Dear Ms. Agresto,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Lighthouse Plans and Maps, 1793-1939 in the Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26) that contains 43 files related to Paul or P.J. Pelz. These records have been digitized and may be viewed online using the Catalog. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Cartographic (RDSC) at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have about these records.
Next, we identified the series National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program Records in the Records of the National Park Service (Record Group 79) that contains 52 files related to Pelz. These records have been digitized and are available online via the Catalog. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records (RDE) at email@example.com for assistance with these records.
Plus, we located 7 series related to the Civil Service Commission in the Records of the Office of the Secretary of War (Record Group 107) that might be of interest to you. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to and information about these and similar records.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDSC, RDE, and RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
Finally, the SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context) Cooperative has information about multiple archival resources related to Pelz that may be relevant to your topic.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I appreciate your thorough work so much and your late evening work too! Can't wait to get into this and the the other links you provided in my other query!!