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Classification 123: Special Inquiry, State Department, Voice of America (Obsolete)

This classification was established in 1948, when legislation for the Voice of America (VOA) specified that the FBI investigate all employees and applicants to determine their loyalty to the United States. VOA was one of the "sensitive" agencies that Congress specified for FBI investigative responsibility. VOA applicants did not submit loyalty oaths; rather they completed a personnel questionnaire. The FBI responsibility for investigating applicants narrowed through the years and in 1963 this classification was declared obsolete.

NARA online catalog descriptions of holdings for Classification 123: Special Inquiry, State Department, Voice of America (Obsolete)

Record Group NARA IdentifierSeries Title
65569220Classification 123 (Special Inquiry - Department of State, Voice of America) Released Under The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts

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