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Edward J. Higgins papers

Scope & content

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, news clipping, and investigative reports concerning the the 1939-1940 wire tapping case involving RI Governor William Henry Vanderbilt and Pawtucket City Mayor Thomas McCoy. These materials detail the progression of the investigation and include hearing testimony, photographs, police reports, and copies of telephone logs of the wire taps.

The collection also contains personal correspondence, plus an assortment of campaign memorabilia Higgins collected as a Democratic Delegate at the National Conventions from 1940-1964.