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Government Publications

A basic guide in identifying and locating government information

Primary Presidential Publications

Messages and Papers of the Presidents

This is an 11-volume work (10 numbered volumes, plus one supplement) of the messages and papers of the presidents of the US from 1787 through 1902. The main 10 volumes of this edition were published in 1902, and the supplemental volume was published in 1904. (University of Pennsylvania)

Public Papers of the Presidents

The Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States contains material that was compiled and published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration. It includes volumes covering the administrations of Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton & Obama. (University of Michigan)

Presidential Directives & Executive Orders

American Presidency Project (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Directives & orders from Truman through Obama (Federation of American Scientists)

Foreign Relations of the United States

This is an incomplete run from 1861-1960 with missing volumes being added as they can be acquired and processed. (Univesity of Illinois & University of Wisconsin)

Truman through Johnson (U.S. State Department)

Impeachment Bibliography  (California State University at Stanislaus)