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Finding Aid for the Leon Hoage collection of material about the Lindbergh kidnapping case, 1932-1950
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    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.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Language: English
    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.

    Administrative 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.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Yasmin Damshenas in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [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.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233153 

    Biography/History

    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 case.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Hoage, Leon--Archives.
    Hoage, Leon --Correspondence.
    Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974.
    Hauptmann, Bruno Richard, 1899-1936.
    Trials (Kidnapping)--New Jersey--Archival resources.