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Leslie Charles Waffen and the Zapruder Film


John Simkin
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A former head of the National Archives department that kept the Zapruder film of President Kennedy's assassination has been charged with stealing sound recordings from the agency over the past 10 years. Leslie Charles Waffen, 66, who worked for the National Archives and Records Administration for 40 years, was charged with theft of U.S. property. Court documents said officials recovered 955 sound recording items from his Rockville home in October 2010.Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/2011/09/ex-official-accused-massive-national-archives-theft#ixzz1ZReIeP1A

I wonder what else he got up to?

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A former head of the National Archives department that kept the Zapruder film of President Kennedy's assassination has been charged with stealing sound recordings from the agency over the past 10 years. Leslie Charles Waffen, 66, who worked for the National Archives and Records Administration for 40 years, was charged with theft of U.S. property. Court documents said officials recovered 955 sound recording items from his Rockville home in October 2010.Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/2011/09/ex-official-accused-massive-national-archives-theft#ixzz1ZReIeP1A

I wonder what else he got up to?

Leslie Waffen presented this paper at the IASA conference in Washington DC, 1983: http://www.iasa-web.org/selection/art-appraisal-and-selection-sound-recordings-archival-retention-leslie-waffen

Waffen was also involved with the Dictabelt recordings. His name comes up in several Forum threads on that subject. From the Washington Examiner article that John linked to:

In 2004, Waffen was quoted in the New York Times about his department's efforts to preserve recordings from an open microphone on a police

motorcycle during Kennedy's motorcade into Dealey Plaza in Dallas, the only known audio recording of the president's assassination.

As the article also mentions, Waffen's home was raided one year ago. He was not charged or arrested at that time:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/09/AR2011010904061.html

http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/2011/09/ex-official-accused-massive-national-archives-theft#ixzz1ZRjnlF9Q

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