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Collection Title: William F. Dukes F.B.I. Scrapbook

Accession Number: AM 97-74

Inclusive Dates: ca. 1951-1966

Volume: 31 pages

Given By: Donated by Mr. William F. Dukes.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Photocopies of pages from Willilam F. "Bill" Dukes' F.B.I. scrapbook. Mr. Dukes, now an attorney in Gulfport, Mississippi, was an F.B.I. agent from 1951 until approximately 1966. Included are photographs, letters of commendation from F.B.I. director J. Edgar Hoover, and newspaper clippings about cases in which Dukes was involved. Two high-profile cases on which he worked were the murders of Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman in Neshoba County, Mississippi in 1964 and the murder of Vernon Dahmer in the firebombing of him home near Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1966.

Related Collections:

William F. Dukes Oral History Interview, vol. 40. A copy of the transcript is available in the McCain Library, call number F341.5 .M57.

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