The U.S. Congressional Serial Set, commonly known as the Serial Set, is a compilation of many types of government documents that has been published since1817. It is digitized by the Law Library of Congress, and is made publicly available through a partnership between the U.S. Government Publishing Office and the Law Library of Congress. The joint digitization project is a multi-year effort. Additional volumes of the Serial Set will be added to this collection as they are available.
Except for a gap from 1970-1985 (a period for which the BC Law Library can provide coverage), O'Neill Library has complete holdings for the American State Papers and Serial Set. This page provides an overview of both sets of publications.
Two additional pages provide information on the types of Senate and House publications contained within the Serial Set.
GENERAL SOURCES FOR THE SERIAL SET
U.S. Serial Set (BC Community Only)
ProQuest Congressional (BC Community Only)
Indexes and Fiche Holdings
CIS U.S. Serial Set Index and Microfiche Library, 1789-1969
CIS Index and Abstract, 1970-present
The American State Papers are arranged into ten sections: 1. Foreign Affairs 2. Indian Affairs 3. Finances 4. Commerce and Navigation 5. Military Affairs 6. Naval Affairs 7. Post Office Department 8. Public Lands 9. Claims 10. Miscellaneous
See the introduction to the Library of Congress' American State Papers database for a quick overview.
CIS Serial Set Fiche Library. O'Neill Microfiche KF49.C65. The ASP are found at the beginning of the collection.
O'Neill Stacks J33 .A5.
Volumes are selective and do not circulate.