Excerpt from memo from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, April 14, 1969 via FBI Confidential Files database
FBI Confidential Files: Radical Politics in the US 1945-1972 (ProQuest History Vault)This link opens in a new windowThis collection covers investigations and tracking of the activities of Communist groups, Communist-front groups, and other left-wing organizations in the U.S. by the FBI and the Subversive Activities Control Board from 1945-1972. It includes files from the office of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, many of which were originally intended to be destroyed but were preserved through both intended and inadvertent exceptions to Hoover’s orders.
Pentagon PapersThis link opens in a new windowA comprehensive resource to access this major Vietnam War study initially commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in 1967.
Records of the Children's Bureau. 1912-1969 (ProQuest History Vault)This link opens in a new windowThis collection consists of reports, speeches, correspondence, court hearings, and research materials from the Children's Bureau, the first federal agency dedicated entirely to protecting the welfare of children and families. Documents span the years from the creation of the Children’s Bureau in 1912 through 1969.
Slavery and the Law (ProQuest History Vault)This link opens in a new windowFeatures petitions on race, slavery, and free blacks that were submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses between 1775 and 1867. Also includes the State Slavery Statutes collection, a comprehensive record of the laws governing American slavery from 1789-1865.
Digital National Security ArchiveThis link opens in a new windowComprehensive collections of primary documents released through the Freedom of Information Act. Includes many aspects of U.S. foreign policy and military policy from 1945 to the present. Overlaps with U.S. Declassified Documents but has more recent coverage.
Gun Regulation and Legislation in AmericaThis link opens in a new windowThis collection includes key compiled federal legislative histories, relevant congressional hearings, Congressional Research Service Reports, Supreme Court briefs, and more. Links to nearly 500 scholarly articles, an extensive bibliography, and a balanced selection of external resources to further research this subject are also provided.
Taxation & Economic Reform in America, Parts I & II, 1781-2009This link opens in a new windowThis historical archive contains legislative history materials and other documents. It includes the complete Carlton Fox Collection of historical legislation related to the internal revenue laws from 1909-1950 plus more than 100 other legislative histories related to taxation, economic reform, and stimulus plans.
U.S. Presidential LibraryThis link opens in a new windowIncludes Public Papers of the Presidents, Daily and Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, and other documents related to U.S. Presidents.
Congressional BillsThis link opens in a new windowContains all published versions of bills from the 103rd (1993-1994) Congress to the present.
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Congress and the CourtsThis link opens in a new windowDocuments prepared by various Congresses relating to the purpose, formation, organization, and restructuring of the federal government from 1787 to 2010.
ProQuest CongressionalThis link opens in a new windowCovers abstracts and indexing for hearings, reports, documents and committee prints. Date coverage: 1970-
U.S. Congressional DocumentsThis link opens in a new windowIncludes Congressional Record from its inception in 1873 as well as the three predecessor titles: Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837) and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873), among other publications.
U.S. Congressional Serial SetThis link opens in a new windowBegan in 1817 as the official collection of all reports and documents published by the U. S. Congress. Major primary source material on all aspects of American history.
U.S. Federal Legislative History LibraryThis link opens in a new windowComprehensive federal legislative histories published by the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and private publishers including a comprehensive index.
The Courts & the Law
U.S. Supreme Court LibraryThis link opens in a new windowThe official U.S. Reports derived from bound volumes as well as preliminary prints, slip opinions, and books and periodicals related to the Court.
History of Supreme Court NominationsThis link opens in a new windowFocuses on past and present Supreme Court Justices beginning with the first Supreme Court Justice John Jay. Includes various hearings that have never before been published.
U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice CollectionThis link opens in a new windowThis collection includes the official opinions of the U.S. Attorney General (both the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States as well as the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice).
State Attorney General Reports and OpinionsThis link opens in a new windowThis collection includes access to the State Attorney General Reports & Opinions for all fifty states as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Also includes access to the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice and the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States.
United Nations Law CollectionThis link opens in a new windowThe collection major United Nations legal publications, including the complete collection of the United Nations treaty series. Also included are the Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements, United Nations Legislative Series, United Nations juridical yearbook, Official records of the First, Second, and Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea with Final Act , International Court of Justice reports, advisory opinions and orders, and more.
United Nations Treaty CollectionThis link opens in a new windowContains full text of the United Nations Treaty Series, the United Nations Treaty Series Cumulative Index, and the League of Nations Treaty Series, the current status of the Multilateral Treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, and texts of recently deposited multilateral treaties.