Guide to Senate Records: Chapter 4
Chapter 4. Records of the Committee on Armed Services and Its Predecessors, 1816-1986
Records of Committees Relating to Defense, 1816-1988 from Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States
Committee records discussed in this chapter:
- Records of the Committee on Military Affairs, 1816-1946
- Records of the Committee on the Militia, 1816-1857
- Records of the Committee on Naval Affairs, 1816-1946
- Records of the Committee on Coast Defenses, 1885-1911
- Records of the Committee on Armed Services, 1947-1968
Records of the Committee on Armed Services and Its Predecessors, 1816-1986 (969 ft.)
|Motion for the appointment of standing committees, December 5, 1816 (SEN14A-B6) from NARA's Online Catalog.|
4.2 A fourth standing committee, the Committee on Coast Defenses, was also responsible for a segment of national defense from its establishment on March 13, 1885, until its termination on April 18, 1921.
4.3 There are no published histories of any of these committees, although activities of the Armed Services Committee have been summarized annually in committee prints since 1970. Each committee's records are described separately below.
Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to the Records of the United States Senate at the National Archives, 1789-1989: Bicentennial Edition (Doct. No. 100-42). By Robert W. Coren, Mary Rephlo, David Kepley, and Charles South. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1989.