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Public Papers of the Presidents

Compilation of Presidential Documents


What are the Public Papers of the Presidents?

What is the Compilation of Presidential Documents?

image of George Washingon: first president of the United States

George Washington: first president of the United States
lithograph, hand-colored, 1835-1846
Prints and Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-USZC2-2444

Finding the Public Papers of the Presidents and
the Compilation of Presidential Documents Online:

Online/Subscription -- On site use only
You may need to check under multiple sections depending on the date needed - for example: Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Public Papers of the Presidents, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents.
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Finding the Public Papers of the Presidents and the Compilation of Presidential Documents in paper:

  • Public Papers of the Presidents
    Call number: J82 .A283
    Available in: MRR, N&CPRR
    Coverage: 1929-  

  • Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
    Call number: J82 .A284
    Available in: LAW, MRR, N&CPRR,
    Coverage: Current few years

Supplemental resources:

  • Internet Archive External Link
    Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents by James Richardson. This title has public papers, speeches, and other official writings of the early presidents.

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