U.S. Congressional Committee Prints, mid 1800s +
Mid-1800's-1969 - Microfiche Cabinet 26, Drawer 5-6
1970-1982 - Microfiche Cabinet 29, Drawer 1 - Cabinet 30, Drawer 8
1983+ - Microfiche Cabinet 60, Drawer 9 - Cabinet 64, Drawer 9
Scope: "Monographic studies on topics of public
concern; investigative reports often prepared to supplement information
developed during the hearings process; section-by-section analyses of bills and
comparative prints of bills; confidential staff reports and printed memoranda;
directories, bibliographies, and other reference materials; reports on committee
activities, drafts of legislative reports and other publications used by
committees in their day-to-day work; hearings excerpts, digests, and, in some
cases, full hearings texts issued as prints in unrevised or revised form." (CIS
U.S. Congressional Committee Prints Index)
How to search the collection:
There are two indexes for finding information in the U.S. Congressional
Committee Prints,mid-1800's-1969. They are:
CIS U.S. Congressional
Committee Prints Index (Reference KF 40 .C572 1980) has an index to:
subjects, titles, Congress and committees, bill numbers, and Superintendent of
Documents Classification Numbers. It covers from the mid-1800's through
1. Search for the title/name/subject that you want. Write down
the numbers you find.
Example from CIS U.S. Congressional Committee Prints
Admission of the state of Alaska into the Union
"86" is the Congress, "1" is the Congressional session, "57" is the year,
"H4916" is the CIS Accession Number.
2. Go to Microfiche Cabinet 26, Drawer 5-6. Look for the House,
Senate or Joint Committee Prints ( in this case House). Look for the CIS
3. Go to Microfiche Cabinet 26, Drawer 5-6. Look for the House, Senate or
Joint Committee Prints ( in this case House). Look for the CIS Accession
the search box in
Congressional to look up your topic. The search engine will
return a variety of documents; use the Narrow Results option on the
bottom right to limit just to prints.
2. The record for any hearing will give you the CIS Number for the hearing.
CIS Number Example
The "78" is the year. "H" is for house. "70" the committee, office or special
category; "2" = committee print; "1" sequential number of the publication.
3. Go to Microfiche Cabinets 29, Drawer 1-Cabinet 30, Drawer 8 to find the
hearing that you want.
The best index to find committee prints from 1983+ is the
ProQuest Congressional Index. It covers committee prints
from 1789+. It also contains some full text of prints.
Congressional Index to look up your topic as
2. Prints from 1983 and after are organized by SuDoc number instead of CIS
number. The record will give you the SuDoc Number for the hearing.
SuDoc Number example
Y4.Sci2 is the SuDoc stem number. Y4 always stands for a Congressional
information. 95/19 is the book number. (See
Documents Classification System for details)
3. Go to Microfiche Cabinet 60, Drawer 9 - Cabinet 64, Drawer 8 to find the
committee print that you want.
CIS U.S. Congressional
Committee Prints Index (Reference KF 40 .C572 1980)
CIS Annual 1970-1998 (Reference KF 49 C62)
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Time Period: 19th Century 20th Century 21st Century
Subject keywords: Congressional Papers
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