Records of the Dominican Customs Receivership
(Record Group 139)
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Established: In the Bureau of Insular Affairs, War Department, April 1, 1905, pursuant to an Executive arrangement between the United States and the Dominican Republic.
Transfers: With Bureau of Insular Affairs to Division of Territories and Island Possessions, Department of the Interior, by Reorganization Plan No. II of 1939, effective July 1, 1939; to Department of State by Reorganization Plan No. I of 1940, effective June 20, 1940.
Functions: Adjusted all financial obligations of the Dominican government through the collection and administration of its customs duties.
Abolished: March 31, 1941, pursuant to the Trujillo-Hull Convention.
Finding Aids: Kenneth W. Munden, comp., Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Dominican Receivership, PI 148 (1962).
Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Dominican
Customs Receivership in RG 287, Publications of the U.S.
Records of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, RG 350.
Textual Records: Issuances, chiefly administrative, in Spanish and English, 1905-7. Administrative reports, 1905-26. Subject correspondence, primarily on political matters, 1907-16. Reading file of general correspondence and reports, 1905-41. Correspondence of general and deputy general receivers, chiefly on diplomatic matters, 1905-40. Special reports of receivership inspectors relating to customhouse administration and smuggling, 1931-39.
Related Records: Most records of the receivership are in the Archivo General de la Nacion, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.
This Web version is updated from time to time to include records processed since 1995.