Guide to the Research Collections

- SECTION -- III -- THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
- PART TWO
- 51 -- AMERICAN HISTORY DIVISION
- SPECIAL INDEXES AND FILES

SPECIAL INDEXES AND FILES

It should be noted that all cards in the official catalog of the American History Division are duplicated in the Public Catalog, with the exception of certain cards for periodical articles on the American Indian.

American Historical Maps

This is a card index to historical maps found in the older books in the American History Division (inactive, 1 card drawer). It includes primarily maps of the United States. It does not index historical maps held by the Map Division or other divisions of the library.

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American Indian Design Index

Arranged by author and subject, the index is a working list of books and articles on Indian design found for the most part in the division (inactive, 1 card drawer). It includes materials on the Indians of North, Central, and South America.

Lincoln Quotations Index

The quotations are arranged by subject and catch word (inactive, 1 card drawer).

Military Rosters: Colonial and Foreign Wars, Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, etc.

The coverage in this file is important up to the Civil War period; after that time few entries are found (inactive, limited, 9 card drawers). It includes payrolls, muster rolls, and the like, arranged for each war by name or number of military unit.

Picture (Illustrations) Index

This is the largest and most widely used of the card indexes (inactive, limited, 45 card drawers). The scope of the index is broad, covering both books and periodicals. It includes references to persons, places, events, and objects of American historical interest. Many references to North, Central, and South American Indians are incorporated.

Quotations and Slogans of United States History Interest Index

This is a card index of quotations and slogans primarily of interest for United States history (inactive, limited, 1 card drawer). It is arranged by catchwords and is supplemented by the separate index to Lincoln quotations.