Government Documents

Curry Library has been a selective depository of United States documents since 1900. Much of the current state and federal government information is now produced in electronic format accessible on-line through the Internet.


Many of the government documents held by Curry Library can be located by using the on-line public catalog. Most of the documents are shelved in closed stacks. Ask at the circulation desk for them (by their classification number) or contact the Government Documents Librarian.

Government documents can be checked out to William Jewell faculty, students and staff. The public can also access the print materials by contacting Rebecca Hamlett at The loan period is the same as for other materials. The general public is welcome to use the documents in the library.

Contact the Government Documents Librarian at for assistance with this collection.

The website for the Missouri State Publications with digital access to Missouri Government Documents can be found here. The website for the Official Manual of the State of Missouri, including historical volumes, is located here.

A list of critical government document titles is designated by the Federal Depository Library Administration. These titles are available electronically through the Charles F. Curry Library via the links below.


SuDocs #

American FactFinder C 3.300:
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids GP 3.39
Budget of the United States Government PREX 2.8:
PREX 2.8/1:
PREX 2.8/1:
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance PREX 2.20:
PREX 2.20:
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications GP 3.8/8-9
Census of Population and Housing: Population & Housing Unit Counts (all states, U.S. Summary, and Puerto Rico) (Series PHC-3) C 3.223/5:
C 3.223/5:
Census of Population and Housing: Summary Population & Housing Characteristics (all states, U.S. Summary, and Puerto Rico) (Series PHC-1) C 3.223/18:
C 3.223/18:
Census of Population and Housing: Summary Social, Economic, & Housing Characteristics (all states, U.S. Summary, and Puerto Rico) (Series PHC-2) C 3.223/23:
C 3.223/23:
Census of Population and Housing: Social, Economic, & Housing Characteristics (Island Areas) (Series PHC-4) C 3.223/23-2:
C 3.223/23-2:
Code of Federal Regulations AE 2.106/3:
AE 2.106/3:
AE 2.106/3:
Compilation of Presidential Documents AE 2.109:
Congressional Directory Y 4.P 93/1:1
Y 4.P 93/1:1
Congressional Record (daily) X 1.1/A:
X 1.1/A:
X 1.1/A:
X 1.1/A:
Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation Y 1.1/3:
Y 1.1/3:
County and City Data Book C 3.134/2:
C 3.134/2:
C 3.134/2-1:
Economic Indicators Y 4.EC 7:EC 7
Y 4.EC 7:EC 7
Economic Report of the President PR 43.9:
PR 43.9:
PR 44.9:
PR 44.9:
Federal Digital System GP 3.43:
AE 2.106:
Federal Register (daily) AE 2.106:
AE 2.106:
Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970* – Part 1 and Part 2 C 3.134/2:H 62/970
Occupational Outlook Handbook L 2.3/4:
L 2.3/4:
Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States AE 2.114:
AE 2.114:
Social Security Handbook SSA 1.8/3:
Statistical Abstract of the United States** C 3.134:
C 3.134:
C 3.134/7:
United States Statutes at Large AE 2.111:
AE 2.111:
United States Code Y 1.2/5:
Y 1.2/5:
Y 1.2/5-2:
United States Government Manual AE 2.108/2:
AE 2.108/2:
United States Reports JU 6.8:
JU 6.8: