political influence, in all probability, Illinois would have established a Pennsylvania-style state police force during the early 1920s.
The facts presented on the efforts to establish a state police in Illinois
have indicated a distinct pattern of interest group involvement. Illinois,
however, was but one of many states during this time period to engage
in the process of creating a state police force. The process in other
states--its initiation, the interests involved, and the final outcome--
may have been quite different from that described above. To address
this issue, a similar analysis of state police development was carried out
using Colorado as the comparison state. The results of that research are
presented in the following chapter.
Illinois, Blue Book of the State of Illinois, 1923-1924 ( Springfield, 1923), p. 184.
As of December 1916, records indicate Dunlap had on hand total cash deposits
of $124,000 in checking accounts at two Champaign banks. Henry M. Dunlap Papers,
box 2, file: Personal Accounts 1906-1917, University of Illinois Archives, Champaign, Illinois (hereafter referred to as HMD).
HMD, box 2; file: D-C 1919.
"The State Police Bill S.B. 43," HMD, box 3, file: State Police 1919--Dunlap's
Arguments and Legislative Debates.
"The State Constabulary Bill," HMD, box 2, file: A-C 1919; H. M. Dunlap to A.
E. Jones, April 9, 1925, HMD, box 4, file: H-M 1925.
"The State Police Bill S.B. 43," pp.7-8.
H. M. Dunlap to Champaign County Woman's Christian Temperance Union, January 10, 1931, HMD, box 7, file: H-K 1931.
H. M. Dunlap to S. N. Madden, June 5, 1919, HMD, box 2, file: M-S 1919.
A. M. Augustine to H. M. Dunlap, April 23, 1919, HMD, box 2, file: A-C 1919; H. M. Dunlap to C. V. Gregory, June 9, 1925, and H. M. Dunlap to C. E. Page, June 9, 1925,
HMD, box 4, file: N-S 1925.
H. M. Dunlap to F. L. Petty, May 2, 1929, HMD, box 5, file: L-R 1929.
E. W. Rusk to E. Davenport, April 7, 1919; H. M. Dunlap to C. G. Starr, May 2, 1919; H. M. Dunlap to O. Snyder, May 2, 1919, HMD, box 2, file: M-S 1919.
"The State Police Bills," n.d., HMD, box 3, file: State Police Bill--Dunlap's
Arguments, Bills, Supporting Documents.
H. M. Dunlap to R. J. O'Halloren, March 19, 1925, and March 24, 1925, HMD,
box 4, file: N-S 1925.
H. M. Dunlap to R. J. O'Halloren, March 12, 1925, HMD, box 4, file: N-S 1925.
H. M. Dunlap to W. H. White, April 26, 1925, HMD, box 4, file: T-Z 1925.
Who's Who in Chicago: The Book of Chicagoans, 1926, pp. 77, 758, Chicago Historical
Peoria Journal, February 2, 1925; "Illinois State Police," scrapbook of clippings,
letters, and reports concerning legislative activity to create a state police in Illinois, Chicago Historical Society, Chicago (hereafter referred to as ISP).