Panel Discussion at the National Archives... →
A panel will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Congress, both in modern times and historically, and the current state of our representative democracy as framed by The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get it Back on Track (2006). Steve Scully of C-SPAN will moderate. Panelists include Broken Branch authors Thomas E. Mann, the W. Averell Harriman Chair and senior...
Happy Birthday Yosemite National Park!
On October 1, 1890 the Yosemite National Park was created. One of the first steps to preserve the Yosemite region was taken in 1864 when President Lincoln signed Senate Bill 230, which removed the area from the public domain and granted it to California for “public use, resort, and recreation.” This was the first time the federal government acted to protect and preserve scenic lands, paving the...
Guest Blog: What's a feminist social historian...
The records described in this blog entry were screened by Center staff before they were served. All modern records in the Center, especially those containing personal information like private bills, require screening by our staff to ensure privacy is properly protected. For more information about House and Senate access rules, visit...
We have a Flickr collection page!! →
The Center for Legislative Archives now has a collection under the National Archives’ photostream on Flickr. Check out some of the documents from our holdings! We’ll be adding to it all the time, so be sure to check back often.
Introducing the Center for Legislative Archives
Staff from the Center for Legislative Archives Congress in the Archives will feature a monthly staff post on our blog. Our first staff post comes from the Center’s Director, Richard Hunt. My name is Richard H. Hunt, and I am the Director of the Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives. Despite that long, nondescript title, I am often told that I have one of the best...