Government Information: United States
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 21:12.
I'm looking for the annual reports of the U.S. Alien Property Custodian from 1919 to 1926. According to Socrates, Stanford owns only the 1922 report. Where can I find the other years?
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 20:44.
Where can I find the papers of America's founders, the framers of the U.S. Constitution?
You might want to start with Stanford's U.S. History Collections Page for Colonial/Revolutionary History, specifically the section on founders' documents, which has links to digital papers and locations for print items.
As far as digital collections go, there are two good databases: Thomas (from the Library of Congress) and the Avalon Project from Yale Law School. The Avalon Project's page has a search function. Start by linking to pre-18th century documents, then search for "framers." You will find many relevant documents.
Submitted by email@example.com on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 19:50.
I'm looking for something listed on Lexis Nexis Congressional as a Committee Print called "The Facts and Science of Climate Change." There are no listings for this item in Socrates, Melvyl, or WorldCat. Was it ever distributed to Federal depository libraries?
While many Committee Prints are distributed to depositories via the Government Printing Office (GPO), not all are. This is up to the committee in question. This one was never distributed, but fortunately it is available here on the committee website.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 19:44.
How much did the federal government spend on national defense in 1942?
You can find historical data about U.S. military spending in "Historical tables, budget of the United States Government," published annually by the Office of Management and Budget. This is available online and in print. In that document, "military spending" refers to national defense.
In addition, there are many organizations and websites that analyze military expenditures in global contexts, including Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Statistical Resources on the Web Military and Defense, and World Wide Military Expenditure.