The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
U.S. Senate. Historical Office
201 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, District of Columbia
Repository URL: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/generic/Senate_Historical_Office.htm
Repository code: 20545
Repository description (extant): The Senate Historical Office serves as the Senate's institutional memory. It collects and provides information on important events, precedents, dates, statistics, and historical comparisons of current and past Senate activities for use by members and staff, the media, scholars, and the general public. The office advises senators and committees on cost-effective disposition of their non-current office files, assists researchers seeking access to Senate records, and maintains automated information data bases detailing locations of former members' papers.
It conducts oral history interviews with retired senior Senate staff and keeps extensive biographical and bibliographical information on former senators. A collection of more than thirty thousand Senate-related photographs and other illustrations is available for research and publication use. The Historical Office and its staff has also produced numerous publications through the years, covering all aspects of Senate history.
Repository type: Federal Repository
Christine S. McCreary interview
Jesse R. Nichols interview