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United States Government Documents: A Guide

Access to contemporary and historical information and documents created by the three branches of the United States federal government: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.

Quick Search by President

The Howard-Tilton Library Search is a great finding tool for presidential documents in print and online. Search for a president as AUTHOR for any published papers available in the Howard-Tilton collections.  

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Presidential Documents

Presidential statements, speeches, press conferences, executive orders, proclamations, nominations and other materials are published in the Compliation of Presidential Documents. These were published weekly from 1977-2009, and daily from 2009-present.

The Public Papers of the Presidents, published twice annually by the Office of the Federal Register, is an official series of Presidential writings, addresses, and remarks of a public nature. 

Presidential Libraries

Presidential Libraries LogoMany public papers of former presidents are freely available online through their individual presidential library web sites. To learn more about presidential libraries and access their individual collections go to the National Archives page for Presidential Libraries.

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