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Architect of the Capitol
• Contains a variety of information about the Capitol, including works of art, architecture, and a construction history of the congressional campus (Capitol and House and Senate office buildings).

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

• Contains biographical profiles of the more than 12,000 individuals who have served in Congress, as well as relevant bibliographic and archival sources.

Center for Legislative Archives
• A component of the National Archives that stores and preserves the records of Congress, including the Records of the U.S. House of Representatives (1789–1989), the Records of the Joint Committees of Congress (1789–1989), and the Recent Records of Congressional Committees.

Government Printing Office

• Source for many congressional publications, including the Congressional Record (1994–2007), House Journal (1991–1999), Congressional Directory (1995–2006), and the print edition of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774–2005 (in PDF format). http://www.gpoaccess.gov/legislative.html

• Search for the closest federal depository library to conduct research on congressional documents, including the debates and proceedings of Congress.

History of the United States Capitol: A Chronicle of Design,

Construction, and Politics

• Online version of William C. Allen’s book on the history of the Capitol.

Library of Congress, “Century of Lawmaking”
• Features searchable databases for the early records of Congress, such as the House Journal, 1789–1875; Annals of Congress, 1789–1824; Register of Debates, 1824–1837; Congressional Globe, 1833–1873; and Congressional Record, 1873–1875.

Library of Congress, THOMAS
• Searchable databases that include information on past (dating back to 1973) and pending legislation.

Office of the Clerk, Art & History

• The Art & History section of the Office of the Clerk contains information on the history of the U.S. House of Representatives, including weekly historical highlights, party divisions, leadership and officers, session dates, and roll call votes for each Congress. Viewers also can take a virtual tour of the House Chamber and review House artifacts.

Senate Historical Office

• Provides information on the history of the U.S. Senate, including historical essays and statistics, oral histories, and relevant bibliographic materials about the institution.        


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