Historian steals documents from UVM

  A presidential historian has pleaded guilty to stealing historic documents from various sources of academia including UVM. The Bailey/Howe library was contacted in mid-August by the National Archives group and asked to examine Special Collections for items that were targeted for theft, according to a past Cynic article. The documents found in Barry Landau’s New York apartment included autographs from Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and William Howard Taft, the article stated. During Landau’s court procedures, prosecutors had said that UVM was a target for rare document theft because of its limited security, according to the Wall Street Journal. Barry Landau and his assistant were both charged with theft from institutions such as the FDR Presidential Library and the Maryland Historical Society, WCAX reported. He now faces up to 15 years in jail, according to WCAX.