The retrospective collection contains documents declassified before 1975. Of the currently issued series, CRL holds fiche for documents declassified from 1975 to 1982.
Government Records and Archives--U.S.
CRL’s collection of U.S. government records is extensive, including thousands of microform sets issued by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Collections include not only widely used census and immigration data, but also records of presidents, judiciaries, departments, bureaus, and independent agencies that chronicle the breadth of varied activity of the U.S. government since the Continental Congresses.
Most sets are included in CRL's catalog with an indication of NARA's microfilm publication number as a searchable keyword (example: M1160 for the "Maury Abstract Logs, 1796-1861"). Commercially produced sets are cataloged according to title. Many sets are incomplete: inquire with CRL as to specific holdings for individual sets.
Collecting in this area continues through CRL’s purchase programs, including purchase of large sets through the Purchase Proposal Program as well as Demand Purchase of discrete content for individual patrons. Many sets are
The references below feature many of the strengths of CRL’s holdings. Links point to more detailed descriptions in the CRL catalog, as well as digital versions of the content or digitized finding aids for microfilm where available.
Contains documents declassified before 1975.
Military and National Security
Set contains the official history of the project to develop the atomic bomb, as well as ancillary and supporting documents. The documents reproduced in this set were declassified in 1976.
Set includes reports by various members of the National Security Council, along with related correspondence and holograph notes for the period 1947–77. CRL also holds the supplement to the main set, which contains declassified material for the period 1948–60.
Facsimile reprint of a series of secret documents: Weekly summaries, June 2, 1917–1927; Daily summaries, Jan. 21, 1918–Apr. 30, 1919.
Transcripts of press conferences.
Set contains typescript memos, notes for speeches, agendas, press releases, departmental weekly reports, etc.
Press conferences of Calvin Coolidge.