Guide to Federal Records

Records of the United States Customs Service


(Record Group 36)
1745-1997 (bulk 1789-1976)

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents

  • 36.1 Administrative History
  • 36.2 Records of the Bureau of Customs and its Predecessors 1820-1974
    • 36.2.1 Records of the Office of the Commissioner of Customs
    • 36.2.2 Records of the Special Agents Division
    • 36.2.3 Records of the Office of Administration
    • 36.2.4 Records of other offices and divisions
    • 36.2.5 Records relating to vessel documentation and passenger arrivals
  • 36.3 Records of Customhouses 1745, 1762-1982
    • 36.3.1 Records of customhouses and collection districts
    • 36.3.2 Records relating to passenger arrivals
  • 36.4 Textual Records (General) 1876-1997
  • 36.5 Cartographic Records (General) 1854-1954
  • 36.6 Still Pictures (General)

36.1 Administrative History

Established: In the Department of the Treasury, effective August 1, 1973, by Treasury Department Order 165-23, April 4, 1973.

Predecessor Agencies:

  • Customs Service (July 31-Sept. 2, 1789)

In the Department of the Treasury:

  • Customs Service (1789-1927)
  • Bureau of Customs (1927-73)
Functions: Assesses and collects customs fees and penalties. Intercepts and seizes contraband, including narcotics and illegal drugs. Processes persons, carriers, cargo, and mail into and out of the United States. Administers navigation laws. Detects and apprehends violators of customs laws. Enforces export control laws. Cooperates with other federal agencies and foreign governments in suppressing illegal traffic in narcotics and pornography. Collects international trade statistics.

Historical functions of the Customs Service included administration of navigation aids and lighthouses, transferred to Lighthouse Board by act of August 31, 1852 (10 Stat. 119); and functions relating to the protection of seamen, and to revenue cutters, transferred to Revenue Marine Division (later Revenue Cutter Service) in 1871. The Bureau of Customs assumed responsibility for vessel documentation by EO 9083, February 28, 1942, which abolished the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation.

Finding Aids: Forrest R. Holdcamper, comp., "Preliminary Inventory of the Bureau of Customs," NC 154 (1968); supplement in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.

Related Records:

Record copies of publications of the U.S. Customs Service in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.
Records of the U.S. Coast Guard, RG 26.
Records of the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation, RG 41.
General Records of the Department of the Treasury, RG 56.

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36.2 RECORDS OF THE BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND ITS PREDECESSORS
1820-1974

History: Customs districts and customs offices (known collectively as the Customs Service) established by an act of July 31, 1789 (1 Stat. 29). Administration of customs laws placed under the office of the Secretary of the Treasury by an act of September 2, 1789 (1 Stat. 65). Fiscal responsibility for customs collection placed under the Comptroller of the Treasury, effective October 25, 1792, under authority of an act of May 8, 1792 (1 Stat. 280). Function transferred to newly established position of Commissioner of Customs by an act of March 3, 1849 (9 Stat. 396). Position subsequently abolished by an act of July 31, 1894 (28 Stat. 205). Division of Customs, responsible for administration of the Customs Service, established under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury by authority of an act of March 3, 1875 (18 Stat. 397). Customs Service and Special Agency Service (SEE 36.2.2) consolidated to form the Bureau of Customs by an act of March 3, 1927 (44 Stat. 1381). Renamed United States Customs Service, 1973. SEE 36.1.

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36.2.1 Records of the Office of the Commissioner of Customs

Textual Records: Letters to Collectors of Customs, 1869-1902. Registers of letters sent by the Secretary of the Treasury, 1891- 1902; and by the Warehouse Division, 1867-70. Letters from Collectors, 1843. Index to letters received from Customs Division, 1877-78. Correspondence, 1909-38. Central correspondence, 1937-72. Indexes to central files, including a commodity index, 1930-50; a control card index, 1900-50; and an alphabetical index, 1921-32. Customs case files, 1880-1938 (1,370 ft.). Office files of Commissioner William R. Johnson, 1931-45. Legislative history files, 1947-64.

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36.2.2 Records of the Special Agents Division

History: Treasury Department authorized to maintain a force of special agents by an act of August 6, 1846 (9 Stat. 62). Division of Special Agents created in 1878 to supervise their activities. Redesignated Special Agency Service by Treasury Department Order 38982, effective February 1, 1922. Consolidated with the Customs Service to form Bureau of Customs (SEE 36.2), 1927.

Textual Records: Letters sent by the Secretary of the Treasury, 1861-1913, with index, 1869-1913; and by supervising special agents, 1875-1912. Register of letters received, 1867-1902. Case files and related correspondence, 1833-1915, with indexes, 1865- 1915, and registers, 1863-1902, including reports and correspondence relating to customs administration of Alaska, 1867-1903. Index to cases relating to immigration of Chinese women at San Francisco, 1896-97. Records relating to the Boston customhouse, 1887, and to an investigation of the Customs Service at New York City, 1893. Reports of seizures, 1875-87. Accounts of special agents, 1867-98. Register of warehouses, 1874-96. Records of laboratory tests of sugars, alcohols, drugs, and patent medicines, 1884-85.

Microfilm Publications: M177, M802.

Architectural and Engineering Plans (13 items): Blueprints of Sibley's Warehouse, Chicago, IL, 1890. SEE ALSO 36.5.

Photographs (77 images): Special agents and employees, 1875-1910 (SA).

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36.2.3 Records of the Office of Administration

Textual Records: Records of the Management Analysis Division, including monthly reports of marine activity, 1943-61; of entry invoices examined, 1960-63; and of transactions, 1920-68. Quarterly liquidation reports, 1961-67. Statistical reports for the Virgin Islands, 1927-67. Records of the Public Information Division, including speeches, 1929-72; press releases, 1970-72; and interviews, 1969-74.

Maps (40 items): Survey maps of the 141st meridian from the Arctic Ocean to Mt. St. Elias, the boundary between the United States and Canada, prepared by the International Boundary Commission for the Logistics Management Division, 1918. SEE ALSO 36.5.

Architectural and Engineering Plans (59 items): Inspection stations located at border crossings of the United States, Mexico, and Canada, 1930-40. SEE ALSO 36.5.

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36.2.4 Records of other offices and divisions

Textual Records: Administrative and chronological files of the Office of Planning and Research, 1965-74. Records relating to the Accelerated Inspection System of the Inspection and Control Division, 1969-71. Entrances and clearances of vessels engaged in foreign trade, 1959-61. General correspondence of the Air Security Division, 1970-74. Records relating to the Customs Cooperation Council, 1964-72, and to international customs agreements, 1968-74. Closed investigation case files of the Division of Appraisement Administration, 1934-52.

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36.2.5 Records relating to vessel documentation and passenger
arrivals

Textual Records: Marine documents, 1937-58, including surrendered copies of registers, enrollments, and licenses of inactive merchant vessels. Transcripts of passenger arrival lists, 1820- 32. Index to passenger arrivals at all ports except New York, 1820-70.

Related Records: Additional vessel documentation records in RG 26 and RG 41.

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36.3 RECORDS OF CUSTOMHOUSES
1745, 1762-1982

History: Customs collection districts were established in more than 100 coastal, river, Great Lakes, and inland ports by the act establishing the Customs Service (1 Stat. 29), July 31, 1789. In 1913, a single district was established in each state and territory, with a customhouse at the headquarters port of each district. Customs collectors were responsible for collecting duties; recording financial transactions; admeasuring and documenting merchant vessels; administering customhouses and, until 1852, lighthouses; collecting and accounting for funds for marine hospitals; and, until 1871, administering revenue cutters. Captains of vessels arriving at U.S. ports from abroad were required by an act of March 2, 1819 (3 Stat. 489), to submit a list of passengers to the collector of customs. Upon occasion the collector acted as the depository for federal funds and collected taxes for the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

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36.3.1 Records of customhouses and collection districts

Note: Many of the records described below are candidates for transfer to regional archives, but are being held in the Washington, DC, area until extensive preservation work has been performed on them. Please consult the National Archives to determine current location.

Textual Records: Records, including letters sent and received; records of entrances and clearances of vessels; cargo manifests; impost books; journals and logbooks of privateer vessels; passenger lists and abstracts; crew lists; records relating to warehousing, drawbacks, and nonintercourse and embargo bonds; hospital accounts and returns; wreck reports; reports of seizures; fishing agreements and journals; shipping articles; records relating to revenue cutters and to the revenue marine; and vessel documentation files, of customhouses and customs districts in the following locations:

Aberdeen, WA, 1894-1941, 1944-66 (in Seattle); Albany, NY, 1934-37 (in New York); Albemarle (Elizabeth City), NC, 1866-1923; Alexandria, VA, 1789-1932; Anchorage District, AK, 1972-77 (in Anchorage); Annapolis, MD, 1745, 1789-1912; Apalachicola, FL, 1881-1917; Ashland, WI, 1937-66 (in Kansas City); Ashtabula, OH, 1923-54 (in Chicago); Astoria, OR, 1848-1914 and (in Seattle) 1901-39;

Baltimore, MD, 1780-1939; Bangor, ME, 1847-82; Barnstable, MA, 1798-1912 and (in Boston) 1896-1918; Bath, ME, 1789-1942 and (in Boston) 1843-44; Baudette, MN, 1912-59 (in Kansas City); Belfast, ME, 1808-1918; Bermuda Hundred (City Point), VA, 1790-95; Beaufort, SC, 1825, 1862-1928; Beaumont, TX, 1916-68 (in Fort Worth); Boston-Charlestown, MA, 1789-1918 and (in Boston) 1858- 1966; Brazos de Santiago, TX, 1867-1912; Bridgeton, NJ, 1789- 1913; Bristol-Warren, RI, 1790-1911 and (in Boston) 1801-74; Brownsville, TX, 1939-56 (in Fort Worth); Brunswick, GA, 1823-25, 1865-1917, and 1955-67 (in Atlanta); Buffalo, NY, 1853-1910 (in New York); Buffalo Creek (Buffalo), NY, 1875-1900; Burlington, NJ, 1866-91; Burlington, VT, 1863-99 (in Boston and Washington Area);

Calexico, CA, 1902-22, 1967 (in Los Angeles); Camden, NC, 1824- 27; Cedar Point, MD, 1857-67; Champlain, NY, 1872-1902; Charleston, SC, 1818-1930 and (in Atlanta) 1945-65; Cheboygan, WI, 1927-38 (in Chicago); Cherrystone, VA, 1888-90; Chester, PA, 1867-1923 (in Philadelphia); Chicago, IL, 1861-95 and (in Chicago) 1901-61; Cincinnati, OH, 1848-53, 1891-1900; Clayton, NY, 1900-5 (in New York); Cleveland (Cuyahoga), OH, 1893-99 (in Chicago) 1956-60 and (in Dayton) 1962-73; Coos Bay, OR, 1879-1949 (in Seattle); Cordova, AK, 1908-46 (in Anchorage); Corpus Christi, TX, 1851- 1914 and (in Fort Worth) 1933-67;

Dallas, TX, 1948-72 (in Fort Worth); Del Rio, TX, 1895-1913 (in Fort Worth); Detroit, MI, 1889-1907 and (in Chicago) 1853-1961; Dighton (Fall River), MA, 1789-1806, 1864-1916, and (in Boston) 1830-1943; Dumfries, VA, 1789-1805; Duluth, MN, 1871-1925, (in Kansas City) 1906-65, and (in Chicago) 1933-68;

Eagle City (Eagle), AK, 1897-1939 (in Anchorage); Eagle Pass, TX, 1896-1905 (in Fort Worth); Eastern District (Crisfield), MD, 1878-1946; Edenton, NC, 1773-1913; Edgartown, MA, 1820-94; Edinburgh, TX, 1871-1904 (in Fort Worth); Eureka, CA, 1879-1968 (in San Francisco); Evansville, IN, 1909-42 (in Chicago);

Fairbanks, AK, 1944-53 (in Anchorage); Fairfield (Bridgeport), CT, 1789-1918 and (in Boston) 1789-1940; Fernandina Beach, FL, 1869- 1912 and (in Atlanta) 1947-59; Forty Mile, AK, 1898-1936 (in Anchorage); Freeport, TX, 1916-66 (in Fort Worth); Frenchmen's Bay, ME, 1835-1913;

Galena, IL, 1857-1900; Galveston, TX, 1846-1911 and (in Fort Worth) 1911-82; Genesee (Rochester), NY, 1864-1901; Georgetown, SC, 1870-75; Georgetown (Washington), DC, 1809-1934; Gloucester, MA, 1789-1801, 1820-1919, and (in Boston) 1789-1940; Grand Haven, MI, 1914-21 (in Chicago); Great Egg Harbor, NJ, 1789-96, 1868- 1915;

Houston, TX, 1908-75 (in Fort Worth); Hueneme, CA, 1942-49 (in Los Angeles);

Indianapolis, IN, 1882-87; International Falls, MN, 1928-65 (in Kansas City);

Jacksonville (St. Johns), FL, 1865-1901 and (in Atlanta) 1942-66; Juneau, AK, 1881-1964 (in Anchorage);

Karluk, AK, ca. 1900-13 (in Anchorage); Kennebunk, ME, 1800-42; Ketchikan, AK, 1893-1957 (in Anchorage); Key West, FL, 1831-1900; Kodiak, AK, 1891-1908 (in Anchorage);

Lake Charles, LA, 1942-66 (in Fort Worth); Laredo, TX, 1875-1967 (in Fort Worth); Little Egg Harbor, NJ, 1790-1897; Long Beach, CA, 1920-67 (in Los Angeles); Los Angeles, CA, 1882-1910 and (in Los Angeles) 1867-1966; Louisville, KY, 1878-92; Louisville, NY, 1855-67 (in New York);

Machias, ME, 1810-1913 and (in Boston) 1820-1913; Marblehead, MA, 1789-1802, 1888-1900, and (in Boston) 1789-1927; Mary Island, AK, 1893-1900 (in Anchorage); Massena, NY, 1855-67 (in New York); Memphis, TN, 1863-1905 and (in Atlanta) 1966; Memphremagogg, VT, 1855-1901; Miami, FL, 1931-63 (in Atlanta); Michilimackinac (Superior), MI, 1886-97; Middletown-Hartford, CT, 1795-1913 and (in Boston) 1775-1942; Milwaukee, WI, 1851-1900 and (in Kansas City) 1903-39; Mobile, AL, 1806-1934 and (in Atlanta) 1942-67; Montana and Idaho District, 1889-1916; Morgan City, LA, 1948-61 (in Fort Worth); Morristown, NY, 1855-66 (in New York); Muskegon, MI, 1865-1922 (in Chicago);

Nashville, TN, 1960-68 (in Atlanta); Newark, NJ, 1836, 1912, and (in New York) 1916-36; New Bedford, MA, 1796-1939 and (in Boston) 1808-1945; New Bern, NC, 1820-64, 1916; Newburyport, MA, 1789- 1839; New Haven, CT, 1762-1916 and (in Boston) 1763-1941; New London, CT, 1790-1918 and (in Boston) 1789-1938; New Orleans, LA, 1803-1919 and (in Fort Worth) 1866-1974; Newport, OR, 1877-1917 (in Seattle); Newport, RI, 1768-1912 and (in Boston) 1790-1954; New York, NY, 1784-1919 and (in New York) 1815-1949; Niagara, NY, 1867; Nogales, AZ, 1948-68 (in Los Angeles); Nome, AK, 1902-34 (in Anchorage); Norfolk-Portsmouth, VA, 1820-1909; North Tonawanda, NY, 1880-1904 (in New York);

Oak Island, MN, 1946-59 (in Kansas City); Ocracoke, NC, 1889-97; Ogdensburg, NY, 1841-1944 (in New York); Oregon District, 1848- 1914; Oregon District wreck reports, 1874-1903 (in Seattle); Oswegatchie, NY, 1867-1912; Oswego, NY, 1835-1910;

Paducah, KY, 1911-30; Pamlico, NC, 1889-1910; Passamaquoddy, ME, 1807-1930 and (in Boston) 1857-1946; Pearl River, MS, 1820-1919; Pembina, ND, 1866-67 and (in Kansas City) 1905-14; Penobscot (Castine), ME, 1796-1916; Pensacola, FL, 1880-1909; Perth Amboy, NJ, 1789-1897 and (in New York) 1927-42; Petersburg, AK, 1916-45 (in Anchorage); Petersburg, VA, 1820-21, 1866-1907; Philadelphia, PA, 1789-1936 and (in Philadelphia) 1789-1939, 1956-58, 1965-71; Pine Creek, MN, 1944 (in Kansas City); Pittsburgh, PA, 1865-90; Plymouth, MA, 1789-1803, 1820-44, and (in Boston) 1793-1921; Plymouth, NC, 1820-40, 1880-89; Port Arthur, TX, 1933-64 (in Fort Worth); Port Huron, MI, 1867, 1870-1915, and 1939-62 (in Chicago); Port Isabel, TX, 1949-56 (in Fort Worth); Portland, OR, 1871-1947 (in Seattle); Portland-Falmouth, ME, 1820-1925 and (in Boston) 1870-1942; Portsmouth, NH, 1789-1916 and (in Boston) 1904-58; Port Townsend, WA, 1851-1913, 1944-63 (in Seattle); Presque Isle (Erie), PA, 1799-1887; Providence, RI, 1790-1805, 1820-1914, and (in Boston) 1769-1819, 1845-1957; Puerto Rico, 1900-3; Puget Sound District, WA, 1874-98 (in Seattle), 1907;

Ranier, MN, 1946-54 (in Kansas City); Redondo Beach, CA, 1883- 1912 (in Los Angeles); Richmond, VA, 1820-44, 1875-1910; Rogers City, MI, 1925-45 (in Chicago); Roseau, MN, 1935-36 (in Kansas City);

Saco, ME, 1875-1905; Sag Harbor, NY, 1791-1844; St. Augustine, FL, 1821-70 and (in Atlanta) 1942-66; St. Louis, MO, 1874-96; St. Marks, FL, 1866-1903; St. Michael, AK, 1902-13 (in Anchorage); Salem-Beverly, MA, 1784-1918 and (in Boston) 1789-1938; Saluria, TX, 1857, 1879-1904; San Antonio, TX, 1950-76 (in Fort Worth); San Diego, CA, 1880-1966 (in Los Angeles); Sand Point, AK, 1898- 1904 (in Anchorage); Sandusky, OH, 1820, 1883-99, and (in Chicago) 1965-66; San Francisco, CA, 1850-1942 and (in San Francisco) 1849-1968; San Louis Obispo, CA, 1906-66 (in Los Angeles); San Pedro, CA, 1864-1916 (in Los Angeles); Sarles, ND, 1905-7 (in Kansas City); Sault Ste. Marie, MI, 1932-61 (in Chicago); Savannah, GA, 1789-1921 and (in Atlanta, and SEE Related Records below) 1955-68; Seattle, WA, 1891-1951 (in Seattle); Seward, AK, 1908-46 (in Anchorage); Silver Bay Station, MN, 1964-65 (in Kansas City); Skagway, AK, 1900-66 (in Anchorage); Southern Oregon District, 1874-98; Stonington, CT, 1865-1910 and (in Boston) 1842-1913; Sulzer, AK, 1908-14 (in Anchorage); Superior, WI, 1937-66 (in Kansas City);

Taku Inlet, AK, 1938-53 (in Anchorage); Tampa, FL, 1880-1914 and (in Atlanta) 1942-66; Tappahannock, VA, 1876-98; Teche, LA, 1867- 1903; Terminal Island, CA, 1967-72 (in Los Angeles); Thousand Island State Park, NY, 1892-1914 (in New York); Tijuana, CA, 1894-1922 (in Los Angeles); Toledo, OH, 1898-1942 (in Chicago); Tongas (Tongass), AK, 1885-88 (in Anchorage); Tuckerton, NJ, 1866-92 (in Philadelphia); Two Harbors, MN, 1923-26 (in Kansas City);

Unalaska, AK, 1900-14 (in Anchorage); Unga, AK, 1896-1904 (in Anchorage);

Valdez, AK, 1902-11 (in Anchorage); Virgin Islands, 1917-33;

Waddington, NY, 1855-66 (in New York); Waldoboro, ME, 1863-1913 and (in Boston) 1872-1946; Warroad, MN, 1946-55 (in Kansas City); Washington, NC, 1820-48, 1867-1901; Willamette, OR, 1870-96; Wilmington, DE, 1820-48, 1877-1918, and (in Philadelphia) 1829- 1917, 1939-66; Wilmington, NC, 1886-1918 and (in Atlanta) 1942-66; Wiscasset, ME, 1792-1941; Wrangell, AK, 1900-66 (in Anchorage);

York, ME, 1789-1913; and Yorktown (Newport News), VA, 1865-1909.

Microfilm Publications: M972, T255, T1189.

Architectural and Engineering Plans (1,900 items, in Atlanta): Admeasurement case files, Tampa, FL, 1942-53 (950 items). Admeasurement case files, Mobile, AL, 1942-53 (950 items). SEE ALSO 36.5.

Finding Aids: Elmer W. Lindgard, comp., Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Collector of Customs, Puget Sound District, in the Federal Records Center, Seattle, Washington, PI 122 (1960). For a list of additional ports and records, see Forrest R. Holdcamper, comp., "Customhouse Marine Documentation: A List by Series Showing Ports for Which Documents Are Available in Record Group 41," NC 18 (1962).

Related Records: Additional records for the port of Providence, RI, are in the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI. Records of the Collector of Customs, Savannah, GA, 1754-1910, are in Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, NC, and the Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, GA; microfilm copy (30 rolls) in Atlanta.

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36.3.2 Records relating to passenger arrivals

Microfilm Publications: Copies of and indexes to passengers arriving at Baltimore, MD, 1820-91 (M255), with indexes, 1833-66 (M326), and 1820-97 (M327); Boston, MA, 1820-91 (M277), with index, 1848-91 (M265); New Orleans, LA, 1820-1902 (M259), with index, 1853-99 (T527); New York, NY, 1820-97 (M237), with index, 1820-46 (M261); Philadelphia, PA, 1800-82 (M425), with index, 1800-1906 (M360); and miscellaneous ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and at ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-73 (M575), with index, 1820-74 (M334). Quarterly abstracts of passenger lists for Baltimore, MD, 1820-69 (M596), and New Orleans, LA, 1820-75 (M272).

Related Records: Originals of the microfilmed passenger lists are in the joint custody of Temple University Library/Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, PA. Passenger lists and related indexes postdating 1891 are in RG 85, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

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36.4 TEXTUAL RECORDS (GENERAL)
1876-1997

Records of the Customs Service, Office of Investigations, Terminal Island, CA consisting of Investigation Files-Neutrality, 1966 (in Los Angeles). Records of the San Francisco, CA Marine Safety Office, including Seamen's Employment Records and Indices of Licenses Issued, n.d.; Bills of Sale, Enrolled Vessels, n.d.; and records of the Honolulu District Office consisting of Entrance and Enrollment Clearances, 1900-13 (in San Francisco). Records of the Deputy Collector of Customs, Tampa FL, consisting of Abstract of Title Case Files, 1949-65 (in Atlanta). Records of the Collector of Customs, Miami, FL (in Atlanta) including Bills of Sale of Vessels, 1961-65, and Preferred Mortgages (on vessels), 1961-65. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Toledo, OH (in Chicago) consisting of Record of Vessels Engaged in Foreign Trade, 1939-63. Selected records relating to the John F. Kennedy Assassination, 1948-96. Records of the Office of the Commissioner, including Congressional Correspondence, 1978-88; Correspondence Personally Signed by Acting Commissioner William T. Archey, 1980-82; Correspondence Personally Signed by Commissioner William Von Raab, 1982-88; Public Mail, 1977-88; White House Instructions, 1984-88; White House Referred Correspondence, 1984-91; and Miscellaneous Memos, 1978-88. Records of the Office of Investigations include Neutrality Investigation Files from Terminal Island, CA, 1967-69, and San Diego, CA, 1939-68, (in Los Angeles). Circulars, 1932-95, and manual supplements, 1932-95. Office of Enforcement files on neutrality investigations, 1953-66 (in Seattle). Circular letters issued by the Customs Information Exchange (C.I.E.), 1925-75. Publications, 1965-97. Records of the Library Information Center of the Office of Information Technology, consisting of miscellaneous publications and reports, 1876-1990. Records of the Information Services Group of the Office of Finance, consisting of records relating to internal reorganizations, 1962-93. Records of the Port Director, Washington, DC (District of Maryland), consisting of bills of sale. 1911-61, and vessel folders, 1963-65. Selected central files consisting of circular letters and vessel documentations, 1866-1972. Bills of sale for enrolled or registered vessels or licensed vessels under 20 tons from the Port of San Diego, 1942-64 (in Los Angeles). Vessel documentation case files from the Biloxi, MS, Collector of Customs, 1944-64, and the Gulfport, MS, Bureau of Customs, 1927-64 (in Atlanta). Indexes of conveyances of vessels of the collector of customs, Jacksonville, FL, 1942-49 (in Atlanta). Records of U.S. Customs, Anacortes WA, consisting of vessel arrivals and clearances, 1914-82 (in Seattle). Investigation case files of special customs agents, San Francisco (in San Francisco), 1968-72. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Anacortes, WA (in Seattle), 1962-63.

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36.5 CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS (GENERAL)
1854-1954

Maps: Tract chart of the U.S. North Pacific Surveying Expedition, John Rodgers, U.S. Navy, 1854-58 (1 item). Sitka, AK, attested by H.H. McIntyre, special agent, as an enclosure to the printed report of Gen. Jefferson C. Davis, dated December 1, 1869, on distribution of property under the purchase agreement (2 items). United States, showing customs districts and other administrative divisions, 1929-54 (21 items).

SEE Maps UNDER 36.2.3.
SEE Architectural and Engineering Plans UNDER 36.2.2, 36.2.3, and 36.3.1.

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36.6 STILL PICTURES (GENERAL)

SEE Photographs UNDER 36.2.2.


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