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United States History-Microform Collection
17th and 18th Century


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The Adams Papers
Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1956. 608 reels; 35 mm.
Includes correspondence, diaries, and miscellaneous papers of John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Charles Francis Adams, and other members of the Adams family. Originals housed at the Massachusetts Historical Society. For contents consult Microfilms of the Adams Papers.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 16763; GUIDE, Social Sciences Resource Center, Z8015.6 .M37 1954 pts. 1-4

American Culture Series, 1493-1806. Series 1.

Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1941. 26 reels, 35 mm.
Contents: Includes 250 titles selected by a committee of the American Studies Association, arranged in chronological order. Includes early travel narratives, accounts of Indians and Indian captivities, writings by Increase and Cotton Mather, pamphlets on witchcraft, colonial government, sermons and religious tracts, political and literary writings to 1800. (Series II, comprising an additional 5600 titles, is held by the Center for Research Libraries.). For detailed contents consult American culture, 1493-1806(Z1215.X3) located in the Microtext Collection.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM 917 2.

American Periodical Series: 18th Century.
Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, [1942?]. 33 reels.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM 051: 4.
Online version available at American Periodicals Series Online, 1740-1900.

Calendar of the East Florida Papers, 1784-1821.
Gainesville, FL: The Library, c1984. 11 microfilm reels; 4 in., 35 mm.
Contents: Contains approximately 56,000 catalog cards arranged in broad subject areas caledaring the The East Florida Papers, which contains the archives of the Second Spanish Administration of East Florida (1784 - 1821).
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 7597

Calendar of the Papeles de Cuba, 1781-1821
Gainesville, Fla.: The Libary, c1984. 12 microfilm reels; 4 in., 35 mm.
A chronological catalog of 60,000 cards calendaring photocopies (owned by the University of Florida, Gainesville) of the Papeles de Cuba section of the Archivo General de Indies.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 7598

Diary of George Martin, 1779-1800, edited by Walter E. Minchinton. (British records relating to America in microform)
Wakefield, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1964. 1 reel; 35 mm.
Contents: Concerns land confiscation at the Revolution. From St. Mary's, Whitehaven.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 2148

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The Diary of John Bragg, 1771-1794: In the Whitehaven Public Library and Museum, Cumberland. (British records relating to America in microform).
Wakefield, Eng.: EP Microform, 1978. 1 reel; 35 mm.
Contents: Bragg was a Quaker shoemaker of Whitehaven and had American connections. His diary includes references to the War of Independence.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 2278

Early State Records (Records of the States of the United States of America: A Microfilm Compilation).
Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1949-1951
Contents: Includes legislative records, statutory law, constitutional, administrative, executive, court, and local records, records of American Indian nations, newspapers, rudimentary states and courts, and miscellany.
For detailed contents consult A Guide to the Microfilm Collection of Early State Records (Z1223.5.A1 U47), located in SSRC and Media Microtext.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 363

Elbridge Gerry Papers
Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1988. 7 microfilm reels; 4 in., 35 mm.
Contents: The bulk of this microfilm consists of the various Gerry Collections held by the Massachusetts Historical Society. Also included are the papers of Thomas R. Gerry, navigation books by Samuel Russell, and the papers of Samuel Russell Gerry.
For contents consult: Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Elbridge Gerry Papers, 1744-1895 (E302.6.G37.A35 1988), located in Media Microtext.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 10247

The Fawcett and Lister Papers, 1733-1755: In the Archives Dept. of the Halifax Central Library (British records relating to America in microform)
Wakefield, Eng.: EP Microform, 1978. 2 reels; 35 mm.
Contents: Business and family papers relating to Virginia and North Carolina.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 2280

George Washington Papers (1741-1799)
Library of Congress George Washington Papers. Includes correspondence, letterbooks, commonplace books, diaries, journals, financial account books, military records, reports, and notes. Also available online.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext (N.S. 2); INDEX Media Microtext (Z8950 .U64) and Social Sciences Resource Center (E312.7 1964 INDEX)

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The Hancock Family Papers.
Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1977. 2 reels; 35 mm.
Contents: The main body of this collection consists of the Massachusetts Historical Society's collection of John Hancock papers. It was extensively supplemented by letters drawn from other Society manuscripts and includes correspondence by Dorothy, Ebenezer, Lydia, Mary, and Thomas Hancock. The collection of Hancock Family letters provides insight into one of America's best-known Revolutionary-era families as they, with others, struggled to build a new nation.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 2317


The Hartley Russell Papers, 1761-1788. (British records relating to America in microform)
Wakefield, Eng.: EP Microform, 1978. 1 reel; 35 mm.
Contents: Papers of David Hartley, MP, 1732-1813, relating to attempts to reconcile Britain and America.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 2279

Henry Knox Papers
Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1960. 55 reels; 35 mm
Correspondence with family members, government officials, land speculators, and friends; bills; receipts; ledgers; maps; military records; and papers of Knox's wife and her family. Originals owned by the New England Historic Genealogical Society and housed at the Massachusetts Historical Society. For contents consult Index to the Henry Knox papers.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 16723; GUIDE E207 .K74 A4 1960

Horatio Gates Papers, 1726-1828.
Sanford, N. C.: Microfilming Corporation of America, 1978. 20 reels; 35 mm.
Contents: Contains correspondence and military records of the 18th century, documenting life during the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the early years of the Republic.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 1866

Iroquois Indians: A Documentary History of the Diplomacy of the Six Nations and their League. Francis Jennings, editor, William N. Fenton, joint editor.
Woodbridge, CT; Reading, England: Published for the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at Newberry Library by Research Publications, 1984. 50 microform reels; 4 in., 35 mm.
Contents: The documents [ca. 9,000] span a period from the earliest surviving 16th century texts through the year 1842. Compiled by a project at the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library.
For contents consult user's guide, Iroquois Indians: A Documentary History, Guide to the Microfilm Collection (Z1210.I7I76 1985), located in Current Peridocials/Microtext.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 3828

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James Madison Papers (1674-1859)
The Library of Congress James Madison Papers. Includes correspondence, personal notes, drafts, an autobiography, and legal and financial documents related to his work in the Virginia House of Delegates, the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, the House of Representatives, as secretary of state, his two terms as president, and his retirement. Also available online.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 167)

The James Pattison Papers, 1777-1781: From the Royal Library [of the] Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich, London. (British records relating to America in microform)
Wakefield, Eng.: EP Microform, 1978. 1 reel; 35 mm.
Contents: James Pattison was Commander of the Royal Artillery in North America and his papers contain the official records of his service in America at the time of the American Revolution. They therefore comprise valuable manuscript sources for historians, and particularly military historians, of the Revolutionary period. Pattison's letters and records, some containing information available nowhere else, contain details of military operations, the strength and disposition of troops, promotions, discipline, and a wealth of information and insight into the situation in New York during the war. CHECK AGAINST SCRIPT IN INTRO
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 2296.

The Lee Family Papers, 1742-1795. Paul P. Hoffman, editor; John L. Molyneaux, assistant editor.
Charlottesville: University of Virginia Library, 1966. 8 microfilm reels: ill.; 35 mm. 1 guide (51 p. ; 23 cm.)
Contents: Consists chiefly of the personal papers of Henry Lee (1782-1867), a prosperous India merchant, free trade economist, and publicist. There are also the papers of his wife, Mary Jackson Lee, and other members of her family. Material covers matters ranging from the military, politics, and historic preservation, to Lee family genealogical materials. Of special interest is the considerable information on mercantile business practices in the world during the century 1760-1860, specifically on the Chinese, Indian, European, South American, and West Indian trades.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 171

Louisa Catherine Adams
Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1956. 17 reels; 35 mm.
“ Louisa Catherine Adams, Miscellany” section of the Adams Papers (reels 264-280). Originals housed at the Massachusetts Historical Society. For contents consult Microfilms of the Adams Papers.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 16763; GUIDE, Social Sciences Resource Center, Z8015.6 .M37 1954 pts. 1-4

Mather Papers
Boston, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1981. 23 reels; 35 mm.
A collection of letters written by and to various members of the Mather family, collected by Thomas Paine. Part 1 is the Cotton Mather papers, Part 2 the Increase Mather papers. Originals owned by the Massachusetts Historical Society and the American Antiquarian Society. For contents consult Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Cotton Mather Papers and Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Increase Mather Papers.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 16724; GUIDE F67 .M43 M38 1868 PTS. 1 & 2

Mercy Otis Warren Papers, 1709-1814 Posted
Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society,1968. 2 reels; 35mm
The papers include correspondence, poetry, and writings of Mercy Otis Warren, historian, poet, and dramatist.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 7648

Miscellaneous Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-89
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Contents: Reporoduces miscellaneous papers of the Contintental Congress that are not a part of the numbered item series of volumes comprising the main body of records reproduced as Papers of the Continental Congress. They are dated 1774-1789 for the most part, although one letter is dated 1773 and a few papers are dated after 1789. The documents consist chiefly of loose papers and a few volumes relating to such subjects as foreign, naval, and fiscal affairs, papers relating to specific States, and papers kept by the Office of the Secretary of Congress. Among them are originals and copies of despatches and letters (including some letters from Louis XVI), reports of the Marine Committee, the Marine Committee Letter Book, bonds, receipts, deeds of cession of Western Lands, credentials of Delegates to the Continental Congress, and broadsides issued by the Congress.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 419; GUIDE J10 .A53 1962

The Negro in the military service of the United States, 1639-1886.
Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1963. 5 microfilm reels; 35 mm.
A compilation of official records, state papers, historical extracts, etc. relating to his military status and service, from the date of his introduction into the British North American colonies. Prepared under the direction of Brigadier Gen. Richard C. Drum by Elon A. Woodward, chief of the Colored Troops Div., Adjutant General's Office. 1888.
Contents: reel 1. vols. 1&2, 1639-1862 -- reel 2. vol. 3, pts. 1&2, 1863 -- reel 3. vols. 4-5, 1864 -- reel 4. vol. 6, 1865-1877 -- reel 5. vol. 7, Treatment and exchange of prisoners of war, 1862-1865. Regular army, 1866-1886.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 451

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The Papers of Aaron Burr, 1756-1836.
Glen Rock, N.J.: Published for the New York Historical Society by Microfilming Corp. of America, 1978.
Contents: Correspondence, books, journals, and legal papers portraying Burr's early years in the military, as a New York lawyer, his major role in the formation of the Jeffersonian party, and his subsequent rise to the position of Vice President of the United States. The collection also depicts his fall from power and provides insight into the duel with Alexander Hamilton, which destroyed his promising career. With over 45,000 pages of information, this collection is a valuable source for the study of New York state and local history, territorial expansion in the new republic, and women's history. Burr's journals for the years 1808-1812 offer a fascinating record of intellectual and social life in Great Britain and Europe during the Napoleonic era. For detailed contents consult The Guide and Index to the Microfilm Edition of The Papers of Aaron Burr, 1756-1836 (Z6616.B916.G8), located in Media Microtext.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 1848

The Papers of Albert Gallatin
Wilmington, Scholarly Resources, Inc. 1969. 46 reels.
Contents: Gallatin's papers reflect his wide range of interests and are revealing sources on the early treasury; national fiscal policy; currency, banking, and commerce; American diplomacy through the late 1820s; and, thanks to his own studies, the growth of ethnological interest in the Indian tribes of North and Central America.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 768

The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, 1708-1903.
Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1982. 34 microfilm reels; 4 in., 35 mm.
First reel includes reel-guide to the collection.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 3105

Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789
Washington: National Archives and Records Service, 1959-. 204 microfilm reels; 35 mm. + 1 guide (55 p. ; 23 cm.).
Contents: The records reproduced in the microfilm publication are from Records of the Continental and Confederation Congresses and the Constitutional Convention record group 360 in the National Archives. Reproduced from original documents issued under the title Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 383; GUIDE J10 .A5 1961.

Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789, Index
, John P. Butler
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, Z1238 .B87


The Papers of General Nathanael Greene: Part I: 1766-July 1780.
Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources Inc., 1988. 4 microfilms: negative; 4 in., 35 mm.
Contents: For detailed contents consult user's guide, The Papers of General Nathanael Greene: Part I: 1766-July 1780 (E207.G74 1989), located in Media Microtext.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 8075

Papers of Mercy O. Warren, Author and Patriot

Correspondence with James, Winslow, George, Henry, and chalres Warren, Samuel Otis, Benjamin Lincoln, Eldbridge Gerry, James Freeman,
Abigail and John Adams, Martha Washington, and Catherine Macaulay. Among the topics covered are Warren's opinions on the political climate before, during, and after the Revolution; brewing hostilities with England; news of the Revolution, especially to her son Winslow while he was abroad; the formation of a new government; state politics, in particular her husband's career; and her political satires, dramas, and other writings. Also included in the collection are Winslow Warren's letters home and journals kept while in France (1781-83) and Portugal (1784-85), fragments of her dramatic writings, and copies of her poems.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 7648

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The Papers of William Penn.
Philadelphia, PA: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1975. 14 reels; 35 mm.
For contents consult the Guide to the Microfilm of the Papers of William Penn (F152.2.P3057), located in Media Microtext.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 2038

The Parker Family Papers, 1760-1795. (British records relating to America in microform)
Wakefield, Eng.: Micro Methods, 1964. 4 reels; 35 mm.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 2300

Pre-Revolutionary Diaries, 1635-1774
Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1988. 13 reels; 35 mm
276 diaries written by 112 people, filmed from the collection at the Massachusetts Historical Society. For contents consult Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Pre-Revolutionary Diaries.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 16720; GUIDE E187 .M53 1988

Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution Through the Civil War, general editor, Kenneth M. Stampp; guide compiled by Martin Schipper.
Bethesda, MD: University Publications of America, c1994.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 4062; GUIDE F213 .S35 GUIDE v.1-13

Revere Family Papers, 1746-1964
Boston : Massachusetts Historical Society, 1979. 15 reels; 35 mm.
Consists of four archival boxes of loose manuscripts (rolls 1-3), several supplemental collections of family papers (roll 4), and 57 bound volumes of business records (rolls 5-15). Includes personal papers of Paul Revere (1735-1818), Joseph Warren Revere (1777-1868), John Revere (1787-1847), Edward Hutchinson Robbins Revere (1827-1862), Paul Joseph Revere (1823-1863), as well as other descendents and family. For contents consult Catalog Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Revere Family Papers.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S 16725; GUIDE CS71 .R443 M5 1979

Robert R. Livingston Papers, 1658-1888
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Sanford, N.C.: Microfilming Corp. of America, 1980. 57 microfilm reels; 35 mm.
For contents consult the guide (CD3029.5.L5E75) located in the Microtext Division and Reference Department.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 3044

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The Saumarez Papers: Material Relating to South Carolina Deriving from the Middleton Family in the Ipswich and East Suffolk Record Office. (British records relating to America in microform)
Wakefield, Eng.: EP Microform, 1974. 1 reel; 35 mm.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 2299

Sermons, 1689-1695, Salem, Mass. During Witchcraft Trials
S.l.: New England Archives Center, 1987? 1 microfilm reel; 4 in., 35 mm.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 7737

Sir Jeffery, 1st Baron Amherst: Official Papers, 1740-1783.
London: World Microfilms Publications Ltd., c1979. 202 microfilm reels; 4 in., 35 mm.
The documents in this collection from Class List W.O. 34 War Office Records are located at the Public Record Office, London. For contents consult user's guide: Sir Jeffery, 1st Baron Amherst: Official Papers and Correspondence, 1740-83 (DA67.1.A5S57 1979), located in Current Periodicals/Microtext.
*Purchased as a cooperative acquisition by Stanford and the University of California. University of California users please consult your interlibrary loan department for access.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 3875

Thomas Jefferson papers (1743-1826)
The complete Thomas Jefferson Papers from the Library of Congress. Includes correspondence, commonplace books, financial account books, and manuscript volumes. Also available online.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 2075)

The Timothy Pickering Papers.
Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1966. 69 microfilm reels 35mm. 1 guide (46 p., 23 cm.).
Contents: After serving as a soldier in the Revolutionary Army, Timothy Pickering soon became one of the U.S.'s first Postmasters General. He is credited with organizing and increasing the efficiency of the U.S. Postal Service. He also served as Secretary of War, and then Secretary of State for several years. In addition to Pickering's personal correspondence from and to various close family members, the collection also contains his business and legal papers. Of special interest are tracts and newspaper articles promoting his views on various government officials (including the President), as well as the most hotly debated issues of the day.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 12535; GUIDE E302.6 .P5 P52

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United States Direct Tax of 1798: Tax Lists for the State of Pennsylvania.
Washington: National Archives, National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1962. 24 microfilm reels; 4 in., 35 mm.
The records reproduced in this microcopy are a part of the Department of the Treasury records in the National Archives designated as Record Group 58, Records of the Internal Revenue Service.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 4098

The Vassall Letter Books, 1769-1800. (British records relating to America in microform.)
Wakefield, Eng.: EP Microform, 1963. 1 reel; 35 mm.
Contents: Covering the period 1769-1800, these letterbooks contain the correspondence of a Jamaican sugar planter (family name variously spelt 'Vassal' or 'Vassall'), who was resident in Boston, Massachusetts, much of whose property was confiscated and sold during the American War of Independence.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 2355

Warren-Adams Papers, 1767-1822
Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1978. 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm
Includes correspondence published in volumes 72 and 73 of the Massachusetts Historical Society's collections, chiefly correspondence among John Adams, Samuel Adams, and James Warren. For contents consult Catalog Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Warren-Adams Papers.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S 16722; GUIDE E203 .M37 1978

William Pepperrell Papers.
Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1968. 3 v. on 2 reels; 35 mm.
Contents: This collection consists of three volumes of original letters relating principally to the Louisbourg Expedition of 1745-1746. Representative of the contents are letters to or from Robert Auchmuty, Charles Chancy, Thomas Cushing, Samuel Waldo, and other important figures of the day.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 14041

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