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Print Indexes to Historic Government Documents: Home

Provides a list of print indexes in Milner Library useful for locating government documents.

Print Indexes

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Government Publications of the United States, September 5, 1774-March 4, 1881, compiled by Ben Perley Poore.

Executive, legislative and judicial federal documents arranged chronologically according to publication's date of issue;  includes a general index. Continued by John Ames' work Comprehensive index to the publications of the United States government, 1881-1893 (see below). Location Floor 4 Documents Stacks Z1223 .A1885C

Checklist of United States Public Documents 1789-1909, Congressional: to close of Sixtieth Congress; departmental: to end of calendar year 1909, compiled by Mary A. Hartwell.

  • Lists of congressional and departmental publications dating from 1789 thtough 1909; arranged by agency and classification number where applicable, 1707 pages. Location Floor 4 Documents Stacks DOC. GP 3.2:789-909 (2 copies)

Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1789-1970: Indexes, compiled by Daniel W. Lester and Marilyn A. Lester.

Five volume work

v. 1. Superintendent of Documents classification author-organizations. Table of contents of microfilm reels.

v. 2. U.S. Government author-organization index.

v. 3. Departmental keyword indexes to U.S. Government author-organizations.

v. 4. U.S. Government serial titles, 1789-1970.

v. 5. Master keyword index to the publication-issuing offices of the U.S. Government, 1789-1970.

Location Floor 4 Documents Stacks Z 1223 .Z7 .L45

Cumulative Title Index to U.S. Government Publication, 1789-1975, compiled by Daniel Lester, Sandra Faull, Lorraine Lester

  • Sixteen volumes contains alphabetical  listing of documents titles. Location Floor 4 Documents Stacks Z 1223 .Z7 .L47 

A Guide to Census Publications, 1790-1945

  • Single comprehensive listing of all materials issued by the Bureau of the Census and its predecessor organizations.census publications from 1790 to 1945 arranged by the Superintendent of Documents Classification system; includes detailed index.

Location Floor 2 Desk Documents Reference (2 copies)      DOC. C 3.2:P 96/8/790-945 DOC. C 3.2:P 96/8/790-945/1968

Comprehensive Index to the Publications of the United States Government, 1881-1893, by John G. Ames.

  • Comprehensive index of government publications from 1889 to 1893 that continues Poore's Descriptive Catalogue. Arranged alphabetically by subject area with a personal name index in volume 2. Location Floor 4 Documents Stacks Z 1223 .A1905

Document Catalog, 1893-1940

  • Entries are under both personal and governmental authors, subject, and title. Includes a complete list of executive order covered in the period covered. Location Floor 4 Documents Stacks Z 1223 .A1905

Monthly Catalog of the United States Government Publications, 1895-1995

Entries for author, title, subject and series/reports in annual publications. Location Floor 4 Documents Stacks GP 3.2:years

Cumulative Subject Index to the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1900-1971

Fifteen volumes provide subject access to the Monthly Catalog. Location Floor 4 Documents Stacks Z 1223 .A183