The official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication.
FRUS begins with the administration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861. There are two cumulative indexes covering 1861-1899 and 1900-1918. Each volume has a subject and author index. There is also typically a table of sources and abbreviations at the beginning of each volume.
The organization of FRUS is generally chronological, but the dates of the volumes do not necessarily reflect the dates of documentary history.
The appendixes in each Public Papers volume provide listings of:
Each Public Papers volume also features a foreword signed by the President, and a portfolio of photographs selected from White House Photo Office files, as well as subject and name indexes, and a document categories list. *
The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents first began in 1965 as a printed pamphlet. From 1977 onward, all material appearing in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents and the Daily Compilation is incorporated into the Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. *
Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government.
The text of Executive orders appears in the daily Federal Register as each Executive order is signed by the President and received by the Office of the Federal Register. The text of Executive orders beginning with Executive Order 7316 of March 13, 1936, also appears in the sequential editions of Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations. *
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