ERIC Number: ED316468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to the Records of the United States House of Representatives at the National Archives, 1789-1989. Bicentennial Edition.
Schamel, Charles E.; And Others
The purpose of this guide is to analyze and describe the records of the U.S. House of Representatives in a format that makes them accessible to researchers. The guide is arranged in 25 chapters. Chapter 1 guides the researcher through the procedures that many have found useful to follow when doing research in the records of the House and the Congress. Chapters 2 through 21 contain the descriptions of the records of the standing committees of the House from 1789 through 1968. With two exceptions, these chapters correspond to the 20 committees that existed at the beginning of the 90th Congress, and also contain descriptions of the records of predecessor committees or other records that are related in some way. Chapters 22 through 24 describe the records of the select committees of the House, the records of joint committees of Congress, and the general records of the House from 1789 through 1968. Chapter 25 continues the descriptions of the preceding chapters for the period 1969 to 1988. It contains a brief survey of the major series of records that have been retired by the committees. Appendices list speakers, majority leaders, clerks, beginning and ending dates for each Congress, a glossary of legislative and archival terms used in the guide, a selected bibliography, a list of published and unpublished finding aids to House records, and a list of National Archives microfilm publications of House records. (JB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.