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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 7, February 15, 2009, Article 20

ON THE DESTRUCTION OF U.S. MINT RECORDS

In last week's article about the national Archives and the preservation of electronic records I wondered how the situation might one day affect researchers investigating U.S. Mint activities.


Bruce W. Smith writes:
Someone told me some years ago that while Mary Brooks was Director of the US Mint, she ordered the Mint's archives destroyed. My understanding is that the older records were sent elsewhere before her time (the National Archives?). What she destroyed were the records for the late 1800's up into the 20th century. Can someone confirm this and tell me what years have been lost?


Dick Johnson writes:
Contact Bob Julian for a summary of the talk he once gave on Mary Brook's ordered destruction of U.S. Mint records. I would love to have a copy of that talk in my files!




Wayne Homren, Editor

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