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FBI History
 
History of the FBI
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Detailed description from 1908 to the present:

- Origins:1908-1910
- Early Days:1910-1921
- Lawless Years:1921-1933
- The New Deal:1933-Late 1930's
- World War II Period:1930's-1945
- Postwar America:1945-1960's
- Vietnam War Era: 1960's-1970's
Aftermath of Watergate:1970's
- Rise of International Crime: 1980's
- End of the Cold War:1989-1993
- Rise of a Wired World:1993-2001
- Change of Mandate: 2001-Present
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Articles and Artifacts

The Birth of the FBI
The Birth of the FBI's Technical Laboratory

Historical Documents From the Bureau's Founding:
- Annual Report of the Attorney General (AG) of the United States, 1907
- AG Bonaparte Asks House Appropriations Committee for Detectives, 1908
- Memo representing the official beginning of the Bureau, 1908
- Annual Report of the Attorney General of the United States, 1908
- Letter from AG Bonaparte to President Roosevelt, 1909
- Washington Start Article on AG Bonaparte, 1935
- Reflection on the early Bureau, 1943

Directors Then and Now
Photographs and biographies of FBI Directors since 1908
History of the FBI
Detailed description from 1908 to the present
- Origins:
    1908-1910
- Early Days:
    1910-1921
- Lawless Years:
    1921-1933
- The New Deal:
    1933-Late 1930's
- World War II Period:
    1930's-1945
- Postwar America:
    1945-1960's
- Vietnam War Era:
    1960's-1970's
Aftermath of Watergate:
    1970's
- Rise of International    Crime: 1980's
- End of the Cold War:
    1989-1993
- Rise of a Wired World:
    1993-2001
- Change of Mandate:
    2001-Present
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FBI Headquarters
The J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building from start to finish

Freedom of Information Act
Thousands of pages of frequently requested historical records

Historic Dates
Timeline of important events in FBI history

Hall of Honor
In honor of FBI Agents killed in the line of duty

Famous Cases
Including gangsters, spies, and Top Tenners
Heraldry of the FBI Seal
The significance of each symbol and color of the FBI seal