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Classification 96: Alien Applicants

This classification was established in 1939 to investigate aliens employed or seeking employment in defense industries. At first limited to the aircraft industry, the scope of investigations was broadened in 1940 to all government contractors. After November 1, 1942, the Provost Marshall General took full responsibility for investigating alien employees unless indications of subversion were found. The FBI continued to conduct name searches for aliens engaged in confidential work.

NARA online catalog descriptions of holdings for Classification 96: Alien Applicants

Record GroupNARA IdentifierSeries Title
65568768Classification 96 (Alien Applicants) Released Under The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government

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