The Material Culture of the Senate
J. Franklin Little: Senate Page (1910-1912)
Little, interviewed by Senate Historian Donald Ritchie, recalls the Senate's habit of turning back the clock to delay the midnight deadline at the end of a legislative session.
Little recalls his page duty of filling the snuff boxes in the Senate Chamber, and reflects on other objects in the Chamber.
Donald J. Detwiler: Senate Page (1917-1918)
Interviewed by Senate Historian Richard Baker, Detwiler recalls pieces of the Senate's material culture, including mahogany lockers in the cloakroom and marble bathtubs in the basement of the Capitol.
Detwiler reflects on a "typical" day as a Senate Page, and how the Senate Chamber was ventilated at the time
Leonard H. Ballard: Inspector, United States Capitol Police
In his interview with Senate Historian Richard Baker, Ballard recounts a unique memory of Hawaii Senator Hiram Fong.