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We are excited to share our new Library catalog and search tool! We hope that you will find it easy to search and explore our collections. If you need help, have questions, or want to share feedback, visit the Ask a Librarian page.
Vassar College Library is a United States government documents depository. The majority of our government publications print collection is housed in Stack 1 the basement of the Main Library organized by SuDoc number, with a limited selection included in the general holdings and organized by Library of Congress call numbers. We also have access to electronic data and publications through federal websites and databases.
To search the Vassar Library Catalog for United States Government Documents, limit your search to "gov doc number" and enter the specific number for the document or choose "government documents" as a limiter and search all federal publications by subject, keyword, title, or date.
Access to previously classified federal records spanning the 20th and 21st centuries
State and Local Resources
New York State
The following is a list of reference materials related to New York State government that we have in print or have access to online. Many of the print reference guides and catalogs in our reference collection are available online at the New York State Library. You can access them here. The print volumes in this list are located in the Reference Collection.
New York State Documents: An Introductory Manual by Dorothy Butch J87 .N7 B85 1987 New York State Census Records, 1790-1925 compiled by Marilyn Douglas and Melinda Yates Z1009 .N56 no. 88 Catalogue of Maps and Surveys In the Office of the Secretary of State, State Engineer and Surveyor, vols 1-3 GA441 .N48 1859 New York State Legislative Annual (1946-2016) JK3401 .N48 New York State Directory (2008-09) JK3430 .N53x
Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County
To search the Vassar Library Catalog for materials on Dutchess County government, try a subject search using the following headings:
County government -- New York (State) -- Dutchess County
Local government -- New York (State) -- Dutchess County
Dutchess County (N.Y.)
To look for more specific materials try adding additional terms to those above such as:
Dutchess County -- proceedings
Dutchess County -- legislature