United States Bureau of Internal Revenue Distillery Forms
Scope and Content
This collection contains a set of forms used by the United States Bureau of Internal Revenue in regulating the distillation of alcoholic spirits early in the twentieth century. The forms remain as printed, with no data having been recorded on any of them. The collection contains the following forms:
- 1902 - 1913
- United States. Bureau of Internal Revenue (Organization)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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The United States Office of Internal Revenue was created during the Abraham Lincoln administration to enforce the income tax imposed to pay costs associated with the American Civil War. By 1877, the agency was known as the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Among its duties, the Bureau was charged with ensuring that alcohol products were produced in accordance with Federal law and collecting taxes on those products. In 1919, the United States enacted a nationwide ban on the "manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes," and the Bureau was responsible for enforcing the law until the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. (In Southern Appalachia and other rural areas, the Bureau's revenue agents would become very active in pursuing and apprehending producers of moonshine liquor.) Today (2008), the taxation and regulatory control of the alcohol industry falls within the bailiwick of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.
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The colletion contains a set of forms used by the United States Bureau of Internal Revenue in the regulation of distilled spirits.
The collection is arranged chronologically according to the date on which each form was created.
Source of Acquisition
The United States Bureau of Internal Revenue Distillery Forms were purchased by Special Collections in 2008.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the United States Bureau of Internal Revenue Distillery Forms by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the United States Bureau of Internal Revenue Distillery Forms commenced and was completed in December 2008.
- United States Bureau of Internal Revenue Distillery Forms, 1902-1913
- John M. Jackson, Archivist
- 2008 (CC0 1.0)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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