Benefits of ACSC Membership:

  • Engage with the interdisciplinary community of scholars, archivists, and public policy researchers currently involved with congressional studies and the history of Congress
  • Join with major congressional papers repositories and study centers to build the research base for study of Congress
  • Collaborate with archivists in congressional offices to develop rich collections for that research base
  • Enhance visibility with Members of Congress in soliciting congressional collections
  • Collaborate with the Archivist of the Senate and the Archivist of the House of Representatives to develop expertise for transfer and management of electronic records
  • Partner with ACSC members to improve outreach and education about Congress and incorporate congressional collections in that effort
  • Attend annual meetings bringing together scholars, archivists, and members of Congress to focus on the development and use of congressional collections
  • Benefit from access to fellowships and awards:
    • Grants for Research in Collections (up to $500 per researcher at a member repository)
    • Richard A. Baker Graduate Student Travel Award (up to $1500 for students doing research at a member repository)
    • Raymond W. Smock Fellowship (up to $1000 to an individual employed by a member repository to attend the annual ACSC meeting
    • Congressional Papers Section Pre-Conference Scholarship (up to $500 to an individual employed by a member repository to attend the CPS Forum at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting)

Contact us

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement 

Drake University

2507 University Avenue 

Des Moines, IA 50311

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