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Classification 25: Selective Service Act

This classification was established July 28, 1924 (although cases were opened as early as June 10, 1922) to document investigations of violations of the Selective Service Act, including failure to register for or interference with the draft (including counseling of draft evasion or resistance), and offences committed by members of local boards (such as accepting bribes). The classification also includes a number of post-World War II cases involving reemployment rights of returning servicemen. Until 1967 the FBI investigated claims of conscientious objector status for persons whose claims were disallowed by their local boards and who appealed their cases to Department of Justice hearing officers (the Selective Service System assumed responsibility for this function after 1967).

The following records under Classification 25: Selective Service Act are not yet described in NARA's online catalog. Please contact NARA's Special Access Program at specialaccess_FOIA@nara.gov with your reference request.

Record Group Finding Aid EntrySeries Title
65UD UP 7 Classification 25 (Selective Service Act) Headquarters and Field Office Case Files, 1922-1967
65 UD 148 Classification 25 (Selective Service Act) Headquarters Case Files
65UD UP 7 A Classification 25 (Selective Service Act) Index to Headquarters and Field Office Case Files, 1922-1967
65UD 10D 21 Classification 25 (Selective Service Act) Headquarters Case Files

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