Book Review: Managing Congressional Collections

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Greta Reisel Browning, Reference Archivist/Librarian Curator, Rhinehart Collection on British History (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Whether faced with that tractor-trailer of boxes from a congressional office at your institution’s loading dock (and a sinking feeling in your stomach) or merely thinking about contacting your state’s congressional representatives for potential donations, Managing Congressional Collections is for you. This easy read is practical and current, and also provides a succinct overview of the major issues archivists must consider when collecting and administering records generated by members of the United States Congress. The manual additionally provides guidelines for donors who are considering donating their collections to archival repositories. This publication emanates from the efforts of the Society of American Archivists' Congressional Papers Roundtable (CPR), behind author and founding member of CPR, Cynthia Pease Miller. Miller’s long career as a Capitol Hill archivist, in addition to the CPR Editorial Advisory Board’s backing, endorse this slim volume as the go-to book for handling congressional collections.

Additional Information

Browning, G. (2009). Book Review: Managing Congressional Collections. Society of North Carolina Archivists, v. 7, no. 1 (Summer 2009): 77-82. Version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2009
Congressional Collections, Higher Education, Academic libraries, Cynthia Pease Miller

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