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Collection United States Statutes at Large

About this Collection

The United States Statutes at Large is the collection of every law, public and private, ever enacted by the Congress, published in order of the date of its passage. These laws are codified every six years in the United States Code, but the Statutes at Large remains the official source of legislation. Until 1948, all treaties and international agreements approved by the Senate were also published in the set. In addition, the Statutes at Large includes the text of the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, amendments to the Constitution, treaties with Indians and foreign nations, and presidential proclamations.

A citation to the Statutes at Large - for example "26 Stat. 8 (1890)" - begins with the Volume number (in this example, the citation refers you to Volume 26) and the page number of the Volume (here, page 8). The Statutes at Large is also browseable by session, congress, and date:

For more information on the use of the Statutes at Large, please see the Law Library's research guide "Federal Statutes: A Beginner's Guide."

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Volume Congress Dates
Volume 1 1st Congress 1789-1791
Volume 1 2nd Congress 1791-1793
Volume 1 3rd Congress 1794-1795
Volume 1 4th Congress 1796-1797
Volume 1 5th Congress 1797-1799
Volume 2 6th Congress 1799-1801
Volume 2 7th Congress 1802-1803
Volume 2 8th Congress 1803-1805
Volume 2 9th Congress 1805-1807
Volume 2 10th Congress 1807-1809
Volume 2 11th Congress 1809-1811
Volume 2 12th Congress 1811-1813
Volume 3 13th Congress1813-1815
Volume 3 14th Congress 1815-1817
Volume 3 15th Congress 1817-1819
Volume 3 16th Congress 1819-1821
Volume 3 17th Congress 1821-1823
Volume 4 18th Congress 1824-1825
Volume 4 19th Congress 1826-1827
Volume 4 20th Congress 1828-1829
Volume 4 21st Congress 1829-1831
Volume 4 22nd Congress 1832-1833
Volume 4 23rd Congress 1834-1835
Volume 5 24th Congress 1836-1837
Volume 5 25th Congress 1837-1839
Volume 5 26th Congress 1840-1841
Volume 5 27th Congress 1841-1843
Volume 5 28th Congress 1844-1845
Volume 6 Private Laws and Resolutions 1789-1845
Volume 7 Treaties Between the United States and the Indian Tribes 1789-1845
Volume 8 Treaties Between the United States and Foreign Nations 1789-1845
Volume 9 29th Congress 1845-1847
Volume 9 30th Congress 1848-1849
Volume 9 31st Congress 1850-1851
Volume 10 32nd Congress 1851-1853
Volume 10 33rd Congress 1854-1855
Volume 11 34th Congress 1856-1857
Volume 11 35th Congress 1857-1859
Volume 12 36th Congress 1860-1861
Volume 12 37th Congress 1861-1863
Volume 13 38th Congress 1864-1865
Volume 14 39th Congress 1865-1867
Volume 15 40th Congress 1867-1869
Volume 16 41st Congress 1869-1871
Volume 17 42nd Congress 1871-1873
Volume 18 43rd Congress 1873-1875
Volume 19 44th Congress 1876-1877
Volume 20 45th Congress 1877-1879
Volume 21 46th Congress 1879-1881
Volume 22 47th Congress 1881-1883
Volume 23 48th Congress 1884-1885
Volume 24 49th Congress 1886-1887
Volume 25 50th Congress 1888-1889
Volume 26 51st Congress 1890-1891
Volume 27 52nd Congress 1892-1893
Volume 28 53rd Congress 1893-1895
Volume 29 54th Congress 1896-1897
Volume 30 55th Congress 1897-1899
Volume 31 56th Congress 1900-1901
Volume 32 57th Congress 1902-1903
Volume 33 58th Congress 1903-1904
Volume 34 59th Congress 1905-1907
Volume 35 60th Congress 1908-1909
Volume 36 61st Congress 1909-1911
Volume 37 62nd Congress 1911-1913
Volume 38 63rd Congress 1913-1915
Volume 39 64th Congress 1915-1916
Volume 40 65th Congress 1917-1919
Volume 41 66th Congress 1919-1921
Volume 42 67th Congress 1921-1923
Volume 43 68th Congress 1923-1925
Volume 44 69th Congress 1789-1925
Volume 45 70th Congress 1927-1929
Volume 46 71st Congress 1929-1931
Volume 47 72nd Congress 1931-1933
Volume 48 73rd Congress 1933-1934
Volume 49 74th Congress 1935-1936
Volume 50 75th Congress, Session 1 1937
Volume 51 75th Congress, Session 2 1937
Volume 52 75th Congress, Session 3 1938
Volume 53 76th Congress, Session 1 1939
Volume 54 76th Congress, Sessions 2 and 3 1939-1941
Volume 55 77th Congress, Session 1 1941-1942
Volume 56 77th Congress, Session 2 1942
Volume 57 78th Congress, Session 1 1943
Volume 58 78th Congress, Session 2 1944
Volume 59 79th Congress, Session 1 1945-1946
Volume 60 79th Congress, Session 2 1946
Volume 61 80th Congress, Session 1 1947
Volume 62 80th Congress, Session 2 1948
Volume 63 81st Congress, Session 1 1949
Volume 64 81st Congress, Session 2 1950-1951