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Classification 19: Censorship Matters (Obsolete)

This classification was established by teletype to all Special Agents in Charge on September 8, 1942. (This classification number had not been used when the Bureau adopted the Justice Department's filing scheme in 1921) The cases in this classification are investigations of attempts to evade submitting communications to wartime censorship or to use codes or other devices to conceal the content of communications from such censorship. These investigations were conducted under authority of the First War Powers Act and the Trading with the Enemy Act, and the FBI investigated only at the request of the Office of Censorship, which had primary responsibility. All censorship investigations were discontinued on September 5, 1945.

NARA online catalog descriptions of holdings for Classification 19: Censorship Matters

Record GroupNARA IdentifierSeries Title
65568071Classification 19 (Censorship Matters) Released Under The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts

Some records under Classification 19: Censorship Matters are not yet described in NARA's online catalog. Please contact NARA’s Special Access Program at with your reference request.

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