Government Documents and Maps
Documents in the Spotlight
The Proceedings and Debates of the United States Congress
The Government Publishing Office and Library of Congress embarked on a major effort to digitize older editions of the Congressional Record. While this project is ongoing, a significant amount of work has been completed making this collection worthy of mention for those who need, or prefer, to search for and read these documents in an online format.
The Congressional Record began in 1873 and contains the daily proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. This resource provides insight into how Congress addressed significant topics on our nation’s history.
Currently available for online searching are Volume 061 (1921) through Volume 154 (2008). Bound copies may be found in the Government Documents Collection located in the basement of the Porter Henderson Library.
The index to the Congressional Record lists individuals, organizations, and topics mentioned the Congressional Record and provides the date and page number for locating pertinent information. Information for the years 1983 through 2017 is available online. Bound copies may be found in the Government Documents Collection located in the basement of the Porter Henderson Library.
- United States Government Information
- Texas Government Information
- Texas State Agency Databases (Publicly searchable databases from agencies of the State of Texas)
- State Agency Databases
- Maps, Aerial Photographs, & Satellite Images
- Statistics & Data for Topics in Government Information
- Guides to Special Topics from Government Documents
- FDsys (Federal Digital System) (GPO’s official system of record)
- Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (GPO’s online catalog)
- TRAIL: Texas Records and Information Locator
- Documents in the Spotlight (archives)
- Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)
- FDLP Partnerships
- More Information About Government Documents and Maps
Government Documents and Maps are part of the Research Support Unit of the Porter Henderson Library. The Collections are housed in a newly-remodeled corner of the Basement. The Library has been a selective depository for the Federal Depository Library Program since 1964 and a member of the Texas State Publications Depository Program since 1963. Budget cuts to the Texas State Library & Archives during the 2011 Legislative session, however, effectively ended the state publication program in July, 2011.
If you have questions regarding government publications or other government information, please contact Kimberly Wirth, Coordinator of Information Literacy/Research Librarian, at (325) 486-6527, or Kimberly.Wirth@angelo.edu