Guide To Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States
"This set of volumes is a must for all research libraries, and for those who research seriously in the Federal Period. "
--Robert Charles Anderson, The American Genealogist
--Winner of the C.F. W. Coker Prize for Innovative Archival Description awarded by the Society of American Archivists
--Winner of the Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Book
This essential new reference work introduces users to the archival records of the Federal Government. In this three-volume set, two volumes describe the nearly 1.7 million cubic feet of records transferred to the custody of the National Archives as of October 1, 1994, and the third volume indexes these descriptions.
All types of Federal records, textual, electronic, cartographic and architectural, and audiovisual are covered. The information is organized into more than 400 sections, each of which covers the records found in a single record group, generally one Government agency. Each section opens with an administrative history of the agency and an overview of the extent and location of its archival records, whether those records are in the Washington, DC, area or in a regional Federal archival repository. The overview is followed by specific details of types of records, dates of coverage, and activities documented.
The extensive index enables users to trace connections between related records described in separate record groups. The Guide is an invaluable source of information about the rich resources of the National Archives of the United States and an essential addition to the collections of libraries, archival and historical institutions and organizations, Federal agencies, colleges and universities, and professional and private individual researchers.
8 3/4" x 11 3/8", 3 volumes, 2,428 pages
National Archives and Records Administration, 1996