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Frauds, Fakes and Forgeries: Deception in the Archives

About the event

Many libraries and archives have in their collections items that are not what they seem. Sometimes with sound reasons, and sometimes unintentionally, these institutions provide a home for documents that are forged, counterfeit, fraudulent, fake and honest facsimiles that are mistaken for authentic originals. Learn about WSU Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections’ featured “frauds,” including a forged Abraham Lincoln manuscript, rare books mutilated and altered by a famous book thief, and other examples of problematic documents.