The National Archives at Boston

New England Records on Microfilm

Some topics of New England interest contained in our microfilm publications collection are listed below. Roll lists and descriptive information is available for many microfilm publications at Waltham.

(Note: this is not a complete list of our microfilm holdings; please contact us toll free at (866) 406-2379 or by e-mail at boston.archives@nara.gov for more information, or search the Microfilm Catalog .)



Chinese Immigration

  • Alphabetical Index to Canadian Border Entries Through Small Ports in VT, 1895-1924 (M1462, RG 85)

  • Manifests of Passengers Arriving in the St. Albans, VT, District Through Canadian Pacific Ports, 1929-1949 (M1464, RG 85)

  • Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries Through the St. Albans, VT District, 1895-1924 (M1461, RG 85)

  • Soundex Index to Entries into the St. Albans, VT, District Through Canadian Pacific and Atlantic Ports, 1924-1952 (M1463, RG 85)

Court Records
  • The Amistad

    • Appellate Case File #2161, US vs. the Amistad (M2012, RG 21)

    • Records Relating to the Various Cases Involving the Spanish Schooner Amistad (M1753, RG 21)

  • Revolutionary War Prize Cases

    • Appellate Case Files of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1792-1831 (M0214, RG 267)

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Military Posts in New England

  • Confidential and Unofficial Letters Sent by the Secretary of War, 1814-1847 (M0007, RG 107)

  • Correspondence of the War Department Relating to Indian Affairs, Military Pensions, and Fortifications, 1791-1797 (M1062, RG 107)

  • Index to Letters Received by the Secretary of War, 1861-1870 (M0495, RG 107)

  • Indexes to Letters Sent by the Secretary of War, Relating to Military Affairs, 1871-1889 (M0420, RG 107)

  • Letters Received by the Secretary of War from the President, Executive Departments, and War Department Bureaus, 1862-1870 (M0494, RG 107)

  • Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Irregular Series, 1861-1866 (M0492, RG 107)

  • Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Registered Series, 1801-1870 (M0221, RG107)

  • Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Unregistered Series, 1789-1861 (M0222, RG 107)

  • Letters Sent by the Secretary of War Relating to Military Affairs, 1800-1889 (M0006, RG 107)

  • Letters Sent by the Secretary of War to the President and Executive Departments, 1863-1870 (M0421, RG 107)

  • Letters Sent to the President by the Office of the Secretary of War, 1800-1863 (M0127, RG 107)

  • Miscellaneous Letters Sent by the Secretary of War, 1800-1809 (M0370, RG 107)

  • Registers of Letters Received by the Office of the Secretary of War, Main Series, 1800-1870 (M0022, RG 107)

  • Registers of Letters Received by the Secretary of War from the President, Executive Departments, and War Department Bureaus, 1862-1870 (M0493, RG 107)

  • Registers of Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Irregular Series, 1861-1866 (M0491, RG 107)

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Navy Records

  • History of the Boston Navy Yard, 1794-1874, by Commodore George Henry Preble, U.S.N., 1875 (M0118, RG 45)

  • Letters Received by the Secretary of the Navy From Commanding Officers of Squadrons, 1841-1886 (M0089, RG 45)

  • Logbooks and Journals of the U.S.S. Constitution, 1798-1935 (M1030, RG 24)

Post Office

  • Index and Registers of Substitute Mail Carriers in First- and Second-Class Post Offices, 1885-1903 (M2076, RG 28)

  • Index to Rosters of Railway Postal Clerks (M2077, RG 28)

  • Letters Sent by the Postmaster General, 1789-1836 (M0601, RG 28)

  • Post Office Department Reports of Site Locations, 1837-1950 (M1126, RG 28)

  • Record Cards of Letter Carriers Separated from the Postal Service, 1863-1899 (M1846, RG 28)

  • Records of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-Sept., 1971 (M0841, RG 28)

  • Records of the Appointment of Postmasters, 1789-1832 (M1131, RG 28)

Selective Service System

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  • World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (M1509, RG 163)

  • World War II Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, (4th registration - men born between 1877 and 1897 only)

    • Connecticut (M1962, RG 147)
    • New Hampshire (M1963, RG 147)
    • Rhode Island (M1964, RG 147)
    • Vermont ( M1965, RG 147)


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U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Letters Sent by the Office of the Chief of Engineers Relating to Internal Improvements, 1824-1830 (M0065, RG 77)

  • Letters Sent by the Topographical Bureau of the War Department and by Successor Divisions in the Office of the Chief of Engineers, 1829-1870 (M0066, RG 77)

Weather Bureau

  • Climatological Records of the Weather Bureau, 1819-1892 (T0907, RG 27)

  • Maury Abstract Logs, 1796-1861 (M1160, RG 27)

Works Progress Administration (WPA)

  • Index to Reference Cards for WPA Project Files, 1935-1937 (T0935, RG 69)

  • Index to Reference Cards for WPA Project Files, 1938 (T0936, 69)

  • Index to Reference Cards for WPA Project Files, 1939-1942 (T0937, RG 69)

  • Selected Bureau of the Census Records Relating to Work Projects Administration Census Indexing Projects, 1935-1943 (M1870, RG 29)

World War II Civilian Agencies
  • Numbered Document File of the Supply Priorities and Allocations Board, Sept .2, 1941 -Jan. 15, 1942 (M0196, RG 179)

  • Studies and Reports of the Office of Price Administration, 1941-1946 (M0164, RG 188)

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