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Federal, State and Local Government Information about History

LibGuide Status

This LibGuide is currently undergoing an upgrade and revision, and will be changing daily until it is completed.  Resources pertaining to military history that were formerly on this LibGuide have been removed and will eventually be on its own LibGuide.  I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause during the renovation.



The University of South Alabama (USA) Libraries have been a Federal Depository since 1968.


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About this Guide

The purpose of this LibGuide is to highlight the materials available from federal government documents that pertain to American history.  It is not meant to be all-inclusive and does not include materials available in others collections in the Marx Library.  To access those materials be sure to check SOUTHcat and the list of databases accessible through the library.

In addition to this LibGuide, there are other resources you can use as a finding aid to materials.  Check out these links to other USA Gov Docs LibGuides on history:

Gov Docs: Military History

Gov Docs: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Gov Docs: Spies, Intelligence, and Cryptography

Gov Docs: Trail of Tears

Gov Docs: Tuskegee Airmen

Gov Docs: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

General History: Web Resources

General History: Online Resources

General History: Library Resources

General History: Periodicals

Government Documents Librarian & Depository Coordinator

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Vicki Tate
Marx Library RM 222
University of South Alabama
5901 USA Dr. N.
Mobile, AL 36688

LibGuide Information

This LibGuide was originally created by Paula Webb and is currently being updated by Vicki Tate.  If you have any questions regarding content, email:

Last major revision: 6/10/20