Executive Agencies and the Office of President
Types of Presidential Documents
Executive Orders are signed documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government.
Proclamations are signed documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States communicates information on holidays, commemorations, special observances, and trade.
Administrative orders are unnumbered signed documents through which the President of the United States conducts the administrative operations of the Federal Government. Administrative orders include but are not limited to memoranda, notices, determinations, letters, and messages.
Executive Orders & Presidential Proclamations
Executive Orders are binding, unilateral proclamations used by a President to exercise authority. Presidential proclamations are more ceremonial in nature, such as declaring National Safe Boating Week.
Older Executive Orders & Proclamations
Unnumbered Executive Orders and Proclamations
Vol. 1 : Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison
Vol. 2 : Monroe, Adams, Jackson
Vol. 3 : Jackson, Van Buren,
Vol. 4 : Harrison, Tyler, Polk
Vol. 5 : Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan
Vol. 6 : Lincoln, Johnson
Vol. 7 : Grant, Hayes
Vol. 8 : Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland
Vol. 9 : Harrison, Cleveland
Vol. 10 : Appendex and Index
Also in print: JPL 3rd Floor J81 B96 (10 volumes)