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Direct links now available to American State Papers and the U.S. Congressional Serial Set

ProQuest announces the addition of two premier bibliographic records, the American State Papers and the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, to C19: The Nineteenth Century Index, from LexisNexis, a leading global provider of business information solutions.

The United States Congressional Serial Set and the American State Papers cover over 131,000 congressional and executive documents issued from 1789 through 1901.  The American State Papers and the Serial Set capture all aspects of American life from westward expansion, Indian affairs, politics, international affairs, business and manufacturing.  Congressional reports and documents, executive documents ordered to be printed by Congress, presidential communications, maps, and treaty materials are discoverable through these newly added records.

"We are excited about partnering with LexisNexis to expand access to the important historical US government documents from these esteemed collections," said Mary Sauer-Games, ProQuest's vice-president of publishing for Chadwyck-Healey.  "We see tremendous potential to enhance 19th Century scholarship as customers of both C19 Index and the U.S. Congressional Serial Set from LexisNexis can now link from records in C19 Index directly to full text documents within the Serial Set."

"Alliance with ProQuest give us the opportunity to provide an even better service to our customers", said Tim Fusco, vice president for Academic and Library Solutions.  "By offering a single point of access for these resources, we know that it will simplify research for our users and will allow for greater productivity."

Some of the new documents that can be found in C19 from the U.S. Congressional Serial Set include:

  • Inaugural address of George Washington (1789 and 1793)
  • Great Britain: War of 1812 and peace negotiations at Ghent (1815)
  • Presidential message on various Indian tribes, their future location and government (1825)
  • Inhabitants of New York for ship canal, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario (1834)
  • Resolution of inquiry into late invasion and seizure of public property at Harper's Ferry, etc. (1860)
  • Testimony of Lieutenant General U.S. Grant on exchange of prisoners (1865)
  • Memorial on right of women to vote by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Isabella Beecher Hooker, Elizabeth S. Bladen, Olympia Brown, Susan B. Anthony, and Josephine J. Griffing (1872)
  • Message of President communicating memorial of committee appointed at meeting of citizens of New York to co-operate with French citizens to erect colossal statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World", in New York Harbor (1877)
  • Resolution on case of naturalized U.S. citizen Louis Riel, hanged for treason by authorities of Canada (1888)
  • Location of Columbian Exposition or World's Fair, 1892
  • Monetary Question in Russia (1898)

Bearing ProQuest's Chadwyck-Healey™ imprint, C19: The Nineteenth Century Index is part of ProQuest's ambitious 19th-century digital publishing program. A finding tool for 19th-century materials in multiple formats, C19 enables faster, more comprehensive research of one of the most studied centuries.  This one-stop finding tool covers a vast array of content types, with title-level records for books and government documents and article-level references for serials.

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More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others. Inspired by its customers and their end users, ProQuest is working toward a future that blends information accessibility with community to further enhance learning and encourage lifelong enrichment.

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04 April 2008

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