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Whereas: Stories from the People’s House

December 3, 2019

“I Told Everything I Know”: Patty Duke’s Secret Testimony to Congress

“I was involved, deeply involved, in a deception.” With those words to a congressional committee, the house of cards built by the producers and sponsors of popular televised quiz shows tumbled at last.
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Oral History

The Day after Pearl Harbor

Memories of the aftermath of Pearl Harbor.
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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.