This collection contains the personal papers of Lieutenant James J. Finn, a detective in the New York City Police Department. Included are clippings, memorabilia, correspondence, depositions, issues of popular magazines containing articles about kidnappings, undated and untitled lists and bibliography, and a bound pamphlet. There are several photographs, including images the “aerial” or “airplane” burglars, Finn with the “alien squad” and Richard Hauptman. Materials are about the kidnapping cases of Charles A. Lindbergh, III, Lt. John J. O’Connell, Jr., the murder of Norman Redwood, other criminal activities, and Detective Finn’s work on the police force of New York City.
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