United States congressional serial set

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  • Format Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
  • Contributors
  • Publication Washington : U.S. Government Printing Office.
  • Publication Dates Began with: No. 1, with the 15th Congress, 1st session, 1817
  • Physical Details
    • volumes ; 24 cm
  • ISSNs 1931-2822
  • OCLC ocm03888071


  • Prior to the 97th Congress, the serial set had no official name; it was popularly known as the Congressional serial set.
  • The set has also been known variously as: Congressional serial set, Serial number set, Congressional edition, Congressional set, Congressional series, Congressional series of United States public documents, Congressional document series, Sheep set, Sheep bound set (owing to its distinctive sheepskin binding), and Serial set.
  • Description based on: Serial no. 13891, published in 1990.
  • Latest issue consulted: Serial no. 14683, published in 2003.
  • Documents in the Serial set also distributed individually to depository libraries in paper and microfiche.
  • Microfiche version issued with title: CIS U.S. serial set, covering 1789-1969; as part of: CIS microfiche library, 1970-
  • Includes a complete cumulation of: United States. Congress. House. Report; House document (United States. Congress. House); United States. Congress. Senate. Report; Senate document (United States. Congress. Senate); and: Treaty doc.
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