People interested in where and how the past can inform the future will be able to read congressional documents gathered from around the U.S. and newly-archived in an online repository hosted by West Virginia University Libraries. The project is funded by a $60,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant.
“Congressional archives document the democratic process and the evolution of Congress as an institution. However, the value of the archives goes beyond the study of the branch itself. They illustrate multiple narratives related to the country’s social, cultural, and political development.”
“We aim to have a sizeable open access digital portal to reach various audiences for the nation’s semiquincentennial in 2026. Ultimately, we believe this project will expand availability of documentation about Congress, public policy, and representation in America. It will lead to new topics and methods of scholarly research and serve as a resource to advance civic education and knowledge of America’s constitutional democracy.” – Danielle Emerling, project director and curator of congressional and political collections in the West Virginia & Regional History Center
- WVU students
- WVU faculty and staff
- Individuals interested in political science and law
- Individuals interested in history and culture
- Prospective students
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Office of the Dean
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