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United States Statutes at Large – Public Laws

Location: Microfiche Cabinet 23, Drawer 7


The United States Statutes at Large is legal and permanent evidence of all the laws enacted during each  session of Congress . It also contains concurrent resolutions, reorganization plans, proposed and ratified amendments to the Constitution, and proclamations by the President.

How to search the collection

The full text of the United States Statutes at Large for 1789-1875 (v.1-18) is available on the World Wide Web at the Library of Congress American Memory website.  It can be searched by subject.

The microfiche collection which includes v.1-v.77A(1789-1963) has a subject index starting with v.5 (24th – 8th Congress, 1835-1845).  It is at the end of each volume. An individual index was introduced with v. 65 (82nd Congress, 1951),  and v.105 (102nd Congress, 1991) introduced a popular name index.

V.78 -114 (88th-106th Congress, 1964-2000) are available in print in the General Collection KF 50 A3.

V. 1 – v.111  (1789 -1997) are available full-text on the World Wide Web LexisNexis Congressional.  Search them by putting in the  Public Law number.


For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out these
Subject Categories:

Law -- United States.

United States -- Foreign relations -- Treaties

Time Period: 18th Century   19th Century   20th Century  

Subject keywords: Congressional papers, Law