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Government Documents on Western U.S. History: Congressional

Government Documents on Western U.S. History

Congressional

Additional congressional publications in HSSE include:

Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present

Congressional Bills (1799-1873)
Journal of the House of Representatives(1789-1875) XJH HSSE Repository & HIKS Repo
Senate Journal(1789-1875) XJS HSSE Repository & HIKS Repo
Senate Executive Journal(1789-1875)(Lists Presidential Nominations) HIKS Repo Y 1.3:EX 3 & HSSE DOC Y 1.3/4:
Congressional Debates (1824-1837) HSSE Repository X
Congressional Globe (1835-1874) HSSE Repository X
Congressional Record (1874-present)(Online 1994-present) HSSE Repository X & X/A:
Annals of Congress (1789-1824) HSSE Repository X
Congressional Serial Set (Limited titles online) HSSE Repository Y 1.1/2 plus some in HSSE MF
ProQuest Congressional Serial Set (Purdue Users Only-Also features Congressional Record  and its predecessors from 1789-1997)

Recent congressional committee documents and reports (older ones are in the Serial Set)
Senate Documents HSSE DOC Y 1.1/3:
Senate Treaty Documents HSSE DOC Y 1.1/4:
Senate Reports HSSE DOC Y 1.1/5:
Senate Executive Reports HSSE DOC Y 1.1/6:
House Documents HSSE DOC Y 1.1/7:
House Reports HSSE DOC Y 1.1/8:
Online access to these congressional documents and reports 1995-present is here

Some congressional bills are in the HSSE microfiche cabinets. A finding aid for these bills is produced by the U.S. Government Printing Office. Bills from 1993-present are accessible here

Senate Bills HSSE MF Y 1.4/1:
Senate Resolutions HSSE MF Y 1.4/2:
Senate Joint Resolutions HSSE MF Y 1.4/3:
Senate Concurrent Resolutions HSSE MF Y 1.4/4:

House Bills HSSE MF Y 1.4/6:
House Resolutions HSSE MF Y 1.4/7:
House Joint Resolutions HSSE MF Y 1.4/8:
House Concurrent Resolutions HSSE MF Y 1.4/9:

Congressional committee publications are also excellent historical information sources because these committees are responsible for funding and overseeing federal agencies and the programs they administer. Useful resources include:

CIS U.S. Congressional Committee Hearings Index, 1833-1964 HSSE REF 348.731 C76
Hearings from U.S. Senate Library, 1869-1934 HSSE MF

Many congressional committees conduct hearings and issue publications on various aspects of Western U.S. History. Some of these committees with their current SuDoc numbers include:

House Agriculture Committee HSSE DOC Y 4.AG 8/1:
Senate Agriculture Committee HSSE DOC Y 4.AG 8/3:
House Appropriations Committee HSSE MF Y 4.AP 6/1:
Senate Appropriations Committee HSSE MF Y 4.AP 6/2: (Appropriations committees are excellent sources for project expenditure data.)
Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee HSSE DOC Y 4.C 73/7:
House Energy & Commerce Committee HSSE DOC Y 4.C 73/8:
Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee HSSE DOC Y 4.EN 2:
House Committee on Interior & Insular Affairs HSSE DOC Y 4.IN 8/14
Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs HSSE DOC Y 4.IN 2/11:
House Resources Committee HSSE DOC Y 4.R 31/3:

Committee websites are available through the House of Representatives and Senate websites.

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