I read this article over the weekend and was amazed at the number of historical items that have been stolen or altered from the National Archives. While I had already heard of the Lincoln document that is referenced in this article being tweaked, I learned a couple of things:
1). I didn’t know that there is an Archivist of the United States which is an appointed position meaning s/he is appointed by the President of the United States.
2). That the number of documents and artifacts stolen was as many as it is (see list below).
There’s a lot missing!
- Civil War Documents
- Presidential Pardons
- Presidential Items/documents
- Historical Documents
- View Images of Missing Items