October 4, 2023 6:00pm — 7:00pm

A Discussion with Author Erik Rebain


Wednesday, October 4, 2023
6:00 - 7:00  PM CST
This program will be held via Zoom webinar
Free and open to the Public
Listen to the webinar HERE

Join Chicago Collections Board Chair Ellen Keith, Director of Research and Access and Chief Librarian at the Chicago History Museum, in conversation with Erik Rebain, author of  Arrested Adolescence: The Secret Life of Nathan Leopold. This groundbreaking new biography explores Nathan Leopold and his lover Richard Loeb, both students at the University of Chicago,  who in 1924 confessed to killing their 14-year-old neighbor Bobby Franks “for a thrill.”  The book uses previously unseen archival collections to look at the full life of Nathan Leopold and reveal the motivations behind Bobby’s death and the secrets kept hidden from history.

Erik Rebain is an archivist living in Chicago who works for Backstage Library Works and volunteers for CCC member Gerber Hart Library and Archives. He has spent ten years researching the life of Nathan Leopold in over forty archives across the United States.