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Congressional History: A Resource Guide

The Library's collections are rich with resources related to the history of the U.S. Congress. This guide compiles print materials, digital collections, subscription databases, and links to external websites.


The Library of Congress's collections contain a wide variety of materials related to the history of the U.S. Congress, including print resources, digital collections, and subscription databases. This guide serves as an entry point for researchers interested in learning more about congressional history. Topics include general histories of Congress, as well as histories that specifically focus on the House of Representatives and the Senate. Furthermore, the guide includes online and print sources to research the history of committees, districts, elections, and individual members. External websites that provide information on the history of Congress and its members are also compiled.

Additional research guides that focus on specific landmark legislation can be found in the Primary Documents in American History series.