An American Political Archives Reader by Glenn Gray, Rebecca Johnson Melvin, Karen D. Paul

By Glenn Gray, Rebecca Johnson Melvin, Karen D. Paul

The own papers of former participants of Congress, which represent a minimum of 1/2 the documentation of the legislative department of presidency, are held in over 500 various associations. An American Political information Reader plays the very important job of constructing those collections extra obtainable by means of providing the simplest and newest scholarship on congressional collections.

The articles contained during this quantity advisor archivists in the course of the demanding situations of facing those voluminous, complicated collections. For associations constructing their political documentary assets and dealing towards larger accessibility of political information, this publication presents a lot wanted info and is a welcome guide at the appraisal and maintenance of political collections.

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What is the most popular series requested by researchers? 13. Are there examples of finding aids for legislators’ collections available online? 14. What other types of collections do you receive from the Legislature? Legislative Committee Records For the sake of comparison, please answer these questions about legislative committee. 1. Is there a different policy for the records of legislative committees? 2. If yes, which State Code and section mandate this transfer? 1 Does the state archives conduct a state legislators’ records program and is it mandatory or voluntary?

That survey, case studies like this one, and perhaps other research yet unpublished can all contribute to resolution of the twentieth-century dilemma of the “crescendo of volume” in modern congressional records. NOTES 1. J. : Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, 1986). 2. Lydia Lucas describes the phenomenal growth (“crescendo of volume”) in congressional collections since World War II in “Managing Congressional Papers: A Repository View,” American Archivist 41 (July 1978): 275–76.

Are there examples of finding aids for legislators’ collections available online? 14. What other types of collections do you receive from the Legislature? Legislative Committee Records For the sake of comparison, please answer these questions about legislative committee. 1. Is there a different policy for the records of legislative committees? 2. If yes, which State Code and section mandate this transfer? 1 Does the state archives conduct a state legislators’ records program and is it mandatory or voluntary?

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