Congressional Resources

  • Congressional Collections at Archival Repositories

    The history of the U.S. Congress is documented in the official records of Congress, the private and personal papers of members of Congress, and many other sources. Official records and some personal papers are located at the National Archives, but most personal papers are geographically dispersed in repositories around the country.

    Listed alphabetically by hosting institution/organization and by Member of Congress name, some sites found on the list of Congressional Collections at Archival Repositories provide detailed, collection-specific descriptions and other sites only mention congressional collections in the broader scope of their holdings.

  • U.S. Congressional Bibliographies
  • U.S. Senate

    Information about the U.S. Senate: directories and email access to members of the Senate, committee information, visiting the Senate, etc.

  • U.S. House of Representatives

    Information about the House: the legislative process, schedules, who's who and how to contact them, organization of the House, committees, visitor information, citizen input, etc.

  • Archival Research Resources for the U.S. House of Representatives

  • A Historian in a House Divided: A Personal View of Recent Congressional History, by John Lawrence, From the Public Historycolumn  of the December 2008 issue of Perspectives on History.