May 26, 2022

New Online: GPO and LC Issue Digital Release of Historical Congressional Record For 1911-1921

From the Government Publishing Office:

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the Library of Congress to release the digital version of the bound Congressional Record from 1911-1921 on GPO’s govinfo.

This release covers the debates and proceedings of the 62nd through the 66th Congresses.

This era of Congress covers historical topics such as:

  • The final year of the administration of President Taft, the election and reelection of President Wilson, and the election of President Harding
  • Ratification of the 16th (income tax), 17th (popular election of Senators), 18th (Prohibition), and 19th (voting rights for women) Amendments to the Constitution
  • Admission of New Mexico and Arizona as states
  • Jeanette Rankin elected as first woman to the House of Representatives
  • Establishment of the Federal Reserve
  • Enactment of P.L. 62-5, capping the number of Members of the House of Representatives at 435
  • Senate enactment of the cloture rule to limit debate
  • Sinking of the Lusitania
  • World War I

Direct to Congressional Record Section (Browse)

Direct to govinfo Advanced Search Interface (Options to Limit By Collections, Title, etc.)

Previous Releases of the Bound Congressional Record

See Also:  GPO and LC Release Digitized Bound Congressional Record for the 1920s (October 27, 2017)

See Also:  U.S. GPO Announces Release of Digitized Bound Congressional Record for the 1930s (August 22, 2017)

See Also: GPO and LC Announce Digital Release of Historical Congressional Record for the 1940s (August 1, 2017)

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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