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Early U.S. Government Publications: Indexes to Government Publications

This guide is a list of some of the pre-1900 U.S. government publications and the resources available for your research.

Early Government Publications


Early government publications have a great deal of information. Many older U.S. documents are NOT in the Catalog so other sources need to be consulted. This is a list of some of the pre-1900 U.S. sources available for your research. 

Indexes

Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1789-1909 - Located on 2nd Floor, Government Documents Index Shelves.
The 1909 Checklist has documents published from 1789-1909.  It provides the SuDoc numbers and the Serial Set volume numbers.

You can also search the 1909 Checklist at Hathitrust Digital Library.

CIS U.S. Serial Set Index - 1789-1969 - Located on 1st Floor, Reference collection (KF 49 .C62)
This is a subject index of the American State Papers and the Serial Set from the 15th - 91st Congress.

Monthly Catalog  - Located on 2nd Floor, Government Documents Index Shelves.
Indexes U.S. Governmenht publications and lists the SuDocs call number.

Subject Index to Monthly Catalog - Located on 2nd Floor, Government Documents Index Shelves.

Subject Guide

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