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City fears loss of pornography archive

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Officials in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden say the municipal pornography archive is missing and they fear it may be lost for good or stolen.

Spokesman Erik Krikke of the city's historical center says the archive -- which contained photos, drawings and erotic texts with a connection to the city -- may have been taken home by an employee or visitor.

"We're hoping that someone will say 'Hey, I have that in my attic' and bring it back," he said Thursday. "No questions asked."

Krikke said the collection was small enough to have fit in a moving box.

Mayor Ferd Crone of Leeuwarden, 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of Amsterdam, told local media he was unaware of the collection's existence and was surprised it was gone.