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Processing and Managing Congressional Papers Workshop

  • 22 Feb 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • University of North Texas
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February 22, 2013, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the University of North Texas - Willis Library, 4th floor classroom


Congressional papers pose unique challenges to even the most seasoned archivists.  This workshop will provide an overview of current thinking on congressional papers including acquisition, appraisal and processing. During this workshop we will look at sample processing plans, address electronic records issues and learn what to do if sensitive or classified documents are found within a collection. We will examine the types of documents typically encountered in congressional collections and their purpose within a congressional office. We will discuss the use of congressional papers in current research, how to promote the use of congressional papers and the unique benefits of holding congressional papers. Participants are encouraged to come ready to discuss challenges they face in their own collections.


Instructor Morgan Davis Gieringer is the Head of Archives and Rare Books at the University of North Texas. She has served as the Head Project Archivist for Congressman Richard A. Gephardt’s papers and as Senior Archivist at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. Between 2008 and 2012 Morgan was Co-editor of the Congressional Papers Roundtable Newsletter. Instructor Robert Lay is the Archivist for the Carl Albert Congressional Archives at the University of Oklahoma.


This workshop will inform archivists about the unique nature of congressional papers and special considerations in the acquisition, appraisal and processing of congressional papers.  Participants will be better equipped to make the decisions necessary to work with these large and often complicated collections.  

Cost: $80; co-sponsored by the University of North Texas Libraries

Registration: You can register for the workshop by clicking the "Register" button at your upper left.

Payment: Once registered, you may pay online using PayPal or credit card or by sending a check payable to:

Society of Southwest Archivists
P.O. Box 301311
Austin, TX 78703-0022

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Please contact Leslie Meyer, Professional Development chair, with any questions.

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