Online Resources

Speaker of the House John McCormack of Massachusetts examines new technology for the House in 1969./tiles/non-collection/e/ed_online_resources_mccormack_hpc.xml Image courtesy of the U.S. House of Representatives Photography Office Speaker of the House John McCormack of Massachusetts examines new technology for the House in 1969.

Women in Congress

Women in Congress

Includes information based on the book Women in Congress, 1917–2006, such as biographical profiles of former women Members of Congress, links to information about current women Members, essays on the institutional and national events that shaped successive generations of Congresswomen, images of each woman Member, and educational resources.

Florence Kahn: Congressional Widow to Trailblazing Lawmaker

This web site honors Florence Kahn of California, who served her late husband's district for 12 years and paved the way for women seeking political office.

Library of Congress, Women's History Month

Highlights the Library of Congress' catalog holdings on women.

National Archives and Records Administration, Teaching With Documents: Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment

Detailed lesson plans make use of the National Archive's primary source documents to show the progression of woman's suffrage in the United States.

National Archives and Records Administration, Martha Griffiths and the Equal Rights Amendment

The Equal Rights Amendment languished in a House Committee for nearly 50 years before Representative Martha Griffiths forced action on it.

Black Americans in Congress

Black Americans in Congress

Includes information based on the book Black Americans in Congress, 1870–2007, such as biographical profiles of former African-American Members of Congress, links to information about current black Members, essays on institutional and national events that shaped successive generations of African Americans in Congress, and images of each individual Member, supplemented by other historical photos.

African American History, Library of Congress

Collections in the Library of Congress catalog pertaining to African-American history.

African American Odyssey, Library of Congress

Online component to the extensive Library of Congress exhibit on African-American history that includes numerous objects such as photographs, plays, manuscripts, and recordings.

Black History—National Archives and Records Administration

Includes online resources in the National Archives collection, as well as other federal, state, and local sites about African-American history.

General Sources on Congressional History

Online Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

Searchable database that contains biographical information on every person who served in Congress.

Clerk of the House YouTube Channel

Visit the official House of Representatives YouTube channel dedicated to the Office of the Clerk.

Senate Historical Office

Includes information on the history and art of the U.S. Senate such as facts & milestones, historical statistics, featured biographies, and a photographic collection.

Library of Congress/Congress.gov

Searchable database of congressional legislation from 1973 to present (bill text and roll call votes are available from 1989 to present).

GPO Access

Includes links for searchable databases of the Congressional Record (1994 to present) as well as information on how to find the nearest federal depository library.