Holocaust-Era Assets

Civilian Agency Records RG 40

Department of Commerce Records

Records of the Department of Commerce
(RG 40)

The Department of Commerce's primary missions before the war were to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce, the mining, manufacturing, shipping, and fishing industries, and the transportation facilities of the United States. During World War II its activities were directed mainly towards assisting the prosecution of the war.

Department Histories of World War II, 1945-1953 (Entry 4) Boxes 1-2. Box 1 contains "The War Role of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce" prepared in 1946.