House & Senate Documents and Reports also includes the pre-1817 American State Papers. In addition many executive branch materials historical maps illustrations etc.
Fulltext access to the Serial Set which began publication with the 15th Congress, 1st Session (1817). This collection also includes documents published 1789-1817, known as the American State Papers. The United States Congressional Serial Set contains the House and Senate Documents and the House and Senate Reports. The reports are usually from congressional committees dealing with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. The documents include all other papers ordered printed by the House or Senate. Documents cover a wide variety of topics and may include reports of executive departments and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, executive-branch materials were also published in the Serial Set. The database comprises 335,000+ publications, 9.7 million pages, 1.67 million statistical tables, 300,000 illustrations and 56,000 maps.