The Lindbergh Kidnapping Hoax
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The Lindbergh Archive
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LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION
Original files relating to the investigation of the Lindbergh kidnapping. Contains materials generated by the NJ State Police, FBI and other agencies. Also contains Police Reports, FBI reports, statements, correspondence from the general public as well as between police agencies; handwriting analyses; photographs and some interrogations. Finding aids available.
VHS video tapes including evening news reports relating to the opening of Lindbergh files in 1980s; documentaries, mini-series, and newsreel coverage of trial. Index available.
Audio cassette tapes of interviews conducted by State police personnel during 1980s. TV and radio interviews. Index available.
In the late 30s Liberty, published by McFadden in NYC, ran numerous stories about the Lindbergh case. This collection consists of photocopies. Most articles were written by those directly involved in the case.
Complete transcripts of the Flemington trial beginning Jan 3, 1935 and ending Feb 13, 1935. Witness and Jury selection indexes available.
Binders containing copies of statements taken by NJ Police during their investigation. Inventory available.
Binders containing copies of reports of other investigations related to the Lindbergh case.
Notebooks, papers, photos and correspondence confiscated from Violet Sharp's bedroom after her suicide. Originally stored in her suitcase. Finding aid available.
In December 1935 Gov Hoffman launched an independent investigation of the case against Hauptmann. Hoffman requested copies of police reports and and pieces of evidence from the NJ Police and relied on freelance private investigators. Partial finding aid available.
Materials relating to the trial of Ellis Parker for the kidnapping and torture of Paul Wendel. Contains teletypes re: the Lindbergh case, correspondence between Gov Hoffman and Parker's attorney relating to his trial. Also includes legal documents. Inventory available
Hundreds of photographs pertaining to the case including photos of Lindbergh baby, the Hauptmanns, Highfields, the ladder, ransom notes, Lindbergh and Morrow staff. Partial finding aid/inventory available.
COL H NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF "PERSONAL PROFILE"
Correspondence, police reports, psychic readings, telegrams, mug shots, and other photos collected by the Colonel during the investigation. Inventory available.
Correspondence, memorandums, articles and police reports pertaining to various aspects of the case. These are not the private papers of Wilentz generated during the trial. Inventory available.
CORPORAL WOLF COLLECTION
Corporal Joseph Wolf #371 was one of the first troopers to arrive on March 1, 1932. He filed the Major Initial report of the crime. This collection contains miscellaneous items relating to the case and some events prior to March 1. These items had been saved by Corporal Wolf and donated by his family in 1992. inventory available.
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