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  • Ray Smock on the Role of the House Speaker
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    Ray Smock on the Role of the House Speaker

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the role of speaker of the House of Representatives and how the role evolved through history.

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  • Ray Smock on House Speakers Lobby
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    Ray Smock on House Speaker's Lobby

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the the House Speaker’s Lobby.

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  • Ray Smock on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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    Ray Smock on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the opening day speeches of former House speakers. He introduced the January 4, 2007, House session in which Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)…

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  • Ray Smock on House Speaker Dennis Hastert
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    Ray Smock on House Speaker Dennis Hastert

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the opening day speeches of former House speakers. He introduced a program about the first day in office of House Speaker Dennis Hastert…

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  • Ray Smock on House Speaker Newt Gingrich
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    Ray Smock on House Speaker Newt Gingrich

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the opening day speeches of former House speakers. He introduced the January 4, 1995, House session in which Representative Newt Gingrich…

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  • Interview with Former House Historian Ray Smock
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    Ray Smock on House Speaker Tip O'Neill

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the role of speaker of the House of Representatives and how the role evolved through history. Video was shown in the background as he talked about…

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  • 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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  • Public Access to Personal Congressional Papers
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    Public Access to Personal Congressional Papers

    Ray Smock, Former historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, led a discussion with former members of congress about making their personal congressional papers publicly available. Two…

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  • QA with Raymond Smock
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    Q&A with Raymond Smock

    Ray Smock talked about Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), who on November 18, 2009, would become the member with the longest continuous service in Congress in the history of the country. Mr. Smock…

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  • Changes to Congress
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    Changes to Congress

    Panelists discussed “What Would the Founders Think of Congress Today?” at the Institute on Congress and American History’s week-long symposium for high school teachers on the teaching of history…

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  • Congressional History
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    Congressional History

    Mr. Weinstein, the new Archivist of the United States, gave the opening address at the third annual meeting of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress. He talked about operations at the…

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  • Congress  Representative Government
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    Congress: Representative Government

    Dr. Livingston, Mr. Gillette, and Mr. Flanagan spoke about the history of the Institute and the forthcoming publication of the The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress. The Institute…

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  • House Leadership Over Two Centuries
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    House Leadership Over Two Centuries

    Panelists spoke about the House leaders over the past 200 years, their personalities and their leadership styles. After several political figures, there were two panels, one on the 19th…

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  • The United States Congress
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    The United States Congress

    Ms. Nickels, Mr. Smock and Mr. Baker discussed the structure and powers of the U.S. Congress during a vignette on the legislative branch of the U.S. government. The vignette included brief…

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  • The Speakers Role An Historical Perspective
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    The Speakers' Role: An Historical Perspective

    The House calendar for the upcoming week is given by Rep. Foley, with Rep. Michel inquiring about specific scheduling issues. Mr. Smock is interviewed concerning the history and powers of…

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