[FBI FINGERPRINTING]. The Forensic Use of Friction Skin. An Archive of Material Compiled for a FBI Course on Latent Fingerprinting Procedure. Washington DC: Quantico Group Associates, 1998.
4to., Three-ring binder (30 x 29 x 8cm approx.) containing two 10x13 cream envelopes, one loosely inserted, followed by five divided sections of printed A4 sheets, a card addressed to Srgt Kenny A Brown to the rear internal flap of binder; containing substantial xerographically duplicated material regarding fingerprinting procedures (discussing techniques, implementation, case examples and courtroom uses), a student roster and fingerprint exercise worksheet, an illustrated pamphlet identifying fingerprinting characteristics, 15 sample fingerprint booking cards, and 33 black and white photographs of fingerprint evidence; near-fine, the binder with some very light fingermarks and lean from use; black and white photographs very good.
An archive of material compiled for an attendee of an FBI course on advanced latent fingerprinting, given by prominent expert Robert J. Hazen, who served for years as the head of the Latent Fingerprint Section of the FBI. The binder is divided into five tabbed sections: 'Chemical Formulas and Processing Guide for Developing Latent Prints', ;Techniques of Latent Print Development', 'Management and Operation of a Latent Fingerprint Section', 'The Expert Fingerprint Witness' and 'Field Disaster Identification Preparation Organization Procedure'.
The following year, the FBI would develop and implement the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), which allowed agents to scan and digitize fingerprints, and record them in a large-scale biometric repository. The materials in the archive thus provide a valuable glimpse into a transitional point between traditional methods of collecting and storing fingerprint data and the use of IAFIS technology, which continues to be used today.