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Government Resources: President

Presidential Papers

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Much of the content of Presidential Papers consists of the following:

  • Addresses to the Nation
  • Addresses and remarks
  • Appointments and nominations
  • Executive orders
  • Bill vetoes
  • Communications to Congress
  • Communications to Federal agencies
  • Bill signings
  • Interviews with the news media
  • Proclamations
  • Letters and messages
  • Meetings with foreign leaders and international officials
  • Joint statements
  • Resignations and retirements
  • Statements by the President

Compilation of Presidential Documents

A free website hosted by the Government Printing Office (GPO) and consists of weekly and daily Presidential documents (1993-present) released by the White House press secretary.

HathiTrust Digital Library: A Compilation of Messages and Papers of the President

A free website where historical presidential messages and papers are available in full text form as part of the Richardson collection. Some of the collection dates back to 1798-1909.

Public Papers of the Presidents

Select public papers of US Presidents are available on this free website which is hosted by the National Archives.

The American Presidency Project

This free website is maintained by the University of California, Santa Barbara and allows you to search for presidential documents and communications since 1789. Other documents such as administrative policy statements and releases from the Press Secretary are also available.

Federal Agencies

Federal Agency Directory

This free website includes a directory maintained by Louisiana State University and the Federal Depository Library Program. Current Federal Government executive and independent agencies, commissions, boards, and committees are also listed.

Current President

Whitehouse.gov

This website serves as the homepage of the Executive Branch.  You can locate a variety of presidential documents such as speeches, briefings, schedules and executive orders. Information regarding the current Administration, the White House, and popular topics can also be found here.