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Federal Government Information: US Congress

Members and Directories

The Chambers

U.S. Senate - members, Committees, and leadership and support offices, information about legislative procedures, and history

U.S. House of Representatives -legislative information, Members, Committees, and Organizations of the House
 

Directories

Congressional Directory - official directory; short biographies of each member, by state or district, and more

Biographical Directory of the US Congress: 1774-present - search portraits, view bibliographies and research collections for many subjects

Series by Department

Agricultural Department

  • Bulletins, A 1.3:1 –
  • Circulars, A 1.41:1 –
  • Yearbook of Agriculture, A 1.10:1895 –
  • North American Fauna series, A 5.5:1 – 56
  • Forest Service Bulletins, A 13.3:1 –
  • Forest Service Circulars, A 13.4:1 –
  • USDA Soil Surveys, A 26.5:1900 – and later call numbers
  • USDA Wealth Bureau, A 29.1:1892 –

Commerce, Trade, and Treasury materials

  • Foreign Commerce of the U.S. and Economic Reports of other countries, 1920’s, C 18.26: and C 18.27:
  • Federal Antitrust Decisions, 1890–1931, J 1.2:An 8/3/v. #
  • Commercial Relations of the U.S., 1858–1902, S 4.1:
  • (Treasury) Finance Report, 1815 – , T 1.1:
  • Report of the Comptroller of the Currency, T 12.1:1884–1927
  • Statistics of Income – Business and Personal, T 22.35:1930–
  • Weather materials, C 30.25:1940– and C 30.71/5: and C 55.195:

Patents and Trademarks

  • Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents, Docs Enclosed I 23.1: and C 21.1:
  • Index of Patents, C 21.5/2:1933 –
  • Index of Trademarks, C 21.5/3:1927 –

Defense & War materials

  • Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence, 1775-1785, Docs Enclosed Z 2.4
  • Navel Documents of the American Revolution, D 207.12:
  • Official Army Registers, 1815-1893, Docs Enclosed W 3.11 and W 3.12
  • War Department Annual Reports, W 1.1:1913 –
  • U.S. Army in the World War, 1917–1919, M 103.9:
  • World War II Histories, D 114: and D 301.82:
  • Japanese Relocation Monographs, WWII, Docs Enclosed I 52.2:
  • International Military Tribunal (Nuremberg Trials), M 105.2:
  • Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, W 1.2:
  • U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey, W 1.71:1940’s
  • Roll of Honor (soldiers buried in national cemeteries), W 39.7:1866–1871 and W 39.8:
  • Documents of Disarmament, AC 1.11/2:1945–1986

Health

  • Public Health Bulletins, T 27.12:1900 – 1939
  • Public Health Reports, 1939 – FS 2.7: (and later call #s)
  • Vital Statistics of the U.S. Mortality Statistics, C 3.40:1909-1936, C 3.139:1937-1944 (later FS and HE)

Education

  • Current material is ED, FS for older material starting in 1945–
  • Report of the Commissioner of Education, I 16.1:1878–1912

Indian Affairs

  • Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1873–1920, I 1.1
  • Report on Indian Affairs, 1875–1908, I 20.1:

Interior Department & USGS

  • (USGS) Annual Reports, 1880-1949, I 19.1:
  • (USGS) Bulletins, 1883–1950, I 19.3:# (1-967)
  • (USGS) Monographs, 1890–1929, I 19.9:# (complete series)
  • (USGS) Professional Papers, 1902–1958, I 19.16:v. 1-299
  • Official Register of the U.S., I 1.25:1863–1905 and C 3.10:1909–1932
  • Public Lands, I 21.5:1882–1927
  • Bureau of Reclamation (western water and dams), I 27.1:1902–1949
  • Yellowstone and Yosemite National Park Report, 1877–1912, I 29.6:
  • Statistics of Railways in the U.S., IC 1 ste.1:1888–1902

Labor Department

  • Report of the Commissioner of Labor, 1889– , L 1.1
  • Bulletins, 1890–1917, Docs Enclosed L 2.3:v.1 – 199
  • Children’s Bureau, Docs Enclosed L 5.20
  • Women’s Division, L 13.3:1918- (and other later call #s)
  • Immigration Bureau, Docs Enclosed L 3.7:

Library of Congress

  • Catalog of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, LC 1,2:J 35/51
  • Annual Report of the Library of Congress, LC 1.1:1902-
  • Copyright Decisions, LC 3.3/2:1789 – 1985

Smithsonian Institution

  • Several series, 1800’s to early 1900’s, Docs Enclosed SI
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian, SI 1.1:1853- and SI 3.1:

State Department

  • Messages and Diplomatic Correspondences, Docs Enclosed S 1.1:
  • Foreign Relations of the United States, 1862–1899, Docs Enclosed S 1.1:

Transportation

  • Life Saving Service (disasters and accidents on waterways) T 24.1:1876–1914

Congress

  • Selective Service Regulations, 1940’s, Y 3.Se 4:6/
  • WPA Reports, Y 3.W89/2: Congress #
  • American Archives, 1774-76 (colonial affairs and the American Revolution) Docs Enclosed
  • Secret Journals of the Acts and Proceedings of Congress from the first meeting thereof to the dissolution of the confederation, 1775-1788 Docs Enclosed
  • See tabs under US Legislation - Congressional Debate titles and Serial Set

Other Congressional Sources

GovTrack.us - information about the U.S. Congress, following the status of federal legislation and the activities of senators and representatives

Legistorm - salaries of Congressional staff members, including interns; searchable by name, Member of Congress, and committee

General Accountability Office - investigative arm of Congress, examines matters relating to the receipt and disbursement of public funds, performs audits and issues evaluations and reports

Vote-smart - information about elected representatives, voting records for members of Congress

Congressional News

Roll Call - newspaper of Capitol Hill

Congressional Report Cards  - non-partisan reports to provide information for evaluating members of the US Congress