Attention: This site does not support the current version of your web browser. To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version or install another browser

We noticed that you are using Internet Explorer 11. We would like to encourage you to upgrade to a more current browser. Internet Explorer 11 is no longer being updated by Microsoft, and it lacks many important features. Please go here for more information.

United States, Freedmen's Bureau, Records of the Superintendent of Education and of the Division of Education, 1865-1872

Description

Images of the records of the Superintendent of Education and the Education Division of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (often called the Freedmen’s Bureau). The bureau was created in 1865 at the end of the American Civil War to supervise relief efforts including education, health care, food and clothing, refugee camps, legalization of marriages, employment, labor contracts, and securing back pay, bounty payments and pensions. These records include letters and endorsements sent and received, account books, applications for rations, applications for relief, court records, labor contracts, registers of bounty claimants, registers of complaints, registers of contracts, registers of disbursements, registers of freedmen issued rations, registers of patients, reports, rosters of officers and employees, special and general orders and circulars received, special orders and circulars issued, records relating to claims, court trials, property restoration, and homesteads. This collection corresponds with the following NARA microfilm publications: Alabama, M810; Arkansas, M980; District of Columbia, M1056; Georgia, M799; Louisiana, M1026; North Carolina, M844; Tennessee, M1000; Texas, M822; Virginia, M1053; and Records of the Education Division, M803.

Learn more »

View Images in this Collection

Browse through 163060 images

Citing this Collection

"United States, Freedmen's Bureau, Records of the Superintendent of Education and of the Division of Education, 1865-1872." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 1 August 2016. Citing multiple NARA microfilm publications. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969-1978.

x

Select a language