Executive Agencies and the Office of President

Info on Office of the President and Executive Agencies, including Biographies, Treaties and Executive Orders

Presidential Records Act

Public Papers of the Presidents: Two version online

There are two versions of the Public Papers of The Presidents online: govinfo and University of Michigan. Both are full image and easy to use. They have some different features so you can pick the one you like best. 

Also available free online through University of Michigan (but does not include George W. Bush or Barack Obama; see Govinfo version for these).


Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States (Print)

Compiled and published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, 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.

Each volume contains the papers and speeches of the President that were issued by the Office of the Press Secretary. 

Click link for details on print and microfilm versions at UTSA Libraries:

Other Sources of Presidential Papers

Compilation of Presidential Documents

Founders Online

Vice Presidential Papers

The Presidential Records Act of 1978 that made Presidential records public property also included Vice Presidential Papers.

Papers of vice presidents who later became president are kept with their presidential papers. National Archives has the papers of vice presidents Gore and Cheney. Papers of other vice presidents who never served as president are available in various places.