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This is just a selection of the various indexes and sources available. They make great primary sources for history, political science, etc. papers, anytime you need to find a source dealing with history, as the government has probably had some play in the event.
Public Documents Masterfile 1789 -
An electronic guide to federal, state, local and international public documents, spanning over 200 years of publication, in a single searchable database.
American State Papers 1789-1838
An anthology of selected digitized Congressional and executive documents originating from the period between 1789 and the beginning of the "U.S. Congressional Serial Set" in 1817. Some documents may appear in here and not the Serial Set and vice versa.
US Congressional Serial Set 1817-1994
Digitized reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and executive branch/agency publications. The title says 1980, but it is in progress, be sure to check the upper right hand corner to find out the latest date.
Making of the Modern World 1450-1850
Full-text searching of digital facsimile images of literature on economy and business. Includes some very early publications published for the Federal Government before the Government Printing Office started printing. See the help section of the US Congressional Serial Set for a list of printers.
Congressional Record and predecessors
A Century of Law Making For a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1875. Library of Congress
Documents from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention, Statutes and Documents, Journals of Congress, and Debates of Congress.
Foreign Relations of the United States. (various titles) 1861- . This series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.
Tisch Books Stacks JX 233 .A3. No real index, except one covering 1900-1918. 1870-1930 list of papers in front and index in the back of each volume. 1930’s on some volumes list coverage on the spine and have an index in the back of each volume.
Please NOTE: Supplemental documents were issued on microfiche. Guides will appear with those volumes updated and the microfiche will be in Microforms and Current Periodicals in MRF181.
Online: The Office of the Historian's site has documents from the Truman administration to Reagan. Earlier volumes available and searchable from the University of Wisconsin's Digital Collections
Public papers of the Presidents of the United States. 1929 - . Hoover through Bracka Obama, but not FDR (published separately) Ref J 80 .A28.
The Cumulated Indexes to the Public papers of the Presidents of the United States… Ref J 82
Online at the American Presidency Project and at the University of Michigan
Clinton to Obama (as much as has been released) at GPO's FDSys
Avalon Project at the Yale Law School
A digital library of pre-18th to 20th century documents relevant to the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government, with annotations, indexes, and links to supporting materials.
Economic Report of the President 1947 to the present
From FRASER, the Federal Reserve Archive