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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

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Found in 55 Collections and/or Records:

Wallace F. Bennett speeches, 1948-1971

Identifier: MSS 20 Series 6 Sub-Series D
Scope and Contents

Subseries contains speeches given outside the Senate to civic organizations, clubs, political gatherings, banquets, and celebrations between 1948 and 1969. In addition, this subseries includes notes written by Bennett for his various speeches. Materials dated 1948-1971.

Dates: Other: 1948-1971

Wallace F. Bennett sponsored bills, 1951-1974

Identifier: MSS 20 Series 2 Sub-Series A
Scope and Contents Subseries contains newspaper clippings, bills, letters, and legislative resolutions on virtually every bill, resolution, or amendment authored or co-sponsored by Senator Bennett during his Senate career from 1951 to 1974. Most files contain a copy of the bill, resolution or amendment, correspondence with colleagues in the Congress, constituents and special interest groups and source material on the issues. There are papers for every year Bennett served in the Senate but very few papers exist...
Dates: Other: 1951-1974

Arthur V. Watkins papers

 Collection — Box 83: [Barcode: 31197232550365]
Identifier: MSS 146
Scope and Contents Contains biographies, brochures, pamphlets, newspaper articles, photographs, correspondence, speeches, phonograph records, and various other materials. Much of the correspondence deals with Watkins's work in the Senate, especially his work with the McCarthy censure hearings. Some of the material covers Watkins's pre-senatorial years. There is also information on Watkins's book, Enough Rope, his work on reclamation and water conservation, his time on the Indian Claims Commission, and his...
Dates: 1886-1973

Arthur V. Watkins photographs

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233280657]
Identifier: MSS P 28
Scope and Contents

Photographs depicting Senator Watkins, his family, and his political activities in Washington D.C.

Dates: 1903-1972

Walter M. Wolfe diary and congressional testimony

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8374
Scope and Contents

Collection contains transcriptions pertaining to the life of Walter M. Wolfe. Material includes a transcription of his diary about life in Mexico as a missionary and explorer dated 1900 to 1901. It also includes copies of the congressional transcript of Wolfe's testimony from the Reed Smoot United States Senate hearing in 1906. Dated 1900-1906.

Dates: 1900-1906