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Classification 97: Foreign Agents Registration Act

This classification was established in 1939 to document violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938. The Act requires "foreign propagandists" or "agents of a foreign principal" engaged in distributing propaganda to register with the State Department. In 1950 the Bureau investigated persons who failed to register under Section 20 of the Internal Security Act, which requiried registration of persons having knowledge of espionage, counter-espionage, or sabotage service or tactics of the government of a foreign country.

NARA online catalog descriptions of holdings for Classification 97: Foreign Agents Registration Act

Record GroupNARA IdentifierSeries Title
65567942Classification 97 (Foreign Agents Registration Act) Released Under The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts

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