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United States documents

U.S. documents are shelved as a separate collection. They are arranged on the shelves by Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) classification which groups materials by issuing agency. Please visit the Government Information office or the research desk in Library Services if you need assistance locating materials.

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Texas and European Union documents

The TCU Library has a robust collection of Texas state documents. The Texas State Depository Program ceased in July 2011 and the TCU Texas collection is current through that date. Most Texas publications are indexed in the library online catalog. This collection is located on the second level of the documents stacks, on the north side.

The TCU Library is also a European Union Documentation Centre. EU publications are cataloged in the online catalog and are shelved in the main stacks.

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Office of Price Administration (1941-1946)

PR 32.4259: American Family Series

Office of Inter-American Affairs (1945-1946)

PR 32.4602: General Publications

War Manpower Commission (1942-1945)

PR 32.5202: General Publications

President of the United States George Bush (1989-1993)

PR 41.8/3: President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency
PR 41.8:C 73/2 President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
PR 41.8:F 21 National Commission on America's Urban Families
PR 41.8:P 94 President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
PR 41.8:SCI 2 President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
PR 41.8:W 84 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces

President of the United States William Clinton (1993-2001)

PR 42.8/4: The Journal of Public Inquiry
PR 42.8:A 4 President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
PR 42.8:AD 9 Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
PR 42.8:AR 7 President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
PR 42.8:AV 5 White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security
PR 42.8:B 52 Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform
PR 42.8:C 36 Council of Economic Advisers for the President's Initiative on Race
PR 42.8:C 43 Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
PR 42.8:C 43/2 Federal Agency Task Force for Missing and Exploited Children
PR 42.8:C 86 President's Crime Prevention Council
PR 42.8:C 86/2 Interagency Commission on Crime and Security in U.S. Seaports
PR 42.8:D 63 National Commission on Judicial Discipline & Removal
PR 42.8:D 63/2 Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities
PR 42.8:D 84 President's Commission on Model State Drug Laws
PR 42.8:EX 7 President's Export Council
PR 42.8:H 74 Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States
PR 42.8:H 88 Human Resources Development Council
PR 42.8:IM 7 United States Commission on Improving the Effectiveness of the United Nations
PR 42.8:IN 3 President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
PR 42.8:IN 8 President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency
PR 42.8:M 46 White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy
PR 42.8:P 11 Commission on United States-Pacific Trade and Investment Policy
PR 42.8:R 11 Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments
PR 42.8:R 11/3 President's Initiative on Race, The Advisory Board's report to the President
PR 42.8:R 49 Presidential/Congressional Commission on Risk Assessment
PR 42.8:SE 1 U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century
PR 42.8:SU 8 President's Council on Sustainable Development
PR 42.8:T 55 President's Commission on Improving Economic Opportunity in Communities Dependent on Tobacco Production While Protecting Public Health
PR 42.8:W 53 White House Internship Program
PR 42.8:W 84 President's Interagency Council on Women
PR 42.8:W 84/3 President's Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History
PR 42.10: Annual Report of the President on Federal Advisory Committees
PR 42.12: The White House Fellowships
PR 42.13: Electronic Products

President of the United States George W. Bush (2001-2009)

PR 43.2: General Publications
PR 43.8: Committees and Commissions of the President
PR 43.8:B 52 President's Council on Bioethics
PR 43.8:C 43 Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
PR 43.8:C 48 Citizens Corps (USA Freedom Corps)
PR 43.8:F 87 USA Freedom Corps
PR 43.8:IN 3 President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board
PR 43.8:SO 1 President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security
PR 43.9: Economic Report of the President Transmitted to the Congress (Dept. ed.)
PR 43.14:H 75 Office of Homeland Security

President of the United States Barack H. Obama (2009- )

PR 44.2 General Publications
PR 44.8/2 Annual Report (Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)
PR 44.8 Special Committees and Commissions
PR 44.9 Economic Report of the President (Annual)


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