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Bulletins

The Appraisal of Modern Records
By T. R. Schellenberg. Bulletin No. 8 (1956) Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 973.A77 S34 1956

Checklists

Checklist of Records Available for Research on African-American History, NARA's Southeast Region

Checklist of Records Available for Research into Family History, NARA's Southeast Region

Appendix A: Checklist for Sources on Regimental History in the National Archives

Checklist of Records relating to World War II, NARA's Pacific Region (Riverside)

Checklist of Records Available for Research on the Far East, NARA's Southeast Region

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Catalogs
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1790-1890 Federal Population Censuses: Catalog of NARA Microfilm

1900 Federal Population Census: Catalog of NARA Microfilm

1910 Federal Population Census: Catalog of NARA Microfilm

1920 Federal Population Census: Catalog of NARA Microfilm

American Indians: A Select Catalog of NARA Microfilm Publications
Print version available in ALIC Library: Z 1209 .V5 U52 1998.

Black Studies: A Select Catalog of NARA Microfilm Publications
Print version available in ALIC Library: Z 1361 .N39 U63 1984.

Diplomatic Records: A Select Catalog of NARA Microfilm Publications
Print version available in ALIC Library: Z 6465 .U5 H43 1986

Federal Court Records: A Select Catalog of NARA Microfilm Publications
Print version available in ALIC Library: KF 4 .U556 1987

The Federal Population Censuses: Catalogs of NARA Microfilm

Genealogical and Biographical Research: A Select Catalog of NARA Microfilm

Immigrant & Passenger Arrivals: A Select Catalog of NARA Microfilm

Microfilm Resources for Research: A Comprehensive Catalog

Military Service Records: A Select Catalog of NARA Microfilm Publications
Accessing NARA Microfilm Publications

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Guides/Handbooks

Agency Recordkeeping Requirements: A Management Guide
NARA Management Guide Series (1995). Print version available in ALIC Library: JK 268 .P76 U56 1995b

At-A-Glance Guide to Document Handling and Holdings Maintenance
Staff Guide for researchers handling documents.

Disposition of Federal Records: A Records Management Handbook  (1997)
Print version available in ALIC Library: AE 1.108:D 63/2/997 and CD 3023 .W57 1997

Guide to Archival Holdings at the National Archives at Kansas City

Guide to Archival Holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia

Guide to Archival Holdings at the National Archives at Boston

Guide to Archival Holdings at the National Archives at New York City

Guide to Archival Holdings at the National Archives at Seattle

Guide to Archival Holdings at the National Archives at Riverside
Reference Information Paper 86.

Guide to Archival Holdings at the National Archives at San Francisco

Guide to Archival Holdings at the National Archives at Denver

Guide to Archival Holdings at the National Archives at Atlanta

Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States
Update to paper version compiled by Robert B. Matchette (1995). Shelved at CD 3026 1995a

Guide to the Holdings of the Still Picture Branch of the National Archives and Records Administration
Compiled by Barbara Lewis Burger. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 3027 .S75 1990

Guide to the Records of the Joint Committees of Congress 1789-1989 (Record Group 128)

Guide to the Records of the U.S. House of Representatives at the National Archives 1789-1989 (Record Group 233)

Glossary of Legislative and Archival Terms
Appendix E: Guide to the Records of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to the Records of the U.S. Senate 1789-1989 (Record Group 46)
Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 3042 .S46 F5

Holocaust-era Assets: a Finding Aid to Records at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland  (1999)
Compiled by Greg Bradsher. Print version available in ALIC Library: D804.19.U6 1999

Managing Audiovisual Records: An Instructional Guide
Print version available in ALIC Library: AE 1.108:M31/2

Records Management Self-Evaluation Guide  (1995)
Print version available in ALIC Library: JK 468 .P76 U56

Special Subject Guide: Archival Materials at the Harry S. Truman Library relating to World War II 1999.

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General Information Leaflets (GIL)

Select List of Publications
General Interest Leaflet (GIL) Number 3. This list includes only finding aids to records held by NARA that are currently in print. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD3022 .A2 2000

Citing Records in the National Archives of the United States
General Information Leaflet (GIL) Number 17. Print version available in ALIC Library: AE 1.113:17/997 and Z 5140 .U56 1993

Cartographic and Architectural Records
General Information Leaflet (GIL) Number 26.

National Archives Gift Collection Acquisition Policy: Motion Pictures and Sound and Video Recordings, 1990
General Information Leaflet (GIL) Number 34. Print version available in ALIC Library: AE 1.113:34

National Archives Gift Collection Acquisition Policy   (1991)
General Information Leaflet (GIL) Number 35. Available in the ALIC Library: AE 1.113:34.

Information about the Center for Electronic Records
General Information Leaflet (GIL) Number 36. Available in the ALIC Library: AE 1.113:36/998.

The Soundex Indexing System
This essay is based on " Using the Census Soundex," General Information Leaflet (GIL) Number 55, available in the ALIC Library at GS 4.22:55.

Research in the Land Entry Files of the General Land Office (Record Group 49)
General Information Leaflet (GIL) Number 67. Located in ALIC at HD183 .L34 R47 2001.

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Microfilm Descriptive Pamphlets

Records of the Commissioners of Claims (Southern Claims Commission), 1871-1880
Descriptive Pamphlet M87. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 3027 .M5 N3 no. 87.

Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers who Served with United States Colored Troops  (1965)
Descriptive Pamphlet M589. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 3027 .M5 N3 no. 589.

Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company, 1865 - 1874
Descriptive Pamphlet M816. 1970. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 3027 .M5N3 no. 816.

Indexes to Deposit Ledgers in Branches of the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company, 1865 - 1874
Descriptive Pamphlet M817. 1972.

Documents Relating to the Military and Naval Service of Blacks Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor from the Civil War to the Spanish-American War  (1973)
Descriptive Pamphlet M929. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 3027 .M5N3 no. 929.

Barred and Disallowed Case Files of the Southern Claims Commission, 1871-1880
Descriptive Pamphlet M1407. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 3027 .M5 N3 no. 1407.

Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880: Georgia
Descriptive Pamphlet M1658. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 3027 .M5 N3 no. 1658.

Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers who Served with the United States Colored Troops: 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (Colored)
Descriptive Pamphlet M1898.

Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880: Alabama
Descriptive Pamphlet M2062. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 3027 .M5 N3 no. 2062.

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Microfilm Publications

A3363: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Ventura, California, May 1929- December 1956
Microfilm Publication A3363.

M323: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas
The compiled service records reproduced in Microfilm Publication M323 are indexed on M227. View the microfilm details

M601: Letters Sent By The Postmaster General, 1789 - 1836
Microfilm Publication M601.

M841: Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832 - September 30, 1971
Microfilm Publication M841.

M1126: Post Office Department Reports of Site Locations, 1837 - 1950
Microfilm Publication M1126. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 3027 .M5 N3 no. 1126.

M1131: Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1789 - 1832
Microfilm Publication M1131.

M1320: Connecticut Ports, 1929-1959
Microfilm Publication M1320.

M1371: Registers and Indexes for Passport Applications, 1810-1906
Microfilm Publication M1371. 13 rolls.

M1372: Passport Applications, 1795-1905
Microfilm Publication M1372. 694 rolls.

M1480: Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954
Microfilm Publication M1480.

M1490: Passport Applications, Jan. 2, 1906 - Mar. 31, 1925
Microfilm Publication M1490. 2,740 rolls.

M1834: Emergency Passport Applications, (Passports Issued Abroad), 1877-1907
Microfilm Publication M1834. 56 rolls.

M1839: Miscellaneous Lists and Papers Regarding Impressed Seamen, 1796-1814
Microfilm Publication M1839.

M1845: Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879- ca. 1903.
Microfilm Publication M1845.

M1848: Index to Passport Applications, 1850-1852, 1860-1880, 1881, 1906-1923
Microfilm Publication M1848. 61 rolls.

M1931: Index to Selected City Streets and Enumeration Districts, 1930 Census
Microfilm Publication M1931

Alaskan Ports, 1906-1946
Immigration records from 5 Alaskan ports; Microfilm Publications M2016, M2017, M2018.

M2032: Passenger Lists of European Immigrants Arriving at Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1921-1923, and Related Correspondence, 1921-1931
Microfilm Publication M2032.

M2076: Index and Registers of Substitute Mail Carriers in First- and Second-Class Post Offices, 1885-1903
Microfilm Publication M2076.

M2077: Indexes to Rosters of Railway Postal Clerks, ca. 1883 - ca. 1902
Microfilm Publication M2077.

T288: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
Microfilm Publication T288.

T829: Miscellaneous Records of the United States Navy, 1789-1925
Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library, Record Group 45

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Preliminary Inventories

Basic Search Path for Records Relating to Lighthouses  (June 2001)
This page is based on material from Preliminary Inventory (P.I.) NC-31, Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the United States Coast Guard (Forrest R. Holdcamper, National Archives, 1963).

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Reference Information Papers (RIP)

Audiovisual Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to World War II
Reference Information Paper 70. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 3023. A35 no. 70.

Records and Policies of the Post Office Department Relating to Place-Names
Reference Information Paper No. 72. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 3023 .A35 no. 72.

Records Relating to Personal Participation in World War II
"The American Soldier" surveys. Reference Information Paper 78. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 3023 A35 no. 78

Records Relating to Personal Participation in World War II: American military casualties and burials
Reference Information Paper 82. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 3023 A35 no. 82

Records in the National Archives--Pacific Sierra Region for the Study of Ethnic History
Reference Information Paper Number 83.

Records Relating to American Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from the Vietnam War Era, 1960-1994
Reference Information Paper Number 90. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 3023 .A35 no. 90

Records Relating to North American Railroads
Reference Information Paper Number 91. Compiled by David Pfeiffer. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 3023 .A35 no. 91.

Chinese Immigration and Chinese in the United States
Reference Information Paper Number 99.

Records in the National Archives--Pacific Sierra Region for the Study of Science, Technology, Natural Resources, and the Environment
Reference Information Paper Number 100.

Records in the National Archives--Pacific Sierra Region for the Study of Labor and Business History
Reference Information Paper Number 101.

An Introduction to National Archives Records Relating to the Cold War
Reference Information Paper Number 107. Compiled by Tim Wehrkamp, 1988.

Black Family Research: Using the Records of Post-Civil War Federal Agencies at the National Archives
Reference Information Paper No. 108, by Reginald Washington.

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Reference Reports (Center for Electronic Records)

[Vietnam War] Operations Analysis (OPSANAL) System
Center for Electronic Records Reference Report #6.

Casualties, Missing in Action, Prisoners of War, World War II - Vietnam Era
Center for Electronic Records Reference Report #7.

Civil Rights Records
Reference Report Number 19, Center for Electronic Records.

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Roll Lists

Records of the U.S. Customs Service, 1820-ca.1891.
This page lists rolls of microfilm relating to various ports under the U.S. Customs Service.

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Select Audiovisual Records

Captured German Sound Recordings: Select Audiovisual Records
Print version available in ALIC Library: Z 2240 C37 1970

Contemporary African Art from the Harmon Foundation.
Select audiovisual records circa 1975.

The Crucial Decade: Voices of the Postwar Era
Select audiovisual records. Print version available in ALIC Library: D839.3 .U57 1998

Photographs of the American West, 1861-1912: Select Audiovisual Records.
Revised 1974. 15 pp.

Pictures of African Americans during World War II
Select Audiovisual Records.

Pictures of the American City: Select Audiovisual Records

Pictures of American Indians: Select Audiovisual Records.
Select audiovisual records. Revised 1977. 14 pp.

Pictures of the Civil War: Select Audiovisual Records

Pictures of Navy Ships, 1775-1941: Select Audiovisual Records

Pictures of World War II: Select Audiovisual Records

Voices of World War II, 1937-1945
Sound recordings: select audiovisual records.

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Special Lists

Special List 29: List of Selected Maps of States and Territories

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Staff Information Papers (SIP)

Principles of Arrangement  (1951)
By Theodore R. Schellenberg. Staff Information Paper Number 18.

The Selection and Preparation of Records for Publication on Microfilm
Staff Information Paper Number 19, 1970, by Frank B.Evans.

Intrinsic Value in Archival Material
Staff Information Paper Number 21, 1982.

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Technical Information Papers (TIP)

Archival Copies of Thermofax, Verifax, and Other Unstable Records
By Norvell Jones M.M. Technical Information Paper Number 5, 1990. Print version available in ALIC library: CD 971 .N35 no.5

Preservation of Archival Records: Holdings Maintenance at the National Archives
Technical Information Paper Number 6, 1990, by Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 971 .N35 no.6

A National Archives Strategy for the Development and Implementation of Standards for the Creation, Transfer, Access, and Long-Term Storage of Electronic Records of the Federal Government
Technical Information Paper Number 8.

Digital-imaging and Optical Digital Data Disk Storage Systems: Long-term Access Strategies for Federal Agencies
Technical Information Paper Number 12.

Archives II, National Archives at College Park: Using Technology to Safeguard Archival Records
Technical Information Paper Number 13, 1997. Print version available in ALIC Library: CD 971 .N35 no. 13.

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