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A Guide to History: Official Documents

Official Documents

    • Records of the Confederate States of America, 1859-1872
      Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources 1967
      Known as Pickett papers. Accompanied by a guide. These records, consisting of about 18,500 pieces, span the years 1858-1872, with the bulk of the material falling in the period April 1861-April 1865. They relate completely to the Confederate States of America: its formation, and the conduct of its internal, external and military affairs during its existence.
      • Location(s):Lower Level: JK9665 .C65 1967
    • Foreign Relations of the United States
      Government Printing Office
      Collected correspondence, memoranda, treaties, presidential messages, etc., relating to relating to U. S. foreign policy, arranged chronologically and by region. This is a rich depository of primary source material on foreign relations and international issues.
      • Location(s): JX233 .A3
      1861-present (print) and 1945-present (online)
    • Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
      Office of the Federal Register
      A repository of proclamations, speeches, statements, etc. of presidents, kept up to date by the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. Volumes from 1992 on are available online.
      • Location(s): shelved with the general collection at J80 .A283
    • U.S. Serial Set
      Washinton, D.C: Government Printing Office 1789-1969
      This series is a compilation of various sorts of Congressional documents. The library owns papers in this series covering the 17th Congress (1798-1823), the 36th through 41st Congress (1859-1871) and the 42nd Congress (1871-1873). They are available on microfiche in the government documents area in a cabinet marked "American State Papers"; a printed index provides subject access to the microfiche by document and envelope number. (For example, an entry for "S.misdoc. 22 (39 - II) 1278" is referencing document number 22 in microfiche envelope number 1278; it is a miscellaneous Senate document from the second session of the 39th Congress.)
      • Location(s): Lower Level- Government Documents Microfiche


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