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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.
Historical copies from 1929 to present: MAIN J80 .A73.
Note: The Franklin Delano Roosevelt papers were published privately: The public papers and addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, with a special introduction and explanatory notes by President Roosevelt, New York, Random House 1938-50: MAIN E807.A5.
Reference information about EO's, starting with EO 7532, January 8, 1937
Links to full text of EO's, starting with EO 12834, January 20, 1993
Historical copies of Title 3 from beginning with executive Order 7316 of March 13, 1936 to present.
DREF JK 630 .A4.
CIS Index to Presidential Executive Orders . [DREF KF70 .A55 1986] The index provides access to orders from 1789-1983. The companion microfiche are located at UC Riverside and are available through Direct Loan procedures. UCB holds a separate collection of orders from 1845-June 1936 (MICROFILM 20463).
Executive orders and proclamations are the way the President prescribes the conduct of business in the executive branch. Executive Orders relate to how and what executive agencies (Dept of Agriculture etc.,) do. For example, E.O. 9066 was a directive to the U.S. War Relocation Authority to intern Japanese Americans. Most Executive Orders have the force of law.
Presidential proclamations may be pardons (and therefore have the force of law) or may be for celebratory times such as National Dairy Week.