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Classification 173: Civil Rights Act of 1964

This classification was established in 1964 for investigations of violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, especially in the areas of public accommodations, public facilities, public education and employment. In 1972, Congress amended that act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in public educational institutions. Investigations in the classification relate only to the 1964 act while other civil rights cases are in Classification 44: Civil Rights (Racial Violence or Discrimination) and Classification 157: Civil Unrest. The Bureau in general only conducted preliminary investigations upon the receipt of citizens' complaints. Thorough investigations were only undertaken at the request of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

NARA holdings for Classification 173: Civil Rights Act of 1964

The following records under Classification 173: Civil Rights Act of 1964 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 10D 15Classification 173 - Civil Rights Act of 1964, FBI HQ and Field Office Indices (Albany-New Orleans Field Offices)
65UD 07D 4Classification 173 - Civil Rights Act of 1964, Field Office #24, Jackson, Mississippi, 1964 - 1978
65UD 05D 3Classification 173 - Field Office Case Files, 1964-1978
65UD 05D 2Classification 173 - Headquarters and Field Office Case Files, 1964-1978
65UD 04D 6Classification 173 - Headquarters Case Files
65UD 04D 4Classification 173 - Headquarters Case Files, 1964-1978
65UD 04D 19Classification 173 - Headquarters Case Files, 1964-1978
65UD 05D 12Classification 173 - Tampa Field Office Case Files, 1964-1978

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