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Presidential Papers, Speeches, and Executive Orders

This guide provides information about, and links to, finding presidential papers.

Compilations of Individual President's Papers or Works

Below is a list of compilations in the Knight Library stacks.

  • Consult the library catalog using the president's name as author to search for additional compilations.
  • The library also holds microfilm collections of the complete papers of some presidents. Please see our Presidential Papers in Microform page for a complete listing of these holdings.
  • Another place to find an individual president's papers--possibly digitized--is a presidential library. Search the web for the name of the president and "presidential library."


Adams, John.
The Papers of John Adams. (12 vol.) KNIGHT E 302 .A26 1977
Grant, Ulysses.
The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant. (26 vol.) KNIGHT E660 .G74 (2003)
Johnson, Andrew.
The Papers of Andrew Johnson. (16 volumes) KNIGHT E415.6 .J66 1967
Lincoln, Abraham.
Collected Works. (8 vol. + supplement) KNIGHT E457.91 1953
Roosevelt, Theodore.
Presidential Addresses and State Papers. (10 vol.) KNIGHT E660 .R78 1910
The Works of Theodore Roosevelt. (20 vol.) KNIGHT E660 .R842 (1926)
Washington, George.
The Papers of George Washington. (various series) KNIGHT E312.7 ; E312.72 ; E312.8
Wilson, Woodrow.
The Papers of Woodrow Wilson. (69 vol.) KNIGHT E660 .W717 (1994)