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Records of the Dominican Customs Receivership


(Record Group 139)
1905-41

OVERVIEW OF RECORDS LOCATIONS

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  • 139.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 139.2 RECORDS OF THE DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP 1905-41

139.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

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. Government. Records of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, RG 350.

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139.2 RECORDS OF THE DOMINICAN CUSTOMS RECEIVERSHIP
1905-41

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.

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