The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is sorting through its massive collection after a frequent visitor to its archives was charged with stealing dozens of valuable documents in Baltimore.
Barry H. Landau, 63, an author and television commentator on presidential history, visited the society, at 13th and Locust Streets, 17 times between December and June. On July 9, Baltimore police arrested Landau and an accomplice, charging them in the theft of 60 rare documents from the Maryland Historical Society. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is suspicious that similar thefts may have occurred at its headquarters Philadelphia.
You can read more in an article by Nathan Gorenstein in the Philadelphia Inquirer's web site at http://goo.gl/3X5rH.
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