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Title & Dates of Coverage Location Frequency & Indexing Description
The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-1983 Middleton Reference
Atlas Case 4
G 1201 F9 M3 1982
Chronology of districts and legislators in map format.
United States Congressional Districts
1788-1841
1843-1883
1883-1913
Middleton Reference
G 1201 F7 P3
In-depth historical treatment of each district.
Almanac of American Politics
1972-
Middleton Reference Desk
JK 271 B343
[current year, prior years in Stacks]
Annual Extensive descriptions of the representative's congressional district and interest group ratings. Also includes information on governors.
America Votes: a Handbook of Contemporary American Election Statistics Middleton Reference
JK 1967 A8
Annual Statistics, by state, for both federal and state elections
America at the Polls: a Handbook of American Presidential Election Statistics Middleton Reference
JK524 .G6 [1920-1960]
JK 524 S22 1988 [1968-1984]
JK 524 M25 1998 [1960-1996]
State-by-state, county-by-count presidential election results, electoral college vote and county outline maps. Includes voting data tables with Republican-Democratic-Other breakdown, pluralities, and percentages of total and major party votes for Republican and Democratic candidates as well as third party candidates.
Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1996 Middleton Reference Desk
JK 1010 A5 1997
Also on WWW [1774 to present]
Includes Who's Who format of congressperson's birth and death dates, education background, occupations, political affiliation and congressional sessions served.
Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections Middleton Reference Desk
JK 1967 C662 1994
Statistics on election and US political parties results.
CQ's Guide to 1990 Congressional Redistricting Middleton Reference
JK 1341 C87 1993
Congressional Districts in the 1990s : a Portrait of America Middleton Reference Desk
JK 1341 C64 1993
Excellent source for demographics of congressional districts.

See Also, LSU Libraries Subject Guide on American Politics.

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