The U.S. Congressional Serial Set, commonly known as the Serial Set, is a compilation of journals, reports, and documents from House and Senate proceedings as well as documents from executive departments and independent agencies. In addition to providing context for the federal legislative process, the Serial Set is a useful resource for understanding issues that have been investigated by Congress throughout history, including the geographical expansion of the United States, the nature of international affairs, national museum acquisitions, and much more. The Law Library of Congress and the Government Publishing Office are collaborating to digitize Serial Set documents published between the 15th (1817) and 103rd (1994) Congresses, thus making accessible two centuries' worth of American legislative history.
- Library of Congress and U.S. Government Publishing Office Digitizing U.S. Congressional Serial Set - October 22, 2019
- From the Serial Set: Ely S. Parker and the Tonawanda Seneca Nation - Bailey DeSimone - November 17, 2020
- From the Serial Set: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and Libraries - Bailey DeSimone - October 7, 2020
- From the Serial Set: Citizenship and Suffrage for Native Americans - Bailey DeSimone - September 25, 2020
- From the Serial Set: Residency, Race, and Suffrage - Bailey DeSimone - September 11, 2020
- From the Serial Set: The History of the Minimum Wage - Elina Lee - September 3, 2020
- From the Serial Set: Susan B. Anthony and the National Woman Suffrage Association - Bailey DeSimone - August 18, 2020
- From the Serial Set: In Diplomatic Fashion - Bailey DeSimone - July 21, 2020
- From the Serial Set: Pride in the Face of Prejudice - Bailey DeSimone - June 30, 2020
- From (and Before) the Serial Set: Collecting the American State Papers - Bailey DeSimone - June 18, 2020
- From the Serial Set: Congress and Territories - Bailey DeSimone - May 12, 2020
- From the Serial Set: “Memorials” and an International Copyright Law? - Bailey DeSimone - April 23, 2020
- From the Serial Set: “Peculiarities” of Life in D.C. (1880) - Bailey DeSimone - March 10, 2020
- From the Serial Set: Before It Was Presidents’ Day… - Bailey DeSimone - February 18, 2020
- From the Serial Set: 188 Years of the Law Library - Bailey DeSimone - January 17, 2020
- Library of Congress and U.S. Government Publishing Office Digitizing U.S. Congressional Serial Set - Donna Sokol - October 22, 2019
The City of Washington: From the Serial Set by Elina Lee, Law Library of Congress. This Story Map provides a short introduction of U.S. Congressional Serial Set and original resources of Washington D.C. plans. It also covers unique pictures of Washington D.C. history including maps, bills, illustrations, etc. A CSV file of mapped data associated with this Story Map can be found here.
City Sketches and the Census by Bailey DeSimone, Law Library of Congress. This Story Map provides an interactive look at several of the city profiles documented in the United States 1880 Census, as published in the United States Congressional Serial Set. This downloadable CSV file provides the mapped data in this Story Map.
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Last Updated: 12/30/2020