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Researching the United States Constitution: Helpful Hints

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Starter tips for your Constitution research:  

Primary Research: Government Publications (SuDoc)

Government Documents collections -- primary research resources. Organized by U.S. government agency in the SuDoc (Superintendent of Documents) classification system:
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Agriculture Department: A 1.1: through A 98.27
Federal Register: AE 2.106:
Code of Federal Regulations: AE 2.106/3:
Commerce Department: C 1.1: through C 63.23:
Census of Population and Housing: C 3.223:
Defense Department: D 1.1: through D 305.24/1:
Energy Department: E 1.1: through E 12.20:
Education Department: ED 1.1/6: through ED 1.702:
Environmental Protection Agency: EP 1.1: through EP 13.18:
Health and Human Services Department: HE 1.1: through HE 25.18:
Homeland Security: HS 1.1/2: through HS 9.8:
Citizenship and Immigration Services: HS 8.1: through HS 8.22:
Housing and Urban Development Department: HH 1.1/2: through HH 14.19:
Interior Department: I 1.1: through I 74.15/7:
Justice Department: J 1.1: through J 32.21:
Judiciary: JU 10.1: through JU 9.5/2-2:
Labor Department: L 1.1: through L 41.18:
United States Postal Service: P 1.1: through P 1.62:
President of the United States: PR
Executive Office of the President: PREX 1.2: through PREX 9.16:
Vice President of the United States: PRVP
State Department: S 1.1: through S 24.15:
Small Business Administration: SBA 1.1: through SBA 1.54:
Social Security Administration: SSA 1.1/2: through SSA 1.79:
Treasury Department: T 1.1/5: through T 72.15:
Transportation Department: TD 1.1: through TD 8.71:
Veteran’s Affairs Department: VA 1.1: through VA 1.121:
Congress: X 1.1: through Y 11.19:
For a full list of current SuDoc classes for Federal government publications see https://www.fdlp.gov/file-repository/collection-management/list-of-classes.

Framers of the Constitution: CT - NJ

Framers of the Constitution:

Connecticut

  1. Oliver Ellsworth* (1745-1807)
  2. William Samuel Johnson (1727-1819)
  3. Roger Sherman (1721-1793)

Delaware

  1. Richard Bassett (1745-1815)
  2. Gunning Bedford, Jr. (1747-1812)
  3. Jacob Broom (1752-1810)
  4. John Dickinson (1732-1808)
  5. George Read (1733-1798)

Georgia

  1. Abraham Baldwin (1754–1807)
  2. William Few(1748-1828)
  3. William Houstoun* (1755-1813)
  4. William L. Pierce* (1740-1789)

Maryland

  1. Daniel Carroll (1730-1796)
  2. Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (1712-1790)
  3. Luther Martin* (1748-1826)
  4. James McHenry (1753-1816)
  5. John F. Mercer* (1759-1821)

Massachusetts

  1. Elbridge Gerry* (1744-1814)
  2. Nathaniel Gorham (1738-1796)
  3. Rufus King (1755-1827)
  4. Caleb Strong* (1745-1819)

New Hampshire

  1. Nicholas Gilman (1755-1814)
  2. John Langdon (1741-1819)

New Jersey

  1. David Brearley (1745-1790)
  2. Jonathan Dayton (1760-1824)
  3. William C. Houston* (1746-1788)
  4. William Livingston (1723-1790)
  5. William Paterson (1745-1806)

* indicates delegates who did not sign the Constitution