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United States. Congress. Senate


Administrative History

The United States Senate (1787- ) forms one-half of the United States of America's bicameral legislature, or Congress, and is located in Washington D.C.

The United States Senate was established on July 16, 1787, by the framers of the Constitution. It originally convened in 1789 in New York City and for the next ten years was located in Philadelphia before moving to Washington D.C. in 1800. The Senate's membership includes two senators representing each state and speaking for the needs of their constituencies. The Senate has the power to conduct impeachment trials, review and approve or reject presidential appointees to executive and judical branches, amend or approve treaties (by a two-thirds vote), filibuster legislation, and conduct investigations in the executive branch and outside American society. The leadership of the Senate is comprised of political party leaders and minority party leaders, committee leaders and members, and senate-elected officers and officials. The constitutionally mandated offices are vice president and president pro tempore.

AACR 1 form: United States. Congress. Senate

Phillips, D. G. The treason of the Senate, 195-

United States Senate, via WWW, Feb. 10, 2014 (United States Senate; established 1787; 1/2 of United States bicameral legislature - Congress; located in Washington D.C; first held in New York City; ten years in Philadelphia; powers of Senate; equal representation; 100 representatives - two for each state; offices in Senate; constitutionally mandated offices; vice president and president pro tempore)

Found in 55 Collections and/or Records:

J. Hamilton Lewis letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310044]
Identifier: MSS SC 1214
Scope and Contents

Typed and signed letter addressed to H.M. Lamb at West Frankfort, Ill. and dated Jan. 5, 1932. Lewis communicates that he will bear the interests of the communities involved in the development of the Big Muddy River.

Dates: 1932 January 5

Reed Smoot certificates and photograph

 Collection — Oversize 1: [Barcode: 31197218624069]
Identifier: MSS 3736
Scope and Contents Collection contains items relating to Reed Smoot, including two framed documents and one framed photograph. One of the documents certifies that Reed Smoot was chosen to be a representative of Utah for six years beginning on March 4, 1909. It is signed by Utah Governor William Spry. The glass is broken and mostly missing. The other document acknowledges that Mr. Smoot was appointed by the Vice President to make an Alaskan investigation on March 4, 1911. It is signed by Charles G. Bennett,...
Dates: 1909-1911

Wallace F. Bennett correspondence, 1949-1984

Identifier: MSS 20 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Series contains correspondence between Wallace F. Bennett and various friends, supporters, coworkers and individuals throughout the United States between 1951 and 1973. The series is broken up to reflect correspondence alphabetically, chronologically, thankful letters he received in addition to condolences, and various requests. Materials dated 1949-1984.

Dates: Other: 1949-1984

Wallace F. Bennett correspondence, 1956-1972

Identifier: MSS 20 Series 1 Sub-Series A
Scope and Contents

Series contains correspondence concerning legislative acts, a variety of events and other subjects the senator was involved with between 1956 and 1972. Carbon copies of all outgoing letters are filed under the name of the correspondent. Materials dated 1956-1972.

Dates: Other: 1956-1972

Wallace F. Bennett correspondence, 1959-1972

Identifier: MSS 20 Series 1 Sub-Series B
Scope and Contents

Series contains copies of correspondence concerning legislative acts, a variety of events and other subjects the senator was involved with. Materials dated 1959-1972.

Dates: Other: 1959-1972

Wallace F. Bennett correspondence expressing appreciation, congratulations, and condolences, 1951-1973

Identifier: MSS 20 Series 1 Sub-Series C
Scope and Contents

Subseries consists of thank you letters written to Senator Bennett and by him, and letters of congratulations and condolences written by him between 1951 and 1973. Despite the inclusive dates of 1951 to 1973, several years are missing from this file. Materials dated 1951-1973.

Dates: Other: 1951-1973

Wallace F. Bennett executive branch department papers, 1953-1974

Identifier: MSS 20 Series 3 Sub-Series B
Scope and Contents

Series contains correspondence, bills and legislative resolutions pertaining to problems and requests of constituents and special interest groups, legislation, and Utah matters and facilities under the jurisdiction of congressional departments between 1953 and 1974. Materials dated 1953-1974.

Dates: Other: 1953-1974

Wallace F. Bennett films and tape, 1951-1974

Identifier: MSS 20 Series 9
Scope and Contents

Series contains five films and one roll of tape. Films are about various activities or groups Wallace Bennett was involved with. Tape concerns Wallace F. Bennett's honorary degree from the University of Utah. Materials dated 1951-1974.

Dates: Other: 1951-1974

Wallace F. Bennett form letters, 1957-1973

Identifier: MSS 20 Series 1 Sub-Series E
Scope and Contents

Subseries contains correspondence in the form of form letters relating to legislation under consideration by the Congress between 1957 and 1973. Both the incoming letter from a constituent or representative of a special interest group and a copy of Senator Bennett's response to it are included in this subseries. Materials dated 1957-1973.

Dates: Other: 1957-1973

Wallace F. Bennett legislative papers, 1951-1974

Identifier: MSS 20 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Series contains newspaper clippings, bills, letters, and legislative resolutions on many bills, resolutions, or amendments discussed in the Senate between 1951 and 1974. Materials dated 1951-1974.

Dates: Other: 1951-1974