Answered By: Chris Pollette
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2015     Views: 85

The Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States contain most of the President's public messages, statements, speeches, and news conference remarks. Proclamations, Executive Orders, and other such documents are included beginning with the administration of Jimmy Carter (1977).

The Public Papers of the Presidents (1789-present) From the American Presidency Project at the University of California at Santa Barbara. NOTE: The search box is further down on the left side of the page.

In print at Woodruff:
Public papers of the Presidents of the United States (1929-1933, 1945-present)
AE 2.114: (Located in the Government Documents Reference (GOVDOCSREF) section on Level 1.)
This series covers the public papers of all presidents since Hoover EXCEPT for Franklin Roosevelt. FDR's papers are called "The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt" and are located at call number E806 .R74 A1, in the stack tower in Woodruff Library.

A compilation of the messages and papers of the presidents (1789-1914) 11 volumes.
J81 .B96A  (Located in the stack tower in Woodruff Library.)

In microfilm at Woodruff:
This search in discoverE will display the presidential papers collections we own in microfilm.

 

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents began publication in 1965 as a way of providing a broader range of publications on a more timely basis than the Public Papers.

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
1993 to present
1965 to present via Hein Online (choose U.S. Presidential Library)

In print at Woodruff: Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (1965-2000) AE 2.109: Located in the Government Documents Reference (GOVDOCSREF) section on Level 1.

 

Executive Orders and Proclamations

Executive Orders (from 1826 to present)
From the American Presidency Project at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Executive Orders Disposition Tables Index (1937 to present)
These tables -- arranged according to Presidential administration and year of signature -- contain information about Executive Orders beginning with those signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Disposition Tables include the following information:

* Executive order number
* Date of signing by the President
* Federal Register volume, page number, and issue date
* Title
* Amendments (if any)
* Current status (where applicable)

Presidential Proclamations (from 1789 to present) From the American Presidency Project at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

 

Economic Report of the President
Annual report written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors and published since 1947. It overviews the nation's economic progress, and provides statistics and historical trends.

Economic Report of the President (1995-present)
Economic Report of the President (1947 to present)

In print at Woodruff:
PR 43.9: (2003 to present)
PR 42.9: (1997-2002)
PR 38.9: (1947-1996) (All in the Government Documents shelving (GOVDOCS) on Level 1. Most recent report is in the Documents Reference Desk collection on Level 2.)

Budget of the United States Government

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