2100390401 image of three FBI men FBI Turns 100 :: San Francisco Public Library

image of three FBI men In July of 1908, Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte responded to legislation prohibiting the Department of Justice from continuing their long-standing practice of borrowing Treasury Department agents for their investigations by creating a small investigative bureau within the Department of Justice. Over the next century, this 34-agent investigative force would grow into the FBI (with 30,000 employees in 2008). In honor of the FBI's 100th birthday, the Government Information Center has selected some items documents from our collection and the San Francisco Historical Photo Collection that show this evolving government agency at work.

Exhibition: Ongoing Main Library, Fifth Floor, Government Information Center, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)

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