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Collection Details


Collection Name: Homer C. Wiggins Collection
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/wiggins.htm
Dates Spanned: 1913-1943
Description: The Homer C. Wiggins Collection concerns the story of juvenile criminal and escaped convict Homer C. Wiggins, who was killed in a 1913 "shootout" by Wilmington, Delaware, police. The collection documents Wiggins's death, as well as the sensational press coverage and resulting investigation of that event, and includes news clippings, a transcript of the testimony before the Board of Police Commissioners, and a letter to the president of the Board. The eleven items in the collection date from 1913, with the exception of one 1915 news article and another newspaper clipping recounting the event, which dates from 1943.
Broad Subjects: Law
ASP Subjects: Death; Delaware; Investigations; Letters; Police; United States; Wilmington, DE
Collection Code: OHC0004950