The Catholic University of America

Lenore Rouse, curator, Rare Books and Special Collections, was mentioned in an article published in American Libraries Magazine discussing her active role in solving rare book theft from the Mullen Library collections. See below.

Security, Inventory, and Provenance: Confronting the hidden truth about theft in libraries

From: American Libraries Magazine 
Date: Aug. 17, 2016
Author: George M. Eberhart

...The second instance took place in 2006 when Zubal Books received a consignment of about three dozen rare books on exploration, history, and theology. Upon evaluating them, Zubal soon found erased or partially erased library markings, which led him to suspect that some had been stolen from the Catholic University of America (CUA). Working with CUA Curator Lenore Rouse, he identified traces of bookplates that confirmed the university’s ownership. The consigner was not the thief and cooperated fully in the investigation, which resulted in the books’ eventual return...

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