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Search congressional hearings, the full congressional record dating back to 1789, and more.
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The Congressional Record is the official record of House and Senate proceedings. 1995 - present.
C-SPAN Video Library: Congressional Chronicle
C-SPAN's Congressional Chronicle contains videos and closed captions of House and Senate proceedings. Search videos by keyword, people, organizations, topics, date, and more.
The following resources can help you locate audio and video recordings of speeches made by past Presidents and the current POTUS.
Organized by two Professors of Communications at Baylor University and Vanderbilt, this site provides contains important addresses of the current and past Presidents of the United States.
Vincent Voice Library
Organized by Michigan State University faculty, the Vincent Voice Library provides audio recordings of the POTUS, current and past.
American Presidency Project
Containing a media archive, the American Presidency Project, established at UC Santa Barbara, is an online archive containing over 114,000 documents related to the American Presidency.
Additional Resources for Government Publications
National Security Archive (George Washington University)
"Founded in 1985 by journalists and scholars to check rising government secrecy, the National Security Archive combines a unique range of functions: investigative journalism center, research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents ('the world's largest nongovernmental collection' according to the Los Angeles Times), leading non-profit user of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, public interest law firm defending and expanding public access to government information, global advocate of open government, and indexer and publisher of former secrets."
Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera (Princeton University)
"The Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera is a steadily growing repository containing a previously unavailable subset of Princeton’s Latin American Ephemera Collection as well as newly acquired materials being digitized and added on an ongoing basis."
Understanding the Iran-Contra Affairs (Brown University)
"Provides information about the rise of the contra rebels in Nicaragua and about the Iranian Revolution, as well as the U.S. responses to both. Moreover, the website details the media’s discovery and later press coverage of the Affairs, and the subsequent televised congressional hearings. This website also describes the investigations and prosecutions of government officials conducted by special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh."
Foreign Relations of the United States
"The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity."
U.S. Department of State
Find sources on diplomacy, international security, specific countries and regions, and more.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
"The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document, when available. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general keywords, or click on Advanced Search for more options."