Government Documents

Government Documents as Primary Sources

This is a subpage of the Primary Sources collection.

 

American State Papers 1789–1838 (through the Library of Congress):
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwsplink.html

U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html

National Archives, Central Plains Region (Kansas City):
http://www.archives.gov/central-plains/kansas-city/finding-aids/

Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress- 1774–Present
http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp

Library of Congress Online Collections (browse by topic):
http://www.loc.gov/topics/
or digital collections home: http://www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html

Printed Census Volumes:
https://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html

Census “Browser” from the Univ. of Virginia Library:
http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu/

Agricultural Census data:
http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/Historical_Publications/index.asp

National Archives- documents for classroom use (limited selection on any given topic)
http://docsteach.org/documents

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center- Military History Institute (They are the repository for Army records from the 19th and 20th centuries, some of which are digitized.)
http://www.ahco.army.mil/site/find_dds.jsp

John Jay Papers online at Columbia:
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/jay/

Papers of the War Department (1784-1800):
http://wardepartmentpapers.org/index.php