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Classification 31: White Slave Traffic Act

Investigation of white slave traffic is one of the oldest functions of the Bureau, dating from the passage of the White Slave Traffic Act (Mann Act) in 1910. Originally established as a separate records system, the white slave traffic act cases were incorporated into the central filing system that the Bureau adopted from the Justice Department in 1921. The act was codified in U.S. Code Title 18 and prohibited transportation of women or girls in interstate or foreign commerce for the purpose of prostitution, debauchery, or other immoral purposes, the coercion or enticement of women or girls for this purpose, and the coercion or enticement of female minors.

NARA holdings for Classification 31: White Slave Traffic Act

The following records under Classification 31: White Slave Traffic 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 GroupFinding Aid EntrySeries Title
65UD UP 151Classification 31 (White Slave Traffic Act) Headquarters Case Files (Classified)
65UD UP 1540 AClassification 31 (White Slave Traffic Act) Headquarters Case Files, 1921-1966
65UD 04D 22Classification 31 (White Slave Traffic Act) Headquarters Policy Files (31-00), 1921-1935
65UD 04D 12Classification 31 (White Slave Traffic Act) Index to Headquarters Case Files, 1921-1966
65UD UP 141Classification 31 (White Slave Traffic Act) Microfilm of Headquarters Case Files (Classified), 1921-1935
65UD UP 147Classification 31 (White Slave Traffic Act) Microfilm of Headquarters Case Files, 1937-1943
65UD 10D 28Classification 31 (White Slave Traffic Act) Headquarters Case Files

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