Prohibition Agent Manuals

These manuals were used by trained prohibition agents in the field and gave them the guidelines on how to enforce the Volstead Act.

 

  • This manual gave agents information about how to coerce civilians into working with agents and aiding with Prohibition enforcement.

    This manual gave agents information about how to coerce civilians into working with agents and aiding with Prohibition enforcement.

  • Field Office Manual for use of Prohibition Administrators: This manual, published in 1927, was created for the use of agents in the field and provided them with guidelines on how to conduct investigations and interrogations,  put together cases for prosecutors, and how to handle the public.

    Field Office Manual for use of Prohibition Administrators: This manual, published in 1927, was created for the use of agents in the field and provided them with guidelines on how to conduct investigations and interrogations, put together cases for prosecutors, and how to handle the public.

  • This monograph heralded the success of the Bureau and its agents while also explaining the need for Bureau growth.

    This monograph heralded the success of the Bureau and its agents while also explaining the need for Bureau growth.

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