The Presidency
The Web site for the White House. Includes biographical and historical information about the Presidents and the White House as well as the text of Presidential publications, press releases, and executive orders since 1993. Also includes extensive links to government statistics.
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden
Site designed by the National Museum of American History. Includes brief sections on the history of the presidency, the campaign trail, and life and death in the White House. Includes classroom activities and resource lists. Designed for school teachers.
The American Presidency Project
The American Presidency Project (also known as, was established in 1999 as a collaboration between John Woolley and Gerhard Peters at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The archives currently contain over 52,000 documents related to the study of the American Presidency.

Presidents of the United States

Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary: American Presidents
Information on the parks and historic sites associated with the Presidents.
National First Ladies' Library
Browsable database describing articles; biographies; guides to sources; manuscript collections; monographs, theses, and dissertations; other materials; and other secondary sources about the women who have been First Lady. If web page is still under construction, it will point to archived pages.
Chronological List of Presidents, First Ladies, and Vice Presidents of the United States
Formal and informal pictures of all forty-one Presidents and most First Ladies. Browse by name and subject or search by keyword.

Presidential Documents

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
The Public Papers of the Presidents, which is compiled and published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration. Currently, volumes are published about twice a year, and each volume covers approximately a 6-month period. The online version begins with the George H.W. Bush administration in 1992. The papers of President Franklin Roosevelt were published privately and are not included in the official Public Papers series.
  • 1984 to present: U.S. Documents - AE 2.114:
  • 1929 to 1983: U.S. Documents - GS 4.113:
The Avalon Project: Papers of the Presidents
Selected public papers of the Presidents, including inaugural addresses, messages to Congress, proclamations, and veto messages. Currently includes Washington, John Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Jackson, Eisenhower, Clinton, and George W. Bush.
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States
Full text of the inaugural addresses given by each President.
State of the Union
The State of the Union is an annual address presented before a joint session of Congress and held in the House of Representatives Chamber at the U.S. Capitol. The address not only reports on the condition of the nation, but also allows the president to outline his/her legislative agenda and national priorities to Congress. Online edition from The American Presidency Project has 1790 to present. Also online as search results page in FDsys via the Compilation of Presidential Documents page--click on the State of the Union link under Related Resources in left column.
USA Presidents
Inaugural and State of the Union addresses for each President. Also includes links to Presidential libraries and other related Web sites.
Compilation of Presidential Documents
Includes statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House from 1993 to the present. Title from 1993 through January 29, 2009 was Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. May search using the FDsys Advanced Search option.
  • 1965 to 1988: U.S. Documents - GS 4.114:
  • 1989 to 2000: U.S. Documents - AE 2.109:
Executive Orders Disposition Tables
Tables which contain the order number, title, date, Federal Register volume, page number, and issue date, amendments (if any), and current status (where applicable) of all Executive orders since 1960. Does not include the text of the Executive order. Arranged according to Presidential administration and year of signature. Chose the President, then click the year for the year needed.
Title 3, Code of Federal Regulations, The President
For the full text of Title 3, click desired year (1996 to present) then browse for Title 3. Full text from 1938 to the present is available to WT students, faculty, and staff in HeinOnline. Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is an annual compilation of most Presidential documents appearing in the Federal Register, including all executive orders and proclamations and also selected administrative orders. Unlike other CFR volumes, the most recent annual edition of Title 3 does not supersede the previous edition. In Title 3, Table 3/Other Presidential Documents gives Federal Register page number references to documents not included in the CFR compilation. Note: Executive orders can be amended, revoked, or superseded by later executive orders. Use Table 4/Presidential Documents Affected to check the status of executive orders. Bring your search up-to-date by checking monthly CFR List of Sections Affected (LSA) issues and the CFR Sections Affected tables (for the time frame after the most recent LSA was published).

Print editions of Title 3 are available in the Cornette Library:

  • 1936 to 1991: Documents/Reference – GS 4.108/2
  • 1992 to present: Documents/Reference – AE 2.106/3:3/
Presidential Directives and Where to Find Them
A guide to finding Presidential directives in print and on the Web.
Executive Orders
Has full text for William J. Clinton through Donald Trump. Browse by President and year for the text of individual executive orders.