Books and Journals
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the U.S. Congress. For every day Congress is in session, an issue of the Congressional Record is printed by the Government Printing Office. Each issue summarizes the day's floor and committee actions and records all remarks delivered in the House and Senate.
Publication of the Congressional Record began in 1873, but it was not the first printed record of congressional debate, proceedings, and activities. In 1824 (18th Congress, 2nd session), Gales and Seaton, a private firm, began publishing the Register of Debates, which summarized debates considered important by the editors. This publication continued through 1837 (25th Congress, 1st session). In 1834, Gales and Seaton began to publish the Annals of Congress, which retrospectively covered the First Congress through the 18th Congress, 1st session (1789-1824). In 1833, Blair and Rives, another private firm, initiated publication of the Congressional Globe, which began as a weekly report summarizing congressional debate, proceedings, and activities, and later moved closer to a substantially verbatim account. Beginning in 1863, annual appropriations for the Congressional Globe were authorized and publication continued through the end of the 42d Congress in 1873, when Congress decided that going forward the Government Printing Office should be responsible for publishing the official record of Congress.
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Library has 1789-1969.
CLASS 10:MISCELLANEOUS (1ST-17TH CONGRESS)
CLASS 9:CLAIMS (1ST-17TH CONGRESS)
CLASS 8:PUBLIC LANDS (1ST-24TH CONGRESS)
CLASS 7:POST OFFICE (1ST-22ND CONGRESS)
CLASS 6:NAVAL AFFAIRS (3RD-24TH CONGRESS)
CLASS 5:MILITARY AFFAIRS (1ST-25TH CONGRESS)
CLASS 4:COMMERCE & NAVIGATION (1ST-17TH CONGRESS)
CLASS 3:FINANCE (1ST-20TH CONGRESS)
CLASS 2:INDIAN AFFAIRS (1ST-19TH CONGRESS)
CLASS 1:FOREIGN RELATIONS (1ST-20TH CONGRESS)
Each part includes a User guide and the following sections: Reference bibliography, Index by subjects and names, Index by Superintendent of Documents numbers, Index by titles, Index by agency report numbers.
Accompanies microfiche collection entitled: U.S. Executive Branch documents, 1789-1909.
Editorship of later vols. varies.
Retrospective vols. of the United States Congressional serial set appended as nos 1-38 of the set.
Covers period: 1789-1838.
Indexed by: CIS U.S. serial set index.
Reproduction of original from The American Antiquarian Society.
Sabin no. 1228.
CLASS 8/V.1 (PUBLIC LANDS)
CLASS 8/V.8 (PUBLIC LANDS)
CLASS 8/V.7 (PUBLIC LANDS)
CLASS 8/V.6 (PUBLIC LANDS)
CLASS 8/V.5 (PUBLIC LANDS)
CLASS 8/V.4 (PUBLIC LANDS)
CLASS 8/V.2 (PUBLIC LANDS)
CLASS 6/V.3 (NAVAL AFFAIRS)
CLASS 6/V.2 (NAVAL AFFAIRS)
CLASS 5/V.7 (MILITARY AFFAIRS)
CLASS 5/V.6 (MILITARY AFFAIRS)
CLASS 5/V.5 (MILITARY AFFAIRS)
CLASS 5/V.4 (MILITARY AFFAIRS)
CLASS 5/V.3 (MILITARY AFFAIRS)
CLASS 3/V.5 (FINANCE)
CLASS 3/V.4 (FINANCE)
CLASS 3/V.3 (FINANCE)
CLASS 3/V.1 (FINANCE)
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