Standard Reference Volumes on Congressional History

Bacon, Donald C., Roger H. Davidson, and Morton Keller. The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress. Four volumes. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to present. Available online.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774–2005. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2005.

Brown, Wm. Holmes. House Practice: A Guide to the Rules, Precedents and Procedures of the House. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973–1996.

Brownson, Charles B., ed. Congressional Staff Directory. Indianapolis: Bobbs–Merrill, 1959–1960.

Brownson, Charles B., and Anna L., eds. Congressional Staff Directory. Washington, D.C.: Staff Directories, Ltd., 1961–1996.

Cannon’s Precedents of the House of Representatives of the United States. Six volumes. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1935–1941.

Canon, David T., Garrison Nelson, and Charles Stewart III. Committees in the U. S. Congress, 1789–1946. Four volumes. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2002.

Congressional Directory. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1887 to present.

Congressional Staff Directory. Alexandria: CQ Staff Directories, Inc., 1996 to present.

Constitution, Jefferson’s Manual and Rules of the House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1896 to present.

Deschler’s Precedents of the House of Representatives of the United States. Nine volumes. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1976–1977.

Deschler-Brown’s Precedents of the House of Representatives of the United States. Seven volumes. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1976.

Guide to Congress. Two volumes. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2008.

Hinds’ Precedents of the House of Representatives of the United States. Eight volumes. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1907–1908.

Kennon, Donald R. The Speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives: A Bibliography, 1789–1984. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.

Martis, Kenneth C. The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789–1989. New York: Macmillan, 1989.

Martis, Kenneth C. U.S. Congressional Districts, 1789–1983. New York: Macmillan, 1982.

National Archives and Records Administration. Guide to the Records of the United States House of Representatives at the National Archives: 1789–1989, Bicentennial Edition. 100th Cong., 2nd sess., H. Doc. 100-245. Washington, D.C.: GPO: 1989.

Nelson, Garrison et al. eds. Committees in the U. S. Congress, 1947–1992. Two volumes. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1994.

Nelson, Garrison, and Charles Stewart III. Committees in the U.S. Congress, 1993–2010. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2010.

Parsons, Stanley B., William W. Beach, and Dan Hermann. United States Congressional Districts, 1788–1841. New York: Greenwood Press, 1978.

Parsons, Stanley B., William W. Beach, and Michael J. Dubin. United States Congressional Districts and Data, 1843–1883. New York: Greenwood Press, 1986.

Parsons, Stanley B., Michael J. Dubin, Karen Toombs Parson. United States Congressional Districts, 1883–1913. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.

Silbey, Joel H. Encyclopedia of the American Legislative System. Three volumes. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1994.