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Forrest C. Pendleton papers

Identifier: LaRC-82

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of correspondence concerning Forrest C. Pendleton's employment by the United States Bureau of Investigation. There are telegrams, two letters from Senator John H. Bankhead, program for a dinner in honor of President-elect Harding, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about Pendleton's work for the Bureau.


  • 1905-1925
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1919-1920


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Forrest C. Pendleton (1881-1969) was the head of private investigating firm in New Orleans, Pendleton Detectives, which he founded in 1920. Previous to that, he was an agent of the United States Bureau of Investigation in New Orleans from 1913 to 1920.


1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged chronologically. The collection consists of one box.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Forrest C. Pendleton. Date acquired: 06/10/1961.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1961.

LAC Group
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US