History of Congressional Pages

From the origins of the page system in 1774 through the period in the 1940s when Congress demonstrated an indifference towards the needs of… read more

From the origins of the page system in 1774 through the period in the 1940s when Congress demonstrated an indifference towards the needs of providing the boys with supervised living arrangements, to modern scandals, congressional pages have had a storied history. Darryl Gonzalez provides an account in a new book about the history of the congressional pages, both boys and girls, who have served Congress for more than 200 years. He showed slides during his presentation and afterward responded to questions from members of the audience.

This presentation in Ketcham Hall of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building in Washington, D.C., on March 9, 2011, was part of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s noon Brown Bag Book-Signing Lecture Series. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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298408-1
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 12, 2011
Last Aired:
Jun 19, 2011

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  • Jun 12, 2011 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 12, 2011 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 13, 2011 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 18, 2011 | 5:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 19, 2011 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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