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  • Hispanic Americans in Congress
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    Hispanic Americans in Congress

    U.S. House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski discussed Hispanic Americans who have served in Congress. He explained that prior to the mid-20th century, many served as…

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  • American Artifacts History of Women in Congress
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    Women in Congress, Part 2

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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  • Discussion on Women in Congress
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    Women in Congress, Part 1

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

    596 views
  • African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century
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    African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott used a selection of artifacts from their collections to tell the story of black members of congress between the 1920s and the 1970s. This program draws…

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  • African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century
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    African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and House curator Farar Elliott discussed the history of African Americans who served in Congress during the late 19th century.

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  • History of Congressional Reform and Rule Changes
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    History of Congressional Reform and Rule Changes

    The National History Center hosted a briefing on the history of congressional reform and rule changes since 1789. A panel of three historians presented perspectives on how these…

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  • Former Representative Lynn Woolsey Oral History Interview
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    Former Representative Lynn Woolsey Oral History Interview

    Lynn Woolsey represented California in the U.S. House from 1993 to 2013. She was the first former welfare mother to serve in Congress. She talked about her work with the Congressional…

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  • House Historian Interviews with Women in Congress
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    House Historian Interviews with Women in Congress

    U.S. House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and oral history manager Kathleen Johnson talked about their interviews with former congresswomen. They also talked about their…

    251 views
  • Former Representative Helen Delich Bentley Oral History Interview
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    Former Representative Helen Delich Bentley Oral History Interview

    Helen Delich Bentley (R-MD) served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1985-95. She was a member of the Merchant Marine and Fisheries and the Appropriations Committees. Ms. Bentley talked…

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  • Former Representative Eva Clayton Oral History Interview
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    Former Representative Eva Clayton Oral History Interview

    Eva Clayton served as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1992 to 2003. She was the first African-American woman to represent North Carolina in Congress. Ms. Clayton talked…

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  • Former Representative Sue Myrick Oral History Interview
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    Former Representative Sue Myrick Oral History Interview

    Sue Myrick served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2013. She was the first Republican woman from North Carolina elected to Congress. In this interview conducted by the U.S.…

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  • Former Representative Patricia Schroeder Oral History Interview
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    Former Representative Patricia Schroeder Oral History Interview

    Pat Schroeder served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1973 to 1997 as a Democrat from Colorado. When elected, she was one of only fourteen congresswomen. In this interview she talked…

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  • Former Representative Susan Molinari Oral History Interview
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    Former Representative Susan Molinari Oral History Interview

    Former U.S. Representative Susan Molinari served from 1990 to 1997 as a Republican from New York. In this interview she talked about her experience as the daughter of U.S. Representative…

    480 views
  • US Capitol Page History and Research
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    U.S. Capitol Page History and Research

    Congressional historians Matthew Wasniewski, Farar Elliott, and Katherine Scott spoke about the U.S. Capitol Page program. Using a variety of images, they discussed their research on the program, recent…

    275 views
  • Senator Blanche K Bruce
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    Senator Blanche K. Bruce

    Speakers talked about Senator Blanche K. Bruce in honor of African-American History Month. Senator Blanche K. Bruce (R-MS) was the second African-American member of the U.S. Senate and the…

    607 views
  • Discussion on the History of House Pages
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    History of House Pages

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott talked told the story of House pages from the early 1800s until the program was ended in 2011. Their presentations included artifacts from their…

    263 views
  • Recorded History of the US Congress
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    Recorded History of the U.S. Congress

    Panelists talked about the state of congressional history. Topics included current projects attempting to retrieve old records from individual members of Congress, as well as the differences between…

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  • emBlack Americans in Congress 18702007em
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    Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007

    Matt Wasniewski presented a history of African Americans who have served in Congress, using images from the Web site, “Black Americans in Congress.” He also responded to questions. Then…

    898 views
  • Career of Abolitionist John Willis Menard
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    Career of Abolitionist John Willis Menard

    Abolitionist John Willis Menard was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1868, and although he was never seated, he was the first African American to address the House chamber. Next, we hear…

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  • Congressional Scholars on the 112th Congress
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    Congressional Scholars on the 112th Congress

    Congressional scholars Norm Ornstein, Don Ritchie, and Matthew Wasniewski talked about the opening day of the 112th Congress. Topics included incoming House Speaker John Boehner, the…

    196 views
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