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Publications of the Senate Historical Office


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U.S. Congress. Senate. Executive Sessions of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations (McCarthy Hearings 1953-54), edited by Donald A. Ritchie and Elizabeth Bolling. Washington: GPO, 2003. S. Prt. 107-84. $90.00. Available online.

Capitol Builder: The Shorthand Journals of Montgomery C. Meigs, 1853-1859, 1861, A Project to Commemorate the United States Capitol Bicentennial, 1800-2000, edited by Wendy Wolff (U.S. Government Printing Office, Senate Document 106-20); GPO Stock No. 052-071-01349-1; $61.00). Available online from the Government Printing Office.

Richard A. Baker. 200 Notable Days: Senate Stories, 1787 to 2002. (231 pp.) (stock number 052-071-01444-6, $46). Available online from the Government Printing Office.

U.S. Congress. Senate. Pro Tem: Presidents Pro Tempore of the United States Senate since 1789. Prepared by the Senate Historical Office under the Direction of Nancy Erickson, Secretary of the Senate. Senate Publication 18. 110th Congress. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008. (120 pp.) (stock number 052-071-01475-6, $40). Available online from the Government Printing Office.

Robert C. Byrd. The Senate, 1789-1989. Four volumes.

Vol. I, a chronological series of addresses on the history of the Senate. (800 pp.) (stock number 052-071-00823-3, $55.);

Vol. II, a topical series of addresses on various aspects of the Senate's operation and powers. (682 pp.) (stock number 052-071-00856-0, $56.);

Vol. III, Classic Speeches, 1830-1993. (788 pp.) (stock number 052-071-01048-3, $69.);

Vol. IV, Historical Statistics, 1789-1992. (739 pp.) (stock number 052-071-00995-7, $45.).

Bob Dole. Historical Almanac of the United States Senate. (312 pp.) (stock number 052-071-00857-8, $28).

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989, Bicentennial Edition (jointly produced with the House of Representatives). (2104 pp.) (stock number 052-071-00699-1, $82.) This directory is now available online.

Mark O. Hatfield, with the Senate Historical Office. Vice Presidents of the United States, 1789-1993. (596 pp.) (stock number 052-071-01227-3, $50.); essays reprinted online on the Senate Web site.

U.S. Congress. Senate. Minutes of the Senate Republican Conference: Sixty-second Congress through Eighty-eighth Congress, 1911-1964, edited by Wendy Wolff and Donald A. Ritchie. Washington: GPO, 1999, Senate Document 105-19.Available online from the Government Printing Office.

U.S. Congress. Senate. Minutes of the Senate Democratic Conference: Fifty-eighth through Eighty-eighth Congresses, 1903-1964, edited by Donald A. Ritchie. Washington, GPO, 1999. Senate Document 105-20. Available online from the Government Printing Office.

U.S. Congress. Senate. A History of the United States Senate Republican Policy Committee, 1947-1997, by Donald A. Ritchie. Washington: GPO, 1997. Senate Document 105-5. Available online from the Government Printing Office.

Anne M. Butler and Wendy Wolff. United States Senate Election, Expulsion, and Censure Cases, 1793-1990. S. Doc. 103-33. Washington, GPO, 1995. (486 pp.); essays reprinted online on the Senate Web site.

Karen Dawley Paul, comp. Guide to Research Collections of Former United States Senators, 1789-1995. S. Doc. 103-35. Washington, GPO, 1995. (343 pp.)   All information included in this publication has been incorporated into the online Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.  

Jo Anne McCormick Quatannens, comp. Senators of the United States: A Historical Bibliography. S. Doc. 103-34. Washington, GPO, 1995. (356 pp.)  All information included in this publication has been incorporated into the online Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.  

Thomas Jefferson. A Manual of Parliamentary Practice for the Use of the Senate of the United States. First edition, 1801, with annotations by the author. S. Doc. 103-8, 1993. (129 pp.) Available online

George J. Schulz. Creation of the Senate: From the Proceedings of the Federal Convention Philadelphia, May -September, 1787, 100th Congress, 1st session, S. Doc. 100-7, 1987. (69 pp.) Available online.