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Government Information

A Guide to Government Information Sources

Presidential papers

Print copies of public presidential papers can be found in the W.E.B Du Bois Library, call numbers starting with J82, on the 17th floor. Electronic copies of papers from Hoover (1929) to present are found at the following web sites:

Presidential libraries

National Archives Presidential Libraries and Museums links to individual presidential library websites containing many documents online as well as additional information about the physical libraries and their collections.

American Presidency Project

Located at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the American Presidency Project contains over 90,133 documents related to the study of the Presidency including Innaugural and State of the Union addresses, convention speeches, press conferences and briefings.

American President: An Online Reference Resource

University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs includes in-depth information reviewed by scholars on each president and administration, as well as the Presidential Oral History Program.