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Federal Government Resources: US Congressional Debates

Help locating what Tutt Library houses along with selected internet resources.

Daily proceedings of Congress

Annals of Congress, (1789–1824)
X 1.1:1789-91 and online
– official title ‘‘The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States"
- 1st Congress through the 1st session, 18th Congress 
- compiled between 1834 and 1856 using primarily newspaper accounts

Register of Debates, (1824–1837)
X 1.1:1824-25
–a record of the congressional debates
- the 18th Congress, 2nd Session through the 25th Congress, 1st Session 

Congressional Globe, (1833–1873) & Congressional Record, (1873-present)
Congressional Universe Database
- record of debates

and online
- remarks and debates in transcript form
- also speeches by Senators and Representatives of the U.S. Congress


House and Senate Journals
: (House) Paper 1953-80; Microfiche 1979-
XJS: (Senate) Paper 1953-81
Microfiche 1979-
and online
– from the 1st session, Congress has kept a journal of their proceedings in accordance with Article I, Section 5 of the Constitution
– minutes of floor actions and not a transcript of proceedings

Journals of the Continental Congress
X 1.1:
– daily proceedings of the Congress as kept by the office of its secretary
– 34 volumes and index

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