The Department of Commerce and Labor was established in 1903. In 1913, the Department of Labor was established as a separated Cabinet-level agency. The Department of Commerce is responsible for promoting American business interests in the world. It also manages the collection and dissemination of economic statistics, and it handles a surprising variety of other functions.
Government Documents holds an extensive collection of Department of Commerce publications, mostly from the 1910s to the present, including the following series:
Annual report of the Secretary (C 1.1:)
Commerce today/Commerce America/Business America (C 1.58/2:)
Foreign direct investment in the United States (C 59.2:F 76/6/)
Older Department of Commerce documents are available in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (UHM login required).
Additional documents covering 1910-1932 are available in the Executive Branch Documents microfiche set. Approximately 25% of our holdings are listed in OneSearch. Please contact a government documents librarian if you have questions about our holdings.
We also have a variety of general publications, pamphlets, and other Commerce materials, as well as Congressional hearings, documents, and reports about the commercial relations and activities of the U.S., weather, climate, fisheries, trade policy, and other matters handled by the Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce has published trade data in a variety of formats. Government Documents provides access to the following resources: