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Guide to Legal Resources

STATE GOVERNMENT---GENERAL INFORMATION

BOOK OF THE STATES

  • Purpose: Comprehensive manual on state activities.
  • Arrangement: By sections listed below. Use index at back for specific information.
  • Notes: Published biennially in even-numbered years. Two supplements usually issued in the odd-numbered years: (1) Listing of state elective officials and legislators, (2)   Administrative Officials classified by function.

  • Sections on Intergovernmental affairs; Legislation, elections and constitutions; Governors and the executive branch; Legislatures; Judiciary; Administration; Finances; Major state services (education, transportation, health, safety, resources, etc.)
  • Location: Latest edition in Ref JK 2403 B6. Earlier volumes in General Collection.
CSG STATE DIRECTORY (Council of State Governments)
  • Purpose: Directory of state agencies and employees for all states.  Includes seal, population, estimated spending and other information.
  • Location: Ref JK 2403 S68

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ON THE NET

OFFICIAL MANUAL OF MISSOURI
  • Purpose: Guide to state government. Summarizes activities of each department, gives   names and addresses of people in various agencies. Sometimes referred to as "The Blue Book."
  • Arrangement: By department. Index at the back.
  • Location: Reference has the latest edition: Ref JK 5430 M5, Special Collection has 1889 to date.
    Also online through the Missouri Secretary of State's Office.

  • Micromaterials has (on microfiche in Cabinet 20 Drawer 9) 1879-1971/72.
 

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