FBI Announces Arrest in NPG Document Theft

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Summary

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announces the arrest of Norman James Chandler for the theft of four Civil War documents from the National Portrait Gallery on December 31, 1984. Three of the four documents were recovered.

Subject

  • Chandler, Norman James
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, "The Torch," March 1985, p. 2.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • February 8, 1985
  • Civil War, 1861-1865

Topic

  • History
  • Theft

Place

United States

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