Records of U.S. House of Representatives Special Committees
The Center for Legislative Archives has records of the House special committees listed below. Special committees are appointed to perform a special function that is beyond the authority or capacity of a standing committee, and are investigative in nature rather than legislative. 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.
Special Committee on Un-American Activities (1938-1944)
Also known as Dies Committee
Special Committee on Un-American Activities Authorized to Investigate Nazi Propaganda and Certain Other Propaganda Activities (1934-1935)
Also known as McCormick-Dickstein Committee