[Ads-l] Antedating of "Rap Sheet"

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri May 27 16:56:02 UTC 2022

1940 Tulsa [OK] World 14 Mar.  16/8 [genealogybank.com]

Judge Bert E. Johnson set the high bonds after Gleason McDonald, assistant county attorney, produced the suspects' "rap sheet" compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation showing a long series of crimes.

>  rap sheet (OED 1949)
>  1947 Richard Finnie _Marinship: The History of a Wartime Shipyard_ 51 We used to secure a "rap sheet" -- that is, an individual's >  >  criminal record.
>  Fred Shapiro

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