1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 27, 2020 11:36 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking photo of James Fletcher, Federal Narcotics Agent


      I'm trying to find a photo of James Fletcher who was a Federal Bureau of Narcotics agent in 1947.  How do I get access to such files?  Where might photos of agents be archived?

        • Re: Seeking photo of James Fletcher, Federal Narcotics Agent
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Ms. Williams,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          The federal government in the 1940s did not keep record copies of photographs of all employees.  If such a photograph exists, it may be in his Official Personnel Folder (OPF). OPFs and medical information for individuals who worked for the U.S. government in a civilian capacity prior to 1952 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL), P.O. Box 38757, St. Louis, MO 63138. To request a copy, please submit a written request with the full name used during Federal employment, date of birth, Social Security Number (if applicable), name and location of employing Federal agency, beginning and ending dates of Federal Service. If there is any information you do not know, you may omit it, however the more information you include, the easier it will be to locate the correct file. For more information, the web site is https://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel.


          There also may be photographic records of the Bureau of Narcotics in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at stillpix@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RL-SL and RDSS. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

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