The Center for Legislative Archives

Educational Projects

The records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate document the history of the legislative branch beginning with the First Congress in 1789.

Although the records remain the legal property of the House and Senate, they are preserved and made available by the Center for Legislative Archives.

Other records from legislative branch support organizations, including the Publications of the U. S. Government from the Government Printing Office, are also preserved at the Center.

A series of special collections donated to the National Archives and Records Administration, which include congressional research interviews conducted by historians, journalists, and political scientists, is also being developed at the Center to provide a more complete view of the legislative process.