The U.S. National Archives > Collections

The Center for Legislative Archives holds and preserves the official records of Congress on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The records of Congress reflect America's entire national experience from the First Congress in 1789 to the present. They reveal the centrality of Congress to the American story, and illustrate the institutional operations of the representative branch of government.

Woman Suffrage

Woman Suffrage

40 photos

Voting Rights

Voting Rights

5 photos

Slavery

Slavery

6 photos

Reconstruction

Reconstruction

2 photos

Nomination Messages

Nomination Messages

102 photos

Maps

Maps

28 photos

Cherokee Indians

Cherokee Indians

3 photos