Correspondence with Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1958-1960.


Correspondence with Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1958-1960.

Items relate to Sellin's participation on the board (also known as the Police Review Board), over which he was chairman from 1958 to 1963. The bulk of the items are copies of complaints made against police officers. Correspondents include Philadelphia mayor Richardson Dilworth and city solicitor David Berger, Spencer Coxe (executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union Greater Philadelphia Branch), William Coleman (board secretary), and Mary Smith (Sellin's assistant).

59 items (255 leaves)


SNAC Resource ID: 7129788

University of Pennsylvania Library

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