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    Congress at 225 Years

    Panelists talked about the the First United States Congress, which met from March 4, 1789 to March 4, 1791 to implement the Constitution and create a new government. Charlene Bickford, director of the First…

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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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    U.S. Senate Oral History Project

    Don Ritchie talked to participants in the Senate Historical Office’s Oral History Program about their long careers on Senate staffs. Topics included changes in the Senate, the maiden…

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    Preserving Congressional Records

    David Ferriero spoke about the role of the Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives in preserving the official records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S.…

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    Preserving Congressional Records

    Former members of Congress who took an active interest in maintaining their papers shared their observations. Historical records of Congress are housed at the Center for Legislative…

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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…