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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.
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 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
* Amendments (if any)
* Current status (where applicable)
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.
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.)