Wednesday, March 6, 2013

NARA event: "A Conspiracy to Steal History"

Sorry for the late notice -- I found out about this event earlier today.

Tomorrow at noon EST, the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will hold a public discussion outlining how NARA and the U.S. Department of Justice investigated and prosecuted Barry Landau and Jason Savedoff, who stole archival records from the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library, the Maryland Historical Society, the Connecticut Historical Society, and several other repositories.  The lead presenters are Mitchell Yockelson, Investigative Archivist with the NARA's Office of the Inspector General, which reviewed the masses of historical documents founded in Landau's New York City apartment, and Jim Warwick, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Department of Justice, who was one of two U.S. attorneys who led the prosecution.

This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC (aka "Archives I"). Attendees should use the Special Events entrance located on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street NW.

If you're not going to be in the Washington, DC area tomorrow afternoon, this event will also be streamed online.  If NARA's past practice is any indication, a recording will be made available online shortly after this event wraps up; if and when it does, I'll append it to this post.

Update 2013-03-15:  Here's the video, which is also available via NARA's Ustream page.

Video streaming by Ustream