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Website of the Week for May 2, 2005

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

Website of the Week Archive


The American Presidency Project,

Addresses, State of the Union messages, debates, and other public papers of the Presidents--from Hoover to Bush II--are the notable contents of the American Presidency Project provided by the University of California-Santa Barbara.

The material is organized into major categories:

  • data
  • documents
  • elections
  • media.

Data includes statistics on Presidential popularity, number of political appearances, executive orders, and popular and electoral vote mandates.

Documents include speech and address transcripts, presidential nomination acceptance speeches, political party platforms, and materials relating to the 2000 election controversy.

Election data going back to 1828 includes number of electoral votes and popular vote tallies for each candidate.

The media category highlights audio and video clips of the Presidents.

The site also features a list of links to Presidential museums and libraries.

The collection is searchable by keyword and users may browse by month and year.

Another basic source for Presidential materials is the official Public Papers of the Presidents,

2008, M.G. Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington