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Q&A: Unpublished Senate Committee Hearings

Question: I found a listing for an unpublished Senate Committee Hearing in Lexis Nexis Congressional, and I found listings for the CIS Indexes to these hearings in Socrates, but I can find no listing for the full text of the hearings, which should be on microfiche. Does Stanford own these hearings? Here is the Lexis Nexis Congressional Database record I'm looking for:

CIS-NO: 90 SIni-T.3 DOC-TYPE: House Unpublished Hearings Collection
Congressional Indexes, 1789-1969
Copyright © 2006, Congressional Information Service, Inc.

TITLE: Central Arizona Project

CIS-NO: 90 SIni-T.3
SOURCE: Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Senate
DOC-TYPE: House Unpublished Hearings Collection
DATE: June 28, 1967
LENGTH: 95-167 p.

CONTENT-NOTATION: Central Ariz Project, construction and operation authorization

BILL-NO: 90 S. 1004; 90 S. 1013; 88 S. 1658; 89 S. 75; 89 S. 1019

NOTES: Executive Session.

Answer: Admittedly it's rather hard to find the actual fiche that go with the CIS index to these Senate hearings. We hid the important information in a catalog note of the original record for the CIS Index to these hearings. The fiche were a shared purchase between Stanford and the UC system, and the fiche are housed at UC San Diego. So, whenever anyone at Stanford or one of the UC Campuses want to use this collection, it becomes an inter-library loan request to UC San Diego. Searching Melvyl for this title does yield the result you need, but, admittedly, it's somewhat hard to spot, as everyone has the indexes, and only UC San Diego has the microform listing. Below is our catalog record with the local note as to the shared purchase, and the Melvyl record for UC San Diego, for the proper set with your date.

Also, you'll note that the Lexis Nexis Congressional Universe listing you sent us identifies this as part of the House Unpublished Hearings Collection, when in fact it's part of the Senate Unpublished Hearings Collection. You'd think that the original publisher could get it right, but that isn't the case. However, your document is also listed in the paper copy of the Index the Unpublished US Senate Committee Hearings, so it will be part of the UC San Diego fiche collection, and that 90 SIni-T.3 CIS number is the really important part of the record you have. That will be how the fiche is filed within that collection.

Socrates record:
ISBN: 0886921740
Title: CIS index to unpublished US Senate committee hearings.
89th Congress-90th Congress, 1965-1968.
Imprint: Bethesda, MD : Congressional Information Service,
Physical Description: xv, 255 p. ; 29 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Reference bibliography -- Index by subjects and
organizations --Index by personal names -- Index by
titles -- Index by bill numbers.
Local note: Purchased as a cooperative acquisition by Stanford and the University of California. The material listed in this index is located at UC San Diego. Stanford users please consult the Interlibrary loan Division for access.
Subject (LC): United States. Congress. Senate--Committees--Indexes.
Subject (LC): Unpublished US Senate committee hearings. Supplement,
Subject (LC): Legislative hearings--United States--Indexes.
Organization: Congressional Information Service.
Title: Unpublished U.S. Senate committee hearings.
Supplement, 1965-1968.

1)KF40 .C55 1989 1 SSRC

Melvyl record of UC San Diego holdings of these fiche:

Title: Unpublished U.S. Senate committee hearings [microform] : [89th Congress-90th Congress, 1965-1968]
Publisher: [Bethesda, MD] : Congressional Information Service, c1989
Description: 853 microfiches : negative ; 11 x 15 cm
Note: Title proper from header; subtitle from t.p. of index
Note: Accompanied by index entitled: CIS index to unpublished US Senate committee hearings : 89th Congress-90th Congress, 1965-1968
Language: English
Subject: United States. Congress. Senate Committees
Subject: Legislative hearings -- United States
Added Entry: Congressional Information Service
Added Entry: CIS index to unpublished US Senate committee hearings
Format: Book
LO UC San Diego SSH X 938 Documents Fiche UCSD

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