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Office of Alien Property Custodian records

1943-1946
 Collection
Accession: 1906

Abstract

The office of Alien Property Custodian was created by the Trading with the Enemy Act of October 6, 1917. According to the act, the right to seize enemy property was vested in the president, which was then delegated to the Alien Property Custodian. This collection consists of nine volumes, fifty-eight booklets, and foldouts concerning U.S. patents vested in the Alien Property Custodian (1943-1946). The materials specifically deal with mechanical and electrical patents, as well as chemical patents.

Dates

  • 1943-1946

Creator

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Historical Note

The office of Alien Property Custodian was created by the Trading with the Enemy Act of October 6, 1917. According to the act, the president vested the right to seize enemy property, which was then delegated to the Alien Property Custodian. During the Second World War, the Alien Property Custodian was reinstituted. Patents held by German and Japanese nations were defined as alien property and seized.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of nine volumes, fifty-eight booklets, and foldouts concerning U.S. patents vested in the Alien Property Custodian (1943-1946). The materials specifically deal with mechanical and electrical patents, as well as chemical patents. Included is a Guide to Enemy Patents vested in the Alien Property Custodian (1943-1946), a catalog of vested patents, and a broadside "How to get a license under a patent owned by the Alien Property Custodian."

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Office of Alien Property Custodian records
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2022: Angela Schad

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400