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U.S. Congressional Serial Set

What is the Serial Set, how does it work, and where can you find it at Sam Houston?

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE SERIAL SET

WHAT IS IT?

Committees make reports when they investigate legislation or activities and recommend action to the House or Senate, based on the findings.  After every Congress, House, Senate, Executive reports, and miscellaneous documents are bound in a volume that is assigned a number.

There are more than 15,000 volumes of the Serial Set, dating back to 1789.

GPO EXPLAINS THE SERIAL SET 

EXPLAINATION FROM THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

 

EXAMPLES OF GENERAL TOPICS FOUND INSIDE:

Congressional work-day materials:  journals, directories or manuals, public and private legislation, annual reports from agencies, investigations, surveys and statistics.

Reports about bills or hearings that went before Congress

 

EXAMPLES OF SOME SPECIFIC TOPICS: 

Un-American activities/testimonies from famous actors or important figures of the day.

Female slave trafficking in the early part of the century

Women's Suffrage

Uses for alcohol in the Civil War 

Apache wars

The dust bowl

Spies in the Revolutionary War

Scandal in the Government 

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