Research Our Records

Classification 114: Alien Property Custodian Matter (Obsolete)

This classification was established in 1945, when the Department of Justice directed the FBI to investigate cases brought against the Alien Property Custodian under the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917 and the first War Powers Act of 1941. Most investigations examined the ownership and control of unvested property and of vested property that was subject to claims and litigation. Additionally the FBI investigated suspected misuse or misapplication by private citizens of property under the jurisdiction of the Office of Alien Property. The Office of Alien Property became part of the Civil Division, Department of Justice in 1946. That division initiated FBI investigations into this area and received the results of such investigations. By 1960, investigative activity in this classification was very low. It was declared obsolete in 1972. Subsequent Alien Property investigations were to be opened under Classification 63: Miscellaneous Civil Suits.

NARA online catalog descriptions of holdings for Classification 114: Alien Property Custodian Matter (Obsolete)

Record GroupNARA IdentifierSeries Title
65567814Headquarters Files from Classification 114 (Alien Property Custodian Matters) Released Under The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts

Return to list of Classes of FBI Records in the National Archives