First Annual Meeting of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

May 5-6, 2004

Wednesday, May 5, 2004

The opening session will start promptly at 10:30 AM.

10:30-11:00 AM: Welcome and Remarks by Hon. Lee Hamilton, Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Co-Chairman of the 9-11 Commission.

11:00-11:15 AM: Announcements

11:15 AM-12:30 PM: Trends in Scholarship on Congress
Chair, Don Wolfensberger, Director, Congress Project WWICS
Nancy Beck Young, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Lawrence C. Dodd, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

12:30 PM-1:30 PM: Catered lunch on site

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: The Archival Mission of Centers
Panel discussion with Gary Copeland, Tom Wilsted, Richard Hunt, Terry Birdwhistell

3:00 pm-3:15 PM: Break

3:15 pm-4:30 PM: Foundations of Freedom DVD Demonstration
Demonstration of a new DVD on the U. S. Constitution, produced with a grant from the U. S. Department of Education by the Center for Educational Technologies, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, West Virginia.

Introduction: Ray Smock, project consultant

Demonstration by CET staff.

Discussion with members.

5:00 PM-6:30 PMSocial hour. To be Announced. Dinner on your own.

Thursday, May 6, 2004

9:00-10:00 AM: Tour of Capitol Visitors’ Center
Assemble on Capitol steps on East side of the building on the Senate side of the Capitol.

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Guidelines for Congressional Papers Archives
Panel discussion with Karen Paul, Connell Gallagher, Colleen Mason, Sheryl Vogt, Rose Diaz, and Eileen Winkelman (possible demonstration of new document management system in Senate).

12:00 PM-1:30 PMCatered Lunch on site

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: The ACSC Website: What Do Members Want?
Open discussion with members about further development of this site.
Frank Mackaman, Ray Smock, others to be announced.

3:00 PM-3:15 PM: Break

3:15 PM-5:00 PM: Organizational Meeting
Discussion and Adoption of draft bylaws prepared by Alan Lowe.
Election of officers.

New Business. Plans for next meeting.

5:45 PM-8:00 PM: Reception and Dinner at U. S. Capitol
Mike Mansfield Room, U. S. Capitol, Senate Side