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PUBLIC PAPERS OF THE PRESIDENTS
OF THE UNITED STATES
Containing the Public Messages, Speeches, and
Statements of the President
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington, D.C. 20402
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1977 0-79-928
THIS VOLUME IS based on public messages, speeches, and statements of the President during the period January 1, 1932 to March 4, 1933, made available by the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library. Similar volumes covering 1929 through 1931 are also available.
Annual volumes have also been published for the years 1945 through
1975, containing the papers of Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford.
The series was begun in 1957 in response to a recommendation of the National Historical Publications Commission. Until then there had been
no systematic publication of Presidential papers. An extensive compilation of the messages and papers of the Presidents, covering the period 1789 to 1897, was assembled by James D. Richardson and published under Congressional authority between 1896 and 1899. Since then various private compilations have been issued but there was no uniform publication comparable to the Congressional Record or the United States Supreme Court Reports. Many Presidential papers could be found only in mimeographed White House releases or as reported in the press. The National Historical Publications Commission therefore recom
mended the establishment of an official series in which Presidential
writings and utterances of a public nature could be made promptly