The points of view of all participants, including foreign governments and other allies, are represented.
The purpose of this guide is to introduce the researcher to the kinds of resources—reference books, manuscripts, newspapers, broadsides, pamphlets, maps, prints, and current historical journals—available at the Library, and to outline the ways in which these materials can be identified and used.
Search the card and online catalogs under United States-History-Revolution-Registers, lists, etc. Please see also A Guide to Military History Guides.
A list of call number ranges being stored offsite can be found here.
Photographic reproductions of most materials may be ordered through the Department of Rights and Reproductions.
For more information about this service, please ask at the Library's main reference desk or call (212) 485-9282.
These are indicated in this guide with the words "Reading Room Reference." For all other books, please fill out call slips and submit them at the main reference desk. History Military Personnel: Muster Rolls, Registers & Indexes These lists identify personnel and also provide insight into the structure and economics of the military for this time period.
The following sources, about United States and New York City history, contain a significant amount of information about the Colonial and Revolutionary War periods and are recommended for those just beginning their research. In addition to the sources listed here, the library also holds lists of military personnel for each of the colonies.