About the Serial Set

Online sources ~ Print holdings


"The U.S. Congressional Serial Set, commonly referred to as the Serial Set, contains the House and Senate Documents and the House and Senate Reports bound by session of Congress. It began publication with the 15th Congress, 1st Session (1817). Documents before 1817 may be found in the American State Papers. In general, it includes: committee reports related to bills and other matters, presidential communications to Congress, treaty materials, certain executive department publications, and certain non-governmental publications." (Government Printing Office)

Serial Set : Online Sources

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.