Congressional Serial Set:
St. Louis Metro Area Inventory
About the Serial Set
|The U.S. Congressional Serial Set, commonly referred to as the Serial Set,
contains House and Senate Documents and House and Senate Reports bound by
session of Congress. It began publication with the 15th Congress, 1st Session
(1817). It includes, among other things, committee reports related to bills and
other matters, presidential communications to Congress, treaty materials,
certain executive department publications, and certain non-governmental
Documents before 1817 may be found in the American State Papers and The Annals of Congress (1789-1824). The West
Campus Library also has a number of Journals
from the Senate and House from 1790-1817. Additional sources of
Congressional documents include The
Congressional Globe (1833-1873) and The Register of Debates (also
known as The Congressional Debates) (1824-1837).
About the Inventory
|Washington University, Saint Louis University, the Saint Louis City Public
Library, and the University of Missouri, Saint Louis are pleased to announce
that they have joined together to create a complete inventory of the United
States Congressional Serial Set holdings in the Saint Louis Metro
Please note that Washington University School of Law holds a nearly complete set of Serial Set microfiche ranging from the
15th Congress (1817) to the 91st Congress (1971). They also possess a complete set of microfiche documenting Congressional records prior to the publication
of the Serial Set that ranges from the 1st Congress (1789) to the 14th Congress
The holdings of these four institutions are inventoried on the
following pages, which will continue to be updated into the near
future. Should you have questions, comments, or concerns, please
feel free to email the contact person(s) for each institution.
Additional Congressional Serial Set Online Resources at St. Louis Area Libraries:
||Access to Institutional Users Only
||1970-Present (91st Congress, 2d
|Lexis Nexis Law
||1817-1869 (15th-41st Congresses)
Additional Congressional Serial Set or Congressional Documents Resources on the Web:
- U.S. Government Printing Office
Browse Documents Page allows users to browse the catalog of House,
Senate, and Treaty documents, by Congress, beginning with the
104th Congress (1995-1996).
- Library of Congress
Memory Project has begun digitizing documents from the 23d to the 64th
Congress (1833-1917). The entire set has not been completed.
U.S. Senate Congressional Record contains information concerning the
activities of the House and Senate. This website is searchable from the
107th Congress-Present (2001-Present).
- Office of the Clerk, House
of Representatives contains information about House activities ranging from
partial coverage from the 1st Congress forward to complete coverage of more
recent Congressional Sessions.
- THOMAS is the Library of Congress'
website making legislative materials available on the internet. For
information on coverage click
- The University of Maryland is in the process of digitizing Serial Set
maps. For more information click here.
General Information About the Congressional Serial Set:
U.S. Congressional Serial Set What It Is and Its History by
Virginia Saunders, Congressional Documents Specialist, U.S.
Government Printing Office Washington, DC
U.S. Congressional Serial Set Assigned Serial Numbers Not
Used Compiled by Virginia Saunders, Congressional Documents
Specialist, U.S. Government Printing Office Washington, DC August
Imholtz, Executive Editor, Congressional Information Service,
Inc. Bethesda, MD
Serial Set Indexing