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Finding AidPrepared by Rhonda Rinehart, January 8, 2004
On March 1, 1932, Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., the 20-month-old son of famous aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was kidnapped from his nursery, leading to one of the most publicized crime cases of the 20th century. Throughout the next several months, the curiosity of the public, as well as the media, was heightened in relation to the kidnapping, and the case was often the subject of newspaper headlines, articles, and essays from around the country.
This collection largely contains captioned press and evidential photographs from Acme Newspictures, Inc. The photographs, taken amidst the kidnapping, search, and discovery of the body of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., range in date from March 1932 to June 1932. In addition to the photographs, there are eleven typed transcriptions of the ransom notes, and a poster that was distributed by police showing the handwriting on the ransom notes. This poster is seen in several press photographs and newspaper clippings in a separate Lindbergh kidnapping collection housed in Special Collections and Archives. No provenance information is available for this collection.
Kent State University does not own copyright to the photographs in this collection. Permission must be obtained from copyright holder(s) for duplication.