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Northwest Ordinance that established the American territorial system.
John C. Frémont expeditions at the University of Illinois, the George Washington papers at the University of Virginia, the Henry Clay papers at the University of Kentucky, the papers of the First Congress at George Washington University, the Marquis de Lafayette papers at Cornell University, and the John Marshall papers at the College of William and Mary.
In 1972 two new titles were completed and released by repositories participating in the commission's microfilm publication program: the Pierre Menard collection by the Illinois State Historical Society and the John Pendleton Kennedy papers by the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Maryland Historical Society.
Robert Gallman of the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina has been chosen as the new representative of the American Economic Association on the National Archives Advisory Council. He succeeds Harold F. Williamson of the Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation.
The president signed new legislation directly affecting the grant program of the National Historical Publications Commission. P.L. 92-546 raises the grant appropriation authorization ceiling from $500,000 to $2,000,000 per year, extends the life of the grant program through 1977, and enlarges the commission membership by two with representatives of the Organization of American Historians. An authorization law permits a request for funds; an appropriation bill provides funds permitted by the authorization law.
At its May 16, 1972, meeting the commission welcomed a new member, Philip A. Crowl, professor of American history at the University of Nebraska. The commission gave continuing support to ten documentary publication enterprises. Five projects supported by a Ford Foundation grant are the Adams papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Benjamin Franklin papers at Yale University, the Alexander Hamilton papers at the Columbia University Press, the Thomas Jefferson papers at Princeton University, and the James Madison papers at the University of Virginia. Five remaining projects are financed from appropriated funds: the John C. Calhoun papers at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, the Jefferson Davis papers at Rice University, the Ulysses S. Grant papers at the Ulysses S. Grant Association, the James K. Polk correspondence at Vanderbilt University, and the Booker T. Washington papers at the University of Maryland.
At its September 26, 1972, meeting, the commission gave support to nine continuing projects. Microfilm projects include the Willard Straight papers at Cornell University and the territorial records of New Mexico at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives. Letterpress projects are the Daniel Webster diplomatic papers at Dartmouth College, the papers of the
On September 15, 1972, a portrait of Milton S. Eisenhower by J. Anthony Wills was unveiled and presented to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library by former Senator Harry Darby and Mrs. Darby of Kansas City, Kansas. Milton S. Eisenhower, his daughter Ruth Snider, Milton S. Eisenhower, Jr., Roy Wilkenson, and Wendell E. Dunn were present at the ceremony.
John Porter Bloom, editor of The Territorial Papers of the United States and senior specialist for western history at the National Archives, has been elected vicepresident of the Western History Association. John E. Wickman, director of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, was elected to the association's council. Wickman was also elected president of the Oral History Association. Daniel J. Reed, assistant archivist for presidential libraries, was elected secretary of the American Association for State and Local History.
PUBLICATIONS OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND
The National Archives and Records Service continuously publishes items of interest to the historian, genealogist, and general reader. Previous publications are listed in the leaflet Select List of Publications of the National Archives and Records Service. Unless otherwise indicated, the new publications described below are available from the Publications Sales Branch (NATS), National Archives (GSA), Washington, DC 20408.
well as various unpublished transcripts. The hearings are arranged by Congress and thereunder alphabetically by committee. Information given includes titles of the hearings, dates, number of pages, and whether printed or transcript. A similar list is in preparation for hearings in the records of the House of Representatives.
Hearings in the Records of the U.S. Senate and Joint Committees of Congress, Special List no. 32, is a list of congressional hearings that have been found in the committee records of the Senate and Joint Committees of Congress, 1865-1944. Although hearings are among the most useful and most frequently requested records of congressional activity, they were not distributed systematically until 1938 and are often difficult to locate. The hearings in the National Archives are not a complete record set, inasmuch as many nineteenthcentury Senate committee records have not been preserved in their original series. Many rare printed hearings are listed as
Select Audiovisual Records: Pictures of the Civil War, prepared by Sandra Nickles and Joe D. Thomas, is a revision of Select Picture List Number One: The Civil War. The photographs listed are from the records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, War Department General and Special Staffs, Office of the Quartermaster General, Office of the Chief of Engineers, Mathew B. Brady collection, and private collections in the records of the War Department. The pictures have been arranged under four headings: activities, places, portraits, and Lincoln's assassination. Photographs of artworks have also been listed, and names of photographers or artists have been given when available. An index to photographers follows the list.
Milstead prepared the records for microfilming, and Coffee wrote the introduction.
Regional Branches of the National Archives, General Information Leaflet no. 22 (revised), provides information on the location and area served by the regional branches and also on the general nature of the records in their custody.
Internal Revenue Assessment Lists for Iowa, 1862-66 (M766) and Internal Revenue Assessment Lists for Kansas, 1862-66 (M767) are now available. These lists were compiled by district assessors who billed and collected periodic taxes on manufactures, income, and personal property. They are of particular value to persons interested in local or business history and to genealogists.
Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1870 (M869) reproduces fourteen series of records of that office: letters sent, June 1865-January 1870; endorsements sent, January 1865-June 1870; registers of letters received, June 1865-October 1870; letters received, May 1865-February 1870; records relating to restoration of property, 1865-68; reports, 1865-68; orders and circulars, June 1865-July 1870; records relating to the issuance of rations, 1863-69; records relating to contracts, February 1866September 1868; records relating to legal actions, 1865-68; quartermaster records, 1865-68; personnel records, 1865-68; records relating to transportation, 1865-68; and other records such as receipts, bills of lading, property titles, and certificates of marriage of freedmen, 1865-67.
Also available is the Alaska File of the Special Agents Division, Department of the Treasury, 1867-1903 (M802). This file consists primarily of reports and correspondence of treasury special agents assigned to customs duty in Alaska. It also includes correspondence between the secretary of the treasury and the secretary of state and foreign diplomatic officials, correspondence between treasury and customs officials stationed in Alaska, correspondence with commercial firms, and correspondence with educators operating schools in Alaska and church officials there. A copy of the protocol of transfer of Russian property in Alaska to the United States is also included.
Federal Non-Population Census Schedules, Ohio, 1850-1880 in the Custody of the State Library of Ohio (11159) contains detailed statistics on agriculture, industry, and social matters. The State Library of Ohio loaned the census schedules to the National Archives for microfilming.
Indexes to Records of the War College Division and Related General Staff Offices, 1903-1919 (M912) consists of the subject, name, foreign biography, and geographic indexes to several important series of records of the War Plans Division and its predecessors, the Army War College, the Second and Third Divisions of the General Staff, the Second Section of the General Staff, and the War College Division. The four indexes reproduced in this publication are part of the records of the War Department General and Special Staffs, Record Group 165. Edwin R. Coffee and Mabel P.
Extranjeros (Foreigners in Puerto Rico, ca. 1816-45) (11170) reproduces the case files of about three thousand immigrants and their families who settled in Puerto Rico during that period. These materials, written in Spanish, are arranged alphabetically by name.
The Naval Academy Illustrated History of the United States Navy. By E. B. Potter. (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1971. 300 pp. Photographs and list of sources, maps, diagrams, and index. $15.00.) Professor Potter's classic military history, Sea Power, written in collaboration with Admiral Chester Nimitz, has served for years as a standard text for American naval history. To this survey he has now added a pictorial history to “provide adequate aids to enable the reader to visualize battles and campaigns.” The illustrations-chosen, Potter says, for “accuracy over art"-fall into two major groups demarcated by the invention of the camera. Most of the prints, engravings, and paintings are taken from the Naval Historical Division's collection. The photographs, except for the most recent, still in the custody of the navy, are from the general photographic files of the Navy Department currently maintained in the Audiovisual Archives Division of the National Archives.
CHARLES A. THOMAS Audiovisual Archives Division
case from the foundation of Dartmouth College. The present significance of the case, he concludes, lies in the continuing concern for individual rights in the American constitutional system. The author used the docket and minutes of the Supreme Court of the United States in the National Archives and records of three related federal circuit court cases in the federal records center at Waltham, Massachusetts, and at the United States district court at Concord, New Hampshire.
MARION JOHNSON Legislative, Judicial, and Fiscal Branch
Hostiles and Horse Soldiers: Indian Battles and Campaigns in the West. By Lonnie J. White with contributions by Jerry Keenan, Stanley R. Davison, James T. King, and Joe A. Stout, Jr. (Boulder, Colo.: Pruett Publishing Company, 1972, 231 pp. Illustrations, maps, and index. $8.95.) This collection of articles attempts to present objective accounts and analyses of several of the better-known confrontations between Indians and whites in the TransMississippi West between 1864 and 1886. The first five chapters of the book, originally published in the Journal of the West, focus on conflicts with the Southern Plains tribes during and following the Civil War. The remaining chapters are concerned with the Wagon Box Fight in 1867, the Sioux campaign of 1876, the Bannock-Paiute War of 1878, and the Geronimo campaign of 1886.
The authors of most of the articles consulted the records of U.S. Army Continental
Private Interest and Public Gain: The Dartmouth College Case, 1819. By Francis N. Stites. (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1972. 172 pp. Notes and index. $9.50.) Acknowledging the abundance of material relating to the landmark constitutional case Dartmouth College v. Woodward, Stites points out that no one source gives a comprehensive account of all aspects of the case. He meets the need for such a source by tracing the history of the