Legislative Branch

Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress

The Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress was established under authority of Public Law 101-509 (November 5, 1990) to advise Congress and the Archivist of the United States on the management and preservation of the records of Congress.

The Advisory Committee is comprised of the officials in Congress responsible for its records (the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate); the Senate Historian and the House Historian; and the Archivist of the United States (who is responsible for the administration of the archived records of Congress). House and Senate leadership appoint public members of the committee who represent historians, political scientists, congressional archivists, and other users and caretakers of legislative records.

The Committee meets twice a year as required by law and continues to work actively to promote a more complete documentation of the legislative process.

Committee Members

Karen Haas, Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives (chair)
Nancy Erickson, Secretary, U.S. Senate (co-chair)
David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
Donald A. Ritchie, Historian, U.S. Senate
Matthew Wasniewski, Historian, U.S. House of Representatives
John A. Lawerence, Ph.D., Visiting Faculty at the University of California
Sharon Leon, Director of Public Projects, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
Thomas Mackey, Professor, Department of History at the University of Louisville
Jeff Thomas, Archivist, Ohio Congressional Archives, The Ohio State University
Sheryl Vogt, Director, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries
Steven Zink, Vice President for Information Technology and Dean of Libraries, University of Nevada

Upcoming Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for December 8, 2014 at 10 am at the Captiol Visitor Center SVC 212-10.

Committee Reports

Meeting Minutes

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