Annual Reports, Commissioner/Secretary of Labor (La 1.1:, C 8.1:, L 1.1:)

The Bureau of Labor was originally established in 1885 as an agency under the Department of the Interior, but in 1888 it became an independent bureau called the Department of Labor. By an act of 1903, this department was transferred to the Commerce and Labor Department, where it once again became known as the Bureau of Labor. In 1913, an independent Department of Labor was reestablished, and the Bureau of Labor became the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but the Commissioner's annual report gave way to the Secretary of Labor's annual report in the Serial Set. The annual report series from this office began in 1885 as part of the Annual Reports, Secretary of the Interior (I 1.1:), and continued to be published through the various changes of department.


1885-1888 under I 1.1:, also La 1.1: Bureau of Labor, Department of the Interior
1889-1902 La 1.1: Department of Labor
1903-1913 C 8.1: Bureau of Labor, Department of Commerce and Labor
1914-present L 1.1: Department of Labor

(Andriot 132, 552, 581; Checklist 338, 616-617)

Date Congress Session Type Volume Number Serial Set Volume
1885 49th 1st H.exec.doc. 15 1 pt.5 2382
1886 49th 2nd H.exec.doc. 11 1 pt.5 2470 pt.
1887 50th 1st H.exec.doc. 14 1 pt.5 2546
1888 50th 2nd H.exec.doc. 15 1 pt.5 2641
1889 51st 1st H.exec.doc. 36 336 2751
1890 51st 2nd H.exec.doc. 37 265 2867
1891 52nd 1st H.exec.doc. 38 232 2958-1, 2958-2
1892 52nd 2nd S.exec.doc. 6 65 3060
1893 53rd 2nd H.exec.doc. 30 209 3227
1894 54th 1st H.doc. 64-65 339 3431-3432
1895-1896 54th 2nd H.doc. 69 341 3545
1897 55th 2nd H.doc. 68 564 3696 pt.
1898 55th 3rd H.doc. 85-86 301 3827-3828
1899 56th 1st H.doc. 107 713 4004
1900 56th 2nd H.doc. 108-109 528 4182-4183
1901 57th 1st H.doc. 51 18 4318
1902 57th 2nd H.doc. 45 18 4484
1903 58th 2nd H.doc. 113 747 4739
1904 58th 3rd H.doc. 82 428 4861
1905 59th 1st H.doc. 106 906 5046
1906 59th 2nd H.doc. 110 822 5213
1907 60th 1st H.doc. 56 982 5325
1908 60th 2nd H.doc. 84 1565 5494
1909 61st 2nd H.doc. 82-83 132 5785-5786
1910 61st 3rd H.doc. 93 1505 6037
1911-1912 Not included in Congressional documents
1913 63rd 2nd H.doc. 113 917 6710
1914 63rd 3rd H.doc. 68 1555 6853
1915 64th 1st H.doc. 100 28 7054
1916 64th 2nd H.doc. 79 1495 7205
1917 65th 2nd H.doc. 75 927 7405
1918 65th 3rd H.doc. 70 1449 7539
1919 66th 2nd H.doc. 63 422 7734
1920 66th 3rd H.doc. 70 995 7864
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