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Like many aspiring writers David Breithaupt had money problems But what he also had was unsupervised access to one of the finest special collections libraries in the country In October 1990 Kenyon College hired David Breithaupt as its library's part time evening supervisor In April 2000 he was fired after a Georgia librarian discovered him selling a letter by Flannery O'Connor on eBay but that was only the tip of the iceberg for the past 10 years Breithaupt had been browsing the collection taking from it whatever rare books manuscripts and documents caught his eye Flannery O'Connor letters WH Auden annotated typescripts a Thomas Pynchon manuscript and much muchIt was a large scale long term pillaging of Kenyon College's most precious works After he was caught the American justice system looked like it was about to disappoint the college the way it had countless rare book crime victims before but Kenyon refused to let this happen Like many aspiring writers David Breithaupt had money problems But what he also had was unsupervised access to one of the finest special collections libraries in the country In October 1990 Kenyon College hired David Breithaupt as its library's part time evening supervisor In April 2000 he was fired after a Georgia librarian discovered him selling a letter by Flannery O'Connor on eBay but that was only the tip of the iceberg for the past 10 years Breithaupt had been browsing the collection taking from it whatever rare books manuscripts and documents caught his eye Flannery O'Connor letters WH Auden annotated typescripts a Thomas Pynchon manuscript and much muchIt was a large scale long term pillaging of Kenyon College's most precious works After he was caught the American justice system looked like it was about to disappoint the college the way it had countless rare book crime victims before but Kenyon refused to let this happen Like many aspiring writers David Breithaupt had money problems But what he also had was unsupervised access to one of the finest special collections libraries in the country In October 1990 Kenyon College hired David Breithaupt as its library's part time evening supervisor In April 2000 he was fired after a Georgia librarian discovered him selling a letter by Flannery O'Connor on eBay but that was only the tip of the iceberg for the past 10 years Breithaupt had been browsing the collection taking from it whatever rare books manuscripts and documents caught his eye Flannery O'Connor letters WH Auden annotated typescripts a Thomas Pynchon manuscript and much muchIt was a large scale long term pillaging of Kenyon College's most precious works After he was caught the American justice system looked like it was about to disappoint the college the way it had countless rare book crime victims before but Kenyon refused to let this happen