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):

U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates:

National Archives, Central Plains Region (Kansas City):

Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress- 1774–Present

Library of Congress Online Collections (browse by topic):
or digital collections home:

Printed Census Volumes:

Census “Browser” from the Univ. of Virginia Library:

Agricultural Census data:

National Archives- documents for classroom use (limited selection on any given topic)

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.)

John Jay Papers online at Columbia:

Papers of the War Department (1784-1800):