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.See the Using the Catalogs section of this guide for more information on Bob Cat.The manuscript department's online catalog records employ the same call phrases as the card catalog.
Manuscripts, Newspapers, Broadsides, Maps & Periodicals Manuscripts The Manuscript Department's holdings generated by, and relating to, the American Revolution are extensive, both in breadth and depth.
Newspapers The New-York Historical Society's collection of Revolutionary War-era newspapers is one of the largest in the nation.
Virtually every newspaper published in the colonies is represented, and many are in near-complete runs.
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.
Other subscription databases include American National Biography, American Periodical Series, Ancestry.com, Grove Art Online, Harper's Weekly, Journal of American History, JSTOR Early Journal Content, New York Online Virtual Library, Oxford English Dictionary, and Pro Quest Historical Newspapers New York Times. This guide covers the years 1775 to 1783, with the inevitable steps forward and backward.