Loyola University Chicago

University Archives & Special Collections

Congressional Archives

The Congressional Archives, part of the Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections department, is home to the papers of former United States Congressmen Henry J. Hyde (IL-R) and Daniel Rostenkowski (IL-D). The Henry J. Hyde papers are closed until October 2016.

Dan Rostenkowski papers, 1958–1995

Dan Rostenkowski (1928–2010) was elected as a Democrat to the Illinois State General Assembly where he served as a representative in the sixty-eighth general assembly (1952) prior to being elected to the Illinois state senate, where he served from 1954 to 1956. Rostenkowski was first elected to the eighty-sixth United States Congress in 1959 and served in seventeen succeeding Congresses until he was defeated for re-election in 1995. While in Congress he served as the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means from the 97th through the 103rd Congresses, and of the Joint Committee on Taxation from the 97th through 101st Congresses.

Series 1: General

Series 2: Administrative Assistants/Staff

Series 3: Legislative

Series 4: Constituent Correspondence

Series 5: Issue Correspondence

Series 6: Ways & Means

Series 7: Campaigns

Series 8: Speeches

Series 9: Casework (Restricted)

Series 10: Academies

Series 11: Publications

Series 12: MemorabiliaSeries 12 Addendum 1

Series 13: Audio-Visual

Series 14: Restricted

Conducting research at the Congressional Archives

Appointments for research at the Congressional Archives are available from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m. Please contact the political papers archivist, Laura Berfield, at 773.508.2392 or lberfield@luc.edu to schedule an appointment or for further information on the collections.

The Congressional Archives is closed on scheduled federal and university holidays.