Prisoners, 1952-1955.

38 1736-1742

Philadelphia Municipal Court, 1939.

38 1743

Philadelphia Police Advisory Board, 1958-1960.

38 1744-1746

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends Committee on Philanthropic Labor, 1917.

38 1747

Prison Association of New York, 1934.

38 1748

Prison Labor Authority, 1932-1934.

38 1749-1751

Prison Labor Authority, 1935-1936.

39 1752-1754

The Roscoe Pound American Trial Lawyers Foundation, undated.

39 1755

Royal Philosophical Society of Glascow, 1930-1931.

39 1756

Social Science Research Council, 1932-1937.

39 1757-1760

Société de Crimonologie du Québec, 1978.

39 1761

Société Internationale de Défense Sociale, 1951-1987.

39 1762-1766

Sociological Research Association, 1936-1980.

39 1767

Studiecentrum voor Jeugdmisdadigheid.

39 1768

United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders, 1976-1983.

40 1769-1771

United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders, 1955-1985.

40 1772-1776

United Nations Economic and Social Council, 1949-1977.

40 1777-1782

United Nations European Regional Consultative Group on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, 1953-1958.

40 1783-1785

United Nations European Symposium of Social Defence on Economic Crime, 1977.

40 1786

United Prison Association of Massachusetts, 1948.

40 1787

United States Department of Agriculture, 1943.

40 1788

United States Governments Division, 1967.

40 1789

United States President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, 1967.

40 1790

United States Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, 1951.

40 1791

University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology, circa 1959-1965.

41 1792-1795

University of Ottawa.

41 1796

University of Pennsylvania Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law, 1969-1973.

41 1797

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 1960.

41 1798

University of Pennsylvania Lenape Club, 1933.

41 1799

University of Pennsylvania Research Committee, 1930.

41 1800

University of Toronto Center for Criminology, 1969-1972.

41 1801-1806

Wisconsin State Department of Public Welfare Bureau of Research, 1962.

41 1807

Women's Prison Association of New York, 1934.

41 1808

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V.  Writings by Others, circa 1932-1984.

Series Description

Typescripts of a few student assignments; works of Sellin’s colleagues, including former students; and typed excerpts from historical works copied by Sellin for research purposes. The largest work in this series is a complete copy of a 1972 doctoral dissertation in sociology titled The American Criminological Tradition, written by Jon Snodgrass, a student of Sellin’s friend and Penn colleague Marvin Wolfgang. Also included in this series are reviews of Sellin's books and articles dating from the 1930s into the 1980s, and are arranged alphabetically by title. Other typescripts of works by colleagues are grouped by subject in the Research Materials series. Printed works by others, both signed and unsigned, may be found in the Reprints series. Unless otherwise noted, items are arranged alphabetically by name of author.

Box Folder

Abrandabadi, Ali H. Nadjafi.

41 1809

Adler, Freda, 1982.

41 1810-1811

Ancel, Marc, after 1973.

41 1812

Arvelo, A.P., after 1927.

41 1813

Bailey, William C., circa 1975.

42 1814

Beattie, Ronald H., 1965.

42 1815

Bowen, Thomas.

42 1816

Bowers, William J. and Glenn L. Pierce, 1975.

42 1817

Brand, Geralyn, 1958.

42 1818

Brunker, Albert R., after 1947.

42 1819

Dann, Robert H., circa 1934-1938.

42 1820-1821

DeBauer, Everett, 1934-1940.

42 1822-1823

Dictionary of National Biography.

42 1824

Fielding, Henry.

42 1825

Friedell, Egon, after 1930.

42 1826

Garabedian, Peter G., 1962.

42 1827

Geis, Gilbert and Colin Goff, 1980.

42 1828

Hassin, Yael and Menachem Amir, 1974.

42 1829

Hamilton, Herbert, 1983-1984.

42 1830-1832

Howes, John.

42 1833-1834

Hutcheson, Francis, undated.

42 1835

Ingersoll, Robert G., 1890-1892.

42 1836

Ingraham, Barton L., 1968.

42 1837

Johnson, Eva, 1978.

42 1838-1841

Kindwall, J.A., 1968.

43 1842

Knoles, Fred A., 1944.

43 1843

Krisberg, Barry and Paul Takagi, 1973.

43 1844

Lind, Joan Dyste, circa 1976.

43 1845

Lunden, Walter A. and David Schmeiser, 1961.

43 1846

MacDonald, Walter, 1952.

43 1847

Mackintosh, James, undated.

43 1848

Maconochie, Alexander, undated.

43 1849

Nahrendorf, Richard O., 1968.

43 1850

Paley, William, undated.

43 1851

Sa'danoer, Amilijoes, 1969.

43 1852

Sahlloo: J.P., circa 1932.

43 1853

Sherman, Lawrence W., circa 1977-1980.

43 1854-1856

Sherman, Lawrence W. and Robert H. Langworthy, 1979.

43 1857

Silverman, Robert A., 1968.

43 1858

Snodgrass, Jon, 1972.

43 1859-1865

Szabo, Denis, 1968, 1977.

44 1866-1867

Thomas, W.I., undated.

44 1868

Thornberry, Terence P., 1971.

44 1869

Verkko, Veli, circa 1951.

44 1870

Verin, Jacques, undated.

44 1871

Vives, Juan Luis, undated.

44 1872

Whately, E.J., undated.

44 1873

Whately, Richard, undated.

44 1874

Whewall, William, undated.

44 1875

White, William A., 1932.

44 1876

Wolfgang, Marvin, 1959.

44 1877

Yen, Ching Yao, undated.

44 1878

Reviews by Others: Titles A-B.

44 1879

Reviews by Others: Titles C.

44 1880

Reviews by Others: Titles E-P.

44 1881

Reviews by Others: Titles R-S.

44 1882

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VI.  Reprints, 1896-1990.

Series Description

Articles in multiple languages reprinted from criminological, legal, and sociological journals, the majority of them inscribed to Sellin by the authors, many of whom are also represented in the correspondence files. This series also includes articles removed by Sellin from scholarly journals and historical reprints collected by Sellin for research or to document the history of criminology before his own career. The reprints are arranged by Sellin’s subjects (with the addition of Crime and Anthropology, Crime and Biology, Criminology and Homicide), and alphabetically by author within each subject. Articles removed from popular magazines are filed in the Research Materials series.

Box Folder

Addiction.

44 1883

Capital Punishment: A-Be.

44 1884-1885

Captial Punishment: Bo-Z.

45 1886-1891

Crime and Anthropology: B-P.

45 1892-1893

Crime and Anthropology: R-W.

46 1894

Crime and Biology.

46 1895-1898

Crime and Society: A-Be.

46 1899

Crime and Society: Bl-P.

47 1900-1905

Crime and Society: Bl-Z.

48 1906-1908

Criminology: A-E.

48 1909-1910

Criminology: E-Z.

49 1911-1915

Domestic Crime.

50 1916

Family Context.

50 1917-1918

Forensics and Criminal Science.

50 1919-1923

Homicide.

51 1924

Japan.

51 1925

Juvenile Deliquency: A-K.

51 1926-1930

Juvenile Deliquency: L-Z.

52 1931-1935

Law: A-C.

52 1936

Law: D-W.

53 1937-1940

Law Enforcement: A-B.

53 1941

Law Enforcement: C-T.

54 1942-1948

Law Enforcement: U-W.

55 1949

Pardons.

55 1950

Penal Code and Reform: A-D.

55 1951-1955

Penal Code and Reform: E-O.

56 1956-1962

Penal Code and Reform: P-W.

57 1963-1968

Prisons and Imprisonment: A-F.

58 1969-1974

Prisons and Imprisonment: G-N.

59 1975-1980

Prisons and Imprisonment: O-V.

60 1981-1986

Prisons and Imprisonment: W-Z.

61 1987-1988

Probation and Parole.

61 1989-1991

Psychiatric: A-N.

62 1992-1997

Psychiatric: O-Y.

63 1998-1999

Race and Slavery.

63 2000-2001

Socialism.

63 2002

Statistics: A-B.

63 2003-2004

Statistics: C-R.

64 2005-2010

Statistics: S-Z.

65 2011-2015

Suicide.

65 2016

War.

65 2017

White Collar Crime.

65 2018

Miscellaneous.

66 2019-2022

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VII.  Research Materials, 1927-1972.

Series Description

Articles (both scholarly and popular), reports, published court decisions, and correspondence roughly arranged by Sellin in subjects such as “Capital Punishment,” “Prisons,” and “Statistics.” The files on statistics contain numerous documents from Sellin’s tenure in the 1930s as a consultant to the Bureau of the Census. Additional research materials have been added at the end in the Miscellaneous subseries, which includes a number of international articles and reports, filed geographically.

Box Folder

Alcoholism.

66 2023

Arson.

66 2024

Captial Punishment.

66 2025-2031

Captial Punishment.

67 2032-2045

Captial Punishment.

68 2046-2058

Capital Punishment - Juvenile Deliquency.

69 2059-2071

Police - Prisons.

70 2072-2086

Prisons.

71 2087-2096

Prisons - Statistics: Articles.

72 2097-3006

Statistics: Census Bureau - Federal.

73 3007-3017

Statistics: Federal-Miscellaneous.

74 3018-3026

Statistics: State Reports - Miscellaneous: International.

75 3027-3040

Miscellaneous: International.

76 3041-3051

Miscellaneous: International - Laws and Statistics.

77 3052-3061

Miscellaneous: Laws and Statutes - Reference.

78 3062-3074

Miscellneous: Reference.

79 3075-3078

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VIII.  Memorabilia.

Box

Memorabilia.

80-81

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IX.  Images.

Box

Negatives.

82

Photographs.

83

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