On October 5, House Archivist Robin Reeder unveiled a major new website feature and answered dozens of questions during #AskAnArchivist Day on Twitter. Records Search, a new feature on History, Art & Archives, showcases a selection of official records of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The will of the people, the history of the country, the work of the U.S. House of Representatives—each can be traced in the documents that compose the institution’s official records. House records reflect how citizens and their elected representatives address, advocate, and legislate for important issues. Users can explore a selection of the records—from the everyday to the extraordinary—of the committees and officers of the U.S. House of Representatives using Records Search.
Each record in Records Search has basic information about the record and a brief description that places it in institutional and historical context. Not only that, but these additional features are available:
During #AskAnArchivist, Robin responded to tweets with some of the documents featured on Records Search.
Check out Records Search for even more engaging and remarkable records of the House of Representatives.Follow @USHouseHistory