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Off the Beaten Path:

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Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of Statistics, 1903 - 1905
Off the Beaten Path
The Allure of the Consular Reports
Invaluable Sources
Checklist of United States Public Documents
,
1789-1909
. 3rd Edition. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1911.
"Consular Reports."
Monthly Catalogue United States Public Documents
, no. 187 (July 1910): 9-13.
"The representatives of the Bureau penetrate to the remote regions of the earth that the exporters of the United States may proceed intelligently, on a basis of definite facts, to the conquest of new fields."
- 1916
Report of the Secretary of Commerce
, on the functions of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce
Sierra Leone
South Africa
East Africa
Australia
Austria-Hungary
Belgium
Brazil
British Guiana
Canada
China
Cuba
Denmark
Ecuador
Great Britain
France
Germany
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
India
Italy
Greece
Mexico
Netherlands
Paraguay
Russia
Siam
Spain
Sweden
Syria
Switzerland
Venezuela
Ceylon
Egypt
Turkey
Uruguay
Peru
Morocco
Madagascar
Japan
Trinidad
Algeria
Argetine Republic
Congo
Chile
Formosa
1900
S 1.9: [1819-1853]
Commercial Regulations of Foreign Countries
"Annual" Report - produced sporadically. Most included in the Serial Set.
Annual Reports,
Commercial Relations
S 4.1: [1855 - 1902]
Reports on special topics previously published in an un-numbered series under S 4.10:
Werking, R.H. "United States Consular Reports: Evolution and Present Possibilities." Business History, 23, no. 3 (November 1981): 300-304.
Storch, Neil T. "Adams, Franklin and the Origin of Consular Representation."
Foreign Service Journal
, 52, no. 10 (October 1975): 11-13.
Advance Sheets of Consular Reports
S 4.5: [1898 - June 30, 1903]
Produced daily except Sundays & holidays
Consular Reports
S 4.7: [1880 - June 1903]
Produced monthly; compiled from the daily edition. Title inconsistent. Included in the Serial Set from 1882 - 1910.
Department of State, Bureau of Statistics, 1855 - 1896
Department of State, Bureau of Foreign Commerce, 1897 - 1903
Special Consular Reports
S 4.9: [1890, v.1 - 1903, v.26]
Lineage of the
Consular Reports

Mostly included in the Serial Set
Consular Officers Should Report
"Few if any public documents of the United States have been more highly regarded in public libraries or more extensively used than the monthly series of the Consular reports..."
-
Monthly Catalouge
, July 1910
Access
U.S. Serial Set
HathiTrust
Internet Archive
Commercial Relations
C 14.5: [1903]
Annual Reports. Included in the Serial Set 1884 - 1912.
Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of Manufactures, 1905 - 1912
C 10.8: [1904 - 1911]
Daily Consular and Trade Reports
C 14.6: [July 1, 1903 - June 30, 1905]
Monthly Consular and
Trade Reports
C 14.8: [July 1903 - June 1905]
Special Consular Reports
C 14.10: [1903, v. 27 - 1905, v. 36]
C 10.5/1: [July 1, 1905 - February 28, 1910]
C 10.5/2: [July 5, 1910 - June 29, 1912]
C 10.6: [July 1905 - June 1910]
C 10.7: [1905, v. 37 - 1912, v.58]
Special Agent Series
C 10.13: [1906 - 1912]
(Substituted for a weekly publication from March 1910 - June 1910, C 10.14:)
Included in the Serial Set from 1882 till it was discontinued in 1910.
Department of Commerce, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, 1912 - 1953
Daily Consular and
Trade Reports
C 18.5: [1912-1921]
Commercial Relations
C 18.16: [1912]
Special Consular Reports
C 18.9: [1912 - 1923]
Special Agent Series
C 18.11: [1912-1924]
"...matters of current interest of a commercial or industrial character...cover as wide a field as possible in the contemporaneous movements of trade, finance, industrial development, and invention."
- 1896 Consular Regulations
Thank You! Questions?
Rebecca C. Hyde
Saint Louis University
rhyde1@slu.edu
Prezi: bit.ly/1jnvFWn
Included in the Serial Set.
Included in the Serial Set through 1905.
Some volumes in the Serial Set.
Not included in the Serial Set.
Not included in the Serial Set.
Included in the Serial Set.
In the Consular Reports
Details of industrial process
Transportation & communication improvements (train, telegraph, etc.)
Opportunities for market expansion
Local prices and living conditions (sanitation, refrigeration, wages, insurance, etc.)
Relevant newspaper clippings
Use of American goods
Education, especially vocational and industrial
Americans abroad & so much more!
From "Labor in Europe" 1885
"Interviews with Work People"
From "Special Consular Reports" no. 72, 1915
Digital Copies &
Full Text Searching
Reports of the Department of Commerce and Labor
, various years.
Guide to U.S. Government Publications
. Gale, 2009.
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