Legislative Branch

Reports of the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress

The First Report of the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress (December 31, 1991) presents a five-year plan for the management and preservation of the records of Congress and addresses issues related to the opening of a new National Archives building in College Park, Maryland.

The Second Report of the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress (December 31, 1995) assesses the status of projects outlined in the first report, recommends new projects and issues to study, and focuses on modern committee records and the impact of technology on congressional documentation.

The Third Report of the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress (December 31, 2000) updates the earlier reports and focuses on the preservation of members' papers, the development and preservation of electronic records in Congress, and research access to congressional archival information.

The Fourth Report of the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress (December 31, 2006) documents the substantial progress made in addressing the trends raised in the third report. (70 pages; 11,264kb - if you have problems accessing this report, please contact us.)

The Fifth Report of the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress (December 31, 2012) assesses progress made in the preservation of the records of Congress and its Members since the fourth report, evaluates the effectiveness of current programs, and highlights emerging challenges. (128 pages; 2,351kb - if you have problems accessing this report, please contact us.)

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