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About the Project

The C&O Canal Archives 1.0 is a pilot project funded by a Delaplaine Foundation grant to digitize a portion of collections held by the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA). The goal is to eventually digitize all NARA collections related to the C&O Canal Company and its predecessor The Potomac Company.

Limitations of Archival Content

The C&O Canal Archive Project collects electronic records in a variety of formats from a variety of sources. Some of the archival content may not be fully accessible. Where this project provides digital copies of records, we also provide archival catalog descriptions and metadata of those records. If you require additional information about the records, please contact us.

Accessibility

If the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact us at the address above.

To allow us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please let us know:

  1. Nature of your accessibility issue.
  2. Preferred format in which to receive the material.
  3. Web address (URL) of the material with which you are having difficulty.
  4. Your contact information.

Section 508 is a Federal law that requires agencies to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to electronic information and data comparable to those who do not have disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. The Section 508 standards are the technical requirements and criteria that are used to measure conformance within this law. More information on Section 508 and the technical standards can be found on the following sites:

  • Section508.gov provides Federal employees and the public with access to resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508, including Section 508 tools, resources, standards, and news.
  • The U.S. Access Board's Section 508 Homepage provides information on Section 508 law, frequently asked questions, and standards.

Web Accessibility

Text Size

If you find the text on this site too small or too big, you can change it using your browser menu. The default size of most browsers is "medium" or "normal". The text on our pages can be made larger by doing the following on each of our supported browsers:

Internet Explorer v7.0 and v8.0

  1. Select the Page menu
  2. Select Text Size
  3. Select your choice of LargestLargerMediumSmallerSmallest text sizes

Firefox v3.5.x and v3.6.x

  1. Select the View menu
  2. Select Zoom
  3. Select the Text Size Only option
  4. Select the View menu again
  5. Select Zoom In or Zoom Out to get the desired text size or, alternatively, select and hold the ‘Ctrl’ button on your keyboard along with ‘ + ’ to increase the text size or ‘ - ’ to decrease the text size. ‘Ctrl’ and ‘0’ returns the text to the default size.

Chrome v5

Chrome v5 does not provide a means to change only text size. The entire page can be made larger by doing the following:

  1. Select the Document icon on your browser
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Contact Us

If you are a person with a disability and have trouble using our website — or if you experience difficulty using any of our services, products, or facilities — please tell us about the problem. You may:

  • Send us an e-mail message: josh@passelhc.com
  • Call us at: 540-968-6447