Includes: Messages and papers of the Presidents, Public papers of the President, Economic Report of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Code of Federal Regulations, and other documents relating to the US Presidency
Online resource that has consolidated, coded and organized the Messages and Papers of the Presidents (Washington-Taft), Public Papers of the Presidents (Hoover-Bush) and the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (Clinton-Obama), as well as other documents relating to the presidency and presidential elections (such as national party platforms)
US Government Printing Office online access to government information. Collects and archives publications from all three branches of government. Many are available back to the 1990s with older content increasingly being added.
A gateway to the websites of the Presidential Libraries, which are the repositories of the papers, records and historical materials of the US Presidents from Hoover onwards. Often they also include collections of Presidential artifacts, and their websites provide access to some digitised materials.
Digital versions of the published papers of several major figures of the Early Republic including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.
Other sources of presidential papers
Publication projects exist to compile and publish the papers of many US presidents. The VHL's holdings can be found by searching for the name of the president and 'papers' in SOLO.
The VHL also holds some papers on microfilm: Adams Family, James Buchanan.
Selected transcripts and MP3 audio clips of recorded meetings or telephone conversations of six US Presidents: Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon. Transcripts are regularly added to the site.
Official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other Presidential documents. 1936- online via govinfo 1936- online via HeinOnline
1979-1991 and 1936-1948 on microfilm in VHL
1949-1977 in print in VHL
The official collection of reports and documents of Congress. Reports are the official communications of the House and Senate Committees to the full House and Senate, and are usually linked to legislation. Documents include a variety of publications less closely linked to legislation such as reports from the Executive Branch and other agencies, Congress's rules of operation, ceremonial reports and other material from outside the Federal Government which is of use to Congress. For more information see this blog post 1817-1994 online
19th C volumes (to 1886) also in print VHL Stack Congressional Documents 1975- also online via govinfo Congressional Reports 1995- also online via govinfo
Other Executive branch publications
The VHL has various publications from federal departments and agencies; search SOLO.
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