Guide to Pre-Federal Records in the National Archives
Compiled by Howard H. Wehmann
Revised by Benjamin L. DeWhitt
"Like the other guides published by the National Archives, this one is essential for researchers studying the records of the Federal government. . .Highly recommended."
--American Reference Books Annual 1990, Vol. 21
This important guide will assist the researcher in locating within the National Archives those records created during, or directly related to, the pre-Federal era of US history the period before the Constitution went into effect on March 4, 1789. The documents described include those of the Continental and Confederation Congresses, the Constitutional Convention, and the Continental Army and Navy; Revolutionary War era diplomatic, fiscal, and judicial records; records pertaining to commerce, Indian affairs, and postal and customs operations; and records relating to pension, bounty-land, and other claims arising out of military and civilian activities. The volume also contains a comprehensive name and subject index.
6" x 9", 388 pages
National Archives and Records Administration, 1989