The Center for Legislative Archives holds and preserves the official records of Congress on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The records of Congress reflect America's entire national experience from the First Congress in 1789 to the present. They reveal the centrality of Congress to the American story, and illustrate the institutional operations of the representative branch of government.
The documents presented here are a small sampling of the wealth of historical records in the Center's holdings which total over 350 million pages. (These Archival Research Catalog (ARC) links will open in a new window.)