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J. Edgar Hoover Collection

Through a donation from the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, the Museum has acquired more than 2,000 items from Director Hoover’s estate, including his office desk, chair and telephone, presentation items, awards, photographs, correspondence, books, recordings of Mr. Hoover’s speeches and numerous other items that relate to his personal and professional life, specifically his tenure as director of the FBI from 1924 to 1972.

J. Edgar Hoover: The Man Behind the Desk