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Classification 77: Applicants (Special Inquiry, Department and Other Government Agencies except those having special classifications)

This classification was established in 1929 for investigations of applicants for federal employment. Confined initially to professional and nonprofessional personnel of the Department of Justice and to appointees to the federal judiciary, the scope of the classification gradually expanded to cover other agencies. Beginning with President Truman, the Bureau investigated potential appointees of interest to the White House and Congressional Committees. These special inquiries were shifted to Classification 161 by 1960.

NARA online catalog descriptions of holdings for Classification 77: Applicants (Special Inquiry, Department and Other Government Agencies except those having special classifications)

Record GroupNARA IdentifierSeries Title
65568648Classification 77 (Applicants - Special Inquiry, Departmental, Other Government Agencies) Released Under The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts

Some records under Classification 77: Applicants (Special Inquiry, Department and Other Government Agencies except those having special classifications) 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.

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