United States Senate Historical Office

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United States Senate Historical Office


Serving as the Senate's institutional memory, the Historical Office 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.

Items in the United States Senate Historical Office Collection

Senators Everett Dirsken (R-IL) and Mike Mansfield (D-MT)

Senator Mike Mansfield (D-MT)

Senators Mike Mansfield (D-MT) and Everett Dirksen (R-IL)

Portrait of Senator Russell Long (D-LA)

Portrait of Senator Thomas H. Kuchel (R-CA)