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United States Government Documents: The Congress, the Presidency, and the Courts.

Lynn Thitchener, Government Selector. With gratitude to Fred Muratori, creator of the original US Government Documents guide.

Congressional Hearings : Overview

Online sources ~ Print & microform

"A hearing is a meeting or session of a Senate, House, joint, or special committee of Congress, usually open to the public, to obtain information and opinions on proposed legislation, conduct an investigation, or evaluate/oversee the activities of a government department or the implementation of a Federal law. In addition, hearings may also be purely exploratory in nature, providing testimony and data about topics of current interest. Most congressional hearings are published two months to two years after they are held." (GPO: About Congressional Hearings)

Hearings : Online Sources

Hearings : Print and Microform holdings

Years covered House/Senate Format  

1973 - .

Note: As of mid-2016, we are no longer receiving print copies of Congressional Hearings via the Federal Library Depository Program. All published hearings are now available online and discoverable via the library catalog.

Both Print/Online

Search the library catalog.

Add terms/phrases -- "united states" and congress* and hearing -- to a keyword search.

 

1956 -- 2008 Both microfiche Readex Government Documents Microfiche

Pre - 1973

Selected hearings purchased by the library.

Both Print

Search the library catalog.

Add terms/phrases -- "united states" and congress* and hearing -- to a keyword search.

1839,1856,
1864 - 1952*

Note: Include catalog records

House microfiche

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Lower Level, Microfiche 600

1834,1845,1860,
1863 - 1952*

 

Senate microfiche

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Lower Level, Microfiche 601

Hearings of the House Committee on Armed Services are cataloged together as a series from 1947 onward.     Uris Library UA23.3 A3 H43.
*The Microfiche 600/601 set may be lacking some hearings for the 74th through 78th Congresses, or from 1935 - 1944. Search the library catalog for print versions of hearings from 1953-1955.