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Executive Branch: American Government


Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

This guide provides an overview of resources on the Executive Office of the President.

Finding Documents in the Weekly Compilation

"The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is published every Monday and is the official publication of presidential statements, messages, remarks, and other materials released by the White House Press Secretary."

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents 1965-2009 (BC Community Only)

GPO Federal Digital System 1993-Present

O'Neill Library; J80.A284  Aug-Dec 1965 - Oct 2000

What Documents are Included in the Weekly Compilation?

  • proclamations
  • executive orders
  • speeches
  • press conferences
  • communications to Congress and Federal agencies
  • statements regarding bill signings and vetoes
  • appointments, nominations
  • reorganization plans
  • resignations
  • retirements
  • acts approved by the president
  • nominations submitted to the Senate
  • White House announcements
  • press releases

The following documents are then published as appendices to the Public Papers of the Presidents:

  • A digest of the president's daily schedule and meetings, when announced, and other items of general interest issued by the Office of the Press Secretary;
  • The president's nominations submitted to the Senate;
  • A checklist of materials released by the Office of the Press Secretary containing releases of the Office of the Press Secretary that are neither printed items nor covered by entries in the Digest of Other White House Announcements.
  • A table of proclamations, executive orders, and other presidential documents released by the Office of the Press Secretary and published in the Federal Register

See also the Public Papers of the Presidents.