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Jan. 29, 2001

Clinton Presidential Materials Project, 

Regular visitors to are surprised to find a new look and the total absence of material from the previous Clinton Administration. A new President now occupies the real and the virtual White House. So what happened to all of the Clinton era documents?

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the historical repository for important printed government information, now maintains collections of electronic documents as well. The Clinton Presidential Materials Project includes four "snapshots" of during the Clinton years, as well as a searchable "virtual library" containing press briefings, executive orders, radio addresses, and other public documents released between Jan. 20, 1993 and Jan. 20, 2001.

NARA's Office of the Federal Register publishes, in print and online, other sources with Presidential statements and official documents, including:

Of course, the Law Library has copies of the print versions of these essential sources:

  • the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, J80 .A284 at Reference Stacks
  • the Code of Federal Regulations, KF70 .A3, current year at Reference Stacks; previous five years at Classified Stacks; earlier editions at Basement (all volumes of Title 3 at Reference Stacks)
  • the Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, J80 .A283 at Classified Stacks. 
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