The Center for Legislative Archives

News and Events

This page will highlight events at the Center for Legislative Archives, newly described and digitized records, and exhibit openings featuring the records of Congress.


Dear Sirs: I Believe You're Wasting Your Time by Carol L. Tilley

Join us for a talk by Carol L. Tilley, Associate Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, on Thursday October 27, at noon, Archives I, Research Center G-25. Tilley will discuss her research in the records of the Senate Judiciary Committee's Special Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency and her book project book, Children, Comics, and Print Culture: A Cultural History of Comics Reading in the Mid-Twentieth Century.

Newly Described and Digitized Records

House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)

For the first time, the finding aids for the House Un-American Activities Committee, one of the Center's most popular set of records, have been made available online in the National Archives Catalog. The records of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), 1945-1969; its predecessor, the Special Committee on Un-American Activities (the Dies Committee), 1938-1945; and its successor, the House Internal Security Committee, 1969-1975, span over 2,700 boxes of material and document investigations into a wide range of activities, organizations, and individuals suspected of subversive activities, including the Ku Klux Klan, American Nazis, members of the Hollywood Screen Actors Guild, and civil rights and anti-war activists of the 1960s.

To learn more about these records, see their full description in the National Archives Catalog.

Exhibits Featuring the Records of Congress

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

The Center for Legislative Archives has partnered with the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center since its opening in 2008, to display historic documents from the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

The new exhibit, Congress Investigates will be on display until early March 2016.

The Great Society Congress

The Center for Legislative Archives is a founding member of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC), an independent alliance of organizations and institutions that supports a wide range of programs designed to inform and educate students, scholars, policy-makers and the general public on the history of Congress, the legislative process, and current issues facing Congress.

The ACSC has opened “The Great Society Congress,” an online exhibition that draws on primary resources to highlight legislation passed during the 89th United States Congress (1965-1966). The 89th Congress, considered one of the most productive in American history, passed an extensive legislative program as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s ambitious “Great Society” agenda.