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Barbara Bavis, Bibliographic and Research Instruction Librarian, Law Library of Congress
Robert Brammer, Senior Legal Information Specialist, Law Library of Congress
Julie McBrien, Content Management Intern, Law Library of Congress
Note: This guide is adapted from a research guide originally found on the Law Library of Congress's blog, In Custodia Legis.
Created: June 28, 2018
Last Updated: December 4, 2018
At the Law Library of Congress, we often receive questions from patrons who are interested in researching the original intent of the framers of the United States Constitution. Since the framers were not necessarily all of one mind and, on occasion, there was no debate on certain provisions, there is not a perfect answer to this question. This guide presents many of the sources that you can turn to for more information about the framing of the United States Constitution.