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Finding Aid for the Leon Hoage collection of material about the Lindbergh kidnapping case, 1932-1950
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Box 1, Folder 1

Police investigation files 1932.

Scope and Content Note

Statements, reports including major initial report, telegrams, letters concerning evidence, notes from a meeting profiling the kidnapper (Photostats).
Box 1, Folder 2

Police investigation files 1932-1934.

Scope and Content Note

Investigations of Carl Oswin Giessler, Therese and Wilhelm Krippendorf, and Bruno Richard Hauptmann (Photostats). Includes information on Hauptmann's financial accounts, Hauptmann's fishing and hunting license, and a statement from Harry Eberhardt.
Box 1, Folder 3

Police investigation files 1936.

Scope and Content Note

Letters, reports and affidavits (primarily Photostats). Includes letters received from "JD" concerning Reverend Michael Kallok, letters regarding suggestion that Lindbergh ransom money appeared in Cuba, affidavits of Frederick and Anna Klein, and a claim that baby was seen in New Hampshire.
Box 1, Folder 4

Police investigation files undated.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, jury information (Photostats).
Box 1, Folder 5

Handwriting files ca. 1932-1934.

Scope and Content Note

Handwriting analysis reports (Photostats).
Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence and investigation notes 1935-1938.

Scope and Content Note

Photostats, copies and typescript.
Box 1, Folder 7

Letters and case reports sent to Governor Hoffman 1935-1936.

Box 1, Folder 8

Bruno Richard Hauptmann notes ca. 1937.

Scope and Content Note

Typed notes on Hauptmann's background, testimony related to investigation.
Box 1, Folder 9

Ransom notes, originals 1932.

Scope and Content Note

Some of the original ransom notes received by Charles Lindbergh.
Box 1, Folder 10

Ransom notes, Photostats 1932.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of ransom notes received by Charles Lindbergh from police files.
Box 1, Folder 11

Letters and notes ca. 1936-1937.

Scope and Content Note

Analysis regarding "faked" postcard ransom note (typescript).
Box 2, Folder 1

Paul Wendel statements 1936.

Scope and Content Note

Statements by Wendel Sr., Dr. Carroll Jones (typescript).
Box 2, Folder 2

Paul Wendel clippings 1936-1937.

Scope and Content Note

Press clippings.
Box 2, Folder 3

Hoffman investigation clippings 1936-1937.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings about Harold G. Hoffman's investigation into Hauptmann's case and aftermath, includes clippings about Bruno Richard Hauptmann and his wife Anna.
Box 2, Folder 4

Hoffman investigation clippings 1935-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Press clippings about Harold G. Hoffman's investigation into Hauptmann's case and aftermath.
Box 2, Folder 5

Amandus Hochmuth testimony and clippings ca. 1938.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, testimony and draft letter to the editor from Hoage related to Amandus Hochmuth's testimony against Hauptmann.
Box 2, Folder 6

Hoage investigation clippings 1938-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings. Includes maps and a plan of Hauptmann's attic.
Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence with Hoffman 1941-1950.

Scope and Content Note

Letters exchanged between Leon Hoage and Harold Hoffman.
Box 2, Folder 8

Letters to Kerry Shaw 1948.

Scope and Content Note

Information sent to Kerry Shaw for an article, includes letter of rejection from Coronet Magazine.
Box 2, Folder 9

Drafts of letters 1949-1950.

Physical Description: Typescript.
Box 2, Folder 10

Articles and stories by Hoage ca. 1941-1947.

Physical Description: Annotated typescript drafts.
Box 2, Folder 11

Analysis by Hoage regarding handwriting and ladder ca. 1939.

Physical Description: Typescript drafts.
Box 2, Folder 12

Report to Hoffman on John Condon 1936.

Physical Description: Typescript drafts.
Box 3, Folder 1

Index of police files 1937.

Scope and Content Note

Alphabetical listings and descriptions of evidence and witnesses.
Box 3, Folder 2

Notes on testimony and evidence ca. 1932-1937.

Physical Description: Typed notes.
Box 3, Folder 3

Investigation photographs 1932-1937.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photograph of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, suspects, Hauptmann's attic, ladder found at crime site, cemetery where ransom drop occurred, shipyard where baby was said to be held, Lindbergh employees including Violet Sharpe, ransom notes, investigators and consultants.
Box 3, Folder 4

Hoage report to Mark Kimberling undated.

Physical Description: Annotated typescript draft, 41 pages (folder 1 of 2).
Box 3, Folder 5

Hoage report to Mark Kimberling undated.

Physical Description: Annotated typescript draft, 267 pages (folder 2 of 2).
Box 3, Folder 6

Notes for Hoage's analysis ca. 1932-1940.

Physical Description: Annotated typed notes and press clippings.
Box 4, Folder 1

Under the Lens of Truth: The Concealed Facts of the Lindbergh Case Laid Bare, analysis of Lindbergh case undated.

Physical Description: Annotated typescript draft, 174 pages.
Box 4, Folder 2

Brief Partial Analysis of the Lindbergh Case, Part I undated.

Physical Description: Annotated typescript draft, 79 pages.
Box 4, Folder 3

Copy of second installment "sent to Ken" 1938.

Scope and Content Note

Analysis of Hauptmann attic and nails, typescript draft, 22 pages.
Box 4, Folder 4

What 50 Million Americans Failed to See, Part I: Analysis of Evidence existing March 1932 undated.

Scope and Content Note

Notes and research material, two annotated typescript drafts.
Box 4, Folder 5

What 50 Million Americans Failed to See, Part II: The Hauptmann Angle ca. 1944.

Physical Description: Two annotated typescript drafts.
Box 4, Folder 6

Scapegoat, by Anthony Scaduto 1976.

Scope and Content Note

Book Scapegoat : the lonesome death of Bruno Richard Hauptmann by Anthony Scaduto. New York: Putnam, 1976