The National Archives and Records Administration, Northeast Region, New York City, is the repository for official U.S. government historical records for the states of New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The holdings date from the 1680s to the 2000s and cover significant events in our nation's history and contain details on the actions and decisions of government officials and the public in confronting the issue of slavery and the status of blacks in America.
Court and Customs records document the Atlantic Slave Trade, including the international slave trade. Other federal court records include cases related to fugitive slaves, who fled from Maryland (1830s-1850s), and Civil War prize case files that include papers confiscated during the war from blockade runners, including several slave manifests and slave bills of sale.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: 1 Bowling Green, 3rd Floor, New York, 10014
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Chris Gushman
Location Type: Facility