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.
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
Uses for alcohol in the Civil War
The dust bowl
Spies in the Revolutionary War
Scandal in the Government