University Libraries have agreed to act as a Regional Depository for a suite of civil rights-related government documents. This means that the University Libraries will have as comprehensive a collection for the agencies listed below as possible.
The intention is to include all of the documents available in these areas through the University Libraries in our Catalog. To search the Civil Rights Suite collection by agency, input the SuDoc abbreviation or agency name into the search field on the library catalog.
Access these Materials
The West Campus Library Collection includes the majority of the System’s U.S. documents in print, and they are shelved in Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) class order.
For access to the Government Publications Collections, please contact the Washington University Federal and State Government Document Coordinator, Tove Klovning, to make an appointment.
Federal Government Departments
|CR||United States Commission on Civil Rights (1957- ).|
|HH||Department of Housing and Urban Development (1965- ).|
|J||Department of Justice. (1870- ).|
|P||United States Postal Service. (1792- ).|
|Pr 34||President – Dwight D. Eisenhower administration.|
|PrEx 34||Executive Office of the President – Dwight D. Eisenhower administration.|
|PrVp 34||Vice President – Dwight D. Eisenhower administration.|
|Pr 35||President – John F. Kennedy administration.|
|PrEx 35||Executive Office of the President – John F. Kennedy administration.|
|PrVp 35||Vice President – John F. Kennedy administration.|
|Pr 36||President – Lyndon Johnson administration.|
|PrEx 36||Executive Office of the President – Lyndon Johnson administration.|
|PrVp 36||Vice President – Lyndon Johnson administration.|
|Y 3.Eq||Congressional Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (1965- )|
|Y 4.J 89/1:||House Committee on the Judiciary|
|Y 4.J 89/2:||Senate Committee on the Judiciary|
Links to Related Materials
United States Commission on Civil Rights (1957-) Documents | Search the catalog for these items.
Civil Rights in St. Louis Research Guide | Review an in-depth research guide focused on current and historical civil rights in St. Louis.
Civil Rights Digital Library | Promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale.
Guidelines for the Disposal of Civil Rights Suite Documents
Paper Monographs: Please compare your holdings to our Catalog and send any items you don’t find listed to us.
Serials and other formats: Send us a list with the main series title, the SuDoc stem for the series and the start/end dates (or start/end volume numbers).
Miscellaneous Materials: Contact the government documents Librarian, Tove Klovning, with a description of these materials.
Guidelines for the Disposal of Other Federal Government Documents
Because of our ongoing interest in historical government documents, we have agreed to serve as the local coordinator for Selectives in the St. Louis Metro area. This means that the Government Documents Librarian will receive discard lists from the other Metro area depositories and will distribute the lists to the other Metro area depositories for possible selection before the lists are passed on to the Regional Librarian.