Executive materials include presidential proclamations, executive orders, presidential signing statements, and the like. These materials may not play a large roll within legislative history research, however they can still assist researchers in locating information about the importance of legislation or about how the President feels the legislation applies to the executive branch of government. As such, it is beneficial for researchers to locate the executive materials related to the law they are researching.
There are multiple print resources providing researchers with access to presidential documents. A select few are described below.
There are many electronic resources for accessing executive materials. Some of the most frequently used resources are highlighted below.