The Historical Records of Congress
The Center for Legislative Archives holds the historically valuable records of
- The U.S. Senate, and
- The U.S. House of Representatives,
including the official Committee records, all of which remain the legal property of the House and Senate.
Records from legislative branch support organizations, such as the Congressional Budget Office and the Office of Technology Assessment, as well as publications from the Government Printing Office, are also available at the Center. These records total more than 190,000 cubic feet (380 million pages) and require 33 miles of shelving!
The Center has a variety of finding aids that are useful when conducting research in the records of Congress.
Oral History, Research Interviews, and Political Cartoons
To supplement the official records of Congress housed at the Center, the Center for Legislative Archives maintains other materials in its holdings:
- Clifford K. Berryman Political Cartoon Collection
Oral History and Research Interviews
- Issac Bassett Manuscript Collection
For more information, please contact the Center for Legislative Archives.