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U.S. Congress

Congressional Document Collections

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873 and is still published today. It is published daily when Congress is in session. At the back of each daily issue is the "Daily Digest," which summarizes the day's floor and committee activities.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set

The United States Congressional Serial Set is a serially numbered collection of United States Congressional House and Senate Reports, Documents, and some related publications.

The official call number (Superintendent of Documents number) for the Serial Set is Y 1.1/2. It is a compilation of documents from the following series: 

  • Y 1.1/3 - Senate Documents
  • Y 1.1/4 - Senate Treaty Documents
  • Y 1.1/5 - Senate Reports
  • Y 1.1/6 - Senate Executive Reports
  • Y 1.1/7 - House Documents
  • Y 1.1/8 - House Reports
  • and other related publications

Publication of the set began in 1789 and continues today.

Online Access

Print Format at Gleeson Library

Gleeson Library's print Serial Set collection spans from Volume 12559 (1963) to Volume 14393 (1997) with gaps in coverage. The Serial Set is shelved on the 3rd floor of Gleeson Library, along the south wall of the north wing.


For a more detailed explanation of the Serial Set, see the following guides:

U.S. Congressional Serial Set: What it is and it's History (Virginia Saunders, GPO)

An Overview of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (Richard J. McKinney, Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.)

Additional Congressional Publications