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ProQuest® Executive Branch Documents (1789-1932)
New collection provides invaluable historical context
Access a wide array of documents produced by the Federal government from our nation’s founding through the early 20th century. In addition to offering a record of Federal department and agency activities, this collection provides insight into virtually all facets of society.
Invaluable historical context for researchers across academic disciplines and in many types of institutions— colleges and universities, military centers, government agencies, public libraries, and law schools with:
- Entire range of executive branch publications listed in the 1909 Checklist—11+ million pages
- Fully searchable full-text PDFs, including annotations or abstracts and indexed names
- Controlled vocabulary subject indexing and metadata
- Agency report and SuDoc numbers and MARC records
- Topics spanning business and industry, foreign trade, navigation, immigration and population, health, causes of death, religious affiliations, military operations, weather conditions, and more
The wide range of content in Executive Branch Documents makes it suitable for serious researchers in all academic disciplines, including history and political science, social sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and business. It is of value to genealogists, as it includes many lists of names.
Content in Executive Branch Documents 1789-1932 targets the entire range of executive branch publications listed in the authoritative 1909 Checklist, created in 1911 by the U.S. Superintendent of Documents. The 1909 Checklist is the only systematic effort to provide a complete listing of all documents published by the U.S. Government in its first 120 years. Executive Branch Documents 1789-1932 includes all of the 200,000+ executive branch titles listed in the 1909 Checklist that were not included in the U.S. Serial Set, as well as an additional well-chosen 200,000 titles from 1910-1932. The entire collection consists of approximately 11M pages.
This unparalleled collection is offered as a stand-alone or as an add-on module for seamless searching across ProQuest Congressional subscriptions and designed to complement ProQuest Serial Set, 1789-1909.
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