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Presidential Libraries


Public Papers of the Presidents

The Public Papers of the Presidents are the official papers (e.g. speeches, press conferences, statments) of the President while in office. The National Archives has published the official papers of every President from Herbert Hoover through William J. Clinton with the exception of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Papers can be found online through two different sites:

  • Government Printing Office
    The GPO provides online access to the Public Papers from 1992 through the present.
  • American Presidency Project
    The American Presidency Project at the University of California Santa Barbara has put the volumes not available through the GPO website online. They currently have covered all of the remaining volumes, with the exception of the final three years of the Carter Presidency and the entire Reagan Presidency. In addition to the material published by the GPO, the American Presidency Project has also made available many of the official papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt (published privately before the National Archives began publishing the Public Papers of the Presidents).

Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President along with the Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers is available online from 1995 to the present.

Foreign Relations of the United States

The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series represents the documentary history of the U. S. Department of State. Since 1861, the Office of the Historian at the State Department has published over 350 volumes. Recent volumes are available online.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is available online from 1995 to the present.

Center for the Study of Intelligence

The Center for the Study of Intellgence--based at the Central Intelligence Agency--as part of its mission, publishes documentary collections from the Cold War.

Cold War International History Project

The Cold War International History Project--based at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars--publishes a semi-regular Bulletin and a Working Papers series, both of which are available online.