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  • Theft case leaves additional documents at Maryland Historical Society

    Theft case leaves additional documents at Maryland Historical Society
    The Maryland Historical Society can thank document thief Barry H. Landau for some recent additions to its collection. Landau's capture at the Baltimore institution sparked a multistate investigation that ended in his conviction for stealing 10,000...
  • Stolen documents return to the Maryland Historical Society

    Stolen documents return to the Maryland Historical Society
    They left the Maryland Historical Society tucked inside the coat pockets and notebooks of Barry Landau and his assistant, but the historical documents returned in manila envelopes, neatly packed inside a gray cardboard file box. Authorities continue...
  • Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison

    Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison
    Disgraced collector Barry H. Landau was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for stealing thousands of historic documents worth as much as $2.5 million from archives along the East Coast, including one in Baltimore, where the scheme...
  • Historic document thief sentenced to 7 years in prison

    Historic document thief sentenced to 7 years in prison
    Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, was sentenced seven years in federal prison Wednesday for stealing thousands of historic documents from archives and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast. The 64-year-old...
  • Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents

    Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents
    Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
  • Descriptions of some of the stolen documents

    A four-page personal handwritten letter from John Jay Audubon to Gideon B. Smith, dated May 18, 1843, taken from the Connecticut Historical Society. A single-page letter from Marie Antoinette written in French on Oct. 2, 1784, taken from the...
  • Alleged document thieves indicted on federal charges

    The two New Yorkers charged with stealing historic documents from Maryland were indicted federally Thursday in a far broader scheme in which prosecutors say they stole many more valuable manuscripts from museums in both states. A National Archives...
  • Alleged document thief pleads not guilty

    Barry H. Landau, whom authorities call the mastermind behind a scheme to swipe American treasures from museums throughout the Mid-Atlantic, pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal theft and conspiracy charges that prosecutors now characterize as the...
  • Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents

    Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents
    On an invitingly bright summer day, the reading room at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania starts filling up nonetheless as soon as the doors open: professors, Ph.D. candidates and amateur genealogists alike stream in to spend hours perusing the...
  • Savedoff pleads guilty in historic document case

    Savedoff pleads guilty in historic document case
    Less than four months after a Maryland Historical Society employee uncovered a cultural property heist called "truly breathtaking" by national archivists, one of the men charged in the scheme has pleaded guilty. Jason James Savedoff, 24, admitted...
  • READER SUBMITTED: "From Bonnets To Bell Bottoms: A Century Of Connecticut Fashion"

    Visit the Enfield Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. for "From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut Fashion," presented by the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS). Join Karen DePauw, research and collections associate at CHS, as...
  • Hartford's Wadsworth Tavern: A 19th Century Reality Show

    Hartford's Wadsworth Tavern: A 19th Century Reality Show
    You’d have to figure a sitcom set in Hartford in the late-19th century would pick Mark Twain’s house on Farmington Avenue as a setting. But a reality show? No question, that’s the Wadsworth Tavern on the corner of Prospect and Albany...