About the Serial Set

Online sources ~ Print holdings

"The Serial Set is comprised of the numbered Senate and House Documents and Senate and House Reports, bound by Session of Congress. The contents of the Serial Set have varied throughout the publication’s history, and at times have included House and Senate Journals, and the reports of executive departments and agencies.

Each volume is assigned a Serial Number, beginning with the 1st Session of the 15th Congress in 1817. Reports and Documents for each chamber begin with Number 1 at the beginning of the Congress, and are numbered consecutively through all sessions of that Congress." (Government Printing Office)

Serial Set : Online Sources

1789 - . (Includes precursor, American State Papers)
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Serial Set : Print holdings

1817 - 1979

Shelved in Rare/Annex

1980 - 2013

Olin Lower Level, Government Documents section.

Please note: Our printed Serial Set holdings are not complete. See United States Serial Set in John M. Olin Library, OLIN REF Z1223 A16 C74+ (2 vols.) for a shelf inventory list compiled in 1991.