Guide to Federal Records

Records of Boundary and Claims Commissions and Arbitrations


(Record Group 76)
1716-1979 (bulk 1788-1947)

Overview of records Locations

Table of Contents

  • 76.1 Administrative History
  • 76.2 Records of International Boundary Commissions, United States-Canadian Border 1755-1979
    • 76.2.1 Records of commissions concerned with the northeast boundary (Passamaquoddy Bay to the St. Lawrence River)
    • 76.2.2 Records of commissions concerned with the northern boundary (St. Lawrence River to the summit of the Rocky Mountains)
    • 76.2.3 Records of commissions concerned with the northwest boundary (summit of the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean)
    • 76.2.4 Records of the U.S. Section of the International Boundary Commission, United States and Canada
    • 76.2.5 Records of the U.S. Section of the St. John River Commission, United States and Canada
    • 76.2.6 Records of the U.S. Section of the International Waterways Commission, United States and Canada
    • 76.2.7 Records of the U.S. Section of the International Joint Commission, United States and Canada
    • 76.2.8 Records of the International Lake of the Woods Control Board, United States and Canada
    • 76.2.9 Records relating to the Alaska boundary
  • 76.3 Records of International Boundary Commissions Concerned with the Southern Boundary of the United States 1796-1937
  • 76.4 Records Relating to International Claims in Which the United States was a Party 1788-1941
  • 76.5 Records Relating to International Arbitrations in Which the United States Acted as an Arbitrator 1716-1946
  • 76.6 Records of International Arbitrations in Which the United States was a Party in the Dispute 1817-1914
  • 76.7 Records of the United States and Mexican Claims Commissions 1815-1947
  • 76.8 Records Relating to Civil War Claims, United States and Great Britain 1860-87
  • 76.9 Records Relating to United States Claims Against the Central Powers 1914-41 1,330 lin. ft.
    • 76.9.1 Records of the Mixed Claims Commission, United States and Germany
    • 76.9.2 Records of the Tripartite Claims Commission, United States, Austria, and Hungary
  • 76.10 Cartographic Records (General)
  • 76.11 Still Pictures (General)

76.1 Administrative History

Related Records:
General Records of the United States Government, RG 11.
General Records of the Department of State, RG 59.
Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State, RG 84.

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76.2 Records of International Boundary Commissions, United
States-Canadian Border
1755-1979

Finding Aids: Daniel T. Goggin, comp., Preliminary Inventory of the Records Relating to International Boundaries, PI 170 (1968).

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76.2.1 Records of commissions concerned with the northeast
boundary (Passamaquoddy Bay to the St. Lawrence River)

Textual Records: Records of the commission established under article V of Jay's Treaty (United States-Great Britain, November 19, 1794), to identify the historical St. Croix River boundary, 1796-99. Records of the commission established under article IV of the Treaty of Ghent (December 24, 1814), ending the War of 1812, to settle territorial disputes over islands in Passamaquoddy Bay and over Grand Menon Island in the Bay of Fundy, 1816-18. Records of the commission established under article V of the Treaty of Ghent to determine the northeast boundary from the mouth of the St. Croix River to the St. Lawrence River, 1816-24. Records relating to the arbitration by the King of the Netherlands under terms of the convention of September 29, 1827, for the settlement of the disputed boundary from the St. Croix to the St. Lawrence, 1829-31, including a copy of a 1778 survey of the coast of Nova Scotia. Miscellaneous records, chiefly correspondence and reports, relating principally to boundary disputes between Maine and New Brunswick, 1825-45. Records of U.S. commissioners appointed under an act of July 20, 1840 (5 Stat. 402), to resurvey certain disputed segments of the northeast boundary, 1842-43. Records of the commission established under article VI of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty (United States-Great Britain, August 9, 1842), to survey and mark the northeast boundary line, 1841-66 (bulk 1842-45), including a table of monuments, 1838-51. Report by the commission appointed to resurvey the international boundary at Beebe Plain, VT, and reposition the boundary marker, 1849. Report of the commission established under article II of the convention of July 22, 1892 (United States-Great Britain), to mark the international boundary in Passamaquoddy Bay, 1896.

Maps: Separated from the records, described above, of commissions established under Jay's Treaty, 1755-90 (8 items); article V of the Treaty of Ghent, 1817-20 (56 items); the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, 1842-48 (104 items) and 1842 (6 items); and the 1892 convention, 1893 (1 item). Separated from the records, described above, of the arbitration of the King of the Netherlands, 1775-1830 (235 items); and the U.S. commissioners appointed in 1840 to resurvey certain disputed segments of the northeast boundary, 1841-43 (27 items). See also 76.10.

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76.2.2 Records of commissions concerned with the northern
boundary (St. Lawrence River to the summit of the Rocky
Mountains)

Textual Records: Records relating to the commissions established under articles VI and VII of the Treaty of Ghent (December 24, 1814), to settle the water boundary from the St. Lawrence River to Lake Superior and to resolve the remaining problems, 1815-38. Records of the commission established by an exchange of notes between the United States and Great Britain (1870), to survey and mark the northern boundary from the Lake of the Woods to the crest of the Rocky Mountains, 1872-76. Miscellaneous reports on the northern boundary, 1897-1903.

Maps: Separated from the records, described above, of the commissions established under articles VI and VII of the Treaty of Ghent, 1815-38 (248 items); and of the commission established (1870) to mark the northern boundary, 1872-76 (372 items). Township plats, ND, showing boundary lines, 1867-1901 (47 items). See also 76.10.

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76.2.3 Records of commissions concerned with the northwest
boundary (summit of the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean)

Textual Records: Records of the commission established pursuant to an act of August 11, 1856 (11 Stat. 42), to survey and mark the land and water boundary of the Pacific Northwest, 1842-70, including records of the U.S. Commissioner, 1853-69, and the Department of State, 1857-69. Records relating to the arbitration of the Emperor of Germany under article XXXIV of the Treaty of May 8, 1871, between the United States and Great Britain, for the settlement of the disputed boundary from the Bay of Fundy west to the Pacific Ocean, 1872. Report of a staff employed by the Geological Survey and the Coast and Geodetic Survey to conduct a northwest boundary survey at State Department instructions (April 1, 1901), 1902.

Microfilm Publications: T606.

Maps: Separated from the records, described above, of the commission established pursuant to the 1856 act, 1857-68 (751 items); and of the arbitration of the Emperor of Germany, 1795- 1873 (20 items). Separated from the report, described above, of the Geological Survey and Coast and Geodetic Survey staff, 1902 (22 items). See also 76.10.

Photographic Prints: Separated from the records, described above, of the commission established pursuant to the 1856 act, and showing northwest boundary markers erected under the treaty of June 15, 1846 (United States-Great Britain), 1860- 61 (NW, 7 images). See also 76.11.

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76.2.4 Records of the U.S. Section of the International Boundary
Commission, United States and Canada

Textual Records: Records concerning the northeast boundary, 1906. Records relating to the commission established pursuant to article I of the treaty of April 11, 1908, to determine the boundary line near Pope's Folly Island in Passamoquoddy Bay, 1908. Records dealing with the northern boundary, 1942. Records concerning the northwest boundary, 1935-36. Records relating to more than one section of the international boundary, 1840-1979.

Maps and Charts: Separated from the records, described above, of the commission established by the 1908 treaty, 1781-1892 (10 items). Maps and charts relating to the northeast boundary, consisting of reproductions of original British maps, n.d. (100 items); maps accompanying the 1924 joint report, ca. 1924 (61 items), and the 1934 joint report, ca. 1934 (36 items); field compilation sheets, 1908-26 (326 items); triangulation sheets, 1910-25 (16 items); and a reference collection (1711-1912) of manuscript and published maps and original sketches, n.d. (147 items). Maps and charts relating to the northern boundary, consisting of the St. Lawrence River, 1911 (7 items); Niagara Falls, 1913-25 (14 items); Buffalo Harbor, NY, 1941 (1 item); St. Clair Delta, n.d. (2 items); Detroit River, n.d. (1 item); part of Lake Erie, showing positions of U.S. fishing nets, 1894 (1 item); Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, 1896- 1912 (3 items); international boundary at Pigeon River, n.d. (2 items), and Rainy River, 1916 (1 item); compilation sheets, map, and triangulation sheets, Pigeon River-Lake of the Woods, n.d. and 1912-22 (93 items); Lake of the Woods, 1895 (3 items); Lake of the Woods-Gulf of Georgia boundary, 1937 (118 items); field and compilation maps, 1901-13 (470 items); MN river reserve and river lines, n.d. (1 item); and MN township plats, 1859-92 (25 items). Maps and charts relating to the northwest boundary, consisting of northwest boundary charts, n.d. (2 items); maps of boundary monument sites, n.d. (10 items); maps of the proposed sluice dam at Kettle Falls, n.d. (2 items); maps of Kootenay Flats reclamation, 1937 (3 items); and printed copies of joint maps covering the area from the Gulf of Georgia to the summit of the Rocky Mountains, 1913 (20 items). Maps and charts relating to more than one section of the international boundary, consisting of a map of Canada, n.d. (1 item); and lake survey charts showing the international boundary line, 1911 (22 items). See also 76.10.

Photographic Prints and Lantern Slides: Scenes along the international boundary, in albums, 1901-37 (CB, 3,596 images). See also 76.11.

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76.2.5 Records of the U.S. Section of the St. John River
Commission, United States and Canada

Textual Records: Proceedings, 1909-16.

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76.2.6 Records of the U.S. Section of the International Waterways
Commission, United States and Canada

Textual Records: General records, 1905-15. General accounts, 1905-15. Journal of accounts, 1905-9. Reports and hearings, 1900-7. Final report, 1916. Record books, 1908-13. Report on the northern water boundary, 1905. Topographic notes, 1909-12. Triangulations, 1909-13. Stadia books, 1907-10. Tables of positions, azimuths, and lengths, n.d. Hydrographic computations, 1908-11. Water tables, n.d. Sketchbooks, n.d. and 1909. Journal, 1911. List of stations, n.d.

Maps and Charts: St. Mary's River in the vicinity of Sault Ste. Marie, 1889-1907 (48 items); international boundary between St. Regis and the mouth of the Pigeon River, 1913 (98 items); compilation and field maps, n.d. (19 items); Great Lakes, 1907-12 (2 items); typical boundary monument, 1910 (1 item); profiles measuring water levels, water flow, and other aspects of water capacities of lakes and rivers, n.d. (149 items); and reference maps of the northern boundary, n.d. (32 items). Official published maps of the International Waterways Commission survey of the northern water boundary, 1915 (30 items). See also 76.10.

Photographic Prints: Boundary markers, St. Lawrence River, in albums, ca. 1912 (WC, 213 images). Niagara Falls, 1903- 5, 1908 (C, 44 images). See also 76.11.

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76.2.7 Records of the U.S. Section of the International Joint
Commission, United States and Canada

Textual Records: Completed case files, 1909-30. Hearings before the International Joint Commission, 1912-17. Reports on the pollution of boundary waters, 1913-18. Documents concerning appropriations, 1930-31.

Maps: Lake of the Woods, Rainy Lake, and connecting waters, in atlas, 1915 (42 items). Lake of the Woods and vicinity, n.d. (19 items). Improvement of the St. Lawrence River, in atlas, 1921 (62 items). Rainy Lake and the upper boundary waters, 1926-28 (41 items). See also 76.10.

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76.2.8 Records of the International Lake of the Woods Control
Board, United States and Canada

Maps: Norman Dam and the western outlet of Lake of the Woods, maintained by the U.S. Engineer, n.d. (3 items). See also 76.10.

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76.2.9 Records relating to the Alaska boundary

Textual Records: Records relating to the protocol of May 30, 1898 (United States-Great Britain), for the settlement of outstanding differences between the United States and Canada, including those involving the Alaska boundary; and relating to the subsequent establishment of the International Joint High Commission, 1898- 99. Records concerning the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal, including records of the U.S. Agent and the State Department, 1898-1904. Records of the U.S. Section of the International Boundary Commission relating to the Alaska boundary, 1892-1936.

Maps and Charts: Separated from the records, described above, relating to the 1898 protocol, 1890 and n.d. (6 items); and concerning the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal, 1884-1904 (136 items). Separated from the records, described above, of the U.S. Section of the International Boundary Commission, 1867-1951 (201 items). Maps showing the coastline and river courses in southeastern Alaska, prepared by U.S. and British survey parties, 1895 (97 items). See also 76.10.

Photographs: Alaska, by E.C. Barnard, Chief U.S. Topographer, United States-Canada boundary survey, 1898, 1900 (BA, BB, BM, 464 images). See also 76.11.

Photographic Prints: Of photographs taken by the British Section of the Alaska Boundary Commission, showing Alaska-British Columbia boundary, in albums, 1893-95 (BC, 2,500 images); and coastal mountains of Alaska, in album, 1903 (AB, 150 images). Panoramas of mountains and glaciers along the boundaries between Alaska, on one hand, and British Columbia and Yukon Territory, on the other, 1926 (AA, 15 images). See also 76.11.

Photographic Prints and Photomechanical Reproductions (3,000 images): Various scenes along the Alaska boundary line, in albums, 1893-1913 (AL). See also 76.11.

Finding Aids: Indexes to photographic series AL and BC.

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76.3 Records of International Boundary Commissions Concerned With
The Southern Boundary of the United States
1796-1937

Textual Records: Records of the commission established under article III of Pinckney's Treaty (United States-Spain, October 27, 1795), to define the boundary line separating U.S. territory from Spanish possessions, 1796-1803. Records of the commission established under the convention of April 25, 1838 (United States-Republic of Texas), to survey and mark the international boundary, 1839-40. Records of the commission established under article V of the Treaty of Guadelupe-Hidalgo (February 2, 1848), ending the Mexican War, to determine the boundary line between the United States and Mexico, including letters and reports received from the Department of the Interior, 1850-60, and records of the U.S. Section, 1849-60. Records of the International Boundary Commission, United States and Mexico, 1850-1937, including records of the U.S. Section, 1891-1901; and records relating to the elimination of bancos, 1894-1912, the equitable distribution of river water, 1910-11, and the Chamizal Tract, 1910-11.

Maps: Separated from the records, described above, of the commission established under the convention of April 25, 1838, and consisting of maps of the Sabine River between the Gulf of Mexico and the Red River, 1838-40 (5 items), and LA, 1816 (1 item). Separated from the records, described above, of the Treaty of Guadelupe-Hidalgo commission (1848), 1847-49, 1851 (92 items). Separated from the records, described above, of the International Boundary Commission, United States and Mexico, and including general maps, 1882-96 (117 items); maps relating to the water boundary (Rio Grande River), 1886-1934 (58 items); maps relating to the elimination of bancos, 1894-1915 (255 items); maps relating to the equitable distribution of water, 1915 (15 items); and maps relating to the Chamizal Tract, 1896 (2 items). See also 76.10.

Photographic Prints: Boundary markers and monuments and scenes along the United States-Mexico border, 1888-1910 (MM, 48 images). See also 76.11.

Glass Negatives: Boundary markers and monuments and scenes on or near the southern boundary, by D.R. Payne for the U.S. Section, International Boundary Commission, United States- Mexico, 1892-94 (OM, MB, 612 images). See also 76.11.

Finding Aids: Daniel T. Goggin, comp., Preliminary Inventory of the Records Relating to International Boundaries, PI 170 (1968).

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76.4 Records Relating to International Claims in which the United
States was a Party
1788-1941

Textual Records: Records of international claims involving Argentina, 1814-43; Bolivia, 1878; Brazil, 1850-1905; Canada, consisting of records in the case of the Canadian rumrunner I'm Alone, 1923-36, and of records arising out of the investigation of fumes emitted by the smelter at Trail, British Columbia, 1926- 41; Central America, 1831-36; Chile, 1858-1912; China, 1858-1904; Colombia, 1861-1901; Costa Rica, 1862-63; Cuba, 1904-26; Denmark, 1804-89; Dominican Republic, 1845-1904; Ecuador, 1864-1904; Egypt, 1931-33; El Salvador, 1889-1902; France, 1798-1937; Great Britain, 1790-1926, including records relating to the joint commission established pursuant to the Treaty of July 1, 1863, to consider compensation for losses sustained by the Puget's Sound Agricultural Company and the Hudson's Bay Company in the Oregon Territory subsequent to its transfer to the United States, 1854- 69; Guatemala, 1898-1930; Haiti, 1799-1885; Hamburg, 1820; Mexico, 1869-1906; Netherlands, 1793-1928; Nicaragua, 1871-1915; Norway, 1917-23; Panama, 1931-33; Papal States, 1852-59; Paraguay, 1854-60; Peru, 1822-1922; Portugal, 1812-1900; Russia, 1807-1902; Samoa, 1899-1903; Spain, 1793-1910; Sweden, 1930-32; Texas, 1836-48; Tunis, 1849; Turkey, 1922-33; Two Sicilies, 1809- 35; Uruguay, 1843-49; Venezuela, 1867-1910; West Florida, 1828; and miscellaneous political entities, 1788-1936.

Microfilm Publications: T1187.

Maps: Separated from the records relating to the Trail, British Columbia, investigation described above under Canada, and including maps showing crop damage near Northport, WA, and the area of Stevens County, WA, allegedly affected by Trail smelter fumes, 1929-30 (2 items). Separated from the records of the joint commission described above under Great Britain, and including maps of Fort Vancouver, WA; the harbor at Steilacoom, WA; Oregon Territory; and the mouth of the Columbia River, 1865-68 (19 items). Maps relating to a 1907 agreement (United States-Great Britain) over certain islands east of Borneo, 1906 (1 item); and relating to the Island of Palmas Arbitration (United States-Netherlands), 1925 (27 items). Maps of Georgia Strait and Strait of Juan de Fuca, 1929 (2 items). See also 76.10.

Photographic Prints: Separated from the records of the joint commission described above under Great Britain, and showing forts in the Oregon Territory, ca. 1865 (PS, 13 images). Canadian rumrunner I'm Alone, in album, 1927-30 (97 images). Aerial views of Trail, British Columbia, and of U.S. areas allegedly affected by Trail smelter fumes, 1930 (49 images). See also 76.11.

Finding Aids: George S. Ulibarri, comp., Preliminary Inventory of Records Relating to International Claims, PI 177 (1974).

Related Records: Additional Trail, British Columbia, smelter fumes investigation records in RG 54, Records of the Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering; RG 83, Records of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics; and RG 97, Records of the Bureau of Agricultural and Industrial Chemistry.

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76.5 Records Relating to International Arbitrations in which the
United States acted as an Arbitrator
1716-1946

Textual Records: Records relating to the Bulama arbitration between Portugal and Great Britain, 1868-70; the armistice agreement between Spain and the Republics of Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Ecuador, 1870-71; Argentina-Paraguay boundary arbitration, 1877-79; Costa Rica-Nicaragua boundary arbitration, 1887-1900; Argentina-Brazil arbitration, 1892-94; Colombia-Italy claims arbitration, 1886-97; Chile-Argentina boundary arbitration, ca. 1899; Venezuela-British Guiana 1899 boundary arbitration, 1896-98; Panama-Costa Rica boundary arbitration, 1888-1914; Honduras-Nicaragua 1918 boundary arbitration, 1905, 1918; Honduras-Guatemala boundary arbitration, 1918; and the Tacna-Arica arbitration and resulting plebiscite, 1925-26. Records concerning the commission of inquiry and conciliation between Bolivia and Paraguay, 1929-30.

Maps and Charts: Separated from the records described above, and including maps relating to the Argentina-Paraguay boundary arbitration, 1796-1876 (11 items); Argentina-Brazil boundary arbitration, ca. 1890-94, including reproductions of maps dating as far back as 1612 (86 items); the 1899 Venezuela- British Guiana boundary arbitration, 1716 (1 item), 1875 (1 item), 1897-99 (152 items); and Panama-Costa Rica boundary arbitration, 1873-1914 (131 items) and 1913, in atlas (11 items, in Washington Area). Separated from the records, described above, of the Bolivia-Paraguay commission, ca. 1929-30 (31 items). Maps and charts relating to an Ecuador-Peru boundary arbitration, 1941-46 (32 items); and to a Haiti-Dominican Republic boundary arbitration, n.d. (1 item). See also 76.10.

Aerial Photographs : Relating to the Ecuador-Peru boundary arbitration, 1945 (14,997 items). See also 76.10.

Photographs: Separated from the records, described above, of the Panama-Costa Rica boundary arbitration, 1910-12 (CE, CNP, CR, CP, 582 images). See also 76.11.

Finding Aids: Herbert Horwitz, comp., "Preliminary Inventory of Records Relating to International Arbitrations," NC 155 (1969).

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76.6 Records of International Arbitrations in which the United
States was a Party in the Dispute
1817-1914

Textual Records: Records relating to the Fisheries Commission under the Reciprocity Treaty (1854), 1817-67; Halifax Fisheries Commission under the Treaty of Washington (1871), 1877; Fur Seal Arbitration (1895), 1819-97; Bering Sea Claims Commission (United States-Great Britain, 1896-97), 1896-98; North Atlantic Fisheries Arbitration at The Hague (1910), 1896-1910, but including a collection of printed documents on fisheries (1782-1910); and International Fur Seal Convention, 1911.

Maps and Charts: Separated from the records, described above, of the Fisheries Commission, 1854-97 (67 items); Bering Sea Claims Commission (photographic reproductions, 1744- 1911), n.d. (115 items); and North Atlantic Fisheries Arbitration, 1817-1911 (93 items). Maps relating to the Philippine Cession, 1898 (1 item). Maps of the Virgin Islands, 1855-1914 (3 items). Maps and charts relating to miscellaneous claims under the U.S.-Great Britain Claims Arbitration (1910), consisting of maps and charts relating to Cayuga Indians, 1913 (2 items); Fiji Land Claims, 1879-97 (4 items); Sidra, Newchang, Frederick Gerring, Canadienne/Yantic, and R.T. Roy Claims, 1859- 1913 (24 items); and maps of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, 1867- 1904 (7 items). See also 76.10.

Finding Aids: Herbert Horwitz, comp., "Preliminary Inventory of Records Relating to International Arbitrations," NC 155 (1969).

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76.7 Records of the United States and Mexican Claims Commissions
1815-1947

Textual Records: Records, 1815-51 (bulk 1840-42), of the Board of Commissioners, United States and Mexico, created under the Claims Convention of April 11, 1839. Records, 1842-51, of the claims commission appointed pursuant to an act of March 3, 1849 (9 Stat. 393). Records, 1869-76, of the Commission, United States and Mexico, created under the act of April 7, 1869 (16 Stat. 7). Records, 1870-77, of the Agency of the United States appointed under the claims convention of July 4, 1868 (extended by conventions of 1871, 1872, 1874, and 1876), including records relating to U.S. and Mexican claimants, 1869-76. Records, 1872- 73, of the United States Commission to Texas, organized in New Orleans, July 4, 1872, by a joint resolution of May 7, 1872 (17 Stat. 395). Records, 1924-37, of the General Claims Commission, United States and Mexico, created under a convention signed September 8, 1923. Records, 1872-1937, of the Special Claims Commission, United States and Mexico, established by a convention signed by Mexico and the United States, September 10, 1923, including case files and other records of the Agency of the United States, 1924-37; records of the Research and Information Section, 1872-1931; records of the Agency of the United States relating to the activities of the General Claims Commission, 1924-37; and records of the Agency of the United States relating to the activities of the Special Claims Commission, 1924-32. Records, 1925-38, of the Special Mexican Claims Commission established by an act of April 10, 1935 (49 Stat. 149). Records, 1923-47, of the American Mexican Claims Commission established by an act of December 18, 1942 (56 Stat. 1058), as amended by an act of April 3, 1945 (59 Stat. 49).

Maps and Charts: Separated from the records, described above, of the Agency of the United States appointed under the claims convention of July 4, 1868 (and subsequently extended), 1858-59 (15 items); and of the General Claims Commission, United States and Mexico, created under the 1923 convention, 1834-1937 (314 items). See also 76.10.

Finding Aids: George S. Ulibarri, comp., Preliminary Inventory of the Records of United States and Mexican Claims Commissions, PI 136 (1962).

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76.8 Records Relating to Civil War Claims, United States and
Great Britain
1860-87

Textual Records: Records, 1860-72, of the Geneva Tribunal of Arbitration, established by the Treaty of Washington (May 8, 1871), including records of the United States Agency. Records, 1871-73, of the Mixed Claims Commission, United States and Great Britain, established by the Treaty of Washington (May 8, 1871), including records of the U.S. Agency, 1871-73. Records, 1874-76, of the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims, established by an act of June 23, 1874 (18 Stat. 245); and related records of the U.S. Counsel, 1871-76. Records, 1860-87, of the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims, reestablished by an act of June 5, 1882 (22 Stat. 98).

Microfilm Publications: T716.

Finding Aids: George S. Ulibarri and Daniel T. Goggin, comps., Preliminary Inventory of Records Relating to Civil War Claims, United States and Great Britain, PI 135 (1962).

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76.9 Records Relating to United States Claims Against the Central
Powers
1914-41

Finding Aids: George S. Ulibarri and Francis J. Heppner, comps., Preliminary Inventory of Records Relating to United States Claims Against the Central Powers, PI 143 (1962).

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76.9.1 Records of the Mixed Claims Commission, United States and
Germany

History: Established by agreement of August 10, 1922 (42 Stat. 2200).

Textual Records: Records relating to German sabotage activities in the United States, 1917-41, and to claims arising out of specific acts of sabotage at Black Tom and Kingsland, NJ, 1924-41. Records of the U.S. Commissioner, 1923-36. Records of the U.S. Agent (chief legal officer) and the U.S. Counsel (assistant legal officer), 1914-41. Records of the Disbursing Officer, 1923-33. Case files, 1922-39. Subject and administrative files, 1922-35. Index to awards, n.d.

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76.9.2 Records of the Tripartite Claims Commission, United
States, Austria, and Hungary

History: Established by agreement of November 26, 1924 (44 Stat. 2213).

Textual Records: Case files and other records relating to World War I claims of U.S. citizens, 1925-34. Records of the Agency of the United States, 1925-33. Case files, 1926-27. Administrative file, 1926-34. Minute book, 1926-27. Docket sheets and draft dockets, 1926-27.

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76.10 Cartographic Records (General) See Maps and Charts under 76.2.4, 76.2.6, 76.2.9, 76.5, 76.6, and 76.7.
See Maps under 76.2.1, 76.2.2, 76.2.3, 76.2.7, 76.2.8, 76.3, and 76.4.
See Aerial Photographs under 76.5.
76.11 Still Pictures (General) See Photographs under 76.2.9 and 76.5.
See Photographic Prints under 76.2.3, 76.2.6, 76.2.9, 76.3, and 76.4.
See Photographic Prints and Lantern Slides under 76.2.4.
See Photographic Prints and Photomechanical Reproductions under 76.2.9.
See Glass Negatives under 76.3.


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