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LEGISLATIVE DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

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Unless otherwise specified, all of the call numbers refer to items which can be retrieved on the Lower Level of the Science, Industry and Business Library. (*R precedes Library of Congress call numbers, which are on items on the Open Reference Shelves of the Lower Level or at the McGraw Desk).

The New York Public Library, as a federal depository library, receives legislative debates and proceedings in a variety of formats. Please consult the indexes before trying to locate the text.

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD contains: Proceedings of the House; Proceedings of the Senate; Extensions of Remarks; Daily Digest

HOUSE and SENATE JOURNALS contain: Minutes of daily sessions; Concise record of legislative action (NOT text of floor debate)

Indexes

Title Call Number
Indexes to the Congressional Globe *R KF 35.G46 (1833-73)
Congressional Record Index *R KF 35.U58 (1919,1977- 1996)
For other years see microfilm or microfiche

Location (Text)

Title Call Number
U.S. Congress. Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States. (Annals of Congress) IDF (U.S. Congress. Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States)
(1789-1824)
Note: Item is at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street
U.S. Congress. Register of Debates. IDF (U. S. Congress. Register of debates in Congress)
(1824-1837)
Note: Item is at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street
U.S. Congress. Congressional Globe. *ZAN-B44 (1833-1873)
Congressional Record (permanent edition) *ZAN-B45 (1873-1980)
Congressional Record (permanent edition) *XLF-412 (1981-88)
Congressional Record (permanent edition) GPO (Government Printing Office) Microfiche
X. [Cong./Session]: [vol./pt.], (1981-1988)

(example for 1981: X.97/1:127/pt.1- )

Congressional Record (permanent edition) GPO (Government Printing Office) Microfiche
X1.1 [Cong./Session]: [vol./pt.], (1988-97)

(example for 1989:
X.1.1 101/1:134/pt.1 - )

Congressional Record (daily edition) GPO (Government Printing Office) Microfiche
X/A. [Cong./Session]: [vol./pt.], (Jan. 1986-Sept. 22, 1993)

(example for 1985:
X/A 99/1:131,no.1 - )

Congressional Record (daily edition) GPO (Government Printing Office) Microfiche
X1.1A [Cong./Session]: [vol./pt.], (Sept. 23, 1993- Present)

(example for 1994:
X1.1A 103/2:140, no. 1

Congressional Record (daily edition) *R KF 35.A57 (latest six months)
Journal of the House of Representatives. JBM 96-175 (1789-1814, 1853-)
United States. Senate. Journal.

JBM-97-107 (1789 - 1815, 1817/18, 1953-1985, 1987-);
*KRD (United States. Senate. Journal) (1789-1816/17);
Note: Item is at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street
(1817/18-1952 included in "Serial Set")

Web Sites

Debates of Congress
Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837), Congressional Globe (1833-1873), Congressional Record (1873-1875)

Congressional Record Index (1983-Present)

Congressional Record - GPO (Government Printing Office) Access (1994 - )

House Journal (1991-98)