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New 1-Minute Video about ‘Territorial Papers of the United States, 1764-1953’

Posted on 11/26/2019

More than half of America’s states began as territories. “Territorial Papers of the United States” records this official history, collecting Native American negotiations and treaties, correspondence with the government, military records, judicial proceedings, and more. Now these publications are available in a unique digital product, offering new research opportunities for all studying the creation of modern-day America.

Learn more in 60 seconds:


Praise for Territorial Papers of the United States:

“As government information librarians, we not only assist users with current issues, we often delve into historical research. Negotiation of Native American treaties, public land issues, and territorial administration all frame a significant role in the development of the United States. To have digital access in a single interface to the complete, original documents of the Territorial Papers of the State and Interior Departments culled from difficult-to-access locations is a great complement to existing collections and an enormous benefit to researchers. In addition, Readex’s Territorial Papers of the United States is cross-searchable through the Readex AllSearch interface with the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, Early American Imprints and Early American Newspapers.”

— Christopher C. Brown, Professor, Reference Technology Integration Librarian / Government Documents Librarian, University of Denver


“Readex continues their work digitizing historical research with a new project providing scholars access to the Territorial Papers of the United States, a long-needed part of their excellent Archive of Americana.  These important territorial papers cover a wide variety of interdisciplinary topics, including social movements, migration and immigration, Native American and tribal rights, slavery and race relations, international affairs, consumer and family sciences and women’s history to name a few. This collection is a vital resource for any academic library.”

— Aimée C. Quinn, Assistant Professor & Head Government Publications Librarian, Central Washington University

To learn more about bringing this digital collection to your library, please contact Readex.

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