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A site dedicated to using government publications for research and other academic pursuits.

Presidential Resources

Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897

DOC. Y 4.P 93/1:3/volumes 1-10, Floor 4 documents stacks

Public Papers of the Presidents

DOC. AE 2.114:[president], Documents stacks

Contains the public messages, speeches, and statements of the presidents from Hoover through Obama (except FDR).

(The American Presidency Project, from University of California at Santa Barbara, is the only online resource that has consolidated, coded, and organized into a single searchable database selected portions of the above documents.)

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (1965-2009) continues as Compilation of Presidential Documents (2010-present)

DOC. AE 2.109: (1965-2006) Online from 1993-2009, Documents stacks

Papers of the Presidents

Mfilm DOC. LC 4.7:[president], Basement microfilm area (list)

Contains diaries; family, general, and official correspondence; letterbooks; reports from executive departments; speeches; messages to Congress; scrapbooks; and miscellaneous items.

Papers of Washington, Madison, Lincoln, T. Roosevelt have been digitized and available through the Library of Congress. (See below.)


Congressional Publications  Indexes testimony from congressional hearings (1824-).

Tip: Search by witness to locate testimony. To limit results add topic area.

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