From the standpoint of historical research, any and all government publications could be considered as potential primary research materials. Materials include many primary sources as well as major secondary materials.
The Blume Library became a U.S. documents depository in 1964. Most of our printed material, therefore, is of that vintage or more recent. The documents collection shelved on the 2nd Floor with Superintendent of Documents classification numbers.
A few government publications are shelved on the 3rd Floor with Library of Congress (LC) call numbers. Some of these items are described in this guide, with their call numbers given.
Looking for a document, video, or other information that you know you saw on a government website, but now it's nowhere to be found?
These various archiving projects might be able to help you out. Note that the archived websites might have broken links or other non-functional content.
Library of Congress Bibliographies. LC 1.12/2: . These publications cover many different subjects, often of historical interest. Usually the listings describe holdings of the Library. The Blume Library has only kept selected, substantial, bibliographies in print, but links to online versions of other bibliographies can be found in the Library Catalog.
Classic, comprehensive, bibliographies are shelved in the Reference Collection on the 1st Floor:
The Blume Library ceased receiving new tangible government documents in Spring 2016 and withdrew large numbers of tangible documents during the previous year.