Scope and Content
Title: Leon Hoage collection of material about the Lindbergh kidnapping case,
Date (inclusive): 1932-1950
Collection number: 1066
Creator: Hoage, Leon
Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Abstract: Leon Hoage was hired by New Jersey Governor Harold Hoffman to help investigate the 1932 kidnapping of the Charles A. Lindbergh,
Jr. Collection consists of photographs, clippings, and Photostats of evidence used in Bruno Richard Hauptmann's trial, and
correspondence between Hoffman and Hoage regarding the case.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the
creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright
owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lyra Hoage, 1963.
Processed by Yasmin Damshenas in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser,
[Identification of item], Leon Hoage collection of material about the Lindbergh kidnapping case (Collection 1066). UCLA Library
Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
Leon Hoage was hired by New Jersey Governor Harold Hoffman to help investigate the 1932 kidnapping of Charles Augustus Lindbergh,
Jr. His examination of evidence and testimonies led him to claim that the Lindbergh kidnapping was an "inside job" and that
Bruno Richard Hauptmann was innocent of the crime for which he was convicted and executed.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs, clippings, and Photostats of evidence used in Bruno Richard Hauptmann's trial, typescript
drafts of analyses, as well as correspondence between New Jersey Governor Harold Hoffman and crime analyst Hoage regarding
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hoage, Leon --Correspondence.
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974.
Hauptmann, Bruno Richard, 1899-1936.
Trials (Kidnapping)--New Jersey--Archival resources.