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Government Sources for Historical Research

  1. 1. Government Information for Historical Research<br />Dana Jackson<br />Government Documents Coordinator<br />
  2. 2. Tools you WILL NEED for your paper.<br />Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)<br />Congressional Record<br />Committee Hearings<br />TheSerial Set <br />
  3. 3. Foreign Relations of the United States(FRUS)<br />S 1.1: <br />Official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.<br />Comprised of documents from presidential libraries, State and Defense departments, and private papers, etc…<br />Organized by president, location, and topic. <br />Digitized volumes with the State Dept. and the University of Wisconsin.<br />
  4. 4. Congressional Record<br />X 1.1: <br />Official record of the proceedings and debates of Congress.<br />Daily Digest is in the back each issue summarizing floor and committee activities.<br />Appendix after each session for extended remarks.<br />Microfilm from 1789 to 1985<br />Indexeson beginning reel of each session. <br />
  5. 5. Committee Hearings<br />Y 4’s<br />Hearings<br />Meetings of Senate, House, Joint, or Special Committee<br />Open to the public<br />Gather, investigate, oversee, exploratory<br />Published two months to two years after the hearing date<br />Indexed<br />1935-1959, Cumulative Index of Congressional Committee Hearings, KF 40. C86<br />1959-1969, CISU.S. Congressional Committee Hearings Index, KF 40. C56 <br />1970-present, CIS Index to the Publications of Congress, <br /> KF 49. C62 <br />ILL procedures<br />
  6. 6. The Serial Set<br />Y 1.1/2:<br />Wealth of information<br />House/Senate documents and reports<br />Presidential statements to Congress<br />Congressional committee and administrative reports<br />Annual reports of departments and agencies<br />Directories, orations, journals, maps, and etc.<br />Books: 1901-1988, scattered holdings, <br />Microfiche: 1947-1953<br />Indexed <br />1789-1969, CIS Serial Set Index, KF 49. C619<br />1970- present, CIS Index to the Publications of Congress, <br /> KF 49. C62<br />
  7. 7. Other U.S. Government Sources<br />Public Papers of the President of the United States<br />AE 2.114: <br />Documents on Disarmament<br />AC 1.11/2: <br />
  8. 8. Department of State Bulletin<br />S 1.3: <br />
  9. 9. All Readily Available Resources????<br />
  10. 10. WorldCat and other databases<br />WorldCat<br />Readers Guide Retro<br />American Periodicals Series<br />Newspapers<br />New York Times Historical<br />Christian Science Monitor Historical<br />Oklahoman Archives<br />PAIS<br />
  11. 11. Archival materials<br />100 Years of Oklahoma’s Governors<br />The Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives<br />American Memory<br />Library of Congress Newspapers<br />Presidential Libraries<br />
  12. 12. Questions<br />Department hours<br />8a-11p, M-TR<br />8a-6p, Fri., 10-6p, Saturday<br />12p-11p, Sunday<br />Dana Jackson<br />govdocs@uco.edu<br />974-2904<br />

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