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Annals of Congress



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The Annals of Congress, or as the set is more formally known The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States, were compiled between 1834 and 1856 by the publishing company of Gales and Seaton. While the material collected came primarily from newspaper accounts and not primary sources from the congressional sessions, the set is considered more complete than either the House or Senate journals (Library of Congress).

The Annals become Congressional Debates and then The Congressional Globe, here listed separately by title, although there is overlap between each set. Not all volumes published are currently owned by the library and there are some gaps between congressional sessions and congressional years. Fortunately, the Library of Congress through the American Memory Initiative has digitized most of the Annals, Debates, and Globe. Follow this link to search the online text. Some duplicate volumes are available in Olin

These texts are considered rare and are stored in the West Campus vault. Volumes cannot be checked out and must be used in the library reading area. Ask the circulation staff for specific volumes and/or years for review and they will be brought to the reading area. Please note: this set, along with all documents under the "Congressional Papers and Publications" heading are stored in range 176.

Present Holdings:

1st Congress, vol. 1 (1789-1791) 11th Congress, 3rd session (1810-1811)
1st Congress, vol. 2 (1789-1791) 12th Congress, 1st session, vol. 1 (1811-1812)
2nd Congress (1791-1793) 12th Congress, 1st session, vol. 2 (1811-1812)
3rd Congress (1793-1795) 12th Congress, 2nd session (1812-1813)
4th Congress, 1st session (1795-1796) 13th Congress, 1st session, vol. 1 (1813-1814)
4th Congress, 2nd session (1796-1797) 13th Congress, 1st session, vol. 2 (1813-1814)
5th Congress, vol.1 (1797-1799) 13th Congress, 3rd session (1814-1815)
5th Congress, vol. 2 (1797-1799) 14th Congress, 1st session (1815-1816)
5th Congress, vol. 3 (1797-1799) 14th Congress, 2nd session (1816-1817)
6th Congress (1799-1801) 15th Congress, 1st session, vol.1 (1817-1818)
7th Congress, 1st session (1801-1803) 15th Congress, 2nd session, vol. 1 (1818-1819)
7th Congress, 2nd session (1802-1803) 15th Congress, 2nd session, vol. 2 (1819)
8th Congress, 1st session (1803-1804) 16th Congress, 1st session, vol. 1 (1819-1820)
8th Congress, 2nd session (1804-1805) 16th Congress, 1st session, vol. 2 (1819-1820)
9th Congress, 1st session (1805-1806) 16th Congress, 2nd session (1820-1821)
9th Congress, 2nd session (1806-1807) 17th Congress, 1st session, vol. 1 (1821-1822)
10th Congress, 1st session, vol. 1 (1807-1808) 17th Congress, 1st session, vol. 2 (1822-1823)
10th Congress, 1st session, vol. 2 (1807-1808) 17th Congress, 2d session, (1823-1824)
10th Congress, 2nd session (1808-1809) 18th Congress, 1st session, vol. 1 (1823-1824)
11th Congress, 1st-2nd sessions, vol. 1 (1809-1810) 18th Congress, 1st session, vol. 2 (1824)
11th Congress, 1st-2nd sessions, vol. 2 (1810) 18th Congress, 2nd session (1824-1825)

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