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Government Documents on Southern U.S. History: Government Documents on Southern U.S. History

Government Documents on Southern U.S. History

Southern History

Government Documents on Southern U.S. History

Government publications are important resources for the development of southern U.S. history before and after the Civil War. This guide focuses on U.S. Government resources on this region available within the Purdue Libraries and through selected Internet resources covering through the Civil War and beyond.  States covered include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Most federal government publications from this period are in the HSSE Library or in the Undergraduate Library's Hicks Repository. Many recent U.S. government publications are in the Library Catalog but most government publications for this era are not in the Library Catalog. Locating these resources for the antebellum period requires using a number of print indexes.

The principal index for U.S. Government publications is Monthly Catalog
of U.S. Government Publications
HSSE REF & Periodicals 016.353 Un36. This
indexes all U.S. Government publications distributed to federal depository
libraries through the Federal Depository Library Program. Additional indexes
for historical U.S. documents include:

Cumulative Title Index to U.S. Public Documents 1789-1976 HSSE REF 016.353 C913
Checklist of U.S. Public Documents 1789-1909 (Online version courtesy of Evergreen State College) HSSE REF 016.353 Un3c3
CIS U.S. Serial Set Index & Cartobibliography 1789-1969 HSSE REF 328.73 C761c
CIS Index to U.S. Executive Branch Documents 1789-1909 (Purdue does not have the microfiche collection accompanying this index but Indiana University and the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign have it and it can be requested thru Interlibrary Loan.) HSSE REF 351.73 C497 1990
CIS U.S. Congressional Committee Hearings Index 1833-1969 (Microfiche of these indexed hearings from 1869-1934 are in the Senate Library microfiche collection in HSSE's 2nd floor microforms collection.) HSSE REF 348.731 C76
CIS Index to Unpublished Senate Committee Hearings 1823-1964 HSSE REF 348.731 C497
Guide to U.S. Government Publications HSSE REF 015.73 G943

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