2 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2020 7:22 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking visitor records for Leavenworth Prison


      My grandfather visited Leavenworth prison monthly for many years (1924-1934). Who was he visiting? Thanks for your help.

        • Re: Seeking visitor records for Leavenworth Prison
          Alice Lane Pioneer

          Leavenworth, Kansas, U.S. Penitentiary, Name Index to Inmate Case Files, 1895-1936


               click on link>>>     https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/34594/

          Good luck in your search.


          • Re: Seeking visitor records for Leavenworth Prison
            Jason Atkinson Ranger

            Dear Ms. Journeay,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

            Visitor registers and logs were not classified by the Bureau of Prison as permanent records and  therefore, were disposed of after their initial administrative use. The Inmate Case Files, 7/3/1895 - 11/5/1957 in the Records of the Bureau of Prisons (Record Group 129) sometimes include lists of persons who were approved for sending mail to them. For more information about records of Leavenworth, please contact the National Archives at Kansas City (RM-KC) via email at kansascity.archives@nara.gov.


            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RM-KC. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


            We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!