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Government Documents on Western U.S. History: Congressional

Government Documents on Western U.S. History

Congressional

Additional congressional publications  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 Journal1789-1875)(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 
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 PublishingOffice. Bills from 1993-present are accessible here

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: Rep. Jim Baird (R-IN) is a member of this committee.
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. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) is a member of this committee)
Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee HSSE DOC Y 4.C 73/7: (Senator Todd Young (R-IN) is a member of this committee.)
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

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