GPO and LC Announce Digital Release of Historical Congressional Record for the 1940s
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), in partnership with the Library of Congress (LC), has made available on govinfo digitized versions of the Congressional Record (Bound Edition) from 1941-1950.
This release covers debates and proceedings of the 77th through the 81st Congresses. This era of Congress covers historical topics such as:
- World War II, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous “day that will live in infamy” address to Congress requesting a declaration of war against Japan
- VE and VJ Days
- The Franklin Roosevelt Presidency through April 1945 and the Presidency of Harry Truman through 1950
- The Marshall Plan
- The beginning of the Cold War
GPO and LC will continue to release digitized versions of the Bound Congressional Record all the way back to the first volume published in 1873. GPO published the first issue of the Congressional Record on March 5, 1873, and continues to publish the daily Congressional Record in print and digitally on govinfo.
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Previous Releases of the Bound Congressional Record
See Also: GPO Announces Digital Release of Historical Congressional Record for the 1950s (June 28, 2017)
See Also: Now Available Online From GPO: Historical Congressional Record For 1971-1980 (March 7, 2017)
See Also: Digitized Editions of Historical Congressional Record for the 1980s on GPO’s GovInfo (November 29, 2016)
See Also: GPO and Library of Congress Release Digital Bound Version of Congressional Record (1991-1998) (September 20, 2016)
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