Friday, March 11, 2011

National Archives (USA) Hunts For Missing Treasures With Recovery Team

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

It has been reported previously on this forum about thefts of artifacts from the National Archives--including the 44 Archives centers and the Presidential Libraries --the Presidential Libraries are one of the many responsibilities of the National Archives. The February 23rd article in the Washington Post describes the Archival Recovery Team finding taken artifacts in homes of former employees, researchers, and US historical documents items up for sale at auction--so far tips have helped retrieve 7,000 items. with over 10 billion items at the National Archives and no item-by-item inventory has ever been performed.
http://tinyurl.com/4tgov6m
(note: using the tiny url you may be required to register at the Washington Post to access the article- its free..it is not required using the original url below
original url
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/22/AR2011022206661.html?sid=ST2011022300101

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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