House and Senate Reports and Documents are issued separately for each congress and are then bound into The United States Congressional Serial Set (precurser: The American State Papers). The American State Papers and early volumes of the Serial Set include much more than committee reports. Many executive branch documents, including exploration reports and annual reports of federally charted organizations (e.g. Boy Scouts) are included until around 1906-08. An important primary source for U.S. history.
American State Papers
U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Call number: Y 1.1/2:
Slip Reports and Documents (later bound into the Serial Set).
The Congressional Record and precursors Congressional Globe (1933-1873), Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), Annals of Congress (1789-1824)
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. Until 1851, proceedings were summarized, then they became "approaching verbatium" - i.e. senators and congressmen may edit their remarks, and include materials for the record without reading them.
Indexes (including History of Bills & Resolutions and Daily Digest)
At the end of each session of Congress, all of the daily editions are collected, re-paginated, and re-indexed into a permanent, bound edition (below). Includes Daily Digest, History of Bills, and Resume of Congressional Activities &Status of Executive nominations.
Does not include the Daily Digest, History of Bills, or Resume of Congressional Activities and Status of Executive nominations. See Daily ed., above
Subject search the online catalog: United States Congress Voting
These are the ony ongoing titles specifically required by law to be published. Summary of what happens in each house.
Call number: XJH:
Call number: XJS:
Journals of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate
Call number: Y 1.3/4:
Lists of laws by popular name
Statutes at Large
Call number: AE 2.111:
Contains law arranged chronologically. Each volume has it's own index. Also indexed by ProQuest Congressional (1988-present)
Slip laws (until bound into Statutes at Large)
United States Code
Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States 1783-1789
Case Ref Document Z 2.3/1:
Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence 1775-1785
Case Ref Document Z 2.4:
Journals of the Continental Congress1774-1789
Case Ref Document Z 2.7/4:
Secret Journals of the Continental Congress 1774-1788
Papers of the Continental Congress 1774-1789
LASR Microfilm Research J10.A1 U65 1958
Index to the set is the Kindler Listening/Viewing Area on level 3 of Case-Geyer
Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution
LASR Main 342.73 El4
Request from LASR
Records of the Federal Convention of 1787 (Farrand's Records)
Case Main KF4510.U547
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