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Guides with Digital Primary & Secondary Sources

  • American Presidency Project (UCSB)
    A comprehensive collection of data and primary source documents related to the presidents and their elections, including signing statements, addresses, convention speeches, and much more. From the University of California Santa Barbara.
  • American President: An Online Reference Source (UVA Miller Center)
    Essays on the presidents and their administrations. From The Miller Center at the University of Virginia. See also their Multimedia Archive for documents, speeches, recordings and oral histories.
  • HeinOnline U.S. Presidential Library
    This library includes such titles as Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Public Papers of the Presidents, CFR Title 3 (Presidents), Daily and Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, and other documents related to U.S. Presidents.

Compilation of Weekly and Daily Presidential Documents

Note: The Weekly Compilation was replaced in January 2009 with the Daily Compilation as the official publication of presidential statements, messages, remarks, and other materials released by the White House Press Secretary.

Presidential & Public Papers of the President

Note: Previous to Herbert Hoover's administration, presidential papers were commercially published

Presidential Orders, Proclamations & Directives

Print Sources

  • Code of Federal Regulations - Title 3 
    AE 2.166/3: (earlier GS 4.2108/6:) - current edition in GIR Reading Room, Alderman 3rd floor
    1971-present in microfiche, Alderman 3 East
    Law Library has all editions of CFR.
    Note: Title 3 of the CFR contains presidential executive orders and proclamations. 

  • Presidential Executive Orders and Proclamations - microfiche
    1789-1983 in Alderman 3 East (near LexisNexis (CIS) Serial Set microfiche)
    See also CIS Index to Presidential Executive Orders and Proclamations 
    This set of fiche, together with the index, reproduces and indexes all presidential executive orders and proclamations back to Washington. Best place to begin that sort of presidential research.

    Electronic Sources
  • Presidential Speeches

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