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Pinkerton's National Detective Agency, the oldest company of private investigators in the United States, pursued some of the nation's most notorious criminals including Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Jesse James, Alfred Brady, John Dillinger, and countless others. The collection consists of an Administrative File, Criminal Case Files, and the Family Directors File.
The Criminal Case Files constitute the bulk of the collection. The criminal case files consist of correspondence regarding the cases, reports from operatives, mug shots, reward notices, and wanted posters. The Criminal Case File includes files on some of the Pinkerton's most well-known cases including the Pinkerton's pursuit of Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid (Harry Longabaugh), and the Wild Bunch Gang; the work of agent James McParland in infiltrating the Molly Maguires; and Allan Pinkerton's role in thwarting the 1861 assassination plot against Abraham Lincoln; and investigations of train robberies, bank robberies, murder, fraud, and forgeries throughout the United States.
Producer: Library of Congress
Interlibrary Loan Type: Not Permitted
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