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Clerk's Welcome Video
Clerk of the House Lorraine C. Miller’s Welcome Message

Beginning in 2004, the Office of the Clerk authorized the first oral history program for the U.S. House of Representatives under the Office of History and Preservation (OHP). The program reveals the rich heritage of the House to Members, staff, scholars, and the general public through detailed descriptions of legislative processes and procedures, personal and political anecdotes, and recollections about the evolving nature of the institution. Learn more about the project.


Search a list of individual interviews, and access audio and video clips, transcripts in HTML and PDF formats, interview abstracts, interviewee biographic profiles, and related images and artifacts. Interviewees include a wide variety of House employees: House Officers, Member aides, committee staff, support staff, family of Members, and select former Representatives. View All Interviewees.

Learn about a featured House Oral History interviewee in this month’s highlighted interview: Bill Goodwin was a Page, U.S. House of Representatives from 1953–1955.

Historic Events

Explore an index of significant events in House history as recalled by interviewees on topics ranging from the Bonus March of 1932 to changes in Capitol security in the 20th century. View Historic Events.

Educational Resources

Utilize lesson plans, teaching tips, and educational resources designed to help teachers incorporate information from the oral history interviews in their classrooms. View Educational Resources.

Historical Highlights

Read about select House events featuring oral history interviewees in Historical Highlights.

Clerk's Welcome Video
Longtime House Press Gallery employee Benjamin C. West
December 27, 1926