National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station

National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station


Help recover stolen books and documents from western US and Canadian public and university libraries

The Denver Public Library created a Flickr page to help recover photographs stolen by convicted thief James Lyman Brubaker. The FBI release dated September 15, 02008 indicates he stole books and/or multilated and stole books and historic documents, including maps and photographs, from public and university libraries throughout the western United States and Alberta:

Of the 832 books believed to have been stolen by BRUBAKER, 338 books have been confirmed to have been stolen from libraries. Of the apparent 109 victim libraries and universities (and other sources of books), 51 have been confirmed as having been the victim of the thefts. Victim libraries were found in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. BRUBAKER also had valuable books from libraries in Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge, all in Alberta, Canada. Victim libraries in Montana included libraries in Belt, Big Timber, Billings, Bozeman, Browning, Butte, Frenchtown, Great Falls, Helena, Miles City, Red Lodge, and Roundup.

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