- White House
This is the websites of the current presidential administration, including presidential speeches, releases, proclamations, memoranda, executive orders, and information about issues. Also provides biographical information on former U.S. presidents. The White House websites from the two previous administrations are available from an archive (below).
- Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1993 - present
Published every Monday, the compilation contains statements, messages, and other presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week.
- Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
Official series (begun in 1957) of presidential writings, messages, and public remarks compiled and published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration. The series covers the administrations of Herbert Hoover through George W. Bush.
- American Presidency Project
The American Presidency Project (americanpresidency.org), was established in 1999 as a collaboration between John Woolley and Gerhard Peters at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The archives contain over 86,000 documents related to the study of the Presidency.
- Presidential Libraries from US National Archives and Records Administration.
- The American Presidency Project
Provides access to full-text public papers of the presidents from 1929, State of the Union Addresses from 1789, and a streaming audio and video archive. Includes speeches, executive orders, proclamations, press conferences, Saturday radio addresses, Fireside Chats, State of the Union Addresses and Messages, addresses to Congress and to the Nation, and more.
- American President
Based out of the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs; provides information on the history and action of the presidency.
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present
Contains biographies of all members of the national legislature from 1774 to the present, including representatives, senators, presidents, vice presidents, and delegates to the Continental Congress. Searchable by name, state, and position.
- Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States
Washington to George W. Bush from Project Bartleby.
- Congressional Research Service Reports CU
Reports written for members of Congress on a variety of issues, including the president.
- Executive Branch from Internet Public Library
Portal provides links to resources.
- CIS Index to Presidential Executive Orders & Proclamations,
Government Information Reference, KF70.A55 1987
An index to presidential executive orders from Washington to Reagan. The companion microfiche collection, Presidential Executive Orders and Proclamations, is available in the CU Law Library.
- Executive Orders, John Adams - present from the American Presidency
- Executive Orders Disposition Tables, January 8, 1937 - present
Includes information about Executive Orders signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his successors. Although the citations do not contain the full text of the order, each citation includes the complete Federal Register citation and status of the order (whether or not the order was revoked or amended by a subsequent order and the number of the order which changed the status).
- Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, the seven-volume set includes U.S. treaties, laws, and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes. Volumes I and III-VI cover U.S. laws and executive orders concerning Native Americans from 1871-1970. Click on the volume's Table of Contents to find the list of Executive Orders. Also available in print from the Government Information Library.
- Commission on Presidential Debates
Provides a history of debates and videos and transcripts of selected debates from 1960-present.
- The Living Room Candidate : A History of Presidential Campaign Commercials, 1952-present
View television commercials from 1952-to the present online. Requires a media player.
- Presidential Debates: 1960-2008
Part of the American Presidency Project at UC Santa Barbara; has text transcripts of the presidential debates from 1960 forward.
A feature from Harper's Weekly with "cartoons from Harper's Weekly, especially by Thomas Nast, and from Vanity Fair, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly, Puck, and the Library of Congress Collection of American Political Prints: 1766-1876. In addition to explanations of each cartoon, the site contains biographies, explanations of the issues, campaign overviews, and other relevant information."
- Bush White House Web site
These are archived whitehouse.gov web pages from the George W. Bush administration, 2001-2009.
- Clinton White House Web Sites
This web site, from the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum provides searching and browsing through several versions of the White House web site from 1994-1998. Additional materials from the presidency of William J. Clinton are available in Compilation of Presidential Documents and Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
- Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
From Harper's Weekly; includes political cartoons, news articles, editorials and illustrations which appeared in the that title for the years 1857-1865 and 1866-1871. Includes an index of the Constitutional arguments, biographies of key figures, an impeachment simulation game and a teacher's guide.
Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
"The collection is organized into three "General Correspondence" series which include incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material. Most of the 20,000 items are from the 1850s through Lincoln's presidential years, 1860-65. Treasures include Lincoln's draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, his March 4, 1865, draft of his second Inaugural Address, and his August 23, 1864, memorandum expressing his expectation of being defeated for re-election in the upcoming presidential contest." Browsable and searchable.
- History and Politics Out Loud
Check this site for Watergate tapes relating to President Nixon.
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Provides over 10,000 documents online. Currently, the Safe Files (papers locked in FDR's White House safe), the German Diplomatic Files, and the Vatican Files are available online. The Safe Files include "correspondence, reports, and memoranda concerning: The Manhattan Project, the Atlantic Charter and the United Nations, the O.S.S., the War, Navy, Treasury, and State Departments, Germany, Japan, Italy, Russia, China, Great Britain and France, General George Marshall, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek..."
- Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Includes photographs, audio files, letters, and official documents. The documents are grouped into themes such as Marshall Plan, Korean War, Berlin Airlift, desegregation of the military, Truman Doctrine, recognition of Israel, and the decision to drop the atomic bomb.
- George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress
"The complete George Washington Papers collection from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 65,000 documents." It contains documents from 1741-1799 and is Browsable and searchable.
- The Presidential Sites: Specific Presidents (University of North Carolina)
Web portal provides links to biographical information, speeches, and web sites associated with all U.S. presidents from Washington to Clinton.