Tracking Stolen Historic Government Documents

Searching cyberspace for history

www.fcw.com
BY Aliya Sternstein
Published on Dec. 26, 2005

“Historians and the National Archives and Records Administration are collaborating to monitor auction house Web sites to find missing and stolen government records.

Since embarking on a pilot project three months ago, the public/private partnership has identified about 150 questionable items.

“The main objective of this is to serve as an incentive to dealers and collectors to be much more aware of documents that were potentially stolen or taken from government archives,” Craig said.”

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