The Center for Legislative Archives

Records of U.S. Senate Adiministrative and Support Offices

The Center for Legislative Archives has records of the Senate administrative and support offices listed below. The Secretary of the Senate is chief legislative officer of the Senate. Additional administrative and support functions are performed by the Legislative Counsel, the President of the Senate, the Chaplain, and the Sergeant at Arms. For an overview of Senate records, please see the Guide to the Records of the U.S. Senate, 1789-1989, which discusses the jurisdiction, history, and records created by each committee.

Each office's link will take you to its organization authority record in the National Archives' Catalog, which provides more information. To view descriptions of the office'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 if the office you are looking for is not included in this list.

Commission on Art (1988- )
Also includes Commission on Arts and Antiquities of the Senate (1971-1988)

Office of the Legislative Counsel (1919- )

Office of the President of the Senate (1789- )

Office of the Secretary of the Senate (1789- )

Office of the Senate Chaplain (1789- )

Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper (1798- )

Senate Library (1871- )