Stanton O. Berg had an early continuous association (40 + years with the “Norwegian Explorers”, a University of Minnesota based Sherlock Holmes Society, dating back to early correspondence (August 1966) with one of the founders, Theodore C. Blegen. In 1970, he authored “Sherlock Holmes, Father of Scientific Crime Detection”. This paper was then published in the “Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology and Police Science” (Northwestern University Law School), later republished in the “Criminologist” (1971), “The Gun-Smoke Gazette” (1971) and “The Armchair Detective.” (1972) In May of 1974, he presented a slide lecture, “Sherlockian London” to a meeting of the Norwegian Explorers held at the University of Minnesota Walter Library. In 1998/1999, he presented a two part slide lecture to the conferences of the Association of Firearms and Tool Mark Examiners. “The Firearms/Safeties of Sherlockian Victorian London.” A similar presentation was made to the International Association for Identification. (International Police Science Association) The papers were then published in the 1998 spring and fall editions of the “AFTE Journal.” In September of 1999, he participated in the week-long Sherlock Holmes Festival in London.
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