PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University says the college application of John F. Kennedy Jr. that is now up for auction was stolen, and it wants the documents back.
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University spokesman Brian Clark says the records are university property and confidential. He says the school is taking "every step possible to recover the documents."
The website MomentsInTime.com put an $85,000 price tag on a collection of documents, including Kennedy's application and letters from his mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, discussing his time at Brown.
In comments to student newspaper The Brown Daily Herald , website operator Gary Zimet said he was told documents came from a Brown administrator and were about to be thrown away when they were discovered.
Kennedy graduated from Brown in 1983. He died in a plane crash in 1999.