National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: May 17, 2012

National Archives at Kansas City

Jeff Lanza to Discuss The History of the Kansas City Federal Bureau of Investigation at the National Archives

For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072

Kansas City, (MO)… The National Archives at Kansas City will host Jeff Lanza on Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion titled The History of the Kansas City Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The history of the Kansas City Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is rich in crime and the criminals who broke the law. Although the FBI is an often recognized federal agency, it has a unique connection to Kansas City and has made a historic impact on the city and Midwest. Jeff Lanza, a retired FBI agent and author of a book abou the Kansas City FBI, will discuss the history of the Kansas City Bureau office along with the significance of J. Edgar Hoover's reign over the FBI.

For more information or to make a reservation for this free event call 816-268-8010 or email kansascity.educate@nara.gov.

About the speaker

Jeff Lanza was a FBI agent for over 20 years. He investigated corruption, fraud, organized crime, cyber crime, human trafficking, and terroism. He appears regularly on the Fox news Channel and has informed the public on other national programs including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Dateline, and Larry King Live, among others. He is passionate about keeping people and organizations safe from risk an dhas presented to thousands around the globe. His clients include many Fourtune 500 companies and his lates book Pistols to Press, has received critical acclaim from national media figures. Prior to his career as an FBI agent, Lanza was employed by Xerox Corporation as a computer systems analyst. He has an undergraduate degree in criminal justice and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Texas.

The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.

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