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The biggest heist in the history of the Library of Congress, Manuscript
Division, was so sneaky that for a long time no one noticed that someone
had smuggled out of the Reading Room more than a thousand pages from the
papers of the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, including
Frankfurter’s correspondence with Lyndon B. Johnson, Charles Evans Hughes,
McGeorge Bundy, and Hugo Black, and seven years’ worth of Frankfurter’s
diaries. In November, 1972, after the theft was discovered, the Library of
Congress called the F.B.I. The F.B.I. launched an investigation; it lasted
more than a year. A grand jury was convened. Then, suddenly, the
investigation was abandoned. The thief was never caught. The case is as
cold as stone.

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