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U.S. Senate Historical Office

Seal, United States Senate

Oral histories, exhibits, historical photographs, senate biographies, essays, and statistics and facts from the Historical Office provide an overview and behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. Senate. From the caning of Charles Sumner in 1856 to the McCarthy hearings, from the impeachment of Richard Nixon to factual and statistical information, this collection offers a foundation for research into the history of American political institutions.