1 Reply Latest reply on May 7, 2020 9:11 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking Federal Bureau of Narcotics memoranda from 1932


      I am searching for the records of a Federal Narcotics agent in Albany in 1932.  Would these records be in the National Archives?

        • Re: Seeking Federal Bureau of Narcotics memoranda from 1932
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Ms. Prunella,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Subject Files, 1966 - 1970 (documenting 1916 - 1970); Classified Subject Files, 1932 - 1967; Correspondence Relating to Narcotics Control, 1927 - 1940; and Correspondence with Narcotic Agents, 1930 - 1940 that may contain correspondence with Bureau of Narcotics personnel in Albany. These series are in the Records of the Drug Enforcement Administration (Record Group 170) and include the records of the DEA’s predecessor agencies. For more information, please email National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at Archives2reference@nara.gov.


          If you are searching for personnel records of a specific individual, we suggest that you request a copy of his Official Personnel File (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. Please include 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. For more information, the web site is https://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel.


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