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HIST 395 Politics and Culture in Cold War America: The 1950s: Congressional

Provides information from government and non-government resources on this decade in U.S. History.


Congressional committee publications are excellent information sources on governmental policymaking.  They can reflect often contentious debate between committee members and witnesses and these committees are responsible for approving new legislation, revising existing legislation, funding government programs, and conducting oversight of these programs.

Congressional Record (Provides transcripts of congressional debate and recorded votes on legislation.)
ProQuest Congressional Serial Set 1789-1969 (Provides access to congressional committee legislative reports and the reports of some federal agencies.)
Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress (Provides succinct biographies of Representatives & Senators.)
Journal of the House of Representatives HIKS Repo XJH 1953-1988
Journal of the Senate of the United States HIKS Repo XJS 1953-1990

CIS Index to Congressional Committee Hearings 1833-1969 HSSE REF 348.731 C76
House & Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearings (Before 1975)  HERE and HERE for selected fulltext Hathitrust Catalog records.

Executive Sessions of the Senate Permanent Committee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations HSSE DOC Y 4.G 74/9:S.PRT. 107-84 (More McCarthy Committee Hearings)Army-McCarthy Committee Hearings (some vols. missing.)
House Un American Activities Committee
HathiTrust Catalog (Provides access to many congressional committee hearing transcripts and congressional committee prints.)

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