The The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR), have digitized volumes of The Public Papers of the Presidents for Presidents Herbert Hoover (1929) through George H.W. Bush (1991), with the exception of the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidency. The papers of President Franklin Roosevelt were published privately before the commencement of the official Public Papers series.
The Public Papers of the Presidents are currently published twice a year and covers a six-month period. They may be accessed for free on GPO’s govinfo, the one-stop site to authentic, published Government information.
The Public Papers of the Presidents, which are compiled and published by OFR/NARA, began in 1957 in response to a recommendation of the National Historical Publications Commission. Noting the lack of uniform compilations of messages and papers of the Presidents before this time, the Commission recommended the establishment of an official series in which Presidential writings, addresses, and remarks of a public nature could be made available. This recommendation was issued under section 6 of the Federal Register Act (44 U.S.C. 1506).
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GPO Digitizes Public Papers Of The Presidents: Hoover, Truman – George H.W. Bush Added to the Collection
Filed by July 10, 2019on