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Presidential Materials

Guides with Digital Primary & Secondary Sources

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:)
    1971-present in microfiche
    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 (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