Citation Guide: Chicago Manual of Style (Notes System)

Presidential Documents

1. Proclamations and Executive Orders

Notes Format:
Numeral. President, Proclamation or Executive Order, "Proclamation or Executive Order Title,"-in quotation Marks, Federal Register-in italics, Volume Number, Issue Number (Day Month Year)-in parenthesis: Page Number(s), medium-if applicable.

1. President, 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 1954): 1235, microfiche.

Bibliography Format:
President. Proclamation or Executive Order. "Proclamation or Executive Order Title."-in quotation Marks, Federal Register-in italics, Volume Number, Issue Number (Day Month Year)-in parenthesis: Page Number(s), medium-if applicable.

President. 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 1954): 1235. Microfiche.


2. Messages and Papers of the Presidents

Notes Format:
Numeral. Document Title, Number of Congress-abbreviated, Number of Session-abbreviated, in Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897. Edited by Name of Editor-First Name First (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Volume Number: Page Number(s).

2. House Miscellaneous Document no. 210, 53rd Cong., 2d sess, in Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897. Edited by J.D. Richardson (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1907), 4:16.

Bibliography Format:
Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897. Edited by Name of Editor-First Name First. Volume Number. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897. Edited by J.D. Richardson. Vol. 10. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1907.


3. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

Notes Format:
Numeral. President-First Name first, 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)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s).

3. Jimmy Carter, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter, 1980-81, vol. 1. (Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1981), 151.

Bibliography Format:
President-Last Name first. 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. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter, 1980-81. Vol. 1. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1981.

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