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NARA's Northeast Region, Pittsfield, MA, MA

National Archives and Records Administration

Overview

National Records on Microfilm

NARA's microfilm publications reproduce basic documentation of nation-wide records for the study of history, economics, public administration, political, genealogy, and other subjects.

Subjects include:

  • The American State Papers, 1789 - 1838
  • The Continental Congress
  • Records relating to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars

New England Records on Microfilm

Some topics of New England in our microfilm publications collection are listed below.

  • Chinese Immigration
  • Court Records
  • Maritime
  • Military Posts in New England
  • Post Office Records
  • Selective Service System

Chinese Immigration

  • Alphabetical Index to Canadian Border Entries Through Small Ports in VT, 1895-1924
  • Manifests of Passengers Arriving in the St. Albans, VT, District Through Canadian Pacific Ports, 1929-1949
  • Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries Through the St. Albans, VT District, 1895-1924 )
  • Soundex Index to Entries into the St. Albans, VT, District Through Canadian Pacific and Atlantic Ports, 1924-1952

Court Records

  • Appellate Case File #2161, US vs. the Amistad
  • Records Relating to the Various Cases Involving the Spanish Schooner Amistad
  • Revolutionary War Prize Cases Appellate Case Files of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1792-1831

Maritime

  • Appointments of Customs Officials (and others)
  • Lighthouses

Appointments of Customs Officials (and others)

  • Letters of Application and Recommendation During the Administration of John Adams, 1797-1801
  • Letters of Application and Recommendation During the Administration of Thomas Jefferson, 1801-1809
  • Letters of Application and Recommendation During the Administration of James Madison, 1809-1817
  • Letters of Application and Recommendation During the Administration of James Monroe, 1817-1825
  • Letters of Application and Recommendation During the Administration of John Quincy Adams, 1825-1829
  • Letters of Application and Recommendation During the Administration of Andrew Jackson, 1829-1837
  • Letters of Application and Recommendation During the Administrations of Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, and John Tyler, 1837-1845
  • Letters of Application and Recommendation During the Administrations of James Polk, Zachary Taylor, and Millard Fillmore, 1845-1853
  • Letters of Application and Recommendation During the Administrations of Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan, 1853-1861

Lighthouses

  • Lighthouse Deeds and Contracts, 1790-1853 a
  • Lighthouse Letters, 1792-1809
  • Registers of Lighthouse Keepers, 1845-1912

Military Posts in New England

  • Correspondence of the War Department Relating to Indian Affairs, Military Pensions, and Fortifications, 1791-1797

Post Office

  • Index and Registers of Substitute Mail Carriers in First- and Second-Class Post Offices, 1885-1903
  • Index to Rosters of Railway Postal Clerks
  • Letters Sent by the Postmaster General, 1789-1836
  • Post Office Department Reports of Site Locations, 1837-1950
  • Record Cards of Letter Carriers Separated from the Postal Service, 1863-1899
  • Records of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-Sept., 1971
  • Records of the Appointment of Postmasters, 1789-1832

Selective Service System

  • World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Recreational Activities:

  • HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE

Address:

NARA┬┐s Northeast Region, Pittsfield, MA
10 Conte Drive
Pittsfield,MA,01201-8230
Phone: 413-236-3600
Email: pittsfield.archives@nara.gov

Directions:

By Car from Eastern Massachusetts

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike west to exit 2, Lee. Bear right after the toll booth onto Route 20 West. Follow Route 20 through Lee and Lenox (where it joins Route 7 North) for about 8.5 miles to Dan Fox Drive. Turn left onto Dan Fox Drive and drive for about 1/4 mile. Turn right onto Conte Drive and follow it through the Rose Technology Park. The facility is at the end of Conte Drive.

By Car from Albany

Take NY I-90 to the Massachusetts Turnpike and follow above directions. Or take Route 20 in Albany east to Pittsfield (West Housatonic Street). At light where Route 20 joins Route 7 South, turn right and go about 2 miles to Dan Fox Drive. Turn right onto Dan Fox Drive and drive for about 1/4 mile. Turn right onto Conte Drive and follow it through the Rose Technology Park. The facility is at the end of Conte Drive.

By car from Southern New York

Take I-87 (the New York Thruway) to the Massachusetts Turnpike to the Lee exit and follow above instructions.

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