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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.


Now Open for Research

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 Files, 1952-1994Rostenkowski, General Files, 1952-1994

Series 2: Administrative Assistants/Staff, 1959-1995Rostenkowski, Administrative Assistant Files, 1959-1995

Series 3: Legislative Files, 1957-1994Rostenkowski, Legislative Files, 1957-1994

Series 6: Ways and Means, 1960-1994Rostenkowski, Ways and Means Committee, 1960-1994

Series 7: Campaigns, 1959-1986Rostenkowski, Campaigns, 1959-1986

Series 8: Speeches, 1959-1987Rostenkowski, Speeches, 1959-1987

Series 10: Academies, 1958-1992Rostenkowski Academies, 1958-1992

Series 11: Publications, 1949-1994Rostenkowski, Publications, 1949-1994



Conducting research at the Congressional Archives

Appointments for research at the Congressional Archives are available from Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 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.


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