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Publications of the Senate Historical Office

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Books for Sale by the U.S. Government Printing Office

Orders may be addressed to:
Superintendent of Documents
P.O. Box 371954
Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954
(fax: 202-512-2250; phone: 202-512-1800).

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. Rtichie 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).

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.  

Complimentary Books and Other Publications

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.)

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.)

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.)

Books by Senate Historical Office Staff

Baker, Richard A. Conservation Politics: The Senate Career of Clinton P. Anderson. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1982.

Baker, Richard A.  The Senate of the United States: A Bicentennial History.   Melbourne, Florida: Krieger, 1988.

Baker, Richard A., ed., First Among Equals: Outstanding Senate Leaders of the Twentieth Century. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1991.

Ritchie, Donald A.  Press Gallery: Congress and the Washington Correspondents. Harvard University Press, 1991.

Ritchie, Donald A. The Congress of the United States:  A Student Companion. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001 (2nd edition).

Ritchie, Donald A. Reporting from Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Ritchie, Donald A. Our Constitution. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.



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