1 Reply Latest reply on May 12, 2020 1:51 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking Papers of the Continental Congress

    Frank Bown Newbie

      During the current public health situation, is it still possible to conduct remote research on the Papers of the Continental Congress (PCC)?  I'm specifically trying to view the text of PCC, item 152.

        • Re: Seeking Papers of the Continental Congress
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Brown,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774 - 1789 in the Records of the Continental and Confederation Congresses and the Constitutional Convention (Record Group 360) that includes 109 digitized items and may be viewed using the Catalog. For the access to the non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.


          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 RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          As part of our on-going commitment to preserve our records, the National Archives has entered into partnerships with Ancestry and Fold3 to digitize some of NARA's holdings. The records you seek may be viewed online via Fold3 as the data collection Continental Congress - Papers and may be accessed with a free account.


          This series is indexed by the five volume publication "Index, The Papers of the Continental Congress" by John P. Butler that is available through HathiTrust.


          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!