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Abstract This collection consists of a relatively small amount of general correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and and other materials related to the Citizen's Police Committee. The Committee, formed in 1929, analyzed the staffing and organization of the Chicago Police Department. The Committee studied contemporary manpower and administrative issues and made recommendations for departmental reorganization based upon its study. The Committee worked with the cooperation of the Commissioner of Police,...
Found in: Northwestern University Archives
Abstract Nathan Freudenthal Leopold, Jr. (November 19, 1904-August 29, 1971) and Richard Albert Loeb (June 11, 1905-January 28, 1936), often referred to as "Leopold and Loeb", were privileged and wealthy teenage University of Chicago students who murdered 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks in 1924 in a desire to commit the "perfect crime," and were sentenced to prison for 99 years plus a life term. Through correspondence, newspaper clippings, court documents, miscellanea, photographs, publications, and...
Dates: 1894 - 1990; Other: Majority of material found within 1952 - 1971; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1963
- Subject: Crime--Illinois--Chicago X
- Northwestern University Archives 1
- Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections 1
- Police 1
- Trials (Murder)--Illinois--Cook County 1
- Citizens' Police Committee (Chicago, Ill.) 1
- Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938 1
- Gertz, Elmer, 1906-2000 1
- Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal, 1904-1971 1
- Loeb, Richard A., 1905-1936 1