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Whereas: Stories from the People’s House

March 4, 2021

Edition for Educators—Through the Glass Ceiling

For Women’s History Month, this Edition for Educators highlights some of the women who have broken glass ceilings in the House of Representatives.
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House History

Representative Jeannette Rankin Given a U.S. Flag

This Hearst-Pathe News footage features Representative Jeannette Rankin of Montana during the 65th Congress (1917–1919). Sergeant at Arms Robert Gordon presents Rankin with a flag on the steps of the House Office Building (modern day Cannon).
Source: National Archives Records Administration
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About The Offices

This site is a collaborative project between the Office of the Historian and the Clerk of the House's Office of Art and Archives. The offices preserve, collect, and interpret the heritage of the U.S. House, serving as the institution’s memory and a resource for Members, staff, and the general public.