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

1973 - 2016

Chamber: House and Senate
Format: Print/Online
Locations: Search the library catalog. Add the terms/phrases "united states" and "congress" and "hearing" to a keyword search.
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.

1956 - 2008

Chamber: House and Senate
Format: Microfiche
Locations: Readex Government Documents Microfiche

Pre - 1973

Chamber: House and Senate
Format: Print
Note: Selected hearings purchased by the library.
Locations: Search the library catalog. Add the terms/phrases "united states" and "congress" and "hearing" to a keyword search.

1839,1856,1864 - 1952*

Chamber: House
Format: Microfiche
Locations: Microfiche 600. Olin Library, Lower Level

1839,1856,1864 - 1952*

Chamber: Senate
Format: Microfiche
Locations: Microfiche 601. Olin Library, Lower Level*

*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.

Note: Hearings of the House Committee on Armed Services are cataloged together, as a series, from 1947 onward.
Location: Uris Library UA23.3 A3 H43.