The Law Library of Congress and the Government Publishing Office continue to collaborate on the digitization of the United States Congressional Serial Set. The Digital Resources Division is excited to share an update on the project.
This fall, the volumes of the Serial Set from the 69th Congress will be publicly accessible through both the Law Library’s digital collections and GovInfo. Out of the 15,580 volumes and approximately 12 million pages in the Serial Set, 287 volumes will be available this fall.
The 69th Congress spans two sessions between the years 1925 and 1927. Within these three years, congressional publications include “Art and Artists of United States Capitol,” “Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States,” “The World War” volumes documenting the history of World War I, and a “National Wealth and Income” report by the Federal Trade Commission. Annual reports from various agencies and organizations were also published, including from the Government Printing Office (the former name of the Government Publishing Office), Public Health Service, Boy Scouts of America, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Smithsonian Institution. Historical events, like the enforcement of Prohibition, are also detailed in this set of volumes.
Scanned images of color maps and plates, similar to those on display in the From the Serial Set series will also be included.
The entire Serial Set digitization project is expected to last up to 10 years.