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U.S. History Topics » Government » Congress

Oral History of the U.S. House of Representatives

reveals the rich heritage of the House through interviews with House officers, aides, committee staff, former Representatives, and others. Audio, video, and transcripts include insights about legislative processes and procedures, personal and political anecdotes, and recollections about the evolving nature of the institution. (House of Representatives)

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Interesting Fact:

Amid much fanfare, including a formal introduction by then-House Minority Leader and future President Gerald Ford, Frank Mitchell became the first African-American Page in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mitchell recalled the warm welcome from House Leaders, Members, and Pages in an era rife with discrimination.
Image of Tina Tate sitting at her desk reviewing correspondence.  Image courtesy of Tina Tate, provided by Office of History and Preservation, Office of the Clerk.

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