From Library Journal
This comprehensive guide describes holdings of the Washington, D.C., area and the regional repositories of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) as of October 1, 1994. Included are records created or received by the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. Each agency or federal entity is represented by a chapter featuring a brief administrative history, a summary description of archival holdings (e.g., textual records, microfilm publications, photos, sound recordings, and machine-readable records), quantity of holdings, and notes on subject terms and available finding aids. More detailed information about microfilm holdings is available in National Archives Microfilm Resources for Research: A Comprehensive Catalog (1996). Last year the Guide to Federal Records was distributed to selecting federal depository libraries and supersedes both the 1974 edition and its 1987 reprint. It is also available on NARA's web site at gopher://clio.nara.gov/11/inform/guide. This attractive three-volume set belongs in the reference collection of any library serving an interest in American history.?Patrick Ragains, Univ. of Nevada, Reno
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