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Congressional Research Resources

U.S. Congressional Documents: Historical

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1875. American Memory. Library of Congress.

"A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation consists of a linked set of published congressional records of the United States of America from the Continental Congress through the 43rd Congress, 1774-1875. It includes the Journals of the Continental Congress (1774-89); the Letters of Delegates to Congress (1774-89); the Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, or Farrand's Records, and the Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution (1787-88), or Elliot's Debates; the Journals of the House of Representatives (1789-1875) and the Senate (1789-1875), including the Senate Executive Journal (1789-1875); the Journal of William Maclay (1789-91), senator from Pennsylvania in the 1st Congress; the debates of Congress as published in the Annals of Congress (1789-1824), the Register of Debates (1824-37), Congressional Globe (1833-73), and Congressional Record (1873-75); the Statutes at Large (1789-1875); the American State Papers (1789-1838); and congressional bills and resolutions for selected sessions beginning with the 6th Congress (1799) in the House of Representatives and the 16th Congress (1819) in the Senate. A select number of documents and reports from the monumental U.S. Congressional Serial Set are available as well."

The searchable CSU Libraries' American State Papers may also be browsed by:

  • Subjects
  • Armed Forces and Conflicts
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Geographic Names
  • Government and Politics
  • Groups of People, Professions, etc.
  • Health
  • Infrastructure, Transportation, etc.
  • International Affairs
  • Legal System
  • Names of Acts
  • Personal Names
  • Publishing and Communication
  • Safety, Accidents and Disasters
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Issues
  • Publication Category
  • Standing-Committee Author
  • Document Class
  • Congress

The searchable CSU Libraries' U.S. Congressional Serial Set may also be browsed by:

  • Subject
    • Armed Forces and Conflicts
    • Discovery and Exploration
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Food and Agriculture
    • Government and Politics
    • Groups of People, Professions, etc.
    • Health
    • Indian Affairs
    • Infrastructure, Transportation, etc.
    • International Affairs
    • Legal System
    • Publishing and Communication
    • Safety, Accidents and Disasters
    • Science and Technology
    • Social Issues
  • A-Z Index
  • Personal Names
  • Act Names
  • Geographic Names
  • Publication Category
  • Standing-Committee
  • Congress

Congressional Research Resources: Call Number Sequences

Congressional print publications from the Government Publications Office are shelved by the Superintendent of Documents call number system rather than by Library of Congress.  Major call number sequences used at Colorado State University Libraries are listed below.

94-2
95-1
95-2
These Reports and Documents for the timeframe 1976 through 1978 are in the Serial Set and must be retrieved from storage.  See Congressional Research Resources: Congressional Publications, "House and Senate Reports," and "House and Senate Documents" for instructions.
X96-1
X96-2
These Reports and Documents for the 96th Congress (1979-1980) can be found using Superintendent of Documents Y call numbers.  See Congressional Research Resources: Congressional Publications, "House and Senate Reports," and "House and Senate Documents" for instructions.
X....
X1.1
Congressional Record
Congressional Record Index
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Senate Documents
Senate Reports
Senate Executive Reports
House Documents
House Reports
Senate Bills
Senate Resolutions
Senate Joint Resolutions
Senate Concurrent Resolutions
House Bills
House Resolutions
House Joint Resolutions
House Concurrent Resolutions
Y3: Executive agencies established by act of Congress
Y4: Hearings and Committee Prints, arranged by committee

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