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Finding Primary Document Collections:
                                Government & Politics

 



 

PRESIDENTIAL POWERS

CONGRESS

A Century of lawmaking for a new nation: U.S. Congressional documents and debates 1774-1875 (Library of Congress)
 

Documents of the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention 1774-1789  (Library of Congress)
 

FEDERAL & SUPREME COURTS

Federal Courts Web Archive The Federal Courts Web Archive provides unique resources for scholars and others conducting retrospective research into the work of the federal judiciary. This collection includes the websites of the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. This collection also includes the sites of the federal judiciary’s specialty courts, including the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  (Library of Congress)

ELECTORATE


IDENTITY POLITICS
POLITICAL ADVERTISING
PROPAGANDA
Posters: Yankee Poster Collection  The Yanker Poster Collection includes more than 3,000 political, propaganda, and social issue posters and handbills, dating 1927-1980. Most posters are from the United States, but over 55 other countries and the United Nations are also represented.  (Library of Congress)
POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES:
CONSERVATISM
Choosing Sides: Right Wing Icons in the Group Research Records  a rich resource documenting the organizations, people, and campaigns of conservative activists in the United States from the early-1960s to the mid-1990s. (Columbia University)

Southern Conservative. The Southern Conservative ("to plead for a return of Constitutional Government") was a right-wing newspaper published from 1950 to 1962. (University of Houston)
LIBERALISM
LIBERTARIANISM