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Public Safety: Primary Documents

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Security, Fire, and Emergency Management:

  • Fire Safety Checklist for Older Adults
    • Older people are at special risk for death and injury from fires. To protect yourself and those you care about, follow the tips in this booklet.
  • New York State Elected Officials Guide to Emergency Management
    • This guide is designed to provide elected officials with a high-level overview of emergency management in New York State. More detailed information can be found at the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) website at www.dhses.ny.gov, or by calling the DHSES at 518-242-5000.
  •  Emergency Information Handbook
    • An emergency, be it a natural disaster such as a flood or winter storm, a power outage or a terrorist act can occur quickly and without warning. Although we cannot prevent emergencies, there are some simple things that we can do now as individuals, families and organizations to be better prepared. Source: New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Military Service:

  • Military order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the District of Columbia. War Papers “The First Day of the Battle of Gettysburg"
    • War papers (Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. District of Columbia Commandery). Published/Created, Washington, 1887-19  by Brevet Major E. P. Halstead U.S. Volunteers. Read at the stated meeting March 2, 1887
  • Military Records Fall 2002, Vol. 34, No. 3. An Overview of Records at the National Archives Relating to Military Service by Trevor K. Plante.
    • This article appeared in the Fall 2002 issue of Prologue Magazine. Source: National Archives
  • Research in Military Records
    • The National Archives holds Federal military service records from the Revolutionary War to 1912 in the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C.

Public Safety & Law Enforcement:

Criminal Justice & Investigative Services:

Pointing Their Pens draws from the comprehensive collections of cartoon art acquired by the Library of Congress since the early 1900s, which include generous donations by cartoonists and their heirs. The exhibition is anchored by selections from the Herbert L. Block Collection of more than 14,000 drawings, donated to the Library by the Herb Block Foundation in 2002.