Electronic Resources

Electronic Resources

This collection within ProQuest Congressional includes the entirety of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, from 1817 through 2017, as well as the American State Papers, the Serial Set's predecessor publication, from 1789 through 1838. 

The Serial Set contains House and Senate Committee Reports, House and Senate Documents, and all other Congressional papers printed by the U.S. Government Publishing Office. Documents in the Serial Set cover numerous topics, and may includes reports of executive departments and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Serial Set also included executive branch materials.

The American State Papers is the predecessor to the Serial Set, and contains the legislative and executive documents of Congress divided into ten topical classes: Foreign Relations, Indian Affairs, Finances, Commerce and Navigation, Military Affairs, Naval Affairs, Post Office Department, Public Land, Claims, and Miscellaneous.

The Serial Set Maps collection contains high-resolution versions of maps, published in the Serial Set and the American State Papers and produced by agencies such as the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, that primarily provide background for Congressional actions on boundaries, surveys, and other land management issues.  

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