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Website History and Source Info

The following concept and source information is intended for student researchers and class projects (these represent the most frequent informational inquiries we receive).

AlcatrazHistory.com was created with two primary objectives:

To make available a modest archive of historical information for researchers and students at no cost, and without pressure or oppressive advertising. The website was designed so that any student or researcher may derive adequate material for a research project or report, from a single electronic archive. To make available for purchase, quality and comprehensive historical Alcatraz references for researchers. students, and general readers interested in thorough biographies on both Alcatraz, and the people associated.

Original Launch Date: March 12, 2000 (with continual modifications into present day).

Copyrighted: 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2014.

Short inmate biographies and "Alcatraz - A Historical narrative and Alcatraz - A Brief History" articles: Michael Esslinger; The Rock, A Historical Research Study by Erwin Thompson; Henry Young: Article provided by the Bureau of Prisons. Documents and images by Ocean View Publishing. Website and miscellaneous text: Ocean View Publishing (staff). Copyrighted 2014.

Source, Photograph, and Contact Information

National Archives at College Park
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

National Archives and Records Administration
1000 Commodore Drive
San Bruno, California 94066-7350

National archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408

National archives and Records Administration
2312 East Bannister Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64131-301

National Archives and Records Administration
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, Georgia 30260

The Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540

San Francisco Maritime Museum and Maritime Library
San Francisco, CA 94123
(textual research)

National Parks Service
San Francisco, CA 94123
(textual research)

Chicago Historical Society
Chicago, Illinois 60614-6099
(textual research)

US Department of Justice
350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Federal Bureau of Investigation
150 Golden Gate Avenue, 13th. Floor
San Francisco, California 94102-9573

Federal Bureau of Investigation
E35 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20535-0001

Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First St., N.W.,
Washington, DC 20534
(specifically Scott Wolfson Office of Public Affairs)

Kansas State Historical Society State Archives
6425 SW 6th Street
Тореka, KS 66615-1099

United States Penitentiary (PAO Office)
1300 Metropolitan Avenue
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048

San Quentin State Prison (PAO Office)
San Quentin, CA 94964

Private Photo Collections

Michael Esslinger

Lori Brosnan


Every effort has been made to acknowledge the appropriate sources of photographs used on this website as listed above. We regret any instance in not acknowledging a specific source. Please contact us with any corrections or source information.

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