Records of U.S. House of Representatives Select Committees
The Center for Legislative Archives has records of the House select committees listed below. Select committees are appointed to perform a special function that is beyond the authority or capacity of a standing committee, and expire on completion of their assigned duty. For an overview of House records, please see the Guide to the Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1789-1989, which discusses the jurisdiction, history, and records created by each committee.
Each committee's link will take you to its organization authority record in the National Archives' Catalog, which provides more information. To view descriptions of the committee's records, click on the link(s) under "Role(s)" in the organization authority record.
Most of the Center's records are located at the National Archives building in Washington, DC. Detailed contact information can be found at the bottom of each description record in the Catalog.
Please contact the Center by phone at (202) 357-5350 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if the committee you are looking for is not included in this list.
Select Committee on Accounts (1803-1805)
Also includes Committee on Accounts (1805-1947)
Select Committee on Alcoholic Liquor Traffic (1879-1893)
Also includes Committee on Alcoholic Liquor Traffic (1893-1927)
Select Committee on Committees (1979-1980)
Also known as Patterson Committee; Select Committee on Committees II
Select Committee on Communist Aggression (1954)
Also includes Select Committee to Investigate the Incorporation of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia into the U.S.S.R. (1953-1954)
Select Committee Investigating Defense Migration (1941-1943)
Also includes Select Committee to Investigate Migration of Destitute Citizens (1940-1941)
Select Committee on Offensive and Undesirable Books, Magazines, and Comic Books (1952)
Also known as the Select Committee on Current Pornographic Materials
Select Committee on Small Business (1949-1975)
Also includes the Select Committee to Conduct a Study and Investigation of the National Defense Program in Its Relation to Small Business in the United States (1941-circa 1949)
Also known as Select Committee to Conduct a Study and Investigation of the National Defense Program in Its Relation to Small Business, Select Committee to Investigate Small Business Program, Select Committee Investigating the National Defense Program in its Relation to Small Business, Small Business Committee, Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program in Its Relation to Small Business, Committee to Investigate and Study the Problems of Small Business, Select Committee to Conduct a Study and Investigation of the Problems of Small Business, and Select Committee to Study and Investigate Relationship of National Defense Program to Small Business