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Prepared by Cara Gilgenbach, December 30, 2003; Updated November 2007; Additions made by Edith Serkownek April 2009; Last Updated: December 2019
Inclusive Dates: circa 1820-circa 2000
Extent: 20.75 cubic feet (33 boxes = 10 record storage boxes, 2 half-size record storage boxes, 3 flat boxes, 1 large bully box, 9 "shoebox" containers, 8 small flip-top boxes, 1 tube, 1 oversized box)
Physical Location: 11th floor and 12th floor (Some items are on long-term display in the Special Collections & Archives reading room.)
Scope and Content: This collection contains objects (artifacts) related to true crime and its impact on literature and the arts.
Acquisition Information: Most items in this collection were donated by Albert and Helen Borowitz with selected purchases made by the Department of Special Collections and Archives.
Accruals: Materials are added to the collection on an intermittent basis.
Arrangement: The collection is organized into the following categories.
Box 1: Commemorative Medallions
Boxes 2 - 17: Figurines, Pottery, and Sculptures
Boxes 18 and 19: "Last Hangman in England," Items Owned by
Box 20: Presidential Assassinations: Memorabilia
Box 22 - 25: Miscellaneous Artifacts
Box 24: Oversized Tube Container
Box 25: Oversized Box