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Who designed the Seal of the President of the United States? [Read on...]
Other resources for Presidential research
See topics: Presidents, and Government, Law
American Presidency Project
Site contains documents related to the study of the American Presidency, including public papers, annual messages to Congress, inaugural addresses, radio addresses, acceptance speeches, presidential candidates debates, party platforms, elections data, and an audio/video archive.
First Ladies Research
“The National First Ladies' Library is a national archive devoted to educating people about the contributions of First Ladies."
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
A library database (restricted access), JSTOR is an archive of journal scholarship, as well as books and primary resources.
Presidents @ Booth!
Library's Catalog This link opens in a new window
Start with the Library Catalog to see what books, etc. the Library has on a specific U.S. President.
Step 1: Enter as a subject the name of the president you are researching: last name, first name (e.g. Wilson, Woodrow) and then click SEARCH.
The screen will refresh and then ...
Step 2: Click on the subject heading to see a list of library items about that president.
This list is made up of both library books and open access websites that focus on presidental documents.
A compilation of the messages and papers of the presidents, 1789-1897 by
Call Number: J 81 .B96 (3rd floor)
Congress and the Nation; a review of government and politics in the postwar years. by
Call Number: KF 49 .C653 (3rd floor)
(vol 1-5) Summarizes and analyzes federal legislative and policy activity during each presidential term starting with 1945.
Compilation of Presidential Documents (1993-Current)
Formally called the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, it was published on every Monday from 1965-2009 and was the official publication of presidential statements, and other materials released by the White House Press Secretary. In 2009 the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents was replaced by the (Daily) Compilation of Presidential Documents.
Executive Orders Disposition Tables Index
"Disposition Tables contain information about Executive Orders beginning with those signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and are arranged according to Presidential administration and year of signature."
Presidential Speech Archive
"The Scripps Library, through cooperation with various presidential libraries, has been collecting some of the most important presidential speeches in American history."
Public Papers of the Presidents by
Call Number: JA80.A283 (3rd floor)
Publication Date: 1929 - Current
This series began in 1957 in response to a lack of uniform compilations of messages and papers of the Presidents before this time. The project eventually expanded & collected presidential papers prior to '57. Recently the series began to be digitized - see next two links below.