Citation Guide: Chicago Manual of Style (Author/Date System)

Presidential Documents

1. Proclamations and Executive Orders

References List Format:
President. Year. Proclamation or Executive Order. Proclamation or Executive Order Title. Federal Register-in italics Number, Issue Number (Day Month):-in parenthesis: Page Number(s). Medium-if applicable.

President. 1954. Proclamation. Display of the flag of the United States of America at half-staff upon the death of certain officials and former officials. Federal Register 19, no. 3 (1 March): 1235. Microfiche.


2. Messages and Papers of the Presidents

References List Format:
Document Title-in italics. Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated. In Compilation of the messages and papers of the presidents, 1789-1897-in italics. Edited by Name of Editor-First Name First. Vol. Number. Washington, D.C.: GPO, Year of Publication.


3. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

References List Format:
President-Last Name first. Year. Public papers of the presidents of the United States: President-First Name first, Term in Office. Vol. Number. Washington, D.C.: GPO, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

Carter, Jimmy. 1981. Public papers of the presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter, 1980-81. Vol. 1. Washington, D.C.: GPO.

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