Inventory of the Fred Stroble Papers, 1962 - 1976

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Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Fred Stroble, a native of Charleston, was named the first African American deputy sheriff in Charleston in 1969. He was appointed Deputy United States Marshal in 1972, and served the United States District Court for 36 years.
The collection contains materials related to Fred Stroble's career in law enforcement. Includes newspaper clippings regarding appointments and various crimes cases, 1972; photocopies of correspondence regarding promotions and letters of recognition, 1962-1976; and photographs depicting Stroble in his uniform, as part of the City Police Department, and during an appointment ceremony.
Title: Fred Stroble Papers, 1962 - 1976
Creator: Stroble, Fred.
Repository: Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston
Call Number: 9006v
Language of Material: Material in English
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
(3 folders)

Biographical Note

Fred Stroble, a native of Charleston, attended Archer Elementary and Burke High Schools before joining the United States Navy. Stroble went to various law enforcement schools and had joined the City Police Department in 1962 as a patrolman. Later, he worked as a detective with the vice squad. Stroble was named the first African American Deputy Sheriff for Charleston County in 1969. He was appointed Deputy United States Marshal in 1972. Stroble also served the United States District Court for 36 years.

By the time of his retirement in 2008, Stroble had served in law enforcement for 46 years and had served on special assignments in every state in the United States. Among his case load, Stroble was assigned to the Watergate trial and was one of four hundred United States Marshals sent to Boston during school desegregation.

Stroble received numerous awards, including the Carter G. Wilson Award for Outstanding Community Person by the Association for Study of African American Life and History, the Phillip Randolph Award for Outstanding Lawman, and several United States Attorney General Awards for Special Achievement.

Fred Stroble and his wife Barbara Stroble had three daughters.


Collection Overview

The collection contains materials related to Fred Stroble's career in law enforcement. Includes newspaper clippings regarding appointments and various crimes cases, 1972; photocopies of correspondence regarding promotions and letters of recognition, 1962-1976; and photographs depicting Stroble in his uniform, as part of the City Police Department, and during an appointment ceremony.

Collection Arrangement

1. Correspondence, Clippings, and Photographs, 1962-1976



Subject Headings

  • African American police -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
  • Police -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
  • Stroble, Fred.
  • United States marshals.


Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Correspondence, Clippings, and Photographs, 1962-1976.

   Folder 1
Correspondence, 1962-1976
   Folder 2
Clippings, 1972
   Folder 3
Photographs, 1962-1970s


Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fred Stroble Papers, Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA.

Processing Information

Processed by Mia Fischer and Amanda Ross, January 2009

Encoded by Amanda Ross, January 2009

Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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